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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

Reading with Finn & Clover

We are excited to announce that Finn and Clover are coming to read with us again at the Watertown Library (map).

These two beautiful Golden Retrievers, and their humans, will be happy to hear you read and will share one of their favorite stories, too!!!

    Scheduled Dates:

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017- 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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

Apple Workshop Series

Join us at Watertown Library (map) for a series of Apple Product Workshops and come learn about your hand held Apple devices with an expert.

Let Michael Jay, a former Apple Store specialist and technology tutor with years of experience show you the core features you should know, and the shortcuts that might otherwise take months to discover on your own.

    Workshop dates:

  • Thursday - October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday - October 18, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Thursday - October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Whether you’re new to Apple products, or are already comfortable with your iPhone or iPad these easy, non-technical interactive workshops will reveal many features you may not know of, give you the best tips so you can get the most out of your device, and show you the solutions to the most common mistakes made by newer users - especially those who may have switched from a PC. We’ll also try to answer your most common questions.

Sign up is required. Call 860-945-5360.

Fall Story Time 2017

Fall Story Time at Oakville Branch Library (map) will begin on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:30am and will be held every Tuesday at 10:30am through November 21, 2017.

This program is for children ages 3 through 5 years of age and their caregivers.

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

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The Magic of Communication

Join us on Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30pm at the Watertown Library (map) for The Magic of Communication presented by Greg Dwyer.

All successful people know the role communication plays in life. How one communicates with self and others is the key to a fulfilled life.

Former illusionist Greg Dwyer will share secrets with you on how to create real magic in your life. Based on neuroscience and a little storytelling, Greg will entertain and educate you on the magic of communication.

For more information contact the Watertown Library Association 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


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


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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