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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 January


Gallery Wall

Sophie Zyla returns to the Silas Bronson Library to exhibit her photographs of birds of prey, including red-tail hawks similar to those living near the library.


Daily/Weekly Programs


Chess Meetup
Main Reading Room

Play a game of chess any time, daily.  A chess set is available at the circulation desk or bring your own.



Chess Club/Learn to Play Chess
Tuesdays, 4 - 6 p.m.

New to chess or want to share your skills with new players?  Join us to teach new chess players, or learn the game.  All ages welcome.  Hosted by instructor Billy Graham.



Gaming Club
First and third Wednesdays, January 15 & 29, 3:30 p.m.

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



Gamers Who Code:  Web Design
Wednesdays, Jan. 8 - Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
Computer Classroom

Brass City Gamers presents a basic web design course using WIX platform.  All ages welcome.


Brass City Toastmasters
Second and fourth Monday, January 13 & 27, 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.



Anime Club
Saturdays, January 11 & 25, 2:30 p.m.

Share your love of anime and manga with this club.  Win a prize!  Snacks provided. Suggested age:  13+



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.  Look at what our participants have completed!




Learn Sign Language
Saturdays, January 11 - February 22, 1:30 p.m.

Computer Classroom

Join us for a six-week program to learn American Sign Language. 
Register at 203-574-8225.





Board Games!
Saturdays, January 4 & February 1, 2 p.m.


Join us to learn a new generation of board games like Pandemic, and discover what all the fun is about!



Movies @ the Library
Third Saturday of the month, 2:15 p.m.


January 18th's movie: Aladdin (PG)



Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Fourth Tuesday of the month, January 23, 12 p.m.

Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion.  Copies of the book will be available at the library.

January's book: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman




Introduction to Couponing
Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m. 
Snow Date:  January 29, 6:30 p.m.

Main Reading Room

Learn coupon strategies to help save money on your grocery bill.  Tips on where to get coupons and how to get the best prices on things you use every day will be shared.



Free Tax Preparation
January 28 -  April 14, 2020
Tuesdays 6 - 8 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

By appointment only

Call 211 or visit https://uwc.211ct.org/taxhelp/ to schedule an appointment at the library or at any other service location.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be available at the library for low-to-moderate-income individuals and families earning less than $56,000 a year.

IRS-trained volunteers are certified to prepare simple tax returns and screen customers for special tax credits and savings plans.  Visiting a VITA site instead of a paid tax preparer saves each filer an average of $200.

Taxes can be filed electronically, in which case refunds are received within 7 - 10 days.

VITA is made possible through a partnership with the United Way, the Connecticut Association for Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service.




The Shaolin Butterfly Style
Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m. 
Snow Date:  February 6, 6:30 p.m.

Main Reading Room

Michael Fuchs, CT State Director for the International Chinese Boxing Association, will discuss his book, The Shaolin Butterfly Style.  He will also give a Tai-Chi demonstration.  Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.  




Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, February 3, 6 p.m.


New members welcome.

February's book: Some of my friends are ... the daunting challenges and untapped benefits of cross-racial friendships by Deborah L. Plummer.  




Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, February 11, 6 p.m.


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