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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

Theater Games Acting Class

Scott Kealey of the Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury is offering a free acting class for children in grades K through 5 at the Watertown Library (map) on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:30pm. Mr. Kealey will lead the children in theater games that actors use to learn their craft.

"Acting is playing and that's what we do in an 'I Want To Act' class", said Mr. Kealey

Scott Kealey has been acting and teaching theater for the past 35 years. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut, Scott spent the next 20 years performing in regional theaters throughout the northeast such as The Hartford Stage Company, The Long Wharf Theatre and The Yale Rep. He performed at Seven Angels Theater during their premiere season in Hamilton Park Pavilion 26 years ago and has been performing and teaching there ever since. Scott has taught at the Seven Angels Summer Camp, the Young Angels classes for grade school thru high school students, and adult classes as well. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Scott is also in charge of The Seven Angels Children's Theatre.

This program is free and open to the public. No prior experience is necessary.

Please RSVP to the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360 or WtnLib@watertownlibrary.org.


Children's Author & Illustrator Event at the Watertown Library (map) on Saturday, September 29, 2048 from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Donna Marie Merritt, author, will read "Teensy Meensy Mice " and Ed Heck, illustrator and international pop artist, will show you how to draw your own teensy meensy mouse!.

Books will be available for sale at a special price of $15! (Cash or Check Only).

Get a book signed by both the author and illustrator (great holiday gift!).

For more information, contact 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 2018 / Spring 2019 - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 19, 2018: Agatha Christie, A Murder Is Announced
  • October 17, 2018: Graham Greene, Brighton Rock
  • November 14, 2018: Ross MacDonald, The Galton Case
  • December 19, 2018: Janet Evanovich, One For The Money
  • January 23, 2019: Dick Francis, Twice Shy
  • February 20, 2019: Linda Fairstein, Death Angel
  • March 20, 2019: Radha Datsal, A Front Page Affair
  • April 17, 2019: Charles Finch, A Beautiful Blue Death
  • May 22, 2019: Andrea Camilleri, The Terra-Cotta Dog
  • June 19, 2019: Karin Fossum, The Water's Edge


FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB 2018 - 2019 - Watertown Library (map) - TUESDAYS at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 4, 2018: Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature Of All Things
  • October 2, 2018: Joshua Hammer, The Bad-Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu
  • November 6, 2018: J. Ryan Stradel, Kitchens Of The Great Midwest
  • December 4, 2018: Rachel Joyce, The Music Shop
  • January 8, 2019: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between The World And Me
  • February 5, 2019: Paulette Jiles, News Of The World
  • March 5, 2019: Sandra Cisneros, The House On Mango Street
  • April 2, 2019: Amor Towles, A Gentleman In Moscow
  • May 7, 2019: Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker Of Filligree Street
  • June 4, 2019: Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

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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