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Saturday March 2, 2019 -  Thursday March 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Flowers as Symbols Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For this exhibition, artist Ellen Ross portrays flowers as symbols for many aspects of life. She is inspired to grow and tend them in her gardens. She photographs intimate garden spaces as well as public places to guide her own painting process. She sees flowers as symbols of life and growth. Structurally exquisite, with intricate design, she works with their vibrant colors and forms.

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday March 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 8:15 AM  -  12:30 PM AARP Tax-Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Tax-Aide Sessions will be held in the Ridgefield Library's Dayton Program Room beginning February 7th and continuing each Thursday morning from 8:15 AM to Noon by appointment ONLY.  Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288. 

All volunteers are IRS trained and certified every year.  There is never a fee or sales pitch for other services.  AARP membership is not required.  The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 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 Family Technology Center
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misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
anim_dino.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Puppet Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2-4 make sock puppets and try them out in our puppet theater! Project will involve simple sewing. This is a two part program. Register for March 19 and your child is also registered for March 26.  Registration required. A7 A8 A9

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

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

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

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

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 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 Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West (1930, 272 pages). Handsome and moody, 19-year-old Sebastian is heir to a vast country estate. He holds a deep sense of tradition while loathing the cold, extravagant society of which he is a part. At 16, his sister Viola is more independent: a beauty who scorns every part of her inheritance. A portrait of fashionable society at the height of the era, The Edwardians reveals all that was glamorous about the period and all that led to its downfall. It was Vita Sackville-West's most successful book and an instant bestseller.

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019 Go To Top
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Help! Downloading the Library's eBooks and eAudiobooks: Bring Your Own Device Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Tricks: Need help downloading the Library's eBooks or eAudiobooks to our phone or tablet?   Bring in your device and let of our staff help you get started.

Drop-in

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Italian Film and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us on the third Wednesday of the month to watch an Italian movie (with English subtitles).  A discussion after the film in Italian will follow for those looking to stay and practice their Italian (or even just to listen). All levels of Italian conversation welcome! Italian snacks will be provided; then get home in time for dinner.

Movie will start at 4:00 pm; discussion afterwards

January 16 - A Five Star Life

February 20 - Life is Beautiful

March 20 - I Am Love

April 17 (Note: No meeting due to half term school holiday)

May 8 - Il Postino (Note: Second Wednesday of the month due to Library book sale) 

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM 3D Game Design Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein   2034382282 ext11004   meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens in grades 6 and up can join instructor, Alex Gonzales, to learn how to code, design and develop your own 3D game using Unreal Engine. Work with other teens in this four session class. Registration for this class will sign you up for all four sessions: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, and 3/27.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
 
elect_robot.png 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Offsite
   
 
objects_sword.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM FATE Role Playing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jenna Dubin   203-438-2282 - 12002   jpdubin@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 4-7 are invited to learn about role playing games with the FATE role playing system.  Create a character and delve into a fantasy world. Pizza will be served.  Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
 
elect_robot.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 - 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 - 12 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 X;12004   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary
   

Join our weekly book club designed especially for adolescents (16 and up) and adults with intellectual and developmental challenges. This inclusive book club is open to anyone who enjoys a good book (including aides)! Non-readers, non-verbal, emerging readers, fluent/avid readers are all welcome and encouraged to participate at their comfort level. The club allows members to socialize while being exposed to a variety of resources the library has to offer. Books are provided. Registration for first session covers entire 8-week cycle.

 

 

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday March 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 8:15 AM  -  12:30 PM AARP Tax-Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Tax-Aide Sessions will be held in the Ridgefield Library's Dayton Program Room beginning February 7th and continuing each Thursday morning from 8:15 AM to Noon by appointment ONLY.  Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288. 

All volunteers are IRS trained and certified every year.  There is never a fee or sales pitch for other services.  AARP membership is not required.  The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
ent_note.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Felicia in this interactive music program designed for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver. No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Poetry Project: Turning An Obsession into a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a five-part workshop led by Pamela Hart.  Classes take place on Thursday evenings: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4 and 4/11 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

The project book speaks to the writer’s need to look widely and deeply into a concern or constraint; a form or question or collection – in short, into what obsesses us. The project book allows writers to be hooked by their compulsions. We’ll look at some recent project books as we explore and interrogate our own preoccupations using visual works of art and other generative techniques. We’ll consider the scope of our particular fixation and its construction into book. Bring an obsession/passion/idea/ question/word/ image and discover your project.

Pamela Hart is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program. She received a fellowship from the NEA in 2013 to complete a manuscript on the experience of military families after multiple deployments and years at war. Her book, Mothers Over Nangarhar, was published by Sarabande Books earlier this year. She is poetry editor and mentor at the Afghan Women's Writing Project. 

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

Please register.  Class size is limited so please only register if you are able to attend at least 4 sessions.  By registering for the first session on March 7 you will automatically be registered for all 5 classes.FR L

    Location: Dayton Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Pride and Prejudice Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Forsyth   203-438-2282   alforsyth@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens and adults are welcome to join us for a book discussion of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice led by the Library's Assistant Director Andy Forsyth. 

This program is co-sponsored by ACT of Connecticut. Check out their musical Austen's Pride playing at the ACT of Connecticut Theater from March 28 through April 14, 2019!  

Austen's Pride Description: Imagine being able to step into the mind of one of the world’s greatest authors as she completes her masterpiece... Austen’s Pride springs to life as Jane Austen transforms her rough draft into a beloved classic. As the characters from Pride and Prejudice come to life around her, Jane Austen learns to see both the story and herself in a new light. With a glorious and sweeping score, Austen’s Pride is a Connecticut premier, and we are thrilled that our audiences will be the first to see it! 

Please register below for the book discussion.  For more information about performances of Austen's Pride click here.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Friday March 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Instagram with Kate Fitzpatrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Instagram 101 with Kate Fitzpatrick - Instagram is a photo and video sharing app. Learn how to view comments, likes, and posts shared by friends.

Please register.

COMTEC

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
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ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Make a Card with the Cricut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

Make a unique card using the Cricut smart cutting machine.   Come explore your creative side using this magical tool for crafters.  Suitable for teens (13 years and older) and adults.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
   
 
misc_none.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
Saturday March 23, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, for four weeks, every other Saturday starting on February 2 and then four weeks, every other Saturday starting on March 23.

This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register for the first session to be registered for all eight sessions.

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to play games from the library's collection of board games for ages 4 & older. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM John Jay Homestead: Tour and Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Founder's Home: A Tour and Lecture at the John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street, Katonah, N.Y. will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 1 PM, presented by the Ridgefield Historical Society. Please register at ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org, call 203-438-5821, or email ridgefieldhistory@sbcgblobal.net for more information. All will meet on-site at the John Jay Homestead.

Just 20 mintues from Ridgefield, the John Jay Homestead is the place to which Founding Father John Jay retired in 1801 after decades of public service. He had served as President of the Second Continental Congress, principal negotiator for the Treaty of Paris, Secretary for Foreign Affairs under the articles of the Confederation, and the first Chief Justice of the United States.

The tour will focus on the years of his residency (many of the Jay family furnishings remain with the house) and the lecture will touch on Jay's relationships with Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson and Madison and his work as a diplomat, jurist, and prominent citizen of the Founding Era. H

There is a $20 fee for the tour and lecture and an $18 fee for members. 

This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, Ridgefield Historical Society, Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR, Books on the Common. Connecticut Project for the Constitution, and Ridgefield League of Women Voters, with special thanks to the Ridgefield Thrift Shop.

    Location: Offsite
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hard Drive Smash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy   ext 11009   
   

Spring cleaning for your tech!  $20 per item.  Bring in old hard drives, PCs, Macs, and laptops, and we will smash them for you! Computer parts will then be safely recycled. 

Brute force provided by the Library’s Teen Advisory Group, secure recycling provided by Newtech Recycling, with thanks to the Town of Ridgefield.  Proceeds support RidgeCon 2019

For details, call: 203-438-2282 x11017

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hard Drive Smash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy   ext 11009   
   

Spring cleaning for your tech!  $20 per item.  Bring in old hard drives, PCs, Macs, and laptops, and we will smash them for you! Computer parts will then be safely recycled. 

Brute force provided by the Library’s Teen Advisory Group, secure recycling provided by Newtech Recycling, with thanks to the Town of Ridgefield.  Proceeds support RidgeCon 2019

For details, call: 203-438-2282 x11017

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday March 24, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Break the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton     
   

Join Maker-in-Residence, Noah Steinman, as he explores the making and breaking of books. Re-make and re-imagine what books can be in this mixed-media workshop. Begin with a brief history of the altered book before diving into your own sculptural interventions in a variety of books. Books and materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any books you’d like to work with! Registration required. Please register all attendees to ensure there are enough materials for everyone participating.

The Maker-in-Residence initiative is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library’s ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.  

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Slam Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein     meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teen Slam Poetry Group with Barb Jennes

Love writing and performing poetry? Join the teen slam poetry team, aka the Shifting Static Poets. We meet each week to share fresh new work. All teens ages 13-19 are welcome. Retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes leads this inspired group of wordsmiths.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Deborah Sampson: A Revolution of Her Own Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center and the Ridgefield Library will jointly be offering a reenactment of Deborah Sampson, a Revolution of Her Own, in celebration of women’s history month on Sunday, March 24.  The program will take place at the Keeler Tavern Museum's Garden House.

Deborah Sampson was the first woman to fight in and be honorably discharged from the American military.  This reenactment captivates audiences in an immersive living history program, chronicling her life.  An indentured servant by age 5, Deborah grew up in a man’s world, were women were naught but second-class citizens.  As a self-educated, masterless woman, she felt a higher calling and in the final years of the American revolution, bound her chest, tied back her hair and enlisted in the 4th Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army as Robert Shurtlieff.

This reenactment and others are performed by History at Play which was established in 2010.  Its mission is to present reenactments of women who helped to forge our history, to educate and entertain students young and old, from all over the world.  Judith Kalaora, the founding member and artistic director of the organization, discovered living history through her work as a historical interpreter in Boston, MA.  Judith is a professional educator, writer and living historian.The living history performances breath life into the stories of influential and often forgotten women.

Admission is free.  The performance will be followed by a reception.

Please register at Keelertavernmuseum.orgH PVA

    Location: Keeler Tavern Museum
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Monday March 25, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone (2018, 416 pages) The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes—and thousands more—to the American plate.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
lib_writing.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3-5 learn to write cursive or practice what they already know!  Children need to be motivated to learn after school and willing to commit to 6 weeks of instruction.  All lower case letters will be covered along with the child's initials. Be able to write a letter to a friend or relative upon completion of the class! A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Flash Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein   203 4382282 et 11004   meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Lightning Lit: Flash Fiction for the Curious & Creative
 
Come experiment with the fast-growing genre of flash fiction! You’ll learn how to craft characters, conflict, setting, dialogue, mood, and plot…all in a lightning-fast story of 1,000 words or less!
Students in grades 7-12 are welcome!
Workshop leader Barb Jennes is a poet, writer, museum educator, and retired Ridgefield English teacher.
Attendance of all five workshop sessions is strongly encouraged but not required. Registration for the first session will automatically register you for all five meetings.
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday March 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Garden Club Conservation Meeting and Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A C-Change Primer

Please join the Ridgefield Garden Club for our annual Conservation meeting on March 26th at 10:00.  We will be hosting "C-Change Conversations"--an organization that uses visual data to facilitate conversations on climate change.  Since their beginning in Princeton in 2016, C-Change has held over 300 presentations in dozens of states that have focused on the interplay between science, economics and policy as it relates to climate change.  The science of the presentation is informed by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications.  This is an opportunity to be part of an informed discussion on the future risks of change to our planet.

This program is co-sponsored with Ridgefield Garden Club and the Library and the public is invited to attend.

Please register.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 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 Family Technology Center
   
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hold Everything! in Recycled Felted Wool Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Bring your basic hand sewing skills and create a hold-all for anything from your sewing needles, eyeglasses, cell phone or all of the above. Simply designed projects can be completed in one session or complete a project started in the March 12th session.

If you have a favorite handbag design that you want to duplicate, bring it for a resource.

Registration required.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
anim_dino.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Puppet Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2-4 make sock puppets and try them out in our puppet theater! Project will involve simple sewing. This is a two part program. Register for March 19 and your child is also registered for March 26.  Registration required. A7 A8 A9

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

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

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

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

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Wednesday March 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937; app. 231 pages). An enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom, TEWWG is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. Perhaps the most widely read novel in the canon of African American literature.

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.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Tech Savvy - Not Tech Sorry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Does technology and social media overwhelm you? Does being a grandparent of a generation of children so comfortable with new technology make you feel frustrated and left out? Technology is challenging, and many folks don’t know where to begin. Dawn DeCosta owner Tech Savvy will discuss the landscape of social media today, and the various ways for you to embrace technology and keep up with our ever hanging and amazing tech world in a safe and balanced way.

This programs is part of the Library'sTech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected series, that is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Please register

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
   
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! Readers in grades 4th-6th can pump up their visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club. This month we're discussing All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson. Copies are available for checkout from the children's desk.  Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM 3D Game Design Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein   2034382282 ext11004   meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens in grades 6 and up can join instructor, Alex Gonzales, to learn how to code, design and develop your own 3D game using Unreal Engine. Work with other teens in this four session class. Registration for this class will sign you up for all four sessions: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, and 3/27.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 X;12004   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary
   

Join our weekly book club designed especially for adolescents (16 and up) and adults with intellectual and developmental challenges. This inclusive book club is open to anyone who enjoys a good book (including aides)! Non-readers, non-verbal, emerging readers, fluent/avid readers are all welcome and encouraged to participate at their comfort level. The club allows members to socialize while being exposed to a variety of resources the library has to offer. Books are provided. Registration for first session covers entire 8-week cycle.

 

 

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Maker Group - Hands on with Arduinos and the SparkFun Thing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

Come join our Adult Maker Group and tinker with us.  This month we'll be spending hands-on time with Arduinos and the SparkFun Thing and exploring the many uses and capabilities of these microprocessors and microcontrollers.  This group is for those 18 years of age and older.   New makers always welcome!

Please register.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
nat_rainbow.png 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Rainbow Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Jean Lareau   2034382282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join families of all types as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ themes of acceptance, love, individuality, difference, family, and belonging. This active storytime led by Ms. Kristina and Mr. Shay welcomes all families to sing, dance, play, socialize, and craft in an inclusive and celebratory space. 

Recommended for families with children ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome. No registration.

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday March 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 8:15 AM  -  12:30 PM AARP Tax-Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Tax-Aide Sessions will be held in the Ridgefield Library's Dayton Program Room beginning February 7th and continuing each Thursday morning from 8:15 AM to Noon by appointment ONLY.  Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288. 

All volunteers are IRS trained and certified every year.  There is never a fee or sales pitch for other services.  AARP membership is not required.  The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
ent_note.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Felicia in this interactive music program designed for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver. No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday March 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
anim_elephant.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Jungle Book Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In preparation for The Ridgefield Playhouse's production of The Jungle Book on April 6, we will engage with stories, songs and rhymes about jungles and the Jungle Book for children. Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.

For more information about the Jungle Book production at the Ridgefield Playhouse, visit the website here

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

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

A question and answer period will follow.

State Representatives John Frey and Ken Gucker and State Senator Will Haskell will give an update and answer your questions.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM Met Opera in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

DIE WALKÜRE (WAGNER) MET OPERA IN HD

SAT. MAR 30, 2019 12:00PM

https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/events/category/event-series/classical/list/

 

Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive member prices for this show.
AAA members receive a 20% discount!
FREE tickets for students 18 & under!  Must show ID at the box office.

    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 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 Family Technology Center
       
 
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Make a Bookmark with the Cricut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

Make a unique bookmark using the Cricut smart cutting machine.   Come explore your creative side using this magical tool for crafters.  Suitable for teens (13 years and older) and adults.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
Sunday March 31, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Slam Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein     meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teen Slam Poetry Group with Barb Jennes

Love writing and performing poetry? Join the teen slam poetry team, aka the Shifting Static Poets. We meet each week to share fresh new work. All teens ages 13-19 are welcome. Retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes leads this inspired group of wordsmiths.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday April 1, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

Children in grades 3-5 learn to write cursive or practice what they already know!  Children need to be motivated to learn after school and willing to commit to 6 weeks of instruction.  All lower case letters will be covered along with the child's initials. Be able to write a letter to a friend or relative upon completion of the class! A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Flash Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein   203 4382282 et 11004   meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Lightning Lit: Flash Fiction for the Curious & Creative
 
Come experiment with the fast-growing genre of flash fiction! You’ll learn how to craft characters, conflict, setting, dialogue, mood, and plot…all in a lightning-fast story of 1,000 words or less!
Students in grades 7-12 are welcome!
Workshop leader Barb Jennes is a poet, writer, museum educator, and retired Ridgefield English teacher.
Attendance of all five workshop sessions is strongly encouraged but not required. Registration for the first session will automatically register you for all five meetings.
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
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misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

For High School parents click here. This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Tuesday April 2, 2019 -  Sunday May 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Mary Jane Magoon: Watercolor Paintings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mary Jane Magoon's water color paintings will be on view from April 2 through May 5. "My passion for color shows in the watercolors that I do. Living in rural Connecticut provides me with endless inspirational subjects. I am especially fascinated by the changing reflections of light and shadows on everyday objects. Reflected glass and windows are some of my favorite subjects to paint. The transparency of watercolor makes these reflections extraordinary and luscious."-- Mary Jane Magoon

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday April 2, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

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

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

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

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

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

Elon Musk - Tesla, Space X, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Ashlee Vance  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 3, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
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rec_lego_logo.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homeschool Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Homeschoolers in kindergarten through 5th grade and their caregivers can join us for books, legos, and open crafting time! Registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

 



 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
symbols_logo.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten through 5th can exercise their creativity in our lego free build!  What will you create? No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 X;12004   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary
   

Join our weekly book club designed especially for adolescents (16 and up) and adults with intellectual and developmental challenges. This inclusive book club is open to anyone who enjoys a good book (including aides)! Non-readers, non-verbal, emerging readers, fluent/avid readers are all welcome and encouraged to participate at their comfort level. The club allows members to socialize while being exposed to a variety of resources the library has to offer. Books are provided. Registration for first session covers entire 8-week cycle.

 

 

    Location: Randolph Board Room
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misc_none.png 8:15 AM  -  12:30 PM AARP Tax-Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Tax-Aide Sessions will be held in the Ridgefield Library's Dayton Program Room beginning February 7th and continuing each Thursday morning from 8:15 AM to Noon by appointment ONLY.  Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288. 

All volunteers are IRS trained and certified every year.  There is never a fee or sales pitch for other services.  AARP membership is not required.  The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds.

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

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

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

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (2017, 307 pages). A powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice in the small towns of contemporary East Texas. Winner of the 2018 Edgar Award for first novel.

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
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_dance.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Move and Play with Pilobolus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten, first and second meet for creative movment with Pilobolus Dance Theater. Wear comfortable clothing and come to exjoy expressing yourself! Register once for all sessions on April 4, 11 & 25. Registration required. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Main Program Room
   
 
holiday_witch.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Potterheads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Readers in 4th through 7th grade can join us as we read, craft and trivia-battle our way through the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling. This month we're discussing the first third of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (up to chapter 10) and making a very magical craft.  Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Poetry Project: Turning An Obsession into a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a five-part workshop led by Pamela Hart.  Classes take place on Thursday evenings: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4 and 4/11 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

The project book speaks to the writer’s need to look widely and deeply into a concern or constraint; a form or question or collection – in short, into what obsesses us. The project book allows writers to be hooked by their compulsions. We’ll look at some recent project books as we explore and interrogate our own preoccupations using visual works of art and other generative techniques. We’ll consider the scope of our particular fixation and its construction into book. Bring an obsession/passion/idea/ question/word/ image and discover your project.

Pamela Hart is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program. She received a fellowship from the NEA in 2013 to complete a manuscript on the experience of military families after multiple deployments and years at war. Her book, Mothers Over Nangarhar, was published by Sarabande Books earlier this year. She is poetry editor and mentor at the Afghan Women's Writing Project. 

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

Please register.  Class size is limited so please only register if you are able to attend at least 4 sessions.  By registering for the first session on March 7 you will automatically be registered for all 5 classes.FR L

    Location: Dayton Program Room
   
Friday April 5, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_circ_acrobat.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Dance and Create with Pilobolus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades third, fourth and fifth join dancers from Pilobolus Dance Theater and explore creative movement!  Wear comfortable clothing.  Register once for all sessionson April 5, 12 & 26. Registration begins March 1. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
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misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Sip & Create with Noah Steinman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Library's 2019 Maker-in-Residence, Noah Steinman, for a fun night of creativity.

Looking for a fun night out? Join us for a fun and feel-good mixed media workshop, complete with wine, artmaking, and great company! Choose from a variety of materials, let your imaginations run wild, and create whatever you’d like. Materials provided, however you are free to bring any additional materials you’d like to use!

The Maker-in-Residence initiative is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library’s ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities. 

Attenedees must be over 21 years of age.  There is a $10 materials fee that will be collected at the door (cash or check only please).

Please register.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Saturday April 6, 2019 Go To Top
rec_scrabble.png 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Scrabble Championship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The New England School Scrabble Championship will consist of five 50 minue School SCRABBLE games (played in teams of two) using official NASPA School SCRABBLE Rules.  Players must be in 3rd-12th grade.  Partners will be found for players whod do not have a temmate or they may play solo.  Championship, intermediate and novice divisions will be offered.  Prizes for all ages, plus special prizes of high game and high play and a benefit raffle.  Entry form at the Children's Services des.  Registration fee: $10. per person. Registration begins at 89:30.  Play begins at 10:00 AM.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, for four weeks, every other Saturday starting on February 2 and then four weeks, every other Saturday starting on March 23.

This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register for the first session to be registered for all eight sessions.

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

Using an array of instruments, Marcia Louis will engage families with children ages 5 and younger in original compositions and old favorites.  SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
 
anim_dog.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to ROAR Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Caffe' Italiano Italian Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Cafe' Italiano - Drop in on an Italian conversational group looking to practice the language while meeting new people.  All levels welcome, with the goal to speak Italian the whole time.  You are welcome to bring a closed cup of coffee/tea to sip while conversing in Italian.  There is no commitment to come every month; come when you can.  

When:  First Saturday of the month at 12:00 noon

Location: Randolph Board room 

Please register

    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's reception for Color in All Seasons: Mary Jane Magoon Watercolor Paintings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mary Jane’s signature style is apparent in all of her watercolors. She uses saturated colors and pays special attention to light reflection, which brilliantly adds dimension and intensity to her paintings. One of her most favorite pieces is a still-life of sliced watermelons and it’s titled, Sweet and Juicy. "I like bright colors. Most of my paintings are done in bright colors. I just like it. I like the colors and the composition. I think this painting makes you happy and makes you want to bite into a fresh piece in the middle of a hot summer day.” 

Mary Jane has other creative talents as well. She studied interior design at the University of Minnesota and received an associate degree in interior design at Post University. She also does interior design for her own clients. Plus, she’s a Color & Design Consultant at Rings End Lumber at the New Milford and Danbury locations and visits the store’s clients at their homes. Several of her paintings have been purchased by her residential and corporate clients in Connecticut, New York, and Michigan. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Monday April 8, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

Children in grades 3-5 learn to write cursive or practice what they already know!  Children need to be motivated to learn after school and willing to commit to 6 weeks of instruction.  All lower case letters will be covered along with the child's initials. Be able to write a letter to a friend or relative upon completion of the class! A8 A9 A10

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

For High School parents click here. This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Tuesday April 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 8:15 AM  -  12:30 PM AARP Tax-Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Tax-Aide Sessions will be held in the Ridgefield Library's Dayton Program Room beginning February 7th and continuing each Thursday morning from 8:15 AM to Noon by appointment ONLY.  Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288. 

All volunteers are IRS trained and certified every year.  There is never a fee or sales pitch for other services.  AARP membership is not required.  The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Programming in Scratch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Jean Lareau   2034382282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join other 2nd-5th graders as you learn how to program using Scratch! This is a four-week coding series with a cumulative workshop led by Leonard Reid from Happy Code Club. Registration is required and is for all four sessions. Please do not register if you are unable to attend all sessions. 

This program is made possible by the Lewis Grant. A10 A9 A8 A7

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday April 10, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Robertson   203-438-6165   
    Location: Study Room 105
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Readers in grades 2nd and 3rd can read the book, then join our small friendly group for fun discussion and a craft!  This month we're discussing Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West. Copies are available at the children's desk. Registration required.  A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Frank Discussion of Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Healthy Diet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the "Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life" series, join us as these experts discuss important mind/body issues of health and diet: Rena Bruckman, MS, RD-N; Debbie Chrabolowski, LPS; Arianna Pina, in recovery; and Marcie Schneider, MD. Topics to be covered include: understanding eating disorders and body dysmorphia, fostering a healthy relationship with food in your home, identifying a concern and seeking treatment, and paving the road to recovery. There is hope!

This program is made possible by the Girl Scout Gold Award project of Abby Morris.

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

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Thursday April 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 8:15 AM  -  12:30 PM AARP Tax-Aide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Tax-Aide Sessions will be held in the Ridgefield Library's Dayton Program Room beginning February 7th and continuing each Thursday morning from 8:15 AM to Noon by appointment ONLY.  Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288. 

All volunteers are IRS trained and certified every year.  There is never a fee or sales pitch for other services.  AARP membership is not required.  The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds.

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

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
       
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 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
   

Founders Hall Book Discussion & a Musical: Pride and Prejudice and Austen’s Pride

Join us for a book discussion of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice on Thursday, April 11 at 3 p.m., and then, those who would like to, can purchase tickets (at a discounted rate) for ACT of Connecticut’s show Austen’s Pride, taking place the following Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. The book discussion will be led by the Ridgefield Library’s Assistant Director, Andy Forsyth.

Play description:  Imagine being able to step into the mind of one of the world’s greatest authors as she completes her masterpiece... Austen’s Pride springs to life as Jane Austen transforms her rough draft into a beloved classic. As the characters from Pride and Prejudice come to life around her, Jane Austen learns to see both the story and herself in a new light. With a glorious and sweeping score, Austen’s Pride is a Connecticut premier, and we are thrilled that our audiences will be the first to see it! 

Open to members of Founders Hall only.  There will be another disussion of Pride and Prejudice that is open to teens and adults on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 PM.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
 
rec_dance.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Move and Play with Pilobolus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten, first and second meet for creative movment with Pilobolus Dance Theater. Wear comfortable clothing and come to enjoy expressing yourself! Register once for all sessions on April 4, 11 & 25. Registration required. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Poetry Project: Turning An Obsession into a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a five-part workshop led by Pamela Hart.  Classes take place on Thursday evenings: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4 and 4/11 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

The project book speaks to the writer’s need to look widely and deeply into a concern or constraint; a form or question or collection – in short, into what obsesses us. The project book allows writers to be hooked by their compulsions. We’ll look at some recent project books as we explore and interrogate our own preoccupations using visual works of art and other generative techniques. We’ll consider the scope of our particular fixation and its construction into book. Bring an obsession/passion/idea/ question/word/ image and discover your project.

Pamela Hart is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program. She received a fellowship from the NEA in 2013 to complete a manuscript on the experience of military families after multiple deployments and years at war. Her book, Mothers Over Nangarhar, was published by Sarabande Books earlier this year. She is poetry editor and mentor at the Afghan Women's Writing Project. 

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

Please register.  Class size is limited so please only register if you are able to attend at least 4 sessions.  By registering for the first session on March 7 you will automatically be registered for all 5 classes.FR L

    Location: Dayton Program Room
   
Friday April 12, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tag Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein     meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
ent_circ_acrobat.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Dance and Create with Pilobolus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades third, fourth and fifth join dancers from Pilobolus Dance Theater and explore creative movement!  Wear comfortable clothing.  Register once for all sessionson April 5, 12 & 26. Registration begins March 1. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Saturday April 13, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday April 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM Bolshoi Ballet in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

THE GOLDEN AGE: BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD

SUN. APR 14, 2019 2:00PM

https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/the-golden-age-bolshoi-ballet-in-hd/

Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive member prices for this show.
AAA members receive a 20% discount!
FREE tickets for students 18 & under!  Must show ID at the box office.

    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
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Monday April 15, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

Horizon Wings is an organization that rescues amazing birds of prey to use to educate people about their habits and habitats.  Live raptors will be present including a bald eagle.  This program is appropriate for familes with children ages 5 and older.  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday April 16, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Light-up Haiku Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Grades 3rd through 5th. Celebrate National Poetry Month with Light-Up Haiku! We'll read and write haiku, then illustrate them with collages and LED lights to take home. Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Programming in Scratch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Jean Lareau   2034382282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join other 2nd-5th graders as you learn how to program using Scratch! This is a four-week coding series with a cumulative workshop led by Leonard Reid from Happy Code Club. Registration is required and is for all four sessions. Please do not register if you are unable to attend all sessions. 

This program is made possible by the Lewis Grant. A10 A9 A8 A7

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Update on Tick-Borne Illnesses with Dr. Bizilj Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Dr. Bizilj will present fundamentals of Lyme disease and related co-infections. He will review common, and not so common, symptoms. He will provide an update on the complexities of testing, and will address the obstacles that must be overcome to achieve favorable outcomes. Lastly, he'll discuss preventative measures to avoid contracting tick-borne illnesses. Dr. Bizilj enjoys interactive question and answer sessions following his presentations.

Dr. Charles Bizilj has practiced emergency medicine for over 30 years.  During that time he has developed a keen interest and expertise in the management of tick borne illness. He now has a fully resourced and dedicated Lyme clinic in Ashford, CT.  Dr. Bizilj is a member of ILADS, and participates in numerous Lyme and Lyme related educational forums.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library, Fairfield Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club and Lyme Connection. It is part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 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 Last Ballad by Wiley Cash (2017, 384 pages). Set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in1929 and inspired by actual events, this novel chronicles an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and rights in a textile mill. The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice.

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

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

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: iPhone Photos and Camera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

iPhones take great pictures! In this class you will learn the features of the camera application and learn to take a great photo and video. We will also explore the Photo app and learn to organize, share and edit all the beautiful photos you will be taking.  The class is led by Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy.

This programs is part of the Library'sTech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected series, that is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Please register

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Programming Roundtable Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Fairfield  Co. Childlren's Roundtable will be meeting to discuss children's programs.

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

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! Readers in grades 4th-6th can enhance their visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club. This month we're discussiong Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm. Copies are available for checkout from the children's desk.  Registration required. A9 A10

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

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



 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
elect_robot.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 - 12 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday April 18, 2019 Go To Top
anim_turtle.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Forest Community Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the White Memorial Nature Center staff on an exploration of the nature around us.  The program will feature a few wild animals native to Ridgefield and activities that represent the co-existence of the animals in our backyards.  For families with children ages 4 - 8.  This program is not appropriate for children younger than 4.  No registration. SP A4 A5 A6 A7 A8
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    Location: Main Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM National Theater of London in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

JULIE: NATIONAL THEATRE OF LONDON IN HD

THU. APR 18, 2019 7:30PM

https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/julie-national-theatre-of-london-in-hd/

Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive member prices for this show.
AAA members receive a 20% discount!
FREE tickets for students 18 & under!  Must show ID at the box office.

    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Friday April 19, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_easter_egg.png Closed for Good Friday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday April 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, for four weeks, every other Saturday starting on February 2 and then four weeks, every other Saturday starting on March 23.

This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register for the first session to be registered for all eight sessions.

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

In preparation for The Ridgefield Playhouse's production of Stuart Little on April 27, we will engage with stories, songs and rhymes about mice for children. Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome. Caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.

For more information about the Stuart Little production at the Ridgefield Playhouse, visit the website here.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Sunday April 21, 2019 Go To Top
anim_rabbit.png Closed for Easter Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday April 22, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman (2011, 253 pages) A richly detailed investigation of the lives and culinary habits—shopping, cooking, and eating—of five families of various ethnicities living at the turn of the twentieth century in one tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
nat_earth.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Earth Keepers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Conservationists in Grades K-2 sign up for the 2 session workshop where we will explore ways to protect our natural resources through fun activities.  Registration required. A7 A8 A9

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 23, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

For High School parents click here. This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Programming in Scratch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Jean Lareau   2034382282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join other 2nd-5th graders as you learn how to program using Scratch! This is a four-week coding series with a cumulative workshop led by Leonard Reid from Happy Code Club. Registration is required and is for all four sessions. Please do not register if you are unable to attend all sessions. 

This program is made possible by the Lewis Grant. A10 A9 A8 A7

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Art of Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Meeting the Retirement Challenge with the Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce - a Three-week series.  Programs take place on Tuesday, April 23, 30 and May 7

Approximately 10,000 people retire every day…over 3.6 million each year; inevitably, you’ll be one of them. What steps have you taken to ensure your retirement – or, what is becoming more common, your gradual withdrawal from the work force – will be comfortable, with minimal anxiety about these crucial questions: Will I have enough income? Could I outlive my assets? What financial challenges might lie ahead for which I need to be prepared?

Retirement is the largest lifestyle change that you will go through and can easily last thirty years. Decisions you make will affect you, your spouse and your family in profound ways. Fortunately, you are never too old or too young to start formulating a strategy and laying the groundwork for successful “golden years.”    

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a multi-night series that will educate and inform on the key elements to a successful retirement.  Professionals from many fields will conduct informative presentations; topics include retirement income, Social Security, travel in retirement, estate planning, reverse mortgages, financial planning, housing options, and assisting aging parents.

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday April 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Death Comes For the Archbishop by Willa Cather (1927; app. 297 pages). In 1851, Father Latour is named vicar of New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the 40 years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows – gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict priests, and his own loneliness.

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

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

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

Did you just get the newest iPhone? Have one for a while and are still overwhelmed by all it can do? Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy brings her Apple experience to you in this hands on class. Learn the basics about the iPhone, obtain a better understanding of iCloud and the amazing Apps that make the iPhone so much fun!

This programs is part of the Library'sTech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected series, that is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Please register

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
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people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Make an Accordion Book! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Third through fifth grade students (8-10 year olds) are invited to join in on a book arts project. Learn how to make an accordion book with book artists who are exhibiting in Freed Formats: the book reconsidered. Materials will be provided. This class should be lots of fun - with a finished product to take back home! Space is limited. Please register.PVA

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Passion Projects: Creative Self Care For Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Thrown Stone Theatre Company Presents: Passion Projects: Creative Self Care For Parents In partnership with Ridgefield Library and the Project Resilience Parenting the Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series. This program is part of a series of community events Thrown Stone will present around the theme, Close To Home, building toward their third season, which features the Connecticut Premiere of Cry it Out by Molly Smith Metzler and the East Coast Premiere of Birds of North America by Anna Moench.

“Passion Projects,” a community discussion for parents of school-aged children, explores how creative pursuits can give parents more life satisfaction, and actually help boost parenting skills. While many parents know that self-care is essential for the health and well-being of their children, not everyone prioritizes it for themselves. Passion projects — those that may have been forgotten on the road to raising a family — are an essential part of a well-lived life.

The panel discussion will feature four Ridgefield residents - all parents - whose passion projects have enhanced their well-being and success as parents. Megan Searfoss, founder of Run Like a Mother and mother of 3; Tim Washer, comedy writer and single dad; Bonnie Johnson Pope, marathoner and mom of four; and Barb Jennes, retired Ridgefield High School teacher, poet, and mother; will speak about how following their passions has benefited their lives and served to model this form of self-care for their children. The panel will be moderated by Gina Pulice, Thrown Stone Artistic Associate, clinical social worker, and mother of 3.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday April 25, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_dance.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Move and Play with Pilobolus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten, first and second meet for creative movment with Pilobolus Dance Theater. Wear comfortable clothing and come to enjoy expressing yourself! Register once for all sessions on April 4, 11 & 25. Registration required. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Celebration: An Intergenerational Performance and Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library is celebrating national poetry month this April. The Library will present, Poetry Celebration: An Intergenerational Performance and Reading. Members of the Teen Slam Poetry group, Shifting Static Poets, led by retired English teacher Barb Jennes, will be joined by adult participants in Pam Hart’s recent poetry workshop and members from the Poetry by Heart class, led by Andrew Levine, for an intergenerational evening celebration of the written and spoken word. These poetry lovers will read and perform from their own work and from work by other poets. 

Please register.L

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday April 26, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
ent_circ_acrobat.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Dance and Create with Pilobolus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades third, fourth and fifth join dancers from Pilobolus Dance Theater and explore creative movement!  Wear comfortable clothing.  Register once for all sessionson April 5, 12 & 26. Registration begins March 1. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Saturday April 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM The 1777 Danbury Raid and the Battle of Ridgefield Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a lecture by Ed Hynes, CFA about the 1777 Danbury Raid and the Battle of Ridgefield. 

Edward Hynes, CFA is a native of Wilton, CT.  He and his wife have traveled extensively to various battlefields around the country and overseas.  Ed has developed a standalone lecture and an in-depth tour of the Revolution’s Danbury Raid.  In addition to his interest in history, Ed works as a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor in Westport, Connecticut.  Contact Ed at (203) 341-4954 or edward.hynes@ml.com.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Historical Society.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to play games from the library's collection of board games for ages 4 & older. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday April 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Award-Winning Landscape Architecture with Principal, Robert Golde Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Robert Golde, Principal, Towers | Golde will discuss his 30-year-plus career as a licensed landscape architect during which he amassed an unusually varied and international portfolio from park planning in Shenzen, China to corporate headquarters in suburban New York, and from roof-top healing gardens at urban medical centers to master planning and implementation projects on academic campuses. Award-winning Towers | Golde excels at preserving and enhancing the innate qualities of a site through a design that “grounds” a building project with extraordinary sensitivity to scale, character, and intended use. Golde will talk about specific projects from conceptual design through actual implementation.

Robert Golde’s work as a landscape architect is noted for its elegant simplicity, functional practicality, bold clarity and contextual sensitivity. Golde’s intense commitment to a collaborative design process and his ability to lead others to see the intrinsic character and value of specific sites is evidenced in every project. Golde believes that a thorough understanding of an institution’s history, culture and traditions is essential in planning for its physical future. The outstanding quality of Mr. Golde’s work and its significant impact on the public is perennially acknowledged by peer professional organizations in their annual design awards. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday April 29, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

Conservationists in Grades K-2 sign up for the 2 session workshop where we will explore ways to protect our natural resources through fun activities.  Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday April 30, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

For High School parents click here. This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Programming in Scratch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Jean Lareau   2034382282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join other 2nd-5th graders as you learn how to program using Scratch! This is a four-week coding series with a cumulative workshop led by Leonard Reid from Happy Code Club. Registration is required and is for all four sessions. Please do not register if you are unable to attend all sessions. 

This program is made possible by the Lewis Grant. A10 A9 A8 A7

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Meeting the Retirement Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Meeting the Retirement Challenge with the Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce - a Three-week series.  Programs take place on Tuesday, April 23, 30 and May 7

Approximately 10,000 people retire every day…over 3.6 million each year; inevitably, you’ll be one of them. What steps have you taken to ensure your retirement – or, what is becoming more common, your gradual withdrawal from the work force – will be comfortable, with minimal anxiety about these crucial questions: Will I have enough income? Could I outlive my assets? What financial challenges might lie ahead for which I need to be prepared?

Retirement is the largest lifestyle change that you will go through and can easily last thirty years. Decisions you make will affect you, your spouse and your family in profound ways. Fortunately, you are never too old or too young to start formulating a strategy and laying the groundwork for successful “golden years.”    

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a multi-night series that will educate and inform on the key elements to a successful retirement.  Professionals from many fields will conduct informative presentations; topics include retirement income, Social Security, travel in retirement, estate planning, reverse mortgages, financial planning, housing options, and assisting aging parents.

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday May 1, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
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people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
rec_lego_logo.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Homeschool LEGO Freebuild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Homeschoolers in kindergarten through 5th grade and their caregivers can join us for books, legos, and open crafting time! Registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
symbols_logo.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten through 5th can exercise their creativity in our lego free build!  What will you create? No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday May 2, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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

Cover Her Face by P.D. James (1962, 254 pages).  The first book to feature intense, cerebral, poetry-writing Adam Dalgleish, who will rise through the ranks of Scotland Yard in James’s long-running and popular series. 

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
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

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

Readers in 4th through 7th grade can join us as we read, craft and trivia-battle our way through the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling. This month we're discussing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire up to chapter 20 (The First Task) and making a very magical craft. Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM What the Heck is iCloud? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac, you have either embraced - or been mystified by - Apple’s “iCloud,” as well as its relationship to your “Apple ID.” Join us as tech tutor Michael Jay leads an interactive workshop on this powerful feature, which generates the greatest number of his Apple-related questions, yet which also enables some of the most valuable aspects of the Apple system.

Whether you’re new to Apple products, or are already comfortable with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, this program, dedicated solely to iCloud and Apple ID’s, will help you gain more from your device.  We’ll address:

What is “cloud computing”?

What is the relationship between iCloud and an Apple ID?

If your Apple ID is your email address, why isn’t the password for that email account also your Apple ID password?

How can you use iCloud to sync your PHOTOS between your devices?

What else can you use iCloud for?

Let a technology tutor and former Apple Store specialist show you the core features you should know about iCloud and your Apple ID. If you have an iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac laptop, bring your device to this lecture.

Instructor Michael Jay is a technology consultant and educator who has worked with Apple devices and other tech products professionally for over 30 years. He worked previously as an editor and project manager in Hollywood and New York. He has taught related technology at NYU graduate school and Stevens Institute of Technology, and has lectured at over a dozen public institutions. Michael is the owner of TECHsperienced, which provides personal tech tutoring.

Please register.

Comtec

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

NOTE: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Friday May 3, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Saturday May 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, for four weeks, every other Saturday starting on February 2 and then four weeks, every other Saturday starting on March 23.

This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register for the first session to be registered for all eight sessions.

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    Location: Offsite
       
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Caffe' Italiano Italian Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Cafe' Italiano - Drop in on an Italian conversational group looking to practice the language while meeting new people.  All levels welcome, with the goal to speak Italian the whole time.  You are welcome to bring a closed cup of coffee/tea to sip while conversing in Italian.  There is no commitment to come every month; come when you can.  

When:  First Saturday of the month at 12:00 noon

Location: Tusk & Cup, Branchville (Library is closed on May 4 due to our Gala)

Please register

    Location: Offsite
       
Sunday May 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with the Jacob Jolliff Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country's premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists.

Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jacob Jolliff founded beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow, while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. The band logged three records, hundreds of shows, and thousands of miles of worldwide touring. In 2012, Jolliff had the distinctive honor of being named the National Mandolin Championship winner. A fixture of the national bluegrass community, he has collaborated and shared the stage with Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, and David Grisman to name a few. When Joy Kills Sorrow disbanded in 2014, Jolliff got the call to join progressive bluegrass giant Yonder Mountain String Band.

The Jacob Jolliff Band features some of the most virtuosic and innovative young pickers in the country. Jolliff continues to tour extensively with Yonder Mountain String Band year round, assembling his namesake band when his relentless touring schedules permit, for rare, not to to be missed performances.  Check out this video performance of - "Lost" https://youtu.be/_KbO9latWEU.

Ridgefield Folk is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday May 6, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

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

Children in grades 2-4 join a fun group, that loves to read and perform, in our production of Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry AllardChildren are able to improvise with a written script and have fun acting out this clever classic story. The class will run for 4 weeks with the presentation on June 3.  All children are expected to attend all 4 sessions.  Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday May 7, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

E HF

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
anim_dino.png 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Dinosaur Digs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Everwonder Museum will lead this exploratory program about dinosaur fossils for children in grades kindergarten, first and second.  Child will to take a close look at dinosaur fossils and learn where they came from.  Young paleontologists dig and make their very own fossil to take home.  Registration required.  A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_scrabble.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Meeting the Retirement Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Meeting the Retirement Challenge with the Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce - a Three-week series.  Programs take place on Tuesday, April 23, 30 and May 7

Approximately 10,000 people retire every day…over 3.6 million each year; inevitably, you’ll be one of them. What steps have you taken to ensure your retirement – or, what is becoming more common, your gradual withdrawal from the work force – will be comfortable, with minimal anxiety about these crucial questions: Will I have enough income? Could I outlive my assets? What financial challenges might lie ahead for which I need to be prepared?

Retirement is the largest lifestyle change that you will go through and can easily last thirty years. Decisions you make will affect you, your spouse and your family in profound ways. Fortunately, you are never too old or too young to start formulating a strategy and laying the groundwork for successful “golden years.”    

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a multi-night series that will educate and inform on the key elements to a successful retirement.  Professionals from many fields will conduct informative presentations; topics include retirement income, Social Security, travel in retirement, estate planning, reverse mortgages, financial planning, housing options, and assisting aging parents.

Please register for each session.

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

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday May 8, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Robertson   203-438-6165   
    Location: Study Room 105
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Podcasts with iPhone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This class will explore the Podcast application. Podcasts are similar to radio shows of days gone by covering a wide range of topics. The class is led by Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy.

This programs is part of the Library'sTech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected series, that is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

(Note: This class was rescheduled from February 27)

Please register

Comtec

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
   
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

E HF

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Italian Film and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us on the third Wednesday of the month to watch an Italian movie (with English subtitles).  A discussion after the film in Italian will follow for those looking to stay and practice their Italian (or even just to listen). All levels of Italian conversation welcome! Italian snacks will be provided; then get home in time for dinner.

Movie will start at 4:00 pm; discussion afterwards

January 16 - A Five Star Life

February 20 - Life is Beautiful

March 20 - I Am Love

April 17 (Note: No meeting due to half term school holiday)

May 8 - Il Postino (Note: Second Wednesday of the month due to Library book sale) 

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
lib_comic_book.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Page Masters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Readers in grades 2nd and 3rd can read the book, then join our friendly group for fun discussion and a craft!  This month we're discussing The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems. Copies are available at the children's desk. Registration required.  A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Formula for Resume and Interview Success with Stephen Surace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Confidence: The Formula for Resume and Interview Success with Stephen Surace

Whether you are currently looking for a job or not, Stephen Surace’s techniques will help you obtain your next job or promotion. Attendees will learn how to identify their worth to a company, document their value, and respond to any interview situation through an easy-to-follow, thought-provoking, and entertaining talk.

Stephen A. Surace is a consultant, entrepreneur, and public speaker. After a rapid rise up the corporate ladder at a relatively young age, Stephen decided to help others in their pursuits of success. He studied Computer Engineering at the University of Connecticut, and currently resides in Connecticut with his wife and dog.

Copies of Stephen's book Confidence will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday May 9, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
       
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 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
   

Titles TBA

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

    Location: Founders Hall
Friday May 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books 
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

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


 

    Location: Lower Level
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misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

E HF

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tag Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein     meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   s
   

Ages 8 and younger. Stuffed animals are invited to sleepover at the library! Come with your favorite stuffed friend to storytime on Friday, tuck them in, and pick them up at story time the next morning. Some backup stuffed animals will be available to sleepover, in case you have trouble saying goodbye. No registration.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday May 11, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books October 5-7
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

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


 

    Location: Lower Level
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ages 8 and younger. Stuffed animals are invited to sleepover at the library! Come with your favorite stuffed friend to story time on Friday, tuck them in, and pick them up at storytime the next morning. Some backup stuffed animals will be available to sleepover, in case you have trouble saying goodbye. No registration.


Note: even if you didn't make the program on Friday, you're welcome to come to this storytime!

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Civility at Home: A Community Conversation with Will Haskell and Harry Arora Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Thrown Stone Theatre Company, in partnership with TownVibe and the Ridgefield Library, present Civility at Home, a community discussion for all ages, to explore the idea of civility in private discourse through the viewpoint of two public figures from different sides of the aisle.  This program is part of a series of community events Thrown Stone will present around the theme, Close To Home, building toward their third season, which features the Connecticut Premiere of Cry it Out by Molly Smith Metzler and the East Coast Premiere of Birds of North America by Anna Moench.

Most of us have family members who disagree with our political ideas. How do we nurture our personal relationships while navigating a culture that increasingly seeks to divide us? What strategies can help us find common ground? What is the proper way to respectfully disagree with a loved one? Why is that one uncle such a nuisance at Thanksgiving? This candid discussion will confront these questions and more in an effort to make everyone’s family get-togethers more enjoyable.

Facilitated by TownVibe publisher Geoffrey Morris, the panel discussion will feature State Senator Will Haskell and Harry Arora, a recent candidate for Connecticut’s 4th Congressional district. Both are known for their exemplary civility in the public sphere.

Will Haskell is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 26. He was raised in Westport, Connecticut. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2018. Haskell's political experience includes work for the Democratic National Committee's voter protection team. He also interned with Hillary for America and the offices of Rep. Jim Himes and Sen. Chris Murphy.

Harry Arora ran on the Republican ticket for Connecticut’s 4th congressional district in 2018. He came to the United States 25 years ago from India as a graduate school student. He has an undergraduate degree in Engineering, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard University. Harry and his wife have lived in Fairfield County for the last 17 years where they are raising their three children.

The program is also part of American Creed: Community Conversations, a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. 

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
lib_dog_reading.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to ROAR Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM Met Opera in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES (POULENC): MET OPERA IN HD

SAT. MAY 11, 2019 12:00PM

https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/dialogues-des-carmelites/

Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive member prices for this show.
AAA members receive a 20% discount!
FREE tickets for students 18 & under!  Must show ID at the box office.

    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday May 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books October 5-7
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

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


 

    Location: Lower Level
Monday May 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books October 5-7
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

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


 

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 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
 
z_cust_mckids.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reader's Theater Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2-4 join a fun group, that loves to read and perform, in our production of Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry AllardChildren are able to improvise with a written script and have fun acting out this clever classic story. The class will run for 4 weeks with the presentation on June 3.  All children are expected to attend all 4 sessions.  Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday May 14, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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nat_rocks.png 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Science of Magnets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Educators from the Everwonder museum will lead this exploratory program about magets for children in grades kindergarten, first and second. Children will explore a variety of objects and learn what is magnetic and what is not.  They will use magnets and make magnet art to take home.  Registration required.  A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_scrabble.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 15, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
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misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
lib_book.png 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Bubble Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! Readers in grades 4th-6th can pump up their visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club. This month we're discussing Brave by Svetlana Chmakova. Copies are available for checkout from the children's desk.  Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
elect_robot.png 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 4-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   s
   

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

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
elect_robot.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Megan Klein   203-438-2282 - 12002   meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 - 12 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday May 16, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos (24 - 35 months) to have some special one-on-one time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  Registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
       
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
food_chef_hat.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Healthy Cooking for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Grades 3rd-5th. Learn how to cook healthy snacks like handmade tortillas, guacamole, and more with The Pink Rhubarb Cooking School! Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

NOTE: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Friday May 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale October 12-15

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

    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday May 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale October 12-15

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

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Secret Life of Pets Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a showing of  "The Secret Life of Pets." Rated PG. Run time: 1 hour 27 minutes. 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday May 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale October 12-15

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

    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Re-Write the Book Workshop with Noah Steinman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Noah Steinman, the Library's 2019 Maker-in-Residence for a workshop, we will investigate the world of Concrete and Black-Out Poetry. Looking at the ways in which text and language have been used in fine art, we will create a number of our own concrete and blackout poems that are equal parts visual art and part creative writing. Materials provided. This program is suitable for teens (13 and up) and adults.

The Maker-in-Residence initiative is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library’s ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.

Please register.

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
       
Monday May 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale October 12-15

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

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
The Gourmands' Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy by Justin Spring (2017, 448 pages) A biography of six writers on food and wine—A. J. Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard—whose lives and careers intersected in mid-twentieth-century France, and who transformed the way Americans talk and think about food as well as the way we eat.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
z_cust_mckids.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Reader's Theater Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2-4 join a fun group, that loves to read and perform, in our production of Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry AllardChildren are able to improvise with a written script and have fun acting out this clever classic story. The class will run for 4 weeks with the presentation on June 3.  All children are expected to attend all 4 sessions.  Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday May 21, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Musicians from Bach to Rock will rock your socks in this fun interactive music program for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Registration required for each class on May 21 & 28.  A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
nat_microscope.png 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Magnify This! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Grades 3rd-5th. Learn how to use a Brock microscope with the Everwonder Children’s Museum, and take a closer look at your fingerprints, animal skins, and more! Registration required.

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
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rec_scrabble.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 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 Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (2017, 576 pages). Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, this is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Villette by Charlotte Brontë (1853; app. 658 pages). After an unspecified family disaster, a self-reliant young girl travels from her native England to the fictional French-speaking city of Villette to teach at a girls' school, where she is drawn into adventure and romance – as well as gothic-style encounters with a nun who may be the ghost of a woman put to death for breaking her vow of chastity.

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
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Reading is a Family Affair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3-5 with an adult meet to have a discussion of a favorite Nutmeg Nominee book.  Together we share a pizza dinner and break up into smaller groups to discuss the book which will be determined.  A $5. deposit holds your spot and will be returned the evening of the book discussion.  Free book will be available courtesy of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.  Register online, in person or by phone beginning April 1.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday May 23, 2019 Go To Top
ent_drum_bass.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM We Grow Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We Grow Yoga presents a Sticky Jams music and movement celebration for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.  Registration is now required for this program.  Only persons registered will be allowed to attend. Register separately for individual dates on May 23, 30 & June 30.A2 A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bookwork Panel with Noah Steinman and Other Book Artists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come for a lively conversation featuring contemporary book artists and authors as part of the Library's 2019 Maker-in-Residence series of hands-on workshops and talks with Noah Steinman.

The Maker-in-Residence initiative is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library’s ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday May 24, 2019 -  Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Emergence - exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Emergence - an exhibition of Charles Gulbrandsen's luminous abstract field paintings. Gulbrandsen's new series of paintings explore the nature of light and luminosity - eliminating the traditional distinction between light and shadow. He describes his paintings as "a place where space and light are not separate...where luminous vessels define and complete the other within their own shimmering atmosphere."

    Location: The Gallery
Friday May 24, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday May 25, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to play games from the library's collection of board games for ages 4 & older. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none.png 12:55 PM  -  12:55 PM Bolshoi Ballet in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

CARMEN SUITE / PETRUSHKA: BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD

SAT. MAY 25, 2019 12:55PM

https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/carmen-suite/

 

Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive member prices for this show.
AAA members receive a 20% discount!
FREE tickets for students 18 & under!  Must show ID at the box office.

    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Tuesday May 28, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Musicians from Bach to Rock will rock your socks in this fun interactive music program for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Registration required for each class on May 21 & 28.  A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_scrabble.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 29, 2019 Go To Top
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday May 30, 2019 Go To Top
ent_drum_bass.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM We Grow Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We Grow Yoga presents a Sticky Jams music and movement celebration for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.  Registration is now required for this program.  Only persons registered will be allowed to attend. Register separately for individual dates on May 23, 30 & June 30.A2 A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brain Under Attack: An Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a child or teen with mental health, neurological, or behavioral issues, such as Lyme Disease, PANS/PANDAS, Autism, sensory processing, OCD, ADHD, ODD, anxiety or depression?

Then come and join the authors and Epidemic Answers board members, Maria Rickert-Hong, Roseann Capanna-Hodge, and Jennifer Giustra-Kozek of the bestselling book,  “Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS/PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis". Learn about how root causes can impact the brain and body and produce a variety of mental and physical issues.

There will be an opportunity for Q & A. Books will be for sale and 100% of the proceeds go to the nonprofit, Epidemic Answers. This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Lyme Connection. This program is also part of the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday May 31, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday June 1, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Caffe' Italiano Italian Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Cafe' Italiano - Drop in on an Italian conversational group looking to practice the language while meeting new people.  All levels welcome, with the goal to speak Italian the whole time.  You are welcome to bring a closed cup of coffee/tea to sip while conversing in Italian.  There is no commitment to come every month; come when you can.  

When:  First Saturday of the month at 12:00 noon

Location: Randolph Board room 

Please register

    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
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misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's Reception for Emergence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist's reception for Emergence - an exhibition of Charles Gulbrandsen's luminous abstract field paintings. In this new series of paintings, Gulbransen explores the nature of light and luminosity - eliminating the traditional distinction between light and shadow.

He describes his paintings as "a place where space and light are not separate...where luminous vessels define and complete the other within their own shimmering atmosphere." He describes his paintings as images of radiant uncertainty and says they are more like questions than statements - asking the viewer: What is this place? Where are we now?

Although Gulbrandsen is focusing more on his abstract paintings now than on his prior work in art conservation, he once had the amazing opportunity to participate in the restoration of Grand Central's celestial mural painting in 1996. His grandfather, Charles G. Gulbrandsen, led the efforts to paint this famous ceiling in 1945.

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday June 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:00 PM Opera in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - THE OPERA

SUN. JUN 02, 2019 4:00PM

https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/bonfire-of-the-vanities-the-opera/

 

Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive member prices for this show.
AAA members receive a 20% discount!
FREE tickets for students 18 & under!  Must show ID at the box office.

    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Watercolor Sketchbook Outdoor Workshop with Noah Steinman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Spring has sprung in this outdoor watercolor workshop! Emulating the guerilla watercolor painting style of J. M. W. Turner, we will spend some time outdoors capturing the beauty of Ridgefield in Springtime.  Materials provided, please bring any additional materials you would like to use. This program is suitable for teens (13 and up) and adults.

The Maker-in-Residence initiative is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library’s ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.

Please register.

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 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, an Emmy-winning film and television composer as well as a recipient of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award for his songwriting, will perform at the Ridgefield Library on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.

Troost has 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 spring 2019 Ridgefield Folk live music series.  Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

The concert is free thanks to the Friends of the Library.  Doors open at 1:30 PM.

Please register.  

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday June 3, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

Children in grades 2-4 join a fun group, that loves to read and perform, in our production of Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry AllardChildren are able to improvise with a written script and have fun acting out this clever classic story. The class will run for 4 weeks with the presentation on June 3.  All children are expected to attend all 4 sessions.  Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday June 4, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

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

Pequot Plantation: The Story of an Early Colonial Settlement by Richard Radune  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 5, 2019 Go To Top
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
symbols_logo.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten through 5th can exercise their creativity in our lego free build!  What will you create? No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Thursday June 6, 2019 Go To Top
ent_drum_bass.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM We Grow Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We Grow Yoga presents a Sticky Jams music and movement celebration for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.  Registration is now required for this program.  Only persons registered will be allowed to attend. Register separately for individual dates on May 23, 30 & June 30.A2 A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino (2016, 554 pages).  An epic whodunit featuring an intricate plot that spans two decades, with unflappable and indefatigable Osaka homicide detective Sasagaki on the unsolved (and unsolvable?) case.   

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
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The Last Pirate of New York with Rich Cohen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Long fascinated by gangster legends, Rich Cohen tells the story of this notorious underworld figure, from his humble origins to the wild, globe-crossing, bacchanalian crime spree that forged his ruthlessness and his reputation, to his ultimate incarnation as a demon who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off 14th Street.

Rich Cohen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tough JewsThe Avengers, Monsters, and (with Jerry Weintraub) When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead. He is a co-creator of the HBO series Vinyl and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine, among others. Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding coverage of music. His stories have been included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing. He lives in Connecticut.

“With its wise and erudite storytelling, Rich Cohen’s The Last Pirate of New York takes the reader on an exciting nonfiction narrative journey that transforms a grisly nineteenth-century murder into a shrewd portent of modern life. Totally unique, totally compelling, I enjoyed every page.”—Howard Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Gangland and American Lightning

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

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 7, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday June 8, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday June 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:00 PM National Theater of London in HD at Ridgefield Playhouse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA: NATIONAL THEATRE IN HD

SUN. JUN 09, 2019 12:00PM

https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/antony-cleopatra-national-theatre-in-hd/

 

Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive member prices for this show.
AAA members receive a 20% discount!
FREE tickets for students 18 & under!  Must show ID at the box office.

    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday June 10, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday June 11, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Robertson   203-438-6165   
    Location: Study Room 105
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday June 13, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 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
   

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: Author Talk with Michele Filgate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Author Talk with Michele Filgate as she discusses her recently released book of essays What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: 15 Writers Break the Silence. Michele Filgate will be in conversation with fellow Ridgefielder Emily Pambianchi of Social Graces Communication. 

“These are the hardest stories in the world to tell, but they are told with absolute grace. You will devour these beautifully written—and very important— tales of honesty, pain, and resilience.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and City of Girls

Michele Filgate’s work has appeared in Longreads; The Washington Post; the Los Angeles TimesThe Boston GlobeThe Paris Review DailyTin HouseGulf CoastO, The Oprah MagazineBuzzFeed;Refinery29; and many other publications. Currently, she is an MFA student at NYU, where she is the recipient of the Stein Fellowship. She’s a contributing editor at Literary Hub and teaches at the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Catapult. What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About is her first book.

This program is co-sponsored by Books on the Common.  Copies of of What My Mother and I Don't Talk About will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 14, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tag Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein     meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday June 15, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Monday June 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 18, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 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
   

Circe by Madeline Miller (2018, 353 pages). "A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," that "manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from The Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). Whether you are a fan of mythology or not, this captivating tale will wrap you in its spell.

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 19, 2019 Go To Top
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday June 20, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Friday June 21, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday June 22, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday June 24, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky (2018, 400 pages) Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.

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

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

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday June 25, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Adam Bede by George Eliot (1859; app. 592 pages). George Eliot's first full-length novel, Adam Bede follows the virtuous carpenter of the same name, whose world is disrupted when the all-too-beautiful Hetty betrays him for another villager. Her actions precipitate a turmoil of tragic events that shake their serene rural community.

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
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday June 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Friday June 28, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday June 29, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Connecticut 169 Club: Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Historical Society will host a Power Point presentation and book signing by author and historian Marty Podskoch, who will discuss his new book, The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.  His new travel book Connecticut 169 Club, encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state. 

Marty Podskoch was a teacher in the Catskills and came to Conn. in 2005. He decided to write a book on the Connecticut CCC camps. He traveled to over 100 towns in Conn. where he gave talks on the CCC and people shared their stories and photos. His Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC was published in 2016. 

Podskoch created a book to be a guide and a passport. He got someone from each town to write a short description highlighting their town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit. Podskoch did this because local residents knew more about their town than he. The book has a space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to get the book stamped or signed by a resident or business.  Travelers will get to know the locals and perhaps learn about a good place to eat or an interesting local attraction. In this way they get to know a lot about Connecticut and its residents.

There is no membership fee, just a desire to experience all of Connecticut. Adults and children of all ages can be members. What a great adventure for families, grandparents, and their grandchildren, or go by oneself. Most members will travel by car while others might use a bike, motorcycle, or maybe a canoe!

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to play games from the library's collection of board games for ages 4 & older. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Summer Reading Film Series: Hidden Figures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This film tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (2016) 2 hours and 7 minutes. PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.  This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:10 PM Summer Reading Film Series: Hidden Figures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This film tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (2016) 2 hours and 7 minutes. PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

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

Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River by David Owen  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 3, 2019 -  Tuesday July 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Shel Secunda: Photographs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Shel Secunda: Photographs on view from July 3 through July 30 with an artist's reception on Saturday, July 6 from 2-4 pm. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
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Wednesday July 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 4, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday July 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reception for Shel Secunda: Photographs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist's reception for Shel Secunda: Photographs PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Monday July 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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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.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Personal Encounters: Writing Personal Essays Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a story you'd like to tell? Don't know where to start? Personal stories are often the hardest to contemplate. What will people say? Can I do the experience justice? This sort of questioning can trap and distract a writer from the details that can be addressed and recorded. Creative non-fiction is after-all a practice. Like anything else there are tricks of the trade and community in the writer's room. Join us for "Personal Encounters" a workshop in the personal essay. 

Classes take place over four weeks, starting on Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, August 1.  By registering for the first class you are automatically registered for all four sessions.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading Program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Looking Back 50 Years: the Exceptional Events of 1969 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Looking Back 50 Years

 

Looking Back 50 Years: the Exceptional Events of 1969 with Journalist, TV pundit, radio commentator and podcaster Evan Weiner.

Milestone events of 1969 include the landing of the first man on the moon, the introduction of the artificial heart, the Stonewall Riots marking the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, the Miracle Mets World Series victory, and the last public performance by the Beatles, as well as the introduction to the world of such classics as Sesame Street, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet.

Evan Weiner, recognized globally as an expert in the politics of the sports business, produces a daily podcast on that topic in addition to being a regular on television and radio in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including appearances on BBC Radio, MSNBC and ABC television, and The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. Weiner has also written eight books and speaks in a variety of venues, including cruise ships, colleges, and libraries. More information about the speaker can be found at http://evanjweiner.wixsite.com/journalism-blog

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday July 13, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday July 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Reading Film Series: First Man film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. (2018) 2 hours and 21 minutes. PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer Reading Film Series: First Man Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. (2018) 2 hours and 21 minutes. PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 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
   

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday July 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Personal Encounters: Writing Personal Essays Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a story you'd like to tell? Don't know where to start? Personal stories are often the hardest to contemplate. What will people say? Can I do the experience justice? This sort of questioning can trap and distract a writer from the details that can be addressed and recorded. Creative non-fiction is after-all a practice. Like anything else there are tricks of the trade and community in the writer's room. Join us for "Personal Encounters" a workshop in the personal essay. 

Classes take place over four weeks, starting on Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, August 1.  By registering for the first class you are automatically registered for all four sessions.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading Program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Monday July 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday July 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday July 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Personal Encounters: Writing Personal Essays Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a story you'd like to tell? Don't know where to start? Personal stories are often the hardest to contemplate. What will people say? Can I do the experience justice? This sort of questioning can trap and distract a writer from the details that can be addressed and recorded. Creative non-fiction is after-all a practice. Like anything else there are tricks of the trade and community in the writer's room. Join us for "Personal Encounters" a workshop in the personal essay. 

Classes take place over four weeks, starting on Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, August 1.  By registering for the first class you are automatically registered for all four sessions.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading Program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In his presentation Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Craig Harris incorporates rare recordings, archival video, insightful storytelling, group singing, and  guided music-making. The August 1969 Woodstock Exposition of Music and Art continues to reverberate cultural ripples and this program will not only stir memories but provide new perspective.

Craig Harris has taught, written about, photographed, and played music for more than four decades. A master percussionist, educator, author, photographer, and the host of a popular weekly Friday night radio show in Washington, DC. His latest book Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music was published in 2018. He’s also the author of The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (2014) and Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (2016), as well as countless music-oriented reviews, articles and photos for newspapers, magazines and websites. His passion for music, however, goes beyond the printed word. A skilled percussionist/drummer, he's performed in concert with Woodstock veterans Melanie and Rick Danko (The Band). In addition to working with an Americana group (Two Days Jeans), he’s been a member of the Gaea Star Band (with whom he co-hosts a syndicated weekly radio show) since 2014. After teaching music for more than a quarter of a century, Harris (who possesses a master's degree in education) launched his Drum Away the Blues program in 2009.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday July 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Summer Reading Film Series: Apollo 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.(1995) 2 hours and 20 minutes PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer Reading Film Series: Apollo 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.(1995) 2 hours and 20 minutes PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday August 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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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.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Personal Encounters: Writing Personal Essays Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a story you'd like to tell? Don't know where to start? Personal stories are often the hardest to contemplate. What will people say? Can I do the experience justice? This sort of questioning can trap and distract a writer from the details that can be addressed and recorded. Creative non-fiction is after-all a practice. Like anything else there are tricks of the trade and community in the writer's room. Join us for "Personal Encounters" a workshop in the personal essay. 

Classes take place over four weeks, starting on Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, August 1.  By registering for the first class you are automatically registered for all four sessions.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading Program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Saturday August 3, 2019 -  Sunday September 29, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Audubon and Friends: Birds of America from the collection of Joel Third. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday August 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World by Richard O. Prum  

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