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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

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.

For more information on this project contact the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360.

Turtle Visits - Story Time

Children's Author Sarah Beth Videtto will be at Watertown Library (map) on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10:30am to 11:30am to read her book "Turtle's First Winter: A Read and Find Storybook".

Children and their caregivers are invited to meet Sara, who in addition to reading and discussing her story, will have a craft for the children

Sara said that her book was written with children aged 4 through 8 in mind, but is finding her book appeals to much younger children, too.

Join Turtle's Fan Club

All are welcome, no registration required.

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

Santa's Magic Mailbox

News Bulletin: Letters to Santa will be accepted at the Oakville Branch Library.

Stop by the Oakville Branch Library from Wednesday, December 6 through Thursday, December 21 to write and/or send your letter to Santa in their dedicated North Pole Mailbox.

Stationary will be provided or bring your own!

Holiday Story Time

Join us for a Special Holiday Story Time on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:30am at the Oakville Branch Library (map) for children ages 3 - 5 years.

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

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iCloud Demystified

Join us at Watertown Library (map) on Wenesday, December 20, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm for iCloud Demystified - a workshop lead by Tech Tutor and former Apple Store Specialist, Michael Jay, about this powerful feature that enables some of the most valuable aspects of the Apple system.

Whether you’re new to Apple products, or are already comfortable with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, this workshop will help you gain more from your device, with an entire evening dedicated solely to iCloud and Apple ID’s.

    Questions addressed include:

  • What is “cloud computing”?
  • What is the relationship between iCloud and an Apple ID?
  • If your Apple ID is your email address, why isn’t the password for that email account also your Apple ID password?
  • How can you use iCloud to sync photos between your devices?
  • What else should you use iCloud for?

Bring your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac laptop – and your questions.

For more information contact the library at 860-945-5360.

Holiday Closings

The Watertown Library Association will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 and closed on Tuesday December 26, 2017 for the Christmas Holidays.

The Watertown Library Association will also be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 for the New Year Holiday.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!!!

Holiday Book Sale

Holiday Half Price Sale @ the Book Nook.
The entire month of December - all hard covers - 1/2 price (unless otherwise marked)
Stop by the BOOK NOOK - 470 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795
Gift certificates also available.
Books make fantastic holiday gifts - don't miss out!!!

Artistic Tools of the Trade

Emma Karpinski returns to us on her Christmas Break to present "Artistic Tools of the Trade" a series of 4 workshops each running for 90 minutes for children ages 5 - 10 years at the Watertown Library (map).

    Program Schedule:

  • Wednesday - December 27 at 10:30 - SCULPTURE
  • Thursday - December 28 at 10:30 - FIGURES & FACES
  • Friday - December 29 at 10:30 - ABSTRACT ART
  • Saturday - December 30 at 10:30 - ART with NATURE

Please Note: Space is limited and registration is required, however, it is not necessary to sign up for all four workshops.

Contact the library at 860-945-5360 to register or for more information on this program.

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) on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:00pm.

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

What a great way to close out 2017!!

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

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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