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Virtual Programs for Adults

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all library programs are being held online.

For more information, leave a message with your contact information at 203-574-8225 and we will call you back, or email bronsonlibrary@waterburyct.org.

 


August

     

Genealogy Tips
Please register for one or all of the sessions below. 

Zoom Presentation

This is a weekly informal discussion of genealogy research.  Participants can talk about how their family history research is progressing and get feedback from others. Dana Lucisano, Local History and Genealogy Librarian at the Silas Bronson Library, will begin each program by introducing one tool used in genealogy research. Topics include Immigration to Waterbury, Vital Records, and City Directories.  Each participant should come away with a few suggestions as to how to progress in their research, while meeting others who enjoy this hobby. 

Advance registration is required for each meeting.   

Click here to register for Wednesday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Click here to register for Wednesday, August 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Click here to register for Wednesday, August 26 at 1:30 p.m.

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

 



       

One-on-One Computer Help
Please call 203-574-8225 to schedule a time.

Zoom Presentation

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 with one of our librarians for help with computer technology.

 

           

One Read:  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Wednesday, August 12, 6 p.m.

Zoom Session

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a classic children's book that has inspired movies and Broadway musicals.  All ages are invited to join us this summer in reading (or rereading) this influential book.

On Wednesday, August 12, we'll host a Zoom program to discuss the book.  Wear a Wizard of Oz themed costume and join the discussion!  Local author Shelby Davis will read excerpts from the book.

Click here to register for this program.

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

 



       

BRASS Book Club
Thursday, August 13, 12 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

In August, we will be discussing Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel.

Seniors age 60+ are invited to join the BRASS Book Club discussion online.

We will be meeting on Zoom to discuss what we've read.

Advance registration is required.    

Click here to register. 

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

 

Need a copy of the book? Ebooks and audiobooks are available at no cost from multiple sources. Visit our eBooks & Audiobooks page to find a copy for your tablet or your computer.

Need help finding a copy? Need help registering for a meeting?  Contact us at sbl-refdesk@waterburyct.org, or leave your name and phone number at 203-574-8225 and someone will return your call shortly.

            

 

           

Homeschooling 101
Thursday, August 13, 6 p.m.

Zoom Session

Learn about homeschooling from an experienced homeschooling mom.  Miki Mackennedy will share tips and what you need to know to get started.

Click here to register for this program.

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

 

           

Seat of the Pants Cooking with Chef Bill:  Pizza on the Grill (or in the oven)
Thursday, August 20, 7 p.m.

Zoom Session

Learn how to make pizza at home that rivals the local pizzeria.  Make it unique by adding meats, seafood, and vegetables to your liking -- all on the grill!  (Note:  if the weather is bad we will cook it indoors in the oven.)  And while it is cooking, Chef Bill and Chef Ken give us some great cooking tips and tricks!

Click here to register for this program.

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

 



       

Book Lovers' Book Club
Tuesday, August 25 at 2 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

Join Silas Bronson librarians and discuss with us books we have all loved.  Meeting participants will receive a complete list of the books we discuss.

We will be meeting on Zoom monthly to share what we've read.

Advance registration is required for each meeting. 

Click here to register for Tuesday, August 25 at 2 p.m.

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

           

 

September

 

Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.

Zoom Session

New members welcome. 

We will discuss Corner of Hope and Main and Second Time Sweeter, both by Beverly Jenkins.

Advanced registration is required.

Click here to register.

You will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting by either computer or telephone. 

Need a copy of the book? Ebooks and audiobooks are available at no cost from multiple sources. Visit our eBooks & Audiobooks page to find a copy for your tablet or your computer.

Need help finding a copy?  Need help registering?  Contact us at bronsonlibrary@waterburyct.org, or leave your name and phone number at 203-574-8225 and someone will return your call shortly.