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Programs for Adults

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



Book A Librarian
Please call 203-574-8225 to schedule an appointment,
or visit our Book A Librarian page.

Whether you need help with a resume, want some help looking up information, or want some help learning to use some of the library's resources, you can now "book a librarian" to help you one-on-one for up to one hour.

Schedule your appointment by calling 203-574-8225 or visit our Book A Librarian page.




One-on-One Computer Help
Please call 203-574-8225 to schedule an appointment,
or visit our Book A Librarian page.

Can't attend our Computer Classes?  Need help with a different computer problem?  Call us at 203-574-8225 to schedule a one-on-one computer appointment at a time that works for you! 



VITA Tax Prep
Jan 28 - April 15

By appointment only.

Call 211 to schedule an appointment.

The VITA Tax prep program will be held at the library on Saturdays by appointment only.  IRS-trained volunteers will be available to prepare tax returns for individuals who made $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.

Free tax prep assistance is also available for individuals who are self-employed and have business expenses less than $35,000.  IRS-trained volunteers are certified to prepare simple tax returns and screen customers for special tax credits and savings plans.

VITA is made possible through a partnership with the United Way of Greater Waterbury, the Connecticut Association for Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service.



One-on-One Crochet Help
Call 203-574-8225 to schedule an appointment

Can't attend the Crochet Club meeting?  Call us at 203-574-8225 to schedule a one-on-one crochet lesson at a time that works for you.             



Twice Monthly Programs


Computer Classes
Tuesdays, March 7 & 21, April 4, & 18, May 2 & 16, 1:30 p.m.
Computer Classroom

Get the skills you need to start using computers today!

March 7:    Introduction to the Internet
March 21:  Email
April 4:      Introduction to Computers
April 18:    Ebooks & Audiobooks
May 2:       MS Word for Beginners
May 16:     Introduction to Computers



Crochet Club
Wednesday, March 8 & 22, April 12, & 26, May 10 & 24, 3 p.m.

Learn how to crochet, get help with a tricky project, or just come to socialize while crocheting.  Bring your own project, or join in one of ours.  Supplies provided.


Monthly Programs


Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Thursday, March 2, April 6, May 4, 6 p.m.

New members welcome. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library.

     March 2: To Catch a Raven by Beverly Jenkins.

     April 6: Crossing the Line by Kareem Rosser.

     May 4: Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson.




Movie Night
Thursday March 9, April 13, May 11, 6 p.m.

Come and watch a good movie on our big screen.

    March 9: Queen of Glory.
    April 13: Dog.
    May: Breaking.




Job Search Skills
Monday, March 13, April 10, May 1, 11 a.m.
Main Reading Room

Brian Duffany of the Goodwill Career Center will show you new ways to apply for a job.

March 13:  Resume Writing
April 10: Job Search 101
May 1: Interview Skills




Friends of the Library
Tuesday, March 14, April 11, May 9, 6 p.m.

Open to members of the Friends, or anyone interested in joining.  RSVP to 203-574-8222.   Meetings will be held in the library.   Please do not attend if you aren't feeling well or if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. 



BRASS Book Club
Thursday, March 23, April 27, May 25, 12:30 p.m.

Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for this monthly book discussion.  Books are available to borrow from the library. 

Advanced registration is required.  Click on the link below to register or call us at 203-574-8225.  You will be sent a link to join the Zoom meeting shortly before the program starts. 

March 23: Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Click here to register.

April 27: West With Giraffes Lynda Rutledge.  Click here to register.

May25: The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf.  Click here to register.




AAA Driving Tips
Friday, March 31, April 28, May 5, 3:30 p.m.
Main Reading Room

March 31:  12+ Tips to Better Driving
April 28:  Key Timing for "Driving Retirement"
May 5: Smart Car Features for Mature Drivers

Presented by AAA Northeast.




Meet the Author: Dr. Marianne Bette
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Dr. Marianne Bette, who describes herself as a "grief warrior," shares her experiences in her book, Living with a Grieving Heart, that will comfort and guide all those who have suffered terrific personal loss.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.






Poetry Workshop & Open Mic
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.

Share your poetry with the group and get help writing it.




Making Cents of Banking
Wednesday, April 19, 6 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Confused by banking?  Learn about credit, monthly expenses, mortgage applications, and other banking basics.  Presented by Webster Bank.




Dar Sentido Al Dinero
Thursday, April 20, 6 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Aprenda a tomar su decision de compra mas inteligente:  como funciona el creito, presupuseto mensual, el proceso de solicitud de hipoteca, y otros conceptos bancarios basicos.  Presentado por Webster Bank.




Learn to Make Wire & Bead Earrings
Saturday, April 22, 1:30 p.m.

Make your own earrings with our craft supplies.



Images of Our Past
Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Celebrate National Library Week with a slideshow history of the Silas Bronson Library, now in its 153rd year.  Presented by Raechel Guest, Director of the library.




Bookpage Flowers
Tuesday, May 9, 2:30 p.m.

Create your own flower bouquet using old books.





Philip V. Benevento Cultural Program for Adults

Pierce Campbell Trio
Saturday, May 6, 1:30 p.m.
Library Patio

Celebrate spring with a jazz concert by the Pierce Campbell Jazz Trio.  They'll be performing classics from artists like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett, along with more modern tunes from Stevie Wonder, Nora Jones, Bill Withers, and even some originals.

Note:  The concert will be held indoors if the weather is bad.

The Philip V. Benevento Fund for Cultural Programs for Adults at the Silas Bronson Library was established in 2016 in honor of Waterbury's City Historian and former Silas Bronson Library Board member Philip V. Benevento.  The fund continues to grow through individual donations made to the Friends of the Silas Bronson Library.