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Sunday December 2, 2018 -  Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Thresholds Exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A group show titled "Thresholds" will be on view from Sunday, December 2 through Wednesday, January 16. This is a group from Sabrina Marques', (faculty member at Western Connecticut State University Art Department), Painting IV Class. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 pm PVA

    Location: The Gallery
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
       
Thursday December 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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
Friday December 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
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
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Please note: the first two classes (1/3 and 1/9) will take place in the Library's Dayton Program Room. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

Award-winning artist, Clarice M Shirvell, long time resident of Ridgefield, CT is well known for her accomplishments in both pen and ink drawings, and acrylic paintings inspired by nature. Her artwork has been purchased for both private and public collections and has been in over 50 solo, juried, and group shows in both museums and galleries. Shirvell is a graduate of Marymount College with a degree in Studio Art and Business

More recently she was selected for the National Juried show of Women Artists for her painting displayed at the Slater Memorial Museum. Clarice has won first prize in juried shows for both her ink drawing and painting. She teaches en plein air and acrylic painting in her Ridgefield Studio, and is the founder and facilitator for The Artist’s Way Study Group of Ridgefield and co-chaired the Ridgefield Guild of Artists Annual Juried show this past June 2018.

    Location: Dayton 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
   

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (2017, 236 pages). A classic old-fashioned British village murder mystery is wrapped inside a complex contemporary “meta-mystery” involving a popular writer who dies mysteriously, leaving the final chapter of his latest work unfinished--and his editor suspicious. The January meeting will be held in the Dayton Program Room.

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Friday January 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
Sunday January 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 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 !

Please register.

PVA

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

The 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. This session is a week later than usual due to the New Year's holiday.

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 January 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Please note: the first two classes (1/3 and 1/9) will take place in the Library's Dayton Program Room. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Dayton Program Room
   
Thursday January 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert 

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

    Location: Founders Hall
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 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 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.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday January 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Facebook 101 with Kate Fitzpatrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

By now most people have a Facebook account, but are you comfortable using it and confident you're getting the most out of it? More than 1 billion people use Facebook, making it the most popular social network on the planet. Join Kate Fitzpatrick for Facebook 101, a general overview of the profile which will cover the basics like your profile, photos, privacy settings and messenger.

Please register.

COMTEC

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 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
   

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan (2017, 524 pages).

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, this novel is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of
history’s darkest hours. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Italian teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow who is six years his senior.

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

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

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

Please register

Comtec

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

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Italian Film and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Movie will start at 4:00 pm; discussion afterwards

January 16 (A Five Star Life)

February 20 (Life is Beautiful)

March 20 (I Am Love)

April 17 (TBA)

Please register for each session.

    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
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Offsite
   
Thursday January 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
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
       
Saturday January 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
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. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

Snow date: January 27 @ 2 pm.

 

SPVA

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday January 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 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
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM A Taste of GIMP for Image Editing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

        There are 11 spaces available.
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
   

Amerika by Franz Kafka 

Kafka’s first novel (published posthumously), Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself “packed off to America” by his parents.  Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity, young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals and strange escapades.

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

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

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


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    Location: Randolph Board Room
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misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: iPhone Photos and Camera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

iPhones take great pictures! In this class you will learn the features of the camera application and learn to take a great photo and video. We will also explore the Photo app and learn to organize, share and edit all the beautiful photos you will be taking.  The class is led by Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy.

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

Please register

Comtec

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Offsite
   
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This cirlce will take place at the Town Hall Annex.

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Thursday January 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 6:00 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
        There are 12 spaces available.
Friday January 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Help! Downloading the Library's eBooks and eAudiobooks: Bring Your Own Device Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Drop-in

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
Sunday January 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Revisiting the Founding Era - Panel and Community Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for the kick-off program in an exciting, new series called Revisiting the Founding Era taking place on Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m., at Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center. During this lively, town-hall panel discussion, moderated by journalist and professor at Mt. Holyoke College,Todd Brewster, a distinguished panel, along with the audience, will delve into some of America's key founding documents to discuss how they relate to our world today. 

The panel includes: NYU Law Professor and past president of the ACLU, Nadine Strossen; Ridgefield Teacher of the Year, Jennifer DeJulio; Connecticut Attorney General, Will Tong; and Western Connecticut State University History Professor, Leslie Lindenauer. There will be plenty of time for Q & A. Teens and adults are encouraged to attend and engage in this important conversation. Refreshments will be served! 

Other upcoming programs in the series:

  • Renowned author and legal scholar Akhil Amar will bring to life the characters from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 on Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m., at the Library.
  • A living history program for young people about slavery, featuring Cheyney McKnight will take place on Sunday, March 10.
  • An illustrated talk with art historian Michael Norris about George Washington and his portrayal in art will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 PM, at the Library.

Revisiting the Founding Era is a three-year national initiative of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant provides 100 public libraries across the country the opportunity to use historical documents to spark public conversations about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes and how they continue to influence our lives today.

Revisiting the Founding Era is part of a new ongoing series called First Principles, which is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, Ridgefield Historical Society, Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR, Books on the Common, Connecticut Project for the Constitution, and Ridgefield League of Women Voters.

For more information about Revisiting the Founding Era and participating libraries, visit www.foundingera.org. 

Please register.

    Location: Keeler Tavern Museum
Monday January 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael Twitty
A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
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Tuesday January 29, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Create an Inspiration Board with Pamela Miles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The start of the New Year often inspires new beginnings, a sense of possibility and potential. Harness this feeling and learn how to design an “inspiration board”, a personalized visual representation of what you want to see manifest in the new year. 

You will be guided through exercises and leave motivated to create your own personal inspiration board at home. Each participant will receive a Guide to Creating a Powerful Vision Board and invitation to schedule a complimentary private coaching session to set intentions to use your inspiration to manifest your desires for 2019.

Take-aways:

Identify one word to inspire you for 2019

Understand the importance of grounding yourself 

Learn a simple way to clear your mind and get in touch with inner guidance

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday January 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Maker Group - Hands on with Arduinos and the SparkFun Thing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

Come join our Adult Maker Group and tinker with us.  This month we'll be spending hands-on time with Arduinos and the SparkFun Thing and exploring the many uses and capabilities of these microprocessors and microcontrollers.  This group is for those 18 years of age and older.   New makers always welcome!

Please register.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Alice Mattison Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as Alice Mattison discusses her recently released novel Conscience, a story of relationships tested in the crucible of political upheaval. 

Conscienceis Alice Mattison’s seventh novel. Her earlier novels include The Book BorrowerNothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn, and When We Argued All Night. Mattison is the author of The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale, as well as four books of stories and a collection of poems. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times, and Ploughshares, and has been anthologized in The Pushcart PrizePEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Short Stories. She has held residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and has taught at Brooklyn College, Yale University, and, for more than twenty years, in the Bennington Writing Seminars, the MFA program at Bennington College.

This program is co-sponsored with Books on the Common. Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Offsite
   
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This cirlce will take place at the Town Hall Annex.

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Thursday January 31, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: The Game with George Colt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library and Books on the Common present an Author Talk with George Colt, who will discuss his recently released book The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968.

George Howe Colt’s The Game is the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it. One player had recently returned from eight months under fire in Vietnam. Two were members of the radical antiwar group SDS. There was an all-American football hero whose nickname was “God.” There was one NFL prospect who quit to devote his time to black altruism, another who went on to be Pro-Bowler Calvin Hill. There was a postal clerk’s son who worried about fitting in with the preppies, and a wealthy WASP eager to prove he could handle the blue-collar kids’ hits. There was a guard named Tommy Lee Jones, and fullback who dated a young Meryl Streep. They came from every class and background, but played side by side and together forged a moment of startling grace in the midst of the storm.

Colt is a journalist and also the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and BrothersNovember of the Soul. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, the writer Anne Fadiman.

Copies of The Game will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday February 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, every other Saturday starting on February 2.
This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board 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
   

 "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis,   

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
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Offsite
   
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misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This cirlce will take place at the Town Hall Annex.

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
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
   

The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin (2003, 244 pages).   The first book featuring Erast Fandorin, nobleman sleuth of 19th-century Tsarist Russia, often compared to Sherlock Holmes.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This cirlce will take place at the Town Hall Annex.

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Saturday 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
Sunday February 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The Founding and Its Importance Today with Akhil Amar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Revisiting the Founding Era - Keynote with Akhil Amar

In this keynote to our series of public programs, Revisiting the Founding Era, constitutional scholar Akhil Amar, author and Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, describes the dynamic nature of the 1787 constitutional convention, provides short profiles of its key players and relationships, and outlines the issues that dominated their arguments. Amar shows us how the preoccupations of the new republic mirror the preoccupations of our own time and how the brilliance of the Founding Fathers led to the creation of one of the greatest and most enduring documents in human history. 

This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, Ridgefield Historical Association, Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR, Books on the Common. Connecticut Project for the Constitution, and Ridgefield League of Women Voters. 

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday February 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday February 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM How To Build Your Network on LinkedIn with Kate Fitzpatrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
In this hands-on, 60-minute presentation, Kate Fitzpatrick will walk you through the essentials of an optimized LinkedIn profile. Not just for job-seekers anymore, this platform is now essential for every professional and you'll walk away from this presentation knowing who to connect with, what to post and how to leverage LinkedIn. This program is part of our Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series.

Please register.

COMTEC

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday February 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Introduction to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Do you have an iPad and are still struggling to learn all it can do? Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy brings her Apple experience to you in this hands on class. Learn the basics about the iPad - obtain a better understanding of iCloud and the amazing Apps that make the iPad so much fun! The features of Apple’s newest operating system will be discussed.

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

Please register

Comtec

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Offsite
   
Thursday February 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Titles TBA

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

    Location: Founders Hall
Saturday February 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, every other Saturday starting on February 2.
This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
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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
   

Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama (1991, 278 pages).

In rural China in 1926, a group of women forge a sisterhood as they clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever
seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own.

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 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
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Italian Film and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Movie will start at 4:00 pm; discussion afterwards

January 16 (A Five Star Life)

February 20 (Life is Beautiful)

March 20 (I Am Love)

April 17 (TBA)

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Offsite
   
Thursday February 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This cirlce will take place at the Town Hall Annex.

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
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   
   
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl
At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world... If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously crafted memoir is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in equal measure by a passion for food, unforgettable people, and the love of tales well told. Spiced with Reichl's infectious humor and sprinkled with her favorite recipes, Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist's coming-of-age.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday 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)  

Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain (1894; app. 110 pages). A light-skinned black baby and a white infant are switched at birth by a slave mother. The black baby grows up thinking he’s white and mistreats his slaves. The white baby makes a living stealing, drinking, and committing immoral acts – until their true identities are revealed by lawyer Puddn’head Wilson during a murder trial. (We should consider reading another short piece in the same anthology, Mississippi Writings.)

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Podcasts with iPhone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register

Comtec

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
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misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Offsite
   
Saturday March 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, every other Saturday starting on February 2.
This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register.

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    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
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Offsite
   
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
   

If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb (1990, 312 pages).  The first in a loosely connected series of novels, many starring small town Tennessee sheriff Spencer Arrowood, that use American history and Appalachian folklore as a backdrop to solving past and present crimes.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Poetry Project: Turning An Obsession into a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a five-part workshop led by Pamela Hart.  Classes take place on Thursday evenings: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4 and 4/11 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

The project book speaks to the writer’s need to look widely and deeply into a concern or constraint; a form or question or collection – in short, into what obsesses us. The project book allows writers to be hooked by their compulsions. We’ll look at some recent project books as we explore and interrogate our own preoccupations using visual works of art and other generative techniques. We’ll consider the scope of our particular fixation and its construction into book. Bring an obsession/passion/idea/ question/word/ image and discover your project.

Pamela Hart is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program. She received a fellowship from the NEA in 2013 to complete a manuscript on the experience of military families after multiple deployments and years at war. Her book, Mothers Over Nangarhar, was published by Sarabande Books earlier this year. She is poetry editor and mentor at the Afghan Women's Writing Project. 

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

Please register.  Class size is limited so please only register if you are able to attend at least 4 sessions.  By registering for the first session on March 7 you will automatically be registered for all 5 classes.FR L

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This cirlce will take place at the Town Hall Annex.

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Saturday 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
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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. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

Snow date: Sunday, March 17PVA

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Monday March 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday 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
       
Wednesday March 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Introduction to iPhone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register

Comtec

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

  • Re-energize your passions
  • Explore your dreams
  • Break the Creative Block

The Artist Way Study Group is a 12-week program that meets once a week to read and explore the book, The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Local artist and Ridgefield Guild of Artists member, Clarice Shirvell, will facilitate this study group. Each week we will meet as a group, as per the book’s suggestion, to review our work on a specific chapter. There are 12 chapters to read and review--one per week. In addition, we will share our experience of the Morning Pages and the Artist’s Date--and we may also add some group exercises.

This program is aimed at Visual Artists, Writers, Poets, Dancers, Actors, Musicians and anyone interested in finding their creative self and will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM, starting January 2 through March 13 at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefied, CT. Register online at ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282 for more information. By registering for the first session you will automatically be signed up for all 12 sessions.

This study group is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. The Ridgefield Library will provide the book to registered participants for a nominal fee of $5.00. Please register in advance as space is limited. The Library will let registrants know when the book can be picked up from the Library’s Circulation Desk which will be a week or two in advance of the first session. PVA

“… (A study group) where creative beings raise, celebrate, and actualize the creative power which runs through us all” – Julia Cameron

    Location: Offsite
   
Thursday March 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Titles TBA

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Poetry Project: Turning An Obsession into a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a five-part workshop led by Pamela Hart.  Classes take place on Thursday evenings: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4 and 4/11 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

The project book speaks to the writer’s need to look widely and deeply into a concern or constraint; a form or question or collection – in short, into what obsesses us. The project book allows writers to be hooked by their compulsions. We’ll look at some recent project books as we explore and interrogate our own preoccupations using visual works of art and other generative techniques. We’ll consider the scope of our particular fixation and its construction into book. Bring an obsession/passion/idea/ question/word/ image and discover your project.

Pamela Hart is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program. She received a fellowship from the NEA in 2013 to complete a manuscript on the experience of military families after multiple deployments and years at war. Her book, Mothers Over Nangarhar, was published by Sarabande Books earlier this year. She is poetry editor and mentor at the Afghan Women's Writing Project. 

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

Please register.  Class size is limited so please only register if you are able to attend at least 4 sessions.  By registering for the first session on March 7 you will automatically be registered for all 5 classes.FR L

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Saturday March 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, every other Saturday starting on February 2.
This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board 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
   

The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West (1930, 272 pages). Handsome and moody, 19-year-old Sebastian is heir to a vast country estate. He holds a deep sense of tradition while loathing the cold, extravagant society of which he is a part. At 16, his sister Viola is more independent: a beauty who scorns every part of her inheritance. A portrait of fashionable society at the height of the era, The Edwardians reveals all that was glamorous about the period and all that led to its downfall. It was Vita Sackville-West's most successful book and an instant bestseller.

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
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misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Italian Film and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Movie will start at 4:00 pm; discussion afterwards

January 16 (A Five Star Life)

February 20 (Life is Beautiful)

March 20 (I Am Love)

April 17 (TBA)

Please register for each session.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday March 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Poetry Project: Turning An Obsession into a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a five-part workshop led by Pamela Hart.  Classes take place on Thursday evenings: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4 and 4/11 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

The project book speaks to the writer’s need to look widely and deeply into a concern or constraint; a form or question or collection – in short, into what obsesses us. The project book allows writers to be hooked by their compulsions. We’ll look at some recent project books as we explore and interrogate our own preoccupations using visual works of art and other generative techniques. We’ll consider the scope of our particular fixation and its construction into book. Bring an obsession/passion/idea/ question/word/ image and discover your project.

Pamela Hart is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program. She received a fellowship from the NEA in 2013 to complete a manuscript on the experience of military families after multiple deployments and years at war. Her book, Mothers Over Nangarhar, was published by Sarabande Books earlier this year. She is poetry editor and mentor at the Afghan Women's Writing Project. 

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

Please register.  Class size is limited so please only register if you are able to attend at least 4 sessions.  By registering for the first session on March 7 you will automatically be registered for all 5 classes.FR L

    Location: Dayton 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   
   
The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone (2018, 416 pages) The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes—and thousands more—to the American plate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday March 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 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)  

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937; app. 231 pages). An enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom, TEWWG is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. Perhaps the most widely read novel in the canon of African American literature.

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Tech Savvy - Not Tech Sorry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Does technology and social media overwhelm you? Does being a grandparent of a generation of children so comfortable with new technology make you frustrated and left out? Technology is challenging, and many folks don’t know where to begin. Dawn DeCosta owner Tech Savvy will discuss the landscape of social media today, and the various ways for you to embrace technology and keep up with our ever hanging and amazing tech world in a safe and balanced way.

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

Please register

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 8th grade parents

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

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, every other Saturday starting on February 2.
This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Monday April 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

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

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

For 8th grade parents

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

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
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Tuesday April 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 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
   

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 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
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 8th grade parents

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

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Randolph Board 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
   

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (2017, 307 pages). A powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice in the small towns of contemporary East Texas. Winner of the 2018 Edgar Award for first novel.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Poetry Project: Turning An Obsession into a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a five-part workshop led by Pamela Hart.  Classes take place on Thursday evenings: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4 and 4/11 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

The project book speaks to the writer’s need to look widely and deeply into a concern or constraint; a form or question or collection – in short, into what obsesses us. The project book allows writers to be hooked by their compulsions. We’ll look at some recent project books as we explore and interrogate our own preoccupations using visual works of art and other generative techniques. We’ll consider the scope of our particular fixation and its construction into book. Bring an obsession/passion/idea/ question/word/ image and discover your project.

Pamela Hart is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program. She received a fellowship from the NEA in 2013 to complete a manuscript on the experience of military families after multiple deployments and years at war. Her book, Mothers Over Nangarhar, was published by Sarabande Books earlier this year. She is poetry editor and mentor at the Afghan Women's Writing Project. 

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

Please register.  Class size is limited so please only register if you are able to attend at least 4 sessions.  By registering for the first session on March 7 you will automatically be registered for all 5 classes.FR L

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
Monday April 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 8th Grade (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Note: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

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

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

For 8th grade parents

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

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Tuesday April 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: 5th Grade (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For 5th grade parents

Topics include: - Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent; Establishing and maintaining effective limits; Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating

Dates and times (each circle has 3 sessions)

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

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 - register

Circle 5 (2):  Thursday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 - register

Circle 5 (3):  Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 - register

Circle 5 (4):  Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 on 2/7, 2/21, 3/7 - register                             

Circle 5 (5):  Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-2:30 on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 - register

Circle 5 (6):  Tuesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 on 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 - register

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday April 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Titles TBA

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

    Location: Founders Hall
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misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Poetry Project: Turning An Obsession into a Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a five-part workshop led by Pamela Hart.  Classes take place on Thursday evenings: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/4 and 4/11 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

The project book speaks to the writer’s need to look widely and deeply into a concern or constraint; a form or question or collection – in short, into what obsesses us. The project book allows writers to be hooked by their compulsions. We’ll look at some recent project books as we explore and interrogate our own preoccupations using visual works of art and other generative techniques. We’ll consider the scope of our particular fixation and its construction into book. Bring an obsession/passion/idea/ question/word/ image and discover your project.

Pamela Hart is writer in residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she teaches and manages an arts-in-education program. She received a fellowship from the NEA in 2013 to complete a manuscript on the experience of military families after multiple deployments and years at war. Her book, Mothers Over Nangarhar, was published by Sarabande Books earlier this year. She is poetry editor and mentor at the Afghan Women's Writing Project. 

This workshop is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. 

Please register.  Class size is limited so please only register if you are able to attend at least 4 sessions.  By registering for the first session on March 7 you will automatically be registered for all 5 classes.FR L

    Location: Dayton 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
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, every other Saturday starting on February 2.
This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board 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
   

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash (2017, 384 pages). Set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in1929 and inspired by actual events, this novel chronicles an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and rights in a textile mill. The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice.

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.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: iPhone Photos and Camera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

iPhones take great pictures! In this class you will learn the features of the camera application and learn to take a great photo and video. We will also explore the Photo app and learn to organize, share and edit all the beautiful photos you will be taking.  The class is led by Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy.

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

Please register

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
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 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Italian Film and Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Movie will start at 4:00 pm; discussion afterwards

January 16 (A Five Star Life)

February 20 (Life is Beautiful)

March 20 (I Am Love)

April 17 (TBA)

Please register for each session.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

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

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

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

For 8th grade parents

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

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Introduction to iPhone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register

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

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

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

For 8th grade parents

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

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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
Saturday April 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, every other Saturday starting on February 2.
This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board 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. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.PVA

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

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

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

For 8th grade parents

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

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

For 8th grade parents

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

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

NOTE: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

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

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

For high school parents

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For high school parents

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 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 May 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Ridgefield Parent Circles: High School (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

For high school parents

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
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Thursday May 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Titles TBA

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

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

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

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

For high school parents

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new eight-part series called Poetry by Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer, and poetry lover Andrew Levine, every other Saturday starting on February 2.
This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.
“We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us and challenge us,” said Levine.
Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that that they would like to learn by heart.
Levine is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School. 

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Monday May 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

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

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

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

For high school parents

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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HW

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

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

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

For high school parents

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: This Circle takes place at the Town Hall Annex

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

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

For high school parents

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For high school parents

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

Dates & times (each circle has 2 sessions):

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday May 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
The Gourmands' Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy by Justin Spring (2017, 448 pages) A biography of six writers on food and wine—A. J. Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard—whose lives and careers intersected in mid-twentieth-century France, and who transformed the way Americans talk and think about food as well as the way we eat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

    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
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
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday June 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday June 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Titles TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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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   
   
Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky (2018, 400 pages) Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
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
Monday July 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday July 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA   

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

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

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

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

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
Thursday August 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA   

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
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
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Thursday August 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Titles TBA

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

    Location: Founders Hall
Monday August 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday August 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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

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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
Thursday September 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday September 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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
Wednesday September 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
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
   

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: Randolph Board Room
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Monday October 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

Join us for our monthly chat about our favorite books. Members of our staff will share of their personal recommendations and then we hope you'll share your memorable reads. Beverages and snacks will be provided. This meeting is a week later than usual because of the Friends Book Sale.L  

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
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
   

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

Title TBA   

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday November 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

Title TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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