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Tuesday August 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talk: The Lonesome Boy & The Blonde Haired Angel with Alex Fischetti Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Lonesome Boy & The Blonde Haired Angel is the story of an autistic young man whose life changes for the better when a heaven sent angel comes into his life and through her compassion and friendship brings the young man out of his isolated cocoon to become the social butterfly SO MANY know today.

Alex Fischetti is a writer as well as an occasional contributor to Ridgefield HamletHub. He also works at the Ridgefield Playhouse as one of the venue’s Head ushers. He is a 2009 RHS graduate and he loves writing, socializing with friends, traveling to his birthplace of Tarrytown, NY and a good walk around town. 

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday September 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk - The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh with Kathryn Aalto Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A. A. Milne’s classic tales, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, have delighted readers for nearly a century. The story’s characters -- Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest of the gang are famous, but how much do we know about the setting, the Hundred Acre Wood?

Join landscape historian and designer Kathryn Aalto as she discusses her New York Times Best Seller The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the 100 Acre Wood. A popular speaker and storyteller, Kathryn takes people on an illustrated journey into one of the most iconic settings in children’s literature. Learn about Milne’s extraordinary childhood in the natural world and how he worked with illustrator E. H. Shepard. Discover places that inspired the stories along with the real forest’s rare flora and fauna.

Part travelogue, biography and natural history, this thought-provoking and memorable talk weaves art, nature and history as people consider the nature of childhood and the importance in giving our 21st-century Christopher Robins their own Hundred Acre Woods. Leave with a new understanding of how the Winnie-the-Pooh books are field guides for the free range child -- hymns to those days of "doing nothing yet learning everything."

Kathryn Aalto grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California and was educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Western Washington University, the London College of Garden Design and the University of Bristol. She is a member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, the Garden History Society, and many other professional landscape and writing organizations. She moved to Devon, UK in 2007 with her family.

This program is cosponsored by the Library and Ridgefield Garden Club.  Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hate: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship with Nadine Strossen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Author Talk by Nadine Strossen, professor of Law at New York Law School.

In her new book HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU from 1991 to 2008, argues that expanding free speech, not limiting it, is the solution for changing the hearts and minds of those who espouse hateful ideologies. She dispels many of the myths and misunderstandings that have permeated the debates about what constitutes “hate speech,” including what is and isn’t protected language, and affirms that we don’t have to choose between civil rights and civil liberties, or between free speech and equality. Strossen’s powerful argument promises to elevate the conversation around why freedom of speech cannot mean freedom to express popular sentiment only. We must tolerate all speech even when it supports intolerance, or we may find we’ve given away our own right to speak against it. Nadine Strossen is a renowned public speaker, committed to the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution.

This program is co-sponsored by Books on the Common, Ridgefield Historical Society, Keeler Tavern Museum and the Library.

Nadine Strossen dedicates her talk at the Ridgefield Library to the memory of her dear friend, Mary Rindfleisch.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday October 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain with Robert McWilliams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203438-2282   lalambton@rdigefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as local author Robert McWilliams discusses his new book The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain.

The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain: A Walk from Cape Wrath to the Solway Firth is a travel narrative that also contains personal memoir and Scottish history and background.   

“With a naturalist’s eye for detail and a poet’s spirit, Robert McWilliams takes us on a vivid journey over moors, up mountains, and across rivers on his quest to walk the length of Scotland . . . McWilliams will get you lacing up your hiking boots.” —David K. Leff, Poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail.

This program is part of our Author Talk series. It is also part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series of health and wellness programs.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday November 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Rich Conversation on Books from Varying Perspectives with James Mustich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an entertaining evening with James Mustich, author of the recently released 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.

With 1,000 Books to Read Before Your Die readers will never again be left wondering “what to read next.” It’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the thousand books it recommends, and it celebrates something we all love—the joy of discovery. 

James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent book store in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in the early 1980s. In 1986 he co-founded, and was for two decades the guiding force behind, the acclaimed book catalog A Common Reader. He subsequently worked as an editorial and product development consultant for publishers and booksellers, and is currently Vice President for Digital Product at Barnes & Noble. He lives with his wife in Connecticut.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common.  Copies of 1,000 Book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.
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