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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

Summer Reading Club 2017

Summer Reading Club 2017 kicks off on July 10, 2017 and runs through August 11, 2017 at the Watertown Library (map). This year's theme, BUILD A BETTER WORLD, is part of the Cooperative Library Summer Reading Program for 2017.

Starting on Monday, June 26, 2017 - Reading logs will be available online this year through Wandoo Reader, an interactive program to log summer reading. Sign up to keep track of your reading and enjoy some challenges.

There is going to be quite a hullabaloo at the Watertown Library this summer - Come join in the fun!!!

Wednesday programs sponsored by the Friends of the Watertown Library Association.

Please Note: Some programs for the Summer Reading Club 2017 may require registration please see schedule.

Summer Reading Club 2017 - Schedule



Holiday Closings

The Watertown Library Association will be closed on Tuseday, July 4, 2017 for Independence Day

Celebrate The 4th of July Holiday with parades, fireworks, food and more...

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July !!!



Build A Better Forest Community

Come and Build A Better Forest Community on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Oakville Branch Library (map).

In conjunction with the 2017 library theme of Build a Better World - White Memorial Conservation Center is offering a live animal program that discusses the interconnectedness of all life in a forest community.

Children will understand this connection firsthand as they literally construct a community of forest creatures.

In addition, they will get to meet several forest residents up close to learn how each species is so important to the community they inhabit.

For more information contact the Oakville Branch Library (860) 945-5368.

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Hush that Hullabaloo!

Donna Marie Merritt will be at Watertown Library (map) on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 10:30am to read her newest book "Hush that Hullabaloo!".

Children will learn some Scottish words and will join in on the soothing refrain spoken by the grandmother in the book. The story will be followed by a children's craft and book signing.

The book will be offered at a discount to those in attendance.

This is Donna's sixteenth children's book. She is a long-time Watertown resident.

This event is part of the Watertown Library Summer Reading Club 2017.



Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 20, 2017: Michael Dibbin, Back To Bologna*
  • October 18, 2017: Marcia Muller, Wolf In The Shadows*
  • November 15, 2017: Amanda Cross, Death In A Tenured Position*
  • December 20, 2017: Nicolas Freeling, A Dwarf Kingdom*
  • January 24, 2018: Georges Simenon, any Maigret novel AND Maigret's Memoirs
  • February 21, 2018: Tana French, Faithful Place
  • March 21, 2018: Anne Perry, A Sudden, Fearful Death
  • April 18, 2018: Charles Cumming, A Foreign Country
  • May 16, 2018: Ed McBain, The Frumious Bandersnatch
  • June 20, 2018: Alan Bradley, The Sweetness At The Botton Of The Pie

*copies available



FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB

FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB 2017 - 2018 - Watertown Library (map) - TUESDAYS at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 5, 2017: George Orwell, 1984
  • October 3, 2017: Elizabeth Fernea, Guests of the Sheik*
  • November 7, 2017: Chitra Divakaruni, Mistress of Spices*
  • December 5, 2017: Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries*
  • January 9, 2018: Patience Bloom, Romance Is My Day Job
  • February 6, 2018: Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine*
  • March 6, 2018: David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars*
  • April 3, 2018: Diana Vreeland, Luncheon of the Boating Party(*)
  • May 1, 2018: George Orwell, Downand Out in Paris and London*
  • June 5, 2018: Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

*copies available  /  (*)some copies available



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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