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Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Learning a Language with Pronunciator - the Library's Newest Online Resource Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Topics: Pronunciator is an online language learning program, featuring beginning and advanced modules for 80 languages, plus extensive assistance with learning English for speakers of many languages. Come learn how to utilize the Library's newest online resource!

This program is also part of a new series of tech programs aimed at seniors. The series Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Class size is limited so please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 10 Best-Ever Techniques to Manage Anxiety and Depression Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the Parenting the Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series. Go home with practical strategies to manage anxiety and depression from renowned expert and author Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D. This program will take place at Scotts Ridge Middle School.

Parenting the #Selfie Generation is a community-wide collaboration with Ridgefield Public Schools,Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common,Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital.

Registration is recommended.  

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    Location: Scott's Ridge Middle School
       
Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 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 Technology Center
   
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 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.
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Microsoft Word - Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282   
   

We’ll tackle some more advanced features, such as changing the way the text looks (font style, font size, special formatting, etc.), adding bullets and tables, running a spelling check, and more. We’ll leave time to explore additional features you may be interested in.  (Part 1 of Intro to Microsoft Word will be held on October 10th - please register separately.)

This program is part of a new series of tech programs aimed at seniors. The series Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Class size is limited so please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
ent_filmproj 5:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Mozart's Die Zauberflote Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Mozart's Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute).

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

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

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

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Let's Talk Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Do you own a smart-phone or tablet and feel overwhelmed by the number of apps available?  If you are new the the world of apps, choosing from thousands of choices can be daunting.  Join us as we offer some tips on how to select the best apps for your needs and come share your own favorites.

This program is also part of a new series of tech programs aimed at seniors. The series Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Class size is limited so please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How To Write A Novel: Victoria Redel in Conversation with Julia Strayer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Victoria Redel, author of five books of fiction and three books of poetry, will share the secrets of the many ways to write a novel. In conversation with Julia Strayer, Victoria will discuss her creative process, and the surprises she has encountered, plus, how to find the best point of view and structure, make characters feel real, manage many characters, reveal secrets, and keep writer’s block at bay.

Victoria’s newest novel, Before Everything, is due out June 27th, 2017. http://www.victoriaredel.com/

Victoria Redel is the author of three books of poetry and five books of fiction. Her new novel, Before Everything, will be out with Viking Penguin in June 2017 and is forthcoming in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Turkey and China. Her novel The Border of Truth (Counterpoint 2007,) weaves the situation of refugees and a daughter’s awakening to the history and secrets of her father’s survival and loss. It was a Barnes and Noble Great New Writers Discovery Selection. Loverboy (2001, Graywolf /2002, Harcourt), was awarded the 2001 S. Mariella Gable Novel Award and the 2002 Forward Silver Literary Fiction Prize and was chosen in 2001 as a Los Angeles Times Best Book. Loverboy was adapted for a feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. Swoon (2003, University of Chicago Press), was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award. Her work has been widely anthologized and translated. Redel’s fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals including Granta.com. Harvard Review, The Quarterly, The Literarian, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, O the Oprah magazine, Elle, Bomb, More and NOON.

Redel is on the graduate and undergraduate faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught in the Graduate Writing Programs of Columbia University and Vermont College. Redel was the McGee Professor at Davidson College. She has received fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment For The Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center. Victoria Redel was born in New York. She is a first generation American of Belgian, Rumanian, Egyptian and Russian and Polish descent. She attended Dartmouth College (BA) and Columbia University (MFA).

Julia Strayer’s writing appears, or is forthcoming, in Glimmer Train, SmokeLong Quarterly, Post Road Magazine, Mid-American Review, South Dakota Review, Fiction Southeast, and others. She placed first in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, was a finalist in the 2016 Indiana Review 1/2K Prize, and has been anthologized in The Best Small Fictions 2015. She earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and teaches creative writing at New York University.

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

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Getting Started with the Library's Digital Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk     
   

Tech Topics: Need help getting started with one of our digital resources including OverDrive (eBooks and audiobooks), Zinio (digital magazines), Hoopla (eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming music and video), or lynda.com.  Drop-in anytime between 1 and 2:30 PM to get assistance from one of our staff.

This program is also part of a new series of tech programs aimed at seniors. The series Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Drop In.  No Registration.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
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misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 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 Technology Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse with Rich Cohen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Chicago Cubs Book JacketBooks on the Common and Ridgefield Library present an Author Talk with Rich Cohen about his new book The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse.

For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the Cubs have always been more than a team: they’ve been the protagonists of a King Arthur epic, in search of the Holy Grail that is winning the World Series. A chronicle of the last few miraculous seasons as experienced through the prism of Cubs history, The Chicago Cubs tracks the famous curse, which was placed on the team in 1945 by the infamous owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, who was ejected from Wrigley Field when he tried to bring his goat into the grandstand for the fifth game of the World Series. He vowed the team would never get back to the championship. And they hadn’t—until now.

Cohen follows the Cubs’ early days as the first powerhouse baseball team, winners of the 1907 and 1908 World Series; their storied players, such as Billy Sunday, the second baseman who became the most popular preacher in America; their old stadiums; their owners, from the chewing gum magnate William Wrigley to Thomas Ricketts, director of Ameritrade; and their time between the two World Wars—all of it leading up to the momentous 2016 World Series appearance and the breaking of the famed curse. A captivating blend of reportage and memoir, drawing on Cohen’s extensive interviews and travels with recent Cubs players, owners, and coaching staff, The Chicago Cubs is a portrait not only of a team but also of a city, a game, and what it means to be a perpetually disappointed fan who is finally rewarded.

Rich Cohen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tough Jews; The Avengers; Monsters; Sweet and Low; When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead (with Jerry Weintraub); and The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones. He is a cocreator 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 other publications. 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 Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Coloring for adults has been shown to be a great way to foster relaxation and creativity. Come join us in the Dayton Program Room and give it a try.  Bring your friends and socialize while you color. We’ll provide all the materials you need, plus coffee, tea and snacks.

Registration recommended.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Still Life With Waterfall by Eamon Grennan

Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Free copies of the poetry books are available for members of the Friends who attend the discussions.  If you would like to join the Friends please click here. Membership fees are $15 per year for seniors and $20 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
Sunday October 29, 2017 -  Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Against the Grain: Woodblock Prints by Mark Ceconi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wood Block Prints by Mark Ceconi.VA

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday October 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk - An Artist’s Journey: Sixty-five Years of Painting with Daniel Greene Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

One of the foremost pastel artists in the United States, North Salem, NY artist Daniel Greene will talk about the broad, prolific span of his painting and pastel career. This award-winning artist was named Pastel Society Laureate by the Pastel Society of the West Coast and named to the Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame. He was also given the John Singer Sargent Award for lifelong dedication to the achievement of excellence in portraiture by the American Society of Portrait Artists. Highly regarded as a portrait artist, his subjects include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, author Ayn Rand and William Randolph Hearst. Greene’s paintings and pastels are in over 700 private and public collections in the United States.

This ARTalk is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The ARTalks series is dedicated to the exploring the creative artists by presenting lectures, films and workshops that focus on art, architecture and design.

Please Register. PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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 Technology Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Connecticut Ghost Hunter with Barry Pirro Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to meet a real Ghost Hunter? Do you want to hear actual recordings of ghosts captured at haunted houses in and around the Connecticut and New York area? Join paranormal investigator Barry Pirro of ConnecticutGhostHunter.com who will share chilling stories from recent investigations, play recordings of real ghosts, and share ghost hunting tips. Questions will be answered and members of the audience will have a chance to share their ghost stories.

This event is geared toward adults and young adults, ages 13 and up. 

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM How to Build Your Network on LinkedIn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In this hands-on, 60-minute presentation, Kate Fitzpatrick will walk you through the essentials of an optimized LinkedIn profile. Not just for job-seekers anymore, this platform is now essential for every professional and you’ll walk away from this presentation knowing who to connect with, what to post and how to leverage LinkedIn.

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Valerie Rich will lead a Chair Yoga session on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

Valerie Rich is a Reiki Master and teaches Yoga, Alexander Technique and Meditation.

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

Please register.

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

Build Your Own Business Website in This Three-Session Workshop!

Wednesday, Nov. 1, Thursday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 7 – 9 PM

Lyne Amos, Principal of Fyne Lyne Ventures will lead this three-session workshop to help you build a website on the WordPress platform to give maximum flexibility in look, function and ownership of the site. WordPress itself is free, as are its updates. Third party “plugins” which add functionality to WordPress are mostly free as well. Help will be given on how to purchase a domain name and website hosting account.  Please bring a credit card to class to cover these costs. Typical charges are $15/yr. for domain name and $85/yr. for hosting. Both are usually purchased two years in advance. Attendees should also bring a laptop to class and be prepared to do the assigned homework between classes.

Session 1:

  • Choose and purchase a domain name (www.yoursite.com)
  • Purchase a hosting account (this is space on a server where your website files will live)
  • Explore the hosting account control panel
  • Install the WordPress application in your new hosting account
  • Install a WordPress theme (template)
  • Install a security plugin
  • Review possible site configuration options (sitemap)

Session 2:

  • Install remaining plugins
  • Choose page templates and add content and photos to your site
  • Format text
  • Customize theme colors and fonts
  • Configure “widgets”

Session 3:

  • Questions and Answers
  • Install optional plugins for added functionality (e.g., Calendar, Gallery, Slider, etc.)
  • Configure contact form
  • Open a MailChimp account and configure e-mail signup form
  • Install Google Analytics

This program is part of the Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series that is co-sponsored by the Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.

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

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

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

Scheduled in conjunction with All about Jane, our multi-part exploration of the life and work of Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of her death. The All About Jane series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.L

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Alone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk with Michael Korda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common welcome back Michael Korda who will discuss his latest book Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory.

An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life the world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of the war, Michael Korda, the best-selling author of Clouds of Glory, chronicles the outbreak of hostilities, recalling as a prescient young boy the enveloping tension that defined pre-Blitz London, and then as a military historian witnessing the great events that would alter the course of the twentieth century.

For indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other. The superior German war machine blazed into France, as the Maginot Line, supposedly "as firmly fixed in place as the Pyramids," crumbled in days. With the fall of Holland and Belgium, the imminent fall of Paris, the British Army stranded at Dunkirk, and Neville Chamberlain’s government in political freefall, Winston Churchill became prime minister on this historical nadir of May 10, 1941. Britain, diplomatically isolated, was suddenly the only nation with the courage and the resolve to defy Hitler.

Against this vast historical canvas, Korda relates what happened and why. It is this pivotal turning point in world history that Korda captures with such immediacy in Alone, a work that triumphantly demonstrates that even the most calamitous defeats can become the most legendary victories.

“Michael Korda, who has often extended our understanding of so many diverse subjects, has accomplished another masterpiece in Alone. Dealing with Britain’s desperate situation as France fell, he shows how the evacuation from Dunkirk became the inspiration for eventual British victory. One of Korda’s best.” — Henry Kissinger

This program is co-sponsored by the Library, Books on the Common, Keeler Tavern Museum and Ridgefield Historical Society.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday November 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Film Screening and Discussion: Pride and Prejudice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book to Movie Film Screening and Discussion led by Mark Edwards.

Pride and Prejudice (2005, PG, 128 minutes), starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Talulah Riley will be screened as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

The story is based on Jane Austen's novel about five sisters - Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet - in Georgian England. Their lives are turned upside down when a wealthy young man (Mr. Bingley) and his best friend (Mr. Darcy) arrive in their neighborhood.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Artist's Reception for Mark Ceconi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist's reception for woodblock artist, Mark Ceconi.

Mark Ceconi will exhibit his large-scale woodblock prints in the Library Gallery during regular Library hours with an artist's reception on Saturday, November 4 from 4-6 pm, In addition to studies from nature, Ceconi does large portraits of classic authors such as Edgar Allen Poe. Known for his vigorous line work and attention to shading within the block print, his prints vibrate with contrast between the light and dark areas and radiate a compelling energy. 

Mark Ceconi studied his printing techniques <>

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    Location: The Gallery
Sunday November 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Tuesdays with Morrie: The Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library and the Ridgefield Playhouse invite you to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Mitch Albom’s New York Times best-selling book, “Tuesdays With Morrie," with a new production adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. Join us to re-live the uplifting, touching and at-times funny story chronicling the relationship between an old professor dying of ALS and his former student who visits him every Tuesday for the “last class” of Morrie’s life.

Sponsored by Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series; Partially underwritten by Books on the Common and RVNA

STARRING:

Brandon Ewald (Mitch) – Brandon has trained at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, Brave New Institute and Remedios Creative. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Augsburg College and is an accomplished fight choreographer.

Gabriele Angieri (Morrie) – A native of New York City, Gabriele can currently be seen starring as the FBI Profiler Saul Aitken in the independent feature, “Profile of a Killer," on Amazon Prime.

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Medicare: Should be reviewing your coverage and costs annually?  The anser is... Yes!

Join us to learn about your Medicare coverage and the different options available to you. This presentation is for anyone currently receiving Medicare or for those who will be reaching that milestone in the near future

OPEN ENROLLMENT Is October 15th through December 7th

  • Insurance Companies change their plans annually ~ You may need to too!
  • Medicare recipients should be reviewing their coverage every year.
  • OPEN ENROLLMENT is the only time you can change your prescription coverage or an Advantage Plan
  • Talk with one of Ridgefield’s certified counselors and let us help you determine the best coverage for your needs.

The CHOICES counseling program is a free service provided by the Town of Ridgefield Department of Social Services and their partners: Ridgefield Library ~ Founders Hall ~ Western CT Area Agency on Aging

For more information this program or to meet with one of our CHOICES counselors email Karen Gaudian at municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org or call 203.431.2754.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Microsoft Word - Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282   
   

In this introduction to Microsoft Word, we’ll take the fear out of using this amazing word processing software. We’ll cover the basics to get you up and running, including how to create, save, and print documents. (Intro to Microsoft Word - Part 2 will be held on Tuesday, October 24th - please register separately.)

This program is part of a new series of tech programs aimed at seniors. The series Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Class size is limited so please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Truman, David McCullough (Discuss Chapters 1 - 12)

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks and How to Keep Them Safe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series, acclaimed adolescent psychiatrist Jess Shatkin, M.D., of the NYU Child Study Center, will give a talk about a groundbreaking, research-based guide that sheds new light on why young people make dangerous choices – and offers solutions that work. 

Parenting the #Selfie Generation is a community-wide collaboration with Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital.

Copies of Born to Be Wild will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Introduction to Instagram Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282   
   

In this introduction to Instagram class participants can expect to learn best practices for setting up an account, posting and editing pictures, and using filters. We’ll cover new features like adding photos and video clips to user’s stories as well as geolocation tags and other features.

This program is part of a new series of tech programs aimed at seniors. The series Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Class size is limited. Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Race for Paris by Meg Clayton WadeSL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security Boot Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a program called Social Security Boot Camp: Navigating the Rules to Make the Most of Your Social Security Payments in Retirement.

Barbara McMahon and Mark Temple, Vice Presidents  of Merrill Lynch, will show best ways to work within the system to augment your income as your reach retirement age.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and the Brown Bag Network.

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Roz Chast: Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 Books on the Common and the Ridgefield Library are thrilled to welcome back cartoonist Roz Chast to talk about her latest book Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York.

Combining cartoons with photographs, maps, and other drawings, Going Into Town is part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast's laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons. Fans of her #1 New York Times-bestselling and NBCC award-winning graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? will love the stories of young Roz “going into town” with her parents, armed with food and warnings. 

For native Brooklynite and quintessential New Yorker Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and "those West Side Story-things" (fire escapes).

Their wonder at such unfamiliar sights inspired Going Into Town (Bloomsbury publication date: October 3, 2017). The idea began as a small booklet Roz created for her daughter before she left home to attend college in Manhattan. Roz’s desire to introduce her daughter to the city so they didn’t “get off on the wrong foot” has become her big-hearted, charming, and funny exhortation to all of her readers: “I feel about Manhattan the way I feel about a book, a TV series, a movie, a play, and artist, a song, a food, a whatever that I love. I want to tell you about it so that maybe you will love it too.”

“The wonderful and inimitable Roz Chast introduces her old friend, New York City, in a beguiling way that will illuminate newcomers, prompt old-timers to nod in recognition, and inspire a whole new generation of siamese standpipe buffs.” —Luc Sante.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event thanks to Books on the Common.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 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.  

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 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Wealth Redefined with Bob Reby Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Author Talk with author Bob Reby who will discuss his recently released book Wealth Redefined.

For most people, the word wealth conjures images of material possessions and luxury: fancy jewelry, exotic automobiles, opulent living quarters, and vacations in Southern France. To become wealthy is the pinnacle of the iconic American Dream. When you can afford the best of everything you want, you get to live happily ever after. . .

That may be the traditional vision of wealth, but it is not most people’s experience.

Drawing on over twenty years of experience as a Certified Financial Planner, author Bob Reby explores the idea that wealth means different things to different people. Your health, relationships, and family are all components of wealth, and your financial plan should be in line with those values. Wealth Redefined will help you find your unique version of financial independence and achieve enhanced peace of mind.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library is pleased to introduce two new recurring events: We Got Games and Family Game Day.

We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. The Library has a collection of games—Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Machi Koro to name a few—from which to choose, or attendees are welcome to bring a game to play! All skill levels are welcome!

Family Game Day will meet monthly on the fourth Saturday of each month and is an afternoon drop-in program for families with children aged 4 and up. The first meeting will be on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 pm in the Leir Children’s Program Room. The Library invites families to choose from the Library’s selection of family games—Monster Chase, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Slamwich and more—to enjoy. 

No registration.

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Getting Started with the Library's Digital Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk     
   

Tech Topics: Need help getting started with one of our digital resources including OverDrive (eBooks and audiobooks), Zinio (digital magazines), Hoopla (eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming music and video), or lynda.com.  Drop-in anytime between 1 and 2:30 PM to get assistance from one of our staff.

This program is also part of a new series of tech programs aimed at seniors. The series Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Drop In.  No Registration.

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Build Your Own Business Website Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Build Your Own Business Website in This Three-Session Workshop!

Wednesday, Nov. 1, Thursday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 7 – 9 PM

Lyne Amos, Principal of Fyne Lyne Ventures will lead this three-session workshop to help you build a website on the WordPress platform to give maximum flexibility in look, function and ownership of the site. WordPress itself is free, as are its updates. Third party “plugins” which add functionality to WordPress are mostly free as well. Help will be given on how to purchase a domain name and website hosting account.  Please bring a credit card to class to cover these costs. Typical charges are $15/yr. for domain name and $85/yr. for hosting. Both are usually purchased two years in advance. Attendees should also bring a laptop to class and be prepared to do the assigned homework between classes.

Session 1:

  • Choose and purchase a domain name (www.yoursite.com)
  • Purchase a hosting account (this is space on a server where your website files will live)
  • Explore the hosting account control panel
  • Install the WordPress application in your new hosting account
  • Install a WordPress theme (template)
  • Install a security plugin
  • Review possible site configuration options (sitemap)

Session 2:

  • Install remaining plugins
  • Choose page templates and add content and photos to your site
  • Format text
  • Customize theme colors and fonts
  • Configure “widgets”

Session 3:

  • Questions and Answers
  • Install optional plugins for added functionality (e.g., Calendar, Gallery, Slider, etc.)
  • Configure contact form
  • Open a MailChimp account and configure e-mail signup form
  • Install Google Analytics

This program is part of the Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series that is co-sponsored by the Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Friday November 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Zineo: Your Source for Online Magazines Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282   
   

Zinio offers Library cardholders complete full color, interactive digital magazines viewable on computers or on a range of mobile devices. Select from 49 magazines covering a wide range of interests including  Newsweek, The New Yorker, Cook's Illustrated, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Country Gardens, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance.   Zinio's stunning interface recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, and key word searches for articles.

This program is part of a new series of tech programs aimed at seniors. The series Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Class size is limited. Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Sunday November 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 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 is an Emmy-winning film and television composer as well as a recipient of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award for his songwriting. He also 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 Fall 2017 Ridgefield Folk live music series.  Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and can be picked up at the door on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Ades' The Exterminating Angel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Ades' The Exterminating Angel.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Ades' The Exterminating Angel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Ades' The Exterminating Angel.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Saturday November 25, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:30 PM  -  10:00 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Taming of the Shrew Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of Taming of the Shrew.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Intro to Microsoft Word - Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282   
   

We’ll tackle some more advanced features, such as changing the way the text looks (font style, font size, special formatting, etc.), adding bullets and tables, running a spelling check, and more. We’ll leave time to explore additional features you may be interested in.  (Part 1 of Intro to Microsoft Word will be held on October 10th - please register separately.)

This program is part of a new series of tech programs aimed at seniors. The series Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly.

Class size is limited so please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 11 spaces available.
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Build Your Own Business Website Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Build Your Own Business Website in This Three-Session Workshop!

Wednesday, Nov. 1, Thursday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 7 – 9 PM

Lyne Amos, Principal of Fyne Lyne Ventures will lead this three-session workshop to help you build a website on the WordPress platform to give maximum flexibility in look, function and ownership of the site. WordPress itself is free, as are its updates. Third party “plugins” which add functionality to WordPress are mostly free as well. Help will be given on how to purchase a domain name and website hosting account.  Please bring a credit card to class to cover these costs. Typical charges are $15/yr. for domain name and $85/yr. for hosting. Both are usually purchased two years in advance. Attendees should also bring a laptop to class and be prepared to do the assigned homework between classes.

Session 1:

  • Choose and purchase a domain name (www.yoursite.com)
  • Purchase a hosting account (this is space on a server where your website files will live)
  • Explore the hosting account control panel
  • Install the WordPress application in your new hosting account
  • Install a WordPress theme (template)
  • Install a security plugin
  • Review possible site configuration options (sitemap)

Session 2:

  • Install remaining plugins
  • Choose page templates and add content and photos to your site
  • Format text
  • Customize theme colors and fonts
  • Configure “widgets”

Session 3:

  • Questions and Answers
  • Install optional plugins for added functionality (e.g., Calendar, Gallery, Slider, etc.)
  • Configure contact form
  • Open a MailChimp account and configure e-mail signup form
  • Install Google Analytics

This program is part of the Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series that is co-sponsored by the Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Friday December 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Music of Winter Celebration with Maestro Eric Mahl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interpreting Music Through Tchaikovsky with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Guest Conductor Maestro Eric Mahl.

Join Maestro Eric Mahl as he presents an interactive talk on how to interpret music - including what to look for, what to listen for, and how to explore possibilities within the music - using Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony as a guide.  

Complete program for the December 2nd RSO concert:

"Winter Suite": Prokofiev - “Troika” from Lieutenant Kije; Glaznov - “Winter” from The Seasons; Rimsky-Korsakov - “Dance of the Tumblers” from the Snow Maiden

Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday December 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Altered Books in Contemporary Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Nationally known book artist Chris Perry uses handmade books to impart information without the use of words or images. Perry himself states that “the book artist is a label that has a pretty broad definition, like sculpture. Book art tends to be things that are made of books or are about books or incorporate books in some way.” While books have always been known to contain art, they are hardly thought of as being works of art as themselves. Perry pushes the limits of the book arts genre creating contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object. He is inspired by book-like formats to convey his artistic process and shapes paper or filaments to convey information.

This ARTalk is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The ARTalks series is dedicated to the exploring the creative artists by presenting lectures, films and workshops which focus on art, architecture and design. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dramatic Reading with Alan Sklar: A Child's Christmas in Wales and The Gift of the Magi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Voice actor Alan Sklar will give a live reading of two holiday classics, The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry and A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.

Alan Sklar has been a freelance voice actor for more than 20 years, voicing radio and TV commercials, narrating more than 200 audiobooks, and working on numerous video projects. He lives in Somers, N.Y.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Certified MEDICARE CHOICES counselors will be available to answer questions and review prescription coverage for MEDICARE recipients at the Ridgefield Library, Tuesdays and Fridays during Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th.

This is your opportunity to review your coverage, make sure all your medications will be covered in the coming year and assure you are not over-paying for your prescription plan. Insurance companies change their plans and their formularies every year, you may need to too.

Act now!  This is the only time you can change your plan this year. Certified counselors will provide an individual confidential session free of charge to Ridgefield residents with cooperation from the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Ridgefield Library, the RVNA and the Western CT Area Agency on Aging.

Last year this program saved Ridgefield Medicare recipients over $46,000!

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Valerie Rich will lead a Chair Yoga session on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM.

Valerie Rich is a Reiki Master and teaches Yoga, Alexander Technique and Meditation.

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 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM School? No Way, Jose! I Ain't Going! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the Parenting the Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life* - A look into student school refusal with Nicholas Crimarco, Ph.D., Columbia University instructor and staff psychologist in the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety Related Disorders.

“Parenting the #Selfie Generation” is a community-wide collaboration with Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common,Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Poetry Coffeehouse Featuring Gail Carson Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common present an evening of poetry. Some local poets will read from their work and then the evening will conclude with a reading by featured poet Gale Carson Levine. Wine and Cheese (and coffee) will be served!

Gail Carson Levine’s first poetry collection for adults, Transient, came out in July, 2016, from Nightshade Press. Her poems have appeared in: The Louisville Review; The Sugar House Review; Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems; xxx and the second anthology of the Cancer Poetry Project. Two poems are forthcoming in the Lullwater Review. In 2016, she completed her MFA in poetry at NYU. She’s best known for her books for children, in particular, Ella Enchanted, which won a Newbery honor award in 1998 and was made into a major motion picture in 2004. Her other books for children include a historical novel, two picture books, a poetry collection, two nonfiction books about writing, and more fantasy novels. .

 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday December 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Instagram 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

If you've been thinking of using Instagram for personal or professional use, join us for a basic overview on how, when and why to work Instagram into your social media savvy. With over 500 million monthly active users and counting, Instagram users have proven their love for the platform. Come find out why!

The class is led by Kate Fitzpatrick

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
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Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 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.  

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 December 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The New Wine Rules with Jon Bonné Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library and Books on the Common welcome Jon Bonné to discuss his new book The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know. (Ten Speed Press | Penguin Random House, November 14).

There are few greater pleasures in life than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine. So why does finding and choosing one you like seem so stressful? Now, becoming a happier, more confident wine drinker is easy. The first step is to forget all the needlessly complicated stuff the “experts” have been telling you. In The New Wine Rules, acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonné explains everything you need to know in simple, beautifully illustrated, easy-to-digest tidbits. And the news is good! For example: Nearly every pairing 'rule' can be disproven. You can drink rosé any time of year. Don’t save a great bottle for anything more than a rainy day.

See, things are better already. With information about buying, storing, sharing, and – of course – drinking wine, The New Wine Rules is the ultimate gift for all wine lovers, including yourself.

JON BONNÉ is one of the leading American voices writing on wine today. He is the senior contributing editor at Punch, author of The New California Wine, winner of the Roederer International Wine Book of the Year, and the wine consultant for JetBlue Airways. For nearly a decade, he served as the wine editor and chief wine critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, where he won two James Beard Awards and numerous other accolades.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library is pleased to introduce two new recurring events: We Got Games and Family Game Day.

We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. The Library has a collection of games—Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Machi Koro to name a few—from which to choose, or attendees are welcome to bring a game to play! All skill levels are welcome!

Family Game Day will meet monthly on the fourth Saturday of each month and is an afternoon drop-in program for families with children aged 4 and up. The first meeting will be on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 pm in the Leir Children’s Program Room. The Library invites families to choose from the Library’s selection of family games—Monster Chase, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Slamwich and more—to enjoy. 

No registration.

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Friday December 22, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: The Nutcracker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: The Nutcracker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of The Nutcracker.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Friday December 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday December 30, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM National Theatre Live in HD: The Young Marx Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the National Theatre's production of The Young Marx by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Wednesday January 3, 2018 -  Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Images in Dimension: 3D Mixed Media Photo Collage by Debra Schaffer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Debra Schaffer will exhibit her 3-dimensional multi-media, photographic collages of everyday scenes like the hustle and bustle of markets and streetscapes. Of her work and process the artists states,"I take hundreds of photographs of a scene and cut them up like puzzle parts, and reassemble them into a dimensional mult-layered collage so that the finished work ....becomes the essence of a place without being an exact reproduction.PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Saturday January 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's Reception - Debra Schaffer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist's Reception from 2-4pm.

Debra Shaffer will exhibit her 3-dimensional multi-media, photographic collages of everyday scenes like the hustle and bustle of markets and streetscapes. Of her work and process the artists states,"I take hundreds of photographs of a scene and cut them up like puzzle parts, and reassemble them into a dimensional mult-layered collage so that the finished work ....becomes the essence of a place without being an exact reproduction." PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday January 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A Virtual Stroll Through the Medieval Masterpieces of the Met's Cloisters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Snow date = Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 @ 2 pm

Dr. Michael Norris spent twenty years at the Met's Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a museum educator and has lectured on trips all over the world. For this talk, Norris will take us on a virtual tour that includes the origins of this unique medieval art museum as well as masterpieces there such as the Unicorn Tapestries. The Met's Cloisters is on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tyron Park and is dedicated to medieval art, architecture and gardens through more than 2,000 artworks and architectural elements. Norris received his Ph.D. in art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara. PVA

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Sunday January 14, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 4:00 PM  -  6:15 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Le Corsaire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of Le Corsaire.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday January 28, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Puccini's Tosca Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Puccini's Tosca.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Energy Tools for Daily Living with JoAnn Inserra Duncan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

JoAnn Inserra Duncan will present some simple techniques for everyday life to stay grounded, centered and protected. These simple tools can help reduce anxiety, improve focus and concentration and help you understand what triggers there are in your life that affect your energy and well being. Learn how our negative thoughts can be shifted to positive thoughts and help our physical, mental/emotional and spiritual well being. These practical tools are easy to learn and incorporate into your daily life. JoAnn is a Reiki Master Teacher and founder and director of Turning Point Healing Arts & Education Center.

This program is part of our Noreen L. Papa - Mothers Live Your Life series.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The Lofrisco Family Cookbook with Anthony Lofrisco Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Anthony Lofrisco will discuss his recently release book The Lofrisco Family Cookbook which is part cookbook, part memoir, and as much about food as it is about family. 

Author Anthony LoFrisco takes readers back to a time when recipes included instructions like “a handful of this,” and magnificent meals could be thrown together with whatever ingredients were in the fridge.  He intersperses recipes for such Italian classics as lasagna and chicken cacciatore, with reminiscences of his childhood days in Brooklyn, where food was always the center of attention and mama ruled the kitchen. His mother Josie, who emigrated from Sicily and raised her family in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, made sure her husband, a NYC policeman, and three sons, were well fed by using the simplest ingredients and infusing them with love.

Anthony F. LoFrisco has had a lifelong love affair with food that began by watching his mother exhibit her culinary skills in the small kitchen that was the centerpiece of the family’s apartment in a two-family house in Brooklyn. In high school, college and law school, he earned money by waiting tables at restaurants and catering halls and saw how professional chefs produced their signature dishes. When at home, first in Brooklyn and later in Connecticut, his principal pastime was preparing meals for family and friends.

A graduate of Fordham College and Fordham Law School, he was a partner and litigator in several high-energy law firms in Manhattan. His way of relaxing at home was to walk into the kitchen, put on an apron, turn on the oven and go to work. LoFrisco lives, and cooks, in Wilton, Connecticut.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM No More Mean Girls: Strategies for Raising Strong, Confident, Compassionate Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the Parenting the Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series, child/adolescent psychotherapist and author Katie Hurley will show parents of young girls how to nip mean girl behavior in the bud.  Copies of No More Mean Girls will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Parenting the #Selfie Generation” is a community-wide collaboration with Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday February 4, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  4:00 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: The Lady of Camellias Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of The Lady of Camellias.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

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

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang

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

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.H

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday February 10, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday February 18, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Romeo and Juliet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of Romeo and Juliet.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday February 25, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Puccini's La Boheme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Puccini's La Boheme.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Tuesday March 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none My 100 Iconic Women by Hazel Jarvis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrating Women's History Month - Exhibition of 100 Iconic Women, gouache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton on view from March 1-27 with an artist's reception on Saturday, March 3 from 2-4 pm. PVA H

    Location: The Gallery
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Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Digital Addiction: When Technology Becomes Too Much Temptation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the Raising the Selfie Generation: Reslience for Life series,* presenters and program information TBA.

“Parenting the #Selfie Generation” is a community-wide collaboration with Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital.

    Location: Main Program Room
Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's Reception for My 100 Iconic Women by Hazel Jarvis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Opening reception for exhibition celebrating Women's History Month: My 100 Iconic Women - guoache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton.

Helen Jarvis's works are held in the permanent collection of Carnegie Mellon University and she has exhibited one-person and group shows at the American Society of Botanical's annual juried exhibitions and the Greenwich Library's Flinn Gallery among other venues.

About this 100 Iconic Women the artist talks about how this body of work evolved:

My 100 Iconic Women started as a personal project for a Facebook group I belong to called “These 12 Paint Daily”. I wanted to practice painting faces, and thought it would be fun to paint a face a day in 30 minutes or less. Initially I planned to do about 20 faces and then move on to another theme. However, as I began to paint and post these ladies on Instagram, the project started
to take on a life of its own. People commented and thanked me for introducing them to women whom they might not otherwise have known. As the comments and suggestions on who to include grew, the scope of the project expanded. Somewhere around 25, I realized I that wanted to go for a full 100.

Who to include became a wonderful conversation topic with friends and family. Doing the background research was fascinating, especially as the 2016 Presidential election was unfolding as I worked. Since I was the final arbiter, I decided to include only
people I really admired. I tried to balance time periods, achievements, nationalities and other factors but in the end it is necessarily a highly personal and idiosyncratic set of choices. Thanks go to my Facebook group, without whose encouragement and good humor I would never have gotten beyond the first five. PVA H

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

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

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

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
Saturday March 10, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  5:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Rossini's Semiramide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Rossini's Semiramide.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday March 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: What's Trending in the Arts in Fairfield County with David Green Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

David Green, Director of Programs and Membership for the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, will talk about current trends in contemporary visual and performing art in Fairfield County, CT and the impact the arts have on our economy. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County links cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses to identify and build resources, provides cultural marketing of Fairfield County cultural attractions and promotes advocacy to create a pro-active, unified voice for the cultural sector with the understanding that the creative economy is a key contributor to the community’s economic prosperity, effective education and a civil society. PVA

Hold for ARTalk - snow date, Sunday, March 18 @ 2pm

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday March 27, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM National Theatre Live in HD: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the National Theatre's production of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Saturday March 31, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  5:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday April 1, 2018 -  Sunday April 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none The Age of Discovery: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Keeler Tavern's Museum Board of Directors for Development, Joel Third, will exhibit a selection of antique maps from his extensive collection. Special attention will be given to those maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. There will be a talk by collector Joel Third on Sunday, April 8 from 2-3 PM and a reception from 3-5 PM. PVA H TL 

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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 April 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Imperial Fabergé Eggs with Marina Forbes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In this unique and beautifully illustrated presentation Marina Forbes will focus on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé.

The program will feature a spectacular photo-tour of Fabergé collections at the Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow and other world famous museums and private collectors around the world. Emphasis is on the important role of egg painting in Russian culture and on the unique development of this major Russian art form from a traditional craft to the level of exquisite fine art under the patronage of the tsars. The fascinating history of these eggs and their role in the dramatic events of the last decades of Romanov rule in Russia and in the years following the Bolshevik Revolution will also be discussed.

Marina Forbes who has an MA Philology, University of St. Petersburg, Russia is a lecturer, historian and award-winning artist who has written extensively on Russian traditional arts, history and the rich tapestry of Russian culture. 

Please register

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday April 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Collector's Talk: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Joel Third Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Collector's Talk from 2-3 pm: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Keeler Tavern's Museum Board of Directors for Development, Joel Third who will talk about a selection of his extensive collection of antique maps with special attention given to those maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. This talk will be followed by a reception from 3-5 pm. PVA H TL

    Location: Main Program Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Reception: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Joel Third Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Collector's Reception - Age of Discovery: Antique Maps and the Stories They Tell with Keeler Tavern's Museum Board of Directors for Development, Joel Third who will exhibit a selection of his extensive collection of antique maps with special attention given to those maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. The talk by collector Joel Third on Sunday, April 8 from 2-3 PM will be followed by a reception from 3-5 PM.PVA

 

 

    Location: The Gallery
Monday April 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 11, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Giselle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of Giselle.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday April 15, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Verdi's Luisa Miller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Verdi's Luisa Miller.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Thursday April 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM LGBTQ: Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Identity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As part of the Parenting the Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series,* with Micaela Scully, LCSW, Silver Hill Hospital – program details TBA.

“Parenting the #Selfie Generation” is a community-wide collaboration with Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTAs, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on the Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, and Silver Hill Hospital.

    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday April 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM O'Keeffe Pastel Workshop: A Hands-on Class for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 as a point of departure, artist and art educator Gregory Maichack will present a pastel painting workshop. Each participant is given a piece of toned pastel paper and white charcoal pencils to sketch the basic shapes of this famous flower. Then using light yellow for the lighted portion of the flower and hyacinth purple for the shadows, Maichack will demonstrate basic pastel strokes and techniques such as scumbling, slurring, blending and layering colors. All materials are provided. Workshop is limited to 28. Fee is $ 5.00 per person and will be collected at the door. PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday April 28, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  4:15 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Massenet's Cendrillon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Met Opera production of Massenet's Cendrillon.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Saturday May 19, 2018 -  Friday June 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Artist's exhibition for Kesra Hoffman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-4942   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kesra Hoffman Artist's exhibtion. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Saturday May 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's reception - Kesra Hoffman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Artist's reception for Kesra Hoffman. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Monday May 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required. Please note this meeting is a week later than usual because of the Friends of the Library book sale.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday May 26, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:30 PM  -  10:00 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: The Flames of Paris Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of The Flames of Paris.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday June 10, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  4:15 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Coppelia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield great stories, told through opera, ballet and drama by the greatest performing companies in the world - the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Come to the Library to learn more about the history of these masterworks and their creators, then experience extraordinary performances on the big screen in HD @ the Playhouse. This week we are pleased to present the Bolshoi Ballet's production of Coppelia.

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics. Check www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the latest schedule. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. PVA

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
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Monday June 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday July 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday August 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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