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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

READ! DREAM! CREATE! - 2014 Summer Reading Club

Watertown Library is pleased to announce READ! DREAM! CREATE! - 2014 Summer Reading Club

From July 9 through August 6, children from 2 to 12, and their families, will participate in weekly programming to encourage reading and creativity. They may come into the library any time the library is open to choose books, complete their reading logs, and make do-it-yourself crafts.

Wednesdays - 10:30am - July 9 through August 6

  • July 9: "Go for the Stars!" featuring ROBO the Friendly Robot!
  • July 16: "Dream Big - Read!" This is a TEAM MAGIC production with Gregory McAdams and his magic puppet.
  • July 23: "Dragons & Dreams - Fizz, Boom, Read!" presented by Sciencetellers.
  • July 30: "The Stories of your Dreams" presented by The Storycrafters.
  • August 6: "Caryn Lin Presents From Bach 2 Rock!"

These programs are free and open to the public. Flyers are available for download or pick one up at the main library.

Contact the library at 860-945-5360 or SummerReading@watertownlibrary.org for more information.


Summer Programming @ The Oakville Branch

The Oakville Branch Library will also be hosting programs for children

  • June 25, Wednesday at 10am: Corporal David Marinaro & K-9 Enzo of the Watertown Police Department will visit. Learn about their job and training.
  • June 26, Thursday 10am: Rocky the Rock Cat, the official mascot of the New Britain Rock Cats. Meet & Greet with some treats from the team!
  • July 2, Wednesday at 11am: The Beardsley Zoo is coming to Oakville! Registration required and accepted on a first come first served basis. Space is limited.
  • August 5, Tuesday at 11am: Crafting with Miss Debbie for 5 - 12 year olds. Registration required. Space is limited.
  • August 6, Wednesday at 1pm: Drop in Storytime.
  • August 7, Thursday at 10am: Tom Sieling, a singer and guitarist/banjoist who performs humorous very participatory kids songs. Registration required.
  • August 12, Tuesday at 11am: Crafting with Miss Debbie for 5 - 12 year olds. Registration required.
  • August 13, Wednesday at 1:30pm: Daisy the Pig & Farmer Minor lead storytime at the Oakville Branch. Registration required.
  • August 19, Tuesday at 11am: Crafting with Miss Debbie for 5 - 12 year olds. Registration required.
  • August 20, Wednesday at 1pm: Drop in Storytime.
  • August 26, Tuesday at 11am for 5 - 12 year olds: Crafting with Miss Debbie. Registration required.
  • August 27, Wednesday at 1pm: Drop in Storytime.

Contact the Oakville Branch at 860-945-5368 or OakBr@watertownlibrary.org for registration and/or questions.


Farmers Market

7th ANNUAL FARMERS’ MARKET at the Watertown Library Parking Lot (470 Main Street, Watertown) - 9am to 1pm Saturdays, July 12 through October 11, 2014.

Locally grown produce and grass fed beef, pork, & chicken will be available along with baked goods, flavored vinegars & infused olive oil, relishes, jams, eggs, honey, plants, handcrafted gifts & so much more. The market also features weekly themes as well as visiting artists and musicians.

Don't forget: the Book Nook is also open during market hours.



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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Site Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014