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Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Sunday April 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none My Iconic Women by Hazel Jarvis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrating Women's History Month and beyond  - Exhibition, My Iconic Women, gouache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton on view from March 1 through April 29 with an artist's reception on Saturday, March 3 from 2:30-4:30 pm. PVA H

    Location: The Gallery
Monday April 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD?  Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only).   Please note that it takes the entire playback time of the video for the conversion to DVD. Available to Ridgefield Library cardholders 13 years of age and older.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman (2016, 304 pages) This unique culinary history of America looks at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat. The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population which makes for a continually changing culinary landscape. Historical gastronomist Lohman suggests that American food is united by eight flavors: black pepper, vanilla, curry powder, chili powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and Sriracha. She explores how these influential ingredients made their way to the American table.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
elect_camera 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make & Take Camera Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For kids in third through fifth grade: learn how to take amazing photographs AND assemble your own working camera to keep! This is the first of a two part class. Registration required and is for  both sessions. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Facebook 101 for Business with Kate Fitzpatrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Your business may have a solid marketing strategy, but are you an effective Facebook marketer? Facebook estimates that it is home to more than 40 million active small-business pages. How will yours get noticed in the midst of the ever-changing Newsfeed algorithm? Did you know that not everyone who has Liked your page will automatically see your posts?  Join Kate Fitzpatrick for 5 Foolproof Ways to Promote your Business on Facebook.

Please register.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (4): Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, 4/17, 4/24 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years, anticipating risky situations and behaviors, providing the support your child needs to thrive. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM The Ridgefield Ramble Kick-Off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn about the plans to expand the Norwalk River Valley Trail through Ridgefield and Redding.  The NRVT will extend for 33 miles--from Norwalk Harbor to Danbury.  Most of it will be accessible, and appropriate for walkers, runners, bikers and wheel chairs.  Executive director, Charlie Taney, will explain the project, and Trail builder Josh Ryan, of Timber & Stone in Montpelier, VT, will be present to share the design of the "Ridgefield Ramble" and "Redding Mile" sections of the trail.  Please join us to celebrate the kick-off of the first Ridgefield portion of the NRVT!  Light refreshments will be served.

Please register.

Note: Before the program from 12:30-2:00 PM you can walk the trail (about 3 miles) with Josh Ryan of Timber and Stone.  Meeting place is the parking lot near the corner of Simpaug Turnpike and Route 7. No registration needed for the walk.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Facebook 101 for Business with Kate Fitzpatrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Your business may have a solid marketing strategy, but are you an effective Facebook marketer? Facebook estimates that it is home to more than 40 million active small-business pages. How will yours get noticed in the midst of the ever-changing Newsfeed algorithm? Did you know that not everyone who has Liked your page will automatically see your posts?  Join Kate Fitzpatrick for 5 Foolproof Ways to Promote your Business on Facebook.

Please register.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Art of Retirement - Week 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a three-night series on the many elements of retirement.   Whether you are ready to retire or thirty years from retiring, our three week series is designed to educate and inform you on multiple topics that affect a successful retirement. 

Week 1 - April 10th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • Personal financial planning for pre-retirees and retirees
    • Jim Rankowitz CFP – Financial Advisor – Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Social Security: A Critical Part of Retirement Income
    • Chris Ceponis – Investment Advisor – Ceponis Financial Grou
  • Assisting your aging parents
    • Alyson Marcucio – Attorney – Chipman Mazzucco Land & Pennarola, LLC

Week 2 - April 17th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • What Retirement Looks Like for You
    • George Ameer – Financial Advisor – Edward Jones Investments
  • Journeys in Retirement
    • Frank Bastone – Pinnacle Trips
  • Ready For A Change... The Question: Move or Not To Move with Dee Braaten – Real Estate Agent – Keller Williams

Week 3 - April 24th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • 5 things you need to know about Reverse Mortgages
    • Dave Stambone – Senior Mortgage Banker – Total Mortgage
  • Advance Health Care Directives
    • Leslie-Alin Tewes of Tewes Cares - Aging & Disability Care Specialist / Patient Advocate
  • Managing Your Estate
    • Alyson Marcucio – Attorney – Chipman Mazzucco Land & Pennarola, LLC

Registration is recommended for each session.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Wednesday April 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (1945; 315 pages). Posted in 1943 to a country estate commandeered for the war effort, Charles Ryder reminisces about his relationship with the wealthy Marchmain family who owns Brideshead, allowing the author to dissect the lives of the British upper classes and comment on a range of social and moral issues, from homosexuality to religion.

Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Making Simple Stuffed Animals with Pat Corrigan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski     
   

Create an animal pillow from your imagination or work from a photograph that you bring of your favorite creature. Working with recycled wool sweaters and fabric, we will simplify and try to capture the essence of your animal’s spirit! . All materials provided.

Registration required.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
lib_bookshelf 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 2 and 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads Ruby Lu Brave and True by Lenore Look, then everyone comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  Snacks will be served!  Registration begins March 1.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Mobile Moveable Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 create their own mobile!  Inspired by Alexander Calder, participants will learn about balance and movement as an art form.  Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Classes take place on Wednesdays from 6 - 8 PM.  Classes start on Feb. 28 and end on May 9 (no class April 11). Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

Register here (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 8 sessions)

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ye Old Burying Yard: Ridgefield Cemeteries and Burial Customs with Daniel Cruson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Please join us to learn more about local burying grounds and customs.  This evening lecture will be led by Daniel Cruson, an expert on early life in Colonial Connecticut, who will be discussing the evolution of local grave markers from the 1600s through the 1800s.  Following a successful walking tour of the Mapleshade Cemetery complex in May 2015, Cruson once again will highlight select headstones that are hand-carved, fascinating, and rife with symbolism.  

The Mapleshade complex has five cemeteries within the grounds; two are private and the other three are town-owned and -maintained.  The earliest grave markers date to the town’s beginnings.

Cruson is a retired Joel Barlow High School teacher with a strong interest in Colonial Connecticut.  He is a past president of the Newtown Historical Society, a past president of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut; and is the town historian for Newtown. He is the author of several books, including The Pre-History of Fairfield County and Putnam’s Revolutionary War Encampment: The History and Archaeology of Putnam Memorial State Park.

This evening program is sponsored by the Ridgefield Graveyard Restoration Committee, the Ridgefield Historical Society, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, and the Ridgefield Library.  For more information, contact Ridgefield Graveyard Restoration Committee member Hannah Barber at 203-244-8408.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday April 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM NoveList Plus: Finding Your Next Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282   
   

NoveList Plus has always been one of our staff's favorite resources for finding both fiction and non- fiction reading recommendations.  Come find out how you can use this valuable resource to find your next read.  NoveList Plus is also a valuable resource for book groups, for finding the order of books in a series and for discovering readalikes for your favorite authors.

This program is part of a new series called Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected, which is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly. Programs are geared to seniors but all are welcome to attend.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Women and Money Round-table Discussion: How To Build Your Investment Portfolio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Keys to Building Your Investment Portfolio

Building and managing a portfolio involves understanding and managing risk.  We will share the secrets of portfolio construction and discuss asset allocation, investment styles, diversification and risk.  Most important, we will show you how to put it all together to create a custom blueprint that meets your goals and tames your fears.

Julia Strayer, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is the Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor or Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President, Private Banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill Lynch. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today. Julia has hosted women roundtable discussions throughout her career. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® is a Financial Analyst. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2012 and is a graduate of Fairfield University. She coordinates and monitors investment strategies and planning services for clients.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD?  Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only).   Please note that it takes the entire playback time of the video for the conversion to DVD. Available to Ridgefield Library cardholders 13 years of age and older.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
 
lib_book_quill 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Page Masters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   2032482282   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome to our new book club for 4th to 6th grade readers! Read the book, then join us for snacks and discussion. Registration required.

This month we're reading Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones. Visit the Children's Library to pick up a copy of the book! A10 A9

 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM First Time Homebuyer Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Joseph Chelednik, Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (NMLS #13251) at Fairfield County Bank, (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) is presenting a first-time homebuyer event.

Learn the homebuying process – from application to closing!

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday April 27, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD?  Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only).   Please note that it takes the entire playback time of the video for the conversion to DVD. Available to Ridgefield Library cardholders 13 years of age and older.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations by David Ferry

Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Free copies of the poetry books are available for members of the Friends who attend the discussions.  If you would like to join the Friends please click here. Membership fees are $10 per year for seniors and $15 for other adults.  for non-members a limited number of copies may be available to use at the discussions and some will be for sale (books range in price from approximately $10 to $15 per book) FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday April 28, 2018 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library closed for special event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniak   203-438-2282 x11029   lmbubniak@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, April 28 to set up for our Great Expectations gala.  Please visit our Virtual Branch at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org to access many library resources online from anywhere.

 
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  4:15 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Massenet's Cendrillon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Massenet's Cendrillon.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday April 29, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday April 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD?  Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only).   Please note that it takes the entire playback time of the video for the conversion to DVD. Available to Ridgefield Library cardholders 13 years of age and older.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cooking and Food Resources Online and Off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Topics: Looking for a reliable recipe for cupcakes? Curious how to make kimchi at home? Wondering about the history of cassoulet? We'll explore some great cooking and food resources online and in the library. We look forward to hearing from you about your favorite resources as well!

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
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elect_camera 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Make & Take Camera Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For kids in third through fifth grade: assemble your own working camera to keep and learn how to take amazing photographs! This is the second session of a two part class. Registration required and is for both sessions.

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday May 1, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on prereading skills. Children will enjoy stories while recognizing rhyme, repetition and making predictions.  A craft and short book based film are included.  Registration required. A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
lib_bookshelf 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 2019 Nutmeg Nominees Showcase Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stop by anytime between 4:00 and 5:30 to get your first look at this year’s Nutmeg Award Nominees! Each year there are different books, and each year the list is kept secret until May 1st. The nominees are amazing books from a range of genres, selected by a panel of teachers, librarians, and kids. Multiple copies of each book will be available to check out. No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan.  Please note this book will be discussed over two months.  Session 1 will discuss up through Chapter 8 (page 247). The second half will be discussed on June 5. 

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

Copies are available for loan from the Circulation Desk but the if you prefer to buy a copy the latest edition of the paperback (November 2017) is updated and has an additional chapter 15 "The Arabs in the 21st Century."

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday May 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Valerie Rich will lead a Chair Yoga session on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

Valerie Rich is a Reiki Master and teaches Yoga, Alexander Technique and Meditation.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Challenge for Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Create and build at the library with legos! Children in kindergarten through fifth grade can free-build, complete lego challenges, and test their engineering skills against this month's ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Creations will be displayed in the library until the next class. No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Classes take place on Wednesdays from 6 - 8 PM.  Classes start on Feb. 28 and end on May 9 (no class April 11). Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

Register here (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 8 sessions)

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk - The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold with Joyce Malcolm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Author Talk with historian Joyce Lee Malcolm as she discusses her just-released book The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold.

Proud and talented, history now remembers this conflicted man solely through the lens of his last desperate act of treason. Yet the fall of Benedict Arnold remains one of the Revolutionary period’s great puzzles. Why did a brilliant military commander, who repeatedly risked his life fighting the British, who was grievously injured in the line of duty, and fell into debt personally funding his own troops, ultimately became a traitor to the patriot cause?

Joyce Lee Malcolm unravels the man behind the myth and gives us a portrait of the true Arnold and his world. There was his dramatic victory against the British at Saratoga in 1777 and his troubled childhood in a pre-revolutionary America beset with class tension and economic instability. We witness his brilliant wartime military exploits and learn of his contentious relationship with a newly formed and fractious Congress, fearful of powerful military leaders, like Arnold, who could threaten the nation’s fragile democracy.

Throughout, Malcolm weaves in portraits of Arnold’s great allies, George Washington, General Schuyler, his beautiful and beloved wife Peggy Shippen, and others, as well as his unrelenting enemy John Adams, British General Clinton, and master spy John Andre. 

Dr. Joyce Lee Malcolm is an historian and constitutional scholar specializing in British and colonial American History. She is the Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. She has previously taught at Princeton University and Cambridge University. She has written many books and articles on the Second Amendment and individual rights.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library, Books on the Common, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield Historical Society and the Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR with special thanks to West Lane Inn and Nutmeg Livery.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday May 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Dick Francis’s Damage by Felix Francis (2014, 368 pages). Picking up his father’s mantle, Felix Francis here delivers a compelling and original tale in which British Horseracing Authority investigator Jefferson Hinckley tackles a high-profile murder that takes place at the Cheltenham race festival and uncovers a massive horse-doping scheme. Also available as an audiobook on CD. L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Friday May 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books  May 4-6
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale May 11-14
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday May 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books May 4-6
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale May 11-14
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new multi-part series called Poetry By Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer and poetry lover, Andrew Levine.  This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.  “We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us, challenge us, and more,” says Levine. 

Meetings will take place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Randolph Board Room, on March 10, 24, April 7, 21, May 5, 19 and June 2 and 16. Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that they would like to learn by heart. 

Andrew Levine has made a professional life in the Arts, through music and theater.  Andrew is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School.

By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all sessions.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Capturing Creativity with Julia Strayer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Open to all writers (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) at any level of experience

Creativity is that elusive flutter of light at the edge of your vision that disappears when you look directly at it. Even if you’re quiet and sneak up, it often winks out before you can grab it. But there are a few secrets to tapping into your creativity.

This two-hour generative workshop goes beyond “writing prompts” to help you, through carefully constructed and completely playful constraints, discover aspects of your writing you didn’t know were there. 

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to ROAR Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 and older who are readers are invited to read to ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) Therapy Dogs.  Please register for your child to read for 10 minutes. Children will read based on the order in which they arrive. Registration required.  A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
Sunday May 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books May 4-6
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale May 11-14
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genealogy Research: United States Military Records with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In this presentation Toni McKeen will cover what documents are available in United States Military Records, the information they contain, how to find them, and how to use them for further research.  An informative handout, which lists helpful military sites, will be provided to attendees.  The program will begin with an inspirational Powerpoint presentation of historical WWI and WWII posters.

Toni McKeen has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian family, her husband’s Irish family and son in law’s German family for more than 30 years. She is a member of several genealogical organizations, and was recently Chairman of the Genealogy Club of Newtown. Over the years she has taught at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, Redding, CT as well as Bronxville and Mamaroneck, NY.  Toni has also been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island areas.  

This program is part of the town-wide Remembering World War I series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of Word War I.  The series is co-sponsored by the Library, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield Historical Society, American Legion, Graveyard Restoration Committee, Marine Corps League, Daughters of the American Revolution and Ridgefield Playhouse. The program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM What’s In? What’s Out? - Recycling Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3382   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to this FREE fun family-friendly event at the Ridgefield Library to learn where our garbage and recycling really goes. Why is it important to recycle? What really should go in your bin? Learn about the NEW state recycling guide, “What’s In What’s Out” and other recycling programs available for paint, mattresses, thermostats and electronic waste.

You’re guaranteed to learn something new!

Jennifer Heaton-Jones the Executive Director of the regional government solid waste management authority, HRRA, will give a one hour Trash Talk. Other recycling experts will be on hand and lots of fun free giveaways to inspire you to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday May 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books May 4-6
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale May 11-14
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Friends of the Library board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Yaun     
   

Friends of the Ridgefield Library monthly board meeting - open to all dues-paying members of the Friends.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
anim_dragon 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades kindergarten & first are invited to share stories and make a cool craft.  Registration for the first class on May 7 enables child to attend all three Mondays.  Registration required. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
Tuesday May 8, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on prereading skills. Children will enjoy stories while recognizing rhyme, repetition and making predictions.  A craft and short book based film are included.  Registration required. A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
We Got Games!  Monthly Table-top Gaming Meet-up for Adults and Teens
Every second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:45 PM
 
We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet on the second Tuesday of each month thorough May. The Library has a collection of games - Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Machi Koro to name a few - from which to choose, or attendees are welcome to bring a game to play! All skill levels are welcome!
No registration.
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
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Wednesday May 9, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is pleased to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Study Room 105
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Get Up and Get Moving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

in Get Up and Get Moving Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy discusses using different applications for nutrition (weight loss, blood sugar counts, water intake), fitness (walking, tai chi) and the newest trend wearable technology (Fit Bits and Apple Watch). It’s where exercise technology is headed ..

This program is part of a new series called Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected, which is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly. Programs are geared to seniors but all are welcome to attend.

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM High School Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

High School Parent Circle (1): Wednesday afternoons 1:00 - 2:30 PM on 5/9, 5/16 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Parties and party culture, balancing autonomy and risk management, positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs, anxiety management.

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Classes take place on Wednesdays from 6 - 8 PM.  Classes start on Feb. 28 and end on May 9 (no class April 11). Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

Register here (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 8 sessions)

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Thursday May 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

One Summer: 1927 by Bill Bryson

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
 
school_chemistry1 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Late Night STEAM: Slime Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in third through fifth grade will experiment and create their own slime/silly putty!  We'll try different variations and have lots of fun.  Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
   
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM High School Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

High School Parent Circle (2): Thursday evenings, 7:30 - 9:00, 5/10, 5/17 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Parties and party culture, balancing autonomy and risk management, positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs, anxiety management.

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
        There are 14 spaces available.
Friday May 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale May 11-14

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
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ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday May 12, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale May 11-14

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Sunday May 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale May 11-14

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Monday May 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale May 11-14

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_dragon 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades kindergarten & first are invited to share stories and make a cool craft.  Registration for the first class on May 7 enables child to attend all three Mondays.  Registration required A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 15, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on prereading skills. Children will enjoy stories while recognizing rhyme, repetition and making predictions.  A craft and short book based film are included.  Registration required. A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (2017, 384 pages). Explores the lives of a Chinese
mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. A powerful story about a family, separated by
circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a
little-known region of China and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters. L

The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month. New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

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    Location: Randolph Board Rm
Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM High School Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

High School Parent Circle (1): Wednesday afternoons 1:00 - 2:30 PM on 5/9, 5/16 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Parties and party culture, balancing autonomy and risk management, positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs, anxiety management.

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bubble Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! Pump up your visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club for kids in third through fifth grade. This month we're discussing Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm.  Visit the Children's Library to pick up a copy of the book! Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 4 - 6 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required. A9 A10



 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 & 8 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.



 

    Location: Throughout Library
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Instagram 101 for Business with Kate Fitzpatrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 If you've been thinking of using Instagram to promote your business, join us for a basic overview on how, when and why to work Instagram into your social media savvy as well as the difference between a personal and business profile. 

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Robotics Gr. 9th - 12th Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauguier   203-438-2282 - 12002   elgauguier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 9-12 can join robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday May 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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nat_lightning2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Potterheads Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Enter the wizarding world! Readers in fourth through seventh grade can join us as we read, craft and trivia-battle our way through the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling.  This month we'll be discussing the first half of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (stopping at the end of Chapter 9: The Writing on the Wall), and making a very magical craft.  Registration required.  A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM High School Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

High School Parent Circle (2): Thursday evenings, 7:30 - 9:00, 5/10, 5/17 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Parties and party culture, balancing autonomy and risk management, positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs, anxiety management.

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Friday May 18, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday May 19, 2018 -  Friday June 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Artist's exhibition for Kesra Hoffman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-4942   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kesra Hoffman Artist's exhibtion - Recent Paintings - "Cycles of Light," gouache landscape paintings. Kesra, a native of Middletown, Maryland has been painting landscapes of her home and travels since 1996. Growing up in an area rich with farmland and forests cultivated within her a passion for the natural world. Kesra works mostly in gouache, acrylic, and most recently charcoal. Her paintings portray the rich colors, dramatic moods and cohesive shapes of the water, landforms and skies reflective of her worldwide travels.PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Saturday May 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new multi-part series called Poetry By Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer and poetry lover, Andrew Levine.  This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.  “We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us, challenge us, and more,” says Levine. 

Meetings will take place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Randolph Board Room, on March 10, 24, April 7, 21, May 5, 19 and June 2 and 16. Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that they would like to learn by heart. 

Andrew Levine has made a professional life in the Arts, through music and theater.  Andrew is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School.

By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all sessions.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_guitar01 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Marcia Louis Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Marcia Louis will perform a concert perfect for preschoolers including old favorites and some of Marcia's originals.  Marcia plays a variety of instruments as she engages and entertains children ages 5 and under.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's reception - Kesra Hoffman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist's reception for Kesra Hoffman. Of her landscape, seascape and skyscape paintings, Kesra states, "I find a thrill in the constanly changing dialogue between light and shadow. For me, painting is about capturing that excitement and translating it onto paper or canvas. 

Kesra works mainly in gouache, acrylic and, most recently, charcoal. Her paintings and drawings portray the rich colors, dramatic moods and cohesive shapes of the water, landforms and skies reflective of her worldwide travels. Also, a primary source of inspiration for her work is the relationship and balance between man and nature. “So often one needs to look hard to find nature in man’s world;  I am always inspired when I must look hard to find man in the world of nature.”

Kesra grew up on a wooded farm on South Mountain, in Maryland, where her studio continues to be. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art in 1994 from Principia College in Illinois, and as a post-graduate, painted and studied art in Europe for two months with other Principia art majors. Then, after touring with cast E’95 of Up With People, she returned to Middletown to paint landscapes. Kesra exhibits her work in galleries, coffee shops, resturants and at fine art festivals.

Kesra is a full time artist, painting landscapes and wall murals, binding books and teaching classes, workshops and private art lessions. She travels worldwide to take painting workshops to keep her passion fresh, and incorporates these experiences into her artistic expression. Currently, she and her partner, Marc, are continuing renovation on a small stone and log farm house and gardening on their several acre homestead

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    Location: The Gallery
Sunday May 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Front Country Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of music with the band Front Country.

What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband roots. Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called "passionately intoxicating" and "orchestral" and Melody's bluesy vocals have been described as "rafter-shaking”. 

The concert is free thanks to the Friends of the Library.  Tickets can be picked up on the day of the show from 1 PM onwards.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday May 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required. Please note this meeting is a week later than usual because of the Friends of the Library book sale.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (2012, 320 pages) Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed NYC restaurant Prune, she spent 20 hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. The book follows the unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years. By turns epic and intimate, her story is told with honesty, grit, humor, and passion.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. Note: May's meeting is a week earlier because of the Memorial Day holiday.

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
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anim_dragon 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Story Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades kindergarten & first are invited to share stories and make a cool craft.  Registration for the first class on May 7 enables child to attend all three Mondays.  Registration required A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_bookpurple 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Reading is a Family Affair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 along with an adult are invited to this very special book discussion. The evening begins at 6:00 with a pizza dinner with a surprise dessert followed by a small group book discussion. Register in person at the Children's Services desk and pick up a free copy of the book courtesy of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.  Registration begin April 9. Registration required. SP A8 A9 A10

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday May 22, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Facebook 101 for Business with Kate Fitzpatrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Your business may have a solid marketing strategy, but are you an effective Facebook marketer? Facebook estimates that it is home to more than 40 million active small-business pages. How will yours get noticed in the midst of the ever-changing Newsfeed algorithm? Did you know that not everyone who has Liked your page will automatically see your posts?  Join Kate Fitzpatrick for 5 Foolproof Ways to Promote your Business on Facebook.

Please register.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
       
 
misc_frog 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spring Adventure at the Woodcock Nature Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 - 5 are invited to meet Miss Diane at the Woodcock Nature Center for stories and a spring hike.  Please dress for the weather.  Registration Required. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Offsite
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
lib_bookpurple 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Page Masters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome to our new book club for 4th to 6th grade readers! Read the book, then join us for snacks and discussion.  This month we're reading The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.  Visit the Children's Library to pick up a copy of the book! A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM National Theatre Live in HD: Macbeth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the National Theatre's production of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Reclaiming Kindness: How Women Can Redefine What a Strong Leader Looks Like with Fran Hauser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In this one-hour conversation,  Reclaiming Kindness: How Women Can Redefine What a Strong Leader Looks Like, Fran Hauser will help women -- of all ages -- unlock the key to kindness AND strength to reach their career goals.

She presents the scientific case for kindness and compassion (hint: it actually earns you more respect), shares real- life anecdotes and discusses why women are positioned - now more than ever - to own their kindness and transform the image of what a strong, successful leader looks like.

Fran Hauser is a long-time media executive, startup investor, celebrated champion of women and girls, and author of The Myth of the Nice Girl (April 2018). Reviews for the book are coming in strong.  Arianna Huffington wrote that the book "Redefines our outdated notion of what a powerful leader looks like." 

Hauser has held senior positions at some of the world’s largest digital media businesses, including Time Inc.'s PEOPLE, InStyle and Entertainment Weekly, as well as AOL and Moviefone.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library, Books on the Common, RLAM5K and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce and is part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series. Copies of The Myth of the Nice Girl will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday May 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

Candide by Voltaire (1759; app. 200 pages). Written in response to the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, Voltaire’s masterpiece of history, philosophy and coming-of-age story has been much mentioned in our current time of natural disasters and other catastrophes. Through the misadventures of the optimistic youth Candide, Voltaire gives the lie to the maxim that “All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.” If possible, please read the Theo Cuffe translation.

Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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    Location: Randolph Board Room
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anim_dino01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Kristina for an active storytime with songs, dance and stories! This storytime is geared towards toddlers, but is open to all ages. No registration.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 2 and 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads Signey & sydney: Third Grade Mix Up Book 1 by Michele Jakubowski, then everyone comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  Snacks will be served!  Registration begins March 1.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
anim_monkey2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Zoobreak! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in fourth and fifth grades are invited to explore the animal kingdom, with fun and crafts!  Learn about extreme environments, amazing evolution, and animals in your own backyard in this two-part series.  Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday May 24, 2018 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Spring Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver may drop in any time between 10:30 - 12:00 or 2:00 -3:30 to make spring crafts. Adults are required to stay with their children.  A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Preschool Spring Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver may drop in any time between 10:30 - 12:00 or 2:00 -3:30 to make spring crafts. Adults are required to stay with their children.  A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_beaver 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Zoobreak! Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in second and third grade are invited to explore the animal kingdom with fun and crafts! Learn about extreme environments, amazing evolution, and animals in your own backyard in this two-part series.  Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk - Connecticut Icons with Charles Monagan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as author Charles Monagan discusses a colorful new edition of "Connecticut Icons" published by Globe Pequot. He will cover many Connecticut icons in this talk from Sleeping Giant, the Merritt Parkway and the USS Nautilus to hot lobster rolls, Wiffle Balls and Pepperidge Farm bread. His presentation encourages audience participation, most notably through a Connecticut Icons Quiz. 

Charles Monagan has been a writer and editor since 1972, when he graduated from Dartmouth College. His work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and from 1989 to 2013 he was the editor of Connecticut Magazine. In 1997, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Reporting from the national City and Regional Magazine Association. In 2012, he received the Connecticut Press Club’s Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Journalism, a lifetime award.

Monagan is the author of 10 books, including The Neurotic’s HandbookThe Reluctant Naturalist, and How to Get a Monkey into Harvard. Additionally, he wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Mad Bomber, which was produced in 2011 and won first place in the Academy for New Musical Theatre’s 2012 international Search for New Musicals.

Monagan’s most recent books are Carrie Welton (2016), a novel, which was a semifinalist for the international J.J. Bennetts Award for historical fiction, and Connecticut Icons (2017). He lives in Middlebury, Connecticut with his wife, Marcia.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday May 25, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Free copies of the poetry books are available for members of the Friends who attend the discussions.  If you would like to join the Friends please click here. Membership fees are $10 per year for seniors and $15 for other adults.  for non-members a limited number of copies may be available to use at the discussions and some will be for sale (books range in price from approximately $10 to $15 per book) FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday May 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   2032482282   childrens@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Family Game Day will meet monthly on the last Saturday of each month and is an afternoon drop-in program for families with children aged 4 and up.  The Library invites families to choose from the Library’s selection of family games—Monster Chase, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Slamwich and more—to enjoy. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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ent_filmproj 7:30 PM  -  10:00 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: The Flames of Paris Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of The Flames of Paris.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday May 27, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday May 28, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday May 29, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Take down Kesra Hoffman exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
anim_dino01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Kristina for an active storytime with songs, dance and stories! This storytime is geared towards toddlers, but is open to all ages. No registration.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_monkey2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Zoobreak! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in fourth and fifth grades are invited to explore the animal kingdom, with fun and crafts!  Learn about extreme environments, amazing evolution, and animals in your own backyard in this two-part series.  Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday May 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_beaver 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Zoobreak! Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in second and third grade are invited to explore the animal kingdom with fun and crafts! Learn about extreme environments, amazing evolution, and animals in your own backyard in this two-part series.  Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Health of Long Island Sound by Soundkeeper, Bill Lucey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This talk by Bill Lucey will give and update on the health of Long Island sound and give background on the Soundkeeper Movement, how pollution impacts the Sound, and how we are monitoring water quality to track progress. Lucey, a Wilton native who took over as Soundkeeper last year, is a fish and wildlife biologist, a former commercial fisherman, and an experienced advocate. Most recently, he served as project manager for the Kauai Invasive Species Committee at the Research Corporation University of Hawaii. After three decades of conservation work across North America, he decided the time was right to bring his expertise back to benefit Long Island Sound. In addition to regular patrols, the Soundkeeper, now part of Save the Sound, acts an advocate, organizer, and resource.

If you would like to attend the NRWA annual meeting to be held before the event please arrive by 6:30 PM.

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 1, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Finding Foundation and Corporate Grants with Susan Shiroma Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Are you new to the field of grantseeking?

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course led by Susan Shiroma from the Foundation Center in New York City.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • Learn the difference in funder motivations between private foundations and corporate giving
  • How do you identify potential foundation and corporate funders and make the first approach.
  • Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional to find private foundations and corporate prospects.

Please register.  FCCC

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday June 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new multi-part series called Poetry By Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer and poetry lover, Andrew Levine.  This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.  “We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us, challenge us, and more,” says Levine. 

Meetings will take place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Randolph Board Room, on March 10, 24, April 7, 21, May 5, 19 and June 2 and 16. Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that they would like to learn by heart. 

Andrew Levine has made a professional life in the Arts, through music and theater.  Andrew is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School.

By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all sessions.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to ROAR Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 and older who are readers are invited to read to ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) Therapy Dogs.  Please register for your child to read for 10 minutes. Children will read based on the order in which they arrive. Registration required.  A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Sunday June 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Connecticut in World War I with Christine Pittsley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come learn about what Connecticut was like during World War One.

Known as the “Arsenal of the Nation” it is said that Connecticut factories produced more than a third of all small arms munitions used by the Allied Forces. Yet Connecticut played other roles as well, ones that are just now being revealed.

Join Christine Pittsley from the Connecticut State Library’s “Remembering World War One” project to explore what was happening here on the home front as our soldiers fought in the trenches. Learn about how our war governor Marcus Holcomb prepared the state for war and how Connecticut’s Council of Defense became one of the largest and most effective in the nation. From Liberty Loan campaigns and victory gardens to local soldiers and nurses on the front lines learn about the ways Connecticut contributed to winning the war.

This program is presented by Keeler Tavern Museum and the Ridgefield Library and is part of Ridgefield Remembers WWI, a town-wide commemoration of the 100th anniversarry of the end of World War I.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday June 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  10:00 PM Friends of the Library board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Yaun     
   

Friends of the Ridgefield Library monthly board meeting - open to all dues-paying members of the Friends.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan.  Please note this book will be discussed over two months.  Session 1 will discuss up through Chapter 8 (page 247). The second half will be discussed on June 5. 

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

Copies are available for loan from the Circulation Desk but the if you prefer to buy a copy the latest edition of the paperback (November 2017) is updated and has an additional chapter 15 "The Arabs in the 21st Century."

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday June 6, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Moving to the Beat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

With guitar in hand, Robert Markowitz will engage children ages 2 - 5 in old favorites and contempory music.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration.  SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Valerie Rich will lead a Chair Yoga session on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

Valerie Rich is a Reiki Master and teaches Yoga, Alexander Technique and Meditation.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
anim_turtle 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Christine's Critters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Animal enthusiasts in kindergarten through fifth grade and accompanying adults are invited to a special program with Christine Peyreigne, licensed falconer and wildlife rehabilitator. Meet live reptiles and birds of prey, and learn all about these fascinating animals! No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Trivial Pursuit Italian Style with Author Carla Gambescia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Test your knowledge and discover surprising new facts and insights about “The Boot.” An edu-taining evening for those curious about (or already in amore with) Italy and its cultural and culinary gifts. Carla Gambescia author of La Dolce Vita University – a unique lifestyle compendium of all things Italian: food, wine, history, art, film, style, and more – will be our MC.

Carla created the Giro del Gelato bicycle tour, winner of Outside magazine’s “Best Trip in Western Europe". Join us and bring your “Inner Italian”! 

This program is co-sponsored by Books on the Common.  Copies of La Dolce Vita University will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday June 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Death of a Gossip by M.C. Beaton (1985, 179 pages). The murder of a nasty gossip columnist attending a local fishing school is the first case for mild-mannered yet determined Police Constable Hamish MacBeth, who investigates murders in the Scottish village of Lochdubh in a series that combines the cozy flavor of Agatha Christie with wry humor and lots of local color. Also available as a downloadable audiobook from hoopla.L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
 
food_turnip 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM DIY Tiny Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Gardeners in second through fifth grade will plant and prepare mint seeds and scallion cuttings to take home and grow into delicious full plants! Registration required. A7 A8 A9 A10

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parisian Charm School with Author Jamie Cat Callan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Discover what French women know about embracing that irresistible joie de vivre

In our hectic lives, it’s hard to stay connected to what makes us feel most alive—our beauty, confidence, uniqueness, and personal style.  Happily, French women know the secrets to cultivating that lifelong je ne sais quoi and author Jamie Cat Callan shares those secrets with you in Parisian Charm School. 

From savoring the everyday beauty around you to engaging in captivating conversations, playing dress-up, dancing the tango, hosting impromptu dinner parties and picnics under the stars--and of course mastering the art of French flirting--the lively and inspiring lessons in this “syllabus” will help you rediscover your beautiful, fierce, romantic engaging best self to attract the best of everything into your life.

Class is in session!

Jamie Cat Callan is the author of the recently released Parisian Charm School (Penguin Random House).  She is also the author of the bestselling books French Women Don’t Sleep AloneBonjour, Happiness! and Ooh La La! French Women’s Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day. Her books have been published in twenty-one countries and have been featured in major magazines, including The New York TimesVanity Fair, and Time. Jamie makes her home in New York’s Hudson Valley at La Belle Farm, where she and her husband have created a little bit of France and grow lavender, sunflowers and produce their own brand of French sparkling apple cider.

This Author Talk is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on teh Common.  Copies of Parisian Charm School will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 8, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday June 9, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday June 10, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  4:15 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Coppelia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of Coppelia.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
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Monday June 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday June 12, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Shadow Puppet Workshop Grades K & 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first are invited to make their own paper cut puppets come alive in a workshop all about shadow puppets. Registration required. SP A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
We Got Games!  Monthly Table-top Gaming Meet-up for Adults and Teens
Every second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:45 PM
 
We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet on the second Tuesday of each month thorough May. The Library has a collection of games - Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Machi Koro to name a few - from which to choose, or attendees are welcome to bring a game to play! All skill levels are welcome!
No registration.
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: True Love In and Out of the Kitchen with Hannah Howard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hannah Howard is a writer, food expert, and the author of Feast: True Love In and Out of the Kitchen, a compulsively readable memoir about a woman at war with herself, her body, and food – all while working her way through the underbelly of New York's glamorous culinary scene. Howard unflinchingly examines her lifelong struggles with food and eating disorders, gendered power dynamics in the workplace, and our obsession with rarified food. Experiencing anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating throughout her youth, Howard used food and her weight as she posits many women do: to measure her self-worth, her willpower, her place in the world. Howard's work has been published in New York Magazine, VICE, and Self. She also mentors women recovering from eating disorders by helping them build happy, healthy relationships with food and themselves. She lives in New York City.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday June 13, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Moving to the Beat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

With guitar in hand, Robert Markowitz will engage children ages 2 - 5 in old favorites and contempory music.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration.  SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is pleased to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Study Room 105
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: iPhone Photos and Camera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

IPhones take great pictures! In this class you will learn the features of the camera application and learn to take a great photo and video. We will also explore the Photo app and learn to organize, share and edit all the beautiful photos you will be taking.

This program is part of a new series called Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected, which is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly. Programs are geared to seniors but all are welcome to attend.

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
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misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bubble Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! Pump up your visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club for kids in third through fifth grade. This month we're discussing Bone Volume 1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith.  Visit the Children's Library to pick up a copy of the book! Registration required. A8 A9

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 4 - 6 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required. A9 A10



 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 & 8 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.



 

    Location: Throughout Library
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauguier   203-438-2282 - 11004   elgauguier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 9-12 can join robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

    Location: Throughout Library
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday June 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change with Mary Beth Pfeiffer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mary Beth Pfeiffer will discuss her new book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.

Pfeiffer has been a journalist for four decades. In the last five years, she has emerged as the nation's leading investigative reporter on Lyme disease, attracting national and international attention and winning seven awards for her groundbreaking articles. Judges who awarded her the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award called her articles, "Exhaustively reported...a great example of explanatory journalism on a matter of public health concern using both well-chosen expert sources and ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances.”

A graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Pfeiffer began her career at the Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance, her hometown newspaper. She reported for 30 years for the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal, a small daily newspaper that supported her research.

Pfeiffer’s articles have been underwritten by the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Kaiser Family Foundation for Health, and the Open Society Institute, which named her a Soros Justice Media Fellow in 2004. The fellowship led to the publication in 2007 of her first book, “Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy ofthe Criminalized Mentally Ill,” which has been acclaimed as a testament to the inhumanity of prison solitary confinement. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, Village Voice, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Hartford Courant, Des Moines Register, Newsday, and USA Weekend magazine. 

 She resides on a country lane in Ulster County, N.Y., with her husband, Robert Miraldi, an author and journalism professor.

This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Lyme Connection and Books on the Common. Copies of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 15, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday June 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_guitar01 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Lynn Lewis Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Lynn Lewis will bring a favorite children's celebrity when she performs her concert guaranteed to delight the preschool crowd.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday June 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Indian Classical Dance with Dr. Francis Babroza and Rema Subramanian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Please join Dr. Francis Babroza and Rema Subramanian on a journey to the magical world of Indian classical dance, Bharathanatyam. Learn the history, current significance, hand gestures, fundamental steps and language of dance.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday June 19, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Page Masters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome to our new book club for 4th to 6th grade readers! Read the book, then join us for snacks and discussion. Registration required.

This month we're reading Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat. Visit the Children's Library to pick up a copy of the book! A9 A 10

 

 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Shadow Puppet Workshop Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 & 3 are invited to make their own puppets by cutting silhouettes and perform short skits with the shadow theater.  Registration required. A7 A8

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey (2016, 232 pages). In the winter of 1885, Colonel Allen
Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition to the vast, untamed Alaska Territory, leaving behind Sophie, his
newly pregnant wife. On her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under social restrictions, not knowing that the
winter will require as much of her as it does her husband. In this atmospheric tale of adventure, love, and survival, the
truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives. L

The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month. New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 2 and 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads, then everyone comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  Snacks will be served!  Registration begins March 1.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Moving to the Beat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

With guitar in hand, Robert Markowitz will engage children ages 2 - 5 in old favorites and contempory music.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration.  SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday June 21, 2018 Go To Top
nat_lightning2 4:30 PM Potterheads Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Enter the wizarding world! Readers in fourth through seventh grade can join us as we read, craft and trivia-battle our way through the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling. This month we’ll be discussing the whole of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and playing Chamber of Secrets trivia.  Registration required.  A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Travels with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Armchair Travels with Toni McKeen - In this fascinating series of 4 illustrated lectures, Toni McKeen will share with you her travel experiences in four exotic locations.  Please note the programs start at 6:30 PM in the Main Program Room on the Lower 

Thursday, June  21, 6:30 PM - Exploring  Easter Island and its Mysterious Statues
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 PM - The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 PM - The Island Country of Malta
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 PM - Jordan, Half as Old as Time

Please register for each program seperately.

This program is part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 22, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday June 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   2032482282   childrens@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Family Game Day will meet monthly on the last Saturday of each month and is an afternoon drop-in program for families with children aged 4 and up.  The Library invites families to choose from the Library’s selection of family games—Monster Chase, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Slamwich and more—to enjoy. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Monday June 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber (2015, 496 pages) Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. Barber offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too—where good farming and good food intersect.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday June 26, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad (1907; 245 pages). Things turn out to be not quite that simple after all for London shopkeeper (and secret agent) Mr. Verloc when he gets embroiled in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory.

Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Fingerplays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kids 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hip Hop Summer Reading Party Kick Off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through fifth are invited to have a blast at our party to celebrate the kick off to the summer reading program.  Austin Dailey will teach everyone favorite hip hop moves and we will all dance up a storm to celebrate this year's summer reading theme "Libraries Rock." No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Friday June 29, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Free copies of the poetry books are available for members of the Friends who attend the discussions.  If you would like to join the Friends please click here. Membership fees are $10 per year for seniors and $15 for other adults.  for non-members a limited number of copies may be available to use at the discussions and some will be for sale (books range in price from approximately $10 to $15 per book) FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday June 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday July 2, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.  

Location: Teen Center

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Tuesday July 3, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA 

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 4, 2018 Go To Top
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Thursday July 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A Drink before the War by Dennis Lehane (1994, 267 pages). PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find a missing cleaning woman suspected of stealing sensitive documents and find themselves mixed up with gang rivalry, extortion, child prostitution, and assassination in this debut of the extremely popular “Boston noir” series. L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

Monday July 9, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.  

Location: Teen Center

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday July 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Wednesday July 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is pleased to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Study Room 105
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Valerie Rich will lead a Chair Yoga session on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

Valerie Rich is a Reiki Master and teaches Yoga, Alexander Technique and Meditation.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
ent_violin 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Science of Sound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Dynamic electric Violinist Caryn Lin will perform and educate about the science of sound in this high energy performance for children going into grades kindergarten through fifth.  No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 12, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

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Saturday July 14, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday July 16, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary. 

Location: Teen Center

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Be A Body Psychic with Nicole Fevrier Davis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Be A Body Psychic workshop empowers workshop participants with greater and more effective mind/body tools.  In this 2 hour talk/workshop we will learn how to psychically or intuitively “read” our own bodies (otherwise known as the body scan) for the purpose of life and health improvement.

The workshop will include a progressive series of concepts and working visualizations to maximize communication between mind and body.  This ultimately results in the participants empowered sense of intuition and their ability to use their newly found mind/body communication skills for goal attainment, love, early disease detection, financial abundance and spiritual fulfillment.  The workshop curriculum follows it’s companion workbook the Be A Body Psychic, written by facilitator Nicole Davis. (Although the workshop is based on the workbook it is not necessary to use the workbook to understand the concepts.)

This program is part of our Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series and is also part of the Libraries Rock Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday July 17, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA - The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bach to Rock Performance & Petting Zoo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Bach to Rock will visit bringing their house band for a dynamic rock n roll concert followed by an opportunity to get a close look at each instrument. For children going into grades kindergarten through fifth.  No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 19, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.  

Location: Teen Center

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson (2012, 352 pages) Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. But these tools have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our food. Blending history, science, and personal anecdotes, Wilson reveals how our culinary tools and tricks came to be and how their influence has shaped food culture today.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Wednesday July 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

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Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
ent_microphone2 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Ridgefield's Got Talent Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten through fifth perform their special talents which may include playing an instrument, dancing, singing, magic tricks, comedy, poetry etc.  Everyone has talent and this is your chance to showcase yours! Register at the children's desk beginning June 1.  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
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Thursday July 26, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Travels with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Armchair Travels with Toni McKeen - In this fascinating series of 4 illustrated lectures, Toni McKeen will share with you her travel experiences in four exotic locations.  Please note the programs start at 6:30 PM in the Main Program Room on the Lower 

Thursday, June  21, 6:30 PM - Exploring  Easter Island and its Mysterious Statues
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 PM - The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 PM - The Island Country of Malta
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 PM - Jordan, Half as Old as Time

Please register for each program seperately.

This program is part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday July 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Free copies of the poetry books are available for members of the Friends who attend the discussions.  If you would like to join the Friends please click here. Membership fees are $10 per year for seniors and $15 for other adults.  for non-members a limited number of copies may be available to use at the discussions and some will be for sale (books range in price from approximately $10 to $15 per book) FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday July 28, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Sunshine Road Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join The Sunshine Road Band as they sing old favorites with a Carribean beat for preschoolers ages 5 and under. No Registration. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday July 30, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Tuesday July 31, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Wednesday August 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Valerie Rich will lead a Chair Yoga session on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

Valerie Rich is a Reiki Master and teaches Yoga, Alexander Technique and Meditation.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
anim_parrot2.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Nature Rocks with Animal Embassy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Chris Evers from Animal Embassy will bring animals from around the world to explore some of the music that animals contribute to nature's symphony. For children going into grades kindergarten through fifth.  No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday August 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo (2009, 336 pages). Kate Burkholder grew up as a member of an Amish community in Ohio, but left home and heritage after a traumatic incident in her teens.  Now she has returned to Painters Mill 16 years later as a cursing, gun-toting police chief investigating the many dark secrets beneath the façade of the insular community, including one that affects her own family. L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

Monday August 6, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Tuesday August 7, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA 

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday August 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is pleased to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Study Room 105
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Book Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Play bingo for books! (and other prizes).  Families with children ages 4 - 10 are invited to play bingo. Everyone is GUARANTEED to win! Come and practice your numbers and have a good time! No registration.  SP A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday August 9, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Travels with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Armchair Travels with Toni McKeen - In this fascinating series of 4 illustrated lectures, Toni McKeen will share with you her travel experiences in four exotic locations.  Please note the programs start at 6:30 PM in the Main Program Room on the Lower 

Thursday, June  21, 6:30 PM - Exploring  Easter Island and its Mysterious Statues
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 PM - The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 PM - The Island Country of Malta
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 PM - Jordan, Half as Old as Time

Please register for each program seperately.

This program is part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday August 11, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Offsite
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM In Concert and Conversation - The Flubber Bros. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Three local songwriters, known collectively as the Flubber Bros., will perform a set of original tunes at the Ridgefield Library.

Named for the magic invention featured in the classic 1961 Disney film “The Absent-Minded Professor,” the Flubber Bros. started as an informal songwriting experiment but has quickly evolved into a labor of love for Ridgefielders Chris Belden and Kevin McCarthy, who have each released solo albums of their own material, and their good friend, New York-based writer and raconteur Robert Drescher.

“This will be an informal sort of concert,” Belden says. “We’re going to perform as if we’re in our living room with a group of good friends.” The three performers will also field questions from the audience about the genesis of their songs and the art of collaboration. 

This program is part of the Library's Libraries Rock Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday August 13, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday August 14, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Thursday August 16, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

Tuesday August 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA - The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday August 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

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Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday August 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Travels with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Armchair Travels with Toni McKeen - In this fascinating series of 4 illustrated lectures, Toni McKeen will share with you her travel experiences in four exotic locations.  Please note the programs start at 6:30 PM in the Main Program Room on the Lower 

Thursday, June  21, 6:30 PM - Exploring  Easter Island and its Mysterious Statues
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 PM - The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 PM - The Island Country of Malta
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 PM - Jordan, Half as Old as Time

Please register for each program seperately.

This program is part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday August 25, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mr. Joe Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mr. Joe performs original child-friendly music dealing with childhood concerns and celebrations. For families with children ages 5 and under.  No registration. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday August 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman (2017, 288 pages) Using the story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's, Ruhlman dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. He examines how rapidly supermarkets—and our food and culture—have changed since the days of your neighborhood grocer, and seeks to understand how our food and cultural needs have shifted since the mid-20th century.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday September 3, 2018 Go To Top
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Tuesday September 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday September 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill (2004, 272 pages). The French-educated Dr. Siri Paiboun keeps his cool, and his job investigating suspicious deaths as state coroner, after the Communists take over Laos in the early 1970s, in this series that mixes mystery with politics, mysticism, and themes such as international relations, government bureaucracy and racism. Also available as a downloadable audiobook from hoopla. L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday September 8, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday September 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is pleased to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Study Room 105
Saturday September 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_ 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Huga Tuga Live! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Huga Tuga Live is a lively, interactive music and literacy program designed to inspire children's imagination through the magic of reading. For families with children ages 3 - 7.  SP A3 A4 A5 A6 A7

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday September 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA - The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Friday September 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Writers Conference Reading and Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Due to the overwhelming success of the 2017 Ridgefield Writers Conference, we are expanding the off-year open house to become an inspirational single-evening event on Friday, September 21, with a similar format as the two-day conference.

With the challenges of today's publishing climate and the pressures of writers' professional and personal lives, what is the writer's source of inspiration? One answer may not be as difficult as it appears. We'll explore that answer through our theme of Inspiration and Imagination.


Tentative Lineup for Inspiration and Imagination

6:30 p.m. - Introduction by Ridgefield Library
6:35 p.m. - Welcome by Ridgefield Writers Conference
6:40 p.m. - Keynote address on the topic of inspiration and author reading
7:00 p.m. - Readings by guest authors
7:15 p.m. - Wine and cheese reception with writer attendees, authors and guest publishers
7:30 p.m. - Moderated author Q&A panel with guests
8:00 p.m. - Author/editor breakout seminar-workshops

Application, Format & Fee
The application form for the 2018 conference will be available after April 1. Although writers will still need to apply for the conference, this year's event will take the format of an open-house, with a first come, first served basis. The registration fee will be $25 for the evening's keynote, readings, reception, panel, and author/editor breakout seminar-workshops.

General Information
For the most up-do-date information about the conference and to apply vist the conference website
For questions or more information email Word for Words or call Adele at 203-894-1908.

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Sunday September 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Peter Murchison Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Ridgefield Folk with Ridgefielder Peter Murchison.

Equally at home on guitar, mandolin, or an old National steel guitar, Peter Murchison's music is a melting pot of Americana … but mostly old, old blues from the 1920s and 30s. Now back living in CT, he brings years of experience in bands in China, New York, Colorado, and Texas and from performing in countries all over the world.

Murchison's guitar fingerpicking style is crisp and driving.  The early blues material he presents is a panorama of USA rural blues, before the blues migrated to Chicago and went electric. The influences of Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis and Blind Blake can be heard as well as the great country pickers Doc Watson and Merle Travis.  His modern influences include Leo Kottke, John Fahey and Jerry Garcia. 

Murchison’s playing experiences include accompanying beat poet Allen Ginsburg.  How did that come about?  "We had a mutual friend – who said Allen wanted a blues guitar player to play with his mantras, so my name came up."

His shows are lively and fun as he switches among the guitar, slide guitar and mandolin,  He has stories galore about the songs, the musicians and the instruments that make each concert a learning opportunity as well as a smiling opportunity.

Ridgefield Folk is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.  Tickets are free and can be picked up on the day of the show starting at 1 PM.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday September 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro (2017, 320 pages) Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives—social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people’s attitudes toward food. Once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a world of different and provocative ways to understand her. The six women discussed are Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym, and Helen Gurley Brown.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday September 25, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Helping Our Heroes: Improving the wellbeing of our first responders and veterans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Helping Our Heroes with clinical psychologist Dr. Stacy Raymond and Stamford, CT Firefighter Capt. Jacques Roy. This program is aimed at police, fire fighters, EMS personnel, 9-1-1 dispatchers, active military and veterans and the family, friends and therapists who care about them.

Dr. Raymond will identify critical signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and treatments available for addressing potential problems.  Important topics will include job-related stressors, reluctance to seek help, marital issues, compartmentalization, isolation, and addiction. Captain Jacques Roy will discuss how he copes with the traumatic experiences he’s endured through years as a firefighter.

Dr. Stacy Raymond is in private practice as a clinical psychologist in Ridgefield.  A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she earned her Doctorate at the University of Hartford.  She specializes in treating adults with trauma and PTSD.  Although she works with individuals from all backgrounds, Dr. Raymond has a special place in her heart for first responders and veterans.  She belongs to the Fairfield County Trauma Recovery Network and Pets For Vets, volunteer organizations that help first responders and veterans, respectively.   Dr. Raymond is certified in EMDR, a fast and effective technique that helps people cope with and make sense of painful memories. 

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

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Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA 

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday October 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly (2015, 256 pages). Detective Inspector Thomas Lamb seeks an elusive killer in a seemingly idyllic charming English village as the impending horror of the 2nd World War looms. Also available as a downloadable audiobook from hoopla. L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Friday October 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books October 5-8
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale October 12-15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
Saturday October 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books October 5-8
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale October 12-15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
Sunday October 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books October 5-8
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale October 12-15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
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Monday October 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books October 5-8
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale October 12-15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday October 9, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is pleased to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Study Room 105
Friday October 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale October 12-15

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Saturday October 13, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale October 12-15

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Sunday October 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale October 12-15

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Monday October 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale October 12-15

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Tuesday October 16, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA - The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday October 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters (2017, 320 pages) When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape—Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naiveté and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
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Tuesday October 23, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

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Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday October 30, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday November 1, 2018 -  Friday November 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none The Age of Discovery: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Keeler Tavern's Museum Board of Directors for Development, Joel Third, will exhibit a selection of antique maps from his extensive collection. Special attention will be given to those maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. There will be a talk by collector Joel Third on Sunday, November 4 from 2-3 PM and a reception from 3-5 PM. PVA H TL 

    Location: The Gallery
Thursday November 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (1990, 219 pages). African-American WWII vet Easy Rawlins discovers a place for himself as a sleuth in the Los Angeles of the 1950s and ‘60s, after he is fired from a factory job and is hired by a mobster to find a missing woman, a search that involves him with murder and corruption in high places. L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Sunday November 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Collector's Talk: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Joel Third Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Collector's Talk from 2-3 pm: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Keeler Tavern's Museum Board of Directors for Development, Joel Third who will talk about a selection of his extensive collection of antique maps with special attention given to those maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. This talk will be followed by a reception from 3-5 pm. PVA H TL

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Reception: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Joel Third Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Collector's Reception - Age of Discovery: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Keeler Tavern's Museum Board of Directors for Development, Joel Third who will exhibit a selection of his extensive collection of antique maps with special attention given to those maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. The talk by collector Joel Third on Sunday, November 4 from 2-3 PM will be followed by a reception from 3-5 PM.PVA

 

 

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday November 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday November 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM British Soldier Poets of World War I with Dr. Mark Schenker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The First World War in Literature: British Soldier Poets with Dr. Mark Schenker

With the centenary of the original Armistice Day—11 November 1918 —arriving this fall, Mark Schenker of Yale College will visit our library on 8 November to discuss poems written by British soldiers of WWI. The Great War, as it was often called, claimed more than nine million lives and changed forever the political and cultural landscapes of the Western World.

A handout of more than a dozen poems by five poets—Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, and Edward Thomas—will be available at the Library's Circulation Desk from September 1st onwards. That three of these five men were killed in action during the War adds a poignancy to their poetry, poetry that helped to usher in the modernism that defined so much of the early 20th century.

This program is part of the town-wide Remembering World War I series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of Word War I.  The series is co-sponsored by the Library, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield Historical Association, American Legion, Graveyard Resoration Committee, Marine Corps League, Daughters of the American Revolution and Ridgefield Playhouse. This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday November 10, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday November 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Veteran's Day Concert - Greatest Music of the Great War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The years around WW1 saw a period of change and rapid evolution in American popular music. New syncopated rhythmic elements introduced by African – Americans like Scott Joplin and other ragtime composers would prove to be the catalyst for the Jazz Age revolution to come. The social dance phenomena of twosteps, fox-trot, and tangos were all the rage. Wartime songs figured prominently in our collective psyche, via the charisma of George Cohan and the genius melodic instincts of young Irving Berlin. Patriotic Sousa marches found their way into new jazzy contexts, while songs like “Over There”, “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning”, “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary”, “Keep the Home Fires Burning” are all indelibly associated with the fears, struggles and ultimately the triumphs of the Great War. 

Curated by violinist Paul Woodiel and Wesleyan University’s Roy Wiseman, this colorful concert features selections from Wiseman’s extensive library of authentic period band arrangements, covering the length and breadth of America’s wartime music, all performed by a virtuoso quintet of some of Broadway’s best instrumentalists. 

This program is part of a Ridgefield Remembers WWI, a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  The program is free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register. 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Monday November 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday November 13, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is pleased to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Study Room 105
Tuesday November 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA - The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday November 22, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Closed for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 23, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Closed for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday November 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Title TBA

Food For Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday November 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

Title TBA

Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday December 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA 

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday December 8, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday December 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is pleased to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Study Room 105
Monday December 24, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Library Closed - Christmas Eve Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday December 25, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Library Closed - Christmas Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday December 31, 2018 Go To Top
nat_snow Closing at 3 PM - New Year's Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday January 1, 2019 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed - New Year's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

-New Years

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