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Tuesday April 2, 2019 -  Sunday May 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Mary Jane Magoon: Watercolor Paintings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mary Jane Magoon's water color paintings will be on view from April 2 through May 5. "My passion for color shows in the watercolors that I do. Living in rural Connecticut provides me with endless inspirational subjects. I am especially fascinated by the changing reflections of light and shadows on everyday objects. Reflected glass and windows are some of my favorite subjects to paint. The transparency of watercolor makes these reflections extraordinary and luscious."-- Mary Jane Magoon

    Location: The Gallery
Monday April 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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   
   
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman (2011, 253 pages) A richly detailed investigation of the lives and culinary habits—shopping, cooking, and eating—of five families of various ethnicities living at the turn of the twentieth century in one tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 23, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

For High School parents click here. This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Kentucky Derby Hat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Attending our Kentucky Derby-themed Gala on May 4th or celebrating the Derby with a party of your own?  A large part of the Kentucky Derby’s appeal is its reputation as a sports party celebrating spring fashion.  Come join us to make a hat to go with your outfit.   We’ll be providing flowers, feathers, ribbons, bows and all the materials you need to make a fascinator or bring a hat of your own to decorate. There are no rules – your hat will be an expression of your creativity.

Registration required.

                              

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Art of Retirement - Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Meeting the Retirement Challenge with the Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce - a Three-week series.  Programs take place on Tuesday, April 23, 30 and May 7

Approximately 10,000 people retire every day…over 3.6 million each year; inevitably, you’ll be one of them. What steps have you taken to ensure your retirement – or, what is becoming more common, your gradual withdrawal from the work force – will be comfortable, with minimal anxiety about these crucial questions: Will I have enough income? Could I outlive my assets? What financial challenges might lie ahead for which I need to be prepared?

Retirement is the largest lifestyle change that you will go through and can easily last thirty years. Decisions you make will affect you, your spouse and your family in profound ways. Fortunately, you are never too old or too young to start formulating a strategy and laying the groundwork for successful “golden years.”    

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a multi-night series that will educate and inform on the key elements to a successful retirement.  Professionals from many fields will conduct informative presentations; topics include retirement income, Social Security, travel in retirement, estate planning, reverse mortgages, financial planning, housing options, and assisting aging parents.

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday April 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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)  

Death Comes For the Archbishop by Willa Cather (1927; app. 297 pages). In 1851, Father Latour is named vicar of New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the 40 years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows – gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict priests, and his own loneliness.

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.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Introduction to iPhone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Did you just get the newest iPhone? Have one for a while and are still overwhelmed by all it can do? Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy brings her Apple experience to you in this hands on class. Learn the basics about the iPhone, obtain a better understanding of iCloud and the amazing Apps that make the iPhone so much fun!

This programs is part of the Library'sTech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected series, that is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Please register

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Saving Some of You For You: Passion Projects For All-In Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Thrown Stone invites you to our continuing series of community events around the theme,  #CloseToHome.

While many parents know that self-care is essential for the health and well-being of their children, not everyone prioritizes it for themselves. Passion projects — those that may have been forgotten on the road to raising a family — are an essential part of a well-lived life.

Join us as these experts discuss how creative pursuits not only give us more life satisfaction — they actually boost our parenting skills:

- Megan Searfoss, Founder of Run Like a Mother and mother of three

- Tim Washer, Comedy writer and single dad

- Bonnie Johnson Pope, Marathoner and mother of four

- Barbara Jennes, Educator, poet, and mother

Moderated by

- Gina Pulice, Thrown Stone Artistic Associate, clinical social worker, and mother of three

Light refreshments will be served.

This program is part of the Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series, a community wide collaboration between  Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth comission, Books on the Common, Town Vibe and Silver Hill Hospital. 

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday April 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Help! Downloading the Library's eBooks and eAudiobooks: Bring Your Own Device Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Tricks: Need help downloading the Library's eBooks or eAudiobooks to our phone or tablet?   Bring in your device and let of our staff help you get started.

Drop-in

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
 
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD?  Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only).   Please note that it takes the entire playback time of the video for the conversion to DVD. Available to Ridgefield Library cardholders 13 years of age and older.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Poetry Celebration: An Intergenerational Performance and Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

To celebrate National Poetry Month, poetry lovers from the Library’s various poetry programs taking place over the spring will read and perform from their own work and work by other poets. 

Readers include participants in:

· Shifting Static teen poetry group led by Barb Jennes

· Poetry Project writing workshop series led by Pam Hart

· Poetry by Heart class led by Andrew Levine

· Poetry Discussion Group led by Dr. Alan Holder

Join us to enjoy this intergenerational evening celebration of the written and spoken word! Refreshments will be served.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday April 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD?  Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only).   Please note that it takes the entire playback time of the video for the conversion to DVD. Available to Ridgefield Library cardholders 13 years of age and older.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder 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 each month (excluding July and August).

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
Saturday April 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Are you interested in printing your own 3D design on the Library's Makerbot?  We are now offering use of our 3D printer to Ridgefield Library cardholders.  Before reserving printer time (available in two-hour blocks), we require attendance at a 90-minute orientation session to go over how to format a design to be print ready, how to operate the Makerbot, and for an overview of our usage policies. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. "Comtec"

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM The 1777 Danbury Raid and the Battle of Ridgefield Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a lecture by Ed Hynes, CFA about the 1777 Danbury Raid and the Battle of Ridgefield. 

Edward Hynes, CFA is a native of Wilton, CT.  He and his wife have traveled extensively to various battlefields around the country and overseas.  Ed has developed a standalone lecture and an in-depth tour of the Revolution’s Danbury Raid.  In addition to his interest in history, Ed works as a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor in Westport, Connecticut.  Contact Ed at (203) 341-4954 or edward.hynes@ml.com.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Historical Society.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Card with the Cricut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

Make a unique card using the Cricut smart cutting machine.   Come explore your creative side using this magical tool for crafters.  Suitable for teens (13 years and older) and adults.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 3 spaces available.
Sunday April 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Award-Winning Landscape Architecture with Principal, Robert Golde Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Robert Golde, Principal, Towers | Golde will discuss his 30-year-plus career as a licensed landscape architect during which he amassed an unusually varied and international portfolio from park planning in Shenzen, China to corporate headquarters in suburban New York, and from roof-top healing gardens at urban medical centers to master planning and implementation projects on academic campuses. Award-winning Towers | Golde excels at preserving and enhancing the innate qualities of a site through a design that “grounds” a building project with extraordinary sensitivity to scale, character, and intended use. Golde will talk about specific projects from conceptual design through actual implementation.

Robert Golde’s work as a landscape architect is noted for its elegant simplicity, functional practicality, bold clarity and contextual sensitivity. Golde’s intense commitment to a collaborative design process and his ability to lead others to see the intrinsic character and value of specific sites is evidenced in every project. Golde believes that a thorough understanding of an institution’s history, culture and traditions is essential in planning for its physical future. The outstanding quality of Mr. Golde’s work and its significant impact on the public is perennially acknowledged by peer professional organizations in their annual design awards. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

Please Register.PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

For High School parents click here. This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM A Taste of GIMP for Image Editing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk     
   

Tech Topics: GIMP is a powerful free image and phote-editing sotfware.  Learn your way around GIMP's tools and how to do basic image manipulations like cropping, resizing, adding captions, and making simple collages.  Taught by Tom Gerhard.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Art of Retirement - Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Meeting the Retirement Challenge with the Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce - a Three-week series.  Programs take place on Tuesday, April 23, 30 and May 7

Approximately 10,000 people retire every day…over 3.6 million each year; inevitably, you’ll be one of them. What steps have you taken to ensure your retirement – or, what is becoming more common, your gradual withdrawal from the work force – will be comfortable, with minimal anxiety about these crucial questions: Will I have enough income? Could I outlive my assets? What financial challenges might lie ahead for which I need to be prepared?

Retirement is the largest lifestyle change that you will go through and can easily last thirty years. Decisions you make will affect you, your spouse and your family in profound ways. Fortunately, you are never too old or too young to start formulating a strategy and laying the groundwork for successful “golden years.”    

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a multi-night series that will educate and inform on the key elements to a successful retirement.  Professionals from many fields will conduct informative presentations; topics include retirement income, Social Security, travel in retirement, estate planning, reverse mortgages, financial planning, housing options, and assisting aging parents.

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday May 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday May 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT; dougbarile@comcast.net

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For 8th grade parents

Topics include: Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years; Anticipating risky situations and behaviors; Providing the support your child needs to thrive

For questions and to register for a circle that fits your schedule send an email to Doug Barile, LMFT noting the circle # you wish to attend or click on the relevant link below.

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle 8 (1): Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 3/27, 4/3 - register

Circle 8 (2): Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 4/1, 4/8 - register

Circle 8 (3): Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/23, 4/30 - register

Circle 8 (4): Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 4/25, 5/2 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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misc_none.png 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
   

Cover Her Face by P.D. James (1962, 254 pages).  The first book to feature intense, cerebral, poetry-writing Adam Dalgleish, who will rise through the ranks of Scotland Yard in James’s long-running and popular series. 

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
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM What the Heck is iCloud? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac, you have either embraced - or been mystified by - Apple’s “iCloud,” as well as its relationship to your “Apple ID.” Join us as tech tutor Michael Jay leads an interactive workshop on this powerful feature, which generates the greatest number of his Apple-related questions, yet which also enables some of the most valuable aspects of the Apple system.

Whether you’re new to Apple products, or are already comfortable with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, this program, dedicated solely to iCloud and Apple ID’s, will help you gain more from your device.  We’ll address:

What is “cloud computing”?

What is the relationship between iCloud and an Apple ID?

If your Apple ID is your email address, why isn’t the password for that email account also your Apple ID password?

How can you use iCloud to sync your PHOTOS between your devices?

What else can you use iCloud for?

Let a technology tutor and former Apple Store specialist show you the core features you should know about iCloud and your Apple ID. If you have an iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac laptop, bring your device to this lecture.

Instructor Michael Jay is a technology consultant and educator who has worked with Apple devices and other tech products professionally for over 30 years. He worked previously as an editor and project manager in Hollywood and New York. He has taught related technology at NYU graduate school and Stevens Institute of Technology, and has lectured at over a dozen public institutions. Michael is the owner of TECHsperienced, which provides personal tech tutoring.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

NOTE: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Saturday May 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, for four weeks, every other Saturday starting on February 2 and then four weeks, every other Saturday starting on March 23.

This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register for the first session to be registered for all eight sessions.

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    Location: Offsite
       
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Caffe' Italiano Italian Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Cafe' Italiano - Drop in on an Italian conversational group looking to practice the language while meeting new people.  All levels welcome, with the goal to speak Italian the whole time.  You are welcome to bring a closed cup of coffee/tea to sip while conversing in Italian.  There is no commitment to come every month; come when you can.  

When:  First Saturday of the month at 12:00 noon

Location: CVS, Ridgefield - Conference Room (Library is closed on May 4 due to our Gala)

Please register

    Location: Offsite
       
Sunday May 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM do not book Dayton Program Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with the Jacob Jolliff Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country's premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists.

Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jacob Jolliff founded beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow, while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. The band logged three records, hundreds of shows, and thousands of miles of worldwide touring. In 2012, Jolliff had the distinctive honor of being named the National Mandolin Championship winner. A fixture of the national bluegrass community, he has collaborated and shared the stage with Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, and David Grisman to name a few. When Joy Kills Sorrow disbanded in 2014, Jolliff got the call to join progressive bluegrass giant Yonder Mountain String Band.

The Jacob Jolliff Band features some of the most virtuosic and innovative young pickers in the country. Jolliff continues to tour extensively with Yonder Mountain String Band year round, assembling his namesake band when his relentless touring schedules permit, for rare, not to to be missed performances.  Check out this video performance of - "Lost" https://youtu.be/_KbO9latWEU.

Ridgefield Folk is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday May 7, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Art of Retirement - Part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Meeting the Retirement Challenge with the Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce - a Three-week series.  Programs take place on Tuesday, April 23, 30 and May 7

Approximately 10,000 people retire every day…over 3.6 million each year; inevitably, you’ll be one of them. What steps have you taken to ensure your retirement – or, what is becoming more common, your gradual withdrawal from the work force – will be comfortable, with minimal anxiety about these crucial questions: Will I have enough income? Could I outlive my assets? What financial challenges might lie ahead for which I need to be prepared?

Retirement is the largest lifestyle change that you will go through and can easily last thirty years. Decisions you make will affect you, your spouse and your family in profound ways. Fortunately, you are never too old or too young to start formulating a strategy and laying the groundwork for successful “golden years.”    

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a multi-night series that will educate and inform on the key elements to a successful retirement.  Professionals from many fields will conduct informative presentations; topics include retirement income, Social Security, travel in retirement, estate planning, reverse mortgages, financial planning, housing options, and assisting aging parents.

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter  

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.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday May 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Podcasts with iPhone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This class will explore the Podcast application. Podcasts are similar to radio shows of days gone by covering a wide range of topics. The class is led by Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy.

This programs is part of the Library'sTech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected series, that is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

(Note: This class was rescheduled from February 27)

Please register

Comtec

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
   
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
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misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Italian Film and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come join us on the third Wednesday of the month to watch an Italian movie (with English subtitles).  A discussion after the film in Italian will follow for those looking to stay and practice their Italian (or even just to listen). All levels of Italian conversation welcome! Italian snacks will be provided; then get home in time for dinner.

Movie will start at 4:00 pm; discussion afterwards

January 16 - A Five Star Life

February 20 - Life is Beautiful

March 20 - I Am Love

April 17 (Note: No meeting due to half term school holiday)

May 8 - Il Postino (Note: Second Wednesday of the month due to Library book sale) 

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Formula for Resume and Interview Success with Stephen Surace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Confidence: The Formula for Resume and Interview Success with Stephen Surace

Whether you are currently looking for a job or not, Stephen Surace’s techniques will help you obtain your next job or promotion. Attendees will learn how to identify their worth to a company, document their value, and respond to any interview situation through an easy-to-follow, thought-provoking, and entertaining talk.

Stephen A. Surace is a consultant, entrepreneur, and public speaker. After a rapid rise up the corporate ladder at a relatively young age, Stephen decided to help others in their pursuits of success. He studied Computer Engineering at the University of Connecticut, and currently resides in Connecticut with his wife and dog.

Copies of Stephen's book Confidence will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday May 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

Titles TBA

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
Friday May 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Saturday May 11, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Civility at Home: A Community Conversation with Will Haskell and Harry Arora Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Thrown Stone Theatre Company, in partnership with TownVibe and the Ridgefield Library, present Civility at Home, a community discussion for all ages, to explore the idea of civility in private discourse through the viewpoint of two public figures from different sides of the aisle.  This program is part of a series of community events Thrown Stone will present around the theme, Close To Home, building toward their third season, which features the Connecticut Premiere of Cry it Out by Molly Smith Metzler and the East Coast Premiere of Birds of North America by Anna Moench.

Most of us have family members who disagree with our political ideas. How do we nurture our personal relationships while navigating a culture that increasingly seeks to divide us? What strategies can help us find common ground? What is the proper way to respectfully disagree with a loved one? Why is that one uncle such a nuisance at Thanksgiving? This candid discussion will confront these questions and more in an effort to make everyone’s family get-togethers more enjoyable.

Facilitated by TownVibe publisher Geoffrey Morris, the panel discussion will feature State Senator Will Haskell and Harry Arora, a recent candidate for Connecticut’s 4th Congressional district. Both are known for their exemplary civility in the public sphere.

Will Haskell is a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 26. He was raised in Westport, Connecticut. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2018. Haskell's political experience includes work for the Democratic National Committee's voter protection team. He also interned with Hillary for America and the offices of Rep. Jim Himes and Sen. Chris Murphy.

Harry Arora ran on the Republican ticket for Connecticut’s 4th congressional district in 2018. He came to the United States 25 years ago from India as a graduate school student. He has an undergraduate degree in Engineering, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard University. Harry and his wife have lived in Fairfield County for the last 17 years where they are raising their three children.

The program is also part of American Creed: Community Conversations, a project of Citizen Film in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Writing Project, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. 

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday May 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday May 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday May 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday May 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

NOTE: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
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Friday May 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points. Questions: Doug Barile, LMFT

Locations: Morning and afternoon sessions @ Ridgefield Library, evening sessions @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

For high school parents

Topics include: Parties and party culture; Balancing autonomy and risk management; Positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs; Anxiety management

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

Circle H (1):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 5/2, 5/16 - register

Circle H (2):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/7, 5/14 - register

Circle H (3):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 5/8, 5/15 - register    

Circle H (4):  Friday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 5/10, 5/17 - register

This series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and Ridgefield Council of PTAs. 

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Saturday May 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Sunday May 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Re-Write the Book Workshop with Noah Steinman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Noah Steinman, the Library's 2019 Maker-in-Residence for a workshop, we will investigate the world of Concrete and Black-Out Poetry. Looking at the ways in which text and language have been used in fine art, we will create a number of our own concrete and blackout poems that are equal parts visual art and part creative writing. Materials provided. This program is suitable for teens (13 and up) and adults.

The Maker-in-Residence initiative is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library’s ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.

Please register.

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
       
Monday May 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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   
   
The Gourmands' Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy by Justin Spring (2017, 448 pages) A biography of six writers on food and wine—A. J. Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard—whose lives and careers intersected in mid-twentieth-century France, and who transformed the way Americans talk and think about food as well as the way we eat.

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 May 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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 Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (2017, 576 pages). Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, this is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.

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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[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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)  

Villette by Charlotte Brontë (1853; app. 658 pages). After an unspecified family disaster, a self-reliant young girl travels from her native England to the fictional French-speaking city of Villette to teach at a girls' school, where she is drawn into adventure and romance – as well as gothic-style encounters with a nun who may be the ghost of a woman put to death for breaking her vow of chastity.

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

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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday May 23, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bookwork Panel with Noah Steinman and Other Book Artists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come for a lively conversation featuring contemporary book artists and authors as part of the Library's 2019 Maker-in-Residence series of hands-on workshops and talks with Noah Steinman.

The Maker-in-Residence initiative is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library’s ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday May 24, 2019 -  Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Emergence - exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Emergence - an exhibition of Charles Gulbrandsen's luminous abstract field paintings. Gulbrandsen's new series of paintings explore the nature of light and luminosity - eliminating the traditional distinction between light and shadow. He describes his paintings as "a place where space and light are not separate...where luminous vessels define and complete the other within their own shimmering atmosphere."

    Location: The Gallery
Thursday May 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Brain Under Attack: An Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a child or teen with mental health, neurological, or behavioral issues, such as Lyme Disease, PANS/PANDAS, Autism, sensory processing, OCD, ADHD, ODD, anxiety or depression?

Then come and join the authors and Epidemic Answers board members, Maria Rickert-Hong, Roseann Capanna-Hodge, and Jennifer Giustra-Kozek of the bestselling book,  “Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS/PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalitis". Learn about how root causes can impact the brain and body and produce a variety of mental and physical issues.

There will be an opportunity for Q & A. Books will be for sale and 100% of the proceeds go to the nonprofit, Epidemic Answers. This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Lyme Connection. This program is also part of the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday May 31, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder 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 each month (excluding July and August).

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
Saturday June 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Caffe' Italiano Italian Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Cafe' Italiano - Drop in on an Italian conversational group looking to practice the language while meeting new people.  All levels welcome, with the goal to speak Italian the whole time.  You are welcome to bring a closed cup of coffee/tea to sip while conversing in Italian.  There is no commitment to come every month; come when you can.  

When:  First Saturday of the month at 12:00 noon

Location: Randolph Board room 

Please register

    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's Reception for Emergence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist's reception for Emergence - an exhibition of Charles Gulbrandsen's luminous abstract field paintings. In this new series of paintings, Gulbransen explores the nature of light and luminosity - eliminating the traditional distinction between light and shadow.

He describes his paintings as "a place where space and light are not separate...where luminous vessels define and complete the other within their own shimmering atmosphere." He describes his paintings as images of radiant uncertainty and says they are more like questions than statements - asking the viewer: What is this place? Where are we now?

Although Gulbrandsen is focusing more on his abstract paintings now than on his prior work in art conservation, he once had the amazing opportunity to participate in the restoration of Grand Central's celestial mural painting in 1996. His grandfather, Charles G. Gulbrandsen, led the efforts to paint this famous ceiling in 1945.

    Location: The Gallery
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Sunday June 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Watercolor Sketchbook Outdoor Workshop with Noah Steinman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Spring has sprung in this outdoor watercolor workshop! Emulating the guerilla watercolor painting style of J. M. W. Turner, we will spend some time outdoors capturing the beauty of Ridgefield in Springtime.  Materials provided, please bring any additional materials you would like to use. This program is suitable for teens (13 and up) and adults.

The Maker-in-Residence initiative is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library’s ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.

Please register.

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Ernest Troost Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ernest Troost, an Emmy-winning film and television composer as well as a recipient of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award for his songwriting, will perform at the Ridgefield Library on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.

Troost has composed and produced two award-winning albums of songs for Judy Collins using the words of Emily Dickinson, Robert Browning, Gertrude Stein, and others. Los Angeles-based Troost’s scores for films include the cult classic Tremors and HBO’s award-winning Lesson Before Dying.

This concert is part of the Library's spring 2019 Ridgefield Folk live music series.  Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

The concert is free thanks to the Friends of the Library.  Doors open at 1:30 PM.

Please register.  

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday June 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Pequot Plantation: The Story of an Early Colonial Settlement by Richard Radune  

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
Wednesday June 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The Last Pirate of New York with Rich Cohen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Long fascinated by gangster legends, Rich Cohen tells the story of this notorious underworld figure, from his humble origins to the wild, globe-crossing, bacchanalian crime spree that forged his ruthlessness and his reputation, to his ultimate incarnation as a demon who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off 14th Street.

Rich Cohen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tough JewsThe Avengers, Monsters, and (with Jerry Weintraub) When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead. He is a co-creator of the HBO series Vinyl and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine, among others. Cohen has won the Great Lakes Book Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding coverage of music. His stories have been included in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing. He lives in Connecticut.

“With its wise and erudite storytelling, Rich Cohen’s The Last Pirate of New York takes the reader on an exciting nonfiction narrative journey that transforms a grisly nineteenth-century murder into a shrewd portent of modern life. Totally unique, totally compelling, I enjoyed every page.”—Howard Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Gangland and American Lightning

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common.  Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday June 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino (2016, 554 pages).  An epic whodunit featuring an intricate plot that spans two decades, with unflappable and indefatigable Osaka homicide detective Sasagaki on the unsolved (and unsolvable?) case.   

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
Saturday June 8, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday June 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday June 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

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Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall. Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: Author Talk with Michele Filgate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Author Talk with Michele Filgate as she discusses her recently released book of essays What My Mother And I Don't Talk About: 15 Writers Break the Silence. Michele Filgate will be in conversation with fellow Ridgefielder Emily Pambianchi of Social Graces Communication. 

“These are the hardest stories in the world to tell, but they are told with absolute grace. You will devour these beautifully written—and very important— tales of honesty, pain, and resilience.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and City of Girls

Michele Filgate’s work has appeared in Longreads; The Washington Post; the Los Angeles TimesThe Boston GlobeThe Paris Review DailyTin HouseGulf CoastO, The Oprah MagazineBuzzFeed;Refinery29; and many other publications. Currently, she is an MFA student at NYU, where she is the recipient of the Stein Fellowship. She’s a contributing editor at Literary Hub and teaches at the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Catapult. What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About is her first book.

This program is co-sponsored by Books on the Common.  Copies of of What My Mother and I Don't Talk About will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday June 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
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Tuesday June 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

Circe by Madeline Miller (2018, 353 pages). "A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," that "manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from The Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). Whether you are a fan of mythology or not, this captivating tale will wrap you in its spell.

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 June 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday June 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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   
   
Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky (2018, 400 pages) Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.

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
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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)  

Adam Bede by George Eliot (1859; app. 592 pages). George Eliot's first full-length novel, Adam Bede follows the virtuous carpenter of the same name, whose world is disrupted when the all-too-beautiful Hetty betrays him for another villager. Her actions precipitate a turmoil of tragic events that shake their serene rural community.

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 June 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder 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 each month (excluding July and August).

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
Saturday June 29, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Podcasting for Beginners and Pro's: The Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

PODCASTING FOR BEGINNERS AND PRO’S: THE WORKSHOP with Scott Schulte

 This is a 3-week workshop designed to bring value to beginners and Pro’s. Whether you’re in business, education, non-profit, a student, or just a hyper-creative superstar, you will leave this class with some new skills, and a lot to think about. Classes take place on June 29, July 6 and 13.  

Newbies, you are going to learn the basics. If you’ve had some experience, I’ll ask you to reboot your thinking about how you create your content and how you structure a show. We’ll create a sense of community, support each others ideas and have a lot of fun.

 Your facilitator, Scott Schulte, is a former teacher who had a 29 year broadcast radio career, is a Podcast coach, co-founder of two theatre groups and is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

This workshop is suitable for teens (16 and up) and adults.

Please register. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all three sessions.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Connecticut 169 Club: Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Historical Society will host a Power Point presentation and book signing by author and historian Marty Podskoch, who will discuss his new book, The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.  His new travel book Connecticut 169 Club, encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state. 

Marty Podskoch was a teacher in the Catskills and came to Conn. in 2005. He decided to write a book on the Connecticut CCC camps. He traveled to over 100 towns in Conn. where he gave talks on the CCC and people shared their stories and photos. His Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC was published in 2016. 

Podskoch created a book to be a guide and a passport. He got someone from each town to write a short description highlighting their town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit. Podskoch did this because local residents knew more about their town than he. The book has a space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to get the book stamped or signed by a resident or business.  Travelers will get to know the locals and perhaps learn about a good place to eat or an interesting local attraction. In this way they get to know a lot about Connecticut and its residents.

There is no membership fee, just a desire to experience all of Connecticut. Adults and children of all ages can be members. What a great adventure for families, grandparents, and their grandchildren, or go by oneself. Most members will travel by car while others might use a bike, motorcycle, or maybe a canoe!

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday July 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Summer Reading Film Series: Hidden Figures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This film tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (2016) 2 hours and 7 minutes. PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.  This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:10 PM Summer Reading Film Series: Hidden Figures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This film tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (2016) 2 hours and 7 minutes. PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River by David Owen  

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
Wednesday July 3, 2019 -  Tuesday July 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Shel Secunda: Photographs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Shel Secunda: Photographs on view from July 3 through July 30 with an artist's reception on Saturday, July 6 from 2-4 pm. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
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Wednesday July 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Saturday July 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Podcasting for Beginners and Pro's: The Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

PODCASTING FOR BEGINNERS AND PRO’S: THE WORKSHOP with Scott Schulte

 This is a 3-week workshop designed to bring value to beginners and Pro’s. Whether you’re in business, education, non-profit, a student, or just a hyper-creative superstar, you will leave this class with some new skills, and a lot to think about. Classes take place on June 29, July 6 and 13.  

Newbies, you are going to learn the basics. If you’ve had some experience, I’ll ask you to reboot your thinking about how you create your content and how you structure a show. We’ll create a sense of community, support each others ideas and have a lot of fun.

 Your facilitator, Scott Schulte, is a former teacher who had a 29 year broadcast radio career, is a Podcast coach, co-founder of two theatre groups and is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

This workshop is suitable for teens (16 and up) and adults.

Please register. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all three sessions.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reception for Shel Secunda: Photographs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist's reception for Shel Secunda: Photographs PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Monday July 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

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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
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Personal Encounters: Writing Personal Essays Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a story you'd like to tell? Don't know where to start? Personal stories are often the hardest to contemplate. What will people say? Can I do the experience justice? This sort of questioning can trap and distract a writer from the details that can be addressed and recorded. Creative non-fiction is after-all a practice. Like anything else there are tricks of the trade and community in the writer's room. Join us for "Personal Encounters" a workshop in the personal essay. 

Classes take place over four weeks, starting on Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, August 1.  By registering for the first class you are automatically registered for all four sessions.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading Program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 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
   

July 11— Hidden Figures : The American Dream and The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, Margot Lee Shetterly

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.  [The movie “Hidden Figures” will be shown at the Library on Tuesday, July 2]

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall.

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    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Looking Back 50 Years: the Exceptional Events of 1969 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Looking Back 50 Years

 

Looking Back 50 Years: the Exceptional Events of 1969 with Journalist, TV pundit, radio commentator and podcaster Evan Weiner.

Milestone events of 1969 include the landing of the first man on the moon, the introduction of the artificial heart, the Stonewall Riots marking the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, the Miracle Mets World Series victory, and the last public performance by the Beatles, as well as the introduction to the world of such classics as Sesame Street, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet.

Evan Weiner, recognized globally as an expert in the politics of the sports business, produces a daily podcast on that topic in addition to being a regular on television and radio in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including appearances on BBC Radio, MSNBC and ABC television, and The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. Weiner has also written eight books and speaks in a variety of venues, including cruise ships, colleges, and libraries. More information about the speaker can be found at http://evanjweiner.wixsite.com/journalism-blog

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday July 13, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Podcasting for Beginners and Pro's: The Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

PODCASTING FOR BEGINNERS AND PRO’S: THE WORKSHOP with Scott Schulte

 This is a 3-week workshop designed to bring value to beginners and Pro’s. Whether you’re in business, education, non-profit, a student, or just a hyper-creative superstar, you will leave this class with some new skills, and a lot to think about. Classes take place on June 29, July 6 and 13.  

Newbies, you are going to learn the basics. If you’ve had some experience, I’ll ask you to reboot your thinking about how you create your content and how you structure a show. We’ll create a sense of community, support each others ideas and have a lot of fun.

 Your facilitator, Scott Schulte, is a former teacher who had a 29 year broadcast radio career, is a Podcast coach, co-founder of two theatre groups and is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

This workshop is suitable for teens (16 and up) and adults.

Please register. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all three sessions.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday July 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Summer Reading Film Series: First Man film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. (2018) 2 hours and 21 minutes. PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer Reading Film Series: First Man Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. (2018) 2 hours and 21 minutes. PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 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
   

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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 July 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Personal Encounters: Writing Personal Essays Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a story you'd like to tell? Don't know where to start? Personal stories are often the hardest to contemplate. What will people say? Can I do the experience justice? This sort of questioning can trap and distract a writer from the details that can be addressed and recorded. Creative non-fiction is after-all a practice. Like anything else there are tricks of the trade and community in the writer's room. Join us for "Personal Encounters" a workshop in the personal essay. 

Classes take place over four weeks, starting on Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, August 1.  By registering for the first class you are automatically registered for all four sessions.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading Program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Theatre Programs: Audition Preparation Seminar & Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

College Theatre Programs: Audition Preparation Seminar & Workshop with Professor Ann Evans Watson of University of Michigan Musical Theatre

Are you interested in pursuing Music Theatre or Acting at the collegiate level?  If so, join us on Thursday, July 18 at 6 PM, at the Ridgefield Library for an evening of exploring some important factors to consider and prepare for:

- How to target and research universities and colleges

- The application process

- What and How to prepare your audition

- Then what?

Students will get an opportunity to explore some of the audition process, parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and see first-hand some student auditions.

Bring yourself, sheet music if you are a students and all your questions about how to audition for college musical theatre programs.

Ann Evans Watson has been a vocal instructor/coach, performer and theatre arts educator for over 30 years, with experience coast to coast.  She teaches master classes for singing actors at many universities across the US and been a master teacher/lecturer and cabaret artist for NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) conferences.  Holding BFAs in theatre and music, Ann is passionate about cross-training and has taught acting and dance as well as directed, choreographed and produced numerous productions.  Currently an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan, while runing private vocal studios part-time in Seattle &  NYC.  A member of AEA, MTEA, PAVA and NATS, Ann finds joy and value in teaching what she learns as an active artist. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and ACT of Connecticut.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday July 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Monday July 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday July 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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)  

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday July 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Personal Encounters: Writing Personal Essays Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a story you'd like to tell? Don't know where to start? Personal stories are often the hardest to contemplate. What will people say? Can I do the experience justice? This sort of questioning can trap and distract a writer from the details that can be addressed and recorded. Creative non-fiction is after-all a practice. Like anything else there are tricks of the trade and community in the writer's room. Join us for "Personal Encounters" a workshop in the personal essay. 

Classes take place over four weeks, starting on Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, August 1.  By registering for the first class you are automatically registered for all four sessions.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading Program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In his presentation Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Craig Harris incorporates rare recordings, archival video, insightful storytelling, group singing, and  guided music-making. The August 1969 Woodstock Exposition of Music and Art continues to reverberate cultural ripples and this program will not only stir memories but provide new perspective.

Craig Harris has taught, written about, photographed, and played music for more than four decades. A master percussionist, educator, author, photographer, and the host of a popular weekly Friday night radio show in Washington, DC. His latest book Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music was published in 2018. He’s also the author of The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (2014) and Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (2016), as well as countless music-oriented reviews, articles and photos for newspapers, magazines and websites. His passion for music, however, goes beyond the printed word. A skilled percussionist/drummer, he's performed in concert with Woodstock veterans Melanie and Rick Danko (The Band). In addition to working with an Americana group (Two Days Jeans), he’s been a member of the Gaea Star Band (with whom he co-hosts a syndicated weekly radio show) since 2014. After teaching music for more than a quarter of a century, Harris (who possesses a master's degree in education) launched his Drum Away the Blues program in 2009.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday July 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Summer Reading Film Series: Apollo 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.(1995) 2 hours and 20 minutes PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer Reading Film Series: Apollo 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.(1995) 2 hours and 20 minutes PVA

This program is part of the Library’s A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. This film series is also made possible thanks to the estate of Rose Antonucci.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Thursday August 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

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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
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Personal Encounters: Writing Personal Essays Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have a story you'd like to tell? Don't know where to start? Personal stories are often the hardest to contemplate. What will people say? Can I do the experience justice? This sort of questioning can trap and distract a writer from the details that can be addressed and recorded. Creative non-fiction is after-all a practice. Like anything else there are tricks of the trade and community in the writer's room. Join us for "Personal Encounters" a workshop in the personal essay. 

Classes take place over four weeks, starting on Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, August 1.  By registering for the first class you are automatically registered for all four sessions.

This program is part of the Library's A Universe of Stories Adult Summer Reading Program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Saturday August 3, 2019 -  Sunday September 29, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Audubon and Friends: Birds of America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Audubon and Friends: Birds of America from the collection of Joel Third. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday August 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World by Richard O. Prum  

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
Wednesday August 7, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday August 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

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    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none.png 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 Name Is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout--- “In a compact novel brimming with insight and emotion, Strout relays with great tenderness and sadness the way family relationships can both make and break us.  Booklist

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall.

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    Location: Founders Hall
Saturday August 10, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday August 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday August 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Family of Origin with C J Hauser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Family of Origin is an absurdist meditation on nature vs. nurture centered on estranged half siblings yoked together on a swampy Gulf Coast island after the unexpected death of their biologist father. The book has been called “riveting and emotionally intricate” (Helen Phillips), “funny, tender, and hopeful” (Brock Clarke), “beautiful and utterly propulsive” (Anton DiSclafani). 

CJ HAUSER teaches creative writing and literature at Colgate University. She is the author of the novel The From-Aways and her fiction has appeared in Tin House, Narrative Magazine, TriQuarterly, Esquire, Third Coast, and The Kenyon Review. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College and a PhD in Creative Writing from The Florida State University. She lives in Hamilton, New York.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common and copies of Family of Origin will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday August 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
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Tuesday August 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

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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 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing: An Author Talk with Elissa Altman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common are pleased to welcome back author Elissa Altman who will talk about her new book Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing (Ballantine Hardcover / On Sale: August 6, 2019). In the book Altman asks the universal questions that have defined mothers and daughters from Demeter and Persephone to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. How do you care for a mother you love, but don’t necessarily like? What are the rules—and limitations—of daughterly obligation and caregiving? Can it ever end well?

Elissa and Rita have forever struggled to find their place in each other's worlds. Rita, an overreaching, makeup-addicted, narcissistic Manhattan singer couldn't be more different from Elissa, her gay, taciturn New England writer daughter. Stuck in an outrageous maelstrom of codependency, mother and daughter cannot seem to extricate themselves from the center of each other's lives. MOTHERLAND is their universal story: a kaleidoscopic journey built on the ferocity of mother-daughter love, moral obligation, and the possibility and promise of healing.

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

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday August 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday August 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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)  

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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 September 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Educated, A Memoir by Tara Westover  

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
Wednesday September 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday September 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

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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
Sunday September 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Talk and Reception for Audubon and Friends: Birds of America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Collector's talk from 2-3 pm in the Main Program Room followed by a reception from 3 - 5 pm in the Gallery on the Lower Level. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Monday September 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday September 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

Varina, Charles Frazier--- “Varina Howell Davis (1826-1906), wife and widow of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, is an inspired choice as heroine for Frazier's riveting fourth novel... Frazier's interjection of historical detail is richly informative, and his descriptions of the natural world of the South are lyrical.  Publisher’s Weekly

Join us for a monthly book discussion at Founders Hall.

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    Location: Founders Hall
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Saturday September 14, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday September 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

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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 September 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Saturday September 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

Please register. L

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday September 23, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday September 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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)  

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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
Sunday September 29, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Kyle Carey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kyle Carey

Kyle Carey performs a unique fusion of Appalachian and Celtic music she likes to call ‘Gaelic Americana’. Having learned Scottish Gaelic to the point of fluency–Kyle’s music is an expression and exploration of the deep connection between Appalachia’s Celtic roots. Many critics have likened her to being a mix of Loreena McKennitt and Alison Krauss. 

Kyle has released two full-length albums, and her third The Art of Forgetting (which was recorded in Louisiana and produced by Dirk Powell) features folks like Rhiannon Giddens, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick. The album was released last January on the World Music Network’s Riverboat Records out of London–who through Redeye in the US–charted at #9 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s Northeast Chart. In December, PopMatters named the album one of the ’20 Best Folk Albums of 2018’ 

Ridgefield Folk concerts are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. The doors open at 1:30 PM and the shows start at 2 PM.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday October 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White, (Read Through Chapter 10, page 404) 

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
Wednesday October 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday October 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

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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
Saturday October 12, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday October 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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. 

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Tuesday October 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

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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: Randolph Board Room
Wednesday October 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Saturday October 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

Please register. L

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Wednesday October 23, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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)  

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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 October 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Friday November 1, 2019 -  Thursday December 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Art & Text Exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists are pleased to be working together to present an exhibition entitled Art & Text. This show, Art & Text , is part of a group of themed exhibitions of the same title taking place across a consortium of 13 Fairfield County, CT libraries from September - December 2019. The participating libraries havee selected the Art & Text theme as a natural one for libraries. This exhibition will feature the textual medium in art as seen in rich combinations of text, letters, words, colors, forms and images.

    Location: The Gallery
Saturday November 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reception for Art & Text Exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An Artists' reception for the Art & Text exhibition will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 2 - 4 pm.The Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists are pleased to be working together to present an exhibition entitled Art & Text which will be on view from November 1 through December 19, 2019. This show, Art & Text, is part of a group of themed exhibitions of the same name taking place across a consortium of 13 Fairfield County, CT library galleries from September - December 2019. The participating libraries have selected the Art & Text theme as a natural one for libraries. This exhibition will feature the textual medium in art as seen in rich combinations of text, letters, words, colors, forms, and images.

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday November 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White (Read Chapter 11 to the end)  

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
Wednesday November 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday November 7, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

Title TBA   

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
Saturday November 9, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday November 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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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misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Saturday November 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

Please register. L

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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
   

Title TBA

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 November 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday November 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday November 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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)  

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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 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA  

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
Wednesday December 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

HF

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday December 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Saturday December 14, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

The Ridgefield Library's photography group the Shutterbugs meets on the second Saturday of the month to discuss their craft and/or head out on their many field trips. They usually meet at the Library parking lot at 9 AM.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

New members are always welcome.  Please contact Mary Harold at 438-7350 or email ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group and to find out the location of the field trips.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday December 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Local yoga teachers will lead Chair Yoga sessions on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

This program is part of the Noreen L. Papa: Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

HF

HW

    Location: Main Program Room
Saturday December 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairfield County Writers Group - Write In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies to work on our individual projects (and escape the responsibilities and chaos of our home lives for a few hours each month to get writing done). 

The FCWG is comprised of authors from across the spectrum of career paths, some are just starting out while others have published and self-published completed works. We know that everyone has to start somewhere and welcome anyone who is serious about working on their writing. There is no cost for attending our writing sessions, nor are there dues for membership. Please visit our website for our events calendar and links to our Discord and Facebook groups.

Please come prepared to work quietly on your project. WiFi and power outlets are available thanks to the Ridgefield Library. Library patrons of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

Please register. L

    Location: Randolph Board Room
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Monday December 23, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless there is a holiday).

Meditation offers countless benefits, including improved emotional regulation, focus, resilience, compassion, and mental and physical health. We are pleased to host the Community Mindfulness Project: a local, secular meditation group dedicated to the study and practice of mindfulness meditation for people of all religious backgrounds. CMP’s teachings draw from a variety of meditation traditions, and in addition to regular, dedicated practice the group supports new and veteran practitioners with discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. 

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
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