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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!

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February Book Sale

Romance is in the air with the February Book Sale @ the Book Nook.
The entire month of February - all romance novels - 1/2 price (unless otherwise marked)
Stop by the BOOK NOOK - 470 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795
Gift certificates also available.
Books make fantastic gifts - don't miss out!!!

Author Event - Joe McGee

Join us on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm at the Watertown Library (map) for a book talk and signing with author Joe McGee who will be presenting Leadership Lessons Inspired By A 6 Year Old - a leadership book based on a call center environment. This book speaks about the relationships of raising children and how they turn into valuable lessons of how to properly raise a team in the workplace.

    The talk will cover a few sections of the book including:
  • Chapter Two: Avoid Tunnel Vision – This covers that sometimes simplicity is best and often overlooked. The answers are often in front of your nose.
  • Chapter Three: LTA principle and “The Pearl Necklace.” Learn how to instill confidence and become the subject matter expert
  • Chapter Five: Show and Tell is a must: Why it’s important to use objects to emphasize points

After the conclusion of the speaking event, Joe will be offering a book raffle, book signing, and a Q&A with attendees.

For more information about Joe McGee and his book visit mcgeeleadership.com.
For additional questions contact the Watertown library at 860-945-5360.

This event is open to the public and no RSVP required.

Kick off Poetry Month @ Watertown Library

Poetry Month kicks off at the Watertown Library (map) on Wed, April 5 at 2pm with Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry & Her Life, created and performed by Ginger Grace.

This inspiring biographical portrait is based on the letters, life stories and poems of Emily Dickinson. It combines performance with interactive workshop activities. In the course of the show, Ms. Grace reaches out to the audience for ideas, words and phrases, and with their input, new poems are created.

The spirit of Emily Dickinson is celebrated not only with her story which is filled with heart and humor, but also with the immediate creativity taking place in the room!

In addition to her independent film work, workshops and residencies, Ginger Grace has worked extensively in New York and Regional Theater, playing leading roles in plays such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Doubt, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Elektra, Dancing at Lughnasa and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Contact the library for more information at 860-945-5360 or WtnLib@watertownlibrary.org.

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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 Hiaasen, 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 - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • January 18, 2017: Martha Grimes, The Man With a Load of Mischief
  • February 15, 2017: Ann Cleeves, Raven Black
  • March 22, 2017: Walter Mosley, Fearless Jones
  • April 19, 2017: Michael Connelly, The Last Coyote
  • May 17, 2017: Batya Gu, Literary Murder
  • June 21, 2017: Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park

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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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