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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 and Displays in December

     

Gallery Wall and Display Cases: Capturing the Moment 

Award-winning artist Anita Gregorski has presented in numerous solo exhibits, working in watercolors, oils and acrylic.  Her paintings have been accepted in prestigious jurried art shows.

Her subjects include local barns and fences, quaint neighborhood homes, flowers from her gardens, New England landscapes, store fronts, and street scenes.  Gregorski paints works that successfully reflect the colors and atmosphere of the Connecticut landscape.  She has captured both city and rural scenes that have since changed or disappeared.

 

Daily/Weekly Programs

Brass City Toastmasters
Second & Fourth Monday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
December 11

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
Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 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.

 


 

December

    

Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, December 12, 4 p.m. -- MEETING CANCELLED
Mezzanine

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

 

    

Chess Meetup
Thursday, December 21, 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.  All ages welcome. Meets the third Thursday of the month.

 

    

Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, December 28, 11:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

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

December's book is The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek by Jane Myers Perrine

 

January

    

Waterbury in Words and Pictures:  Poetry, Prose and Music
Wednesday, January 3, 6:30 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Nicaraguan-born, New York transplant Gus "Ghost" Useda presents some of his thousands of poems in both English and Spanish, intermingled with Latin, Gaelic, Hindi and Greek.  Useda will also be exhibiting his artwork in the library during the month of January.

 

    

Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, January 8, 6 p.m.
Mezzanine

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is the book that will be discussed this month.  The main character is drawn to activism after she witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed black friend by police.

This book was recently banned by Katy Independent School District, Texas, which includes 15 junior high schools and 8 high schools.  The book was banned for its profanity.

The author notes that she wrote the book in reaction to "how little black lives matter".

All are welcome to attend this discussion.

 

    

Chess Meetup
Thursday, January 18, 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.  All ages welcome. Meets the third Thursday of the month.

 

    

Winter Jigsaw Puzzle Contest
Saturday, January 20, 1 - 3 p.m.
Snow Date: Saturday, January 27, 1 - 3 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Six teams of up to six people each compete to see how much of a 550 piece jigsaw puzzle they can finish in two hours.  Pre-registration is required to reserve your puzzle.  Call 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P.

 

    

Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, January 25, 11:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

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

January's book is The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani