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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 March


Hispanic Heritage
Display Cases 

In March, our display cases in the front lobby will feature an exhibit from the Hispanic Coalition celebrating the diversity and accomplishments of the Hispanic population in the Waterbury area.


Daily/Weekly Programs


Free Tax Preparation
January 26 - April 13, 2019
Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
By appointment only  •  Call 211 to make an appointment.

Call 211 to schedule an appointment.

Visit the VITA Website for full details.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be available at the library for low to moderate income individuals and for families earning less than $55,000 a year.

IRS-trained volunteers are certified to prepare simple tax returns and to screen customers for special tax credits and savings plans.  Visiting a VITA site instead of a paid tax preparer saves each filer an average of $200.  Taxes can be filed electronically, in which case refunds are received within 7 - 10 days.

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


Brass City Toastmasters
Monday, March 11 & 25, 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:
Mondays, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
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.




Gamers Who Code
Wednesdays in March,  6 p.m.  

Brass City Gamers hosts a coding class at the library.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  This group will meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m.




Gaming Club
Wednesdays, March 6 & 20, 4 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.



Jobseeker Services at the American Job Center
Thursday, March 21, 2 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Pamela LaRosa, Director of One-Stop Workforce Operations, will provide an overview of the American Job Center and discuss some of the services offered through the Connecticut Department of Labor.  This is part one of a three part series designed to provide an overview of no cost job search assistance available at the American Job Center located at 249 Thomaston Ave., Waterbury.



Holi Fest
Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m.

Holi is a Hindu springtime celebration of love and color known for the play of colors in which participants douse one another with bright colors.  Come learn about this joyful celebration.



Movies @ The Library
Wednesday, March 27,  4 p.m.

Join us for a free movie and snacks.  All movies are rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for young children.

March's movie:  Venom


Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, March 28, 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.

March's book:  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd



Waterbury Roundtable:  Community Conversations
Fourth Thursday of the month, March 28, 6:30 p.m.

All are welcome to join us on the second and fourth Thursday every month for our new community conversations about Waterbury's past, present, and future.  What can we do to commemorate and learn from our history?  Bring your ideas and any Waterbury topics you would like to discuss.  Light refreshments will be served.




Sisters to Sisters Book Club Author Visit
Monday, April 1, 6 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Author Ken Harge will join Sisters to Sisters for a discussion of his book, You are Here for Something Great.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.



Calling All Poets (... and poetry lovers)
Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.

Annual Poetry Slam hosted by Ernie Blue.  All are welcome to attend, whether you are a poet or a poetry lover.  Bring five copies of your work to share for a constructive criticism workshop. Open mic for poetry and spoken word.  Sign up is at 6:20 p.m.



Jigsaw Puzzle Contest
Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Teams of up to 6 people compete to see how much of a 550 piece puzzle they can finish in 2 hours.  Pre-registration is required.  Call 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P.



Chess Meetup
Saturday, April 6 and 20,  2:30 p.m.

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 are welcome.



Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Second Tuesday of the month, April 9, 4 p.m.

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



Philip V. Benevento Cultural Program For Adults

Kris Jensen and the Jazz All Stars
Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Join us for a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with an afternoon performance by Kris Jensen and the Jazz All Stars.  Jensen has performed with the Allman Brothers Band and continues to tour regularly with Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, performing monthly at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.  He has also performed on the David Letterman Show.

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 Silas Bronson Library.



Movie and a Book
Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. 

Read the book and join us as we watch the movie!  We're pairing up classic books with their film adaptations.  Copies of the books will be available to borrow from the library.  Light refreshments will be served.

April 20:    The Book Thief  by Mark Zusak
May 18:     The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde