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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.

 


Summer Reading Program for Adults

Don't let the kids have all the fun -- we now have a summer reading program for adults!

Visit our Summer Reading Page to find out more, or visit the library to get started.

 

 


Exhibits in July

 

   

Gallery Wall :  Oil Paintings by Tom Rosa

 

 

   

Display Cases:  Topps Chewing Gum "Wings" Trading Cards

Airplane trading cards, 1952-54, from the collection of Ken Killer.

 

Daily/Weekly Programs

Brass City Toastmasters
Second & Fourth Monday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28

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.

(Our talented puzzle people just finished this puzzle!)

 

   

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 our SCORE webpage. To make an appointment with a SCORE counselor, call the Library at 203-574-8225.

 


 

July

 

Movie Matinee
Tuesday, July 11, 1:30 p.m.
Auditorium

Join us for an afternoon viewing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, exploring the world of Harry Potter seventy years before Harry Potter.

Rated PG-13.

 

Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.
Mezzanine

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

 

Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut's Remarkable Women
Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Join us for an interactive multimedia program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and learn about some of our state’s most remarkable women! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn, and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson.

 

   

Chess Meetup
Thursday, July 20, 6 p.m.
Teen/Young Adult Area

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!

 

   

BRASS Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, July 27, 11:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion. A light lunch will be provided. Please call us at 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P. by Wednesday the day before we meet. These books will be available in the library.

July Book Discussion: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

 

 


 

August

 

Movie Matinee
Tuesday, August 8, 1:30 p.m.
Auditorium

Join us for an afternoon viewing of The Lost City of Z, a true-life drama about a British explorer searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon forest during the 1920s.

Rated PG-13.

 

Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.
Mezzanine

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

 

   

Chess Meetup
Thursday, August 17, 6 p.m.
Teen/Young Adult Area

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!

 

   

BRASS Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, August 24, 11:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion. A light lunch will be provided. Please call us at 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P. by Wednesday the day before we meet. These books will be available in the library.

August Book Discussion: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

 

Filippo Voltaggio and The Little Dog That Could
Monday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Direct from the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation Concert— Singer, life coach, and internet talk radio host Filippo Voltaggio gives a slide presentation based on his inspirational book, The Little Dog That Could: A True Story of Life, Love and Miracles, and closes with a mini concert and book and CD signing.