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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.

 

June


Learn to Use Zoom
Please select a date and time from the list below.

Zoom Presentation

Zoom software is frequently use for virtual presentations or to connect business associates or families who are unable to gather at this time.  Make your meeting time more enjoyable and less stressful by becoming familiar with this tool before you log into a meeting! 

In this session, you will learn how to join a meeting, allow yourself to be seen or not seen on the camera, and how to be heard or participate in "listening only" model.

Advance registration is required. 

Click here to register for Tuesday, June 2, 2 p.m.

Click here to register for Thursday, June 4, 10 a.m.

Click here to register for Monday, June 8, 12 p.m.

Click here to register for Tuesday, June 9, 3 p.m.

Click here to register for Tuesday, June 16, 10 a.m.

Click here to register for Thursday, June 18, 4 p.m.

Click here to register for Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Click here to register for Friday, June 26, 9:30 a.m.

You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

 

 

     

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, June 3, at 1:30 p.m.

Click here to register for Wednesday, June 10, at 1:30 p.m.

Click here to register for Wednesday June 17, at 1:30 p.m.

You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

 

        

Organize Your Space During the Pandemic
Monday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.

Zoom Session

Join professional organizer Ellen Madere as she discusses the organizing challenges we face during the pandemic.  Many of us are now working from home, but have not organized our home work spaces so that they are efficient for us.  Others of us are overwhelmed by the idea.  Still others of us are trying to avoid organizing a work area by creating another junk room.  Ellen tells us that it is "time to be realistic, set organizing goals that are attainable, and not set ourselves up for failure."  

Bring your organizing questions to this interactive meeting!

Advanced registration is required. 

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
Thursdays, June 11 & June 25, 7 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

Join us as Chef Bill demonstrates a new recipe. Share your own recipes and get new ideas for cooking and shopping while social distancing.  Send your recipes to sbl-refdesk@waterburyct.org and we will share them with those of you who register! 

Advance registration is required for each meeting. 

Click here to register for Mouthwatering Bleu Burgers and Homemade French Fries on Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m.

Click here to register for Pork Roast Athena on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m.

You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

 

        

Open Source A/V Apps
Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

Looking for ways to edit images, video, and audio files?  One of our librarians will show you how to use three free, open source apps to help you with your creativity.

Advance registration is required for each meeting. 

Click here to register.

You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

 



       

BRASS Book Club
Thursdays, 12 p.m.

Zoom Presentation

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

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

June's book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Advance registration is required for each meeting.

Click here to register for June 4.

Click here to register for June 11.

Click here to register for June 18.

Click here to register for June 25.

You will receive an email invitation to 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.

            

 



       

Book Lovers' Book Club
Tuesday, June 30, 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.

You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.

           

 

         

Finding Census Data to Grow Your Business
Thursday, June 25, 4 p.m.

Zoom Session

Join Silas Bronson Librarian Sue Barks as she shows us databases that make census data available to answer your business questions.  

Advanced registration is required. 

Click here to register for this program.

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

 



       

One-on-One Computer Help
Please select a date and time from the list below.

Zoom Presentation

Have a tablet but don't know how to use it?  Need to figure out how to set up an email account?  Want to learn how to use our online resources?  Want to learn how to download an e-book?  Schedule a half-hour Zoom appointment with one of our librarians for help with computer technology.

Advanced registration is required.

Click here to register for Tuesday, June 2, 11 a.m.

Click here to register for Thursday, June 4, 2 p.m.

Click here to register for Thursday, June 4, 6:30 p.m.

Click here to register for Tuesday, June 9, 11 a.m.

Click here to register for Thursday, June 11, 2 p.m.

Click here to register for Tuesday, June 16, 11 a.m.

Click here to register for Thursday, June 18, 2 p.m.

Click here to register for Thursday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.

Click here to register for Tuesday, June 23, 11 a.m.

Click here to register for Thursday, June 25, 2 p.m.

Click here to register for Tuesday, June 30, 11 a.m.

 

July

        

Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.

Zoom Session

New members welcome. 

In July, we will discuss The Black and the Blue:  A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in American Law Enforcement  by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris

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.

 

        

Using OnTheMap
Thursday, July 9, 4 p.m.

Zoom Session

Government Documents librarian Sue Barks will demonstrate how to use the database OnTheMap.  This resource maps demographic profiles, and workforce related information such as the number of people who commute out of town vs the number of people who work in the same city that they live in.  Sue will show us how to customize maps for a specific area and purpose.

Advanced registration is required.

Click here to register.

You will receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting.