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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 April

 

  

Gallery Wall :  Watercolors of Sara Cyr

The watercolors of Sarah Cyr will be displayed in the library gallery.  The Naugatuck resident received her bachelor's degree in illustration from Sacred Heart University and is currently a graphic design manager at The Cheshire Herald.  She has recently designed her own coloring books for Etsy.com, a website for artists and crafters.

 

   

Display Cases:  Moose on the Loose

There will be Moose on the Loose.  Actually, the Moose will be in the lobby display cases with an exhibit of mostly plush toys and collectibles representative of Maine, Vermont, Colorado, and Canada.

 

Daily/Weekly Programs

Brass City Toastmasters
Monday, April 11, and April 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.

(Our talented puzzle people just finished this puzzle!)

 

   

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

 


April

    

Movie Night:  Collateral Beauty
Wednesday, April 26, 6 p.m.

Auditorium.

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life.  While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time, and Death.  But it's not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

 

    

Growing Your Family Finances
Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m.
Auditorium

This interactive family finance workshop will focus on the steps you can take to improve your financial future.  Ms.  Faye Griffiths-Smith will discuss how to pay down debt, save money, and move closer tto your financial goals.  This workshop is provided by the UCONN Extension Family Economics and Resources Program and the Connecticut Saves Campaign.  Pre-Registration is required.  Call 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P.  UConn is an equal opportunity employer and program provider.

 

    

Jazz Appreciation Month Concert
Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Fran McIntyre & Friends celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial.

 


 

May

     

Sisters to Sisters book Club discusses The Witches by Stacy Schiff
Monday, May 1, 6 p.m.
Mezzanine

The Witches:  Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff  is this month's selection.

The panic began early in 1692, when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar.  It spread quickly, confounding the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony.  Neighbors accused neighbors, husbands accused wives, and parents and children accused each other.  It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.  Adolescent girls stood at the center of the crisis.  The author brings early American anxieties to the fore to align them brilliantly with our own.  In an era of religious provocations, crowdsourcing, and invisible enemies, this story makes more sense than ever.

 

    

Calling All Poets (... and poetry lovers)
Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium

Waterbury educator, poet, novelist, actor, and illustrator Steve Parlato is our featured poet this month.

 

    

Chess Meetup
Saturday, May 13, 2 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!