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Thursday March 2, 2017 -  Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none National Association of Women Artists Exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Expressive Women of NAWA (the National Association of Women Artists, Inc.), is a juried show co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and by NAWA. Selections for this call for entries exhibition have been made by the Library and NAWA, empowering, promoting and encouraging women artists since 1889. Celebrating Women's History Month (March), this juried exhibiton of works by artists in the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. runs the gamut from figurative to abstract, from realist to highly stylized, from portraiture to landscape and from muted tonalities to vibrant, rich colors. Accepted artists come from New York, New Jersey, New England, the Midwest and the West Coast.PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday March 28, 2017 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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Using Adobe Reader DC for Viewing, Printing, and Annotating PDFs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Topics: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software is the free, trusted standard for viewing, printing, signing, and annotating PDFs.  We'll explain what you can (and cannot) do with this free version of Adobe Reader.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on pre-reading skills including identifying rhyming words and letter sounds and making predictions.  Storytime includes stories, songs, a craft and a short book based film.  Pre-registration required beginning Feb. 1.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.   A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Met Opera in HD: Idomeneo 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 - including the Bolshoi Ballet, Metropolitan Opera 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  Mozart's Idomeneo.

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.

A full listing of HD performances may be found at ww.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets.

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
z_cust_STEM 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Leap Into Tech Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Leap Into Tech (LIT) is a program led by two Ridgefield High School juniors for 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in mathematics, computer science, and technology in general. Girls who register will learn the basics of coding and beyond. Registration once here for the entire series is required. The class will meet March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_scissors 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Crafts for Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades two and three are invited to make maker crafts. Each week a different project will be completed to take home.  Pre-registration is required for this 3 session program.  Registering for one class enables the child to attend all three.   A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  This program is full. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, offers creative ways to explore character, point-of-view and dialogue in this five-week fiction writing program. New writers and returning participants can learn how to make fiction writing come alive and banish writer's block via weekly homework assignments. Discover your inner writer and develop recurring characters, unreliable narrators and more!

Kim Kovach teaches fiction writing workshops for adults and creative writing classes for elementary and middle school students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She is the author of six fiction books including a short story collection, A Few Bad Decisions, middle grade fiction books, Welcome to Appletown! and Surviving Vertigo, and the Kitchawan Kenny chapter book series. Ms. Kovach created and hosted the 13-episode podcast, Stories from the Creative Writing Circle, on Pawling Public Radio.

Fiction Writing meets for five weeks. Wednesdays 10:30am - 12 noon. March 29, April 5, (no April 12), 19, 26 and May 3.

Please register as class size is limited. Please register here. (By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 5)

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Dayton 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
   

Finger plays 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  -  4:00 PM Around the House - Functional Felt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Join us for a fun three hour workshop creating useful items out of upcycled, felted wool sweaters. Instructions provided for pillows, blankets, tea cozys, oven mitts and other handy household things.  Minimal hand sewing or sewing machine skills are helpful.  An adventurous spirit, a must!  Taught by Pat Corrigan.

Registration required.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
   
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Harry Potter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203 438 2282 x12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Muggles in grades 5-8.  The Harry Potter Book Club will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 to discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Branchville Elementary School Library Media Specialist Mary Tichey-Staack and Barlow Mountain Elementary School Librarian Martha Cerrato will help lead the discussion.  

Please read chapters 27 through 32

Snacks will be served and magic may happen! SP A10, A11

Registration required.

 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bolshoi Ballet in HD: A Contemporary Evening 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 - including the Bolshoi Ballet, Metropolitan Opera 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 production A Contemporary Evening featuring works by Van Manen, Leon & Lightfoot, Ratmansky/Britten, Richter, Beethovem and Desyatnikov.

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.

A full listing of HD performances may be found at ww.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets.

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Free Tax Aide for seniors is available.  Appointments can be made by calling Jon Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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 begins February 1. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Just 3s! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Just 3s is a class just for three year olds.  The intention is that the child attend alone while the accompanying adult waits in the children's library.  If necessary, the adult may accompany any child who does not want to attend alone.  This class will include finger plays, stories, nursery rhymes and a short book based film. This class is now full and the waiting list is full as well.    A3

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Friday March 31, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game on! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Weekly Wii gaming tournaments on the big screen! Snacks will be provided. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday April 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday April 2, 2017 -  Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Exhibition of Robert Reitzfeld Paintings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   202-238-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Veteran New York artist, Robert Reitzfeld will exhibit his nervy, intense and colorful pop/abstract paintings which sometimes reference comic book,cartoon, and other images. "Reitzfeld's distinctive melange of Abstract Expressionist, Pop and Op art and other post-war painting styles...features cartoons and familiar Pop-art iconography...in a colorful network of patterns that suggest late Matisse collages and Bridget Riley paintings as well as certain 1980's Pattern and Decoration works."--David Ebony, Art in America. Artist's reception will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 2-4 PM in the Library's Gallery on the Lower Level.

 

 

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday April 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Inside the Artist's Studio with Joe Fig Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist and author Joe Fig will talk about his newly released book, Inside the Artists Studio, which captures not only creative inspiration, but also the myriad of physical and logistical details that artists face in their daily lives. Perfectly hung works of art are part of a long and arduous process. Over the years, Joe Fig has interviewed, documented and recreated the spaces of over 120 leading contemporary artists creating portraits of the artist at work.  Fig’s paintings, sculptures and photographs are exhibited internationally and can be found in numerous museums and leading private collections. He is the author of the acclaimed Inside the Painter's Studio and Inside the Artist’s Studio.PVA

Please register.

About the book: Inside the Artist's Studio by Joe Fig, 256 pages, 309 color illustrations. What was your earliest childhood artwork that received recognition? When did you first consider yourself a professional artist? How has your studio's location influenced your work? How do you choose titles? Do you have a favorite color? Joe Fig asked a wide range of celebrated artists these and many other questions during the illuminating studio visits documented in Inside the Artist's Studio--the follow-up to his acclaimed 2009 book, Inside the Painter's Studio. In this remarkable collection, twenty-four painters, video and mixed- media artists, sculptors, and photographers reveal highly idiosyncratic production tools and techniques, as well as quotidian habits and strategies for getting work done: the music they listen to; the hours'they keep; and the relationships with gallerists and curators, friends, family, and fellow artists that sustain them outside the studio.Fig's interviews and extensive photography form the backbone of his ongoing investigation of the creative process'a study that culminates in original artwork representing each artist's studio. Some are depicted through meticulous sculptural miniatures, others through richly detailed paintings.In words and images, each investigation forms a unique portrait of the artist at work.

    Location: Main Program Room
        There are 79 spaces available.
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Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM FORL Board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda Hill     friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library monthly board meeting

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Crafts for Grades K & 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first are invited to this 3 session series.  Each week they will complete a maker craft to take home.  Pre-registration is required beginning Feb. 1.  Registering for one class enables the child to attend all three.  A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Alexander Technique with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A proven approach to self care, the Alexander Technique teaches how to unlearn habitual patterns that cause unnecessary tension in everything we do. It is used by people of all ages and abilities to enhance the performance of every activity and relieve the pain and stress caused by everyday misuse of the body. The Alexander Technique is a powerful tool for learning self-awareness and builds a kind of ‘remembered wellness’ into daily life and activities.
This is an interactive workshop in which the participant will learn to recognize unconscious habit patterns in both body and mind and come away with tools to help relieve tension. Dress comfortably and be prepared to explore gentle movement.

Valerie Rich has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 1985. She trained in London, England with FM Alexander’s original students. She has taught world wide and in 1996 help set up and open The School for FM Alexander Studies in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She teaches privately and small groups in Ridgefield CT.

This program is part of the : Body, Mind and Spirit: Holistic Health and Wellness series that is made possible thanks to the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life! fund. Click here for other programs coming up in the series. 

Established at the Ridgefield Library in 2014 in partnership with her family and friends, the Mothers: Live Your Lifefund honors Noreen L. Papa, a Ridgefield mom, library advocate and early supporter of the Run Like A Mother 5K who died of colon cancer in 2013.  Contributions to the Fund support Library programs and collections dedicated to women's health and wellness, specifically to educating mothers to take care of themselves so they can take care of others.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Free Tax Aide for seniors is available.  Appointments can be made by calling Jon Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  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: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on pre-reading skills including identifying rhyming words and letter sounds and making predictions.  Storytime includes stories, songs, a craft and a short book based film.  Pre-registration required beginning Feb. 1.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
misc_scissors 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Crafts for Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades two and three are invited to make maker crafts. Each week a different project will be completed to take home.  Pre-registration is required for this 3 session program.  Registering for one class enables the child to attend all three.   A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Parenting the Selfie Generation: Tweets, Sexts and Taunts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Parenting the Selfie Generation series continues with Tweets, Sexts and Taunts: What Parents Need To Know About Teens and Social Media.

More information coming soon.

Please register.  HF E

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Red Notice by Bill Browder. A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice, a New York Times best seller, does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. —Fortune Magazine. (380 text out of 396 pages, 2015) 

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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Randolph Board Rm
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. This program is now full and not accepting registrations. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, offers creative ways to explore character, point-of-view and dialogue in this five-week fiction writing program. New writers and returning participants can learn how to make fiction writing come alive and banish writer's block via weekly homework assignments. Discover your inner writer and develop recurring characters, unreliable narrators and more!

Kim Kovach teaches fiction writing workshops for adults and creative writing classes for elementary and middle school students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She is the author of six fiction books including a short story collection, A Few Bad Decisions, middle grade fiction books, Welcome to Appletown! and Surviving Vertigo, and the Kitchawan Kenny chapter book series. Ms. Kovach created and hosted the 13-episode podcast, Stories from the Creative Writing Circle, on Pawling Public Radio.

Fiction Writing meets for five weeks. Wednesdays 10:30am - 12 noon. March 29, April 5, (no April 12), 19, 26 and May 3.

Please register as class size is limited. Please register here. (By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 5)

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

L FR

    Location: Dayton 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
   

Finger plays 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 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch Discussion - Parenting the Selfie Generation Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
 

Join us for a brown bag lunch follow- up discussion - Tweets, Sexts and Taunts: What Parents Need to Know About Teens and Social Media program that took place on April 4.

This program is part of the Raising the Selfie-Generation: Instilling Resilience series.

Please register.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Challenge Grades K-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten, first and second are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work along or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library.  Registration required.  A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Free Tax Aide for seniors is available.  Appointments can be made by calling Jon Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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 begins February 1. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. 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
   

The Third Man by Graham Greene (1950, 157 pages). Written originally as the book for the classic Orson Welles film, The Third Man is one of the prolific writer’s “entertainments” – gritty and dark explorations of the seedy criminal side of modern society. 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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Just 3s! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Just 3s is a class just for three year olds.  The intention is that the child attend alone while the accompanying adult waits in the children's library.  If necessary, the adult may accompany any child who does not want to attend alone.  This class will include finger plays, stories, nursery rhymes and a short book based film. This class is full and the waiting list as well.   A3

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

Readers in grades 4, 5 & 6 are invited to a special book discussion group.  The title of the book is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  Pick up a copy of the book beginning March 1.  Snacks will served.  Registration required.

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Friday April 7, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 - 8 are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal to sleep over at the library.  A storytime will be held on Friday at 4:30 - 5:15 for everyone.  Children will leave their animals for a sleepover.  Children return on Saturday at 10:30 for another storytime and to pick up their animals.  Photos will be taken during the night and shared with the children of all the antics the stuffed animals were up to!  No registration required.  SP A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Library Lock-in for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Teen Advisory Group will host a Library Lock-in for teens ages 12-18. Come enjoy pizza, candy,  games, crafts, a giant game of hide and seek and more. This is an after-hour event. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 30 spaces available.
Saturday April 8, 2017 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.  

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 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Microfilm Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   referencedesk@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Good news for historians and genealogists! The Ridgefield Library has acquired a new ST ViewScan III microfilm scanner to provide improved access to the Ridgefield Press from 1875 to 2003 as well as other microform content needed for research and genealogy. The high-resolution camera allows users to see details more clearly and to digitally zoom in and out. Microfilm content will be scanned into a digital format of your choice such as PDF, JPEG, TIFF or PNG.  You can crop an article, section, or entire page and then enhance and adjust the content further for the best possible quality. 

The resulting files can be emailed quickly and easily or printed in the Library, saved to a USB flash drive, or distributed to Google Drive, Dropbox, or FamilySearch.  

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Ridgefield for a challenge grant to get us started on raising the full purchase price of this much-needed upgrade. Additional donations of any amount are now being accepted and can be made through the Library Wish List on our website at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org.

To learn more about this wonderful new resource, join us on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 AM or 3:00 PM for a demonstration or contact the Adult Services Desk for an individual appointment.

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

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. Children who left their stuffed animals for Friday's sleepover can pick them up and see photos of their adventures during the sleepover.  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

Graham Clarke will perform a lively concert for preschoolers ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult.  New to the library, Graham is well know in Westchester County where he performs in preschools, libraries and private events.  Come to meet Graham and have a good time! No registration is required for this free event.   SP A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Robert Reitzfeld Artist's Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Robert Reitzfeld will exhibit his densely color paintings that weave figurative elements into abstract designs from April 2 through 28. His vibrant works "feature painted fragments of cartoons and comic strip imagery that contrast with agitated brushwork in the abstract backgrounds" (David Ebony, Art in America). His exuberant compositions set up a going back and forth relationship between the fragmented imagery and the richly textured backgrounds.

"I always combine elements from the comics (or pop imagery) in my work. More often than not, they are barely recognizable elements, tidbits or fragments, co-opted, re-arranged or juxtaposed onto canvas, creating colorful, complicated and sometimes disorienting abstract passages. They strive to create depth on a flat 2-dimensional surface, to confuse the issue of figure/ground." -- Robert Reitzfeld PVA

    Location: The Gallery
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Microfilm Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   referencedesk@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Good news for historians and genealogists! The Ridgefield Library has acquired a new ST ViewScan III microfilm scanner to provide improved access to the Ridgefield Press from 1875 to 2003 as well as other microform content needed for research and genealogy. The high-resolution camera allows users to see details more clearly and to digitally zoom in and out. Microfilm content will be scanned into a digital format of your choice such as PDF, JPEG, TIFF or PNG.  You can crop an article, section, or entire page and then enhance and adjust the content further for the best possible quality. 

The resulting files can be emailed quickly and easily or printed in the Library, saved to a USB flash drive, or distributed to Google Drive, Dropbox, or FamilySearch.  

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Ridgefield for a challenge grant to get us started on raising the full purchase price of this much-needed upgrade. Additional donations of any amount are now being accepted and can be made through the Library Wish List on our website at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org.

To learn more about this wonderful new resource, join us on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 AM or 3:00 PM for a demonstration or contact the Adult Services Desk for an individual appointment.

    Location: Adult Services Department
Sunday April 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:55 PM  -  3:55 PM Bolshoi Ballet in HD: A Hero of our Time 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 - including the Bolshoi Ballet, Metropolitan Opera 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 production A Hero of our Time by Possokhov/Demutsky.

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.

A full listing of HD performances may be found at ww.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets.

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ridgefield Folk with the Way Down Wanderers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of live music with The Way Down Wanderers

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show.

The band members are:

Austin Thompson - guitar, lead & harmony vocals as well as percussion in the studio
Collin Krause - mandolin, fiddle and sings lead and harmony vocals for the band
John Merikoski - drums & percussion
John Williams - upright bass and vocals
Travis Kowalsky - banjo & fiddle

This concert is part of our Ridgefield Folk series.  Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and can be picked up at the door on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    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
Tuesday April 11, 2017 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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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elect_e_reader.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Creative Photography Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades 3 - 5 are invited to learn more about taking creative photographs from professional photographer Craig Norton!  Children need to bring a digital camera, cell phone or tablet to take their photos.  Composition will be discussed before participants take some great shots around the library and then share their results.  Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Are you interested in printing your own 3D design on the Library's Makerbot?  We are now offering use of our 3D printer to Ridgefield Library cardholders.  Before reserving printer time (available in two-hour blocks), we require attendance at a 90-minute orientation session to go over how to format a design to be print ready, how to operate the Makerbot, and for an overview of our usage policies. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. "Comtec"

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Vernal Pools: The Jewels of Ridgefield's Forests with Dr. Michael Rubbo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Dr. Michael Rubbo, Executive Director of the Woodcock Nature Center, will discuss an amazing habitat that might be hidden right in your own backyard.  Vernal Pools are incredibly productive ecosystems that are common in the forests of the region.  Mike will review how to identify these pools as well as their characteristic wildlife.  He will also discuss where to visit these pools in Ridgefield and practical measures for their conservation.

This program is co-sponsored by the Woodcock Nature Center and the Ridgefield Library. 

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Poetry in Motion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

April is National Poetry month and what better time to try your hand at poetry!  Instructor Kim Kovach will share styles of poetry with children in grades 2 - 4. Children will then create their own prose with a spring theme and display it on a moving mobile. Registration required. SP A7 A8 A9

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282 x11009   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is please 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: Main Lobby
 
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
   

Finger plays 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 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tax Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Free Tax Aide for seniors is available.  Appointments can be made by calling Jon Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
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
   

Children ages 3 - 5 accompanied by an adult are invited to drop in to make spring crafts. No registration required. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
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
   

News of the World  by Paulette Giles SL

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. The discussion is facilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director.Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
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Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
relig_easter Closed for Good Friday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Are you interested in printing your own 3D design on the Library's Makerbot?  We are now offering use of our 3D printer to Ridgefield Library cardholders.  Before reserving printer time (available in two-hour blocks), we require attendance at a 90-minute orientation session to go over how to format a design to be print ready, how to operate the Makerbot, and for an overview of our usage policies. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. "Comtec"

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit Closed for Easter Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday April 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Crafts for Grades K & 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first are invited to this 3 session series.  Each week they will complete a maker craft to take home.  Pre-registration is required beginning Feb. 1.  Registering for one class enables the child to attend all three.  A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM From Crappy to Happy: Jump Start Your Joy Filled Life with Kathy Procario Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

When life throws you a curve ball, how long does it take for you to bounce back?  Learn the one trick that will reset your stinkin' thinkin' every time!  Learn some easily implemented exercises to reconnect you with your natural state of well being.

Kathy Procario, Certified Positivity Coach, Happiness Provocateur, Inspirational Speaker.  "My business, Joyfilled Living LLC, is dedicated to educating others on how to live the Joyfilled Life they are truly meant to live. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu puts it, "Joy is much bigger than happiness. While happiness is often seen as being dependent on external circumstances, joy is not." Joy is a state of mind and heart. Establishing a practice of joyfulness, like any other practice, takes time, commitment and a dedicated coach to help you. I am a Certified Positivity Coach who has a burning desire to ensure that no one feels like a victim in this crazy, negative world we live in. Life is so much better when you live it from a deep rooted sense of joy...you'll be healthier, happier, and much more fun to be around!"

This program is part of the : Body, Mind and Spirit: Holistic Health and Wellness series that is made possible thanks to the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life! fund. Click here for other programs coming up in the series. 

Established at the Ridgefield Library in 2014 in partnership with her family and friends, the Mothers: Live Your Lifefund honors Noreen L. Papa, a Ridgefield mom, library advocate and early supporter of the Run Like A Mother 5K who died of colon cancer in 2013. Contributions to the Fund support Library programs and collections dedicated to women's health and wellness, specifically to educating mothers to take care of themselves so they can take care of others.

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Circle (1) Discussion for 8th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For 8th grade parents: (each Circle has 2 sessions)

Circle 8 (1): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 10-11:30 AM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (2): Wednesdays 4/19, 4/26 @ 1:00-2:30 PM - Register (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (3): Tuesdays, 4/18, 4/25 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Topics include:

  • Maintaining connection and influence during the High School years
  • Anticipating risky situations and behaviors
  • Providing the support your child needs to thrive
    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Social Media for Nonprofits with Kate Fitzpatrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Social media marketing can be an incredibly effective vehicle for nonprofit organizations to spread their mission to the public and supporters. Now is a great time to evaluate the best profiles for your organization and brush up on best practices before launching your busy spring fundraising season.

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register

Comtec.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on pre-reading skills including identifying rhyming words and letter sounds and making predictions.  Storytime includes stories, songs, a craft and a short book based film.  Pre-registration required beginning Feb. 1.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
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misc_scissors 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Maker Crafts for Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades two and three are invited to make maker crafts. Each week a different project will be completed to take home.  Pre-registration is required for this 3 session program.  Registering for one class enables the child to attend all three.   A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Circle (3) Discussion for 8th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For 8th grade parents: (each Circle has 2 sessions)

Circle 8 (1): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 10-11:30 AM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (2): Wednesdays 4/19, 4/26 @ 1:00-2:30 PM - Register (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (3): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Topics include:

  • Maintaining connection and influence during the High School years
  • Anticipating risky situations and behaviors
  • Providing the support your child needs to thrive
    Location: Main Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
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 Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

The Door by Magda Szabo (1987, 288 pages). This acclaimed 1987 Hungarian novel is the story of two
women, a writer and her housekeeper. Married to an academic, Magda is an educated and public-spirited writer with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant: illiterate, impassive, abrupt, and seemingly ageless. They share a kind of love, at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.

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
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. This program is now full and not accepting registrations. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, offers creative ways to explore character, point-of-view and dialogue in this five-week fiction writing program. New writers and returning participants can learn how to make fiction writing come alive and banish writer's block via weekly homework assignments. Discover your inner writer and develop recurring characters, unreliable narrators and more!

Kim Kovach teaches fiction writing workshops for adults and creative writing classes for elementary and middle school students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She is the author of six fiction books including a short story collection, A Few Bad Decisions, middle grade fiction books, Welcome to Appletown! and Surviving Vertigo, and the Kitchawan Kenny chapter book series. Ms. Kovach created and hosted the 13-episode podcast, Stories from the Creative Writing Circle, on Pawling Public Radio.

Fiction Writing meets for five weeks. Wednesdays 10:30am - 12 noon. March 29, April 5, (no April 12), 19, 26 and May 3.

Please register as class size is limited. Please register here. (By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 5)

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Dayton 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
   

Finger plays 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 Parent Circle (2) Discussion for 8th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For 8th grade parents: (each Circle has 2 sessions)

Circle 8 (1): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 10-11:30 AM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (2): Wednesdays 4/19, 4/26 @ 1:00-2:30 PM - Register (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (3): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Topics include:

  • Maintaining connection and influence during the High School years
  • Anticipating risky situations and behaviors
  • Providing the support your child needs to thrive
    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Harry Potter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203 438 2282 x12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Muggles in grades 5-8.  The Harry Potter Book Club will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 to discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Branchville Elementary School Library Media Specialist Mary Tichey-Staack and Barlow Mountain Elementary School Librarian Martha Cerrato will help lead the discussion.  

Please read chapters 33 through 36

Snacks will be served and magic may happen! SP A10, A11

Registration required.

 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Challenge Grades 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades three, four and five are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos. A different challenge will be given each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library.  Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282 X12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn what Lego Robotics is all about!  Children in grades 5 - 8 are invited to join Ridgefield resident Mike Garguillo, science teacher of the Sleepy Hollow Middle School Headless Horse-bots (a First Lego League Robotics Team) to learn to work with and program robots.  This is a chance to experiment.  No prior experience is required.  Register for each montly session.  Registration for this session begins March. 1.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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 begins February 1. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Just 3s! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Just 3s is a class just for three year olds.  The intention is that the child attend alone while the accompanying adult waits in the children's library.  If necessary, the adult may accompany any child who does not want to attend alone.  This class will include finger plays, stories, nursery rhymes and a short book based film. This class is full and the waiting list as well.   A3

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades 2 & 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads the same book then comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta. This month's title is Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time series #1) by Kate Messner.  Pick up your copy of the book at the Children's Services desk. Snacks will be served.  Registration required beginning March 1.

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Friday April 21, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game on! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Weekly Wii gaming tournaments on the big screen! Snacks will be provided. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:55 PM  -  3:55 PM Met Opera in HD: Eugene Onegin 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 - including the Bolshoi Ballet, Metropolitan Opera 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  Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.

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.

A full listing of HD performances may be found at ww.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets.

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday April 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM From Page to Stage: Song of Mulan 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 live stage adaptations of beloved children's books.  Come to the Library to check out the originals or related books or hear them read at storytime, then experience them live @ the Playhouse.
Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. Look for in the Children's Library where you can enter for a chance to win free tickets.
Ridgefield Playhouse    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The College Admissions Process for Musicians, Actors, Dancers and Visual Artists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Thriving Through the Arts: The College Admissions Process for Musicians, Actors, Dancers and Visual Artists

The Ridgefield Library along with the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Ridgefield Arts Council will present an afternoon program called Thriving Through the Arts: The College Admissions Process for Musicians, Actors, Dancers and Visual Artists. The program will take place at the Library on Sunday, April 23 between 1 and 3 p.m., and is aimed at high school students and their parents who are interested in learning more about the college admissions process for performing and visual artists.

The afternoon will begin with a general introduction to what the college application process is like for artists and how it differs from the general college admissions process.  Topics covered will include major versus non-major, BA versus BFA, resumes, what is required in terms of work samples such as portfolios, audition recordings and much more. College consultant Candace Channing, who is herself an internationally acclaimed flutist, will moderate the discussion.  This will be followed by break-out sessions, where more specific questions for each of the four disciplines will be addressed by panelists that will include teachers, university professors, practitioners and students and parents who have recently been through the process.  The afternoon will conclude with refreshments and time for networking and more informal Q & A.

To register and for more information visit ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM From Page to Stage: Song of Mulan 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 live stage adaptations of beloved children's books.  Come to the Library to check out the originals or related books or hear them read at storytime, then experience them live @ the Playhouse.
Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. Look for in the Children's Library where you can enter for a chance to win free tickets.
Ridgefield Playhouse    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Circle (1) Discussion for 8th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For 8th grade parents: (each Circle has 2 sessions)

Circle 8 (1): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 10-11:30 AM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (2): Wednesdays 4/19, 4/26 @ 1:00-2:30 PM - Register (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (3): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Topics include:

  • Maintaining connection and influence during the High School years
  • Anticipating risky situations and behaviors
  • Providing the support your child needs to thrive
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Money Smart Week: Women and Money Roundtable - Retiring Successfully Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Money Smart Week: Join us for a Women and Money Roundtable all about retiring successfully.

Discussing money matters can seem awkward. Over the years, our facilitators have repeatedly encountered women who wished they were more informed about finances as they related to their family, children and themselves. Join us for this roundtable where you can bring up any questions you may have and benefit from women who have the expertise to help provide you with answers.

Retiring successfully takes planning.  Ensuring that your money will outlast you can be tricky.  We will discuss how much money you'll need to save, how much you can spend, how to account for unforeseen expenses, and how to invest to minimize risk and maximize return.  We'll share several successful strategies you can implement to help give you peace of mind - whether you're already retired or you're still planning for a future retirement. 

Our Facilitators: Julia Strayer, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA®, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor.  Julia joined Merrill Lynch in 2000.  Prior to her career at Merrill, Julia was a vice president and 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®, Financial Analyst. Liz joined Merrill Lynch in 2012 and is a graduate of Fairfield University

Please register.  BF

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

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on pre-reading skills including identifying rhyming words and letter sounds and making predictions.  Storytime includes stories, songs, a craft and a short book based film.  Pre-registration required beginning Feb. 1.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Circle (3) Discussion for 8th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For 8th grade parents: (each Circle has 2 sessions)

Circle 8 (1): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 10-11:30 AM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (2): Wednesdays 4/19, 4/26 @ 1:00-2:30 PM - Register (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (3): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Topics include:

  • Maintaining connection and influence during the High School years
  • Anticipating risky situations and behaviors
  • Providing the support your child needs to thrive
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard (1980; 337 pages). Two Australian sisters come to England after WWII, where they board with an English astronomer and pursue different paths in search of love and fulfillment.

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 Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. This program is now full and not accepting registrations. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, offers creative ways to explore character, point-of-view and dialogue in this five-week fiction writing program. New writers and returning participants can learn how to make fiction writing come alive and banish writer's block via weekly homework assignments. Discover your inner writer and develop recurring characters, unreliable narrators and more!

Kim Kovach teaches fiction writing workshops for adults and creative writing classes for elementary and middle school students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She is the author of six fiction books including a short story collection, A Few Bad Decisions, middle grade fiction books, Welcome to Appletown! and Surviving Vertigo, and the Kitchawan Kenny chapter book series. Ms. Kovach created and hosted the 13-episode podcast, Stories from the Creative Writing Circle, on Pawling Public Radio.

Fiction Writing meets for five weeks. Wednesdays 10:30am - 12 noon. March 29, April 5, (no April 12), 19, 26 and May 3.

Please register as class size is limited. Please register here. (By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 5)

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Dayton 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
   

Finger plays 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 Parent Circle (2) Discussion for 8th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For 8th grade parents: (each Circle has 2 sessions)

Circle 8 (1): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 10-11:30 AM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (2): Wednesdays 4/19, 4/26 @ 1:00-2:30 PM - Register (This will register you for both dates)

Circle 8 (3): Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Register - (This will register you for both dates)

Topics include:

  • Maintaining connection and influence during the High School years
  • Anticipating risky situations and behaviors
  • Providing the support your child needs to thrive
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk - Silvermine with Samuel Schmitt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common present an Author Talk with Samuel Schmitt about his new book Silvermine (Arcadia Publishing).

Straddling the towns of Norwalk, Wilton, and New Canaan is the little valley known as Silvermine, an artists’ colony whose rural feel has changed little since it was settled in the Colonial era. By the 19th century, a dozen mills were humming along the Silvermine River. When the mills became silent with the advent of steam power, the bucolic beauty of the valley attracted painters and sculptors, writers and poets, and illustrators and cartoonists who formed a celebrated artists’ colony centered around the Silvermine Guild of Artists and the Silvermine Tavern. In 2006, an enclave of 85 buildings in the core neighborhood, including a number of artists’ homes, were recognized as part of the Silvermine Center Historic District. Today, Silvermine continues to attract residents who value its artistic heritage and natural beauty. 

Samuel A. Schmitt is the executive director of the Carl Schmitt Foundation, which seeks to further the legacy of early Silvermine artist Carl Schmitt. He is also the author of Carl Schmitt: The Vision of Beauty

Copies of Silvermine will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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 begins February 1. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Money Smart Week: Save Money On Electricity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Money Smart Week: Save money on electricity without getting burned

You may know that in CT you can shop around for cheaper electricity. But you've also likely heard of people who tried it and got burned! It is possible to consistently save money by switching suppliers, but you need to be armed with some basic information and be aware of the games suppliers play. Join Kevin Manley to learn how to read and understand your Eversource bill, research and sign up for cheaper plans safely, and save hundreds per year on electricity. You'll also learn how you can get renewable power directly from the grid without putting solar panels on your roof. Bring a recent bill if you'd like to ask questions about your specific situation.

Kevin Manley is a Ridgefield resident and CTO of Utiliz LLC (http://myutiliz.com).  BF

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
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misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Just 3s! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Just 3s is a class just for three year olds.  The intention is that the child attend alone while the accompanying adult waits in the children's library.  If necessary, the adult may accompany any child who does not want to attend alone.  This class will include finger plays, stories, nursery rhymes and a short book based film.  Registration is required beginning Feb. 1.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  A3

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Friday April 28, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  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
   

Poems of Marianne Moore

Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder. 

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
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game on! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Weekly Wii gaming tournaments on the big screen! Snacks will be provided. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday April 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ridgefield Folk with Joy Ike Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Born to Nigerian immigrants,  Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has spent the last 9 years playing thousands of shows across the country. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Cody Chestnutt, Allen Toussaint, Tyrone Wells, Jeffrey Gaines, and Sara Groves, to name a few. A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small."

website: www.joyike.com

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-cpWKqmVCU

This concert is part of our Ridgefield Folk series.  Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and can be picked up at the door on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM. PVA FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM FORL Board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda Hill     friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library monthly board meeting

    Location: TBA
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
nat_stars2 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Super Stars Astronomy Program for Grades K - 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades kindergarten and first are invited to learn all about the stars, planets, the moon and the sun. Special activities or crafts will be included.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three classes on May 1, 8 and 15. Program will culminate with a planetarium show on Tuesday, May 23 at 4:30 at the Ridgefield Parks and Rec. center.  Registration required separately for the planetarium show on May 23. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Main Program Room
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Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Circle (1) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  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: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on pre-reading skills including identifying rhyming words and letter sounds and making predictions.  Storytime includes stories, songs, a craft and a short book based film.  Pre-registration required beginning Feb. 1.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
nat_stars 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Galaxy Explorers Astronomy Program for Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in grades second and third are invited to learn about space and our place in the universe.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three session on May 2, 9 and 16.  Children may atten a planetarium show at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center as a culmination to our explorations on Tuesday, May 23.  A separate registration is required for the planetarium show on May. 23.  A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk - Lyme Madness with Lori Dennis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Lyme Connection and the Ridgefield Library present an Author Talk with Lori Dennis who will discuss her recently released memoir Lyme Madness: Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease . 

Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation. Lyme Madness chronicles the author’s and adult son’s medical odyssey while capturing the current landscape of immeasurable suffering, twisted politics and medical madness that ensues worldwide. It provides a platform for the many voices of chronic Lyme sufferers, caregivers, and activists, along with the very few doctors and politicians all fighting for awareness, support and justice around the globe.

Lori Dennis, M.A., is a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice with a focus on depression, anxiety, grief, adhd, interpersonal conflict, and more. Her current focus is to spread the message of Lyme Madness, to help create a handbook for Lyme Literate Therapists and to help grow a network of healers who can support chronic Lyme sufferers worldwide.

This program is co-sponsored by Lyme Connection and the Library and is also part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series. Lyme Connection is an all- volunteer initiative created by the Town of Ridgefield (CT).  Our mission is to make the community a healthier place by protecting people from contracting Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and connecting patients and their families to helpful resources. Read more about our support groups, seminars and prevention programs at LymeConnection.org

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

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.LH

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. This program is now full and not accepting registrations. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, offers creative ways to explore character, point-of-view and dialogue in this five-week fiction writing program. New writers and returning participants can learn how to make fiction writing come alive and banish writer's block via weekly homework assignments. Discover your inner writer and develop recurring characters, unreliable narrators and more!

Kim Kovach teaches fiction writing workshops for adults and creative writing classes for elementary and middle school students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She is the author of six fiction books including a short story collection, A Few Bad Decisions, middle grade fiction books, Welcome to Appletown! and Surviving Vertigo, and the Kitchawan Kenny chapter book series. Ms. Kovach created and hosted the 13-episode podcast, Stories from the Creative Writing Circle, on Pawling Public Radio.

Fiction Writing meets for five weeks. Wednesdays 10:30am - 12 noon. March 29, April 5, (no April 12), 19, 26 and May 3.

Please register as class size is limited. Please register here. (By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 5)

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Dayton 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
   

Finger plays 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
 
food_salad 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids Cook! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love hands-on activities? Do you love food? This event is for you! Kids in grades 3 through 5 will make and eat onigiri (Japanese rice balls) and breakfast “sushi”. Ingredients will be gluten- and nut-free but will include dairy products. Please notify us of any food allergies prior to the event. The class will meet in our kitchen on the library's lower level. Register beginning April 1. A8 A9 A10

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    Location: Kitchen
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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 begins February 1. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

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

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (2015, 310 pages). Reclusive crime writer Leonora Shaw accepts an invitation from an old acquaintance to attend a country weekend bachelorette party, and winds up in the hospital with blood on her hands and no idea what has happened. A psychological thriller recommended for fans of The Girl on the Train. Also available as a downloadable e-book from OverDrive.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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Just 3s! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Just 3s is a class just for three year olds.  The intention is that the child attend alone while the accompanying adult waits in the children's library.  If necessary, the adult may accompany any child who does not want to attend alone.  This class will include finger plays, stories, nursery rhymes and a short book based film. This class is full and the waiting list as well.   A3

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Readers in grades 4, 5 & 6 are invited to a special book discussion group.  The title of the book to be discussed A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord.  Register and pick up a copy of the book beginning April1.  Snacks will served. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  8:30 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Circle (2) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
Friday May 5, 2017 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   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 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 per grocery bag

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    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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Romantic Narrative in Music with Maestro Eric Mahl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Eric Mahl, Music Director of the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra and Conductor of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, will explore the Romantic narrative in music using examples from Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. Learn about the evolution of this ideal, as well as how composers fulfill this narrative and what it means for music and its intimate connection to the human condition.This program is aimed at adults and at students with an interest in music.

This lecture is a great introduction to the WCYO Symphony Orchestra performance on Sunday, June 4th. The concert will include Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Dvorak's Violin Concerto, Op 53. The 4PM concert will take place at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU, Danbury. 

Please register for the lecture here.

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More Information About WCYO    
    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday May 6, 2017 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   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 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 per grocery bag

 

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    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Protecting Your Family From Tick-borne Diseases Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Tick-borne disease prevention expert Dr. Neeta Connally and Master Gardner Tessa O’Regan are teaming up to teach effective strategies for staying safe  from ticks while still enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you’re a weekend gardener or avid hiker, pet owner or parent, you’ll benefit from hearing the latest research on disease prevention along with landscaping tips for reducing ticks in your yard. This program covers the complete “tool box” of prevention options and provides the perfect opportunity to ask questions. Everyone will leave with a free tick tweezer … just in case.  

Dr. Neeta Connally is an associate professor of biology and oversees the Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory at Western Connecticut State University.  Her primary research interests focus upon the backyard prevention of Lyme and other tickborne diseases in the northeastern US.  She holds a Master of Science in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, as well as a Ph.D. in medical entomology from the University of Rhode Island.  Prior to joining the faculty at WCSU, Dr. Connally was an associate research scientist working on Lyme disease prevention at Yale School of Public Health.  Some of her current research projects include evaluating tick repellent clothing, as well as testing an integrated tick management approach to disease prevention in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and the TickEncounter Resource Center at the University of Rhode Island.  She has served as the scientific advisor for the Ridgefield Health Department’s BLAST Tick-borne Disease Prevention Program since 2008.   Dr. Connally resides in Ridgefield with her husband, two children, two Australian shepherds, and 14 chickens.

Tessa O'Regan is a lover of kids, dogs and sunny days outdoors! She is a certified Landscape Designer, Lighting Designer and a Master Gardener, who has been gardening professionally in Fairfield county for the past fifteen years. A member of NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farmers's Association. Tessa's goal is to help homeowners and businesses create their dream landscape in an ecologically responsible manner. Tessa lives in Ridgefield with her husband and 14 year old Golden Retriever "puppy", Gretzky.

This program is sponsored by the Ridgefield Health Department’s BLAST Tick-borne Disease Prevention Program, Lyme Connection, Rotary Club of Ridgefield, Western Connecticut Health Network and the Ridgefield Library.  It is also part of the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.
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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM From Page to Stage: House at Pooh Corner 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 live stage adaptations of beloved children's books.  Come to the Library to check out the originals or related books or hear them read at storytime, then experience them live @ the Playhouse.
Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. Look for the display in the Children's Library where you can enter for a chance to win free tickets.
Ridgefield Playhouse    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Jay and Ray Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In celebration of the Ridgefield Spring Stroll, Jay and Ray will perform a lively concert on the library's front lawn for families with children ages 8 and younger. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the library's Main Program room on the lower level.   No registration is required for this free event.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. SP A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM From Page to Stage: House at Pooh Corner 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 live stage adaptations of beloved children's books.  Come to the Library to check out the originals or related books or hear them read at storytime, then experience them live @ the Playhouse.
Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. Look for the display in the Children's Library where you can enter for a chance to win free tickets.
Ridgefield Playhouse    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday May 7, 2017 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   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 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 per grocery bag

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    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Community Sing-a-long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Sing It! - A Community Sing-a-long and celebration of classic folk and patriotic songs with singer songwriter gems from James Taylor, Carole King and the Beatles thrown in! The songs are in the spirit of Pete Seeger emphasizing group singing. If you play a portable instrument feel free to bring it along! Musical hosts are Edwin and Faith Taylor and Deborah Katchko-Gray. Songbooks are provided.

The program is free and all are welcome. 

No registration but for more information and to be put on the mailing list contact cantordebbie@gmail.com.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    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 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
nat_stars2 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Super Stars Astronomy Program for Grades K - 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades kindergarten and first are invited to learn all about the stars, planets, the moon and the sun. Special activities or crafts will be included.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three classes on May 1, 8 and 15. Program will culminate with a planetarium show on Tuesday, May 23 at 4:30 at the Ridgefield Parks and Rec. center.  Registration required separately for the planetarium show on May 23. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Circle (1) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

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

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on pre-reading skills including identifying rhyming words and letter sounds and making predictions.  Storytime includes stories, songs, a craft and a short book based film.  Pre-registration required beginning Feb. 1.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
nat_stars 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Galaxy Explorers Astronomy Program for Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in grades second and third are invited to learn about space and our place in the universe.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three session on May 2, 9 and 16.  Children may atten a planetarium show at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center as a culmination to our explorations on Tuesday, May 23.  A separate registration is required for the planetarium show on May. 23.  A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. This program is now full and not accepting registrations. 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: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282 x11009   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is please 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: Main Lobby
 
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
   

Finger plays 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
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Challenge Grades K-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten, first and second are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work along or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library.  Registrater beginning April 1. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@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 begins February 1. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Just 3s! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Just 3s is a class just for three year olds.  The intention is that the child attend alone while the accompanying adult waits in the children's library.  If necessary, the adult may accompany any child who does not want to attend alone.  This class will include finger plays, stories, nursery rhymes and a short book based film. This class is full and the waiting list as well.   A3

    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
   

The Golden Age by Joan London SL

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. The discussion is facilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director.Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
 
lib_bookpurple 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades 2 & 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads the same book then comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta. This month's title is No Girls Allowed, Dogs Okay  (Secrets of a Lab Rat series #1) by Trudi Trueit. Pick up your copy of the book at the Children's Services desk. Snacks will be served.  Registration required beginning April 1.

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Circle (2) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Friday May 12, 2017 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   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 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 per grocery bag

 

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    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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday May 13, 2017 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.  

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 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 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 per grocery bag

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

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday May 14, 2017 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   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 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 per grocery bag

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    Location: Lower Level
Monday May 15, 2017 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   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 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 per grocery bag

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

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
nat_stars2 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Super Stars Astronomy Program for Grades K - 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades kindergarten and first are invited to learn all about the stars, planets, the moon and the sun. Special activities or crafts will be included.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three classes on May 1, 8 and 15. Program will culminate with a planetarium show on Tuesday, May 23 at 4:30 at the Ridgefield Parks and Rec. center.  Registration required separately for the planetarium show on May 23. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Join the Conversation with Author Anita Shreve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

WSHU Public Radio, The Ridgefield Library & Books on the Common present Join the Conversation with author Anita Shreve.  The program takes place at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT.

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot’s Wife, Anita Shreve has recently released a suspenseful novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath–based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine’s history.

Anita will be interviewed by one of WSHU’s reporters, followed by an audience Q&A.

Anita will also sign books in the lobby after the event.  Books on the Common will have her book available for purchase.

Anita’s novels have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into thirty-six languages. She lives with her husband in New Hampshire. Her last novel, Stella Bain, was released in 2013.

TICKETS can be purchased at the Ridgefield Playhouse:  $40 includes book & reserved seating | $15 open seating, book not included. L

    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
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Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Circle (1) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Met Opera in HD: Der Rosenkavalier 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 - including the Bolshoi Ballet, Metropolitan Opera 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  Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.

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.

A full listing of HD performances may be found at ww.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets.

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
nat_stars 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Galaxy Explorers Astronomy Program for Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in grades second and third are invited to learn about space and our place in the universe.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three session on May 2, 9 and 16.  Children may atten a planetarium show at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center as a culmination to our explorations on Tuesday, May 23.  A separate registration is required for the planetarium show on May. 23.  A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (2015, 385 pages). Explores the formative years of renowned aviatrix
Beryl Markham, a complex woman who fought to make her way in the world on her terms. McLain paints a
captivating portrait of Africa in the early 1900s and of the impact of the European expats who left an indelible mark.

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: Randolph Room
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
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
   

Finger plays 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 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Harry Potter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203 438 2282 x12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Muggles in grades 5-8.  The Harry Potter Book Club will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 to discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Branchville Elementary School Library Media Specialist Mary Tichey-Staack and Barlow Mountain Elementary School Librarian Martha Cerrato will help lead the discussion.  

Please read the epilogue

Snacks will be served and magic may happen! SP A10, A11

Registration required.

 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn what Lego Robotics is all about!  Children in grades 5 - 8 are invited to join Ridgefield resident Mike Garguillo, science teacher of the Sleepy Hollow Middle School Headless Horse-bots (a First Lego League Robotics Team) to learn to work with and program robots.  This is a chance to experiment.  No prior experience is required.  Register for each montly session.  Registration for this session begins April 1.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Felicia from Little Birds Music will lead an interactive music and movement exploration for children ages 2 - 5. No registration is required. Adults must accompany children. A2 A3 A4 A5

http://feliciamichael.wixsite.com/musikgarten    
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Circle (2) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Friday May 19, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is an intimate, international and inspired film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. RIFF runs May 19-21, with screenings at various venues around town. More info and passes available at www.riff.website

Library Schedule: Friday, May 19th

2:30p.m. An Evening of Eternity (Germany - Student Film - narrative feature): Jonas, the young owner of a vinyl record store, stumbles into a mysterious tavern by chance one evening. The tavern is detached from time and people from all kinds of different eras meet there. He falls in love with a Jazz singer, Eva Elana, from the 60s. But the time between the two will become their greatest enemy. (Program 1)

4p.m. The Chocolate Case (Netherlands - documentary feature): The Chocolate Case follows the incredible journey of three Dutch journalists, who tried to persuade large corporations to end the use of child labour in the chocolate industry, but when rebuffed, decide to take matters into their own hands by creating the world’s first slave-free chocolate bar.

Swimming In The Desert (USA - narrative short): In the drought-stricken town of Agua Dulce, in the California High Desert, a ten year old girl challenges her grandfather, a cranky retired firefighter, to follow a crazy plan and bring the water back to the dry river.(Program B)PVA

Film Festival Link    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is an intimate, international and inspired film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. RIFF runs May 19-21, with screenings at various venues around town. More info and passes available at www.riff.website

Library Schedule - Saturday, May 20th

11a.m. Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices (USA - documentary feature) : Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices is more than a remarkable story about the unbelievable rise of a great symphonic conductor from a background of pop music and very little formal training. It is also a moving tale of a man wrestling demons while still creating choral music that towers as the gold standard even today.

My Name Is Joan (USA - documentary short): Tells the story of Susan Drew, a woman who was born Joan Fagan to an unwed mother in the St. Patrick Mother and Baby Home in Dublin, Ireland in 1949. While the documentary chronicles Susan's journey to find her true identity, it also highlights the illegal exporting of children by the Catholic Church to families in other countries for profit while the Irish Government looked the other way. (Program C)

1p.m. Jewel’s Catch One (USA - documentary feature): Jewel’s Catch One’s documents the oldest Black owned disco in America and establishes the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years.(Program D)

2:30p.m. Forgotten Farms (USA - documentary feature): New England's dairy farmers remain the backbone of agriculture in the region, but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale. Forgotten Farms examines class divides in New England's farm and food communities. In some circles, farm-to-table restaurants, farmer's markets and CSAs are booming and the new farmers are celebrated. But there is another farmer who is left out of the local food celebration.

Change (Singapore - animated short) : Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.(Program E)

4p.m. Written Off (USA - documentary feature): Grippingly honest personal journals reveal the secrets one man worked so hard to conceal as an innocent prescription for painkillers leads to a 10-year struggle to escape opiates and the stigma that surrounds his addiction. Film will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and others on the opioid epidemic. (Program F)

Media Lab web series to run all day Saturday

Slummy Mummy (USA - web series): The story of a first-time mom going back to work as a professional shoe model. Operating as a single parent due to her husband’s work schedule and unable to afford a nanny, Jen lives in a rent-controlled apartment in a neighborhood of wealthy alpha moms. Join us for her awkward and often hilarious encounters with her mommy nemesis as we chronicle the absurdities of parenting in New York City.

Two Guys (USA - web series): Todd and Clayton find themselves in a world of trouble when they try to live their Art.PVA

Film Festival Link    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 11:05 AM  -  5:30 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is an intimate, international and inspired film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. RIFF runs May 19-21, with screenings at various venues around town. More info and passes available at www.riff.website

Media Lab web series to run all day Saturday in the Donofrio Technology Center (Upper Level)

Slummy Mummy (USA - web series): The story of a first-time mom going back to work as a professional shoe model. Operating as a single parent due to her husband’s work schedule and unable to afford a nanny, Jen lives in a rent-controlled apartment in a neighborhood of wealthy alpha moms. Join us for her awkward and often hilarious encounters with her mommy nemesis as we chronicle the absurdities of parenting in New York City.

Two Guys (USA - web series): Todd and Clayton find themselves in a world of trouble when they try to live their Art.PVA

Film Festival Link    
    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Sunday May 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:00 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is an intimate, international and inspired film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. RIFF runs May 19-21, with screenings at various venues around town. More info and passes available at www.riff.website

Library Schedule - Sunday, May 21st

11a.m. One Big Home (USA - documentary feature): Trophy homes threaten Martha’s Vineyard. When an enormous compound is built beside a fragile pond, a carpenter takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works to pass a new bylaw to limit house size. (Program Q)

1p.m. Shallow Waters (USA - documentary short): Screening and discussion with filmmaker Jamie Longhi. Memorial Day, San Francisco Bay. A fully dressed man walks into the cold shallow waters off a public beach, and waits as the tide rises. Curious beach-combers watch the man, and wait. Police and Fire units arrive, watch and wait. The sand in the man's hourglass runs out while everybody waits. ...for what? and why? (Program R)

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Film Festival Link    
    Location: Main Program Room
Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Preserving Plum Island for Future Generations with Chris Cryder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a presentation on Plum Island, home to over 200 resident and migratory bird species, about a quarter of all birds known in the U.S., 57 of which are listed as in urgent need of conservation. Learn how you can help preserve this incredible public resource from the threat of development. Chris Cryder, Special Projects Coordinator for Save the Sound and the outreach coordinator for the Preserve Plum Island Coalition, will present a short film produced for PBS, “Conservation of a Precious Island” starring Sam Waterston as well as the latest efforts to protect it.

Located in eastern Long Island Sound, the island has been home to the nation’s foreign animal disease center, which is now relocating.  The island has also served as a de facto wildlife refuge for the last 60 years and is home to several endangered species and unique habitats. Now, Plum Island is slated to be sold by the federal government to the highest bidder. Many organizations would rather see the amazing island conserved and are fighting to save it. 

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Conservation Commission, Woodcock Nature Center and the Norwalk River Watershed Association, which is hosting the talk for its annual meeting.  All are welcome!

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday May 23, 2017 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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
nat_stars 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Planetarium Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in Grades kindergarten, first, second and third are invited to attend a very special planetarium presentation at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center. The Childrens Museum from West Hartford will bring their portable Star Lab for this amazing show of the constellations in the night sky. This program is planned to coordinate with astronomy classes at the library during the month of May.  Registration is required for this free event. A5 A6 A7 A8

http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org    
    Location: Offsite
    The registration period has not begun.
 
nat_stars 5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Planetarium Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in Grades kindergarten, first, second and third are invited to attend a very special planetarium presentation at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center. The Childrens Museum from West Hartford will bring their portable Star Lab for this amazing show of the constellations in the night sky. This program is planned to coordinate with astronomy classes at the library during the month of May.  Register for this free event beginning April 1.. A5 A6 A7 A8

http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/    
    Location: Offsite
    The registration period has not begun.
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Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1776; 190 pages). The classic satire about the misadventures of a rural clergyman and his family. Also available as a downloadable audiobook on hoopla and as a downloadable e-book and audiobook from Project Gutenberg.

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 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
   

Finger plays 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
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Challenge Grades 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades three, four and five are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos. A different challenge will be given each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library.  Register beginning   April 1. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Janet Benton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield native and founder of the long-standing high-school literary magazine Lodestar Janet Benton returns to Ridgefield to discuss LILLI DE JONG, her debut novel about a young Quaker woman who finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers. Lilli de Jong is at once a historical saga, an intimate romance, and a lasting testament to the work of mothers: "So little is permissible for a woman," writes Lilli, "yet on her back every human climbs to adulthood."

Janet Benton’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Glimmer Train, and many other publications. She has cowritten and edited historical documentaries for television. She holds a B.A. in religious studies from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and for decades she has taught writing and helped individuals and organizations craft their stories. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Lilli de Jong is her first novel.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Felicia from Little Birds Music will lead an interactive music and movement exploration for children ages 2 - 5. No registration is required. Adults must accompany children. A2 A3 A4 A5

http://feliciamichael.wixsite.com/musikgarten    
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
lib_bookflipping 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
   

Students in grades 3 - 5 accompanied by a parent or caregiver are invited to a very special book discussion.  A pizza dinner will be served followed by small group book discussions including both students and adults. The Friends of the Library will give each family a free copy of the book being discussed (book to be determined).  Participants sign up and pick up the book beginning May 1 at the Children's Services desk and pay a $5 fee per person to hold a place for the event.  When you attend on May 25 or let us know at least 24 hours ahead of time that you cannot attend, your fee will be refunded.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Friday May 26, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  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
   

Poems of John Berryman

Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder. 

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 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Tuesday May 30, 2017 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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_turtle 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spring Visit to the Woodcock Nature Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 are invited to meet library staff at the Woodcock Nature Center for a spring exploration!  Listen to stories and see signs of spring around the center including frogs and the center's special animal collection. Parents are required to accompany children. Registration required beginning April 1. A3 A4 A5

https://www.woodcocknaturecenter.org    
    Location: Offsite
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Marijuana and Alcohol: Just The Facts Without the Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for this parenting workshop presented by Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. and presented by Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Ridgefeild Prevention Council and Ridgefield Library. Parents and teens are welcome!

Alicia Farrell has a uniquely common sense, science-based, compassionate, and interesting way to talk about these tough issues.Come learn about:

- How marijuana and alcohol use affect the teen brain and their social/emotional development.
- Are marijuana and alcohol “gateway” drugs?
- How potent is today’s marijuana and why does it matter?
- Is marijuana addictive?
- How do we set boundaries and consequences for teens around drug use that are effective and realistic?

This information is vital for today’s responsible policy making, mentoring, counseling, parenting and grandparenting. Being informed is paramount. 

Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. is an accomplished cognitive psychologist, professional speaker and founder of Clearview Consulting. Some of her noteworthy accomplishments include, 9 years as a university professor, twice a fellowship award recipient in support of research on Wisdom, published research scientist and an expert problem solver. Her life’s work is to educate and coach people, and organizations, on how to maximize brain power and solve problems. She also has a private practice working with teens, adults, couples and families who want to make healthy and durable changes in their lives.

Please register. E HF

More information about Dr. Farrell    
    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
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
   

Finger plays 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 1, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Felicia from Little Birds Music will lead an interactive music and movement exploration for children ages 2 - 5. No registration is required. Adults must accompany children. A2 A3 A4 A5

http://feliciamichael.wixsite.com/musikgarten    
    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
   

Death in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec (2015, 256 pages). Sophisticated former Paris police detective Georges Dupin finds himself living and working in a small village on the Brittany coast, where the murder of a local restaurant owner is tied to secrets from the village’s past as a retreat for Impressionist painters. Praised for atmospheric depiction of the French countryside, deft plotting and a fascinating series hero.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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
 
lib_bookpurple 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Nutmeg Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Readers in grades 4, 5 & 6 are invited to a special book discussion group.  The title of the book to be discussed will be determined.  Register and pick up a copy of the book beginning May 1.  Snacks will served. A9 A10



 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday June 2, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

Lynn Lewis is back to perform her popular concert for ages 5 and under. Come to enjoy old favorites and meet a special friend!  No registration required. A2 A3 A4 A5

http://lynnlewisandfriends.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
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Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM FORL Board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda Hill     friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library monthly board meeting

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday June 6, 2017 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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
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
   

Finger plays 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 8, 2017 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
   

Some Luck by Jane Smiley SL

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. The discussion is facilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director.Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 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 the same book then comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  This month's title is A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk.  Snacks will be served.  Registration required beginning May 1.  A7  A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday June 9, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Saturday June 10, 2017 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.  

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 Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Sunday June 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Heather Maloney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library welcomes back Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Heather Maloney. As a Signature Sounds artist, Maloney has toured nationally as a headliner and also in support of acts including Mary Chapin Carpenter.  Raised on a record player instead of a TV, Maloney dug deep into her parents record collection for entertainment obsessing over the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac and more. So, it's no surprise that the folk, pop and rock greats of the 60's and 70's found their way into her own music, along with 90's radio hits by Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow and Mariah Carey.

Maloney spent three years in a meditation center in central Massachusetts before she emerged as a songwriter. She has toured almost constantly after her years in silence and meditation and has written hundreds of songs and slept on close to one thousand different pillows. Of her music, the Boston Globe comments: "Her not so secret weapon is that voice--pretty but not too precious, fully able to launch into aural backflips, but more affecting when intimately expressive."  Val Haller of the New York Times describes her singing as "utterly gorgeous - visceral." 

This concert is part of the Library's Spring 2017 Ridgefield Folk live music series.  Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and can be picked up at the door on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    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
Tuesday June 13, 2017 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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282 x11009   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is please 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: Main Lobby
 
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
   

Finger plays 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 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
Friday June 16, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring Your Family History with Genealogy Documents with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an indepth, three-part genealogy program led by Toni McKeen.

Saturday, June 17, 10 AM - Navigating the Ship’s Manifests  Take a really close look at ALL the information that these important records can provide.  Directed to those who have been research for a long time and those just beginning. Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained and why, who they left behind, the address where they were headed, and who they were coming to see.  I begin the presentation with a short, moving power point presentation on the immigration process set to music. Please register

Saturday, June 24, 10 AM - Becoming An American  Learn the valuable information naturalization records contain, who became naturalized and why, the three steps involved in the naturalization process, the rules for women and why you can’t find them, and the special handling of men serving in the military. Please register

Saturday, July 8, 10 AM - United States Military Records  In this presentation I cover what documents are available, the information they contain, how to find them, and how to use them for further research.  I include an informative handout which lists helpful military sites.  As a special bonus, I begin with a lovely power point presentation of historical WWI and WWII posters and present the lecture in an authentic WWII military jacket.  Please register.

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. Toni is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She believes documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have the time now.  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 Tell Your Story!, a series of programs featuring the many ways you can capture your own personal or family history, digitally, with art and technology. This series is made possible with thanks to funding from colleagues of Nick Donofrio in recognition of his personal journey and pride of family.

You can attend just one session or all three!  Please register for each program separately.  GB H

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

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 20, 2017 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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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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 Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

A Man Called Ove by Fredik Backman (2014, 352 pages). A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss
beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with his new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

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 21, 2017 Go To Top
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
   

Finger plays 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
 
ent_masks_color 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Build a Better World with mime, Robert Rivest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Our favorite mime, Robert Rivest will return with a program designed to help us think how we can "Build a Better World,"  which is this year's theme for the summer reading program. Robert will demonstrate and lead a workshop allowing children ages 5 - 10 the opportunity to move and act like a mime. Come to celebrate this kick-off to our summer reading program!  The performance is free of charge with no registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://robertrivest.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Friday June 23, 2017 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
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  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
   
Poems of John Berryman

Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder. 

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 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring Your Family History with Genealogy Documents with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an indepth, three-part genealogy program led by Toni McKeen.

Saturday, June 17, 10 AM - Navigating the Ship’s Manifests  Take a really close look at ALL the information that these important records can provide.  Directed to those who have been research for a long time and those just beginning. Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained and why, who they left behind, the address where they were headed, and who they were coming to see.  I begin the presentation with a short, moving power point presentation on the immigration process set to music. Please register

Saturday, June 24, 10 AM - Becoming An American  Learn the valuable information naturalization records contain, who became naturalized and why, the three steps involved in the naturalization process, the rules for women and why you can’t find them, and the special handling of men serving in the military. Please register

Saturday, July 8, 10 AM - United States Military Records  In this presentation I cover what documents are available, the information they contain, how to find them, and how to use them for further research.  I include an informative handout which lists helpful military sites.  As a special bonus, I begin with a lovely power point presentation of historical WWI and WWII posters and present the lecture in an authentic WWII military jacket.  Please register.

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. Toni is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She believes documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have the time now.  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 Tell Your Story!, a series of programs featuring the many ways you can capture your own personal or family history, digitally, with art and technology. This series is made possible with thanks to funding from colleagues of Nick Donofrio in recognition of his personal journey and pride of family.

You can attend just one session or all three!  Please register for each program separately.  GB H

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

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday June 25, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 27, 2017 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.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire (2003; 383 pages). National Book Award-winning memoir of life in Cuba during the 1950s by a Yale historian who was brought to the US in the controversial Operation Peter Pan after the fall of the Batista regime. Also available as a downloadable audiobook on hoopla.

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 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
   

Finger plays 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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Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Mary Simses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common are co-sponsoring an author talk with Mary Simses about her new book, The Rules of Love & Grammar about a woman who finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots in the enchanting new novel from the author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café.

Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who's brilliant at correcting other people's errors, she hasn't yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes. Desperate to escape the City and her trifecta of problems, Grace hits pause and retreats to her Connecticut hometown. What begins as a short visit with her parents quickly becomes a far more meaningful stay, though, as she discovers that the answers to what her future holds might be found by making peace with-and even embracing-the past.

As Grace sets out to change her ways and come to terms, finally, with the tragedy that took her older sister's life so many years ago, she rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart, Peter, now a famous Hollywood director who's filming a movie in town. Sparks also fly at the local bike shop, where Grace's penchant for pointing out what's wrong rattles the owner's ruggedly handsome schoolteacher son, Mitch. Torn between the promise of a glamorous life and the allure of the familiar, Grace must decide what truly matters-and whether it's time for her to throw away the rule book and bravely follow her heart. L

Books will be available for sale and for signing at the event thanks to Books on the Common.

Please register or call 203-438-2282 for more information

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday July 2, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday July 3, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
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Thursday July 6, 2017 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
   

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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday July 8, 2017 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.  

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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring Your Family History with Genealogy Documents with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an indepth, three-part genealogy program led by Toni McKeen.

Saturday, June 17, 10 AM - Navigating the Ship’s Manifests  Take a really close look at ALL the information that these important records can provide.  Directed to those who have been research for a long time and those just beginning. Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained and why, who they left behind, the address where they were headed, and who they were coming to see.  I begin the presentation with a short, moving power point presentation on the immigration process set to music. Please register

Saturday, June 24, 10 AM - Becoming An American  Learn the valuable information naturalization records contain, who became naturalized and why, the three steps involved in the naturalization process, the rules for women and why you can’t find them, and the special handling of men serving in the military. Please register

Saturday, July 8, 10 AM - United States Military Records  In this presentation I cover what documents are available, the information they contain, how to find them, and how to use them for further research.  I include an informative handout which lists helpful military sites.  As a special bonus, I begin with a lovely power point presentation of historical WWI and WWII posters and present the lecture in an authentic WWII military jacket.  Please register.

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. Toni is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She believes documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have the time now.  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 Tell Your Story!, a series of programs featuring the many ways you can capture your own personal or family history, digitally, with art and technology. This series is made possible with thanks to funding from colleagues of Nick Donofrio in recognition of his personal journey and pride of family.

You can attend just one session or all three!  Please register for each program separately.  GB H

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday July 9, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday July 10, 2017 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 July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.  Note: This meeting is a week later than normal due to the July 4 holiday.

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

New members are always welcome.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Art and About: ARTrip to Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

ARTrip to The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.

Trip limited to 15. Meet at the Museum (28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY 10560-). Entrance fee is $ 5.00, $ 4.00 for seniors. Lunch will take place afterwards at 121 Restaurant in North Salem (2 Dingle Ridge Rd, North Salem, NY 10560). Group will meet at 10:30 for a guided tour of the Japanese Stroll Garden for 45 minutes and then tour the museum and gift shop on your own from 11:15 - 11:45. Then all will travel and meet at 121 Restaurant for lunch around 12:00 PM.

The Hammond Museum was created as a foundation of support to promote global awareness and development of Eastern cultures with the West. It continues to reach out and support its wide community of artists and performers in the Greater New York Metropolitan Region. The museum's mission is to stimulate interest in appreciating artistic traditions of the East in the West through presentation of exhibitions from the museum's collections and through loaned shows; through music, dance and theatre, featuring historical and contemporary material representing Eastern and Western cultures. The Hammond Museum generates art programs, lectures, films and seminars, involving the public of all ages with specific learning experiences about the East in the West.

The Japanese Stroll Garden was designed as an environment of natural beauty and tranquility, to delight the senses and refresh the spirit. It totally complements the Museum as a space where aspects of Eastern and Western culture can meet and can be appreciated through art exhibitions, concerts, special events and educational programs. The Garden's mission is to preserve and develop the Japanese Stroll Garden which serves as a model for teaching people about the value of the environment, horticultural design and Eastern traditions through lectures, walking tours, classes and workshops. The campus sits on 7 acres.

    Location: Offsite
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
Sunday July 16, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday July 18, 2017 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
   

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
Sunday July 23, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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 Room
Sunday July 30, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday August 3, 2017 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
   

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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
Sunday August 6, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
ridgefieldtheaterbarn.orgL L PVA

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday August 12, 2017 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.  

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 August 13, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday August 14, 2017 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 August 15, 2017 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
   

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
Sunday August 20, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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 Room
Sunday August 27, 2017 Go To Top
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Sunday September 3, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday September 7, 2017 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
   

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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday September 9, 2017 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.  

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 11, 2017 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 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
ridgefieldtheaterbarn.orgL L PVA

    Location: Randolph Room
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Tuesday September 19, 2017 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
   

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
Sunday September 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The World of Jane Austen with Patricia Carr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This year we are honoring the two hundredth anniversary of the death of Jane Austen with events and celebrations all over the world.  This talk will focus on the world in which she grup up, mainly consisting of rural England.  With the aid of beautiful slides, many of contemporary paintings, Patricia Carr will help us enter that world and learn a little more about what life was life for the country gentry.


Patricia Carr was born and studied in England. For the past thirteen years she has workd as a guide at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmingon, CT.  She is also a docent at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.  In addition to this illustrated talk, Ms. Carr will lead a tour of the Yale Center for British Art on Sunday, October 1 (more details to follow).

This program is part of All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.  For more events in the series click here.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group - Jane Austen Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday October 5, 2017 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
   

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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday October 9, 2017 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 October 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
ridgefieldtheaterbarn.orgL L PVA

    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion - Jane Austen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   Lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jane Austen Novel - TBA

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall.  The discussion is fascilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director.  Open to members of Founders Hall only.

 

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fashion in Fiction: Jane Austen's Regency Novels Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Clothing speaks volumes in Jane Austen's Regency Novels.  Join us for a delightful show-and-tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen's fiction. Includes dressing "Elizabeth Bennet' & 'Mr. Darcy,' and readings from Miss Austen's letters and novels.

While dressed in authentic Regency attire, Kandie Carle gives a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency Era, (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Then Ms Carle shares excerpts from Austen's personal letters as well as passages from some of the novels, highlighting Miss Austen's use of clothing and fashion to define character & class, enhance story line, and develop plot points. Teens through adults will enjoy discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago!

Ms. Carle has been presenting historical programs since 1992, from Regency to Edwardian (1800-1915), and draws on her extensive background in theatre, dance and historical fashion to engage and enthrall the audience!

This program is part of our fall series All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.  To see more programs in the series click here.

Please register. L H FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday October 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Saturday October 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
 
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.  

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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Sunday October 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Tuesday October 17, 2017 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
   

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: Randolph Room
Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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 Room
Thursday November 2, 2017 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
   

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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
ridgefieldtheaterbarn.orgL L PVA

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday November 11, 2017 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.  

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 November 13, 2017 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
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Tuesday November 21, 2017 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
   

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 November 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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 Room
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday December 9, 2017 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.  

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
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
ridgefieldtheaterbarn.orgL L PVA

    Location: Randolph Room
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
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Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
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-New Years

Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
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