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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

Winter Story Time

Winter Story Time at the Oakville Branch Library (map) every Wednesday at 11am beginning November 28, 2018 and ending December 19, 2018 with a Christmas party which will include fun and games with Oakville’s own Pete and Chris Amusements and a special appearance by Santa Claus!.

Story time is limited to children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required for the Christmas party as space is limited. Please call (860) 945-5368 to reserve your spot today!

The Library will be collecting items for the Watertown Food Bank throughout the holiday season.



Santa's Magic Mailbox

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

Stop by the Oakville Branch Library from Tuesday, November 27, 2018 through Wednesday, December 19, 2018 to write and/or send your letter to Santa in their dedicated North Pole Mailbox.

Stationary will be provided or bring your own!



Holiday Closings

The Watertown Library will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2018 and closed on Tuesday December 25, 2018 for the Christmas Holidays. The Oakville Baranch Library will be closed Tuesday, December 25, 2018, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 and Thursday, December 27, 2018.

The Watertown Library Association will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for the New Year Holiday.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!!!



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

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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