1/30/2014 - February Events at Silas Bronson Library

Sisters to Sisters Book Club
Monday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.
Silas Bronson Library
Sisters to Sisters Book Club discusses Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail And he Struggle That Changed A Nation by Jonathan Rieder.


Calling All Poets....
Featuring Ernie Blue
Wednesday, Feburary 5, 6:15 p.m.
Silas Bronson Library - Auditorium
Ernie Blue is a retired corrections officer whose life and work have been profoundly affected by the Million Man March. A poet in the slam tradition, he is also a master teacher in the art of performance poetry - often condensing decades - even centuries - of history into a single poem. His heritage and the responsibility he feels as an African-American male are at the center of his art.


Book Talk & Signing
Meet Janina B. Nawarskas

Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.
Born in 1936, Janina Nawarskas lived a comfortable life with her family in Lithuania until World War II abruptly disrupted it. As the Russian army was approaching from the East, the family headed West, where her father was abducted by the German army at the border. She dodged American bombs, lived in German war camp, suffered the loss of her mother and searched for her family before being reunited with her father and coming to the United States. This program is being held in conjunction with Lithuanian Independence Day, which is February 16th.


Concert & Author Appearance
Waterbury native Tony Hofler, Sr. formerly of Bill Baker’s 5 Satins and The Modulations, sings gospel, blues, jazz, and R&B in this tribute to the singers and composers of Black America.
Silas Bronson Library – Main Reading Room
Saturday, February 22 – Main Reading Room
1:00 p.m. Music of Black America -Tony Hofler, Sr.
2:00 p.m. Dr. Ian Smith, Motivational Talk & Book Signing


Book Talk & Signing
Meet Stephany D. Minor, Author of 
Fear Not, Believe Only Miracles Received Throughout My Journey Having HIV/AIDS
Silas Bronson Library
Tuesday, February, 25, 6:30 p.m.