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Saturday May 27, 2017 -  Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none New Visions - Shutterbugs Photography Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

New Visions, an exhibiton of work by the Shutterbugs photography group will be on view from Tuesday, May 23 through Wednesday, June 28 in the Library's lower level gallery. The Shutterbugs are a group of photographers who meet monthly to critique each other's work and take site-specific field trips. They meet in the Library Lobby on the second Saturday of the month at 9:00 am. Members use iPhones, point and shoot, digital photography and film. All levels are welcome.

    Location: The Gallery
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In the children's, teen and adult departments, summer reading is beginning!  Check our website to see exciting incentives for all ages.

    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Robotics Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For robotic engineers in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8. The universe is in danger! Lego robotic engineers are our only hope.  Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a Lego Robotics educational event, Masters of the Universe.  Students will read short comic books which will set up scenarios in which they will be called upon to engineer a lego robot to help save the day.  Robotic programming and technical lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the event.  No previous robotic/programming skills needed.  Students can sign up for one day or all three days for an extended experience, which will be different each day.  Will the universe be saved?  Only one way to find out, register! "Inspiring Kids in Science" programs are made possible by the Donofrio Family. A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    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)
 
anim_beaver 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Animal Embassy Live Animal Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Animal Embassy will bring live animals to this presentation all about Nature's Architects.  Animals build their homes and protection in amazing ways.  See the animals and learn how they make their homes and what makes their homes special for their needs.  For children going intp Grades Kindergarten - 5th. No Registration  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 FR

http://www.animalembassy.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Maker Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come join our Adult Maker Group and tinker with us.

This group is for those 18 years of age and older.  New makers are always welcome!

Registration recommended.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Met Opera in HD: Macbeth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. This offer also extends to many screenings in the Fathom Events in HD series.

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ms President US Parent Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda McKinley     
   

Parents and interested others are invited to learn about Ms President US, a Ridgefield-based program that focuses on civic engagement and leadership skills for girls entering 4th through 8th grades.The orientation will provide:  an overview of the program, the role of parents, background about the initiative, plans for future development, and an opportunity for questions & answers. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome, regardless of enrollment status.  Please REGISTER so that we can ensure plenty of seating and refreshments. 

Ms President US (MPU) is one of the nonprofit organizations under the Friends of Ridgefield Community Programs umbrella, a 501(c)(3).  Its mission is to inspire and prepare girls to aim for the highest leadership position and to believe that they can achieve it. The Ridgefield Li rary is pleased to be a partner in bringing this opportunity to Ridgefield girls.

    Location: Main Program Room
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Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In the children's, teen and adult departments, summer reading is beginning!  Check our website to see exciting incentives for all ages.

    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
z_cust_berks2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

An active storytime aimed at toddlers with their caregivers but all ages are welcome. This program will be held in the Main Program Room on the lower level. No registration required. A2 A3 A4

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Robotics Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For robotic engineers in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8. The universe is in danger! Lego robotic engineers are our only hope.  Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a Lego Robotics educational event, Masters of the Universe.  Students will read short comic books which will set up scenarios in which they will be called upon to engineer a lego robot to help save the day.  Robotic programming and technical lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the event.  No previous robotic/programming skills needed.  Students can sign up for one day or all three days for an extended experience, which will be different each day.  Will the universe be saved?  Only one way to find out, register! "Inspiring Kids in Science" programs are made possible by the Donofrio Family. A9 A10

 

    Location: Main Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Minecraft-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

    Location: Offsite
 
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 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Mary Simses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

This program is part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library. 

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In the children's, teen and adult departments, summer reading is beginning!  Check our website to see exciting incentives for all ages.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 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
   
 
rec_bowling 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     erica.gauquier@gmail.com
   

Join us for a friendly Wii gaming competition on the big screen! Refreshments will be provided. This program is for teens ages 11-18. No regisistration required. 

    Location: Dayton 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
   
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Post-it Note Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Build a beautiful mural on the Ellis Family Teen Center windows using Post-it notes. This is a program for teens ages 11-18. No registration is necessary.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday July 2, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed for Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_scissors 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cardboard Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The possibilites are endless when it comes to cardboard. Kids and tweens in grades 4th-8th are invited to attend this drop-in program where we will be creating, cutting, folding, gluing, ripping, and repurosing cardboard and other materials into awesome sculptures. This is the first of a three part program. Participants should plan to attend all three dates:

Wednesday, July 5th 2:00pm-3:00pm Creative portion

Wednesday, August 2nd 2:00pm-3:00pm Creative portion

Wednesday, August 9th 2:00pm - 3:00pm Exhibit and reception

Creations constucted during the first two event sessions will be on display in the Library the week leading up to the exhibit and reception.

 

 

 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Bubblemania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Casey Carle's Bubblemania is a comedy presentation all about bubbles. See bubbles in all forms, including geometric.  Witness a child encased in a four foot bubble! Come to be amazed with the possibilities of things you can do for fun with bubbles. For children going into grades Kindergarten through 5th. No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 FR

http://www.casey@bubblemania.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

An active storytime aimed at toddlers with their caregivers but all ages are welcome. This program will be held in the Main Program Room on the lower level. No registration required. A2 A3 A4

    Location: Main 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
   

The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg (2008, 393 pages). The first in a series featuring Swedish Detective Patrik Hedstrom and crime writer Erica Falk. A popular player on the Scandinavian crime writing scene, Lackberg has created a compelling mix of police procedural and thriller perfect for fans of Henning Mankill and Stieg Larsson.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. 

    Location: Randolph Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Minecraft-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
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food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

    Location: Offsite
Friday July 7, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_bowling 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     erica.gauquier@gmail.com
   

Join us for a friendly Wii gaming competition on the big screen! Refreshments will be provided. This program is for teens ages No regisistration required. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  6:00 PM Victoria Cassone -- Proctoring -- $25 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Victoria Cassone   203-858-9699   gmfrances@ymail.com
    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
Saturday July 8, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toni McKeen has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian family, her husband’s Irish family and son in law’s German family for more than 30 years. She is a member of several genealogical organizations, and was recently Chairman of the Genealogy Club of Newtown. Toni is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She believes documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have the time now.  Over the years she has taught at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, Redding, CT as well as Bronxville and Mamaroneck, NY.  Toni has also been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island areas.  

This program is part of Tell Your Story!, a series of programs featuring the many ways you can capture your own personal or family history, digitally, with art and technology. This series is made possible with thanks to funding from colleagues of Nick Donofrio in recognition of his personal journey and pride of family. This program is also part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's Reception: Tina Philliips - Paint Outside the Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist's reception for Tina Phillips watercolor paintings.

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday July 9, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed for Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_hammer 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!   A4 A5 A6

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

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Do not book Dayton Program Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, July 10, 17, 31 and August 7 between 7 and 8 PM.

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. This program is also part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Middle School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

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

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meachem

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson’s election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years. Jackson gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad. “The most readable, single-volume biography ever written of Andrew Jackson.”—The Washington Post Book World.  H L 

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Ladies' Night Out Paint Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Connie Marsala   x11027   cjmarsala@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Back by popular demand! The Ladies' Night Out Color on Wheels Paint and Party Night benefiting the Ridgefield Library will be a fun-filled evening of painting with friends while enjoying wine and appetizers in the Leir Children’s Program Room at the Library. A raffle with great prizes will be held. All proceeds from the evening will support the annual operating fund of the Ridgefield Library. A portion of the ticket is tax deductible.

Reserve your seat today! $50 per person * wine and appetizers will be provided. View a flyer to print or share.

Call Laureen Bubniak or Connie Marsala at 203-438-2282 or click here to purchase your ticket now.

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

ARTrip to The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.

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

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

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

This program is part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

To purchase tickets, please click here.  PVA FR

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Victoria Cassone -- Proctoring -- $25 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Victoria Cassone   203-858-9699   gmfrances@ymail.com
    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
 
ent_masks_color 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Pinocchio Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Hampstead Stage Company will return with its live performance of Pinocchio.  Come to see the favorite tale of a carpenter who builds a most amazing puppet.  For children going into grades Kindergarten - 5th.  No registration.  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 FR

http://www.info@hamspeadstage.org    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Met Opera in HD: Nabucco Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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. This offer also extends to many screenings in the Fathom Events in HD series.

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

An active storytime aimed at toddlers with their caregivers but all ages are welcome. This program will be held in the Main Program Room on the lower level. No registration required. A2 A3 A4

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 2 and 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads the same book then everyone brings their lunch and have a lively discussion with Sonta.  This month's title is The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. SP A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Minecraft-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

    Location: Offsite
 
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
   

Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor SL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dramatic Reading with Alan Sklar: Hilliard's Ceremony by Lawrence Block Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join acclaimed voice actor Alan Sklar as he performs a dramatic reading of Lawrence Block’s poignant story Hilliard’s Ceremony.

Alan Hilliard is an American foreign service officer in Togo, West Africa. He has a good life but feels something is missing so he speaks with an American friend who suggests he meet a wise African witch doctor. Hilliard does so.... with surprising results. A delightful story about breakthroughs and personal growth!

Alan Sklar has been a voice actor for over thirty years, voicing radio and TV commercials and recording over 200 audiobooks.

This program is part of the Library's Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday July 14, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_bowling 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     erica.gauquier@gmail.com
   

Join us for a friendly Wii gaming competition on the big screen! Refreshments will be provided. This program is for teens ages No regisistration required. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday July 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Sunshine Road Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Michael and the Sunshine Road Band will bring a little sunshine into your world at this concert for ages 5 and under.  With a Caribbean feeling, the Sunshine Road Band will have you singing and swaying. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday July 16, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed for Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Connections: An Intergenerational Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Ridgefield Library and Thrown Stone for three engaging discussions that highlight the themes of the U.S. Premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore, which opens July 14th for a limited engagement at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Whether you crave connection, camaraderie, or chocolate, there’s something for you in these lively community events. 

July 16, 4 PM - Connections: An Intergenerational Forum - Partner organizations for this program are Founder's HallMeals on WheelsRidgefield ChoraleRotary Club of Ridgefield, and RVNA.

Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi interviews the cast in a post-matinee panel on the theme of connection across generations. 

Enjoy free wine and snacks and chat with passionate professionals and volunteers from local organizations dedicated to connecting our community with the things we need to thrive.

 Attending the July 16th matinee of Milk is recommended but not required. (Seniors get 10% off the July 16 show only, with coupon code: CONNECTIONS)

Other programs in the Milk Discussion Series are Healthy Indulgences on July 18 at 7 pm with Alissa Monteleone and Meet the Playwright with Ross Dunsmore on Monday, July 24 at 7 pm.  

Admission and refreshments are free.

Please register.

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Thrown Stone Website    
    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday July 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!   A4 A5 A6

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

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Do not book Dayton Program Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, July 10, 17, 31 and August 7 between 7 and 8 PM.

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. This program is also part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Middle School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

    Location: Offsite
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Healthy Indulgences with Alissa Monteleone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Ridgefield Library and Thrown Stone for three engaging discussions that highlight the themes of the U.S. Premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore, which opens July 14th for a limited engagement at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Whether you crave connection, camaraderie, or chocolate, there’s something for you in these lively community events. 

July 18 - Healthy Indulgences with Alissa Monteleone

Join us on Tuesday July 18th at 7 pm to meet the cast of Milk while indulging in chocolate.  During this fun and interactive workshop Led by Alissa Monteleone of Simply Good Thinking, you will experience the healthy benefits of chocolate by creating your own Chocolate Bark and learning how to make a deliciously nutritious chocolate raspberry tart.  The tart features locally sourced cream generously supplied by the home deliverer of fresh and local products, Hudson Milk.  Eating Healthy never tasted so good!

Please note: nuts are one of the ingredients in the tart and the chocolate bark.

Other programs in the Milk Discussion Series are Connections: An Intergenerational Forum taking place on July 16 at 4 pm (after a Milk matinee) and Meet the Playwright with Ross Dunsmore on Monday, July 24 at 7 pm.  

The Healthy Indulgences program is free.

Please register 

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

News of the World by Paulette Jiles (2016, 224 pages). In this exquisitely rendered and morally complex
novel, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in the
aftermath of the Civil War. L

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Rm
Wednesday July 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Robert Rogers Puppet Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Robert Rogers will present his hand made puppets in a performance called "Skyscraper Acres"  about a farmer who grows fruits and vegetables on top of a skyscraper.  See the story to find out why his garden is growing up so high when it used to be a normal farm.  For children going into grades Kindergarten through 5th.  No registration.  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 FR

http://www.robertrogerspuppets.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Met Opera in HD: Carmen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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. This offer also extends to many screenings in the Fathom Events in HD series.

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

An active storytime aimed at toddlers with their caregivers but all ages are welcome. This program will be held in the Main Program Room on the lower level. No registration required. A2 A3 A4

    Location: Main Program Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Minecraft-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

    Location: Offsite
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Bill Roorbach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Author Talk with Bill Roorbach who will discuss his recently released novel The Girl of the Lake

“Bill Roorbach knows so well how to break your heart, how to make you fall in love, and how to see you well through both and feel so much the greater human being for it all.” — Brad Watson, author of Miss Jane

Bill Roorbach is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Flannery O'Connor Prize and O. Henry Prize winner Big BendInto WoodsTemple Stream; and most recently, the bestselling Life Among Giants. The 10th anniversary edition of his craft book, Writing Life Stories, is used in writing programs around the world. His work has been published in Harper's, the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, New York, and dozens of other magazines and journals. Life Among Giants was an Editor's Pick for Amazon's Best 2012, a Shelf Awareness Top Ten Best Fiction for 2012, and a winner of the Maine Literary Award for Fiction.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common.  It is also part of the Library's Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday July 21, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_bowling 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     erica.gauquier@gmail.com
   

Join us for a friendly Wii gaming competition on the big screen! Refreshments will be provided. This program is for teens ages No regisistration required. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tips and Tricks for Using Ancestry.com in Researching Your Family with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Tips and Tricks for Using Ancestry.com in Researching Your Family   In this lectureToni McKeen will show how to research efficiently and successfully using Ancestry.com.  She will share helpful tips in finding those elusive relatives, which parameters to use, and how to prevent looking at thousands of names in search of the one person you are trying to find.  Also included are often overlooked options and the newest cool features that have just been added.  

Toni McKeen has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian family, her husband’s Irish family and son in law’s German family for more than 30 years. She is a member of several genealogical organizations, and was recently Chairman of the Genealogy Club of Newtown. Toni is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She believes documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have the time now.  Over the years she has taught at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, Redding, CT as well as Bronxville and Mamaroneck, NY.  Toni has also been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island areas.  

This program is part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

 Please register. FR GB H 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Drop by during Summerfest between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for the Friends of the Library pop-up used book sale on the lawn.  Lots of great summer reading at fabulous prices! FR

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday July 23, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed for Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!   A4 A5 A6

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

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

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

 We welcome you to join our new discussion group on food-related books. We’ll start with The Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher, which is included in the compilation The Art of Eating. Fisher is widely viewed as the creator of the genre of food writing in America. Her work sets the stage for understanding food not just as sustenance or even spectacular dishes and techniques, but as a lens through which to view and understand so much about ourselves and our cultures. Our group may take on food essays, chefs’ memoirs, histories, or comprehensive overviews of a culture’s cuisine, as examples, but whichever titles we choose, we’ll explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and brings joy to our lives.

All are welcome!  No registration required.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
food_ice cream cone 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Ice Cream Sundaes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Create your very own cold treat.Teens ages 11-18 are welcome to drop-in and make an ice cream sundae. No registration required. 

    Location: Kitchen
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meet the Playwright with Ross Dunsmore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Ridgefield Library and Thrown Stone for three engaging discussions that hightlight the themes of the U.S. Premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore, which opens on July 14th for a limited engagement at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.  Whether you crave connection, camaraderie, or chocolate, there's something for you in these lively community events.

July 25 - Meet the Playwright with Ross Dunsmore

In this Skype interview led by Geoffrey Morris of Townvibe, Milk playwright Ross Dunsmore answers your questions about the play, live from Scotland. Co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Arts Council, this is a unique opportunity to mingle with both local and international artists. 

Other programs in the Milk Discussion Series are Connections: An Intergenerational Forum taking place on Sunday, July 16 at 4 pm (after a Milk matinee) and Healthy Indulgences with Alissa Monteleone on Tuesday, July 18 at 7 pm. 

The Meet the Playwright program is free. Refreshments will be served!

Please register.

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Thrown Stone Website    
    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Middle School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

    Location: Offsite
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Talent Show Rehearsal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Performers in the Ridgefield Kids Got Talent Show come to rehearse their act.  Come at the same time you signed up to perform on July 26. Rehearsal will be in the Leir program room in Childrens Services.  The performance will be downstairs in the main program room.on July 26.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Butterfly Performed by Stephen Collins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Actor Stephen Collins will perform Butterfly, by Carl A. Rossi, is a one-man show about James McNeill Whistler ( 1834-1903 ), the volatile American artist who battled (mostly in Victorian England ) for personal expression in the arts. The play presents Whistler at two phases of his life: as a bankrupt artist in his 40's on commission in Venice and as an established, yet lonely, legend in his 60's.

Stephen Collins is a classically trained actor who has performed in many productions. He has performed many times at the Ridgefield Library as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Shakespeare.  Don't miss his latest one-man show! 

This program is part of the Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Art and About: ARTrip to Weir Farm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

ARTrip to Weir Farm, Wilton, CT

Group limited to 15. No entrance fee. Meet at at 9:00 at the Ridgefield Library parking lot at the Library entrance. Then we will car pool as a group up to Weir Farm. We will arrive at Weir Farm (735 Nod Hill Rd, Wilton, CT 06897) at 9:30 am and put our things in the barn (brown bag lunch, etc.). Half of the group will go on the tour of the house and studios while the other half watches the video about Weir Farm. Then we will switch. After the tours and screening are over we will all gather in the barn for a brown bag lunch and then head back to our cars to return to the Library by 1 p.m. Registration is required below.

Weir Farm National Historic Site is a 60-acre national park with a focus on the visual arts, one of only two such sites in the National Park Service. Established by Congress in 1990; the park preserves a significant site associated with the American Impressionist movement, maintains the setting that inspired artists for more than a hundred years, and offers the American public opportunities for inspiration and education.

Grounds are open daily, year-round from sunrise to sunset.

Julian Alden Weir was born on August 30th 1852, the fourteenth of sixteen children to Robert Walter Weir, a professor of drawing at West Point Military Academy. Julian formally studied art at the National Academy of Design and later matriculated to Les Ecole des Beaux-Arts. While in Paris, Julian attended an exhibition of works by the Impressionists, including Claude Monet and Pierre August Renoir saying he "left after a quarter of an hour with a headache." 

Weir would return to America and settle in New York, where he spent his time teaching art school classes and private lessons, while also exhibiting artwork and immersing himself in the social scene of young American artists. During the summer months, Weir returned to Europe in the role of art buyer and collector for wealthy clients, including Erwin Davis.

It was into this metropolitan life that Julian would meet his future wife Anna Dwight Baker. Anna attended one of Weir's private classes in January 1882 and the two fell instantly in love. They were engaged within three weeks, and married the following year. This major life event would be coupled with a business proposal from Erwin Davis in June 1882.

Davis proposed trading a 153-acre farm in Branchville, Connecticut for a painting that Weir owned and ten dollars. Julian accepted the deal. The Branchville farm would become his primary residence for the next 36 years, while Julian and Anna started raising their three daughters.

During this time, Weir shifted his artistic style from portrait and still life work to focus on the inspirational nature of the landscape at his Branchville farm. Critical acclaim ultimately brought Weir to the forefront of the American art establishment. He received multiple awards and acclaims in his last years as critics celebrated Julian's contributions to the world of art. Julian Alden Weir died on December 8, 1919 due to complications from heart disease having begun an artistic legacy at his Branchville farm that persists to this day.

This program is part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register. PVA FR

    Location: Offsite
   
 
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard (1987; 255 pages). The Pulitzer Prize winner’s memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s illuminates how she developed her way of looking at and writing about life and nature. L L

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nutmeg Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The 2018 Nutmeg Nominees are in and we’re reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt – “Offering hope to those who struggle academically and demostrating that a disability does not equal stupidity, this is as unique as its heroine.” – Booklist starred review. Readers going into grades 4-6 are invited to register and come pick up a copy of the book to discuss over snacks!  A9 A10

 

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
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ent_stage1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Ridgefield Kids Got Talent Show! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades Kindergarten through 5th are invited to strut their stuff as they perform their favorite talents in our show all about them!  This is a chance to appreciate what makes us all special. Sign up in Childrens Services beginning on June 21.  Describe your talent then come to a rehearsal the day before the performance on July 25.  In past years talents included dance, playing an instrument. stand-up comedy, magic tricks, shadow puppets and more. Be creative and share your creativity!  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

An active storytime aimed at toddlers with their caregivers but all ages are welcome. This program will be held in the Main Program Room on the lower level. No registration required. A2 A3 A4

    Location: Main Program Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Minecraft-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
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Friday July 28, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday July 30, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed for Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Fathom Events in HD: Fast Times at Ridgemont High 30th Anniversary Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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. This offer also extends to many screenings in the Fathom Events in HD series. This week we are pleased to present Fast Times at Ridgemont High 30th Anniversary

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!   A4 A5 A6

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

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Do not book Dayton Program Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, July 10, 17, 31 and August 7 between 7 and 8 PM.

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. This program is also part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Middle School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

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

Jane Austen: A Life, Carol Shields

With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb and beloved novelist from her early family life in Steventown to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classics Sense and SensibilityPride and Prejudice, and Emma. With its fascinating insights into the writing process from an award–winning novelist, Carol Shields’s magnificent biography of Jane Austen is also a compelling meditation on how great fiction is created. 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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Medicare Fraud and Scams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Who’s Watching Your Wallet? 

The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging will present information on Medicare Fraud and Scams with Dawn Macary, Senior Medicare Patrol.. Have you ever been puzzled over all that information in your Medicare Summary Notice?  You know— the statement of charges that the government sends you from time to time. 

Are you concerned by the kinds of scams and abuse that are directed at seniors like you? Would you like to acquire the sort of know-how you can use to DEFEND YOURSELF? Learn about the Newest Scams out to get YOU!

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging and is part of the Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_tshirt 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM T-Shirt Screen Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens! Come design your very own graphic t-shits using customizable rubber stamps and paint. You create and carve the image, add paint, and stamp your shirt. It's fun and easy! No registration required. This program is for teens age 11-18.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_scissors 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cardboard Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The possibilites are endless when it comes to cardboard. Kids and tweens in grades 4th-8th are invited to attend this drop-in program where we will be creating, cutting, folding, gluing, ripping, and repurosing cardboard and other materials into awesome sculptures. This is the first of a three part program. Participants should plan to attend all three dates:

Wednesday, July 5th 2:00pm-3:00pm Creative portion

Wednesday, August 2nd 2:00pm-3:00pm Creative portion

Wednesday, August 9th 2:00pm - 3:00pm Exhibit and reception

Creations constucted during the first two event sessions will be on display in the Library the week leading up to the exhibit and reception.

 

 

 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
ent_circ_ringmaster 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Flow Circus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Flow Circus is a performance called "Build a Better You" by jester Paul Miller. It is a zaney comedy performance filled with objests that fly, spin and balance.  Paul is sure to make you laugh while sharing a story about how he learned to set goals and practice in order to achieve fantastic feats.  For children going into grades Kindergarten through 5th.  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 FR

http://www.FlowCircusKids.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

An active storytime aimed at toddlers with their caregivers but all ages are welcome. This program will be held in the Main Program Room on the lower level. No registration required. A2 A3 A4

    Location: Main 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
   

Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White (1990, 307 pages). Long-time NSA secret agent Doc Ford thinks he is retiring to peace and quiet in a new life as a marine biologist in Florida but immediately runs up against kidnapping, corruption and murder that threaten his beloved Sanibel Island life.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. 

    Location: Randolph Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Minecraft-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

    Location: Offsite
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Probate for the Public with Judge O'Grady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Judge O’Grady will explain various aspects of the probate process, stressing those that are most frequently encountered in the Probate Court. After speaking he will answer your questions and provide helpful information.

The office of Judge of Probate deals with different types of issues including wills and administration of estates, overseeing testamentary and living trusts, appointing guardians for persons of intellectual disability, appointing conservators of the person and the estate of incapable individuals, and many other matters that pertain to the wellbeing of our state's individuals.

Light refreshments will be served.

Daniel O’Grady is no stranger to the Probate Courts, having been elected judge of the former Bethel Probate Court in 1990. He served for 20 years, until court consolidation in 2011. He received his bachelor’s degree in management from Central Connecticut State University in 1975, his master’s in business administration from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and his law degree from Quinnipiac University in 1985. Judge O’Grady has practiced solo in the Law Office of Daniel W. O’Grady Attorney for 30 years.

This program is part of the Library's Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.  GL FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday August 4, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_bowling 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     erica.gauquier@gmail.com
   

Join us for a friendly Wii gaming competition on the big screen! Refreshments will be provided. This program is for teens ages No regisistration required. 

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday August 6, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday August 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Do not book Dayton Program Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, July 10, 17, 31 and August 7 between 7 and 8 PM.

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. This program is also part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Middle School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

    Location: Offsite
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Exploration at the Aldrich Grades K & 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades Kindergarten and First are invited to a very special program onsite at the Aldrich Museum.  The group will first tour one of the museum's exhibits then go to the craft room and make a creation in the style of the artist they studied.  Parents drop children off at the museum's front entrance and come to the craft room to pick up.  Registration Required  SP A5 A6

    Location: Offsite
        There are 11 spaces available.
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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
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_scissors 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cardboard Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The possibilites are endless when it comes to cardboard. Kids and tweens in grades 4th-8th are invited to attend this drop-in program where we will be creating, cutting, folding, gluing, ripping, and repurosing cardboard and other materials into awesome sculptures. This is the first of a three part program. Participants should plan to attend all three dates:

Wednesday, July 5th 2:00pm-3:00pm Creative portion

Wednesday, August 2nd 2:00pm-3:00pm Creative portion

Wednesday, August 9th 2:00pm - 3:00pm Exhibit and reception

Creations constucted during the first two event sessions will be on display in the Library the week leading up to the exhibit and reception.

 

 

 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Exploration at the Aldrich Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades second and third are invited to a very special program onsite at the Aldrich Museum.  The group will first tour one of the museum's exhibits then go to the craft room and make a creation in the style of the artist they studied.  Parents drop children off at the museum's front entrance and come to the craft room to pick up.  Registration Required.  SP A7 A8

    Location: Offsite
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
food_fastfood 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Critics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come chat about books, movies, TV shows, and everything else! We'll meet at Dimitri's Dinner. Don't forget to bring money for food! No registation required. 

    Location: Offsite
 
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
   

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles SL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.

See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.

You will also hear how Sam returned to the trail the following year, connecting with aspiring Thru Hikers, paying it forward, and his return to the summit of Katahdin one year later.

Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty-nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. From there, he started walking north. With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail. Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long distance backpacking trip were hard lessons. After 20 years working within Connecticut’s prisons, the search for a positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.

This program is made possible thanks to the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund.  This program is also part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday August 11, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_bowling 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     erica.gauquier@gmail.com
   

Join us for a friendly Wii gaming competition on the big screen! Refreshments will be provided. This program is for teens ages No regisistration required. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday August 13, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday August 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday August 15, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

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

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

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (2016, 497 pages). This is story of the Ravensbruck Rabbits:
seventy-four women prisoners in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Using alternating first-person narratives, thecharacters relate their experiences from 1939 through 1959. More than a war story, this is a tale of how the strength of the women’s bonds carry them through even the most difficult situations. L

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday August 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Friday August 18, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Tom Weber will have everyone rockin in this high energy concert for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday August 20, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday August 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Tuesday August 22, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

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

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

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (1946; 440 pages). The iconic award-winning chronicle of Willie Stark, a deeply flawed and power-hungry Southern politician said to be based on Louisiana governor Huey Long.L

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 2 and 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads the same book then everyone brings their lunch and have a lively discussion with Sonta.  This month's title is Flora & Ulysses by Kate Dicamillo.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. SP A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
Friday August 25, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday August 27, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday August 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 29, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Wednesday August 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nutmeg Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The 2018 Nutmeg Nominees are in and we’re reading Took by Mary Downing Hahn – “Horror fans and readers looking for a good scare will enjoy this creepy tale.” – School Library Journal. Readers going into grades 4-6 are invited to register and come pick up a copy of the book to discuss over snacks!  A9 A10

 

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
Sunday September 3, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jane Austen’s England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods, Leslie and Roy Adkins 

Jane Austen, arguably one of the greatest novelists of the English language, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago in her accounts of young women looking for love. Jane Austen’s England explores the customs and culture of the real England of her everyday existence depicted in her classic novels. Drawing upon a rich array of contemporary sources, including many previously unpublished manuscripts, diaries, and personal letters, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray the daily lives of ordinary people, discussing topics as diverse as birth, marriage, religion, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions. 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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday September 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman (1986, 331 pages). Police detective Peter Decker first meets his eventual romantic interest and sleuthing partner, Jewish widow Rina Lazarus, while looking into a reported rape in the insular Los Angeles orthodox community that is resistant to his usual methods of investigation. 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.

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday September 9, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday September 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Open Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Rick and Michele Gedney, known as the duo, Open Book, have been writing, recording, and performing together since 2000.  Their original music features melody invention and vocal harmonies backed by a tapestry of interweaving guitars.  Open Book’s first two albums received national airplay and critical acclaim. Their third album, Grateful, was released in June of 2015.  

Robert Burke Warren of Chronogram Magazine says, “In pop music, stealth and restraint often go unheralded, yet these qualities are every bit as important as flash and dazzle; subtlety, in the right hands, can pack as much punch as obviousness. Husband-and-wife duo Michele and Rick Gedney, aka Open Book, know all of this, and their third CD, Grateful, exemplifies the low-key power of haunting melody buttressed with expansive harmony, the satisfaction of adroit wordplay entwined with skillfully understated musicianship.”

Open Book will play selections from their three albums and a few select cover songs.  Dan Bonis (whose playing appears on their album) will accompany them on lap steel guitar.  

Ridgefield Folk is free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Tickets are given out starting at 1 PM on the day of the show.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Alexandra Lehmann: With You There is Light Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield author Alexandra Lehmann will discuss her recently released historical novel, With You There Is Light. The book is inspired by the lives and letters of anti-Nazi political activist, Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) and her boyfriend, German army officer, Fritz Hartnagel.

With a Fulbright Scholarship, Alexandra began archival research in Germany for With You There Is Light. She won a fellowship to the Wesleyan Writers' Conference and has guest lectured on German Resistance history at Western Connecticut State University and Mt. Holyoke College.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the program.  Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Buddy System Film Screening and Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a film screening of The Buddy System followed by a discussion with filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris and Autism Assistance dog trainer Patty Dobbs Gross.  Megan and Patty will also be joined by assistance dog Angel.  

The Buddy System is an award-winning documentary that tells the intimate stories of three families touched by autism, who experience meaningful change when a specially trained assistance dog comes into each of their lives.

The film, directed by Connecticut-based filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris, also features Patty Dobbs Gross, a pioneer in the field of breeding and training autism assistance dogs. Her son Dan, was one of the first children in the world to receive an autism assistance dog (then called a "social dog") over 25 years ago, and that experience inspired Patty to help other families.

The Buddy System has heart, soul, and purpose. A simple story about a child and their dog tells the story of so many other families across the country. Dogs like Buddy allow children to develop essential social and academic skills, heightens their emotional empathy, and helps to level the playing field so these children finally feel like they belong.

The facts from the CDC are startling: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) now affects one in 68 children. There are many therapies available to those with autism but one of the most powerful is one that many people don’t know about: adding a specially trained autism assistance dog to the mix. Autism Assistance dogs serve as social facilitators and not only help an individual with differences navigate the world, but also allows the rest of us to overcome our fear of differences. The Buddy System poignantly demonstrates that a child who connects to a dog, connects to the world.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Arts Council. Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Thursday September 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

My Antonia by Willa CatherSL

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. (re-scheduled from snow-out in February)LS LS

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How the 18th Century Meets the 19th in Jane Austen's Novels Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sensibility and Sense: How the 18th Century Meets the 19th in Jane Austen's Novels: A Lecture with Dr. Mark Schenker

The novels of Jane Austen (1775-1817) were published between 1811 and 1818—four during her lifetime and two posthumously. But all are set in the closing years of the 18th century and in the opening years of the 19th. In her fiction’s witty presentation and critique of the British landed gentry at the turn of the century, it may be seen as providing a bridge between the novel of sensibility, which Austen satirized as excessively sentimental, and the literary realism that was to form the hallmark of the 19th-century novel.

Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990. He is currently a senior associate dean of the College and dean of academic affairs. A former lecturer in the English Department at Yale, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a concentration in 19th-century and early 20th-century English literature.

For over 30 years, Dean Schenker has lectured on literature and film and has led book discussion series in more than 100 venues in Connecticut, including public libraries, museums, and cultural centers. For a decade he presented programming at public libraries in association with the annual summer productions by the Shakespeare on the Sound theater company located in Fairfield County, and since 2007 he has conducted Literature and Medicine Programs to health care providers at Connecticut hospitals. His affiliation with the Florence Griswold Museum (Old Lyme) has resulted in more than three dozen sessions there on literature, film and the visual arts.

This program is part of our All About Jane: 200 Years of Jane Austen series that will be taking place in September and October of 2017.  The program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.  For more programs in the series click here.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday September 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Flying Solo: Educational Event for Divorced, Single or Widowed Individuals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library & Ridgefield Brown Bag Network Present Flying Solo.

Continuing the popular series, a panel of professional women will address legal, financial, social, and family issues in Flying Solo, a free seminar for those who are single, divorcing or widowed.  Being on one’s own, whether by choice or by circumstance, can be extremely challenging. A panel of specialists will cover key issues to help women navigate the emotional, legal and financial aspects of being single.  These six professional women will share anecdotes and advice, and topics will range from financial and tax implications to feeling and looking good. 

Speakers TBA

Please register.

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

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985, 352 pages). In a future world where the birth
rate has declined, fertile women are rounded up, indoctrinated as "handmaids," and forced to bear children to
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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
Friday September 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Writers Conference Reading and Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Now celebrating its fifth consecutive year, the Ridgefield Writers Conference returns to a full lineup with a Friday evening reading and a networking reception followed by a full day on Saturday of workshops, panels, breakout sessions, and a keynote address by acclaimed author Carlos Eire. The conference takes place at the Ridgefield Library on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Ridgefield Writers Conferenc is hosted and co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and Words for Words, LLC.    

For early bird registration by July 1, the conference is $175. After July 1, the conference is $195.  An education discout rate of $150 may be available to students and faculty. Applicants should provide a one-page sample of their best work in the chosen genre. To apply to attend the conference contact Adele Annesi at 203-894-1908 or a.annesi@sbcglobal.net ro visit the conference webiste at ridgefieldwritersconference.blogspot.com. L  L

The conference kicks off Friday evening, Sept. 22, with readings and an author Q&A panel featuring renowned memoirist Peter Selgin, bestselling author Jamie Cat Callan and award-winning novelist Pete Nelson. The reading includes a wine and cheese networking reception and is free and open to conference attendees and to members of the general public.

Please register at the button below for the Friday evening reading and reception.

Location: Main Program Room

Conference Website    
       
Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Ridgefield Writers Conference Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Now celebrating its fifth consecutive year, the Ridgefield Writers Conference returns to a full lineup with a Friday evening reading and a networking reception followed by a full day on Saturday of workshops, panels, breakout sessions, and a keynote address by acclaimed author Carlos Eire. The conference takes place at the Ridgefield Library on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Ridgefield Writers Conferenc is hosted and co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and co-founded by Words for Words, LLC.
 
For early bird registration by July 1, the conference is $175. After July 1, the conference is $195.  An education discout rate of $150 may be available to students and faculty. Applicants should provide a one-page sample of their best work in the chosen genre. To apply to attend the conference contact Adele Annesi at 203-894-1908 or a.annesi@sbcglobal.net ro visit the conference webiste at ridgefieldwritersconference.blogspot.com. L

The Saturday workshops include working with renowned author Peter Selgin (advanced nonfiction and memoir), award-winning novelist Hollis Seamon (master class in fiction, young adult and middle grade), award-winning author Chris Belden (long and short fiction), bestselling author Jamie Cat Callan (creative nonfiction), James Chesbro (nonfiction and essay), and award-winning editor Adele Annesi (the art of revision).  The keynote speaker on Saturday is Carlos Eire, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana and winner of the National Book Award in Nonfiction in the U.S. 

New to this year’s conference are two Saturday afternoon breakout sessions: Young Writers in Residence, for young writers and those who support them, and What's Next in the Writing Life, with tips for emerging and established writers of all genres.

Also on Saturday, the conference features afternoon readings by attendees and a wine and cheese networking reception from 4:30 to 6 PM.

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

In The World of Jane Austen Patricia Carr will focus on the world in which Austen grew up, mainly rural England.  With the aid of beautiful slides, including many of paintings of the time. Carr will help us enter that world and learn a little more about what life was like for the country gentry.

Patricia Carr was born and studied in England. For the past thirteen years she has worked as a guide at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmingon, CT.  She is also a docent at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.  In addition to this illustrated talk, Ms. Carr will lead a tour of the Yale Center for British Art on Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m.  Spaces for the tour are limited to 15 so please register early on the registration link at that event listing.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Film Screening: Emma Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow will be screened at 1 PM and 7 PM today as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

This delightfully fun and lighthearted comedy is based on Jane Austen's classic novel. Dazzling Gweneth Paltrow shines as Emma- a mischievous young beauty who sets up her single friends. Funny thing is...she's not very good at it! So when Emma tries to find a man for Harriet, she makes a hilariously tangled mess of everyone's lives.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Film Screening: Emma Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow will be screened at 1 PM and 7 PM today as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

This delightfully fun and lighthearted comedy is based on Jane Austen's classic novel. Dazzling Gweneth Paltrow shines as Emma- a mischievous young beauty who sets up her single friends. Funny thing is...she's not very good at it! So when Emma tries to find a man for Harriet, she makes a hilariously tangled mess of everyone's lives.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 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)  

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1818; 220 pages). Clergyman’s daughter Catherine Morland loves the suspense and romance of the popular Gothic novels of the day and expects to find similar excitement when she is invited to visit some new friends at the forbidding Northanger Abbey, their family estate. Austen adds a satirical send-up of the Gothic sensibility to her usual keen observation of human frailties.L

An additional discussion will be held at 7:00 PM on the same day; both are part of All about Jane: A Celebration of 200 Years of Jane Austen, a two-month exploration of the life, world and works of the beloved novelist. All About Jane is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

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
Sunday October 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Jane Austen Inspired Tour of Yale Center for British Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As a follow up from her illustrated talk: The World of Jane Austen that took place on September 24, Patricia Carr will lead a tour of the Yale Center for British Art (1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT).  During this tour Patricia Carr will imagine that some of the portraits in the collection are characters in the novels of Jane Austen as she discusses the paintings.  This interactive tour is an interesting way to view the Center’s admirable collection of British art, the largest in the world outside the U.K.

This program is part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen.  Programs in the series are made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Space is limited to 15 on the tour.  Please register.  

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

Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, Sonia Purnell

This is a long over-due tribute to the extraordinary woman who was Winston Churchill’s closest confident, fiercest critic and shrewdest political advisor. This book captures the intimate dynamic of one of history’s most fateful marriages, By Winston Churchill’s own admission, victory in the Second World War would have been “impossible without her.” Until now, however, the only existing biography of Churchill’s wife, Clementine, was written by her daughter. Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine her due with a deeply researched account that tells her life story, revealing how she was instrumental in softening FDR’s initial dislike of her husband and paving the way for Britain’s close relationship with America. It also provides a surprising account of her relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt and their differing approaches to the war effort. 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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
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Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Slow Horses by Mick Herron (2010, 320 pages). River Cartwright and his fellow disgraced British intelligence agents at Slough House take up the case of a journalist suspected in the murder of a Muslim teenager as they work to redeem themselves after being relegated to finish out their careers on desk duty.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.

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Global Warming: What We Know and What We Don't with Dr. David Helfand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and The Discovery Center of Ridgefield present Global Warming: What We Know and What We Don't Know with David J. Helfand, Chair, Dept. of Astronomy, Columbia University
           
The Earth’s climate is changing. That’s both beyond dispute and nothing new. The important questions are What’s driving this change? How fast will change occur? What does the future hold? Few public debates are carried out with so much misinformation and irrational exuberance. So now for something completely different: a dispassionate analysis of what we actually know and what we don't yet know about climate change. My approach is to distinguish facts from fictions, and physics certainties from feedback uncertainties. Every planet's temperature is controlled by a simple balance between the energy it receives and the energy it radiates back into space, and we examine each of the factors affecting this balance in turn: astronomical phenomena, the reflectivity of the Earth, the composition of the atmosphere, and the state of the oceans. Past climates are reconstructed to test our understanding; models are developed to predict what lies ahead. The goal is to provide a basis for the construction of a rational public policy response to Earth's changing climate.

David J. Helfand, a faculty member at Columbia University for forty years, served half of that time as Chair of the Department of Astronomy, a roe in which he is again seerving. He is the author of 200 scientific publications and has mentored 22 PhD students, but most of his pedagogical efforts have been aimed at teaching science to non-science majors. He instituted the first change in Columbia's Core Curriculum in 50 years by introducing science to all first-year students. In 2005, he became involved with an effort to create Canada's first independent, non-profit, secular university, Quest University Canada. He served as a Visiting Tutor in the University's inaugural semester in the Fall of 2007 and then as President & Vice-Chancellor fro seven years. He recently completed a four-year term as President of the American Astronomical Society. His first book, A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age was published in 2016.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Film Screening: Sense and Sensibility Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sense and Sensibility (1995, PG, 135 minutes), starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslett and Hugh Grant will be screened at 1 PM and 7 PM today as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Emma Thompson stars in the captivating romance based on Jane Austen's classic novel of two sisters' search for love in strict Victorian society.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:15 PM Film Screening: Sense and Sensibility Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sense and Sensibility (1995, PG, 135 minutes), starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslett and Hugh Grant will be screened at 1 PM and 7 PM today as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Emma Thompson stars in the captivating romance based on Jane Austen's classic novel of two sisters' search for love in strict Victorian society.

Please register.

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

Emma by Jane Austen

This program is part of our All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series that will be taking place from September through November 2017. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.SL

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register. L H FR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lower Level
 
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Lower Level
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group - Sensibility by Jane Austen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811, 370 pages). Marianne Dashwood falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby and ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsivebehavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor is struggling to conceal her ownromantic disappointment. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

There will be an additional discussion this day at 10 AM. The morning and evening discussions are part of All About Jane: Celebrating of 200 Years of Jane Austen, a two-month exploration of the life, world, and works of the beloved novelist.  The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

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

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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    Location: Randolph Room
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Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

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

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

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

    Location: Lower Level
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

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

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

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

    Location: Lower Level
Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932; 270 pages). The classic dystopian tale of a world where human beings are controlled and conditioned through sex, drugs, technology and politics – a vision of the future that has eerie resonance in the current day.L

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How To Write A Novel: Victoria Redel in Conversation with Julia Strayer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Victoria Redel, author of five books of fiction and three books of poetry, will share the secrets of the many ways to write a novel. In conversation with Julia Strayer, Victoria will discuss her creative process, and the surprises she has encountered, plus, how to find the best point of view and structure, make characters feel real, manage many characters, reveal secrets, and keep writer’s block at bay.

Victoria’s newest novel, Before Everything, is due out June 27th, 2017. http://www.victoriaredel.com/

Victoria Redel is the author of three books of poetry and five books of fiction. Her new novel, Before Everything, will be out with Viking Penguin in June 2017 and is forthcoming in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Turkey and China. Her novel The Border of Truth (Counterpoint 2007,) weaves the situation of refugees and a daughter’s awakening to the history and secrets of her father’s survival and loss. It was a Barnes and Noble Great New Writers Discovery Selection. Loverboy (2001, Graywolf /2002, Harcourt), was awarded the 2001 S. Mariella Gable Novel Award and the 2002 Forward Silver Literary Fiction Prize and was chosen in 2001 as a Los Angeles Times Best Book. Loverboy was adapted for a feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. Swoon (2003, University of Chicago Press), was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award. Her work has been widely anthologized and translated. Redel’s fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals including Granta.com. Harvard Review, The Quarterly, The Literarian, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, O the Oprah magazine, Elle, Bomb, More and NOON.

Redel is on the graduate and undergraduate faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught in the Graduate Writing Programs of Columbia University and Vermont College. Redel was the McGee Professor at Davidson College. She has received fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment For The Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center. Victoria Redel was born in New York. She is a first generation American of Belgian, Rumanian, Egyptian and Russian and Polish descent. She attended Dartmouth College (BA) and Columbia University (MFA).

Julia Strayer’s writing appears, or is forthcoming, in Glimmer Train, SmokeLong Quarterly, Post Road Magazine, Mid-American Review, South Dakota Review, Fiction Southeast, and others. She placed first in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, was a finalist in the 2016 Indiana Review 1/2K Prize, and has been anthologized in The Best Small Fictions 2015. She earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and teaches creative writing at New York University.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common.  Copies of Before Everything will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Connecticut Ghost Hunter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron (1996, 289 pages).
The opening volume in a long-running series in which Jane Austen investigates murder and other skullduggery in early 19th century England.

Scheduled in conjunction with All about Jane, our multi-part exploration of the life and work of Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of her death. The All About Jane series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.L

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Film Screening and Discussion: Pride and Prejudice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book to Movie Film Screening and Discussion led by Mark Edwards.

Pride and Prejudice (2005, PG, 128 minutes), starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Talulah Riley will be screened as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

The story is based on Jane Austen's novel about five sisters - Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet - in Georgian England. Their lives are turned upside down when a wealthy young man (Mr. Bingley) and his best friend (Mr. Darcy) arrive in their neighborhood.

Please register.

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

Truman, David McCullough (Discuss Chapters 1 - 12)

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, is told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. 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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Race for Paris by Meg Clayton WadeSL

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
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Books Building Bridges: Pride and Prejudice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Adult readers are invited to join students from Ridgefield High School in this year's Books Building Bridges intergenerational book chats, facilitated by high school students. Adults and students are encouraged to attend either the session on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at the Ridgefield High School, Learning Commons or on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 :30 PM at the Ridgefield Library. Copies of the book are available for loan from the Library’s Circulation Desk.

This book discussion is part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. This program is a partnership between Ridgefield Public Schools and Ridgefield Library and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Offsite
       
Wednesday November 15, 2017 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. L

Please note that this session will be held one week earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday

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 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Books Building Bridges: Pride and Prejudice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Adult readers are invited to join students from Ridgefield High School in this year's Books Building Bridges intergenerational book chats, facilitated by high school students. Adults and students are encouraged to attend either the session on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at the Ridgefield High School, Learning Commons or on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 :30 PM at the Ridgefield Library. Copies of the book are available for loan from the Library’s Circulation Desk.

This book discussion is part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. This program is a partnership between Ridgefield Public Schools and Ridgefield Library and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Sunday November 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Ernest Troost Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ernest Troost is an Emmy-winning film and television composer as well as a recipient of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award for his songwriting. He also composed and produced two award-winning albums of songs for Judy Collins using the words of Emily Dickinson, Robert Browning, Gertrude Stein, and others. Los Angeles-based Troost’s scores for films include the cult classic Tremors and HBO’s award-winning Lesson Before Dying.

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (2016, 480 pages). Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik
tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold. Brimming with humor and a glittering cast of characters, this novel shows the count’s endeavors to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. L

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
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Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Truman, David McCullough (Discuss Chapter 13 to the end) 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, is told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. 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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
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-New Years

Sunday January 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk - Hold for Snow Date Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hold this for snow date for ARTalk with Mike Norris: A Virtual Stroll Through the Medieval Masterpieces of the Met's Cloisters. PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Thursday March 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Iconic Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrating Women's History Month - Exhbition of Iconic Women, gouache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton on view from March 1-29 with an artist's reception on Saturday, March 3 from 2-4 pm. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Iconic Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   
   

Opening reception for exhibition: Iconic Women - guoache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton.

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday March 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold for ARTalk Snow date Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hold for Snow Date for ARTalk Snow Date: Shaun O'Boyle - Photographer - Artic and Antarctic photographs PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
Friday March 30, 2018 Go To Top
relig_easter Closed for Good Friday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday April 1, 2018 Go To Top
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Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday May 27, 2018 Go To Top
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Monday May 28, 2018 Go To Top
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