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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

Santa's Magic Mailbox

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

Stop by the Oakville Branch Library from Thursday, December 1 through Wednesday, December 21 to write and/or send your letter to Santa in their dedicated North Pole Mailbox.

Stationary will be provided or bring your own!

Superintendent of Schools - Community Hours

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carnemolla, will hold Community Hours at 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!

Schedule is as follows:

  • Oakville Branch Library on Thursday, Dec 15 from 9:30am - 10:30am

Contact Dr. Carnemolla by Phone: 860-945-4800 or E-Mail: CarnemollaBr@watertownps.org

Special Story Time

Join us for a Special Story Time on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:30am at the Oakville Branch Library (map) for children ages 3 - 5 years.

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

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The Watertown Library is pleased to present: MAGIC by Scott Jamesom - Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Watertown Library (map).

Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.

Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time.

Don’t miss the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole. family.”

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360.

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.
Books make fantastic holiday gifts - don't miss out!!!

Holiday Closings

The Watertown Library Association will be closed on Saturday, December 24, 2016 and closed on Monday December 26, 2016 for the Christmas Holidays.

The Watertown Library Association will also be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 for the New Year Holiday.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!!!

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Join us at the Watertown Library (map) on Saturday, February 4, 2017 between 10am and 4pm to participate in an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library.

Mr. Joe will be welcoming children and families at 11am with his musical act “Sing, Laugh, and Learn with Mr. Joe”. He performs songs designed for children in a variety of musical styles which are entertaining, educational, and interactive.

This program is free and open to the public. Contact the library at 860-945-5360 for more information.


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 Hiassen, 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 - Fall / Winter 2016 - 2017 - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 21, 2016: Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk
  • October 12, 2016: Preston & Child, White Fire
  • November 16, 2016: Donna Leon, Death at La Fenice
  • December 14, 2016: Dorothy Sayers, Strong Poison
  • January 18, 2017: Martha Grimes, The Man With a Load of Mischief
  • February 15, 2017: Ann Cleeves, Raven Black

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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