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About The Library

The Watertown Library Association is a nonprofit organization which has served the reading and research needs of its community since 1865. Learn More...

Curbside Service

No Contact Curbside Service is available at the Watertown Library for our patrons with a valid Watertown Library Card.

For more information about this service please contact the Watertown Library Association at (860) 945-5360.

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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

Meet The Author

Join us on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at the Watertown Library from 6:30pm to 7:30pm when we welcome local author Rocco Calabrese who will be introducing his new book of essays, Historical Reflection of an Emigrant.

In this collection of essays Mr. Calabrese contemplates his love and gratitude for the United States and ponders events over the past 7 years. Mr. Calabrese began his journey to the United States, and U.S. citizenship, in 1954 from Pontelandolfo, Italy. Two days after his arrival at the age of 18, he started to work in construction. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut, master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and had a long career in Special Education.

Mr. Calabrese co-founded, with Mrs. Phyllis Teach, The Watertown Area Association for Special Citizens. Since 1975, the mission of the WAASC has been to enhance the lives of those in Watertown, and the surrounding communities, with special needs.

All proceeds from the sale of Historical Reflection of an Emigrant will be donated to the Watertown Area Association for Special Citizens. Books will be available for purchase at $20.00 payable by cash or check. Mr. Calabrese will be available to sign copies.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please call the Watertown Library with any questions at (860) 945-5360.

This event is free and open to the public.



School Bus Picture Frame Craft

Beginning Thursday, September 1, 2022 and running through Friday, September 30, 2022, School Bus Picture Frame Craft Kits will be available at Watertown Library to either take home or make at the library!

If you need more information please contact the library at (860) 945-5360.



Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Virtual Program - Hosted by Robin Osborn

The Mystery Book Club meets at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.

  • Januaury 19, 2022: Helene Tursten, An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good
  • February 16, 2022: Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps
  • March 16, 2022: Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club
  • April 20, 2022: Louise Penny & Hillary Rodham Clinton, State of Terror
  • May 18, 2022: Agatha Christie, Death On the Nile
  • June 15, 2022: Anne Hillerman, Song of the Lion
  • July 20, 2022: Peter Lovesey, Diamond and the Eye
  • August 2022: NO MEETING
  • September 21, 2022: Lisa Jewell, I Found You
  • October 19, 2022: Ariana Franklin, City of Shadows
  • November 16, 2022: Michael Koryta, Never Far Away
  • December 21, 2022: Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to wtnlib@watertownlibrary.org or call the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360. You will then be put on the list to receive a Zoom invite.



Farmer Minor and Daisy

Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Watertown Library for a special story time featuring Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig.

For more information about this program please contact the library at 860 945-5360.



Social Security Strategies & Your Retirement Future

Electing Social Security can be one of the most important decisions as you approach retirement.

Join us at the Watertown Library on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm for an informational session on social security strategies & retirement.

    Topics covered during this educational workshop include:

  • maximizing your social security benefits
  • spousal benefits, widow, divorced and single claiming concepts
  • getting the most out of retirement benefits to help your retirement plan succeed

This program is free and comes with no obligation.

Registration is required.

For more information or to register for this program please contact the library at (860) 945-5360 or send us an email at reference@watertownlibrary.org.



Fall Storytime 2022

The Oakville Branch Library is pleased to announce Fall Storytime for 2022. Wednesdays, October 12, 2022 through November 16, 2022 at 11:00am.

Children ages 3-5 along with their caregivers are invited to take part in this six-week program which will include a fun and educational theme each week with stories, a coordinated craft, songs and games.

Registration is required for each date.

Please contact the Oakville Branch Library during hours of operation at (860) 945-5368.

As always donations will be accepted for the Watertown Food Bank.



Living with Eastern Coyotes

Please join the Watertown Land Trust on Monday, October 17, 2022 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Watertown Library when they host master wildlife presenter Paul Colburn - Living with Coyotes.



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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