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Programs for Adults

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

For more information, call us at 203-574-8225 or email bronsonlibrary@waterburyct.org.



One-on-One Computer Help
Please call 203-574-8225 to schedule an appointment.

Zoom or phone assistance

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



Friends of the Silas Bronson Library Meeting
Tuesday, September 14, 6 p.m.

Main Reading Room

Open to all members of the Friends.  Please RSVP to 203-574-8222.  Meeting will be held in the library.  Masks must be worn by those who are unvaccinated while inside the building.  Please do not attend if you aren't feeling well or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.




Nzinga's Daughters
Thursday, September 16, 5:30 p.m.
Rain Date:  Thursday, September 30, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a very special musical performance of "Underground Railroad" by Nzinga's Daughters.  The musical group has performed at a variety of major arts and cultural venues in New England, and Ghana, West Africa.  Their program includes a variety of African, Caribbean, and African American music, drumming, storytelling, and poetry.  This is a performance you won't want to miss!

Sponsored by the Philip V. Benevento Cultural Program for Adults Fund.

Advanced registration is encouraged but not required. Click here to register or call 203-574-8225.




Protecting Your Health and Wealth:  An Alzheimer's Conversation
Wednesday, September 22, 2 p.m.


Alzheimer's is one of the costliest diseases.  Join us as we discuss the risk factors, warning signs, resources, and how you can join the fight against Alzheimer's. Ways to protect your financial assets will be discussed. 

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register.

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

Presented by Maria Tomasetti, CT Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and Maria Xavier, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones.             



BRASS Book Club
Thursday, September 23, 12 p.m.


Seniors age 60 and older are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion.  Books are available to borrow from the library.

In September, we will discuss The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Advance registration is required. Click here to register

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



Seat of the Pants Cooking with Chef Bill
Thursday, September 23, 7 p.m.

Join Chef Bill as he demonstrates a new recipe each month.  You can also watch previous demonstrations on our YouTube channel. 

The cooler days and evenings of September remind us that autumn is on its way, and with it, all of those wonderful comfort foods.  This month Chef Bill will be making a delicious Butternut Squash and Apple Soup.  Mmm mmm!  Join us for an hour of lively conversation, a live demonstration, and lots of fun!

Advanced registration is required.  Registration closes one hour before the program begins.
Click here to register

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

We'd love to hear what you're cooking!  Share recipes with our members by sending them to rbridges@waterburyct.org.  We'll share them with everyone who registers for the program.



Downtown Art Crawl
Friday, September 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Waterbury will be filled with art exhibits for this special two-day event.  The library will host an exhibit of work by Maureen Wilkinson, a prize winning painter.  Connecting each exhibit site is a walking tour of public art pieces in downtown Waterbury.  A map will be available, along with a "passport" with instructions.  Participants who visit every exhibit site will be eligible for a special treat at the end.



Genealogy Tips
Tuesday, September 28, 6 p.m.

In September, library director and local historian Raechel Guest will show you how to find "hidden" information on the FamilySearch website, including land records, probate records, and vital records.  She will also walk you through the process she used to find information about Nelson & Catharine Weston, Black entrepreneurs who lived in Waterbury and Naugatuck during the 1840s and 1850s.

Advance registration is required. 

Click here to register or call us at 203-574-8225.

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




Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Live Music on the Patio
Saturday. October 2,  3 p.m.
Rain Date: Saturday, October 9, 3 p.m.
Front Plaza

Join us for a live music performance by Orquesta Afinke, a dynamic Latin band, who will be performing in front of the library. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is encouraged but not required.

Click here to register for this program.

Sponsored by the Waterbury Arts & Tourism Commission.



Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Thursday, October 7, 6 p.m.
Patio (Weather Permitting)

New members welcome!  In October we will be discussing The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel.

Books are available at the library or by using Silas Bronson Library's ebook resources.



What is the "Real ID" ?
Thursday, October 14, 6:30 p.m.

What is the Real ID?  How do I get one?  Do I even NEED one?  Fran Mayko, Public Affairs Dept. of AAA Northeast will answer all of this and more.  Learn what the Real ID is, who should get one, how you get one, and the changes to obtaining a Real ID as a result of COVID.

Advance registration is required. 

Click here to register or call us at 203-574-8225.

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



Italian-American Heritage Celebration:  Live Music on the Patio
Wednesday, October 20, 5:30 p.m.
Rain Date:  Wednesday, October 27, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a celebration of Italian heritage and culture and enjoy the vocal talents of Italian pop opera/crossover singer “The Graceful Tenor” Vittorio DiCarlo!.  Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register

Sponsored by UNICO of Waterbury.