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Wednesday January 3, 2018 -  Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Images in Dimension: 3D Mixed Media Photo Collage by Debra Schaffer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Debra Schaffer will exhibit her 3-dimensional multi-media, photographic collages of everyday scenes like the hustle and bustle of markets and streetscapes. Of her work and process the artists states,"I take hundreds of photographs of a scene and cut them up like puzzle parts, and reassemble them into a dimensional mult-layered collage so that the finished work ....becomes the essence of a place without being an exact reproduction.PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday January 23, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (1): Tuesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
ent_note 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Sticky Jams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282X2002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jennifer Barrett will lead an intereactive progressive music program for children ages 4 & 5. Registration for one class enables attendance at all three. Registration required. A4 A5

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Advanced 3D Modelling with Blender Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

If you’ve taken one of the Library's Introduction to Blender classes or have some experience with CAD programming for 3D design, this course if for you.  Graphic artist Chris Iorillo will be teaching some of the more advanced skills offered as part of Blender’s open source 3D CAD software toolbox.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday January 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1853; app. 800 pages). Framed by the endless litigation of the case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce in the Court of Chancery, Dickens tells the interwoven stories of orphans, widows, police detectives, young lovers, old maids, lawyers and murderers in a narrative marked by biting
social satire, one of the earliest murder mystery plots and some of his most memorable characters.

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:00 PM Extended Hours for Midterm Exams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   rlgauquier@ridgefiedlibrary.org
   

The Library will hold extended hours on January 24th & 25th for high school students studying for midterm exams. The main and bottom floors of the Library will close at 8pm for those who are not staying to study. Those students who choose to stay will need to be on the 2nd floor after 8 p.m. which will remain open until 10 p.m. Extra study space will be available on Thursday, January 25th from 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. in the Dayton Program Room on the bottom floor of the Library. Study rooms are available first come first serve for up to two-hours at a time. 

There will be a special visit by a ROAR- certified therapy dog on both nights between 7-8 p.m. to help students de-stress.

Registration is not required. 

 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Intro to Hoopla Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Tricks: Learn the ins and outs of Hoopla, a resource for Ridgefield Library cardholders for downloading eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, TV shows, and comics to a computer or portable device. This program is part of a new series called Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected, which is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly. Programs are geared to seniors but all are welcome to attend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Attack the Fort! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades three to five are invited to an hour of making and mock-battle!  We'll construct paper forts, make catapults, and test our catapults against our forts.  Registration required. A

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
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misc_none 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Adult Maker Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

This week will feature a special presentation as VR developer Alex Gonzalez demos building a world in real time from scratch to completion utilizing Unreal Engine software.  Come join us to see how to create a virtual world. This group is for those 18 years of age and older.  New makers always welcome.

Registration recommended.

 

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (2): Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
   
Thursday January 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM CANCELLED - 5th Grade Parent Circle (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (3): this Thursday morning session from 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 1/25 is cancelled. Enrollment for  2/1 and 2/8 @ Ridgefield Library is still open.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:00 PM Extended Hours for Midterm Exams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library will hold extended hours on January 24th & 25th for high school students studying for midterm exams. The main and bottom floors of the Library will close at 8pm for those who are not staying to study. Those students who choose to stay will need to be on the 2nd floor after 8 p.m. which will remain open until 10 p.m. Extra study space will be available on Thursday, January 25th from 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. in the Dayton Program Room on the bottom floor of the Library. Study rooms are available first come first serve for up to two-hours at a time. 

There will be a special visit by a ROAR- certified therapy dog on both nights between 7-8 p.m. to help students de-stress.

Registration is not required. 

    Location: Throughout Library
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Making Greeting Cards with a Cricut Smart Cutting Machine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282   
   

Come try out our newest acquisition for makers, a Cricut smart cutting machine.  We’ll show you how this magical tool for crafters works and then make a unique greeting card.   Come join us and explore your creative side.  Suitable for teens (13 years old and older) and adults.

Registration required

  

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Midterm Exam Study Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Dayton Program Room is available as an extra study space for high school students studying for midterm exams. 

Registration is not required. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Nutmeg Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’re reading our way through the 2018 Nutmeg Nominees! Readers in fourth through sixth grade can join for great books, discussions, and crafts. This month we're reading The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Copies available for check out at the children's circulation desk. Registration required.  A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Do you dream of being a published author someday? This hands-on workshop focuses on the methods and styles for writing novels and short stories.  Dialogue, plotting, conflict and characterization styles will be discussed and insight into the publishing and submission process given.  The majority of the course consists of in-class writing exercises and in-class critiquing by peers and instructor. The goal is to write at least one short story and/or the beginning chapter/chapters of a novel.  Pre-Class Assignment: Write opening pages for a short story or novel and bring it to the first class for critiquing. This is a three-part class. Registration for this class will register participants to both of the other sessions. Class will meet from 6-8pm on Thursday, January 25th, February 1st, and Febraury 8th.
 
Suzanne Nelson is the author of numerous young adult and middle grade novels, including Serendipity’s Footsteps, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Teen Readers and a 2016 CCBC Choice for Young Adult Fiction. Her other books include Cake Pop Crush, Macarons at Midnight, Hot Cocoa Hearts, and over a dozen more. She is also a contributor to the “On Parenting” blog for The Washington Post. She received her BA from Texas A & M University and her MA from New York University. After spending eight years as a children’s book editor in New York City, she now lives and writes with her family in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Her website is www.suzannenelson.com. She tweets @snelsonbooks and can be found on Instagram @suzannenelsonbooks.
    Location: Randolph Board Rm
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday January 26, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Collected Poems of Jane Kenyon

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday January 28, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Puccini's Tosca Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Let's Talk Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Tricks: Whether you're new to the world of apps or an old hand, choosing from thousands of choices can be daunting.  Join us as we offer some tips on how to select the best apps for your needs.  We'll share some of our favorite apps and we hope you'll share yours.  

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

Registration required.

 

 

 

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Kinder Coding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to have fun and learn basic coding with bee-bots and other hands-on projects! Registration required. Registration is for both sessions. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Energy Tools for Daily Living with JoAnn Inserra Duncan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

JoAnn Inserra Duncan will present some simple techniques for everyday life to stay grounded, centered and protected. These simple tools can help reduce anxiety, improve focus and concentration and help you understand what triggers there are in your life that affect your energy and well being. Learn how our negative thoughts can be shifted to positive thoughts and help our physical, mental/emotional and spiritual well being. These practical tools are easy to learn and incorporate into your daily life. JoAnn is a Reiki Master Teacher and founder and director of Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center.

This program is part of our Noreen L. Papa - Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (1): Tuesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
ent_note 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Sticky Jams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282X2002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jennifer Barrett will lead an intereactive progressive music program for children ages 4 & 5. Registration for one class enables attendance at all three. Registration required. A4 A5

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 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 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The LoFrisco Family Cookbook with Anthony Lofrisco Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Anthony LoFrisco will discuss his recently release book The LoFrisco Family Cookbook which is part cookbook, part memoir, and as much about food as it is about family. 

Author Anthony LoFrisco takes readers back to a time when recipes included instructions like “a handful of this,” and magnificent meals could be thrown together with whatever ingredients were in the fridge.  He intersperses recipes for such Italian classics as lasagna and chicken cacciatore, with reminiscences of his childhood days in Brooklyn, where food was always the center of attention and mama ruled the kitchen. His mother Josie, who emigrated from Sicily and raised her family in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, made sure her husband, a NYC policeman, and three sons, were well fed by using the simplest ingredients and infusing them with love.

Anthony F. LoFrisco has had a lifelong love affair with food that began by watching his mother exhibit her culinary skills in the small kitchen that was the centerpiece of the family’s apartment in a two-family house in Brooklyn. In high school, college and law school, he earned money by waiting tables at restaurants and catering halls and saw how professional chefs produced their signature dishes. When at home, first in Brooklyn and later in Connecticut, his principal pastime was preparing meals for family and friends.

A graduate of Fordham College and Fordham Law School, he was a partner and litigator in several high-energy law firms in Manhattan. His way of relaxing at home was to walk into the kitchen, put on an apron, turn on the oven and go to work. LoFrisco lives, and cooks, in Wilton, Connecticut.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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
   

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 Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, then everyone comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  Snacks will be served!  Registration begins Dec. 1.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM RESCHEDULED - Lego Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

RESCHEDULED to January 31, 2018.

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



 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM RESCHEDULED - LEGO Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 31.

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

    Location: Throughout Library
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (2): Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5th Grade Parent Circle (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (3): Thursday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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
   

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters (1977, 195 pages). Introducing Brother Cadfael, a monk, gardener, herbalist and former soldier in the Crusades who uses his varied life experience to get to the heart of murderous puzzles in 12th century England. Also available as a downloadable eBook from hoopla. L

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Do you dream of being a published author someday? This hands-on workshop focuses on the methods and styles for writing novels and short stories.  Dialogue, plotting, conflict and characterization styles will be discussed and insight into the publishing and submission process given.  The majority of the course consists of in-class writing exercises and in-class critiquing by peers and instructor. The goal is to write at least one short story and/or the beginning chapter/chapters of a novel.  Pre-Class Assignment: Write opening pages for a short story or novel and bring it to the first class for critiquing. This is a three-part class. Registration for this class will register participants to both of the other sessions. Class will meet from 6-8pm on Thursday, January 25th, February 1st, and Febraury 8th.
 
Suzanne Nelson is the author of numerous young adult and middle grade novels, including Serendipity’s Footsteps, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Teen Readers and a 2016 CCBC Choice for Young Adult Fiction. Her other books include Cake Pop Crush, Macarons at Midnight, Hot Cocoa Hearts, and over a dozen more. She is also a contributor to the “On Parenting” blog for The Washington Post. She received her BA from Texas A & M University and her MA from New York University. After spending eight years as a children’s book editor in New York City, she now lives and writes with her family in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Her website is www.suzannenelson.com. She tweets @snelsonbooks and can be found on Instagram @suzannenelsonbooks.
    Location: Randolph Board Rm
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM No More Mean Girls: Strategies for Raising Strong, Confident, Compassionate Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the Parenting the Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series, child/adolescent psychotherapist and author Katie Hurley will show parents of young girls from age 3 and up how to nip mean girl behavior in the bud.  Copies of No More Mean Girls will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Parenting the #Selfie Generation” is a community-wide collaboration with Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday February 2, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday February 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
elect_computer2 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hard Drive Smash 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anthony Cacciola   203-438-2282   ajcacciola@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library's Hard Drive Smash electronics recycling event returns!  $20 per item, to benefit the Library's 2018 RidgeCon pop culture celebration in August.

Brute labor provided by the Library's Teen Advisory Group; secure recycling by Newtech Recycling, with thanks to the town fo Ridgefield.

Acceptable: Computers, TVs, Monitors, Laptops, Servers, Hard Drives, Tablets, Phones (smart, cell and desk), Wire, Network Gear, UPS (power supplies), Printers (small), Toner/Ink Cartridges, Keyboards/Mice

Not Acceptable:   Printers (large),  Light Bulbs,  Batteries,  Kitchen Applicances, Mercury-containing Devices (Switches, Thermometers, Light Bulbs).  

    Location: Lower Level
Sunday February 4, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  4:00 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: The Lady of Camellias Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Ira Joe Fisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Is there a poem swirling in your mind?  Have you inked it onto paper?  Is it a poem?  Does it need some tweaking, some inspiration?  Your Ridgefield Library is presenting four workshops for you and your muse.  Ira Joe Fisher, professor of poetry and creative writing and author of four collections of poetry will guide you in the light of literary creation.  Sundays, February 4th, 11th, 18th; and March 4th at 2 p.m. in the Randolph Board Room.  Let’s get together for good talk about good writing! 

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

Please register (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all four sessions).

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Monday February 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (1): Tuesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Stories & More Ages 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come join Ms. Sonta for stories, music and fun activities!  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.A3 A4 A5

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

Learn how to prepare no-oven recipes in this class for grades 3 to 5. We’ll make the recipes together, then eat what we’ve made! Some recipes will include dairy or gluten. Please let us know of any food allergies. Registration required and is for all three sessions. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang

The is the story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history. In this engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, as a warlord’s concubine; her mother as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history. H L 

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.H

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM 5 Foolproof Ways to Promote your Business on Facebook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5 Foolproof Ways to Promote your Business on Facebook with Kate Fitzpatrick

Your business may have a solid marketing strategy, but are you an effective Facebook marketer? Facebook estimates that it is home to more than 40 million active small-business pages. How will yours get noticed? Did you know that not everyone who has Liked your page will automatically see your posts?  

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego, Jr. for Grades K - 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (2): Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Thursday February 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5th Grade Parent Circle (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (3): Thursday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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
   

Circle the Sun by Paula McLainSL

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

 

Create and build at the library with legos! Children in third through fifth grade can free-build, complete lego challenges, and test their engineering skills against this month's ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Creations will be displayed in the library until the next class. No Registration. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
office_pencil 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creative Writing Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Do you dream of being a published author someday? This hands-on workshop focuses on the methods and styles for writing novels and short stories.  Dialogue, plotting, conflict and characterization styles will be discussed and insight into the publishing and submission process given.  The majority of the course consists of in-class writing exercises and in-class critiquing by peers and instructor. The goal is to write at least one short story and/or the beginning chapter/chapters of a novel.  Pre-Class Assignment: Write opening pages for a short story or novel and bring it to the first class for critiquing. This is a three-part class. Registration for this class will register participants to both of the other sessions. Class will meet from 6-8pm on Thursday, January 25th, February 1st, and Febraury 8th.
 
Suzanne Nelson is the author of numerous young adult and middle grade novels, including Serendipity’s Footsteps, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Teen Readers and a 2016 CCBC Choice for Young Adult Fiction. Her other books include Cake Pop Crush, Macarons at Midnight, Hot Cocoa Hearts, and over a dozen more. She is also a contributor to the “On Parenting” blog for The Washington Post. She received her BA from Texas A & M University and her MA from New York University. After spending eight years as a children’s book editor in New York City, she now lives and writes with her family in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Her website is www.suzannenelson.com. She tweets @snelsonbooks and can be found on Instagram @suzannenelsonbooks.
    Location: Randolph Board Rm
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday February 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM MindBody Mastery: 21 Day Plan for Weight Loss and Empowerment with Nicole Fevrier Davis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us over 3 weeks for this MindBody Mastery: 21 Day Plan for Weight Loss and Empowerment workshop.  Classes take place on Friday, February 9, 16 and 23 at 10 AM.  

The MindBody Mastery 21 Day Plan is a success guide and resource for you to access your greatest fitness and weight loss potential!  Nicole combines scientifically based fitness and nutrition programs with your social, emotional and spiritual influences for best results.  Using your intuition you will gain greater perspective on what your support networks are, how your soul is speaking to you through your goals and how to avoid the pitfalls of a new healthy lifestyle program.  The combination of information is a powerful resource in your quest for weight loss and a fitter, stronger you.

This program will meet once a week for three weeks.  New habits generally take approximately three weeks to be established and during that time you will try new recipes, workout strategies, meditations, visualizations and affirmations that will help you focus on your goals and keep you motivated.  You will walk away with a scientifically based wellness plan that is fulfilling for your mind, body and spirit!  Join us and discover just how powerful and successful you can be!

Nicole Fevrier Davis is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, she is also a psychic and Reiki Master. In addition Nicole is an author/writer/speaker on the subjects of mind body connection and psychic ability. Nicole is currently a fitness and mind body contributor of eBella magazine and has written for The Journal News, Natural Awakenings and Living and Being.  She has been the fitness expert for FoxCT News, New York Live and been featured on radio shows like Star 99.9 The Anna and Raven Morning Show and K104.7’s Kacey’s Health and Happiness Show.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
nat_flower01 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM The Blossom Shoppe Book Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Blossom Shoppe is a book about twins, Poppy & Posie, who have the magical power of bringing color to a gray world. Wear your fancy clothes and meet the authors, Caroline & Katherine Brickley who dress like the fairy tale characters in the story. Stay for autographs, photos and valentines! For families with children ages 3 - 6. No registration. SP A3 A4 A5 A6

https://www.blossomcompanyct.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
ent_filmproj 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday February 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Ira Joe Fisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Is there a poem swirling in your mind?  Have you inked it onto paper?  Is it a poem?  Does it need some tweaking, some inspiration?  Your Ridgefield Library is presenting four workshops for you and your muse.  Ira Joe Fisher, professor of poetry and creative writing and author of four collections of poetry will guide you in the light of literary creation.  Sundays, February 4th, 11th, 18th; and March 4th at 2 p.m. in the Randolph Board Room.  Let’s get together for good talk about good writing! 

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

Please register (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all four sessions).

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday February 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Speedway Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all kindergarten, first and second grade engineers!  Build (and keep!) your own balloon-powered car, then work as a team to create a system of roads to drive it on.  Registration required. A5 A6 A7 

 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday February 13, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Stories & More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids Cook! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to prepare no-oven recipes in this class for grades 3 to 5. We’ll make the recipes together, then eat what we’ve made! Some recipes will include dairy or gluten. Please let us know of any food allergies. Registration required and is for all three sessions. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet on the second Tuesday of each month starting on September 12. The Library has a collection of games - Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Machi Koro to name a few - from which to choose, or attendees are welcome to bring a game to play!

All skill levels are welcome!

No registration.

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Let's Talk About Love with Dr. Huff and Dr. Reyes Castillo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Once upon a time, two people fell madly in love and they lived happily ever after… or did they? Fantasy and reality often do not coincide, particularly in matters of love. Join Dr. Huff and Dr. Reyes Castillo, as they discuss the love of your fantasy in comparison to the reality of your life. They will discuss reasons relationships can become difficult, ways to build your relationships, and ways to maintain that strength once you have it.

Dr. Huff and Dr. Reyes Castillo are licensed clinical psychologists in Connecticut and New York and owners of a private practice Being Centered: Psychological Services. Dr. Huff completed her doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a concentration in Victimology at Alliant International University. Dr. Reyes Castillo completed her doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University. 

Couples and individuals are welcome to attend this program.

Please register. 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday February 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Using Technology for Health and Wellness: Staying Organized and On The Go Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using Technology for Health and Wellness: Staying Organized and On The Go! with Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy. 

We will discuss using the calendar to manage appointments, schedule exercise, and the integration of maps. Medication apps and reminders will be reviewed. Finally, we have some fun and talk about brain games to keep you sharp!

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

Please register.

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    Location: 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
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM All Around the House - Making Felted Objects for the Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Pat Corrigan is back to help us make objects from recycled felted wool sweaters that can be used "around the house."  Make a pillow covering, a pincushion, or a potholder - you choose. All materials and patterns provided.  

Registration required.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Robot Open Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in second through fifth grade can drop in for fun with the library’s robots! Learn coding logic and play games with beebots, ozobots, and dash and dot. No registration. A7 A8 A9 A10

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday February 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
lib_book_bunch1 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
   

Reading is a Family Affair is a special book discussion  for children in grades 3 - 5 accompanied by an adult. Pizza and a special dessert are served before the children are broken down into small groups for the discussion.  Register in person and pick up a free copy of the book, Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi, compliments of the Friends of the Library. A $5 per person refundable deposit is required upon registration which will be refunded at the book discussion. In person registration required. SP A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Home: An Evening of Poetry and Art with Art in Common Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Art in Common (www.artincommon.org), a nonprofit based in Ridgefield, Connecticut, will present Home: An Evening of Poetry and Art. Art in Common's mission it is to promote creativity, increase community awareness around critical social issues, and foster connection across diverse populations.

Poets of all ages and walks of life will come together to give voice to their dreams and fears through verse in a program honoring the spirit of Black History Month.

Art In Common believes that the Arts should be accessible to everyone and that creativity fuels life and enriches a community. This event will bring to life those principles and provide an evening of entertainment and provocative thought.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Friday February 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM MindBody Mastery: 21 Day Plan for Weight Loss and Empowerment with Nicole Fevrier Davis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us over 3 weeks for this MindBody Mastery: 21 Day Plan for Weight Loss and Empowerment workshop.  Classes take place on Friday, February 9, 16 and 23 at 10 AM.  

The MindBody Mastery 21 Day Plan is a success guide and resource for you to access your greatest fitness and weight loss potential!  Nicole combines scientifically based fitness and nutrition programs with your social, emotional and spiritual influences for best results.  Using your intuition you will gain greater perspective on what your support networks are, how your soul is speaking to you through your goals and how to avoid the pitfalls of a new healthy lifestyle program.  The combination of information is a powerful resource in your quest for weight loss and a fitter, stronger you.

This program will meet once a week for three weeks.  New habits generally take approximately three weeks to be established and during that time you will try new recipes, workout strategies, meditations, visualizations and affirmations that will help you focus on your goals and keep you motivated.  You will walk away with a scientifically based wellness plan that is fulfilling for your mind, body and spirit!  Join us and discover just how powerful and successful you can be!

Nicole Fevrier Davis is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, she is also a psychic and Reiki Master. In addition Nicole is an author/writer/speaker on the subjects of mind body connection and psychic ability. Nicole is currently a fitness and mind body contributor of eBella magazine and has written for The Journal News, Natural Awakenings and Living and Being.  She has been the fitness expert for FoxCT News, New York Live and been featured on radio shows like Star 99.9 The Anna and Raven Morning Show and K104.7’s Kacey’s Health and Happiness Show.  

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Screening : The BFG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Based on the beloved children's classic by Roald Dahl, "The BFG" tells the story of sweet orphan Sophie and the kind giant who befriends her. Rated PG A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

Meet Matt Mazur and enjoy his fast paced, rhythm with a reason musical performance. Appropriate for typical and special needs children ages 5 and under. No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday February 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Ira Joe Fisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Is there a poem swirling in your mind?  Have you inked it onto paper?  Is it a poem?  Does it need some tweaking, some inspiration?  Your Ridgefield Library is presenting four workshops for you and your muse.  Ira Joe Fisher, professor of poetry and creative writing and author of four collections of poetry will guide you in the light of literary creation.  Sundays, February 4th, 11th, 18th; and March 4th at 2 p.m. in the Randolph Board Room.  Let’s get together for good talk about good writing! 

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

Please register (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all four sessions).

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday February 19, 2018 Go To Top
ent_circ_ringmaster 2:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Jester Jim Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jester Jim will entertain with hysterical antics including beatboxing and juggling feats. For families with children ages 4 and older. No registration. SP A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

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

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (4): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 6 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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Stories & More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids Cook! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to prepare no-oven recipes in this class for grades 3 to 5. We’ll make the recipes together, then eat what we’ve made! Some recipes will include dairy or gluten. Please let us know of any food allergies. Registration required and is for all three sessions. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creating Calm In the Chaos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Longtime Ridgefield resident  Christel Autuori,  RDH, RYT, MA,  NBC-HWC  is  a  Certifed Holistic  Stress Management Instructor, a Duke University Certified Integrative Health Coach, Registered Yoga teacher, and Reiki Master,  who will share  practical  ways for you to  create an oasis of calm in the chaos of daily life in the 21st century.   Christel will discuss the multidimensional, holistic, and integrative  view of health and healing to help you restore your balance and  promote  health and wellbeing of body, mind, and spirit.   Learn to stop and take a breather, defuse stress, and keep your cool when life heats up.  Breath work, guided imagery, acupressure points, and gentle yoga poses will be included in this workshop designed to nourish body, mind, and spirit

At the end of this program, the participant will :

  1.  List three physical responses of the body to stress
  2. Demonstrate the  abdominal or “belly”  breath
  3. Identify three meditation techniques
  4. List four quick and easy “stress busting” practices

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

Please register.

 

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

All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West (1931, 176 pages). After the death of elder statesman
Lord Slane, a former prime minister of Great Britain, everyone assumes that his eighty-eight-year-old widow will
slowly fade away in her grief, remaining as proper and dutiful as she has been her entire married life, but Lady Slane
has other ideas. Irreverently funny and surprisingly moving, All Passion Spent is the story of a woman who discovers
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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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[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday February 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (5): Wednesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 on 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_kids 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bubble Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! Pump up your visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club for kids in third to fifth grade. Registration required.

This month we're discussing Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke.  Copies of the book will be available to check out from the children's services desk.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
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rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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



 

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

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

    Location: Throughout Library
        There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

We’re reading our way through the 2018 Nutmeg Nominees! Readers in fourth through sixth grade can join for great books, discussions, and crafts.This month we're reading Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb. Copies available for check out at the children's circulation desk. Registration required.  A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Navigating the Aging Process Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Navigating the Aging Process - a panel discussion on planning and providing services for seniors.

John Massih, Esq, Eldercare Attorney,  Mary Ann Ciambriello, RN owner of Help at Home and Sheila O’Brien, RN, BSN, CMC, Owner of O’Brien Care Management Services will provide solutions to the many questions, issues and concerns that people face when coordinating care for themselves or their loved ones. The speakers will present some scenarios and discuss how they would help guide people through these situation.  Input is encouraged from the audience and there will be plenty of opportunities for questions and comments. 

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday February 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM MindBody Mastery: 21 Day Plan for Weight Loss and Empowerment with Nicole Fevrier Davis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us over 3 weeks for this MindBody Mastery: 21 Day Plan for Weight Loss and Empowerment workshop.  Classes take place on Friday, February 9, 16 and 23 at 10 AM.  

The MindBody Mastery 21 Day Plan is a success guide and resource for you to access your greatest fitness and weight loss potential!  Nicole combines scientifically based fitness and nutrition programs with your social, emotional and spiritual influences for best results.  Using your intuition you will gain greater perspective on what your support networks are, how your soul is speaking to you through your goals and how to avoid the pitfalls of a new healthy lifestyle program.  The combination of information is a powerful resource in your quest for weight loss and a fitter, stronger you.

This program will meet once a week for three weeks.  New habits generally take approximately three weeks to be established and during that time you will try new recipes, workout strategies, meditations, visualizations and affirmations that will help you focus on your goals and keep you motivated.  You will walk away with a scientifically based wellness plan that is fulfilling for your mind, body and spirit!  Join us and discover just how powerful and successful you can be!

Nicole Fevrier Davis is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, she is also a psychic and Reiki Master. In addition Nicole is an author/writer/speaker on the subjects of mind body connection and psychic ability. Nicole is currently a fitness and mind body contributor of eBella magazine and has written for The Journal News, Natural Awakenings and Living and Being.  She has been the fitness expert for FoxCT News, New York Live and been featured on radio shows like Star 99.9 The Anna and Raven Morning Show and K104.7’s Kacey’s Health and Happiness Show.  

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Collected Poems of Jane Kenyan

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Sunday February 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk: How Life Works with Janet Kathleen Ettele Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of music and readings by author Janet Ettele. Record producer and Ridgefield resident, Gary Lefkowith will introduce the event. He and Janet and will also perform a few pieces of their original music.

As a student of Buddhist dharma, Janet Ettele is inspired to bring its teachings into contemporary practice through her writing and her music. Her work brings one of the world’s most profound teachings on compassion and wisdom into common language through the art of contemporary fiction, and by cultivating familiarity with the teaching, brings peace to readers, and thereby to others.

How Generosity Works, How the Root of Kindness Works, and How Patience Works are the first three books published by Karuna Publication that Ms. Ettele has written in a series that is based on the teachings by the eighth century Buddhist monk, Master Shantideva. Known as The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, or The Six Perfections, his teachings are known as one of the most renowned texts in Buddhism.

Janet Ettele graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and worked in the entertainment industry prior to becoming a mother. In 2012 Janet served on the committee that brought the Dalai Lama to Danbury, CT where His Holiness gave two public talks at Western Connecticut State University.

Please register.

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

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

 

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

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan (2013, 480 pages). Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Puccini's La Boheme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday February 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (4): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Short Stories: Unlocking the Code Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading Short Stories: Unlocking the Code with Julia Strayer

Reading a short story is a different process from reading most novels.

Do you prefer to spend more time with characters than a short story allows?

Do you sometimes think there’s not enough happening in a story?

Does the ending come too soon and seem like not an ending?

A story can be an elaborate puzzle with a code to crack. We’ll discover the surprising ways a story works on many unseen levels, and the secret to unlocking the code.

Please register.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn the importance of market research and planning to start-up and build a competitive and successful business. Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

This program is part of the Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series that is co-sponsored by SCORE, Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Quiet American by Graham Greene (1955; app. 200 pages, depending on edition). War story, romance, political thriller, spy saga, and morality tale – Greene’s atmospheric novel depicts the turmoil of Vietnam in the waning years of French colonialism in the Far East. This is a make-up session for the
cancelled meeting in November.

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

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


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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (5): Wednesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 on 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
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
   

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 Dragon Masters #1 by Tracey West, then everyone comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  Snacks will be served!  Registration begins Jan. 1.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Tuesday March 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none My Iconic Women by Hazel Jarvis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrating Women's History Month - Exhibition, My Iconic Women, gouache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton on view from March 1-27 with an artist's reception on Saturday, March 3 from 2:30-4:30 pm. PVA H

    Location: The Gallery
Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
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
   

When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman (1985, 293 pages). Psychologist and frequent LAPD consultant Dr. Alex Delaware is called on to treat a reluctant 7-year-old eyewitness to a murder, bringing up memories of the case that led to his early retirement from private practice in this first of a long-running series. L

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

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

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

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared along with some silly songs and a short book based film.  Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM LEGO Challenge for Grades 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Create and build at the library with legos! Children in third through fifth grade can free-build, complete lego challenges, and test their engineering skills against this month's ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Creations will be displayed in the library until the next class. No Registration. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Digital Addiction: When Technology Becomes Too Much Temptation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the Raising the Selfie Generation: Reslience for Life series,* presenters and program information TBA.

“Parenting the #Selfie Generation” is a community-wide collaboration with Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital.

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (6): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
        There are 12 spaces available.
Friday March 2, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_balloons 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dr. Seuss's Birthday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   childrens@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America Day! Stop by the Library for a scheduled special activity or drop-in to enter our Birthday Wishes Raffle or participate in the Silliest Scavenger Hunt! There's something for everyone! No registration required.A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 SP

Special Birthday Activities:

  • 10:30-11:00 am: Seuss Storytime, ages 0-5 with adult
  • 11:00 am: Seuss Stories at Friday Flicks, ages 2+ with adult
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Open Preschool Craft, ages 3-5 with adult
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Open School-Age Craft, grades K-5

Birthday Weekend Celebration, March 2-4, 2018:

  • Silliest Scavenger Hunt, all day
  • Birthday Wishes Raffle, all day

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:55 PM Someone Must Wash the Dishes: A Women's History Month Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Michele LaRue

A special presentation for Women's History Month from the Library and the Ridgefield League of Women Voters featuring Michèle LaRue in Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire.

Many women fought against getting the vote, but none with more charm, prettier clothes—and less logic—than the fictional speaker in Someone Must Wash the Dishes. Cheerfully single-minded, our guest speaker contradicts every point she makes as she crusades to preserve the Home and save the Nation from anarchy!

This satiric “An Anti-Suffrage Monologue” written by Marie Jenney Howe, a prominent pro-Suffragist and Unitarian minister, was published in 1913 by the National American Woman Suffrage Association, a precursor of the League of Women Voters.  The play is directed by the late Warren Kliewer.

An Illinois native, Michèle LaRue is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. As a writer and editor, she has collaborated on several notable theatre books. Photo credit: Ken Smith of Quiet Heart Images.

Free and open to the public – Light refreshments served. Registration recommended.  PVA H

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Artist's Reception for My Iconic Women by Hazel Jarvis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Opening reception for exhibition celebrating Women's History Month: My Iconic Women - guoache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton.

Helen Jarvis's works are held in the permanent collection of Carnegie Mellon University and she has exhibited one-person and group shows at the American Society of Botanical's annual juried exhibitions and the Greenwich Library's Flinn Gallery among other venues.

About these My Iconic Women the artist talks about how this body of work evolved:

My Iconic Women started as a personal project for a Facebook group I belong to called “These 12 Paint Daily”. I wanted to practice painting faces, and thought it would be fun to paint a face a day in 30 minutes or less. Initially I planned to do about 20 faces and then move on to another theme. However, as I began to paint and post these ladies on Instagram, the project started to take on a life of its own. People commented and thanked me for introducing them to women whom they might not otherwise have known. As the comments and suggestions on who to include grew, the scope of the project expanded. Somewhere around 25, I realized I that wanted to go for a full 100.

Who to include became a wonderful conversation topic with friends and family. Doing the background research was fascinating, especially as the 2016 Presidential election was unfolding as I worked. Since I was the final arbiter, I decided to include only people I really admired. I tried to balance time periods, achievements, nationalities and other factors but in the end it is necessarily a highly personal and idiosyncratic set of choices. Thanks go to my Facebook group, without whose encouragement and good humor I would never have gotten beyond the first five. PVA H

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday March 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Ira Joe Fisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Is there a poem swirling in your mind?  Have you inked it onto paper?  Is it a poem?  Does it need some tweaking, some inspiration?  Your Ridgefield Library is presenting four workshops for you and your muse.  Ira Joe Fisher, professor of poetry and creative writing and author of four collections of poetry will guide you in the light of literary creation.  Sundays, February 4th, 11th, 18th; and March 4th at 2 p.m. in the Randolph Board Room.  Let’s get together for good talk about good writing! 

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

Please register (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all four sessions).

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday March 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (4): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn the importance of market research and planning to start-up and build a competitive and successful business. Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

This program is part of the Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series that is co-sponsored by SCORE, Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

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

Einstein: His Life and UniverseWalter Issacson (Chapter 1 – Chapter 11) 

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos and the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. H L

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.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday March 7, 2018 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
   

Children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver are invited to Little Birds Music, an interactive musical experience led by Felicia.  No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (5): Wednesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 on 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM LWV Book Discussion: Book of Ages by Jill Lepore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested in joining us for our first book discussion? Help us celebrate Women’s’ History Month with Jill Lepore’s Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin -- A National Book Award Finalist.  Discussion led by Library Assistant Director Mary Rindfleisch.

 “A revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother’s fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied materials, including documents, objects, and portraits, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one extraordinary woman but an entire world”.

Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk a month prior to the discussion.  Please register.

Co-sponsored by the Ridgefield League of Women Voters and the Library -  all are welcome.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Thursday March 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Led Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Parents with infants ages 6 months  to 18 months will follow baby’s own instinctual movements which inevitably relate to yoga postures. This keeps baby as a central focus and mirroring inspires connection. Moms and Dads are relieved of having to come up with a plan and are allowed to play along with baby. Movements are easeful and stress relieving if done properly with support and a sense of humor! No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared along with some silly songs and a short book based film.  Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an inspirational evening with acclaimed speaker and best-selling author Kelly Corrigan as she shares some of her experiences as a cancer survivor and as a mother, wife and daughter. She will also share wisdom from her just released book Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say.

Kelly Corrigan has touched hearts and captured audiences as the author of New York Times bestselling books, including Glitter and Glue, Lift and The Middle Place, her poignant personal story of battling breast cancer while caring for her father who was also undergoing cancer treatment.  Kelly is currently the host of Exactly, a podcast on KQED, the most listened-to public radio station in the country. She is also an accomplished columnist, appearing in O, The Oprah Winfrey MagazineGlamour and Good Housekeeping. She has been called “the Poet Laureate of the ordinary” by Huffington Post. 

This program is part of the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.  The program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library, Books on the Common and Ridgefield's Run Like a Mother 5K.  Copies of Tell Me More will be available for sale and signing at the event.

This program will take place at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT.

Please register.

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
       
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (6): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Friday March 9, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Read It Before You See It: A Wrinkle in Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-248-2282   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Readers in fourth to sixth grade can join us for snacks and a discussion of the children’s science fiction classic A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. The film adaptation is opening in theaters that night, and families can head over to the Prospector to see it after the discussion (tickets for the film will be available for purchase at the Prospector’s website; all Library events are free and open to the public). Registration required. A9 A10 SP A11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday March 11, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Rossini's Semiramide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: What's Trending in the Arts in Fairfield County with David Green Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

David Green, Director of Programs and Membership for the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, will talk about current trends in contemporary visual and performing art in Fairfield County, CT and the impact the arts have on our economy. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County links cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses to identify and build resources, provides cultural marketing of Fairfield County cultural attractions and promotes advocacy to create a pro-active, unified voice for the cultural sector with the understanding that the creative economy is a key contributor to the community’s economic prosperity, effective education and a civil society.

This ARTalk is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The ARTalks series is dedicated to the exploring the creative artists by presenting lectures, films and workshops which focus on art, architecture and design.PVA

Hold for ARTalk - snow date, Sunday, March 18 @ 2pm

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday March 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Yoga Lit Grades K &1! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

What happens when you combine music, children’s literature, and yoga? 45 minutes of breath of joy, tree, and giggles! Led by Maxine Stone, certified yoga instructor and long-time educator, this program includes fun breathing techniques, movement and beloved books. For children in grades kindergarten and first. Registration for one class allows child to attend all three. Registration required. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM     
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday March 13, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet on the second Tuesday of each month starting on September 12. The Library has a collection of games - Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Machi Koro to name a few - from which to choose, or attendees are welcome to bring a game to play!

All skill levels are welcome!

No registration.

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn the importance of market research and planning to start-up and build a competitive and successful business. Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

This program is part of the Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series that is co-sponsored by SCORE, Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday March 14, 2018 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
   

Children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver are invited to Little Birds Music, an interactive musical experience led by Felicia.  No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

It's 3/14!  Children in second through fifth grade can drop in anytime 4:30 to 5:30 to celebrate everyone's favorite mathematical constant with fun activities and crafts. No registration. A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_quilt2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 are invited to create individual projects while practicing hand stitching. Registration for one class enables the child to attend all three. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM     
Thursday March 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Led Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Parents with infants ages 6monthw  to 18 months will follow baby’s own instinctual movements which inevitably relate to yoga postures. This keeps baby as a central focus and mirroring inspires connection. Moms and Dads are relieved of having to come up with a plan and are allowed to play along with baby. Movements are easeful and stress relieving if done properly with support and a sense of humor! No registration. A1

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

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared along with some silly songs and a short book based film.  Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (6): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
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Friday March 16, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday March 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday March 18, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM National Theatre Live in HD: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday March 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Yoga Lit Grades K &1! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

What happens when you combine music, children’s literature, and yoga? 45 minutes of breath of joy, tree, and giggles! Led by Maxine Stone, certified yoga instructor and long-time educator, this program includes fun breathing techniques, movement and beloved books. For children in grades kindergarten and first. Registration for one class allows child to attend all three. Registration required. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM What is Ayurvedic Medicine? with Dr. Somesh Kaushik Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician, will present What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? as part of the Library's Holistic Health Series, which is made possible thanks to the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.

Ayurveda is thought to be the world’s oldest healing system and is referred to as “mother of all sciences.” It encompasses life in its totality and epitomizes a true body-mind approach to health and wellness. Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. Imbalance results in disharmony and illness can result.
Come and discover:

- How Ayurveda can work with allopathic medicine to achieve balance and harmony
- The science behind naturopathy (natural therapy) and how it integrates with Ayurveda
- Ways to determine if you are out of balance
- Simple things you can do to achieve balance and harmony in your life

Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 30 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday March 20, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn the importance of market research and planning to start-up and build a competitive and successful business. Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

This program is part of the Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series that is co-sponsored by SCORE, Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

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

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck (2017, 368 pages). After the end World War II, three
German women are thrown together in a struggle to survive. All are widows of men who paid with their lives in a
failed assassination attempt against Hitler. From diverse backgrounds, all have survived the war through their grit and
survival instincts, but their war experiences have irrevocably changed them in very different ways. L

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday March 21, 2018 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
   

Children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver are invited to Little Birds Music, an interactive musical experience led by Felicia.  No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_quilt2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 are invited to create individual projects while practicing hand stitching. Registration for one class enables the child to attend all three. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

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

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

    Location: Throughout Library
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday March 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Led Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Parents with infants ages 6monthw  to 18 months will follow baby’s own instinctual movements which inevitably relate to yoga postures. This keeps baby as a central focus and mirroring inspires connection. Moms and Dads are relieved of having to come up with a plan and are allowed to play along with baby. Movements are easeful and stress relieving if done properly with support and a sense of humor! No registration. A1

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

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared along with some silly songs and a short book based film.  Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

We’re reading our way through the 2018 Nutmeg Nominees! Readers in fourth through sixth grade can join for great books, discussions, and crafts.This month we're reading Ratscalibur by Josh Leib. Copies available for check out at the children's circulation desk. Registration required.  A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Using Water Wisely a Presentation by Aquarian Water Company Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In 2016 southwestern Connecticut experienced the fifth worst drought since 1895. To ensure the supply of water for human consumption and fire protection, Aquarion Water Company, which supplies water to much of southwestern Fairfield County, worked collaboratively with local and state officials to increase water supply to the area, and to enact mandatory water restrictions that have continued into 2017. While demand has been reduced through water restrictions and normal seasonal trends, “conservation” needs to become part of the water supply vocabulary to ensure everyone uses water wisely. The Aquarion presentation focuses on the factors that led to the severe drought conditions, and offers suggestions for preserving this critical resource.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday March 23, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday March 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Evan Gottfried will play his guitar and entertain with original music in a concert for families with children ages 5 and under.  No registration needed. SP A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Meet your Legislators Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield League of Women Voters and the Ridgefield Library present:

Meet Your Legislators With State Senator Toni Boucher and State Reps. John Frey and Michael Ferguson

What’s happening at the Connecticut State Capitol? Where do your legislators stand on the issues important to you? Our legislators will provide interesting insight into the current legislative session and discuss the bills before the current session that are of particular interest to the League and their constituents.  A question and answer period will follow.  Free and open to the Public.

No registration.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday March 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with The Novel Ideas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Novel Ideas is a country-folk quartet from Massachusetts:

Featuring the voices of three songwriters, their newly-released self-titled album, produced by Rick Parker (Lord Huron) and mixed by Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt), showcases the band at its best. Capturing the spirit of their live performance in recorded form wasn’t easy, but the result is a heartfelt representation of who The Novel Ideas are as a band. Track by track, The Novel Idea represents a contribution to the country-folk scene that balances love-and-loss melancholy with thoughtful instrumentation and intricate vocal arrangements.

The Novel Ideas:

Sarah Grella - Vocals
Danny Hoshino - Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals
James Parkington - Bass, Vocals
Daniel Radin - Guitar, Vocals

Ridgefield Folk is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.  Free tickets can be picked up on the day of the show starting from 1:00 p.m.  The doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2:00. PVA

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

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Yoga Lit Grades K &1! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

What happens when you combine music, children’s literature, and yoga? 45 minutes of breath of joy, tree, and giggles! Led by Maxine Stone, certified yoga instructor and long-time educator, this program includes fun breathing techniques, movement and beloved books. For children in grades kindergarten and first. Registration for one class allows child to attend all three. Registration required. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM     
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Makerbot Cookie Cutter Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Back by popular demand!  Children in graes 3 through 5 can explore by designing and printing their own custom cookie cutters!  Due to the time required to print 3D objects, the cookie cutters will not finish printing during the class and participants canpick up their fully printe cookie cutters later in the week. Registration Required A8 A9 A10

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday March 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 8th Grade Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (1): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 3/27, 4/3 @ Ridgefield Library

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
        There are 16 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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  A1 A2

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn the importance of market research and planning to start-up and build a competitive and successful business. Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

This program is part of the Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series that is co-sponsored by SCORE, Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

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    Location: Main Program Room
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ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM National Theatre Live in HD: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Wednesday March 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Bridal Wreath by Sigrid Undset (1920; app. 300 pages). The first book in the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy by one of the first female winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Written in the 20th century, the meticulously researched series shines a light on family dynamics, politics, religion and the lives of
women in medieval Norway.

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

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


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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (2): Wednesday afternoons 1:00 - 2:30 PM on 3/28, 4/4 @ Ridgefield Library

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_quilt2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 are invited to create individual projects while practicing hand stitching. Registration for one class enables the child to attend all three. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM     
Thursday March 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

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

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared along with some silly songs and a short book based film.  Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! Pump up your visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club for kids in third to fifth grade. Registration required.

This month we're discussing:            Copies of the book will be available to check out from the children's services desk.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (3): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/29, 4/5 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
        There are 13 spaces available.
Friday March 30, 2018 Go To Top
relig_easter Closed for Good Friday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday March 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  5:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday April 1, 2018 Go To Top
anim_rabbit Closed for Easter Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday April 1, 2018 -  Sunday April 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none The Age of Discovery: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Keeler Tavern's Museum Board of Directors for Development, Joel Third, will exhibit a selection of antique maps from his extensive collection. Special attention will be given to those maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. There will be a talk by collector Joel Third on Sunday, April 8 from 2-3 PM and a reception from 3-5 PM. PVA H TL 

    Location: The Gallery
Monday April 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Domino Effect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades k - 3 drop in to create domino trails then watch the fun when they fall! No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Jon Elkow and a few other retired accountants are offering FREE tax help to seniors.  Call Jon at 203-438-4288 to make an appointment.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 8th Grade Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (1): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 3/27, 4/3 @ Ridgefield Library

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Einstein: His Life and UniverseWalter Issacson (Chapter 12 to end) 

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos and the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. H L 

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.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 4, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

8th Grade Parent Circle (2): Wednesday afternoons 1:00 - 2:30 PM on 3/28, 4/4 @ Ridgefield Library

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Imperial Fabergé Eggs with Marina Forbes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In this unique and beautifully illustrated presentation Marina Forbes will focus on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé.

The program will feature a spectacular photo-tour of Fabergé collections at the Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow and other world famous museums and private collectors around the world. Emphasis is on the important role of egg painting in Russian culture and on the unique development of this major Russian art form from a traditional craft to the level of exquisite fine art under the patronage of the tsars. The fascinating history of these eggs and their role in the dramatic events of the last decades of Romanov rule in Russia and in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution will also be discussed.

Marina Forbes who has an MA Philology, University of St. Petersburg, Russia is a lecturer, historian and award-winning artist who has written extensively on Russian traditional arts, history and the rich tapestry of Russian culture. 

Please register

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday April 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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
   

The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas (1991/2009, 256 pages). Parisian police inspector Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg relies on intuition rather than procedure to solve cases, in this occasionally gory, but often amusing series richly evocative of a France the tourists don’t see.  Only recently issued in English, this first in the series revolves around mysterious circles in blue chalk that appear drawn around objects on the Paris streets – including a dead body. L

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

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

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

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared along with some silly songs and a short book based film.  Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM LEGO Challenge for Grades 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Create and build at the library with legos! Children in third through fifth grade can free-build, complete lego challenges, and test their engineering skills against this month's ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Creations will be displayed in the library until the next class. No Registration. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (3): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/29, 4/5 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Friday April 6, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday April 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Sunday April 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Collector's Talk: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Joel Third Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Collector's Talk from 2-3 pm: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Keeler Tavern's Museum Board of Directors for Development, Joel Third who will talk about a selection of his extensive collection of antique maps with special attention given to those maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. This talk will be followed by a reception from 3-5 pm. PVA H TL

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Reception: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Joel Third Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Collector's Reception - Age of Discovery: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Keeler Tavern's Museum Board of Directors for Development, Joel Third who will exhibit a selection of his extensive collection of antique maps with special attention given to those maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. The talk by collector Joel Third on Sunday, April 8 from 2-3 PM will be followed by a reception from 3-5 PM.PVA

 

 

    Location: The Gallery
Monday April 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Domino Effect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades k - 3 drop in to create domino trails then watch the fun when they fall! No registration. A5 A6 A7

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday April 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks:Tech Savvy Not Tech Sorry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Does technology and social media overwhelm you? Does being a grandparent of a generation of children so comfortable with new technology make you frustrated and left out? Technology is challenging and many folks don’t know where to begin. Dawn DeCosta owner Tech Savvy will discuss the landscape of social media today, and the various ways for you to embrace technology and keep up with our ever changing and amazing tech world in a safe and balanced way.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday April 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Free Tax-Aide Service

Thursday, February 9,  8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Dayton Program Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

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

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared along with some silly songs and a short book based film.  Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Great Grace of Words with Ira Joe Fisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

April is National Poetry Month.  You’re invited to celebrate!  Your Ridgefield Library presents Ira Joe Fisher and The Great Grace of Words.  Some poems you may already know …and a few that are new.  It’s an evening to experience the beauty that is the poem.  Inspiring, enlightening, delighting.  And you’re invited.  We hope you’ll join us!

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Giselle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Friday April 13, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday April 14, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Families with children ages 5 and younger will enjoy Amy Rogell's original engaging music.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult.  No registration. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

http://www.amyrogell.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday April 15, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Verdi's Luisa Miller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday April 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
elect_camera 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Make & Take Camera Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades 3 - 5 are invited to assemble their own cameras that really work! Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday April 17, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (2016, 416 pages). A compulsively readable debut novel about
marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream - the unforgettable story of a young
Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. Winner of the
PEN/Faulkner Award and an Oprah’s Book Club pick. L

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

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

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Bubble Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! Pump up your visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club for kids in third to fifth grade. Registration required.

This month we're discussing:       Copies of the book will be available to check out from the children's services desk.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Throughout Library
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday April 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared along with some silly songs and a short book based film.  Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

Enter the wizarding world! Readers in fourth through seventh grade can join us as we read, craft, and trivia-battle our way through the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. This month we’ll be discussing the whole of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and playing Sorcerer’s Stone trivia. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM LGBTQ: Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Identity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the Parenting the Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series,* with Micaela Scully, LCSW, Silver Hill Hospital – program details TBA.

“Parenting the #Selfie Generation” is a community-wide collaboration with Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital.

    Location: Main Program Room
Friday April 20, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday April 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday April 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM O'Keeffe Pastel Workshop: A Hands-on Class for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 as a point of departure, artist and art educator Gregory Maichack will present a pastel painting workshop. Each participant is given a piece of toned pastel paper and white charcoal pencils to sketch the basic shapes of this famous flower. Then using light yellow for the lighted portion of the flower and hyacinth purple for the shadows, Maichack will demonstrate basic pastel strokes and techniques such as scumbling, slurring, blending and layering colors. All materials are provided. Workshop is limited to 28. Fee is $ 5.00 per person and will be collected at the door.

This ARTalk is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The ARTalks series is dedicated to the exploring the creative artists by presenting lectures, films and workshops which focus on art, architecture and design.PVA

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

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
elect_camera 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Make & Take Camera Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades 3 - 5 are invited to assemble their own cameras that really work! Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 24, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_bookshelf 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Mobile Moveable Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday April 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared along with some silly songs and a short book based film.  Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday April 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 1, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

New members are always welcome.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday May 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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
   

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

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

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

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

Children's Books only May 4-6
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:0 PM

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


 

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

Children's Books only May 4-6
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:0 PM

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


 

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Sunday May 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books only May 4-6
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:0 PM

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


 

    Location: Lower Level
Monday May 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Friends of the Library board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Yaun     
   

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday May 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday May 9, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Get Up and Get Moving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM High School Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
Thursday May 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

One Summer: 1927 by Bill Bryson

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. 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 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM High School Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
        There are 15 spaces available.
Friday May 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale May 11-14

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

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

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

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

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

General Sale May 11-14

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

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

General Sale May 11-14

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

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

General Sale May 11-14

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

    Location: Lower Level
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Tuesday May 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM High School Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday May 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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