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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 September

   

Gallery Wall : Julian Silver 

Julian Silver will exhibit acrylic abstract paintings.

There will also be a reception and painting demonstration by Julian Silver and Carin Bernard on Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

    

Display Cases:  Autumn Characters by Gail Streigle

A collection of fanciful, three dimensional, autumn characters made from pumpkins and gourds will be in the display cases.

 

Daily/Weekly Programs

Brass City Toastmasters
Second & Fourth Monday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
September 11 & 25
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.

 

   

Coloring for Adults
Wednesdays, 6 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 the SCORE webpage. To make an appointment with a SCORE counselor, call the Library at 203-574-8225.

 


 

September

   

Chess Meetup
Thursday, September 21, 6 p.m.
Auditorium

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!

 

    

BRASS Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, September 28, 11:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion. A light lunch will be provided. Please call us at 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P. by Wednesday the day before we meet. These books will be available in the library.

September Book Discussion: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

 

October

  

Connecticut Rock ' Roll, A History
Monday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.

Main Reading Room

Waterbury native Tony Renzoni presents a slide program and book signing on Connecticut Rock 'N' Roll History, discussing Gene Pitney, the Five Stalins, the Fifth Estate, Jimi Hendrix's Woolsey Hall performance, Jim Morrison's onstage arrest in New Haven, and Bob Dylan's teen appearance in Branford.  Rare photos and in-depth interviews are included!

 

 

  

Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, October 2    6 p.m.

Mezzanine

Chasing Down a Dream by Beverly Jenkins follows the story of what really makes a family.  Tamara Jones calls the relationships in her family "hate/hate" relationships until one of them calls and asks her to help plan her funeral.  Gemma finds a young boy and his sister walking along the side of the road after a horrendous storm.  When she calls Social Services to try to become their foster mother, she is told that white women cannot foster African American children.  This book explores what makes a family.

New members are welcome.

 

 

  

Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday October 10    6:30 p.m.

Mezzanine

Open to all members of the Friends.  Find out how you can get involved and help support the library!

New members are encouraged to join.

 

   

Chess Meetup
Thursday, October 19, 6 p.m.
Auditorium

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!

 

 

  

Calling All Poets (... and poetry lovers)
Wednesday, October 4, 6:20 p.m.

Auditorium

Bring in 10 copies of a poem you would like to have work-shopped.  Constructive criticism will be given by other participants.  Open mike sign up for spoken word (any style) at 6:20.

Topic:  Mystery and intrigue

 

  

Philip V. Benevento Cultural Program for Adults
"Three Women, Three Roads"; a play by local author Nancy Palmento Schuler
Saturday, October 7, 2 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Waterbury native Nancy Palmento Schuler presents her acclaimed one-woman play inspired by actual people and events from Waterbury's history.  The play features three separate stories about three very different women, why they moved to the Waterbury area, and what they experienced there.

Teresa, an immigrant fro Italy, tells her story about raising her family in Waterbury at the beginning of the 20th century.  Ruth tells you why she moved to Waterbury in the 1960's.  Junie will move you with her story of moving from the Upper East Side of New York to Middlebury in the 1940s.

Refreshments will be served.

The Philip V. Benevento Fund for Cultural Program for Adults at the Silas Bronson Library was established in 2016 through the generosity of MacDermid Performance Solutions and their C.O.O. Frank Monteiro, in honor of Waterbury's City Historian and former Silas Broson Library Board member Philip B. Benevento.  The fund continues to grow through individual donations made to the Friends of the Silas Bronson Library.

 

   

Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti
Saturday, October 14, 4 p.m.

Main Reading Room

Christopher Macchio returns to the Silas Bronson Library for our annual Tribute to Pavarotti Concert.  The classically-trained tenor from the Manhattan School of Music has performed at notable venues in the U. S., Europe, and Asia.  In 2011, he released his critically-acclaimed debut album, Dolci Momenti, featuring beloved songs associated with Mario Lanza.

As a special treat, Macchio will also perform a brief preview in front of City Hall during the United Way's Bed Race, which ends shortly before the concert at the library.

The concert is funded by the Waterbury Arts & Tourism Commission and the Friends of the Silas Bronson Library.

 

   

Chess Meetup
Thursday, October 19, 6 p.m.
Auditorium

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!

 

    

Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, October 26, 11:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

Seniors 60+ are invited to join us for a monthly book discussion.  Please call us at 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P. by Tuesday before we meet.  These books are available at the library.

October Book Discussion:  16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber