Library News & Announcements

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Author Talk with Alka Joshi

Join us for an enchanting evening with New York Times Best Selling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi as she discusses... more ››

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Dark Skies: adverse consequences of light pollution

The International Dark-Sky Association's (IDA) purpose is to protect the night from light pollution.  IDA brings the issue of light... more ››

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Summer Hours Start!

Our summer hours start this Saturday, July 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and run through Saturday, September 3rd!Thank you for... more ››

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Camp Cooking: vegetarian burrito bowl

Join Food Explorers to get your creative camping caps on and discover a delicious meal you can make for your family out in the woods. Make... more ››

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Getting Things Done: the art of stress free productivity - Author talk with David Allen

Join us as we sit down in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author David Allen, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on... more ››

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The Granite Industry of Waterford

We welcome back author and local teacher Wil Reed for an encore performance of his talk on The Granite Industry of Waterford.  The local... more ››

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Healthy Living for your Brain & Body - RESCHEDULED

Unfortunately, this event had to be rescheduled.  The new date is Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. 

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IN PERSON For Teens: A Year of Plastic

Are you passionate about protecting the environment and keeping our planet clean? 

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OUTDOOR Campfire Crafts and Storytime

Gather round to craft, hear folktales of local wildlife and meet a live animal. Children use natural items as stamps and create seed... more ››

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Miss Kim is back this summer! Join us downstairs in our air-conditioned Meeting Room.  We will read a few stories, sing songs, and share... more ››

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Library Services to the Homebound

We offer library services to the homebound.  Do you know a Waterford resident who would like books, movies, music or magazines but can't... more ››

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Scribl Art Workshop Series for Adults

Today's class, May 24th, has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, June 7th. Collaborating through an experience of musical creativity, artistic... more ››

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Rainy Weekend? Binge Tom Hanks on us!

Have you heard?  We have a movie Binge Bag Collection.  Enjoy a bag of four movies and a bag of popcorn on us this weekend!  Select from... more ››

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Did you know? We have a monthly speculative fiction discussion group

We have a group that meets at 7 p.m. the 2nd Monday of each month.  This group discusses utopian, dystopian, fantasy and science fiction... more ››

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Help! I need reading recommendations!

"Help!  I need reading recommendations - what should I do?  Just for you we've created a ... more ››

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Did you know? We have a monthly writing group.

Write Night is a writing group that meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.  It's a night of discussion on the creative art of writing... more ››

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Book-a-Tech is back and it's virtual!

One-on-one computer assistance appointments are available.  Do you need help with your email, cell phone, photo storage, downloading ebooks... more ››

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Congratulations Waterford Public Library!

Winner of the Connecticut Library Association's 2020 Award for Excellence in Public Service!  Honoring public libraries that have provided... more ››

E-books, e-audiobooks, and streaming movies: easy access from home

All collections are available using your Waterford Public Library card. See the links below.... more ››

Enjoy the library from home – all you need is a library card!

With your Waterford library card, you have access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, eMagazines, and eNewspapers.  With... more ››