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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.


Display Cases in August


Van Vleck Nature Sanctuary at Flanders Nature Center, Woodbury
Display Cases 

Flanders Nature Center will display artifacts from the Van Vleck Nature Sanctuary.


Exhibits in August


Paintings by Maritza Chacón Bermúz
Gallery Wall

Costa Rican artist Maritza Chacón Bermúz displays her paintings.


Daily/Weekly Programs


Downtown Waterbury Spacewalk
Downtown Waterbury and Silas Bronson Library

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 voyage - the space flight that landed the first two astronauts on the moon.  We are celebrating with a Downtown Waterbury Spacewalk and word puzzle activity.

Stop by the Silas Bronson Library and pick up the Spacewalk map.  Visit points of interest and local businesses in our community marked with a star on the map.  Look for the Spacewalk sign, write down the scrambled letters and decode the space words.  Return the form to the Main Reading Room at the Silas Bronson Library to be entered into a prize drawing.

All ages can participate.  One entry per person, please.



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.



Learn to Play Chess
Tuesdays, June 4 - August 27, 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.


Brass City Toastmasters
Mondays, August 12 & 26, 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.




Gaming Club
Wednesdays, August 7 & 21, 4 - 5:30 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.



Learn to Crochet
Thursdays, August 8 & 222 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Bring your crochet hooks and yarn or use ours as we crochet together.  Rikia Bradley from Companions Forever will be our instructor.



Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, August 13, 6 p.m.

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



Movies @ The Library
Wednesday, August 21,  6 p.m.

Join us for a free movie and snacks.  Rated PG-13.

August's movie:  Alita: Battle Angel


Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, August 22, 11:30 a.m.

Bunker Hill Branch Library, 192 Bunker Hill Ave., Waterbury

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

August's book: Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley



Waterbury Roundtable:  Community Conversations
Thursday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.

All are welcome to join us for a monthly community conversation.  Bring your ideas and any Waterbury topics you'd like to discuss.   Light refreshments will be served.






Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, September 9, 6:00 p.m.

New members welcome.  Two books will be discussed in September.

Sept. 9     Becoming by Michelle Obama

                An American Marriage by Tayari Jones