Link to Ridgefield Library Home Page
Ridgefield Library

Calendar of Events

EventKeeper, your web calendar solution, has some questions about your browser.
Please click here.
[Home Page] Tell a Friend    Print Version    Help [Monthly Calendar View]
[Weekly Calendar View]
    Search for Events
Search Events  Question Mark
Spacer Image
Thursday August 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter with Ben Goldfarb Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282

Join us as Ben Goldfarb discusses his recently released book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.  This program is co-sponsored by the Library, Books on the Common and Ridgefield Conservation Commission. 

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of “Beaver Believers”—including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens—recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. 

Ben Goldfarb is an award-winning environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management, as well as an accomplished fiction writer. His work has been featured in ScienceMother JonesThe Guardian, High Country NewsVICEAudubon MagazineModern FarmerOrionWorld Wildlife MagazineScientific AmericanYale Environment 360, and many other publications. He holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and is a 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology journalist fellow.

This program is part of The Ridgefield Library's Libraries Rock adult summer reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.


    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

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 wass 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

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.

Please register.



    Location: Main Program Room
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Events Displayed = 3

Go To Top

Today is Sunday June 24, 2018


EventKeeper Home Page Plymouth Rocket Home Page Footer Text [ ANSWER KEEPER ]          [ EDITOR LOGIN ]

[Weekly Calendar View]     [Monthly Calendar View]     [Yearly Calendar View]