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  Calendar of Events ( All Library Events - Children's & Adults )


Children's Programs

The Silas Bronson Library's KidZone is now open! Even though we're hosting primarily Zoom events this Winter, we're ready with all possible precautions in place to welcome you back to the KidZone. Some of our precautions include removing our toys from the main room, hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes are available for anyone who needs it. Masks are required in the building for anyone who is two (2) years old or older. If you forget your mask - just ask! We've got masks for kids and adults in the Front Lobby and up in the Children's Room too. 

All of our programs are hosted on our Silas Bronson Library Zoom platform unless otherwise noted during registration.

You can contact us for further information, or to register for any program at 203-574-8213 or email the KidZone librarians bronsonkids@waterburyct.org.



Wonderful Wednesday Stories
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Join us on Zoom each week to share in our story time We'll be singing, marching, and playing along with finger games along the way!

Ages 2+

Pre-Registration is required for Zoom. Select from the dates below to register. 

January 12

January 19

January 26

February 02

February 09

February 16

February 23

You may also call 203-574-8213 or email bronsonkids@waterburyct.org to register for this program

Registration closes one hour before the program starts.
Please remember that you must sign up for each week.



Snowball Readers
December 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Snowball Readers, our Winter Reading Club is back for 2021! We're piling up the books while the snow comes down!

Click here for more information or to register

You can also call 203-574-8213 to register



47th Annual Poetry Contest
Submissions Open: January 24, 2022
Submissions Close: March 25, 2022

Our 47th Annual Poetry Contest is here! The Poetry Contest is open to all Greater Waterbury-area students in Grades Kindergarten-Eighth Grade!


Registration Form

Online Submission Coming Soon!

February 2022




Harry Potter Book Night: Magic, Lore and More!
Thursday, February 3, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate the witches and wizards of the Harry Potter stories by participating in the international "Harry Potter Book Night" celebrations! Join Storyteller Mister C and Waterbury Wizard Cyril the Sorcerer for a story of triumph and destiny as they weave words and magic for witches, wizards and muggles alike.

Advance registration is required. Click here to register 

Registration closes one hour before the program starts.




A Child of the Amistad: Sarah Margu
Thursday, February 3, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Hear a story of triumph, destiny and gaining freedom from Storyteller and actor, Tammy Denease presenting a virtual reenactment of Sarah Margu's story! Sarah Margu was one of four children held captive on the Schooner Amistad, and after gaining her freedom, Margu went on to become the first African to graduate from college in the U.S.

Sponsored by CT Humanities

Advance registration is required. Click here to register 

Registration closes one hour before the program starts.


Family Trivia Night: Black History
Wednesday, February 17, 2022

How much do you know about the accomplishments of African-Americans? Join us for a trivia night filled with questions, stories and answers honoring African-American contributions!

Advanced Registration Required. Click here to register

Registration closes one hour before the program starts.


Second Annual Author Spotlight: Local African-American Authors
Thursday, February 24, 5:30 p.m.

Be inspired this Black History Month! Join us for our 2nd Annual celebration of local African-American authors!

We'll be showcasing and recognizing the work of local African-American and people of color. We'll be joined by local authors including Chase Taylor and Shelby Davis, who will share excerpts from their books, and a lively discussion after.

Advance registration required. Click here to register. 

Registration closes one hour before the program starts.



Read with me, Mr. C
YouTube Story Time

Our very own Mr. C has been hard at work preparing storytimes for you to enjoy at home when you can't get to the library! Favorites like Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola are ready to be enjoyed anytime!

The videos are available on Mr. C's YouTube channel.