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Thursday May 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brain Under Attack: An Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a child or teen with mental health, neurological, or behavioral issues, such as Lyme Disease, PANS/PANDAS, Autism, sensory processing, OCD, ADHD, ODD, anxiety or depression?

Then come and join the authors and Epidemic Answers board members, Maria Rickert-Hong, Roseann Capanna-Hodge, and Jennifer Giustra-Kozek of the bestselling book,  “Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS/PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis". Learn about how root causes can impact the brain and body and produce a variety of mental and physical issues.

There will be an opportunity for Q & A. Books will be for sale and 100% of the proceeds go to the nonprofit, Epidemic Answers. This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Lyme Connection. This program is also part of the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday June 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The Last Pirate of New York with Rich Cohen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Long fascinated by gangster legends, Rich Cohen tells the story of this notorious underworld figure, from his humble origins to the wild, globe-crossing, bacchanalian crime spree that forged his ruthlessness and his reputation, to his ultimate incarnation as a demon who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off 14th Street.

Rich Cohen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tough JewsThe Avengers, Monsters, and (with Jerry Weintraub) When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead. He is a co-creator of the HBO series Vinyl and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine, among others. Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding coverage of music. His stories have been included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing. He lives in Connecticut.

“With its wise and erudite storytelling, Rich Cohen’s The Last Pirate of New York takes the reader on an exciting nonfiction narrative journey that transforms a grisly nineteenth-century murder into a shrewd portent of modern life. Totally unique, totally compelling, I enjoyed every page.”—Howard Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Gangland and American Lightning

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

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday June 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: Author Talk with Michele Filgate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Author Talk with Michele Filgate as she discusses her recently released book of essays What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: 15 Writers Break the Silence. Michele Filgate will be in conversation with fellow Ridgefielder Emily Pambianchi of Social Graces Communication. 

“These are the hardest stories in the world to tell, but they are told with absolute grace. You will devour these beautifully written—and very important— tales of honesty, pain, and resilience.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and City of Girls

Michele Filgate’s work has appeared in Longreads; The Washington Post; the Los Angeles TimesThe Boston GlobeThe Paris Review DailyTin HouseGulf CoastO, The Oprah MagazineBuzzFeed;Refinery29; and many other publications. Currently, she is an MFA student at NYU, where she is the recipient of the Stein Fellowship. She’s a contributing editor at Literary Hub and teaches at the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Catapult. What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About is her first book.

This program is co-sponsored by Books on the Common.  Copies of of What My Mother and I Don't Talk About will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday June 29, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Connecticut 169 Club: Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Historical Society will host a Power Point presentation and book signing by author and historian Marty Podskoch, who will discuss his new book, The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.  His new travel book Connecticut 169 Club, encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state. 

Marty Podskoch was a teacher in the Catskills and came to Conn. in 2005. He decided to write a book on the Connecticut CCC camps. He traveled to over 100 towns in Conn. where he gave talks on the CCC and people shared their stories and photos. His Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC was published in 2016. 

Podskoch created a book to be a guide and a passport. He got someone from each town to write a short description highlighting their town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit. Podskoch did this because local residents knew more about their town than he. The book has a space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to get the book stamped or signed by a resident or business.  Travelers will get to know the locals and perhaps learn about a good place to eat or an interesting local attraction. In this way they get to know a lot about Connecticut and its residents.

There is no membership fee, just a desire to experience all of Connecticut. Adults and children of all ages can be members. What a great adventure for families, grandparents, and their grandchildren, or go by oneself. Most members will travel by car while others might use a bike, motorcycle, or maybe a canoe!

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday August 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Family of Origin with C J Hauser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Family of Origin is an absurdist meditation on nature vs. nurture centered on estranged half siblings yoked together on a swampy Gulf Coast island after the unexpected death of their biologist father. The book has been called “riveting and emotionally intricate” (Helen Phillips), “funny, tender, and hopeful” (Brock Clarke), “beautiful and utterly propulsive” (Anton DiSclafani). 

CJ HAUSER teaches creative writing and literature at Colgate University. She is the author of the novel The From-Aways and her fiction has appeared in Tin House, Narrative Magazine, TriQuarterly, Esquire, Third Coast, and The Kenyon Review. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College and a PhD in Creative Writing from The Florida State University. She lives in Hamilton, New York.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common and copies of Family of Origin will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday August 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing: An Author Talk with Elissa Altman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common are pleased to welcome back author Elissa Altman who will talk about her new book Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing (Ballantine Hardcover / On Sale: August 6, 2019). In the book Altman asks the universal questions that have defined mothers and daughters from Demeter and Persephone to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. How do you care for a mother you love, but don’t necessarily like? What are the rules—and limitations—of daughterly obligation and caregiving? Can it ever end well?

Elissa and Rita have forever struggled to find their place in each other's worlds. Rita, an overreaching, makeup-addicted, narcissistic Manhattan singer couldn't be more different from Elissa, her gay, taciturn New England writer daughter. Stuck in an outrageous maelstrom of codependency, mother and daughter cannot seem to extricate themselves from the center of each other's lives. MOTHERLAND is their universal story: a kaleidoscopic journey built on the ferocity of mother-daughter love, moral obligation, and the possibility and promise of healing.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
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