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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Study Rm 232
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Preserving Plum Island for Future Generations with Chris Cryder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Getting Started with the Library's Digital Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Topics: Need help getting started with one of our digital resources including OverDrive (eBooks and audiobooks), Zinio (digital magazines), Hoopla (eBooks, audiobooks, streaming music and video) or lynda.com.  Drop in between 12:30 and 2 PM to get assistance including how to use these resources on your phone or tablet.

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org    
    Location: Offsite
        There is 1 space available.
 
nat_stars 5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Planetarium Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/    
    Location: Offsite
   
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Study Rm 232
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Let's Talk Teen Mental Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Let's Talk About Teen Mental Health: A Solution-Oriented Discussion for Parents

Join like minded parents to learn more about teen mental health, including anxiety, depression, and suicide risk.
Local mental health experts will offer practical steps and guidance for parents and care givers, so that they can better help and support their teens. Panelists will offer general information about their area of focus, and answer the attendee’s written questions. (Questions will be written to protect the confidentiality of teens.)

• Anita Chu MD, psychiatrist, Medical Director, Insight Counseling, Ridgefield
• Liz Jorgensen, psychotherapist, owner, Insight Counseling
• Denise Qualey, Kids in Crisis, Crisis intervention
• Carol Mahlstedt, local psychotherapist, Project Resilience
• Roseann Capanna-Hodge, Ed.D., LPC, BCN, LLC; Educational Psychologist, LPC, local practice

This program is sponsored by Project Resilience, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Against Substance Abuse and the Ridgefield Youth Commission.

Please register.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM CANCELLED - 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS.  Stay tuned for announcement of future sessions.

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Reading Is a Family Affair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Rm
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Janet Benton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Books are available for sale and signing thanks to Books on the Common.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday May 26, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Study Rm 232
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Poems of Marianne Moore

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday May 30, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register. E HF

More information about Dr. Farrell    
    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_bookpurple 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 13 Reasons Why Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

By now you have all probably watched or at least heard about the new NETFLIX series 13 Reasons Why, but did you know it started out as a book by author Jay Asher? Join teen librarian, Erica Gauquier and licensed psychologist Carol Mahlstedt M.S.W., Psy.D in a special discussion surrounding the book. This is a registered program for teens12-18 year old. Copies of the book will be provided to the first ten registrants.  

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
elect_computer1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Useless Machine for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Useless Machine is a gizmo that turns itself off when it is turned on. We will build these machines from scratch and be entertained for hours! This program is for teens 6th- 12th grade. No registration required. 

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

.  The 2018 Nutmeg Nominees are in and we’re reading our first title! Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen – “A great read for fantasy lovers who have worn out their copies of Harry Potter.” – School Library Journal starred review. Readers going into grades 4-6 are invited to register and come pick up a copy of the book to discuss over snacks!  A9 A10

 

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Friday June 2, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Lynn Lewis is back to perform her popular concert for ages 5 and under. Come to enjoy old favorites and meet a special friend! This program is sponsored by the Ridgefield Woman's Club.  No registration required. A2 A3 A4 A5

http://lynnlewisandfriends.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reception for New Visions - Shutterbugs Photography Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reception for Shutterbugs New Visions photography show. The Ridgefield Shutterbugs group photography show will take place in the Library's Lower Level Gallery from late May through the end of June. The Shutterbugs are a group of photographers who critique each other's work, offer tips and techniques and take site-specific field trips. They meet on the second Saturday of the month in the Library foyer of the main entrance to the Library at 9:00 AM. Members use iPhones, point and shoot, digital photography and film. The Shutterbugs is a low key group whose love of photography in the only requirement. All levels are welcome.

 

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

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

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

Friends of the Library monthly board meeting

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the Americn Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Believe It Or Not: How To Spot Fake News Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

You're drinking your morning coffee and scrolling through your facebook feed... but wait... all of a sudden you see an article that causes alarm! You click the link and proceed to read, all the while becoming more anxious and concerned. But then you stop to think for a minute... could this really be true? Where did this information come from? Has it even been verified by a reliable source?

Dr. Robert Miller, Director of Technology and Operations Development at Ridgefield Public Schools, will discuss why fake news is so prevalent, what can be done about it, and how to protect ourselves and our children from becoming victims of false information. Dorothy Pawlowski, Head of Adult Services at the Ridgefield Library, will also give an overview of the Library’s many databases and other resources that can be of help when trying to find reliable sources of online and print materials.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM Skillsbox - Intention Setting with Pamela Miles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In this interactive presentation attendees will have the opportunity to create the condition for transformation in their life and work by learning a few simple ways to cultivate attention to your inner wisdom and strength. Through identifying an intention, you empower yourself to infuse your goals with greater energy and potential for success. We will talk about how to make sustainable changes in daily experience by honing the skill of listening, reflecting, and being present in the moment. 

Takeaways

Identify at least one intention that will make an impact on your life

Understand the power of your mindset

Learn a simple way to anchor yourself 

Practice the power of intention and visualization

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

Please register.  Bagels, tea and coffee will be served.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
ent_note 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Rock N Roll Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Bach to Rock will present a fun filled musical experience called Rock N Roll for children ages birth to 3 yrs. accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required. SP A1 A2 A3

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

Some Luck by Jane Smiley SL

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

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

Kids in grades 2 and 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads the same book then comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  This month's title is Upside Down Magic by Sara Mlynowski which is a 2018 Nutmeg Nominee book.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk.  Snacks will be served.  Registration required beginning May 1.  A7  A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
Friday June 9, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Reduce Stress and Worry with Stephen Cluney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The world is evolving at an ever-increasing speed, people’s attention spans have diminished, the future is less and less predictable, and higher levels of stress seem to be the new norm. These dynamics can lead to confusion, bad decisions, stress, distance in relationships, and even physical illness. During this two hour and thirty-minute interactive session, Stephen Cluney will point to a series of principles that will lift the mystery behind human experience and “How the Mind Works.” These principles are the processes working behind the scenes of our moment-by-moment experiences. In short, they are responsible for the way you experience life.

This talk will help you:
 • Greatly reduce stress and have more peace of mind

• Be more effective and clear minded whether you are: in business, parenting or preparing for college

• Maintain your presence and your connection with others no matter what circumstance you are engaged in

• Access your innate intelligence and experience the power of intuition more often The beauty of this work is that you will not need to “do” anything new when you leave. While the practice of meditating, running, yoga, mindfulness, etc., are excellent and can be continued, they are not necessary for you to have the type of clarity, joy and insights you desire much more frequently.

Stephen’s process is non-confrontational and you will not need to share your personal experiences if you so choose, and you will still get tremendous value for your time.

Stephen Cluney is widely recognized as a coaching industry leader and innovator and has spent the last 28 years consulting/coaching CEOs and executives in the Beauty, Fashion, Luxury, and Entertainment industries. As a part of his work, Stephen focuses on teaching executives The Principles Behind Human Performance. When these principles are learned, executives accelerate both individual and business performance. Stephen was instrumental in the development of the coaching profession over the last several decades. In 1991, he assisted in launching Coach University. In 1995, Stephen helped launch the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and taught as an adjunct professor of NYU’s Coaching Certificate program. Stephen is a Certified Master Coach and lives in Ridgefield CT with his wife and three kids.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-In Storytime Celebrating Maurice Sendak's Birthday! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Families with children ages 3 to 8 are invited for a special celebration of Maurice Sendak's Birthday. Join us for books, food and crafts. Stories will be from 10:30 - 10:45.  Drop in anytime between 10:45 - 12:00 for crafts and snacks.  No Registration. A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Rock City Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Bach to Rock will present a musical adventure called "Rock City" for children ages 2 - 4yrs. accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required.

https://ridgefield.b2rmusic.com    
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
ent_microphone1 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Guest Bartender Night at Gallo Ristorante Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniak   203-438-2282 x11029   lmbubniak@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an evening of karaoke and music trivia, with our host Rob Ellis! 

You, your family and friends can take a turn at the microphone, individually or as a team; or  just vote for your favorite singers …all while supporting the Ridgefield Library.
If you’re shy at the mic, try your hand at “Music Trivia” — who doesn’t love that?

All bar tips benefit the Ridgefield Library. Gallo will contribute 10% of the evening's liquor and food bill as well. Don’t forget to stay for dinner and mention “the Ridgefield Library.

    Location: Gallo Ristorante
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Narcan Information and Training Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Silver Hill Hospital will provide naloxone (Narcan™), the life-saving antidote to opioid overdoses, to individuals who attend community training sessions teaching them how to identify an opioid overdose and administer the naloxone. Silver Hill is partnering with the Ridgefield Community Coalition against Substance Abuse and Ridgefield Library to educate individuals about the risks of heroin and other opioid use and the potentially life-saving benefits of naloxone. Upon completion of the training, each participant will also receive a two-dose kit of naloxone for intranasal administration.

Eric D. Collins, M.D., and Ellen Brezovsky, LCSW from Silver Hill Hospital are trained to teach community members how to administer naloxone. “Silver Hill is invested in preventing opioid overdoses” states Dr. Eric Collins, Physician-in-Chief at Silver Hill. “Anything we can do to decrease the risk of accidental overdose and death from opioids is a top priority, and we look forward to continuing to partner with community agencies to accomplish that goal.”

For more information, call 203.431.1893 or email coalition@ridgefieldct.org.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
Friday June 16, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 20, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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    Location: Randolph Board Room
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Wednesday June 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Art and About: ARTrip to Grace Farms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

ARTrip to Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT PVA

Limited to 15. There is a charge of $ 22.00 per person which includes entrance fee and boxed lunch.All will meet at the Grace Farms visitors desk at 10:15. The address is 365 Lukes Wood Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Purchase tickets below.

Tour begins sharp at 10:30 am and lasts for 90 minutes. An in-depth tour of about the architects who designed the "River" and a walk-through of the the many architectural elements that define the space, especially in context with the rising slope of the land will be included in the tour.  After our tour we will all meet at the cafe at noon for lunch in the cafe where a boxed lunch will be provided. Menu selections to follow. The tour and lunch should end around 1 PM.

Grace Farms is a welcoming new place, where a building designed by Japanese architectural firm, SANAA is seamlessly integrated into 80 acres of open space for people to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith. A diverse natural habitat in the northeast corner of New Canaan, Connecticut, this former horse farm is home to numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Approximately 77 of the 80 acres will be retained in perpetuity as open meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds.

“Known as the River because of the way it meanders through the rolling terrain, the SANAA building occupies a footprint of 77,000-square-feet at Grace Farms,” described the Foundation in a press release. “Nestled into the landscape, the River begins on a knoll and then flows down the long, gentle slope in a series of bends, forming pond-like spaces on its journey. “Structurally, the building of glass, concrete, steel and wood is in essence a single long roof, which seems to float some 10 to 14 feet above the surface of the ground as it twists and turns across the landscape. The walkways, courtyards and glass-wrapped volumes that form beneath the roof are remarkably transparent and invite people to engage with the expansive natural surroundings.” The structure weaves together five enclosed volumes: an amphitheater-style sanctuary; a library; a commons dining room with tables hewn from trees felled on site; a tea pavilion; and a partially submerged, multipurpose court.

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

To purchase tickets, please click here. PVA FR

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

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

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

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

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

Help build a wooden trebuchet and then watch it launch things! We'll build the catapult on the Library's front lawn and eat snacks. No registration required. This program is for teens ages 11-18.

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

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

http://robertrivest.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday June 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tai Chi: What Is it and Where Did It Come From? with Bil Mikulewicz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hear the answers to these questions in a talk by Bil Mikulewicz, who became interested in both the verifiable history and the romantic myths and legends associated with this fascinating “soft” martial art. Mikulewicz says that Tai Chi is an art and an exercise that could never have been conceived in the West, and he will tell you why.

“Between East and West, the very concept of civilization springs from two different ideas that have traveled parallel paths that have never quite merged, even today. How this shaped Tai Chi makes a marvelous tale!”

Today, Tai Chi attracts those who are interested in health and wellness rather than in learning a martial art, and that aspect will also be addressed. Mikulewicz will also demonstrate a 10-step form he teaches as an introduction to Tai Chi at the Cannon Grange Hall in Cannondale.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
nat_lightning2 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Virtual Reality Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     erica.gauquier@gmail.com
   

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to come expirience the wonder of virtual reality. Since VR can cause disorientation and dizziness in some individuals participants will be asked to have parents sign a waiver prior to participation in the program. Registration required. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
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Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM What’s New in Women’s Health; 5 Top Trends You Need to Know! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   202-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

What’s New in Women’s Health; 5 Top Trends You Need to Know! with Dr. Erika Surace, Dr. Sandra Mini & Pamela Miles

Three local caregivers focused on women’s health bring their combined experience of over a half-century of serving the community for a forum on new concepts in health care.

Do you really need that yearly PAP?
What age do you begin Mammograms?
How much does stress really impact your health?
Are your fashion trends impacting your health?
Should I take that cruise to the Caribbean?

In a casual conversational atmosphere we will explore top trends in medicine and discuss what the current guidelines mean to individual care. We’ll provide the audience with specific suggestions on ways to increase wellness and reduce stress. We will practice mindfulness exercises that can easily be implemented into daily life. Outline: After a short introduction and 30 minute presentation reviewing current suggested guidelines for issues specific to women and an introduction to the power of mindfulness we will open the floor to questions from the audience.

Dr. Sandra Mini received her M.D. from the Central University of Venezuela. She trained in the Yale-affiliated Internal Medicine Residency Program at Norwalk Hospital, where she was selected as Best Resident in her first year. She recently joined Drs. Ahern, Galban, and Kim’s practice in Ridgefield, from her clinical position as part of the teaching faculty at Danbury Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, as well as a Clinical Instructor for the University of Vermont. Dr. Mini lives in Ridgefield with her husband and 4 children. She is fluent in Spanish, and conversant in French and Italian. Not surprisingly, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and reading.

Dr. Erika Surace, a native of Texas, earned her M.D. from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at Baylor College of Medicine.   She enjoys providing comprehensive care to all ages with a strong emphasis on preventative medicine.  Dr. Surace recently moved to the area with her husband, who grew up in Fairfield County. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading.  She recently joined Drs. Ahern, Galban, and Kim’s practice in Ridgefield and looks forward to building relationships with her patients for many years to come.

Pamela Miles is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Practitioner, currently in private practice coaching women of all ages who seek to reduce stress and achieve greater well being using mindfulness techniques and increased self-care. She works alongside her husband, clinical psychologist Dr. Bill Fuess at the Center for Healing in Ridgefield, CT. 

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
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anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
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rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Offsite
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Mary Teicholz - Be Positive to a Plus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mary Teicholz writes about her personal and courageous journey with cancer. The tremendous, overpowering, and life threatening beast in her life was blood cancer. The fire in her belly was sheer determination, an unwavering will to survive and a little Italian stubborness thrown in for good measure. In a humorous, down to earth style, Teicholz stresses how to get the best care and how important it is to remain positive even in the midst of the most challenging situations. This book is a must read for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

In her 5-star book review one reader commented about this book. "It helped me to learn and understand what my friends who were diagnosed with cancer were going through, and because I had read this book, I was better prepared to help and support them when needed. Everyone needs to read this book, if not for you, then for someone else. Mary's sense of humor and courage is amazing!"

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

Please register. HF fR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.animalembassy.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday July 2, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed for Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

http://www.casey@bubblemania.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Saturday July 8, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Do not book Dayton Program Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfullness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, July 10, 17, 31 and August 7 between 7 and 8 PM.

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

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

ARTrip to The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.

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

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

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

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

To purchase tickets, please click here.  PVA FR

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_masks_color 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Pinocchio Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

http://www.info@hamspeadstage.org    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Offsite
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   Lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor SL

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission and refreshments are free.

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Do not book Dayton Program Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfullness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, July 10, 17, 31 and August 7 between 7 and 8 PM.

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

July 18 - Healthy Indulgences with Alissa Monteleone

Treat yourself to something healthy with this demonstration of how to make a chocolate- raspberry tart, led by Alissa Monteleone of Simply Good Thinking and joined by the cast of Milk. Featuring fresh cream by Hudson Milk, deliverer of fresh products supplied by local, family-owned farms and businesses. Attendees will go home with some goodies!  Please note: nuts are one of the ingredients in the tart and the chocolate bark.

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

The Healthy Indulgences program is free.

Please register 

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

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

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

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.robertrogerspuppets.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 25 - Meet the Playwright with Ross Dunsmore

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  1:00 PM Art and About: ARTrip to Weir Farm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

ARTrip to Weir Farm, Wilton, CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register. PVA FR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Do not book Dayton Program Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfullness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, July 10, 17, 31 and August 7 between 7 and 8 PM.

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

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

Who’s Watching Your Wallet? 

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

http://www.FlowCircusKids.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Light refreshments will be served.

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

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

Please register.  GL FR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Do not book Dayton Program Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfullness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, July 10, 17, 31 and August 7 between 7 and 8 PM.

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles SL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

My Antonia by Willa CatherSL

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. The discussion is facilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director. Open to members of Founders Hall only. (re-scheduled from snow-out in February)LS LS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.   FR L H

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday September 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Friday September 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Writers Conference Reading and Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

For early bird registration by July 1, the conference is $175. After July 1, the conference is $195.  Payment for the conference is due on acceptance. To apply to attend the conference and for a full listing of events please visit the conference webiste at ridgefieldwritersconference.blogspot.com.L  L

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

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

Location: Main Program Room

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

Now celebrating its fifth consecutive year, the Ridgefield Writers Conference returns to a full lineup with a Friday evening reading and a networking reception followed by a full day on Saturday of workshops, panels, breakout sessions, and a keynote address by acclaimed author Carlos Eire. The conference takes place at the Ridgefield Library on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Ridgefield Writers Conferenc is hosted and co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and co-founded by Words for Words, LLC.
 
For early bird registration by July 1, the conference is $175. After July 1, the conference is $195.  Payment for the conference is due on acceptance. To apply to attend the conference and for a full listing of events please visit the conference webiste at ridgefieldwritersconference.blogspot.com.L  L

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

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

Also on Saturday, the conference features afternoon readings by attendees and a wine and cheese networking reception. 

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

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


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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

Emma by Jane Austen (part of All About Jane: 200 Years of Jane Austen series that will be taking place in September and October of 2017.)SL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion - Jane Austen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   Lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jane Austen Novel - TBA

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

title TBA

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

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

The Race for Paris by Meg Clayton WadeSL

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Quiet American by Graham Greene (1955; app. 200 pages, depending on edition). War story, romance, political thriller, spy saga, and morality tale – Greene’s atmospheric novel depicts the turmoil of Vietnam in the waning years of French colonialism in the Far East. L

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

title TBA

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

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

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
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-New Years

Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
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Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Thursday March 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Iconic Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: The Gallery
Friday March 30, 2018 Go To Top
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