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Tuesday August 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline (2017, 352 pages). In a small coastal town in Maine, Christina Olson’s world is limited by health and circumstance. Then she becomes the inspiration for one of Andrew Wyeth’s best-known paintings Christina’s World. Kline combines fact and fiction to recreate the story of the artist and his muse.

The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck (1961, 336 pages). Ethan Allen Hawley works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned, no longer a member of Long Island’s aristocratic
class. Steinbeck’s last novel is set in 1960 America and explores the tenuous line between private and public honesty.

Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday August 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman (2017, 288 pages) Using the story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's, Ruhlman dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. He examines how rapidly supermarkets—and our food and culture—have changed since the days of your neighborhood grocer, and seeks to understand how our food and cultural needs have shifted since the mid-20th century.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday September 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I. by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. Many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday September 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill (2004, 272 pages). The French-educated Dr. Siri Paiboun keeps his cool, and his job investigating suspicious deaths as state coroner, after the Communists take over Laos in the early 1970s, in this series that mixes mystery with politics, mysticism, and themes such as international relations, government bureaucracy and racism. Also available as a downloadable audiobook from hoopla. L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday September 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday September 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (2017, 496 pages). Four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew. Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty set against the indifferent arc of history. A National Book Award finalist. -

The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday September 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro (2017, 320 pages) Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives—social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people’s attitudes toward food. Once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a world of different and provocative ways to understand her. The six women discussed are Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym, and Helen Gurley Brown.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

The First of July by Julia Speller (2013, 350 pages). The lives of four very different men, Frank, Benedict, Jean-Batiste, and Harry intersect on the most terrible and destructive day of World War I, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

This discussion is part of Ridgefield Remembers WWI, a town-wide commemoration of the end of World War I.

Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Friday September 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Free copies of the poetry books are available for members of the Friends who attend the discussions.  If you would like to join the Friends please click here. Membership fees are $10 per year for seniors and $15 for other adults.  for non-members a limited number of copies may be available to use at the discussions and some will be for sale (books range in price from approximately $10 to $15 per book) FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale 

A meticulously researched account of Lenin’s fateful 1917 rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed the world. In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II’s abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away, exiled in Zurich. When the news reached him, Lenin immediately resolved to return to Petrograd and lead the revolt. But to get there, he would have to cross Germany, which meant accepting help from the deadliest of Russia’s adversaries. Millions of Russians at home were suffering as a result of German aggression, and to accept German aid or even safe passage would be to betray his homeland. Germany, for its part, saw an opportunity to further destabilize Russia by allowing Lenin and his small group of revolutionaries to return.

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

This month's discussion is part of Ridgefield Remembers WWI, a Town-wide commemoration of the end of World War One.  Click here to see a full listing of events taking place around Ridgefield this summer and fall.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday October 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly (2015, 256 pages). Detective Inspector Thomas Lamb seeks an elusive killer in a seemingly idyllic charming English village as the impending horror of the 2nd World War looms. Also available as a downloadable audiobook from hoopla. L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
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Monday October 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday October 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stella Bain by Anita Shreve (2013, 288 pages). Suffering from shell shock and memory loss from her time spent as a nurse's aide on a French battlefield during World War I, American Stella Bain is taken in by London surgeon August Bridge and his wife.

This discussion is part of Ridgefield Remembers WWI, a town-wide commemoration of the end of World War I.

The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday October 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters (2017, 320 pages) When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape—Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naiveté and a relentless pursuit of beauty and pure flavor, she turned her passion project into an iconic institution that redefined American cuisine for generations of chefs and food lovers.

Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (1855, 480 pages). Through the story of Margaret Hale, a southerner who moves to the northern industrial town of Milton, Gaskell skillfully explores issues of
class and gender in nineteenth century English society, as Margaret's sympathy for the town mill workers conflicts with her growing attraction to the mill owner, John Thornton.

Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday November 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (1990, 219 pages). African-American WWII vet Easy Rawlins discovers a place for himself as a sleuth in the Los Angeles of the 1950s and ‘60s, after he is fired from a factory job and is hired by a mobster to find a missing woman, a search that involves him with murder and corruption in high places. L

Murder by the Book takes place on the first Thursday of the month - January through November. 

Click here for upcoming Murder by the Book selections and to check our catalog.  FR

    Location: Randolph Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Eleanor of Aquitaine, A Life by Alison Weir 

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen consort of France and England and Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, was among one of the most powerful rulers of Europe and one of the most fascinating women in 12th century English history. Renowned in her time for being the wife of two kings and mother of three, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages. At a time when women were regarded as little more than chattel, Eleanor managed to defy convention as she exercised power in the political sphere. In this beautifully written biography, Alison Weir paints a vibrant portrait of this truly exceptional woman, and provides new insights into her intimate world.

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday November 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided.L

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday November 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (2017, 448 pages). Set in the New York of the 1930s and 1940s, this atmospheric novel captures a transformative time in America. Anna Kerrigan becomes the first female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard helping to repair ships that America needs to win the war. Then one night Anna has a chance encounter with Dexter Styles, a man who she thinks can help her unravel the backstory of her father and the reason he disappeared. Dexter takes her into a world populated by gangsters, bankers, and union men. Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction.

The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month.  New readers are always welcome!  

Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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Registration is not required.

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday November 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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Food For Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

New readers always welcome!  No registration required.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Wednesday November 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The AM Book Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December)  

The Awkward Age by Henry James (1898, 400 pages). This novel about the complications created in a family's social set by a young girl coming of age represents the decadence and corruption of English fin de siècle life.

Click here for upcoming A.M. Book Group selections and to check our catalog.

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday December 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492-1504 by Laurence Bergreen

He knew nothing of celestial navigation or of the existence of the Pacific Ocean. He was a self-promoting and ambitious entrepreneur who created maps that were a hybrid of fantasy and delusion. When he did make land, he enslaved the populace he found. Columbus had one asset that made all the difference, an inborn sense of the sea, of wind and weather, and of selecting the optimal course to get from A to B. Laurence Bergreen's energetic and bracing book presents the whole Columbus and most importantly, the whole of his career, not just the highlight of 1492. Columbus undertook three more voyages between 1494 and 1504, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity.

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday January 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers (second Tuesday) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, going from sod homes to new framed houses to huddling in basements with the windows sealed by damp sheets in a futile effort to keep the dust out. Drawing on the voices of those who stayed and survived—those who, now in their eighties and nineties, will soon carry their memories to the grave—Egan tells a story of endurance and heroism against the backdrop of the Great Depression.  

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.

Click here for more information and to see the upcoming discussion selections.

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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