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Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talk: The Sunken Gold with Joseph Williamson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383

The Sunken Gold is the story of how a British ship, HMS Laurentic, laden with forty-four tons of Allied gold bound for the United States, is sunk off the coast of Ireland by Germany and the epic struggle by divers from the British Navy to recover the treasure.  The book also describes the underwater spywork conducted by the divers by breaking into sunken U-boats looking for codes, ciphers, and other secret documents.

Joseph A. Williams is the deputy director of the Greenwich (CT) Public Library and the author of Seventeen Fathoms Deep: The Saga of the Submarine S-4 Disaster. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The Lofrisco Family Cookbook with Anthony Lofrisco Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM No More Mean Girls: Strategies for Raising Strong, Confident, Compassionate Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282

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

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday February 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk: How Life Works with Janet Kathleen Ettele Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282

Janet Kathleen Ettele ( is a musician and author who is inspired by her background as a student of Buddhist dharma to bring its teachings into contemporary practice through her writing and her music. Janet is the author of the How Life Works Series which is based on Master Shantideva’s teaching, A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, also known as The Six Perfections. From this series, she has published How Generosity Works, How the Root of Kindness Works, and How Patience Works. Janet’s CD of Piano Mandalas is meditatively inspired piano music that she intended as accompaniment to her Books.

The concept for How Life Works was precipitated by a chance meeting with John Cerullo, a publisher and fellow student at the Tibetan Buddhist Center in Redding. In 2010 John and Janet had a conversation about a shared vision; to present the Buddhist teachings in such a way that non-Buddhists could benefit while maintaining their own traditions or faith. It did not concern John that Janet was a first time fiction writer when he offered her the opportunity to begin work and subsequently publish the material.

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday April 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Great Grace of Words with Ira Joe Fisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282

April is National Poetry Month.  You’re invited to celebrate!  Your Ridgefield Library presents Ira Joe Fisher and The Great Grace of Words.  Some poems you may already know …and a few that are new.  It’s an evening to experience the beauty that is the poem.  Inspiring, enlightening, delighting.  And you’re invited.  We hope you’ll join us!

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    Location: Main Program Room
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