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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 May

      

Journey Across America - Photographs of National Parks by Minh Pham
Gallery Wall & Display Cases

Vietnamese-born, California transplant, Minh Pham presents photos of Yosemite, Zion National Park, Death Valley and other national parks he has visited.

 

Daily/Weekly Programs

Brass City Toastmasters
May 21, June 11 & 25, 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
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.

 

May

 
      

Chess Meetup
Saturday, May 19, 2:30 - 4:30 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 are welcome.

 

     

Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, May 24, 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.

May's book:  Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

 

June

 
      

Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, June 4, 6 p.m.
Mezzanine

Sisters to Sisters welcomes new members.

June's book:  The Binding Thread by Vincent A. Punter

Summer reading book for discussion September 10:  Unforgivable Love by Sophronia Scott

 

 
      

Pushing Past "No":  Overcoming Obstacles on the Path to Success
Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Has anyone ever told you that you couldn't succeed?  How have you proved them wrong?  Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame and be inspired by the stories of some of Connecticut's remarkable women who overcame obstacles and objections to achieve great things!

 

 
      

Chess Meetup
Tuesdays, June 5 & 19, 6 - 8 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 are welcome.

 

 
      

Gaming Club
Wednesday, June 6 & 20, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Auditorium

Join us for Video Games, Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh! and board games in our new Gaming Club.  Anyone who loves games of any type is welcome.  Games may contain mature content.

 

 
      

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

Participants will be given constructive criticism of original poems.  Bring several copies to share.  Open mic signup starts at 6:20 p.m.  Hosted by Victoria Munoz.

 

     

Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, June 12, 6 p.m.
Mezzanine

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

 

      

Art Demonstration
Friday, June 15, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Front Lobby

Bridgeport resident Thomas Harrison displays colored pencil seascapes as well as animal portraits -  including mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish.  Born in White Plains, N.Y. and raised in Rowayton (Norwalk), CT, the self-taught zoologist, horticulturist, artist, and musician has worked in horticulture and landscaping in Fairfield County.  He will do a demonstration of his art in the library lobby.

 

      

Make Music Waterbury!
Thursday, June 21, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Front Plaza

Join us for a full day of free music performances outside the library and throughout downtown Waterbury.  Make Music Day is an international celebration of music on the longest day of the year.

Make Music Waterbury is made possible by a communit partnership which includes the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Waterbury Public Art Committee, City of Waterbury, and the Connecticut Community Foundation.

 

     

Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, June 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.

June's book:  Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen