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The Space Place

Space Place Partnership

Watertown Library is pleased to announce it's community partnership with NASA's Space Place.

Over 350 museums, planetariums and libraries participate in NASA's Space Place community partner program. Watertown Library patrons can visit monthly displays in the library to keep abreast of NASA's exploration efforts along with a bi-monthly newsletter created exclusively for Community Partners.

the BOOK NOOK

Visit the Book Nook - the library book store

The BOOK NOOK sells a wide assortment of HARDCOVERS and PAPERBACKS, both fiction and non-fiction, all BELOW RETAIL PRICES!

Run and organized by the FRIENDS of the WLA - proceeds benefit the Watertown Library Association.

Don't miss Hardcover Sale Days! The entire months of April, August and December!


What's New @ The Library

Holiday Closings

The Watertown Library Association will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 for Memorial Day.
Please Note: Summer Hours for the Watertown Library begin.



Poetry Contest 2017

The Twelfth Annual Children's Poetry Contest First Prize and Honorable Mention Poems: A Friends of the Watertown Library Collection is now available on Biblioboard.

This Poetry Contest is open to Watertown and Oakville students in first through eighth grade. 272 poems were submitted for the contest. The theme for each grade this year was "The Arts". Selecting just a few poems to represent all of the student submissions isn't easy. All the poems are wonderful and imaginative.

Congratulations to all the writers this year for their commitment and their spirit.

All who work on this program continue to be very proud of all the students and are all already looking forward to next year!



The Gargoyles of Yale

Join us on Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 6:30pm at Watertown Library (map) for An Exploration of Yale's Grotesque Side, with a presentation by author and photgrapher Mathew M. Duman in promotion of his book: An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University.

Using original photographs from his book, Mr Duman explores the artistic, historic, architectural & even humorous significance of these decorative sculptures and their role in communicating the identity of Yale University as a place of learning and enlightenment.

Please RSVP to 860-945-5360.



FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB

FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB 2016 - 2017 - Watertown Library (map) - TUESDAYS at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 6, 2016: Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend
  • October 4, 2016: Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner, Find Me Unafraid
  • November 1, 2016: Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop
  • December 6, 2016: Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
  • January 3, 2017: Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver
  • February 7, 2017: Carl Hiaasen, Native Tongue
  • March 7, 2017: Brian Payton, The Wind is Not a River
  • April 4, 2017: Vanessa Diffenbaugh, The Language of Flowers
  • May 2, 2017: John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley
  • June 6, 2017: Amy Stewart, Girl Waits With Gun


Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • January 18, 2017: Martha Grimes, The Man With a Load of Mischief
  • February 15, 2017: Ann Cleeves, Raven Black
  • March 22, 2017: Walter Mosley, Fearless Jones
  • April 19, 2017: Michael Connelly, The Last Coyote
  • May 17, 2017: Batya Gu, Literary Murder
  • June 21, 2017: Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park


Walk-Ins Are Always Welcome @ The Library

The Watertown Library is pleased to announce an ongoing program that is free and open to the public.

  • Learn how to access and use ICONN - Connecticut's Research Engine
  • Meet our team of professional librarians and get connected!

Information Sessions will be held every Friday between 1pm & 3pm at the main library.

If you know you want to attend:
please call the library at: 860-945-5360 or send an EMAIL to: reference@watertownlibrary.org



Puzzlemania

Adults come join us for PUZZLEMANIA
Tuesdays, 10:00am at the Oakville Branch Library (55 Davis Street, Oakville).
Get together and build jigsaw puzzles. Refreshments and puzzles provided.
Bring a friend or two for some good old fashioned fun!.
Need more more information? Contact the library at (860) 945-5368.


Get In Touch

Watertown Library Association
470 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795
VOICE: 860 945-5360
EMAIL: WtnLib@watertownlibrary.org

Oakville Branch Library
55 Davis Street, Oakville, CT 06779
Voice: (860) 945-5368
EMAIL: OakBr@watertownlibrary.org

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