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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

National Poetry Month Celebration

Join us on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30pm when the Watertown Library (map) will host three Connecticut Poets for a Poetry Reading and Book Signing.

  • Donna Marie Merritt is the author of six poetry books. She will read from her new book, "No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk", along with selections from "We Walk Together", "Her House and Other Poems", and "What's Wrong with Ordinary? Poems to Celebrate Life". Merritt's work has been described as having "an eye open to the world".
  • Ginny Lowe Connors will read from her newest book "Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village". She is also the author of "The Unparalleled Beauty of a Crooked Line", "Barbarians in the Kitchen", and "Under the Porch", which won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. Connors is a former West Hartford Poet Laureate, 2013-2015.
  • Joan Kantor's most recent collection of poetry is "The Magic of Moments". She will read from this and some of her other works. She actively promotes poetry in the community, is a member of the International Academy for Poetry Therapy, and has been a featured reader for the public television series Speaking of Poetry.

Please RSVP to the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360 or WtnLib@watertownlibrary.org.

Refreshments will be served.

Spring Book Sale

Spring Half Price Sale @ the Book Nook.
The entire month of April - all hard covers - 1/2 price (unless otherwise marked)
Stop by the BOOK NOOK - 470 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795
Gift certificates also available.


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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