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About The Library

The Watertown Library Association is a nonprofit organization which has served the reading and research needs of its community since 1865. Learn More...

Curbside Service

No Contact Curbside Service is available at the Watertown Library for our patrons with a valid Watertown Library Card.

For more information about this service please contact the Watertown Library Association at (860) 945-5360.

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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

Bumblebee Craft

Beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and running through Friday, May 13, 2022, Bumblebee Craft Kits will be available at Watertown Library to either take home or make at the library!

If you need more information please contact the library at (860) 945-5360.



Job Search & Interview Skills For Teens

The Watertown Library is offering two Zoom Workshops for young adults and new graduates aged 16+ focused on job searching and interview skills. Each workshop will last approximately 60 minutes.

  • Job Searching For Teens - Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Participants will learn about the best internet job sites for 2022, search tips, networking, building confidence, LinkedIn etiquette, and common job hunting mistakes.
  • Interview Skills for Teens - Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Participants will learn through interactive discussion how to prepare for an interview, how to answer the most common interview questions, and how to avoid interview anxiety.

Both programs will be presented by Joyce Mandel. Ms. Mandel has worked in human resources and as an employment specialist. She presents her various workshops that deal with employability skills, and life skills to both adults and youths. She has presented similar programs in-person as well as virtually across the country.

Registration is required for these programs in order to receive the Zoom link to participate. To register, please contact the library at (860) 945-5360 or email Wtnzoom@watertownlibrary.org



Across the Generations Story Time

Join us on Thursday May 19, 2022 from 11am to 12pm at the Watertown Library for a special in-person story time when members of the Ivy of Watertown Assisted Living Community return to share their love of reading with a new generation.

Coloring pages and crafts will be available following the story.

This program is for children ages 3-6 years old.

Space is limited, registration is REQUIRED. Please contact the library at (860) 945-5360 or email Reference@watertownlibrary.org.



Artist Kay Sage Lecture

Join us on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for Zoom program investigating the extraordinary life, work, and legacy of Kay Sage, a 20th-century surrealist painter and poet. The program will also include a discussion on surrealism and how Sage's work ended up at the Mattatuck Museum.

This lecture is part of the Mattatuck Museum's MATT ON THE GO outreach program that focuses on topics that are relevant to the community and museum today!

Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.

To register contact the Watertown Library at (860) 945-5360 or email us at WTNZoom@WatertownLibrary.org.



Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Virtual Program - Hosted by Robin Osborn

The Mystery Book Club meets at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.

  • September 15, 2021: Noah Hawley, Before the Fall
  • October 20, 2021: Ellis Peters, A Morbid Taste for Bones
  • November 17, 2021: Nicci French, Blue Monday
  • December 15, 2021: Simon Brett, A Nice Class of Corpse
  • Januaury 19, 2022: Helene Tursten, An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good
  • February 16, 2022: Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps
  • March 16, 2022: Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club
  • April 20, 2022: Louise Penny & Hillary Rodham Clinton, State of Terror
  • May 18, 2022: Agatha Christie, Death On the Nile
  • June 15, 2022: Anne Hillerman, Song of the Lion
  • July 19, 2022: Peter Lovesey, Diamond and the Eye

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to wtnlib@watertownlibrary.org or call the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360. You will then be put on the list to receive a Zoom invite.



Holiday Hours

The Watertown Library Association will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 for Memorial Day.



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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