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Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire (2003; 383 pages). National Book Award-winning memoir of life in Cuba during the 1950s by a Yale historian who was brought to the US in the controversial Operation Peter Pan after the fall of the Batista regime. Also available as a downloadable audiobook on hoopla.

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 Room
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg (2008, 393 pages). The first in a series featuring Swedish Detective Patrik Hedstrom and crime writer Erica Falk. A popular player on the Scandinavian crime writing scene, Lackberg has created a compelling mix of police procedural and thriller perfect for fans of Henning Mankill and Stieg Larsson.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. 

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday July 10, 2017 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 July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meachem

Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson’s election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years. Jackson gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad. “The most readable, single-volume biography ever written of Andrew Jackson.”—The Washington Post Book World.  H L 

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles.  Note: This meeting is a week later than normal due to the July 4 holiday.

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

New members are always welcome.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   Lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor SL

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. The discussion is facilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director. Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
Tuesday July 18, 2017 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
   

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

News of the World by Paulette Jiles (2016, 224 pages). In this exquisitely rendered and morally complex
novel, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in the
aftermath of the Civil War. L

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: Randolph Board Rm
Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

 We welcome you to join our new discussion group on food-related books. We’ll start with The Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher, which is included in the compilation The Art of Eating. Fisher is widely viewed as the creator of the genre of food writing in America. Her work sets the stage for understanding food not just as sustenance or even spectacular dishes and techniques, but as a lens through which to view and understand so much about ourselves and our cultures. Our group may take on food essays, chefs’ memoirs, histories, or comprehensive overviews of a culture’s cuisine, as examples, but whichever titles we choose, we’ll explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and brings joy to our lives.

All are welcome!  No registration required.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard (1987; 255 pages). The Pulitzer Prize winner’s memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s illuminates how she developed her way of looking at and writing about life and nature. L L

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 Room
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jane Austen: A Life, Carol Shields

With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb and beloved novelist from her early family life in Steventown to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classics Sense and SensibilityPride and Prejudice, and Emma. With its fascinating insights into the writing process from an award–winning novelist, Carol Shields’s magnificent biography of Jane Austen is also a compelling meditation on how great fiction is created. H L 

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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White (1990, 307 pages). Long-time NSA secret agent Doc Ford thinks he is retiring to peace and quiet in a new life as a marine biologist in Florida but immediately runs up against kidnapping, corruption and murder that threaten his beloved Sanibel Island life.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. 

    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles SL

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. The discussion is facilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director. Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
Monday August 14, 2017 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
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Tuesday August 15, 2017 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
   

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

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (2016, 497 pages). This is story of the Ravensbruck Rabbits:
seventy-four women prisoners in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Using alternating first-person narratives, thecharacters relate their experiences from 1939 through 1959. More than a war story, this is a tale of how the strength of the women’s bonds carry them through even the most difficult situations. L

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 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (1946; 440 pages). The iconic award-winning chronicle of Willie Stark, a deeply flawed and power-hungry Southern politician said to be based on Louisiana governor Huey Long.L

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 Room
Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jane Austen’s England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods, Leslie and Roy Adkins 

Jane Austen, arguably one of the greatest novelists of the English language, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago in her accounts of young women looking for love. Jane Austen’s England explores the customs and culture of the real England of her everyday existence depicted in her classic novels. Drawing upon a rich array of contemporary sources, including many previously unpublished manuscripts, diaries, and personal letters, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray the daily lives of ordinary people, discussing topics as diverse as birth, marriage, religion, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions. H L 

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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday September 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman (1986, 331 pages). Police detective Peter Decker first meets his eventual romantic interest and sleuthing partner, Jewish widow Rina Lazarus, while looking into a reported rape in the insular Los Angeles orthodox community that is resistant to his usual methods of investigation. 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.

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday September 11, 2017 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
Thursday September 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

My Antonia by Willa CatherSL

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. The discussion is facilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director. Open to members of Founders Hall only. (re-scheduled from snow-out in February)LS LS

    Location: Founders Hall
Tuesday September 19, 2017 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
   

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

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985, 352 pages). In a future world where the birth
rate has declined, fertile women are rounded up, indoctrinated as "handmaids," and forced to bear children to
prominent men. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. L

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 September 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group - Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1818; 220 pages). Clergyman’s daughter Catherine Morland loves the suspense and romance of the popular Gothic novels of the day and expects to find similar excitement when she is invited to visit some new friends at the forbidding Northanger Abbey, their family estate. Austen adds a satirical send-up of the Gothic sensibility to her usual keen observation of human frailties.L

An additional discussion will be held at 7:00 PM on the same day; both are part of All about Jane: A Celebration of 200 Years of Jane Austen, a two-month exploration of the life, world and works of the beloved novelist. All About Jane is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

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 October 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, Sonia Purnell

This is a long over-due tribute to the extraordinary woman who was Winston Churchill’s closest confident, fiercest critic and shrewdest political advisor. This book captures the intimate dynamic of one of history’s most fateful marriages, By Winston Churchill’s own admission, victory in the Second World War would have been “impossible without her.” Until now, however, the only existing biography of Churchill’s wife, Clementine, was written by her daughter. Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine her due with a deeply researched account that tells her life story, revealing how she was instrumental in softening FDR’s initial dislike of her husband and paving the way for Britain’s close relationship with America. It also provides a surprising account of her relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt and their differing approaches to the war effort. H L 

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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Slow Horses by Mick Herron (2010, 320 pages). River Cartwright and his fellow disgraced British intelligence agents at Slough House take up the case of a journalist suspected in the murder of a Muslim teenager as they work to redeem themselves after being relegated to finish out their careers on desk duty.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.

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday October 9, 2017 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
Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Emma by Jane Austen

This program is part of our All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series that will be taking place from September through November 2017. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.SL

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. The discussion is facilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director. Open to members of Founders Hall only.    FR S  

    Location: Founders Hall
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Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group - Sensibility by Jane Austen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811, 370 pages). Marianne Dashwood falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby and ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsivebehavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor is struggling to conceal her ownromantic disappointment. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

There will be an additional discussion this day at 10 AM. The morning and evening discussions are part of All About Jane: Celebrating of 200 Years of Jane Austen, a two-month exploration of the life, world, and works of the beloved novelist.  The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

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.  FR

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932; 270 pages). The classic dystopian tale of a world where human beings are controlled and conditioned through sex, drugs, technology and politics – a vision of the future that has eerie resonance in the current day.L

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 Room
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron (1996, 289 pages).
The opening volume in a long-running series in which Jane Austen investigates murder and other skullduggery in early 19th century England.

Scheduled in conjunction with All about Jane, our multi-part exploration of the life and work of Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of her death. The All About Jane series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.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 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Truman, David McCullough (Discuss Chapters 1 - 12)

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, is told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. H L 

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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Race for Paris by Meg Clayton WadeSL

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. The discussion is facilitated by Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director. Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
Monday November 13, 2017 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 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Books Building Bridges: Pride and Prejudice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Adult readers are invited to join students from Ridgefield High School in this year's Books Building Bridges intergenerational book chats, facilitated by high school students. Adults and students are encouraged to attend either the session on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at the Ridgefield High School, Learning Commons or on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 :30 PM at the Ridgefield Library. Copies of the book are available for loan from the Library’s Circulation Desk.

This book discussion is part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. This program is a partnership between Ridgefield Public Schools and Ridgefield Library and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Offsite
       
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Quiet American by Graham Greene (1955; app. 200 pages, depending on edition). War story, romance, political thriller, spy saga, and morality tale – Greene’s atmospheric novel depicts the turmoil of Vietnam in the waning years of French colonialism in the Far East. L

Please note that this session will be held one week earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday

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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Books Building Bridges: Pride and Prejudice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Adult readers are invited to join students from Ridgefield High School in this year's Books Building Bridges intergenerational book chats, facilitated by high school students. Adults and students are encouraged to attend either the session on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at the Ridgefield High School, Learning Commons or on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 :30 PM at the Ridgefield Library. Copies of the book are available for loan from the Library’s Circulation Desk.

This book discussion is part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. This program is a partnership between Ridgefield Public Schools and Ridgefield Library and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Tuesday November 21, 2017 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
   

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

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (2016, 480 pages). Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik
tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold. Brimming with humor and a glittering cast of characters, this novel shows the count’s endeavors to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. L

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
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Truman, David McCullough (Discuss Chapter 13 to the end) 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, is told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. H L 

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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday February 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
   

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang

The is the story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history. In this engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, as a warlord’s concubine; her mother as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history. H L 

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    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Einstein: His Life and UniverseWalter Issacson (Chapter 1 – Chapter 11) 

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos and the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. H L

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Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Einstein: His Life and UniverseWalter Issacson (Chapter 12 to end) 

By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos and the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. H L 

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