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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

Book Talk & Signing w/ Charles Monagan

Join us on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:00pm at the Watertown Library (map) for a book talk and signing with Mr. Charles Monagan, former editor of Connecticut Magazine and Middlebury resident. Mr. Monagan will speak about and read from his new book and first novel Carrie Welton.

The name Carrie Welton may be familiar to area residents and Waterbury natives from the beautiful landmark of the stallion on the Waterbury Green, a fountain, meant for watering horses. Mr. Monagan has taken this 19th century historical figure and brought her to life in a "thrilling series of high-wire adventures."

Mr. Monagan will sign books after the reading. Copies of the book will be available for purchase that night.

For more information about Mr. Monagan visit his website.
For more information about the novel Carrie Welton.

This program is free and open to the public.

Spring Story Time at the Oakville Branch

Spring Story Time at the Oakville Branch Library (map) for 3, 4 and 5 year old children, and their caregivers will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30am starting on May 4, 2016 and running through June 8, 2016.

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

This program is free an open to the public

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Summer Offerings at Watertown Library

The Summer Reading Club: "On your Mark... Get Set... READ!", will run from June 29, 2016 through August 10, 2016 on Wednesdays at 10:30am at the Watertown Library (map). These programs are free and open to the public.
Stay tuned for more details.

Art Classes at Watertown Library

Art classes will be held on Thursdays from June 30, 2016 through August 4, 2016 in two sessions. The first session at 11:00am is designed for children aged 4 - 6 years. The second session at 1:30pm is for children aged 7 - 9 years.

Both sessions will introduce a world famous artist to the children and they will create art in their style in different mediums. The sessions will last one hour.

Space will be limited for these Thursday classes and registrations for each week will be taken starting in mid May.

Children will not have to attend each class to participate.

Stay tuned for more details.

Dash for the Stash

The Watertown Library is participating in the DASH for the STASH, a contest taking place from March 15 - May 15, 2016 as part of Financial Literacy Month. The statewide winner for Connecticut will be awarded $1,000 to open or add to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), thanks to the Investor Protection Institute (IPI) and the Connecticut Department of Banking.

To play, participants must go to the Watertown Library at 470 Main Street in Watertown, to find four displayed posters. They will read each poster, access the quiz question and choose an answer. The posters cover topics of importance to savers and investors including understanding investment fees, finding financial advisors, avoiding fraud, and learning about investment products.

For more information about DASH FOR THE STASH contact the Watertown Library Association at (860) 945-5360.

Superintendent of Schools - Community Hours

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carnemolla, is holding Community Hours at both the Watertown Library (map) and the Oakville Branch Library (map). 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:

  • Watertown Library on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Oakville Branch Library on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Watertown Library on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Oakville Branch Library on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 9:30am to 10:30am

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

Friends Reading Group

FRIENDS READING GROUP 2015 - 2016 - Watertown Library (map) - 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 2015 - 2016 - Watertown Library (map) - 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
  • January 20, 2016: John D. MacDonald, One Fearful Yellow Eye
  • February 17, 2016: Carl Hiassen, Native Tongue
  • March 16, 2016: Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries
  • April 20, 2016: Peter Lovesey, The Last Detective
  • May 18, 2016: Lee Child, Worth Dying For
  • June 22, 2016: Stephen King, Joyland

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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