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Virtual Programs for Adults

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all library programs are being held online.

For more information, leave a message with your contact information at 203-574-8225 and we will call you back, or email bronsonlibrary@waterburyct.org.

 

May

      

Learn to Use Zoom
Tues., May 26, 6:30 p.m., Wed. May 27, 9:30 a.m.  or Fri. May 29, 10 a.m.

Zoom Presentation

Zoom software is frequently use for virtual presentations or to connect business associates or families who are unable to gather at this time.  Make your meeting time more enjoyable and less stressful by becoming familiar with this tool before you log into a meeting! 

In this session, you will learn how to join a meeting, allow yourself to be seen or not seen on the camera, and how to be heard or participate in "listening only" model.

Advance registration is required. 

Click here to register for Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 p.m

Click here to register for Wednesday, May 27, 9:30 a.m.

Click here to register for Friday, May 29, 10 a.m.

You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

 

 



       

One-on-One Computer Help
Tuesday, May 26,  11 a.m.
Friday, May 29, 2 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

Have a tablet but don't know how to use it?  Need to figure out how to set up an email account?  Want to learn how to use our online resources?  Want to learn how to download an e-book?  Schedule a half-hour Zoom appointment with one of our librarians for help with computer technology.

Advanced registration is required.

Click here to register for Tuesday, May 26, 11 a.m.

Click here to register for Friday, May 29, 2 p.m.

 

     

Genealogy Tips
Wednesday, May 27, 1:30 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

This is the first in a weekly informal discussion of genealogy research.  Participants can talk about how their family history research is progressing and get feedback from others. Dana Lucisano, Local History and Genealogy Librarian at the Silas Bronson Library, will begin each program by introducing one tool used in genealogy research.  She will discuss the Connecticut State Library Digital Archive this week. Each participant should come away with a few suggestions as to how to progress in their research, while meeting others who enjoy this hobby. 

Advance registration is required for each meeting. Click here to register. You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

 



       

BRASS Book Club
Thursday, May 28, 12 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

Seniors age 60+ are invited to join the BRASS Book Club discussion online.

We will be meeting on Zoom every Thursday to discuss what we've read.

For May 28, please read through Chapter 49, or Volume 3, chapter 6 of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Advance registration is required for each meeting. Click here to register. You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

Need a copy of the book? Ebooks and audiobooks are available at no cost from multiple sources. Visit our eBooks & Audiobooks page to find a copy for your tablet or your computer.

Need help finding a copy? Contact us at bronsonlibrary@waterburyct.org, or leave your name and phone number at 203-574-8225 and someone will return your call shortly.

            

 



       

Book Lovers' Book Club
Tuesday, May 26, 2 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

Join Silas Bronson librarians and discuss with us books we have all loved.  Meeting participants will receive a complete list of the books we discuss.

We will be meeting on Zoom monthly to share what we've read.

Advance registration is required for each meeting. Click here to register. You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

           

 

       

Seat of the Pants Cooking with Chef Bill
Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

Join us as Chef Bill demonstrates his breakfast frittatas. Share your own breakfast ideas and recipes, or make your favorite breakfast dish and show it on Zoom. Email your recipe to bronsonlibrary@waterburyct.org and we will share it with those who attend.   

This is the first of a new cooking series. How has your cooking and shopping changed since quarantine? Bring your ideas and your appetite!

Advance registration is required for each meeting. Click here to register. You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

 

June

       

Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.

Zoom Session

New members welcome. 

In June, we will discuss The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Advanced registration is required. Click here to register.

You will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting by either computer or telephone.

 

Need a copy of the book? Ebooks and audiobooks are available at no cost from multiple sources. Visit our eBooks & Audiobooks page to find a copy for your tablet or your computer.

Need help finding a copy? Contact us at bronsonlibrary@waterburyct.org, or leave your name and phone number at 203-574-8225 and someone will return your call shortly.

 

        

Organize Your Space During the Pandemic
Monday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.

Zoom Session

Join professional organizer Ellen Madere as she discusses the organizing challenges we face during the pandemic.  Many of us are now working from home, but have not organized our home work spaces so that they are efficient for us.  Others of us are overwhelmed by the idea.  Still others of us are trying to avoid organizing a work area by creating another junk room.  Ellen tells us that it is "time to be realistic, set organizing goals that are attainable, and not set ourselves up for failure."  

Bring your organizing questions to this interactive meeting!

Advanced registration is required. Click here to register for this program.

You will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting.