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Programs for Adults

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many library programs are being held online.

For more information, call us at 203-574-8225 or email bronsonlibrary@waterburyct.org.



One-on-One Computer Help
Please call 203-574-8225 to schedule an appointment,
or visit our Book A Librarian page.


Have a tablet but don't know how to use it?  Need to figure out how to set up an email account?  Need to learn to use Zoom? Want to learn how to use our online resources?  Want to learn how to download an e-book?  Schedule a half-hour appointment over Zoom, telephone, or in person with one of our librarians for help with computer technology.



Understanding Your Legal Rights
Thursday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.

Legal rights and responsibilities can be a scary process and very overwhelming for families - especially during the eviction process.  Attorney Mary Conklin from Connecticut Legal Services will answer your questions regarding housing-related issues.

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register or call 203-574-8225.

Presented by Connecticut Legal Services




Tools for Entrepreneurial Success
Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.


Learn about education, access to capital, programs and tools offered ty the Connecticut Women's Business Development Council to help men and women create successful businesses.  Many programs they offer are free or available on a sliding scale.  This will be a bilingual presentation.

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register.

You will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting. 



BRASS Book Club
Thursday, January 27, 12:30 p.m.


Seniors age 60 and older are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion.  Books are available to borrow from the library.

In January, we will discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michaele Richardson.

Advance registration is required. Click here to register

You will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting. 




Free Tax Preparation
January 29 - April 16, 2022 

By appointment only - call 211 to schedule your appointment

The VITA Tax Prep program will be held at the library on Saturdays by appointment only.  IRS-trained volunteers will be available to prepare tax returns for individuals who made $58,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. 

Free tax prep assistance is also available for individuals who are self-employed and have business expenses less than $25,000.  IRS-trained volunteers are certified to prepare simple tax returns and to screen customers for special tax credits and savings plans.

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

Visit uwc.211ct.org/taxhelp for more information




Genealogy Tips
Tuesday, February 1, 6 p.m.
Rescheduled from January 25

Are you stuck in your genealogy research?  Join library director and local historian Raechel Guest to learn expert tips and tricks for finding out more about your family tree.

In January, find out why land records are one of the best sources of information about your ancestors and how to access those records online or in person.

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register.

You will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting. 



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

New members welcome!  In February  we will be discussing While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams.

Books are available at the library or by using Silas Bronson Library's ebook resources.

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register or call 203-574-8225.



Friends of the Silas Bronson Library Meeting
Tuesday, February 8, 6 p.m.


Open to all members of the Friends.  Please RSVP to 203-574-8222.  Meeting will be held in the library.  Masks must be worn while inside the building.  Please do not attend if you aren't feeling well or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.




Seat of the Pants Cooking with Chef Bill
Thursday, February 10, 7 p.m.

February's Seat of the Pants Cooking is both a cooking demonstration and a history lesson as Chef Bill makes Captain's Meal Beef Stew.  Learn a bit about the Charles W. Morgan, her crew (including, of course, the cooks!), and the dangerous endeavor of whaling, which often took seafarers away from shore for a year or more.  And learn how to make a great, hearty stew that'll stick to yer ribs in this here cold weather, mateys!

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register or call 203-574-8225.