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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,
or visit our Book A Librarian page.


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, telephone, or in person with one of our librarians for help with computer technology.




Winter Exhibits

Our regular schedule of monthly exhibits returns this winter!  Each month we will feature different local artists in our first floor exhibit spaces.  Exhibits are open whenever the library is open.

In December, we will feature "Vacationing at Home; Collages from the Plague Year" by Alan Bisbort.



Seat of the Pants Cooking with Chef Bill
Thursday, December 9, 7 p.m.

Join us as Chef Bill demonstrates a signature dish made for comfort as the days get chillier and the nights get longer: Chicken Italiano.  We'll also give some quick "Holiday hacks" and tips you can incorporate into your holiday cooking!

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register or call 203-574-8225.



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


Open to all members of the Friends.  Please RSVP to 203-574-8222.  Meeting will be held in the library.  Masks must be worn 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.




BRASS Book Club
Thursday, December 23, 12:30 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 December, we will discuss The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Advance registration is required. Click here to register. 

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




Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Thursday, January 6, 6 p.m.

New members welcome!  In January  we will be discussing His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie.

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

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register or call 203-574-8225.



Understanding Your Legal Rights
Thursday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.

Legal rights and responsibilities can be a scary process and very overwhelming for families - especially during the eviction process.  Attorney Mary Conklin from Connecticut Legal Services will answer your questions regarding housing-related issues.

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register or call 203-574-8225.

Presented by Connecticut Legal Services




Genealogy Tips
Tuesday, January 25, 6:30 p.m.


Are you stuck in your genealogy research?  Join library director and local historian Raechel Guest to learn expert tips and tricks for finding out more about your family tree.

In January, find out why land records are one of the best sources of information about your ancestors and how to access those records online or in person.

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register.

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



Tools for Entrepreneurial Success
Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.


Learn about education, access to capital, programs and tools offered ty the Connecticut Women's Business Development Council to help men and women create successful businesses.  Many programs they offer are free or available on a sliding scale.  This will be a bilingual presentation.

Advanced registration is required.  Click here to register.

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



Free Tax Preparation
January 29 - April 16, 2022 

By appointment only - call 211 to schedule your 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 $58,000 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 $25,000.  IRS-trained volunteers are certified to prepare simple tax returns and to 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.

Visit uwc.211ct.org/taxhelp for more information