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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

Paint Afternoon

Paint Afternoon with Andrea LaFrance - Artist/Teacher on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 1pm to 3pm at the Oakville Branch Library (map).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Watertown Library.

The cost is $30 per person / $15 deposit due at registration (all supplies included).

Call Sue Jean (203) 560-4422 to reserve your spot.



From Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound

Join us on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am for From Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound presented by Caryn Lin.

In an amazing multi-media presentation, Caryn Lin literally transforms sound through the use of her five-string electric violin and a few bits of modern technology. Enjoy an interactive journey from the classical days of Bach to today's techno-wonders.

This program is being held at Walker Hall (50 Deforest Street) - patrons attending the program may park at the Congregational Church.

For more information on this program contact the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360.



Traveling Lantern Theatre Company

Join us on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am for The Life of Mozart presented by The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.

"The Life of Mozart" is a frolicsome, gleeful, historically accurate play about one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived. All accompanied by Mozart's breathtaking music..

This program is being held at Walker Hall (50 Deforest Street) - patrons attending the program may park at the Congregational Church.

For more information on this program contact the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360.



Please Note

The BOOK NOOK is now closed for the duration of the construction on the Woodward Atrium Project.

For more information on this project contact the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360.



Woodward Atrium Expansion Project

Introducing the Woodward Atrium Expansion Project at the Watertown Library. This new expansion will enhance our facade, enlarge our interior space and revitalize the building.

    The Woodward Atrium Expansion Project will feature:
  • An expansive Multi-Purpose Community Room
  • Two Public Meeting Rooms
  • Additional Handicapped Parking
  • A more accessible and comfortable home for our popular Book Nook

The last time the Watertown Library Association took on an expansion project at the Watertown Library was in 1976 and resulted in the Children's and mezzanine areas.

Donations may be made by check or electronically. Watertown Library Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

    To make a donation to the Woodward Atrium expansion project by check:

  • Checks should be made payable to the Watertown Library Association
  • Checks may be mailed or dropped off at the Watertown Library, 470 Main Street, Watertown, CT 06795-2613 (map)

    To make a donation to the Woodward Atrium expansion project online:

    Please Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate electronically.

For more information on this project contact the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360.



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



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



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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