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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

Letters to Santa + A Very Special Storytime Guest

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

Stop by the Oakville Branch Library from Tuesday, December 1 through Wednesday, December 23 to write and/or send your letter to Santa in their dedicated North Pole Mailbox.

Come to Oakville Branch Library for Storytime and a visit from a Very Special Guest on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 10:30am.


Holiday Book Sale

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

Winter Story Time 2016

Winter Story Time for 3, 4 and 5 year old children and their caregivers will begin at Watertown Library on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 10:30am and continue on Tuesdays through February 23, 2016.

For more information contact the Watertown Library at (860) 945-5360, and the Oakville Branch Library at (860) 945-5368.

Follow us on Twitter @WtnLibraryCT

Superintendent of Schools - Community Hours

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carnemolla, is holding Community Hours at both the Watertown Library and the Oakville Branch Library. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with Dr. C to discuss what's on your mind, say hello, and visit the Library! (no appointment necessary)

Schedule is as follows:

  • Oakville Branch Library on Tuesday, Sept 8 at 2:30pm
  • Watertown Library on Tuesday, October 13 at 2:30pm
  • Oakville Branch Library on Wednesday, November 18 at 2:00pm
  • Watertown Library on Tuesday, December 8 at 2:30pm

Contact Dr. Carnemolla by Phone: 860-945-4801 or E-Mail: CarnemollaBr@watertownps.org

Take Your Child to the Library Day - 02/06/2016

Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library.

Join us from 10 - 4 on Saturday, February 6 to get to know your library and meet the library staff.

Musical Guest Mr. Joe joins us at 11 am.

Save the Date!!!

Friends Reading Group

FRIENDS READING GROUP 2015 - 2016 - Oakville Branch Library TUESDAYs at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 8, 2015: Bill Bryson, A Walk In The Woods
  • October 6, 2015: Betty Smith, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
  • November 3, 2015: Sarah Dunant, In The Company Of The Courtesan
  • December 1, 2015: Maureen Gibbon, Paris Red
  • January 5, 2016: Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention Of Wings
  • February 2, 2016: E. L. Doctorow, The March
  • March 1, 2016: Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
  • April 5, 2016: Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train
  • May 3, 2016: Robin Sloan, Mr, Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
  • June 7, 2016: Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Group 2015 - 2016 - Watertown Library - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 23, 2015: Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling), The Cuckcoo's Calling
  • October 21, 2015: James R. Benn, A Bind Goddess (Author Lecture)
  • November 18, 2015: Edna Buchanan, Contents Under Pressure
  • December 17, 2015: Dave Barry, Big Trouble
  • January 20, 2016: John D. MacDonald, One Fearful Yellow Eye
  • February 17, 2016: Carl Hiassen, Native Tongue
  • March 16, 2016: Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries
  • April 20, 2016: Peter Lovesey, The Last Detective
  • May 18, 2016: Lee Child, Worth Dying For
  • June 22, 2016: Stephen King, Joyland

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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