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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 and Exhibits in October


Western Connecticut State University Art Department
Display Cases and Gallery Wall

Items created by the faculty and staff at Western Connecticut State University's Art Department are on display during the month of October.


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.



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.



Gaming Club
Wednesdays, October 2 & 23, 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.


Brass City Toastmasters
Mondays, October 28, 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.



Chess Club
Saturdays, October 5 & 19, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Chess players share their love of the game, meet new chess players, or learn the game.



Anime Club
Saturdays, October 12 & 26, 2:30 p.m.

Share your love of anime and manga with this club.  Win a prize!  Snacks provided. Meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 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.



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.




The UFO Experience
Saturday, October 12, 2 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Stephen Spignesi presents an illustrated program which includes rare photographs of UFOs and other aerial phenomona and is based on his book The Big Book of UFO Facts, Figures, & Truth.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and for signing.



Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, October 24, 12 p.m.

Bunker Hill Branch Library, 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.

October's book is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles



Waterbury Roundtable:  Historic Preservation
Thursday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.


Learn what you can do to save Waterbury's historic buildings and monuments from destruction. Find out more about Waterbury's new demolition delay ordinance and hear about preservation challenges at Riverside Cemetery. Light refreshments will be served.



Movies @ the Library
Wednesday, October 30, 4 p.m.


All movies are rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for young children.

October's movie is Godzilla:  King of the Monsters





Stephen King, American Master
Saturday, November 9, 2 p.m.

Main Reading Room

Celebrate Stephen King with best-selling author Stephen Spignesi, the “world’s leading authority” on Stephen King. Spignesi will present an illustrated lecture about the famed horror writer, based on his book about King’s life, career, and his impact on American Literature.