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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

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, December 3, 2019 through Tuesday, December 17, 2019 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 Holiday Story Time on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 11:00am at the Oakville Branch Library (map).

Keep your eye out for a very special guest and more.

Story Time is for children 3 - 5 years of age, 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 Monday, December 23, 2019 and will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and closed on Wednesday December 25, 2019 for the Christmas Holidays.

The Watertown Library Association will also be closing at 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for the New Year Holiday.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!!!

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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