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Adult & General Audience Programs

These programs are developed by library staff to entertain and educate. No registration is required unless specified. 
Please call Adult Information Services at 203-574-8225 for further information.


Exhibits in July


Portraits by Roberta Crispino
Gallery Wall 

Portraits, insights, wisdom, experience, and beauty by Waterbury native Roberta Crispino.



Wood Ornaments by Ken Killer
Display Cases 

Ornaments made from Christmas trees.


Daily/Weekly Programs

Brass City Toastmasters
July 9 & 23, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The Brass City Toastmasters' mission is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.  Meetings are open to all interested parties and are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.



Community Jigsaw Puzzles
Daily in the Main Reading Room

Help finish a puzzle -- Anyone can join in! Add your skill to those of others and help complete the puzzle on the table.



Coloring for Adults
Daily in the Main Reading Room

Coloring for adults is a way to relax and express creativity.  We provide the pages and the coloring pencils.  Participants will take their work home to enjoy and to show their friends!

Ask for the pages and the coloring pencils at the Main Reading Room Reference Desk.


SCORE Business Mentoring
Thursdays, 10 a.m. (by appointment only)

Volunteer business counselors are available by appointment to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. To learn more,visit the SCORE webpage. To make an appointment with a SCORE counselor, call the Library at 203-574-8225.





What I Need to Know About My Electric Rates
Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Main  Reading Room

Learn how to make informed decisions based on your own unique situation and where to go for the most reliable Connecticut electric supplier.



Caregiver Roadshow for Connecticut Families
Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Support for family caregivers includes navigating and connecting with available services, understanding care options and costs, and staying informed on the legislative issues impacting seniors and care givers.



Disrupt Aging in Your Community
Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Bridge the gap between generations with thought-provoking discussions and unique activities.  Presented in collaboration with Borrow My Glasses.





Chess Meetup
Tuesdays, July 3, 17, 31, 6 p.m.

Chess players are invited to come to the library to share their love of the game, meet new chess players, and play chess.  All ages are welcome.



Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, July 10, 6 p.m.

Open to all members of the Friends.  Find out how you can get involved and help support the library.



Edgar Allen Poe Reading & Re-Enactment  (Philip V. Benevento Program for Adults)
Thursday, July 12, 6 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Meet the master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe, for an evening of frighteningly entertaining performance by actor Campbell Harmon.  Harmon gives dramatic readings of The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven along with a history of the author's life, his mysterious death and his enduring influence on literature and pop culture.

The Philip V. Benevento Fund for Cultureal Programs for Adults at the Silas Bronson Library was established in 2016 through the generosity of MacDermid Performance Solutions and their C.O.O., Frank Monteiro, in honor of Waterbury's City Historian and former Silas Bronson Library Board member Philip V. Benevento.  The fund continues to grow through individual donations made to the Friends of the Silas Bronson Library.



Gaming Club
Wednesdays, July 18, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Join us for video games, Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh! and board games in our new Gaming Club.  Anyone who loves games of any type is welcome.  Games may contain mature content.



Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, July 26, 11:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

Seniors 60 and over are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion.  Please call the library at 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P. by the Tuesday before we meet.  Copies of the books will be available at the library.

July's book:  The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard