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Sunday April 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ridgefield Folk with Joy Ike Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Born to Nigerian immigrants,  Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has spent the last 9 years playing thousands of shows across the country. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Cody Chestnutt, Allen Toussaint, Tyrone Wells, Jeffrey Gaines, and Sara Groves, to name a few. A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small."

website: www.joyike.com

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-cpWKqmVCU

This concert is part of our Ridgefield Folk series.  Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and can be picked up at the door on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM. PVA FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM FORL Board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda Hill     friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library monthly board meeting

    Location: TBA
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
nat_stars2 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Super Stars Astronomy Program for Grades K - 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades kindergarten and first are invited to learn all about the stars, planets, the moon and the sun. Special activities or crafts will be included.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three classes on May 1, 8 and 15. Program will culminate with a planetarium show on Tuesday, May 23 at 4:30 at the Ridgefield Parks and Rec. center.  Registration required separately for the planetarium show on May 23. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Circle (1) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on pre-reading skills including identifying rhyming words and letter sounds and making predictions.  Storytime includes stories, songs, a craft and a short book based film.  Pre-registration required beginning Feb. 1.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
nat_stars 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Galaxy Explorers Astronomy Program for Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in grades second and third are invited to learn about space and our place in the universe.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three session on May 2, 9 and 16.  Children may atten a planetarium show at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center as a culmination to our explorations on Tuesday, May 23.  A separate registration is required for the planetarium show on May. 23.  A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk - Lyme Madness with Lori Dennis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Lyme Connection and the Ridgefield Library present an Author Talk with Lori Dennis who will discuss her memoir Lyme Madness: Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease . 

Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation. Lyme Madness chronicles the author’s and adult son’s medical odyssey while capturing the current landscape of immeasurable suffering, twisted politics and medical madness that ensues worldwide. It provides a platform for the many voices of chronic Lyme sufferers, caregivers, and activists, along with the very few doctors and politicians all fighting for awareness, support and justice around the globe.

Lori Dennis, M.A., is a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice with a focus on depression, anxiety, grief, adhd, interpersonal conflict, and more. Her current focus is to spread the message of Lyme Madness, to help create a handbook for Lyme Literate Therapists and to help grow a network of healers who can support chronic Lyme sufferers worldwide.

This program is co-sponsored by Lyme Connection and the Library and is also part of the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series. Lyme Connection is an all- volunteer initiative created by the Town of Ridgefield (CT).  Our mission is to make the community a healthier place by protecting people from contracting Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and connecting patients and their families to helpful resources. Read more about our support groups, seminars and prevention programs at LymeConnection.org

Books will be available for sale and for signing. Please register.

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

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. This program is now full and not accepting registrations. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Fiction Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, offers creative ways to explore character, point-of-view and dialogue in this five-week fiction writing program. New writers and returning participants can learn how to make fiction writing come alive and banish writer's block via weekly homework assignments. Discover your inner writer and develop recurring characters, unreliable narrators and more!

Kim Kovach teaches fiction writing workshops for adults and creative writing classes for elementary and middle school students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She is the author of six fiction books including a short story collection, A Few Bad Decisions, middle grade fiction books, Welcome to Appletown! and Surviving Vertigo, and the Kitchawan Kenny chapter book series. Ms. Kovach created and hosted the 13-episode podcast, Stories from the Creative Writing Circle, on Pawling Public Radio.

Fiction Writing meets for five weeks. Wednesdays 10:30am - 12 noon. March 29, April 5, (no April 12), 19, 26 and May 3.

Please register as class size is limited. Please register here. (By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 5)

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Finger plays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
food_salad 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids Cook! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Do you love hands-on activities? Do you love food? This event is for you! Kids in grades 3 through 5 will make and eat onigiri (Japanese rice balls) and breakfast “sushi”. Ingredients will be gluten- and nut-free but will include dairy products. Please notify us of any food allergies prior to the event. The class will meet in our kitchen on the library's lower level. Register beginning April 1. A8 A9 A10

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    Location: Kitchen
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Veterans Park Family STEAM Night @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282 x11009   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Veterans Park students in grades K-2 and their parents are invited to come to the Ridgefield Library for an evening of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) activities.   Drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:00 PM. Children and adults will work together on creative and hands-on activities such as Legos, BeeBot robots, Makey-Makeys, a 3D printer demonstration, crafts and more. Cookies and lemonade will be served!

Please register so we know how many people to expect.

    Location: Main Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  This program is now full. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   MFRind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (2015, 310 pages). Reclusive crime writer Leonora Shaw accepts an invitation from an old acquaintance to attend a country weekend bachelorette party, and winds up in the hospital with blood on her hands and no idea what has happened. A psychological thriller recommended for fans of The Girl on the Train. Also available as a downloadable e-book from OverDrive.L

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Just 3s! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Just 3s is a class just for three year olds.  The intention is that the child attend alone while the accompanying adult waits in the children's library.  If necessary, the adult may accompany any child who does not want to attend alone.  This class will include finger plays, stories, nursery rhymes and a short book based film. This class is full and the waiting list as well.   A3

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  8:30 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Circle (2) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
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Friday May 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5 per grocery bag

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    Location: Lower Level
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Romantic Narrative in Music with Maestro Eric Mahl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Eric Mahl, Music Director of the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra, will explore the Romantic narrative in music using examples from Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. Learn about the evolution of this ideal, as well as how composers fulfill this narrative and what it means for music and its intimate connection to the human condition.This program is aimed at adults and at students with an interest in music.

This lecture is a great introduction to the WCYO Symphony Orchestra performance on Sunday, June 4th. The concert will include Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Dvorak's Violin Concerto, Op 53. The 4PM concert will take place at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU, Danbury. 

Please register for the lecture here.

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More Information About WCYO    
    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday May 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5 per grocery bag

 

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    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_none 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 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Protecting Your Family From Tick-borne Diseases Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Tick-borne disease prevention expert Dr. Neeta Connally and Master Gardener Tessa O’Regan are teaming up to teach effective strategies for staying safe  from ticks while still enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you’re a weekend gardener or avid hiker, pet owner or parent, you’ll benefit from hearing the latest research on disease prevention along with landscaping tips for reducing ticks in your yard. This program covers the complete “tool box” of prevention options and provides the perfect opportunity to ask questions. Everyone will leave with a free tick tweezer … just in case.  

Dr. Neeta Connally is an associate professor of biology and oversees the Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory at Western Connecticut State University.  Her primary research interests focus upon the backyard prevention of Lyme and other tickborne diseases in the northeastern US.  She holds a Master of Science in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, as well as a Ph.D. in medical entomology from the University of Rhode Island.  Prior to joining the faculty at WCSU, Dr. Connally was an associate research scientist working on Lyme disease prevention at Yale School of Public Health.  Some of her current research projects include evaluating tick repellent clothing, as well as testing an integrated tick management approach to disease prevention in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and the TickEncounter Resource Center at the University of Rhode Island.  She has served as the scientific advisor for the Ridgefield Health Department’s BLAST Tick-borne Disease Prevention Program since 2008.   Dr. Connally resides in Ridgefield with her husband, two children, two Australian shepherds, and 14 chickens.

Tessa O'Regan is a lover of kids, dogs and sunny days outdoors! She is a certified Landscape Designer, Lighting Designer and a Master Gardener, who has been gardening professionally in Fairfield county for the past fifteen years. A member of NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farmers's Association. Tessa's goal is to help homeowners and businesses create their dream landscape in an ecologically responsible manner. Tessa lives in Ridgefield with her husband and 14 year old Golden Retriever "puppy", Gretzky.

This program is sponsored by the Ridgefield Health Department’s BLAST Tick-borne Disease Prevention Program, Lyme Connection, Rotary Club of Ridgefield, Western Connecticut Health Network and the Ridgefield Library.  It is also part of the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.
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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM From Page to Stage: House at Pooh Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   
The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield live stage adaptations of beloved children's books.  Come to the Library to check out the originals or related books or hear them read at storytime, then experience them live @ the Playhouse.
Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. Look for the display in the Children's Library where you can enter for a chance to win free tickets.
Ridgefield Playhouse    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Jay and Ray Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In celebration of the Ridgefield Spring Stroll, Jay and Ray will perform a lively concert on the library's front lawn for families with children ages 8 and younger. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the library's Main Program room on the lower level.   No registration is required for this free event.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. SP A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM From Page to Stage: House at Pooh Corner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   
The Library is pleased to join the Ridgefield Playhouse in bringing to Ridgefield live stage adaptations of beloved children's books.  Come to the Library to check out the originals or related books or hear them read at storytime, then experience them live @ the Playhouse.
Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets. Look for the display in the Children's Library where you can enter for a chance to win free tickets.
Ridgefield Playhouse    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday May 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5 per grocery bag

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    Location: Lower Level
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Get the Scoop on the Greats! Brilliant Beethoven and his Heroic 3rd Symphony! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Music appreciation class for children (12 and up), teens and adults that is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Sharps and Flats Music Conservatory in Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Library. Come hear Alexa Donaldson of Sharps and Flats Music Academy talk about brilliant Beethoven and his heroic 3rd Symphony! PVA

Beethoven was a piano virtuoso who hated practicing. He wrote complex music, but struggled with math and spelling and created musical masterpieces after going deaf. We'll listen to his music through recordings and learn about how this amazing composer and how his genius still influences people almost 200 years later! No musical experience necessary.

Please register!

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Community Sing-a-long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Sing It! - A Community Sing-a-long and celebration of classic folk and patriotic songs with singer songwriter gems from James Taylor, Carole King and the Beatles thrown in! The songs are in the spirit of Pete Seeger emphasizing group singing. If you play a portable instrument feel free to bring it along! Musical hosts are Edwin and Faith Taylor and Deborah Katchko-Gray. Songbooks are provided.

The program is free and all are welcome. 

No registration but for more information and to be put on the mailing list contact cantordebbie@gmail.com.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AP Exam Study Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
nat_stars2 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Super Stars Astronomy Program for Grades K - 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades kindergarten and first are invited to learn all about the stars, planets, the moon and the sun. Special activities or crafts will be included.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three classes on May 1, 8 and 15. Program will culminate with a planetarium show on Tuesday, May 23 at 4:30 at the Ridgefield Parks and Rec. center.  Registration required separately for the planetarium show on May 23. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Circle (1) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited to a special storytime with an emphasis on pre-reading skills including identifying rhyming words and letter sounds and making predictions.  Storytime includes stories, songs, a craft and a short book based film.  Pre-registration required beginning Feb. 1.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
nat_stars 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Galaxy Explorers Astronomy Program for Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in grades second and third are invited to learn about space and our place in the universe.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three session on May 2, 9 and 16.  Children may atten a planetarium show at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center as a culmination to our explorations on Tuesday, May 23.  A separate registration is required for the planetarium show on May. 23.  A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Preference is given to Ridgefield residents. This program is now full and not accepting registrations. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282 x11009   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is please to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Main Lobby
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Finger plays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Challenge Grades K-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten, first and second are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work along or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library.  Registrater beginning April 1. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please.  Preference is given to Ridgefield residents.  This program is now full. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Just 3s! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Just 3s is a class just for three year olds.  The intention is that the child attend alone while the accompanying adult waits in the children's library.  If necessary, the adult may accompany any child who does not want to attend alone.  This class will include finger plays, stories, nursery rhymes and a short book based film. This class is full and the waiting list as well.   A3

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Golden Age by Joan London SL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
lib_bookpurple 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades 2 & 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads the same book then comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta. This month's title is No Girls Allowed, Dogs Okay  (Secrets of a Lab Rat series #1) by Trudi Trueit. Pick up your copy of the book at the Children's Services desk. Snacks will be served.  Registration required beginning April 1.

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Circle (2) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

E HF

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Friday May 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5 per grocery bag

 

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    Location: Lower Level
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Offsite
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5 per grocery bag

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    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday May 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5 per grocery bag

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    Location: Lower Level
Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols   203-438-2282   friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sales

Children's Book Sale May 5-7 Lower Level Lobby and Gallery Only
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Book Sale May 12-15 Lower Level Program Rooms, Lobby, Gallery and Kitchen
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Early Bird admission $10 (free for Friends members)
Friday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5 per grocery bag

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    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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: Study Rm 232
        There is 1 space available.
 
nat_stars2 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Super Stars Astronomy Program for Grades K - 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades kindergarten and first are invited to learn all about the stars, planets, the moon and the sun. Special activities or crafts will be included.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three classes on May 1, 8 and 15. Program will culminate with a planetarium show on Tuesday, May 23 at 4:30 at the Ridgefield Parks and Rec. center.  Registration required separately for the planetarium show on May 23. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cancelled - Join the Conversation with Author Anita Shreve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

CANCELLED  - Due to health issues Anita had to cancel this program.  Please read her Facebook post here

WSHU Public Radio, The Ridgefield Library & Books on the Common present Join the Conversation with author Anita Shreve.  The program takes place at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT.

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot’s Wife, Anita Shreve has recently released a suspenseful novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath–based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine’s history.

Anita will be interviewed by Joan Baum, a recovering academic from the City University of New York, who spent 25 years teaching literature and writing. Joan has a long career as a critic and reviewer, writing for, among others, WNYC, Newsday, The Christian Science Monitor, MIT's Technology Review, Hadassah Magazine and writing on subjects in her dissertation field, the major English Romantic poets. She covers all areas of cultural history but particularly enjoys books at the nexus of the humanities and the sciences., followed by an audience Q&A.

Anita will also sign books in the lobby after the event.  Books on the Common will have her book available for purchase.

Anita’s novels have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into thirty-six languages. She lives with her husband in New Hampshire. Her last novel, Stella Bain, was released in 2013.

 

    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent Circle (1) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

E HF

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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: Study Rm 232
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Met Opera in HD: Der Rosenkavalier Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

Ridgefield Library cardholders receive the Playhouse member discount price of $20 on tickets to these HD cultural series - just show your card at the box office.  College students pay only $15 and students 18 and under attend FREE, so introduce your favorite young person to these classics.

A full listing of HD performances may be found at ww.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Contact the Playhouse at 203-438-5795 for information and tickets.

 

Ridgefield Playhouse Movie Schedule    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
nat_stars 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Galaxy Explorers Astronomy Program for Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in grades second and third are invited to learn about space and our place in the universe.  Register once beginning April 1 for all three session on May 2, 9 and 16.  Children may atten a planetarium show at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center as a culmination to our explorations on Tuesday, May 23.  A separate registration is required for the planetarium show on May. 23.  A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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: Study Rm 232
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (2015, 385 pages). Explores the formative years of renowned aviatrix
Beryl Markham, a complex woman who fought to make her way in the world on her terms. McLain paints a
captivating portrait of Africa in the early 1900s and of the impact of the European expats who left an indelible mark.

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: Randolph Room
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Finger plays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Genealogy Databases - Updates and Enhancements Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Topics: Refresh your searching skills using the latest updates from Ancestry Library edition.  Enjoy an introduction to AmericanAncestors.org databases by the New England Genealogical Society.

Both of these LIBRARY USE ONLY databases may deliver the information needed to further your genealogy research.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Harry Potter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203 438 2282 x12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Calling all Muggles in grades 5-8.  The Harry Potter Book Club will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 to discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Branchville Elementary School Library Media Specialist Mary Tichey-Staack and Barlow Mountain Elementary School Librarian Martha Cerrato will help lead the discussion.  

Please read the epilogue

Snacks will be served and magic may happen! SP A10, A11

Registration required.

 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn what Lego Robotics is all about!  Children in grades 5 - 8 are invited to join Ridgefield resident Mike Garguillo, science teacher of the Sleepy Hollow Middle School Headless Horse-bots (a First Lego League Robotics Team) to learn to work with and program robots.  This is a chance to experiment.  No prior experience is required.  Register for each montly session.  Registration for this session begins April 1.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Maker Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come join our Adult Maker Group and tinker with us.

This group is for those 18 years of age and older.  New makers are always welcome!

Registration recommended.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Felicia from Little Birds Music will lead an interactive music and movement exploration for children ages 2 - 5. No registration is required. Adults must accompany children. A2 A3 A4 A5

http://feliciamichael.wixsite.com/musikgarten    
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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: Study Rm 232
        There is 1 space available.
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elect_computer1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Makey Makey's for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A Makey Makey is a simple invention kit that turns everything and anything into a remote! We will learn engineering and art using a Makey Makey kit and a banana! This program is for teens 6th-12th grade. No registration required. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Book Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Readers in grades 4, 5 & 6 are invited to a special book discussion group.  The title of the book to be discussed A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord.  Register and pick up a copy of the book beginning April1.  Snacks will served. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parent Circle (2) Discussion for 5th Grade Parents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Community Coalition and the Ridgefield Library are offering a series of Parent Circles at the Library for 5th grade parents (each Circle has 3 sessions).  

Circle 5 (1):  Tuesdays 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 @ 10:00-11:30 AM - Please register here for Circle 5 (1) (This will register you for all three dates)

Circle 5 (2):  Thursdays 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 @ 6:30-8:00 PM - Please register here for Circle 5 (2). (This will register you for all three dates)

Topics include:

•    Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent
•    Establishing and maintaining effective limits
•    Navigating alcohol, drugs, technology and social media

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    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Create Your Own Edible Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come learn how to plan, plant, maintain and harvest your own edible garden with Ridgefielder and Homefront Farmer Owner and Manager John Carlson who after a 25-year career in marketing unleashed his passion for organic farming in 2011. John is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP), certified by the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA).  He holds a BA in English and History from Williams College as well as an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. With his team, Carlson designs, builds and maintains custom at-home gardens. The goal is the help people produce their own food organically so that they can enjoy their own farm to table meals! There is such value associated with having your own edible garden. Here are just three of the benefits: HF NSTE

Good for you… Grown naturally and picked at the peak of freshness.
Good for your family… A teaching moment about where food comes from and the freshest, tastiest ingredients.
Good for the planet… Locally grown means less gas consumption and toxic emissions filling the air we breathe. 

This progarm is made possible by the Noreen L. Papa, Mothers Live your Lives! fund

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday May 19, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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: Study Rm 232
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is an intimate, international and inspired film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. RIFF runs May 19-21, with screenings at various venues around town. More info and passes available at www.riff.website

Library Schedule: Friday, May 19th

2:30p.m. An Evening of Eternity (Germany - Student Film - narrative feature): Jonas, the young owner of a vinyl record store, stumbles into a mysterious tavern by chance one evening. The tavern is detached from time and people from all kinds of different eras meet there. He falls in love with a Jazz singer, Eva Elana, from the 60s. But the time between the two will become their greatest enemy. (Program 1)

4p.m. The Chocolate Case (Netherlands - documentary feature): The Chocolate Case follows the incredible journey of three Dutch journalists, who tried to persuade large corporations to end the use of child labour in the chocolate industry, but when rebuffed, decide to take matters into their own hands by creating the world’s first slave-free chocolate bar.

Swimming In The Desert (USA - narrative short): In the drought-stricken town of Agua Dulce, in the California High Desert, a ten year old girl challenges her grandfather, a cranky retired firefighter, to follow a crazy plan and bring the water back to the dry river.(Program B)PVA

Film Festival Link    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is an intimate, international and inspired film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. RIFF runs May 19-21, with screenings at various venues around town. More info and passes available at www.riff.website

Library Schedule - Saturday, May 20th

11a.m. Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices (USA - documentary feature) : Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices is more than a remarkable story about the unbelievable rise of a great symphonic conductor from a background of pop music and very little formal training. It is also a moving tale of a man wrestling demons while still creating choral music that towers as the gold standard even today.

My Name Is Joan (USA - documentary short): Tells the story of Susan Drew, a woman who was born Joan Fagan to an unwed mother in the St. Patrick Mother and Baby Home in Dublin, Ireland in 1949. While the documentary chronicles Susan's journey to find her true identity, it also highlights the illegal exporting of children by the Catholic Church to families in other countries for profit while the Irish Government looked the other way. (Program C)

1p.m. Jewel’s Catch One (USA - documentary feature): Jewel’s Catch One’s documents the oldest Black owned disco in America and establishes the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years.(Program D)

2:30p.m. Forgotten Farms (USA - documentary feature): New England's dairy farmers remain the backbone of agriculture in the region, but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale. Forgotten Farms examines class divides in New England's farm and food communities. In some circles, farm-to-table restaurants, farmer's markets and CSAs are booming and the new farmers are celebrated. But there is another farmer who is left out of the local food celebration.

Change (Singapore - animated short) : Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.(Program E)

4p.m. Written Off (USA - documentary feature): Grippingly honest personal journals reveal the secrets one man worked so hard to conceal as an innocent prescription for painkillers leads to a 10-year struggle to escape opiates and the stigma that surrounds his addiction. Film will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and others on the opioid epidemic. (Program F)

Media Lab web series to run all day Saturday

Slummy Mummy (USA - web series): The story of a first-time mom going back to work as a professional shoe model. Operating as a single parent due to her husband’s work schedule and unable to afford a nanny, Jen lives in a rent-controlled apartment in a neighborhood of wealthy alpha moms. Join us for her awkward and often hilarious encounters with her mommy nemesis as we chronicle the absurdities of parenting in New York City.

Two Guys (USA - web series): Todd and Clayton find themselves in a world of trouble when they try to live their Art.PVA

Film Festival Link    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 11:05 AM  -  5:30 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is an intimate, international and inspired film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. RIFF runs May 19-21, with screenings at various venues around town. More info and passes available at www.riff.website

Media Lab web series to run all day Saturday in the Donofrio Technology Center (Upper Level)

Slummy Mummy (USA - web series): The story of a first-time mom going back to work as a professional shoe model. Operating as a single parent due to her husband’s work schedule and unable to afford a nanny, Jen lives in a rent-controlled apartment in a neighborhood of wealthy alpha moms. Join us for her awkward and often hilarious encounters with her mommy nemesis as we chronicle the absurdities of parenting in New York City.

Two Guys (USA - web series): Todd and Clayton find themselves in a world of trouble when they try to live their Art.PVA

Film Festival Link    
    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Sunday May 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:00 PM Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is an intimate, international and inspired film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. RIFF runs May 19-21, with screenings at various venues around town. More info and passes available at www.riff.website

Library Schedule - Sunday, May 21st

11a.m. One Big Home (USA - documentary feature): Trophy homes threaten Martha’s Vineyard. When an enormous compound is built beside a fragile pond, a carpenter takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works to pass a new bylaw to limit house size. (Program Q)

1p.m. Shallow Waters (USA - documentary short): Screening and discussion with filmmaker Jamie Longhi. Memorial Day, San Francisco Bay. A fully dressed man walks into the cold shallow waters off a public beach, and waits as the tide rises. Curious beach-combers watch the man, and wait. Police and Fire units arrive, watch and wait. The sand in the man's hourglass runs out while everybody waits. ...for what? and why? (Program R)

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    Location: Main Program Room
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Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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: Study Rm 232
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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: Study Rm 232
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Preserving Plum Island for Future Generations with Chris Cryder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a presentation on Plum Island, home to over 200 resident and migratory bird species, about a quarter of all birds known in the U.S., 57 of which are listed as in urgent need of conservation. Learn how you can help preserve this incredible public resource from the threat of development. Chris Cryder, Special Projects Coordinator for Save the Sound and the outreach coordinator for the Preserve Plum Island Coalition, will present a short film produced for PBS, “Conservation of a Precious Island” starring Sam Waterston as well as the latest efforts to protect it.

Located in eastern Long Island Sound, the island has been home to the nation’s foreign animal disease center, which is now relocating.  The island has also served as a de facto wildlife refuge for the last 60 years and is home to several endangered species and unique habitats. Now, Plum Island is slated to be sold by the federal government to the highest bidder. Many organizations would rather see the amazing island conserved and are fighting to save it. 

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Conservation Commission, Woodcock Nature Center and the Norwalk River Watershed Association, which is hosting the talk for its annual meeting.  All are welcome!

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Getting Started with the Library's Digital Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Topics: Need help getting started with one of our digital resources including OverDrive (eBooks and audiobooks), Zinio (digital magazines), Hoopla (eBooks, audiobooks, streaming music and video) or lynda.com.  Drop in between 1 and 3 PM to get assistance including how to use these resources on your phone or tablet.

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
nat_stars 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Planetarium Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in Grades kindergarten, first, second and third are invited to attend a very special planetarium presentation at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center. The Childrens Museum from West Hartford will bring their portable Star Lab for this amazing show of the constellations in the night sky. This program is planned to coordinate with astronomy classes at the library during the month of May.  Registration is required for this free event. A5 A6 A7 A8

http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org    
    Location: Offsite
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
nat_stars 5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Planetarium Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Child in Grades kindergarten, first, second and third are invited to attend a very special planetarium presentation at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Center. The Childrens Museum from West Hartford will bring their portable Star Lab for this amazing show of the constellations in the night sky. This program is planned to coordinate with astronomy classes at the library during the month of May.  Register for this free event beginning April 1.. A5 A6 A7 A8

http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/    
    Location: Offsite
        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1776; 190 pages). The classic satire about the misadventures of a rural clergyman and his family. Also available as a downloadable audiobook on hoopla and as a downloadable e-book and audiobook from Project Gutenberg.

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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: Study Rm 232
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Finger plays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Challenge Grades 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades three, four and five are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos. A different challenge will be given each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library.  Register beginning   April 1. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Felicia from Little Birds Music will lead an interactive music and movement exploration for children ages 2 - 5. No registration is required. Adults must accompany children. A2 A3 A4 A5

http://feliciamichael.wixsite.com/musikgarten    
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
 
misc_none 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 14 spaces available.
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Reading Is a Family Affair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Students in grades 3 - 5 accompanied by a parent or caregiver are invited to a very special book discussion of the book PAX by Sara Pennypacker.  A pizza dinner will be served followed by small group book discussions including both students and adults. The Friends of the Library will give each family a free copy of the book.  Participants sign up and pick up the book beginning May 1 at the Children's Services desk and pay a $5 fee per person to hold a place for the event.  When you attend on May 25 or let us know at least 24 hours ahead of time that you cannot attend, your fee will be refunded.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Janet Benton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield native and founder of the long-standing high-school literary magazine Lodestar Janet Benton returns to Ridgefield to discuss LILLI DE JONG, her debut novel about a young Quaker woman who finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers. Lilli de Jong is at once a historical saga, an intimate romance, and a lasting testament to the work of mothers: "So little is permissible for a woman," writes Lilli, "yet on her back every human climbs to adulthood."

Janet Benton’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Glimmer Train, and many other publications. She has cowritten and edited historical documentaries for television. She holds a B.A. in religious studies from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and for decades she has taught writing and helped individuals and organizations craft their stories. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Lilli de Jong is her first novel.

Books are available for sale and signing thanks to Books on the Common.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday May 26, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your Home VHS videos to DVDs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   
   

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: Study Rm 232
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Poems of Marianne Moore

Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder. 

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 May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday May 30, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_turtle 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Spring Visit to the Woodcock Nature Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 are invited to meet library staff at the Woodcock Nature Center for a spring exploration!  Listen to stories and see signs of spring around the center including frogs and the center's special animal collection. Parents are required to accompany children. Registration required beginning April 1. A3 A4 A5

https://www.woodcocknaturecenter.org    
    Location: Offsite
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
elect_computer1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Useless Machine for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Useless Machine is a gizmo that turns itself off when it is turned on. We will build these machines from scratch and be entertained for hours! This program is for teens 6th- 12th grade. No registration required. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Marijuana and Alcohol: Just The Facts Without the Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for this parenting workshop presented by Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. and presented by Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Ridgefield Prevention Council and Ridgefield Library. Parents and teens are welcome!

Alicia Farrell has a uniquely common sense, science-based, compassionate, and interesting way to talk about these tough issues.Come learn about:

- How marijuana and alcohol use affect the teen brain and their social/emotional development.
- Are marijuana and alcohol “gateway” drugs?
- How potent is today’s marijuana and why does it matter?
- Is marijuana addictive?
- How do we set boundaries and consequences for teens around drug use that are effective and realistic?

This information is vital for today’s responsible policy making, mentoring, counseling, parenting and grandparenting. Being informed is paramount. 

Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. is an accomplished cognitive psychologist, professional speaker and founder of Clearview Consulting. Some of her noteworthy accomplishments include, 9 years as a university professor, twice a fellowship award recipient in support of research on Wisdom, published research scientist and an expert problem solver. Her life’s work is to educate and coach people, and organizations, on how to maximize brain power and solve problems. She also has a private practice working with teens, adults, couples and families who want to make healthy and durable changes in their lives.

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More information about Dr. Farrell    
    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Finger plays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Felicia from Little Birds Music will lead an interactive music and movement exploration for children ages 2 - 5. No registration is required. Adults must accompany children. A2 A3 A4 A5

http://feliciamichael.wixsite.com/musikgarten    
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Death in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec (2015, 256 pages). Sophisticated former Paris police detective Georges Dupin finds himself living and working in a small village on the Brittany coast, where the murder of a local restaurant owner is tied to secrets from the village’s past as a retreat for Impressionist painters. Praised for atmospheric depiction of the French countryside, deft plotting and a fascinating series hero.L

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
lib_bookpurple 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Nutmeg Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Readers in grades 4, 5 & 6 are invited to a special book discussion group.  The title of the book to be discussed will be determined.  Register and pick up a copy of the book beginning May 1.  Snacks will served. A9 A10



 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
Friday June 2, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_guitar01 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Lynn Lewis Concert for Little Ones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Lynn Lewis is back to perform her popular concert for ages 5 and under. Come to enjoy old favorites and meet a special friend!  No registration required. A2 A3 A4 A5

http://lynnlewisandfriends.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
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Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM FORL Board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhonda Hill     friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Friends of the Library monthly board meeting

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Maker Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Maker Tuesdays will be a weekly craft program for teens involving some sort of maker activity. Teens can expect to make anything from brushbots to trebuchets and everything in between. This program will take place in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

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

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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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Finger plays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Challenge Grades K-2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten, first and second are invited to make cool creations with the library's legos.  A different challenge will be presented each week.  Children may work alone or cooperatively.  Masterpieces will be put on display in the children's library.  Registration required beginning May 1.  A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn what Lego Robotics is all about!  Children in grades 5 - 8 are invited to join Ridgefield resident Mike Garguillo, science teacher of the Sleepy Hollow Middle School Headless Horse-bots (a First Lego League Robotics Team) to learn to work with and program robots.  This is a chance to experiment.  No prior experience is required.  Register for each montly session.  Registration for this session begins May 1.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM Skillsbox - Intention Setting with Pamela Miles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In this interactive presentation attendees will have the opportunity to create the condition for transformation in their life and work by learning a few simple ways to cultivate attention to your inner wisdom and strength. Through identifying an intention, you empower yourself to infuse your goals with greater energy and potential for success. We will talk about how to make sustainable changes in daily experience by honing the skill of listening, reflecting, and being present in the moment. 

Takeaways

Identify at least one intention that will make an impact on your life

Understand the power of your mindset

Learn a simple way to anchor yourself 

Practice the power of intention and visualization

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

    Location: Main Program Room
 
ent_note 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Rock N Roll Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Bach to Rock will present a fun filled musical experience called Rock N Roll for children ages birth to 3 yrs. accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required. SP A1 A2 A3

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Some Luck by Jane Smiley SL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 2 and 3 who love to talk about what they are reading are invited to a very special book discussion group.  The entire group reads the same book then comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  This month's title is Upside Down Magic by Sara Mlynowski.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk.  Snacks will be served.  Registration required beginning May 1.  A7  A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Friday June 9, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Random Trivia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens who love a little friendly competition and know a bunch of random facts are welcome to come test their skills for a prize. This program will be held in the Ellis Family Teen Center unless otherwise indicated.

    Location: Ellis Family Teen Center
Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Drop-In Storytime Celebrating Maurice Sendak's Birthday! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for a special celebration of Maurice Sendak's Birthday.  Included will be stories, games, a craft and a snack of course. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday June 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Heather Maloney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library welcomes back Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Heather Maloney. As a Signature Sounds artist, Maloney has toured nationally as a headliner and also in support of acts including Mary Chapin Carpenter.  Raised on a record player instead of a TV, Maloney dug deep into her parents record collection for entertainment obsessing over the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac and more. So, it's no surprise that the folk, pop and rock greats of the 60's and 70's found their way into her own music, along with 90's radio hits by Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow and Mariah Carey.

Maloney spent three years in a meditation center in central Massachusetts before she emerged as a songwriter. She has toured almost constantly after her years in silence and meditation and has written hundreds of songs and slept on close to one thousand different pillows. Of her music, the Boston Globe comments: "Her not so secret weapon is that voice--pretty but not too precious, fully able to launch into aural backflips, but more affecting when intimately expressive."  Val Haller of the New York Times describes her singing as "utterly gorgeous - visceral." 

This concert is part of the Library's Spring 2017 Ridgefield Folk live music series.  Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and can be picked up at the door on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282 x11009   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Library is please to host free, monthly blood pressure screenings conducted by the Ridgefield VNA.  Screening will be available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Look for the sign-in table in the Main Lobby, and take care of this important task while running your Library errands.

    Location: Main Lobby
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Finger plays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Rock City Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Bach to Rock will present a musical adventure called "Rock City" for children ages 2 - 4yrs. accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required.

https://ridgefield.b2rmusic.com    
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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Friday June 16, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring Your Family History with Genealogy Documents with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an indepth, three-part genealogy program led by Toni McKeen.

Saturday, June 17, 10 AM - Navigating the Ship’s Manifests  Take a really close look at ALL the information that these important records can provide.  Directed to those who have been research for a long time and those just beginning. Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained and why, who they left behind, the address where they were headed, and who they were coming to see.  I begin the presentation with a short, moving power point presentation on the immigration process set to music. Please register

Saturday, June 24, 10 AM - Becoming An American  Learn the valuable information naturalization records contain, who became naturalized and why, the three steps involved in the naturalization process, the rules for women and why you can’t find them, and the special handling of men serving in the military. Please register

Saturday, July 8, 10 AM - United States Military Records  In this presentation I cover what documents are available, the information they contain, how to find them, and how to use them for further research.  I include an informative handout which lists helpful military sites.  As a special bonus, I begin with a lovely power point presentation of historical WWI and WWII posters and present the lecture in an authentic WWII military jacket.  Please register.

Toni McKeen has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian family, her husband’s Irish family and son in law’s German family for more than 30 years. She is a member of several genealogical organizations, and was recently Chairman of the Genealogy Club of Newtown. Toni is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She believes documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have the time now.  Over the years she has taught at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, Redding, CT as well as Bronxville and Mamaroneck, NY.  Toni has also been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island areas.  

This program is part of Tell Your Story!, a series of programs featuring the many ways you can capture your own personal or family history, digitally, with art and technology. This series is made possible with thanks to funding from colleagues of Nick Donofrio in recognition of his personal journey and pride of family.

You can attend just one session or all three!  Please register for each program separately.  GB H

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 20, 2017 Go To Top
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

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

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

A Man Called Ove by Fredik Backman (2014, 352 pages). A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss
beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with his new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

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 June 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In the children's, teen and adult departments, summer reading is beginning!  Check our website to see exciting incentives for all ages.

    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Art and About: ARTrip to Grace Farms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

ARTrip to Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT PVA

Limited to 15. There is a charge of $ 22.00 per person which includes entrance fee and boxed lunch.

All will meet at the Grace Farms visitors desk at 10:15. The address is 365 Lukes Wood Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840.

Tour begins sharp at 10:30 am and lasts for 90 minutes. An in-depth tour of about the architects who designed the "River" and a walk-through of the the many architectural elements that define the space, especially in context with the rising slope of the land will be included in the tour.  After our tour we will all meet at the cafe at noon for lunch in the cafe where a boxed lunch will be provided. Menu selections to follow. The tour and lunch should end around 1 PM.

Grace Farms is a welcoming new place, where a building designed by Japanese architectural firm, SANAA is seamlessly integrated into 80 acres of open space for people to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith. A diverse natural habitat in the northeast corner of New Canaan, Connecticut, this former horse farm is home to numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Approximately 77 of the 80 acres will be retained in perpetuity as open meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds.

“Known as the River because of the way it meanders through the rolling terrain, the SANAA building occupies a footprint of 77,000-square-feet at Grace Farms,” described the Foundation in a press release. “Nestled into the landscape, the River begins on a knoll and then flows down the long, gentle slope in a series of bends, forming pond-like spaces on its journey. “Structurally, the building of glass, concrete, steel and wood is in essence a single long roof, which seems to float some 10 to 14 feet above the surface of the ground as it twists and turns across the landscape. The walkways, courtyards and glass-wrapped volumes that form beneath the roof are remarkably transparent and invite people to engage with the expansive natural surroundings.

The River, SANAA’s undulating creation for Grace Farms, seeks to marry the nature of its 80-acre New England estate with architecture in an effort to foster the formation of intentional communities that collaborate for good. Made with 203 individually curved glass panels and an anodized aluminum roof, the River’s unusual form follows the property’s natural slope and blends seamlessly into the landscape. The structure weaves together five enclosed volumes: an amphitheater-style sanctuary; a library; a commons dining room with tables hewn from trees felled on site; a tea pavilion; and a partially submerged, multipurpose court.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

    Location: Offsite
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Finger plays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:40 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_masks_color 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Build a Better World with mime, Robert Rivest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Our favorite mime, Robert Rivest will return with a program designed to help us think how we can "Build a Better World,"  which is this year's theme for the summer reading program. Robert will demonstrate and lead a workshop allowing children going into grades kindergarten through 5th the opportunity to move and act like a mime. Come to celebrate this kick-off to our summer reading program!  The performance is free of charge with no registration required.SP  A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://robertrivest.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday June 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In the children's, teen and adult departments, summer reading is beginning!  Check our website to see exciting incentives for all ages.

    Location: Library and Other Locations
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Friday June 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In the children's, teen and adult departments, summer reading is beginning!  Check our website to see exciting incentives for all ages.

    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Poems of Marianne Moore

Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder. 

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In the children's, teen and adult departments, summer reading is beginning!  Check our website to see exciting incentives for all ages.

    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring Your Family History with Genealogy Documents with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an indepth, three-part genealogy program led by Toni McKeen.

Saturday, June 17, 10 AM - Navigating the Ship’s Manifests  Take a really close look at ALL the information that these important records can provide.  Directed to those who have been research for a long time and those just beginning. Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained and why, who they left behind, the address where they were headed, and who they were coming to see.  I begin the presentation with a short, moving power point presentation on the immigration process set to music. Please register

Saturday, June 24, 10 AM - Becoming An American  Learn the valuable information naturalization records contain, who became naturalized and why, the three steps involved in the naturalization process, the rules for women and why you can’t find them, and the special handling of men serving in the military. Please register

Saturday, July 8, 10 AM - United States Military Records  In this presentation I cover what documents are available, the information they contain, how to find them, and how to use them for further research.  I include an informative handout which lists helpful military sites.  As a special bonus, I begin with a lovely power point presentation of historical WWI and WWII posters and present the lecture in an authentic WWII military jacket.  Please register.

Toni McKeen has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian family, her husband’s Irish family and son in law’s German family for more than 30 years. She is a member of several genealogical organizations, and was recently Chairman of the Genealogy Club of Newtown. Toni is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She believes documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have the time now.  Over the years she has taught at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, Redding, CT as well as Bronxville and Mamaroneck, NY.  Toni has also been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island areas.  

This program is part of Tell Your Story!, a series of programs featuring the many ways you can capture your own personal or family history, digitally, with art and technology. This series is made possible with thanks to funding from colleagues of Nick Donofrio in recognition of his personal journey and pride of family.

You can attend just one session or all three!  Please register for each program separately.  GB H

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday June 25, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Library and Other Locations
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-In Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and up are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film. No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tinker Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Robotics Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For robotic engineers in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8. The universe is in danger! Lego robotic engineers are our only hope.  Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a Lego Robotics educational event, Masters of the Universe.  Students will read short comic books which will set up scenarios in which they will be called upon to engineer a lego robot to help save the day.  Robotic programming and technical lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the event.  No previous robotic/programming skills needed.  Students can sign up for one day or all three days for an extended experience, which will be different each day.  Will the universe be saved?  Only one way to find out, register! "Inspiring Kids in Science" programs are made possible by The Donofrio Family.A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Mary Teicholz - Be Positive to a Plus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Health and Wellness Author Talk with Mary Teicholz. Teicholz writes about her personal and courageous journey with cancer. The tremendous, overpowering, and life threatening beast in her life was blood cancer. The fire in her belly was sheer determination, an unwavering will to survive and a little Italian stubborness thrown in for good measure. In a humorous, down to earth style, Teicholz stresses how to get the best care and how important it is to remain positive even in the midst of the most challenging situations. This book is a must read for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

In her 5-star book review one reader commented about this book. "It helped me to learn and understand what my friends who were diagnosed with cancer were going through, and because I had read this book, I was better prepared to help and support them when needed. Everyone needs to read this book, if not for you, then for someone else. Mary's sense of humor and courage is amazing!"

This program is part of the: Body, Mind and Spirit: Holistic Health and Wellness series that is made possible thanks to the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life! fund.

Please register.HF

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

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

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Finger plays and songs for newborns through age 12 months with a caregiver.  Parents of infants are invited to network with each other.  No registration. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Robotics Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For robotic engineers in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8. The universe is in danger! Lego robotic engineers are our only hope.  Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a Lego Robotics educational event, Masters of the Universe.  Students will read short comic books which will set up scenarios in which they will be called upon to engineer a lego robot to help save the day.  Robotic programming and technical lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the event.  No previous robotic/programming skills needed.  Students can sign up for one day or all three days for an extended experience, which will be different each day.  Will the universe be saved?  Only one way to find out, register! "Inspiring Kids in Science" programs are made possible by the Donofrio Family. A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 2:40 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_beaver 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Animal Embassy Live Animal Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Animal Embassy will bring live animals to this presentation all about Nature's Architects.  Animals build their homes and protection in amazing ways.  See the animals and learn how they make their homes and what makes their homes special for their needs.  For children going intp Grades Kindergarten - 5th. No Registration  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://www.animalembassy.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!   A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Robotics Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For robotic engineers in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8. The universe is in danger! Lego robotic engineers are our only hope.  Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a Lego Robotics educational event, Masters of the Universe.  Students will read short comic books which will set up scenarios in which they will be called upon to engineer a lego robot to help save the day.  Robotic programming and technical lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the event.  No previous robotic/programming skills needed.  Students can sign up for one day or all three days for an extended experience, which will be different each day.  Will the universe be saved?  Only one way to find out, register! "Inspiring Kids in Science" programs are made possible by the Donofrio Family. A9 A10

 

    Location: Main Program Room
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Minecraft-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Mary Simses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common are co-sponsoring an author talk with Mary Simses about her new book, The Rules of Love & Grammar about a woman who finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots in the enchanting new novel from the author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café.

Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who's brilliant at correcting other people's errors, she hasn't yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes. Desperate to escape the City and her trifecta of problems, Grace hits pause and retreats to her Connecticut hometown. What begins as a short visit with her parents quickly becomes a far more meaningful stay, though, as she discovers that the answers to what her future holds might be found by making peace with-and even embracing-the past.

As Grace sets out to change her ways and come to terms, finally, with the tragedy that took her older sister's life so many years ago, she rekindles a romance with her high school sweetheart, Peter, now a famous Hollywood director who's filming a movie in town. Sparks also fly at the local bike shop, where Grace's penchant for pointing out what's wrong rattles the owner's ruggedly handsome schoolteacher son, Mitch. Torn between the promise of a glamorous life and the allure of the familiar, Grace must decide what truly matters-and whether it's time for her to throw away the rule book and bravely follow her heart. L

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

Please register or call 203-438-2282 for more information

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Library and Other Locations
 
ent_filmproj 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Friday Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday July 2, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday July 3, 2017 Go To Top
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z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tinker Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:40 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Bubblemania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Casey Carle's Bubblemania is a comedy presentation all about bubbles. See bubbles in all forms, including geometric.  Witness a child encased in a four foot bubble! Come to be amazed with the possibilities of things you can do for fun with bubbles. For children going into grades Kindergarten through 5th. No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://www.casey@bubblemania.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
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Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!  SP A4 A5 A6

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

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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Fairytale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and fairytale-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
Saturday July 8, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Exploring Your Family History with Genealogy Documents with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an indepth, three-part genealogy program led by Toni McKeen.

Saturday, June 17, 10 AM - Navigating the Ship’s Manifests  Take a really close look at ALL the information that these important records can provide.  Directed to those who have been research for a long time and those just beginning. Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained and why, who they left behind, the address where they were headed, and who they were coming to see.  I begin the presentation with a short, moving power point presentation on the immigration process set to music. Please register

Saturday, June 24, 10 AM - Becoming An American  Learn the valuable information naturalization records contain, who became naturalized and why, the three steps involved in the naturalization process, the rules for women and why you can’t find them, and the special handling of men serving in the military. Please register

Saturday, July 8, 10 AM - United States Military Records  In this presentation I cover what documents are available, the information they contain, how to find them, and how to use them for further research.  I include an informative handout which lists helpful military sites.  As a special bonus, I begin with a lovely power point presentation of historical WWI and WWII posters and present the lecture in an authentic WWII military jacket.  Please register.

Toni McKeen has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian family, her husband’s Irish family and son in law’s German family for more than 30 years. She is a member of several genealogical organizations, and was recently Chairman of the Genealogy Club of Newtown. Toni is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She believes documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have the time now.  Over the years she has taught at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, Redding, CT as well as Bronxville and Mamaroneck, NY.  Toni has also been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island areas.  

This program is part of Tell Your Story!, a series of programs featuring the many ways you can capture your own personal or family history, digitally, with art and technology. This series is made possible with thanks to funding from colleagues of Nick Donofrio in recognition of his personal journey and pride of family.

You can attend just one session or all three!  Please register for each program separately.  GB H

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday July 9, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tinker Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Art and About: ARTrip to Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

ARTrip to The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.

Trip limited to 15. Meet at the Museum (28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY 10560-). Entrance fee is $ 5.00, $ 4.00 for seniors. Lunch will take place afterwards at 121 Restaurant in North Salem (2 Dingle Ridge Rd, North Salem, NY 10560). Group will meet at 10:30 for a guided tour of the Japanese Stroll Garden for 45 minutes and then tour the museum and gift shop on your own from 11:15 - 11:45. Then all will travel and meet at 121 Restaurant for lunch around 12:00 PM.

The Hammond Museum was created as a foundation of support to promote global awareness and development of Eastern cultures with the West. It continues to reach out and support its wide community of artists and performers in the Greater New York Metropolitan Region. The museum's mission is to stimulate interest in appreciating artistic traditions of the East in the West through presentation of exhibitions from the museum's collections and through loaned shows; through music, dance and theatre, featuring historical and contemporary material representing Eastern and Western cultures. The Hammond Museum generates art programs, lectures, films and seminars, involving the public of all ages with specific learning experiences about the East in the West.

The Japanese Stroll Garden was designed as an environment of natural beauty and tranquility, to delight the senses and refresh the spirit. It totally complements the Museum as a space where aspects of Eastern and Western culture can meet and can be appreciated through art exhibitions, concerts, special events and educational programs. The Garden's mission is to preserve and develop the Japanese Stroll Garden which serves as a model for teaching people about the value of the environment, horticultural design and Eastern traditions through lectures, walking tours, classes and workshops. The campus sits on 7 acres.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

    Location: Offsite
 
misc_none 2:40 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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ent_masks_color 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Pinocchio Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Hampstead Stage Company will return with its live performance of Pinocchio.  Come to see the favorite tale of a carpenter who builds a most amazing puppet.  For children going into grades Kindergarten - 5th.  No registration.  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://www.info@hamspeadstage.org    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!  SP A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Pokemon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Pokemon-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   Lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor SL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dramatic Reading with Alan Sklar: Hilliard's Ceremony by Lawrence Block Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join acclaimed voice actor Alan Sklar as he performs a dramatic reading of Lawrence Block’s poignant story Hilliard’s Ceremony.

Alan Hilliard is an American foreign service officer in Togo, West Africa. He has a good life but feels something is missing so he speaks with an American friend who suggests he meet a wise African witch doctor. Hilliard does so.... with surprising results. A delightful story about breakthroughs and personal growth!

Alan Sklar has been a voice actor for over thirty years, voicing radio and TV commercials and recording over 200 audiobooks.

This program is part of the Library's Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday July 16, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday July 17, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tinker Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:40 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Robert Rogers Puppet Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Robert Rogers will present his hand made puppets in a performance called "Skyscraper Acres"  about a farmer who grows fruits and vegetables on top of a skyscraper.  See the story to find out why his garden is growing up so high when it used to be a normal farm.  For children going into grades Kindergarten through 5th.  No registration.  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://www.robertrogerspuppets.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
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Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!  SP A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Harry Potter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Harry Potter-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
Sunday July 23, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tinker Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:15 AM  -  1:00 PM Art and About: ARTrip to Weir Farm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

ARTrip to Weir Farm, Ridgefield, CT

Group limited to 15. No entrance fee. Meet at at 9:15 at CVS (720 Branchville Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877) where the old Ancona's market used to be and then we will car pool as a group up to Weir Farm. We will arrive at Weir Farm (735 Nod Hill Rd, Wilton, CT 06897) at 9:30 am and will put our things in the barn (brown bag lunch, etc.). Half of the group will go on the tour of the house and studios while the other half watches the video about Weir Farm. Then we will switch. After the tours and screening are over we will all gather in the barn for a brown bag lunch and then head back to our cars at CVS by 1 pm.

Weir Farm National Historic Site is a 60-acre national park with a focus on the visual arts, one of only two such sites in the National Park Service. Established by Congress in 1990; the park preserves a significant site associated with the American Impressionist movement, maintains the setting that inspired artists for more than a hundred years, and offers the American public opportunities for inspiration and education.

Grounds are open daily, year-round from sunrise to sunset.

Julian Alden Weir was born on August 30th 1852, the fourteenth of sixteen children to Robert Walter Weir, a professor of drawing at West Point Military Academy. Julian formally studied art at the National Academy of Design and later matriculated to Les Ecole des Beaux-Arts. While in Paris, Julian attended an exhibition of works by the Impressionists, including Claude Monet and Pierre August Renoir saying he "left after a quarter of an hour with a headache." 

Weir would return to America and settle in New York, where he spent his time teaching art school classes and private lessons, while also exhibiting artwork and immersing himself in the social scene of young American artists. During the summer months, Weir returned to Europe in the role of art buyer and collector for wealthy clients, including Erwin Davis.

It was into this metropolitan life that Julian would meet his future wife Anna Dwight Baker. Anna attended one of Weir's private classes in January 1882 and the two fell instantly in love. They were engaged within three weeks, and married the following year. This major life event would be coupled with a business proposal from Erwin Davis in June 1882.

Davis proposed trading a 153-acre farm in Branchville, Connecticut for a painting that Weir owned and ten dollars. Julian accepted the deal. The Branchville farm would become his primary residence for the next 36 years, while Julian and Anna started raising their three daughters.

During this time, Weir shifted his artistic style from portrait and still life work to focus on the inspirational nature of the landscape at his Branchville farm. Critical acclaim ultimately brought Weir to the forefront of the American art establishment. He received multiple awards and acclaims in his last years as critics celebrated Julian's contributions to the world of art. Julian Alden Weir died on December 8, 1919 due to complications from heart disease having begun an artistic legacy at his Branchville farm that persists to this day.

    Location: Offsite
       
 
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none 2:40 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s and 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to drop in for circle games, songs, stories and a short book based film. Children are invited to attend by themselves but adults may come along if necessary.  No registration.A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_stage1 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Ridgefield Kids Got Talent Show! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades Kindergarten through 5th are invited to strut their stuff as they perform their favorite talents in our show all about them!  This is a chance to appreciate what makes us all special. Sign up in Childrens Services beginning on June 21.  Describe your talent then come to a rehearsal the day before the performanc on July 25.  In past years talents included dance, playing an instrument. stand-up comedy, magic tricks, shadow puppets and more. Be creative and share your creativity!  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!  SP A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Create & Construct: Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We’ll bring both regular and Minecraft-themed craft supplies, and you bring your imagination for a self-directed making and crafting time. Grades K – 5, caregivers welcome.

Drop-in program, no registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
Sunday July 30, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tinker Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids entering grades 3 - 5 are invited to come by for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more!

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM P J Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your PJs and come for stories and a short book based film!  No registration.  A3 A4 A5 A6

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

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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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
ent_circ_ringmaster 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Flow Circus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Flow Circus is a performance called "Build a Better You" by jester Paul Miller. It is a zaney comedy performance filled with objests that fly, spin and balance.  Paul is sure to make you laugh while sharing a story about how he learned to set goals and practice in order to achieve fantatic feats.  For children going into grades Kindergarten through 5th.  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://www.FlowCircusKids.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_hammer 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Budding Builders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Budding Builders is a group of children going into grades Kindergarten, First and Second that like to build things with their hands. A different project will be completed each week to take home. No registration required.  Just come and have fun building!  SP A4 A5 A6

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

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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Probate for the Public with Judge O'Grady Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Judge O’Grady will explain various aspects of the probate process, stressing those that are most frequently encountered in the Probate Court. After speaking he will answer your questions and provide helpful information.

The office of Judge of Probate deals with different types of issues including wills and administration of estates, overseeing testamentary and living trusts, appointing guardians for persons of intellectual disability, appointing conservators of the person and the estate of incapable individuals, and many other matters that pertain to the wellbeing of our state's individuals.

Light refreshments will be served.

Daniel O’Grady is no stranger to the Probate Courts, having been elected judge of the former Bethel Probate Court in 1990. He served for 20 years, until court consolidation in 2011. He received his bachelor’s degree in management from Central Connecticut State University in 1975, his master’s in business administration from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and his law degree from Quinnipiac University in 1985. Judge O’Grady has practiced solo in the Law Office of Daniel W. O’Grady Attorney for 30 years.

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday August 6, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles SL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.

See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.

You will also hear how Sam returned to the trail the following year, connecting with aspiring Thru Hikers, paying it forward, and his return to the summit of Katahdin one year later.

Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty-nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. From there, he started walking north. With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail. Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long distance backpacking trip were hard lessons. After 20 years working within Connecticut’s prisons, the search for a positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Sunday August 13, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday August 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday August 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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
Saturday August 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Hold for Children's Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hold for children's concert.

    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday August 20, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
Sunday August 27, 2017 Go To Top
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Sunday September 3, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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.LH

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

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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday September 9, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Sunday September 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Open Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Rick and Michele Gedney, known as the duo, Open Book, have been writing, recording, and performing together since 2000.  Their original music features melody invention and vocal harmonies backed by a tapestry of interweaving guitars.  Open Book’s first two albums received national airplay and critical acclaim. Their third album, Grateful, was released in June of 2015.  

Robert Burke Warren of Chronogram Magazine says, “In pop music, stealth and restraint often go unheralded, yet these qualities are every bit as important as flash and dazzle; subtlety, in the right hands, can pack as much punch as obviousness. Husband-and-wife duo Michele and Rick Gedney, aka Open Book, know all of this, and their third CD, Grateful, exemplifies the low-key power of haunting melody buttressed with expansive harmony, the satisfaction of adroit wordplay entwined with skillfully understated musicianship.”

Open Book will play selections from their three albums and a few select cover songs.  Dan Bonis (whose playing appears on their album) will accompany them on lap steel guitar.  

Ridgefield Folk is free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Tickets are given out starting at 1 PM on the day of the show.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday September 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

My Antonia by Willa CatherSL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How the 18th Century Meets the 19th in Jane Austen's Novels Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sensibility and Sense: How the 18th Century Meets the 19th in Jane Austen's Novels: A Lecture with Dr. Mark Schenker

The novels of Jane Austen (1775-1817) were published between 1811 and 1818—four during her lifetime and two posthumously. But all are set in the closing years of the 18th century and in the opening years of the 19th. In her fiction’s witty presentation and critique of the British landed gentry at the turn of the century, it may be seen as providing a bridge between the novel of sensibility, which Austen satirized as excessively sentimental, and the literary realism that was to form the hallmark of the 19th-century novel.

Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990. He is currently a senior associate dean of the College and dean of academic affairs. A former lecturer in the English Department at Yale, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a concentration in 19th-century and early 20th-century English literature.

For over 30 years, Dean Schenker has lectured on literature and film and has led book discussion series in more than 100 venues in Connecticut, including public libraries, museums, and cultural centers. For a decade he presented programming at public libraries in association with the annual summer productions by the Shakespeare on the Sound theater company located in Fairfield County, and since 2007 he has conducted Literature and Medicine Programs to health care providers at Connecticut hospitals. His affiliation with the Florence Griswold Museum (Old Lyme) has resulted in more than three dozen sessions there on literature, film and the visual arts.

This program is part of our All About Jane: 200 Years of Jane Austen series that will be taking place in September and October of 2017.  The program is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.  For more programs in the series click here.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday September 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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
Sunday September 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The World of Jane Austen with Patricia Carr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This year we are honoring the two hundredth anniversary of the death of Jane Austen with events and celebrations all over the world.  This talk will focus on the world in which she grup up, mainly consisting of rural England.  With the aid of beautiful slides, many of contemporary paintings, Patricia Carr will help us enter that world and learn a little more about what life was life for the country gentry.


Patricia Carr was born and studied in England. For the past thirteen years she has workd as a guide at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmingon, CT.  She is also a docent at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven.  In addition to this illustrated talk, Ms. Carr will lead a tour of the Yale Center for British Art on Sunday, October 1 (more details to follow).

This program is part of All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.  For more events in the series click here.

Please register.

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

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

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

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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.LH

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

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.  L

    Location: Randolph Room
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
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    Location: Randolph Room
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Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Emma by Jane Austen (part of All About Jane: 200 Years of Jane Austen series that will be taking place in September and October of 2017.)SL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion - Jane Austen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   Lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jane Austen Novel - TBA

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

 

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Fashion in Fiction: Jane Austen's Regency Novels Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Clothing speaks volumes in Jane Austen's Regency Novels.  Join us for a delightful show-and-tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen's fiction. Includes dressing "Elizabeth Bennet' & 'Mr. Darcy,' and readings from Miss Austen's letters and novels.

While dressed in authentic Regency attire, Kandie Carle gives a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency Era, (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Then Ms Carle shares excerpts from Austen's personal letters as well as passages from some of the novels, highlighting Miss Austen's use of clothing and fashion to define character & class, enhance story line, and develop plot points. Teens through adults will enjoy discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago!

Ms. Carle has been presenting historical programs since 1992, from Regency to Edwardian (1800-1915), and draws on her extensive background in theatre, dance and historical fashion to engage and enthrall the audience!

This program is part of our fall series All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.  To see more programs in the series click here.

Please register. L H FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday October 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Saturday October 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
 
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Sunday October 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

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

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

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 Room
Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

    Location: Lower Level
Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale (exact hours TBA)

Children's Books only 
Set-up October 10-12
Sale October 13-15

General Sale 
Set-up October 17-19
Sale October 20-23

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

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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.  L

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

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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
ridgefieldtheaterbarn.orgL L PVA

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

The Race for Paris by Meg Clayton WadeSL

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

    Location: Founders Hall
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
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Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Theater Barn Playwrights Collective Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Theater Barn presents "The RTB Playwrights' Collective" at the Ridgefield Library! Free to attend and open to the public, the Playwrights' Collective welcomes any aspiring dramatist to join our cohort for collaboration, support and writerly companionship. If you're working on a play or think you'd like to join those who are, please meet us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Library.

Ridgefield Theater Barn, P.O. Box 59, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877
For information, call 203.431.9850, info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
ridgefieldtheaterbarn.orgL L PVA

    Location: Randolph Room
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
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Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
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-New Years

Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
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Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Thursday March 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Iconic Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrating Women's History Month - Exhbition of Iconic Women, gouache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton on view from March 1-29 with an artist's reception on Saturday, March 3 from 2-4 pm. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Iconic Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   
   

Opening reception for exhibition: Iconic Women - guoache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton.

    Location: The Gallery
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