The library will be closed on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, 2022

Due to the start of our July Summer Hours and Independence Day, we will be closed on both days. With our summer hours, we will be closed on Sundays until the weekend after Labor Day.

IN PERSON- Waterbury's Brass Buttons

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This program will be delivered via Zoom and will be streamed to our Kingsley Room. If you want to watch the program from home, register here

Waterbury was nicknamed the Brass City after becoming the center of America’s brass industry in the 1800s, but did you know that brass buttons started it all? Join us and learn about the history of Waterbury’s brass buttons and admire the intricate art of the buttons of the Waterbury Button Museum. You will even get the chance to see some of the buttons in the Button Museum's collection up close!

Elise Vanase is the Manager of Public Programs with the Mattatuck Museum. She comes from the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, having attended the University of Connecticut for a BFA in Puppet Arts. She's been with the museum for over six months now and has learned a lot about the area's history in her time here. 

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.  For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.



The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.