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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

SPRING STORY TIME

Spring Story Time at the Oakville Branch Library (map) for children ages 3 to 5 with their caregivers will be held on Thursdays at 10:30am from March 5, 2020 through April 9, 2020. Join us for stories, songs, games and crafts all aimed at improving literacy and social skills.

Registration begins Februtary 18, 2020.

You may register by phone at (860) 945-5368 or in person at the Oakville Branch Library, Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please Note: Registration is required for each date.

Space is limited so call and reserve your spot today!

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



Book Nook Grand Re-Opening

Hip Hip Hurray ... Save The Date for the BOOK NOOK Grand Re-Opening!!!

  • What: the BOOK NOOK
  • When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Where: Oakville Branch Library (lower level) (map)

All are welcome to stop by, visit and shop at the all new BOOK NOOK on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at its' new location on the lower level of the Oakville Branch Library (55 Davis Street, Oakville) (map).

Book donations will NOT be accepted on this day.

Regular business hours for the BOOK NOOK will resume after the grand re-opening on March 7, 2020 and will be as follows: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The BOOK NOOK is run and organized by the FRIENDS of the WLA - proceeds benefit the Watertown Library Association.



Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 18, 2019: Linda Fairstein, Terminal City
  • October 23, 2019: Peter Robinson, In A Dry Season
  • November 20, 2019: Nevada Barr, Track Of The Cat
  • December 18, 2019: John Mortimer, Rumpole And The Penge Bungalow Murders
  • January 22, 2020: John Grisham, The Firm
  • February 19, 2020: Shamini Flint, Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder
  • March 18, 2020: Malcolm Mackay, The Necessary Death Of Louis Winter
  • April 22, 2020: Lynne Truss, A Shot In The Dark
  • May 20, 2020: Robert Crais, The Watchman
  • June 17, 2020: Ruth Ware, The Death Of Mrs, Westaway


FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB

FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB 2019 - 2020 - Watertown Library (map) - TUESDAYS at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 10, 2019: Helen Simonson, The Summer Before The War
  • October 1, 2019: Fiona Davis, The Masterpiece
  • November 5, 2019: Christina Baker Kline, A Piece Of The World
  • December 3, 2019: Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential
  • January 7, 2020: Edwidge Danticat, The Dew Breaker
  • February 4, 2020: Tara Westover, Educated
  • March 3, 2020: Elizabeth Letts, Finding Dorothy
  • April 7, 2020: Charles Belfoure, The Paris Architect
  • May 5, 2020: Susan Orlean, The Library Book
  • June 2, 2020: Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing


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



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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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