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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 February


Gallery Wall - Illustrations and Sequential Art

Waterbury native and recently published illustrator Earl Womack exhibits his illustrations and sequential art championing African American life and history. His influences include sports, jazz, the Civil Rights movement, and steampunk.


Display Cases in February


Display Cases - Sights of Sengal

Woodwork, sculpture, sand paintings, butterfly photos, musical instruments and traditional clothing from the collection of Laverne Campbell, from her five visits to Senegal as a volunteer with Project Safety Nets, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and providing resources that offer a sustainable support system for citizens of developing communities..


Daily/Weekly Programs

Brass City Toastmasters
Second & Fourth Monday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
February 12 & February 26

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
Saturdays 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 the SCORE webpage. To make an appointment with a SCORE counselor, call the Library at 203-574-8225.





Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, February 13, 4 p.m.

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



Chess Meetup
Thursday, February 15, 6 p.m.

Chess players are invited to come to the library to share their love of the game, meet new chess players, and play chess.  All ages welcome. Meets the third Thursday of the month.



A Black American Revolutionary War Experience
Saturday, February 17, 2 p.m. 
Snow Date:  Saturday, February 24, 10 a.m.
Main Reading Room

In this all ages performance, Kevin Johnson of the Connecticut State Library reenacts the life and times of Jordan Freeman. An African American born in Old Lyme, in 1732, Freeman served during the Revolutionary War.



Black Brass:  "These Hills Raised Me"
Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. 
Snow Date: Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Waterbury native and recently published illustrator Earl Womack discusses his technique and his evolution as an artist as well as the history of print in Waterbury.  Womack's art will be on display during the month of February.



Going Forth - Black History Month Concert
Saturday, February 24, 2 p.m.
Main Reading Room

Jazz pianist Fred Simmons & Friends hook up with Waterbury's Fran McIntyre, who returns to the Silas Bronson stage for another great performance!  Simmons, a jazz piano teacher at Wesleyan University for many years, will present some of his original works along with African American jazz standards.

Fran McIntyre "was singing before she was talking" according to her dad, Rev. Dewey McIntyre.  Having grown up in a musical family, the multitalented singer of Gospel, Jazz, Blues and Pop, educator and humanitarian took voice lessons from an early age and sang in five church choirs, the Waterbury Glee Club, and the Connecticut Choral Society.

This program is sponsored by the Philip V. Benevento Fund for Cultural Program for Adults and the Friends of the Silas Bronson Library.



Brass Book Club @ the Branch
Thursday, February 22, 11:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Branch, 192 Bunker Hill Avenue

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

February's book is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty