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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.


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

Fall Storytime 2019

Please join us as we celebrate the season with our Fall Storytime at the Oakville Branch Library (map) every Wednesday at 1:00pm, beginning October 23, 2019 and running through November 20, 2019.

Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5, with a different theme each week including stories, songs, fun games, and a small craft!

Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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

Holiday Closings

The Watertown Library Association will be closing at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 and will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Have a safe and happy holiday !!!

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 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

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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Site Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2019