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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 July


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 July


Red Foxes of Cape Cod by Sophie Zyla
Gallery Wall

Photographer and conservationist Sophie Zyla exhibits her images of playful foxes of Race Point, Cape Cod.


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, 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, July 8 & 22, 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
By appointment:
Thursdays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.

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.




Gaming Club
Wednesdays, July 3 & 17, 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.



Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, July 9, 6 p.m.

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



Learn to Crochet
Thursdays, July 11 & 25, 2 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.



Movies @ The Library
Wednesday, July 17,  6 p.m.

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

July's movie:  Instant Family



Jigsaw Puzzle Contest
Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Teams of up to 6 people compete to see how much of a 550 piece puzzle they can complete in 2 hours.  Pre-registration is required to reserve your puzzle.  Call 203-574-8225 or stop in to the Reference Desk to R.S.V.P.


Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, July 25, 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.

July's book: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult



Waterbury Roundtable:  Community Conversations
Thursday, July 25, 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.

In July, we'll have a special intensive training and discussion session for healing from trauma from loved ones, led by Life in My Days, a Peer & Youth lead International non-profit supporting communities and individuals on their journeys for self-actualization, and to start difficult conversations, build safe spaces, and transform communities.




Philip V. Benevento Cultural Program for Adults

Three Short Plays
Thursday, August 1, 6:30 - 7:30  p.m.
Main Reading Room

Nancy Schuler returns to Silas Bronson Library to perform her latest work, Three Short Plays and will be performing with her husband, Ed.

The first play is "Henry and Marion."  It is a look at 40 years of marriage gone sour.  The second play is "The Dating Game," a comical look at online dating in your 80s.  Lastly, Nancy presents a comedy about growing older.

Nancy's plays have been performed in New York at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, the New York Public Library Equity Theater, and in a variety of theaters and venues throughout Connecticut.

The Philip V. Benevento Fund for Cultural Programs for Adults at the Silas Bronson Library was established in 2016 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 Library.


Star Wars Movie Marathon
Friday, August 2, 9:30 a.m. - 4  p.m.

Escape the heat with a free movie marathon at the library.  We'll watch The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and Solo.  Popcorn will be provided.