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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 October

   

Gallery Wall : Rome, the Eternal City

Prints and sepia photos from the collection of Anita Bologna.

There will also be a reception and painting demonstration by Julian Silver and Carin Bernard on Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

    

Display Cases:  Art of the Book

Sculptural books, art, and objects by Anita Angi Balkun.

 

Daily/Weekly Programs

Brass City Toastmasters
Second & Fourth Monday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
October 9 & 23
Auditorium

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
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
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!

 

SCORE Business Mentoring
Thursdays, 10 a.m. (by appointment only)

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.

 


 

October

   

Chess Meetup
Thursday, October 19, 6 p.m.
Auditorium

Chess players are invited to come to the library to share their love of the game, meet new chess players, and play chess. Chess boards and pieces will be provided.  Bring a friend.  Come to learn or to teach, but come ready to play!

 

    

2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, October 21, 2 p.m.
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury

Please join us for the 21st Annual Silas Bronson Library Waterbury Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring Waterbury natives and residents who have made a significant impact on the history of Waterbury or who have achieved reognition for their accomplishments throughout the city, state, country, or world.

This year's honorees:

Justice Robert D. Glass, Sr. (1922 - 2001), first African American Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Philip V. Benevento (born 1943) educator and city historian whose passion for sharing the city's history has become legendary.

Ryan A. Gomes (born 1983), a collegiate All-American who went on to play eight seasons in the National Basketball Association.

 

    

Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, October 26, 11:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion.  Please call us at 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P. by Tuesday before we meet.  These books are available at the library.

October Book Discussion:  16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber

 


    

Who Was Here?
Thursday, October 26, 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Longtime CPTV producer and radio host Larry Rifkin will moderate a panel of local scholars and historians who will look at the history of life in downtown Waterbury and address the question of "Who Was Here?"  The session will examine immigration patterns, the various ethnic groups who have called downtown Waterbury home, and the changes to the area as the city's industrial base moved away. Refreshments will be served.

Pre-register online at Who Was Here.

A collaborative program between the Silas Bronson Library, UConn Waterbury's Urban & Community Studies Program, and Connecticut Humanities.

 

    

Here and Now
Thursday, November 2, 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Auditorium

Larry Rifkin returns to moderate a public discussion about "Here and Now" that will talk about where the city is today - and where it might go tomorrow.  City stakeholders from residents, to public officials, to local merchants, to developers are invited to come and participate in an open dialog together that allows everyone's voices to be heard, questions to be asked, and visions discussed.  The session will be videotaped and transcribed to assist all in moving the discussion forward.  Refreshments will be served.

Pre-register online at Here and Now.  

A collaborative program between the Silas Bronson Library, UConn Waterbury's Urban & Community Studies Program, and Connecticut Humanities.

 

November

   

Chess Meetup
Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m.
Auditorium

Chess players are invited to come to the library to share their love of the game, meet new chess players, and play chess. Chess boards and pieces will be provided.  Bring a friend.  Come to learn or to teach, but come ready to play!