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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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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM An Evening with Diana Nyad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for An Evening with Diana Nyad.

At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida. Upon completing her grueling 53-hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.”

In July of 2010, at the age of 60, she began her “Xtreme Dream” quest of swimming from Cuba to Florida, a task she had failed to finish thirty years previously. When asked her motivation, she replied, “Because I’d like to prove to the other 60-year-olds that it is never too late to start your dreams.” Nyad was unsuccessful in her quest in 2010 and tried two more times 2011 and 2012 before completing the historic swim in 2013.

Back in the 1970’s, Nyad was the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. Her world records, such as circling Manhattan Island and crossing the 102.5 miles between the Bahamas and Florida, have led to inductions to many Halls of Fame, such as the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Nyad became a prominent sports broadcaster, filing compelling reports for NPR, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports, and The New York Times

In her memoir, Find a Way, Diana weaves a unique, passionate story of this heroic adventure and the extraordinary life experiences that have served to carve her unwavering spirit. 

This special event is part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series and is co-sponsored by the Library, Books on the Common and Run Like a Mother 5K. Copies of Find a Way will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Tickets are $5, which can be used as a credit off the purchase price of one copy (per person) of Find a Way.  To purchase tickets click here.

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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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