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Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach

In this weekly adult writing program, we will tap into personal experiences, family stories, famous works of art, and imagination for our writing inspiration!  Perfect for new and experienced writers of creative non-fiction, memoir and fiction.  This program is led by author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach.  Classes take place on Wednesday, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7 and 14. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register. By registering for the first class you will be registered for all 5 classes.  L FR

    Location: Randolph Board Room
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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

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

Drop-in

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow - a five-week discussion series. Meetings take place on five consecutive Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  starting on October 17.  

Bob Krasnow has been leading discussion groups for the last 15 years. This program provides a place for people to meet face to face to exchange and share ideas freely. Each week Bob will screen a TED Talk which he has researched. He then opens the conversation to the group to share its views on the subject presented. Examples are: Luck, How we make Decisions, On Being Wrong, Happiness and many others.

Bob graduated from Adelphi College with plans to become a history teacher. He did his graduate studies at NYU. After a short period in teaching Bob went into business and created a firm specializing in toys for cereal boxes for companies like Kelloggs, General Mills, etc. After retirement Bob resumed his love of teaching by creating these discussion groups.

All are welcome to join this lively and stimulating program.

Please register for each session.


 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Designing and Creating Virtual Worlds with Alex Gonzalez Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

Alex Gonzalez will demonstrate how he uses Unreal Engine, a professional-grade animation software, to build stunning worlds and experiences in virtual reality.   Alex Gonzalez is a writer, filmmaker, and virtual reality developer.  In addition to teaching in schools in the tristate area, he is the founder of  the New Haven VR Developer Group and his debut VR film "Beyond the Mountain" premiered last year at Jacob Burns Film Center and was the first VR film to be accepted into the Middlebury Film Festival.  

This program is for those 18 years of age and older.

Please register.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM On the Frontiers of Medical Ethics with Dr. Arthur Caplan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lambtons@gmail.com
   

On the frontiers of medical ethics; genetic ancestry testing, genetically engineered babies and face transplants — where are we going and should we go there? These are just some of the sensitive topics that will be discussed in this talk given by Dr. Arthur Caplan.

Dr. Caplan is currently the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City.  He is the head of the ethics program in the Global Institute for Public Health at NYU. He is the author or editor of more than 35 books and 735 papers in peer-reviewed journals of medicine, science, philosopy, bioethics and health policy. He lives in Ridgefield.

This program is part of the Library's Still Alive! 200 Years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein series that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday October 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) celebrates independent films from around the world that enlighten, entertain, and inspire moviegoers through compelling visual storytelling. RIFF brings innovative films and filmmakers to the artistically vibrant community of Ridgefield, CT for an annual four-day festival, from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday October 21, 2018 that includes screenings, panel discussions, and nightly parties all around town. 

The Ridgefield Library will be the venue for films on: Thursday, October 18; Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. For a full schedule of screenings, locations, special events, and to purchase tickets please visit https://www.riffct.org/

The Library is one of seven venue partners which include: the Ridgefield Playhouse, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield Theater Barn, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance and the new ACT Theatre. 

Films being screened at the Library on Thursday:

10:30 AM 
INTELLIGENT LIVES (111 minutes) + Skype Q & A with the Director
Documentary Feature
 
INTELLIGENT LIVES is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.
1:00 PM                   
DAWNLAND (86 minutes) + Q & A
Documentary Feature
 
A story of stolen children and cultural survival; inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Q&A following the screening.
3:00 PM 
THE GUARDIANS (70 minutes)
Documentary Feature 
 
An indigenous community in Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve must confront internal divisions and illegal loggers in order to recover the ancient forest they nearly destroyed.  

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Friday October 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Do not book anything in the Lower Level Program Rooms or the Tech Center without checking with Lesley L first.  Thanks!

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) celebrates independent films from around the world that enlighten, entertain, and inspire moviegoers through compelling visual storytelling. RIFF brings innovative films and filmmakers to the artistically vibrant community of Ridgefield, CT for an annual four-day festival, from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday October 21, 2018 that includes screenings, panel discussions, and nightly parties all around town. 

The Ridgefield Library will be the venue for films on: Thursday, October 18; Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. For a full schedule of screenings, locations, special events, and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.riffct.org/. Tickets can also be purchased at door.

The Library is one of seven venue partners which include: the Ridgefield Playhouse, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield Theater Barn, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance and the new ACT Theatre. 

Films being screened at the Library on Friday:                                

10:00 AM 
THE LIMITS OF MY WORLD (70 minutes) + Filmmaker Q& A
Documentary Feature
 
The Limits of My World is an autistic coming of age story, exploring what it means to be a nonverbal disabled person in a neurotypical society.
 
12:00 PM
FROM SEED TO SEED (86 minutes) + Q & A
Documentary Feature

From Seed to Seed is a feature-length documentary about the growing momentum of ecological and organic agriculture with a Canadian perspective.
 
2:00 PM
CATCHING SIGHT OF THELMA & LOUISE (88 minutes) + Filmmaker Q & A
Documentary Feature
 
Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise' takes the viewer on a dramatic and exciting ride beginning with Thelma and Louise taking off for the weekend and continuing until they fly off the cliff at the end. Clips from the original film serve as a catalyst for intimate, personal stories of women's experience in the real world. 
 
4:00 PM
THE GUARDIANS (104 minutes) + Q & A
Documentary Feature
 
When Rudy and Rennie North retired in Las Vegas, the couple looked forward to their golden years in their own home. They didn't expect a state-appointed guardian to control their life savings and separate them from their daughter. 

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misc_none.png 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 Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
Saturday October 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Richard Wiese - The Best of Born to Explore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Best of Born to Explore with Richard Wiese

After the RIFF Town Scavenger Hunt, Join ABC / PBS Host and Explorer Richard Wiese in a visual trip around the world to some of the many places, people and animals he has visited over the course of producing his Emmy-Award winning nature program.

This program is free but space is limited. Registration is recommended at RIFF.org 

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none.png 12:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) celebrates independent films from around the world that enlighten, entertain, and inspire moviegoers through compelling visual storytelling. RIFF brings innovative films and filmmakers to the artistically vibrant community of Ridgefield, CT for an annual four-day festival, from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday October 21, 2018 that includes screenings, panel discussions, and nightly parties all around town. The Ridgefield Library will be the venue for films on: Thursday, October 18; Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. For a full schedule of screenings, locations and special events, please visit https://www.riffct.org/.  We recommend that you purchase tickets in advance, but they can also be purchased at the door.  Click on the link below to find out more information and to purchase tickets for individual films.  All-Access and Festival Day passes are also available at the RIFFCT.org websiste.

The Library is one of seven venue partners which include: the Ridgefield Playhouse, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield Theater Barn, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance and the new ACT Theatre. 

Saturday, October 20:       
                                   
11:00 PM
BORN TO EXPLORE with Richard Weise
 
After the RIFF Town Scavenger Hunt, Join ABC / PBS Host and Explorer Richard Wiese in a visual trip around the world to some of the many places, people and animals he has visited over the course of producing his Emmy-Award winning nature program. Event is FREE, No tickets Needed - But reservations recommended.
 
12:00 PM 
BEYOND THE RIVER (102 minutes)
Feature/Drama
 
Duma is a talented young man who feels trapped by his surroundings and finds himself on the wrong side of the law. After a near miss with the cops, he finds an escape in the world of canoeing, an old passion. Steve is a nine-time Dusi gold medalist whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. His passion for the sport is fueled by his wanting to escape from something in his past that continues to haunt him. 
 
2:00 PM
 
THE COOK AND THE CHEF
Animated Short (6 min)
 
WILD ICE BACKCOUNTRY SKATING
Documentary short (3 min)
 
KRASNOLUDKI
Animated (5 min)
 
GIRLS LEVEL UP
Documentary Short (10 min)
 
IN A NUTSHELL
Animated Short (6 min)
 
UNDISCOVERED
Animated Short (3 min)
 
WITH MY OWN TWO HANDS (DEUX MAINS)
Narrative Short (4 min)
 
CORKY
Animated Short (6 min) + Q & A
 
BASKETBALL
Narrative Short (4 min)
 
UNSTUCK: AN OCD KID'S MOVE
Documentary Short (23 min) + Q & A
 
3:00 PM
RISE OF THE WARRIOR APES (82 Minutes) + Director Q & A
Documentary Feature
 
Rise Of The Warrior Apes tells the epic, twenty year story of an indomitable chimpanzee troop in Uganda. 
 
5:00 PM
RIFF SHORTS #2 - Around the World and Back
 
PEGGIE (10 minutes)
Dramatic Short - Italy

AGUA VIVA (7 minutes)
Animated Short - USA

KNUCKLES (9 minutes)
Narrative Short - Australia

FRAGMENTS (13 minutes)
Narrative Short - USA (STUDENT)

ORCHARD HOUSE (27 minutes)
Documentary Short - USA
Q&A with filmmaker Jan Turnquist and EP Justin King
 

 

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Sunday October 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Do not book anything in the Lower Level Program Rooms or the Tech Center without checking with Lesley L first.  Thanks!

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) celebrates independent films from around the world that enlighten, entertain, and inspire moviegoers through compelling visual storytelling. RIFF brings innovative films and filmmakers to the artistically vibrant community of Ridgefield, CT for an annual four-day festival, from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday October 21, 2018 that includes screenings, panel discussions, and nightly parties all around town. 

The Ridgefield Library will be the venue for films on: Thursday, October 18; Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. For a full schedule of screenings, locations, special events, and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.riffct.org/. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

The Library is one of seven venue partners which include: the Ridgefield Playhouse, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield Theater Barn, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance and the new ACT Theatre. 

Sunday, October 21:       
                                   
11:00 AM 
RIFF SHORTS #3 - Memories
 
3000 MILES (5 minutes)
Documentary Short - USA
 
LATE AFTERNOON (10 minutes)
Animated Short - Ireland
 
JOHN HEMMER & THE SHOW GIRLS (35 minutes)
Documentary Short - USA
 
NECKFACE (11 minutes)
Comedy Short
 
LABYRINTH (8 minutes)
Animated Short - Ukraine
 
ALL IS NOT LOST (16 minutes) + Q & A
Comedy Short
 
3:00 PM
TBA - One of the winning Festival films

NOTE: Student Film that was scheduled to take place at the Library is taking place at the Ridgefield Playhouse at 10:30 AM.

 

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through 2018. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday October 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold Everything! in Recycled Felted Wool Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

Bring your basic hand sewing skills and create a hold-all for anything from your sewing needles, eyeglasses, cell phone or all of the above. Simply designed projects can be completed in one session or return on November 13th for a follow-up workshop to complete a more ambitious project.  Taught by Pat Corrigan.

If you have a favorite handbag design that you want to duplicate, bring it for a resource.

Registration required.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intro to 3D Design Using Blender Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

Interested in creating your own 3D designs?  Led by designer and illustrator Chris Iorillo, this hands-on workshop is an introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) using Blender, a free open-source CAD software.  This program is for those 16 years of age and up.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday October 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach

In this weekly adult writing program, we will tap into personal experiences, family stories, famous works of art, and imagination for our writing inspiration!  Perfect for new and experienced writers of creative non-fiction, memoir and fiction.  This program is led by author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach.  Classes take place on Wednesday, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7 and 14. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register. By registering for the first class you will be registered for all 5 classes.  L FR

    Location: Randolph Board Room
   
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow - a five-week discussion series. Meetings take place on five consecutive Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  starting on October 17.  

Bob Krasnow has been leading discussion groups for the last 15 years. This program provides a place for people to meet face to face to exchange and share ideas freely. Each week Bob will screen a TED Talk which he has researched. He then opens the conversation to the group to share its views on the subject presented. Examples are: Luck, How we make Decisions, On Being Wrong, Happiness and many others.

Bob graduated from Adelphi College with plans to become a history teacher. He did his graduate studies at NYU. After a short period in teaching Bob went into business and created a firm specializing in toys for cereal boxes for companies like Kelloggs, General Mills, etc. After retirement Bob resumed his love of teaching by creating these discussion groups.

All are welcome to join this lively and stimulating program.

Please register for each session.


 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Walking the Pacific Crest Trail with Anne O'Regan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In 2010 Anne O'Regan left her home in Boston and traveled west to do what, on average, only 300 people accomplish each year.  Starting in Campo, California (on the Mexican border), she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Traveling through California, Oregon and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada.  Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail, and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from over 3,000 photographs taken along the way.

Anne spent most of her adult life living and working in downtown Boston, then left corporate America behind to venture west to walk the PCT.  She has thru-hiked other long trails, including the Colorado Trail, the John Muir (twice), and Vermont's Long Trail (twice).  Anne is the author of Tamed.  A City Girl Walks From Mexico To Canada On The Pacific Crest Trail.  Her book is available on her website:  www.anneoregan.com  and will also be available at her presentation.  A Boston native, she currently divides her time between Connecticut and Maine.

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

Please register.  HF TL

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday October 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Help! Downloading the Library's eBooks and eAudiobooks: Bring Your Own Device Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
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misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intro to the Cricut Smart Cutting Machine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Come try out our Cricut smart cutting machine.  We'll show you how this magical tool for crafters works and then you'll have the chance to make a unique greeting card or invite.   Come join us and explore your creative side.  Suitable for teens (13 years old and older) and adults.
 
Registration required.

 

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain with Robert McWilliams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203438-2282   lalambton@rdigefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as local author Robert McWilliams discusses his new book The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain.

The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain: A Walk from Cape Wrath to the Solway Firth is a travel narrative that also contains personal memoir and Scottish history and background.   

“With a naturalist’s eye for detail and a poet’s spirit, Robert McWilliams takes us on a vivid journey over moors, up mountains, and across rivers on his quest to walk the length of Scotland . . . McWilliams will get you lacing up your hiking boots.” —David K. Leff, Poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail.

This program is part of our Author Talk series. It is also part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series of health and wellness programs.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday October 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
Saturday October 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Frankenstein: Book To Movie Screening and Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a screening of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein followed by a discussion led by Mark Edwards.

Director James Whale's 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein created our iconic image of Frankenstein's monster. It was also one of the first sound films to convince the studios that there were profits in scares. The sequel, The Bride of Frankenstein was one of cinema's earliest horror-comedies.  This program will screen both films and discuss the works as adaptations of Shelley's novel, and take a look at the craft of one of early cinema's most talented filmmakers.

Mark Edwards teaches media and film studies at Sacred Heart University, and Science Fiction Writing for Lesley University's MFA in Creative Writing.  He writes stories and plays, and occasional propaganda for sinister corporate entities.

This program is part of the Library's Still Alive! 200 Years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  The program is free thanks to the Friends of the Library. Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday October 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Architectural Excellence & a Diverse Portfolio with Centerbrook Architects Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Nationally renowned architectural firm Centerbrook Architects & Planners has received 380 awards for design excellence since it was founded in 1975, including the National AIA Firm Award, the highest honor the American Institute of Architects confers. Centerbrook defines architectural excellence, in part, as to how well buildings perform for the people who use them. Centerbrook aims to sensitively relate new or renovated buildings to their surroundings to create a sense of place. In this ARTalk, principals Jefferson B. Riley (left) and Todd E. Andrews will highlight Centerbrook’s design approach through examples of its diverse portfolio.

A co-founder of Centerbrook, Jefferson B. Riley (left) has designed numerous award-winning buildings, including the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center, the Wriston Art Center at Lawrence University, the Hotchkiss School Music Center and its Biomass Power Plant, and the Ocean House in Watch Hill, R.I. Notably, Riley has designed every building on Quinnipiac’s three campuses since 1978. Todd E. Andrews, (right) Centerbrook’s newest principal, has designed buildings that support and enhance education, learning, research, worship, and community in his 20 years of practice with the firm. A principal focus has been his work on multiple projects at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold for ARTalk to keep room quiet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hold for Artalk to keep main program room quiet.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday October 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Frankenstein’s Creature: A Monster for Its Time and Ours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Frankenstein’s Creature: A Monster for Its Time - and Ours with Dr. Mark Schenker

On New Year’s Day 1818, Frankenstein was published anonymously in London by 20-year-old Mary Shelley, wife of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and daughter of the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. It would become one of the most influential novels of the 19th or any other century, even as it remains  a work most people know through cinema or popular culture rather than from having read the book.

In honor of its 200th anniversary, Mark Schenker of Yale College will discuss the novel  as a reflection of its cultural milieu, as an expertly crafted construction of first-person narrators, and as an examination of grand themes of Science and Art, and of Creation and Birth. Patrons are strongly encouraged to read the book before attending the lecture.

This program is part of the Library's It's Alive! 200 Years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday October 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The world's most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness.

The discussion is led by retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes.The Library has copies of the Penguin Classics edition of 1831, which contains all the revisions Mary Shelley made to her story, as well as her 1831 introduction and Percy Bysshe Shelley's preface to the first edition. Inquire at the Circulation Desk for copies.

This program is part of the Ridgefield Library's Still Alive! 200 Years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein series that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
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misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 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
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Skillsbox - Customer Service: Put Down Your Phone and Listen to Your Customer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series presents Put down Your Phone and Listen to Your Customer with Bruce Bennett.

 Bruce Bennett, founder of Bruce Bennett Nissan, will share some of his customer service wisdom about how to improve and maintain customer and employee satisfaction.

Areas he will discuss include:

1. Customer satisfaction and employee training starts at the top
2. Every business, large or small, needs a written customer satisfaction policy
3. How to handle employees that do not understand the effect of bad attitude
4. The importance of first impressions
5. Custome service musts on the telephone 

There will also be time for Q & A.

Skisslbox is co-sponsored by the Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.

Please register. BF

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday October 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach

In this weekly adult writing program, we will tap into personal experiences, family stories, famous works of art, and imagination for our writing inspiration!  Perfect for new and experienced writers of creative non-fiction, memoir and fiction.  This program is led by author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach.  Classes take place on Wednesday, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7 and 14. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register. By registering for the first class you will be registered for all 5 classes.  L FR

    Location: Randolph Board Room
   
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Frankenstein: Movie Marathon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us this Halloween for a Frankenstein Movie Marathon.

Drop-in during the day to see classic Frankenstein inspired movies.  Refreshments will be served!

  • 11 AM - Frankenstein, 1931, 71 Mins., NR
  • 12:15 PM - Bride of Frankenstein, 1935, 75 Mins., NR
  • 1:35 PM - The Curse of Frankenstein, 1957, 83 Mins., NR
  • 3:05 PM - Young Frankenstein, 1974, 108 Mins., PG

This program is part of the Library's Still Alive! 200 Years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein series that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

No Registration.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow - a five-week discussion series. Meetings take place on five consecutive Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  starting on October 17.  

Bob Krasnow has been leading discussion groups for the last 15 years. This program provides a place for people to meet face to face to exchange and share ideas freely. Each week Bob will screen a TED Talk which he has researched. He then opens the conversation to the group to share its views on the subject presented. Examples are: Luck, How we make Decisions, On Being Wrong, Happiness and many others.

Bob graduated from Adelphi College with plans to become a history teacher. He did his graduate studies at NYU. After a short period in teaching Bob went into business and created a firm specializing in toys for cereal boxes for companies like Kelloggs, General Mills, etc. After retirement Bob resumed his love of teaching by creating these discussion groups.

All are welcome to join this lively and stimulating program.

Please register for each session.


 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Climate Change: Where We Are and Where We Are Going with Peter Bancel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Climate Change Conversation with Peter Bancel. A recent study from Yale University states that climate change is sparsely covered on the news and comments how infrequently friends and family talk about it. While people are concerned, rarely do they have a chance to exchange in a meaningful way.

Our age of modern technology and invention enables access to unprecedented wealth and well-being for an increasingly vast number of people. It has also initiated a singular experiment: What happens if we heat things up? For 40 years, scientists have understood that, before too long, the burning of fossil fuels would cause the planet to warm. Today, as we begin to see the consequences of the warming, we need to ask how this will play out.

As we find ourselves faced with the dilemma of whether to take meaningful action, or not, a good first move is to be curious about what the science can tell us. Climate science is challenging to convey accurately and in simple terms. The complexities of the Earth's climate also open the door to obfuscation and misinformation. The lecture will provide a simple and accessible overview, addressing climate change basics, the prognosis for the future and how we,as planetary citizens, can contribute to solutions.

Peter Bancel has a Ph.D. in experimental physics and has authored over 40 scientific papers and articles. His work has appeared in well-known research journals such as Science, Nature, and Physical Review Letters. Peter currently works at the Institut Métapsychique International in Paris, France, where he studies the interface between physics, consciousness and psychic phenomena. He is also an associate fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences inPetaluma, California.

Peter became interested in communicating climate science when he was invited by a research journal to respond to a skeptical essay on the reality of climate change. His rebuttal essay can be accessed here: Climate Essay. NSTE

Please register. NSTE

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday November 2, 2018 -  Friday November 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png America's Story in Maps: A Talk, Reception, and Exhibit with Joel Third Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Over 20 historic maps deptict the rapid growth of the United States of America will be on display in the Library's Gallery from November 2 through November 30.

Keeler Taverns Museum's Board member, 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, November 4 from 2-3 PM and a reception the same day from 3-4:30 PM. PVA H TL 

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday November 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM America's Story in Maps: A Talk, Reception, and Exhibit by Joel Third Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a talk with Joel Third, Keeler Tavern and History Center Board Member, about his collection of antique maps, which depict the rapid growth of the United States of America. Third will give special attention to maps which fall within the category of the Age of Discovery. The collector's talk will take place from 2 - 3 pm in the Library's Main Program Room. The talk will be followed by a reception from 3 - 4:30 PM. The exhibition of antique maps will be on view in the Library Gallery from November 2 - 30.A H TL

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
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, November 4 from 2-3 PM will be followed by a reception from 3-5 PM.PVA

 

 

    Location: The Gallery
Monday November 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM An Evening with Diana Nyad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for An Evening with Diana Nyad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

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

Eleanor of Aquitaine, A Life by Alison Weir 

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday November 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach

In this weekly adult writing program, we will tap into personal experiences, family stories, famous works of art, and imagination for our writing inspiration!  Perfect for new and experienced writers of creative non-fiction, memoir and fiction.  This program is led by author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach.  Classes take place on Wednesday, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7 and 14. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register. By registering for the first class you will be registered for all 5 classes.  L FR

    Location: Randolph Board Room
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow - a five-week discussion series. Meetings take place on five consecutive Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  starting on October 17.  

Bob Krasnow has been leading discussion groups for the last 15 years. This program provides a place for people to meet face to face to exchange and share ideas freely. Each week Bob will screen a TED Talk which he has researched. He then opens the conversation to the group to share its views on the subject presented. Examples are: Luck, How we make Decisions, On Being Wrong, Happiness and many others.

Bob graduated from Adelphi College with plans to become a history teacher. He did his graduate studies at NYU. After a short period in teaching Bob went into business and created a firm specializing in toys for cereal boxes for companies like Kelloggs, General Mills, etc. After retirement Bob resumed his love of teaching by creating these discussion groups.

All are welcome to join this lively and stimulating program.

Please register for each session.


 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Thursday November 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Between Th em: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM British Soldier Poets of World War I with Dr. Mark Schenker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The First World War in Literature: British Soldier Poets with Dr. Mark Schenker

With the centenary of the original Armistice Day—11 November 1918 —arriving this fall, Mark Schenker of Yale College will visit our library on 8 November to discuss poems written by British soldiers of WWI. The Great War, as it was often called, claimed more than nine million lives and changed forever the political and cultural landscapes of the Western World.

A handout of more than a dozen poems by five poets—Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, and Edward Thomas—will be available at the Library's Circulation Desk from September 1st onwards. That three of these five men were killed in action during the War adds a poignancy to their poetry, poetry that helped to usher in the modernism that defined so much of the early 20th century.

This program is part of the town-wide Remembering World War I series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of Word War I.  The series is co-sponsored by the Library, Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield Historical Association, American Legion, Graveyard Resoration Committee, Marine Corps League, Daughters of the American Revolution and Ridgefield Playhouse. This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday November 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Saturday November 10, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday November 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Veteran's Day Concert - Greatest Music of the Great War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The years around WW1 saw a period of change and rapid evolution in American popular music. New syncopated rhythmic elements introduced by African – Americans like Scott Joplin and other ragtime composers would prove to be the catalyst for the Jazz Age revolution to come. The social dance phenomena of twosteps, fox-trot, and tangos were all the rage. Wartime songs figured prominently in our collective psyche, via the charisma of George Cohan and the genius melodic instincts of young Irving Berlin. Patriotic Sousa marches found their way into new jazzy contexts, while songs like “Over There”, “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning”, “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary”, “Keep the Home Fires Burning” are all indelibly associated with the fears, struggles and ultimately the triumphs of the Great War. 

Curated by Wesleyan University’s Roy Wiseman, this colorful concert features selections from Wiseman’s extensive library of authentic period band arrangements, covering the length and breadth of America’s wartime music, all performed by a virtuoso quartet of some of Broadway’s best instrumentalists. 

This program is part of a Ridgefield Remembers WWI, a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  The program is free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register. 

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through 2018. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday November 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
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misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold Everything! in Recycled Felted Wool Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

Bring your basic hand sewing skills and create a hold-all for anything from your sewing needles, eyeglasses, cell phone or all of the above. Simply designed projects can be completed in this session or return for this follow-up workshop to complete the project you started last month.  Taught by Pat Corrigan.

If you have a favorite handbag design that you want to duplicate, bring it for a resource.

Registration required.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
We Got Games!  Monthly Table-top Gaming Meet-up for Adults and Teens
Every second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:45 PM
 
We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet on the second Tuesday of each month thorough May. 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! No registration.
 
Part of Internation Games Week November 4-10, 2018.
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach

In this weekly adult writing program, we will tap into personal experiences, family stories, famous works of art, and imagination for our writing inspiration!  Perfect for new and experienced writers of creative non-fiction, memoir and fiction.  This program is led by author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach.  Classes take place on Wednesday, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7 and 14. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register. By registering for the first class you will be registered for all 5 classes.  L FR

    Location: Randolph Board Room
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Conversations that Matter with Bob Krasnow - a five-week discussion series. Meetings take place on five consecutive Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  starting on October 17.  

Bob Krasnow has been leading discussion groups for the last 15 years. This program provides a place for people to meet face to face to exchange and share ideas freely. Each week Bob will screen a TED Talk which he has researched. He then opens the conversation to the group to share its views on the subject presented. Examples are: Luck, How we make Decisions, On Being Wrong, Happiness and many others.

Bob graduated from Adelphi College with plans to become a history teacher. He did his graduate studies at NYU. After a short period in teaching Bob went into business and created a firm specializing in toys for cereal boxes for companies like Kelloggs, General Mills, etc. After retirement Bob resumed his love of teaching by creating these discussion groups.

All are welcome to join this lively and stimulating program.

Please register for each session.


 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Survival of the Kindest: How Helping Other Fuels Success in Our Children…and Ourselves Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Instilling Resilience: Survival of the Kindest: How Helping Other Fuels Success in Our Children…and Ourselves with Dr. Christopher Kukk @ Scotts Ridge Middle School

New research in biology, neuroscience, and economics proves that to achieve durable success, we need to do more than “look out for #1” – we need to practice compassion. Join us as Christopher Kukk, Ph.D. – author of The Compassionate Achiever and founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity & Innovation at Western CT State University – discusses how being kind not only improves the lives of others…it can transform our own lives and those of our children. Don’t miss this culmination of a town-wide read and preview of an upcoming Ridgefield initiative!

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

This program takes place at Scotts Ridge Middle School, 750 N Salem Rd, Ridgefield. Please register.

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    Location: Scotts Ridge Middle School
Friday November 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Saturday November 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Come Write In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an international event supporting writers of all ages.  This year over 400,000 people are expected to participate from six continents. Over 95,000 students from K to 12 will be among those encouraged to write at least 50,000 words by month’s end. That’s 1,667 words a day. The writing can be any form of storytelling—fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, a play, a script, etc. Thousands of libraries all over the world participate in November by inviting writers and want-to-be writers to meet in “Come Write In” programs where writers bring laptops, notebooks, pen and paper to a quiet room to work. We become cheerleaders for each other, reinforcing our determination to reach or exceed the 50,000 word goal.

In this 20th year of NaNoWriMo, the Fairfield County Chapter has been fortunate to connect with numerous libraries throughout the county for these free write-in events. 

On Saturday, November 17 the Ridgefield Library has extended an invitation to a “Come Write In” from 10 AM to 2 PM for anyone of any age who wants to jump into the world of creativity and explore his or her imagination.

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, please visit the website: nanowrimo.org  and/or Facebook:NaNoWriMo.

For more information about the Young Writers Program that brings NaNoWriMo’s unique style of creative writing into classrooms, please go to:  ywp.nanowrimo.org.

Please register.

 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Sunday November 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Exploring Sculpture Commissions and the Creation of Public Monuments with Meredith Bergmann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Award-winning sculptor Meredith Bergmann will show images of work from her 40-year career as a sculptor who seeks out public commissions that explore issues of history, race, human rights, disabilities, and the power of poetry and music. Bergmann will talk about her creative process, the research that inspires her to bring history to life, and some of the many issues involved with competing for commissions and making public monuments, including the Boston Women’s Memorial, the September 11th Memorial for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the FDR Hope Memorial in New York City, and The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and The Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument in New York City's Central Park. She will also share stories about what inspires her smaller and more personal sculptures. Meredith Bergmann ‘s public and personal sculptures deal with complex themes in an accessible, beautiful and stimulating way. PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold for ARTalk to keep room quiet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hold for ARTalk - to keep Main Program Room quiet

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday November 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    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
   

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

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

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

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Monday November 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat (2017, 480 pages). In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious.

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

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

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through 2018. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday November 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Children's Books Merit Grown-Up Conversation, Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   2032482282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Part 1: Visual Literacy & The Picturebook on November 27
Part 2: Evaluating Picturebook Art & Text on December 4

This two-part series serves as an introduction to the picturebook as visual literacy, art, and cultural fare. Often these seemingly simple stories have layers of depth, theme, artistic ingenuity, and historical significance. Part one of this series covers a brief history of the picturebook, its cultural capital, and an introduction to children’s literature as a discipline. The second session builds upon the first, and introduces analysis and evaluation of picturebooks. Both sessions will include examples and examinations of a variety of picturebooks and styles. Any and all adults are welcome to attend! Light refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

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

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

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday November 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Rich Conversation on Books from Varying Perspectives with James Mustich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an entertaining evening with James Mustich, author of the recently released 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.

With 1,000 Books to Read Before Your Die readers will never again be left wondering “what to read next.” It’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the thousand books it recommends, and it celebrates something we all love—the joy of discovery. 

James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent book store in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in the early 1980s. In 1986 he co-founded, and was for two decades the guiding force behind, the acclaimed book catalog A Common Reader. He subsequently worked as an editorial and product development consultant for publishers and booksellers, and is currently Vice President for Digital Product at Barnes & Noble. He lives with his wife in Connecticut.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common.  Copies of 1,000 Book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.
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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday November 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Sunday December 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk - Holiday Favorites With a Gypsy Swing Twist with Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Veteran New York guitarist Doug Munro will perform holiday music with a gipsy jazz twist with his band La Pompe Attack as part of the Library’s Ridgefield Folk series. The band will perform Christmas and Hanukah songs in the swinging style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. These are not the same old versions of traditional holiday songs but brand new, reworked arrangements. Doug has been presenting this annual holiday show to enthusiastic audiences since the 2011 release of his critically acclaimed CD, “A Very Gypsy Christmas.”

Doug Munro is a critically acclaimed New York-based jazz guitarist. Since 1987 he has released 18 albums as a leader and has appeared on over 50 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger, working with artists like Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. He has over 75 published compositions and over 300 recorded arrangements to his credit.

In the recording field, Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards. Amazon.com picked Boogaloo to Beck, which he arranged, co-produced, and on which he played, as a Top Ten Jazz CD of 2003. Doug also did orchestration on the Oscar-winning documentary film When We Were Kings.

He has written four books on jazz improvisation for Warner Brothers Publications and Alfred Music Publications. He created and directed the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in 1993 and now teaches there as Director Emeritus. 

The concert is free thanks to the Friends of the Library.  Tickets can be picked up at the door starting at 1 PM on the day of the show.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday December 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Children's Books Merit Grown-Up Conversation, Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   2032482282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Part 1: Visual Literacy & The Picturebook on November 27
Part 2: Evaluating Picturebook Art & Text on December 4

This two-part series serves as an introduction to the picturebook as visual literacy, art, and cultural fare. Often these seemingly simple stories have layers of depth, theme, artistic ingenuity, and historical significance. Part one of this series covers a brief history of the picturebook, its cultural capital, and an introduction to children’s literature as a discipline. The second session builds upon the first, and introduces analysis and evaluation of picturebooks. Both sessions will include examples and examinations of a variety of picturebooks and styles. Any and all adults are welcome to attend! Light refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

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

Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492-1504 by Laurence Bergreen

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday December 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Helping Young People Create a Life Beyond Worry & Anxiety Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Instilling Resilience: Dancing with Fear: Helping Young People Create a Life Beyond Worry & Anxiety with Dr. Paul Foxman

Paul Foxman, Ph.D., seasoned psychologist and author of the acclaimed books The Worried Child and Dancing with Fear, offers a recovery approach to helping children and adolescents reclaim their lives by replacing anxiety, worry, and panic with peace, optimism, and joy. Dr. Foxman offers a wide range of self-help strategies to combat panic attacks, phobias, avoidant behavior, worry, unwanted obsessions, and such physical symptoms as racing heart, shaking, breathing problems, sweating, and nausea.

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

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday December 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefield.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefield.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Saturday December 8, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday December 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Painted Books from the Age of Exploration to the Digital Age Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-488-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

James Lancel McElhinney, journal-artist, author, Yale alumnus and Pollock-Krasner Grant recipient, will unfold the epic story of painted books, from the Age of Exploration to the Digital Era. He will discuss how beautifully painted manuscripts largely disappeared with the invention of the printing press and how watercolor painting, which had been an expeditionary medium for mapmakers and naturalists, was embraced by studio artists such as Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. He will also discuss how 21st century digital technology has revolutionized the printing industry, and how art is now distributed to vast online audiences.  McElhinney will also share some of his own expeditionary sketchbooks.PVA

James Lancel McElhinney is an artist, author, oral historian, independent scholar and publisher.  He holds an MFA in painting from Yale, and a BFA from the Tyler School of Art. McElhinney is the recipient fellowships and grants, including a 2017 Pollock Krasner Grant and a prior Visual Artist fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts. McElhinney is owner of Needlewatcher LLC, a business specializing in artist estates and cultural affairs. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, art historian Dr. Katherine Manthorne. Websites: www.mcelhinneyart.com, www.needlewatcher.com

Snow date: Sunday, December 16 @ 2 PM.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold for ARTalk to keep room quiet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-488-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hold for ARTalk to keep Main Program Room quiet during ARTalk.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday December 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday December 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
We Got Games!  Monthly Table-top Gaming Meet-up for Adults and Teens
Every second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:45 PM
 
We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet on the second Tuesday of each month thorough May. 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!
No registration.
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Thursday December 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Saving Animals From Extinction: Tales of Species Recovery in Connecticut and Beyond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Zoologist and Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's Curator of Education, Jim Knox as he profiles his work with Species Survival Plans and wild species re-introductions in Connecticut and beyond. Learn how 21st century science is extending the reach and achievements of field conservationists and how Fairfield County citizens can become involved in recovery efforts to protect our planet's most imperiled and majestic creatures.

As the Writer and Host for PBS television’s WildZoofari, Jim Knox has shared his knowledge of, and passion for wildlife with millions of viewers throughout the U.S., Russia, Thailand, the Middle East and Europe on Animal Planet. Jim has served as an on-camera Wildlife Expert for The Today Show, The CBS Early Show and Fox News. He has been featured in The New York Times and has served as a Wildlife Consultant for Men’s Journal Magazine. He has studied rhinos, lions and Great White Sharks in South Africa, conducted field research for Alaskan Brown Bears, field conservation for Atlantic salmon and written nationally for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jim Knox also lectures for the University of Connecticut, serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Biology Department at Post University, and as a Board Member with The Science Education Center of Greenwich.  

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday December 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Community Sing-A-Long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

COMMUNITY SINGALONG RETURNS this winter, led by Cantor Deborah Katchko Grey . 

In the spirit of Pete Seeger and the singer songwriters of folk, broadway and the American Songbook, join Cantor Deborah Katchko Gray in a community Singalong!

Bring your voices, tuned guitars, drums friends and family of all ages!

Sundays, December 16, 2018 and Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Cantor Debbie leads Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She has ten recordings and a love of sharing great music.  All are welcome !

No registration.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold for ARTalk snow date Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

ARTalk - Painted Books: From the Age of Exploration to the Digital Era with Janes Lancel McElhinney.

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold for ARTalk snow date Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hold DPR room to keep quiet during ARTalk.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday December 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday December 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through 2018. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday December 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday January 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Sunday January 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none Community Sing-A-Long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

COMMUNITY SINGALONG RETURNS this winter, led by Cantor Deborah Katchko Grey . 

In the spirit of Pete Seeger and the singer songwriters of folk, broadway and the American Songbook, join Cantor Deborah Katchko Gray in a community Singalong!

Bring your voices, tuned guitars, drums friends and family of all ages!

Sundays, December 16, 2018 and Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Cantor Debbie leads Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She has ten recordings and a love of sharing great music.  All are welcome !

No registration.

PVA

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

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

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday January 12, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday January 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday January 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Talk to Today’s Kids About Sex Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Instilling Resilience: The Birds & the Bees 2.0: How to Talk to Today’s Kids About Sex with Jennifer Gaines

Today’s young people need a lot of guidance beyond the Birds & Bees Primer of old. Jennifer Gaines, a Public Health Program Specialist for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, offers valuable tips on what to say, how to say it – and when.

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

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Thursday January 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How We Eat Now: The Evolution of American Food Since 1950 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In this talk, we’ll look at the major milestones and influences on American food since 1950. From jelly molds to kombucha, American eating habits have long been impressionable and paradoxical. We’ll discuss how and why our nation’s changes show up on our plates. How did wartime, industrialization and the suburbs set our tables? When did the cuisine of immigrants enter the mainstream? Let’s see how science & technology have both seasoned and diminished our diet. Bring your own food memories to share.

Judith Hausman is a semi-retired food writer, based in the Hudson Valley. She was the restaurant reviewer for The Journal News (Gannett Suburban Newspapers) for Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties for nine years. Her work has appeared in several other Hudson Valley-based publications, and nationally in Urban Farm/Hobby Farm Home, Gastronomica, the Zagat guides, the Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets (2015) and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013). Her co-authored book, Over the Rainbeau: Living the Dream of Sustainable Farming, was published in 2009. She is also a long-time ESL instructor at Norwalk Community College.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday January 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: An Artist for All Seasons with Painter Dmitri Wright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Award-winning impressionist and expressionist American landscape painter Dmitri Wright seeks to capture the moment when the natural environment of light through colors comes into existence. Applying expressive elements and using a vibrant, rhythmic palette, Wright’s brushwork reveals and transcends the representational foundation he received in his training which was rooted in the academy’s classics. In this ARTalk, Wright will talk about his career and journeys throughout the United States, Europe, West Indies, Central and South America, and China as a master fine artist/instructor. Wright’s work is housed in numerous museum, corporate, and private collections.

Dmitri Wright is the Master Artist/Instructor for Weir Farm National Historic Site, the National Park dedicated to American Impressionism. Wright, in the tradition of John Henry Twachtman founder of the Cos Cob Art Colony, is the first artist-in-residence instructing and lecturing at the Greenwich Historic Society, the birthplace of American Impressionism.  He also instructs at Silvermine Art School and privately. In the USA and Europe he gives workshops and museum tours in addition to being a judge for art shows.

Snow date: January 27 @ 2 pm.

 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday January 23, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Friday January 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday January 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
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Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday February 7, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday February 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday February 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Friday February 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday February 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
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Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday February 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

The presentation focuses on the importance of market research and planning to start and build a competitive and successful business enterprise.  Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success.

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday February 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday March 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

The presentation focuses on the importance of market research and planning to start and build a competitive and successful business enterprise.  Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success.

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday March 7, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday March 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner with Claire Watson Garcia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Adults and teens interested in learning how to draw are invited to join in for a fun and instructive drawing workshop with Claire Watson Garcia, author of the celebrated book Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner, now available in a 5th anniversary revised edition. Claire is a Ridgefield resident and instructor at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, where she teaches art courses for adults. She will share the proven techniques in her book to help participants get started drawing with confidence. Registration is required. A $5.00 fee will be collected at the door to cover art materials.

Claire Watson Garcia received her education at Smith College and University of California Berkeley, as a fine arts major. Her artwork, created primarily in acrylic paint and mixed media, can be found in many private collections. She has been included in numerous juried shows, some at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, where she is an enthusiastic member.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold for ARTalk to keep room quiet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hold for ARTalk to keep DPR room quiet during workshop.

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday March 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

The presentation focuses on the importance of market research and planning to start and build a competitive and successful business enterprise.  Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success.

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday March 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

The presentation focuses on the importance of market research and planning to start and build a competitive and successful business enterprise.  Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success.

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

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

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday March 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
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Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday March 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

The presentation focuses on the importance of market research and planning to start and build a competitive and successful business enterprise.  Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success.

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday March 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Friday March 29, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Tuesday April 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

The presentation focuses on the importance of market research and planning to start and build a competitive and successful business enterprise.  Emphasis will be on sound market positioning of a small business’s products or services within its target market that will enhance profitable sales and success.

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday April 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday April 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday April 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Title TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday April 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Friday April 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hold for ARTalk to keep room quiet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hold DPR room so that all is quiet for ARTalk in Main Program Room

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday May 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

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

Please register.

HF

HW

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday May 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Title TBA

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday May 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday May 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Friday May 31, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

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

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

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

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

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

Please register.

HF

HW

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday June 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday June 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

HF

HW

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday June 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Title TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Title TBA

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Friday June 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Tuesday July 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Tuesday July 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday August 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday August 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday September 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday September 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

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

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday October 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday December 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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