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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

Traditions of Chinese Acrobats

We are very pleased to present: Li Liu in Traditions of Chinese Acrobats: a One-Woman Acrobatic Performance on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:30pm at the Watertown Library (map).

Come learn about Chinese culture & langauage and think about what it might have been like to grow up in a different time and place. Watch as Li Liu performs hand balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos, foot juggling and Chinese Kung Fu fan manipulation.

Audience members will be able to join her on stage to create an impromptu ribbon dance and try their hand at plate spinning.

Contact the Watertown Library for more information at 860-945-5360.

This program is free & open to the public.

Halloween Story Hour

Halloween Story Hour at the Oakville Branch Library (map) on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:30am for children three to five years of age.

Come dressed in your favorite costume and listen to some spooktacular stories followed by pumpkin decorating!

Registration is required for this event.

Sign up at the Oakville Branch Library or call 860-945-5368.

Pumpkins will be supplied!.

Halloween in Connecticut

Halloween is Monday, October 31, 2016. Check out this list of Halloween happenings in Connecticut:

Happy Trick or Treating!!!


FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB 2016 - 2017 - Watertown Library (map) - TUESDAYS at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 6, 2016: Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend
  • October 4, 2016: Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner, Find Me Unafraid
  • November 1, 2016: Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop
  • December 6, 2016: Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
  • January 3, 2017: Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver
  • February 7, 2017: Carl Hiassen, Native Tongue
  • March 7, 2017: Brian Payton, The Wind is Not a River
  • April 4, 2017: Vanessa Diffenbaugh, The Language of Flowers
  • May 2, 2017: John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley
  • June 6, 2017: Amy Stewart, Girl Waits With Gun

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Fall / Winter 2016 - 2017 - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 21, 2016: Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk
  • October 12, 2016: Preston & Child, White Fire
  • November 16, 2016: Donna Leon, Death at La Fenice
  • December 14, 2016: Dorothy Sayers, Strong Poison
  • January 18, 2017: Martha Grimes, The Man With a Load of Mischief
  • February 15, 2017: Ann Cleeves, Raven Black

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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Site Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2016