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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 August

         

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 August

           

Paintings by Maritza Chacón Bermúz
Gallery Wall

Costa Rican artist Maritza Chacón Bermúz displays her paintings.

 

Daily/Weekly Programs

 
      

Downtown Waterbury Spacewalk
Daily
Downtown Waterbury and Silas Bronson Library

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 voyage - the space flight that landed the first two astronauts on the moon.  We are celebrating with a Downtown Waterbury Spacewalk and word puzzle activity.

Stop by the Silas Bronson Library and pick up the Spacewalk map.  Visit points of interest and local businesses in our community marked with a star on the map.  Look for the Spacewalk sign, write down the scrambled letters and decode the space words.  Return the form to the Main Reading Room at the Silas Bronson Library to be entered into a prize drawing.

All ages can participate.  One entry per person, please.

 

 
      

Chess Meetup
Daily
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.
Mezzanine

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, August 12 & 26, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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
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.

 


August

 
      

Gaming Club
Wednesdays, August 7 & 21, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Auditorium

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.

 

 
      

Learn to Crochet
Thursdays, August 8 & 222 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.

 

 
      

Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, August 13, 6 p.m.
Mezzanine

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

 

 
      

Movies @ The Library
Wednesday, August 21,  6 p.m.
Auditorium

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

August's movie:  Alita: Battle Angel

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Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, August 22, 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.

August's book: Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

 

 
      

Waterbury Roundtable:  Community Conversations
Thursday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Auditorium

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.

 

 

September

 

 
      

Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, September 9, 6:00 p.m.
Mezzanine

New members welcome.  Two books will be discussed in September.

Sept. 9     Becoming by Michelle Obama

                An American Marriage by Tayari Jones