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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.


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

Dash for the Stash

WATERTOWN LIBRARY is offering an investor education and protection program called "DASH FOR THE STASH" WITH a $1,OOO PRIZE for one lucky winner.

The Watertown Library is participating in the DASH for the STASH, a contest taking place from April 15 - May 15, 2015 as part of Financial Literacy Month. The statewide winner for Connecticut will be awarded $1,000 to open or add to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), thanks to the Investor Protection Institute (IPI) and the Connecticut Department of Banking.

The DASH for the STASH will play out at 35 libraries across Connecticut. The contest works much like a scavenger hunt. But instead of collecting objects, players gather information and leave answers to quiz questions.

To play, participants must go to the Watertown Library at 470 Main Street in Watertown, or the Oakville Branch Library at 55 Davis Street in Oakville, to find four displayed posters. They will read each poster, access the quiz question and choose an answer. The posters cover topics of importance to savers and investors including understanding investment fees, finding financial advisors, avoiding fraud, and learning about investment products.

"The easiest way to play DASH for the STASH is to use a smart phone or mobile device to scan each poster's QR code, but you can also use one of the library's public access computers to participate.", says reference librarian Mark Grossane.

The library has on display, and available for loan, a selection of books on finance and investing from its permanent collection.

Story Time - May 2015

Story Time at the Oakville Branch Library (55 Davis Street, Oakville)
May 6, 2015 through May 27, 2015 - 10:30am on Wednesdays

This program is free and open to the public


For more information contact the library at 860-945-5368 or @ OakBr@watertownlibrary.org.

Superintendent of Schools - Community Hours

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carnemolla, will hold Community Hours at the Oakville Branch Library as well as the Watertown Library. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with Dr. C to discuss what's on your mind, say hello, and visit the Library!

Schedule is as follows:

  • Oakville Branch Library on Wednesday, April 15 from 2:30 pm - 3:30
  • Watertown Library on Wednesday, May 13 from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Contact Dr. Carnemolla by Phone: 860-945-4801 or E-Mail: CarnemollaBr@watertownps.org

Poetry Contest 2015

April is National Poetry Month and the Friends of the Watertown Library are celebrating by holding the 10th Annual Poetry Contest!
The contest is open to all Watertown and Oakville students in grades 1 through 8 who attend school in Watertown and Oakville.

  • Each grade has a theme for their poetry.
  • Flyers are available at Watertown Library and Oakville Branch.
  • To qualify, all entries must be submitted to Watertown Library by 7:00pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2015
  • Entries will be accepted at both the Watertown Library and Oakville Branch during the contest.
  • All entries MUST be the original work of the individual entrant. Only one entry per individual is permitted.
  • All entrants must complete an official registration form. These forms are available at the Watertown Library, the Oakville Branch and through the schools. Entries cannot be returned. Please keep a copy for your records.
  • Gift certificates to the BOOK NOOK - Watertown's Only Bookstore - will be awarded to the finalists.
  • Winners will be announced during the first week of May 2015. A reception for the winners and their families, teachers and principals will be held at the Watertown Library on May 19, 2015.

For additional information, please call the Watertown Library at (860) 945-5360 or email Susan Jean at: sfjean@optimum.net.

Spring Book Sale

Spring Half Price Sale @ the Book Nook.
The entire month of April - all hard covers - 1/2 price (unless otherwise marked)
Stop by the BOOK NOOK - 470 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795
Gift certificates also 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

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Group - Watertown Library - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • April 22, 2015: Ngaio Marsh, Killer Dolphin (aka Death at the Dolphin)
  • May 20, 2015: Louise Perry, A Fatal Grace
  • June 17, 2015: Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Friends Reading Group

FRIENDS READING GROUP 2014 - 2015 - Oakville Branch Library TUESDAYs at 2PM

  • October 7, 2014: Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
  • November 4, 2014: Cindy Eastman, Flip-Flops After Fifty
  • December 2, 2014: Carlos Eire, Waiting for Snow in Havana
  • January 6, 2015: Ariana Franklin, Mistress of the Art of Death
  • February 3, 2015: Jo Baker, Longbourn
  • March 3, 2015: Alice Hoffman, The Museum of Extraordinary Things
  • April 7, 2015: Kate Atkinson, Life After Life
  • May 5, 2015: Alice Munro, Dear Life
  • June 2, 2015: Anna Quindlen, Still Life with Bread Crumbs


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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