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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

Friend's Read Together

9th ANNUAL COMMUNITY READ - Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:00pm at
Walker Hall (50 DeForest Street, Watertown CT).

Announcing the 9th Annual Community Read - Author and Book Signing event - sponsored by the Friend's of the Watertown Library Association.

Featuring: James R. Benn, author of the Billy Boyle World War II Mystery Series

Donantions accepted at the door.

Fall Story Time 2015

It's Story Time at the Watertown and Oakville Libraries from the week of Sept 9, 2015 through the week of Nov 3 2015.

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 are invited to participate along with their caregivers.

Flyers are available online for download or pick one up at the library.

Oakville Branch Library Schedule - Wednesdays at 10:30am - September 23, 2015 through October 21, 2015.

Watertown Library Schedule - Tuesdays at 10:30am - October 6, 2015 through November 3, 2015.

For more information contact the Watertown Library at (860) 945-5360, and the Oakville Branch Library at (860) 945-5368.

Superintendent of Schools - Community Hours

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carnemolla, is holding Community Hours at both the Watertown Library and the Oakville Branch Library. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with Dr. C to discuss what's on your mind, say hello, and visit the Library! (no appointment necessary)

Schedule is as follows:

  • Oakville Branch Library on Tuesday, Sept 8 at 2:30pm
  • Watertown Library on Tuesday, October 13 at 2:30pm
  • Oakville Branch Library on Wednesday, November 18 at 2:00pm
  • Watertown Library on Tuesday, December 8 at 2:30pm

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

Friends Reading Group

FRIENDS READING GROUP 2015 - 2016 - Oakville Branch Library TUESDAYs at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 8, 2015: Bill Bryson, A Walk In The Woods
  • October 6, 2015: Betty Smith, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
  • November 3, 2015: Sarah Dunant, In The Company Of The Courtesan
  • December 1, 2015: Maureen Gibbon, Paris Red
  • January 5, 2016: Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention Of Wings
  • February 2, 2016: E. L. Doctorow, The March
  • March 1, 2016: Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
  • April 5, 2016: Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train
  • May 3, 2016: Robin Sloan, Mr, Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
  • June 7, 2016: Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Group Winter 2015 - Watertown Library - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 23, 2015: Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling), The Cuckcoo's Calling
  • October 21, 2015: James R. Benn, A Bind Goddess (Author Lecture)
  • November 18, 2015: Edna Buchanan, Contents Under Pressure
  • December 17, 2015: Dave Barry, Big Trouble

Farmers Market

8th ANNUAL FARMERS’ MARKET at the Watertown Library Parking Lot (470 Main Street, Watertown) - 9am to 1pm Saturdays, July 11 through October 10, 2015.

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. Don't miss Summer Sale Days at the Book Nook. All hard covers half price (unless otherwise marked). The entire month of August.

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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