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Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Tuesday August 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Tina Phillips Exhibition - Paint Outside the Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Watercolorist Tina Phillips observes and captures the beauty of nature in her luminous paintings of mostly flowers, landscapes and seascapes in an exhibition titled, "Paint Outside the Box." Her subjects are both vivid yet delicate. For the first time she is showcasing a group of about 18 paintings that "spill out" onto the mat. Her show opens on July 6th and remains up all summer through the end of August during regular Library hours with an artist's reception on Saturday, July 8 from 2:00-4:00 pm. PVA

 

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday August 20, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed for Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday August 21, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282 x11009   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A rare astronomical phenomenon is coming on Monday, August 21st, and the Ridgefield Library, Parks and Recreation Department and The Discovery Center invite you to be part of it! Join us for a viewing of the first total eclipse of the sun viewable in the continental United States in 40 years. The day will start with a drop-in storytime with an astronomical theme at the Library at 10:30 AM for children ages 3 and up and will continue at 12:00 at the Library with an educational presentation by Cliff Wattley of The Discovery Center. Throughout the day, you can drop in to view footage on a big screen of the eclipse as it travels across the country and to enjoy displays and activities, including a pop-up used book sale of related materials by the Friends of the Library. 

From 1:00 – 4:00 PM in Ballard Park we will be offering demonstrations, crafts, games, music with a DJ, a solar system scavenger hunt and viewing of the eclipse with special safe viewing glasses provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Space Science Institute. While only part of the country will experience a total blackout, the NYC metro region, including Western Connecticut, is expected to reach its peak eclipse coverage (around 75%) at app. 2:45 PM. Activities are open to all ages, and family participation is encouraged!  Bring a blanket and lunch and enjoy one last lazy summer afternoon before school starts. Please note: eclipse viewing glasses will only be available at this event (one per family).  We will not be distributing them in advance or at other locations.

 No registration – just report to the gazebo in Ballard Park starting at 1:00 PM to receive your free glasses and instruction on safe viewing. While viewing may be obscured in the event of overcast or rainy weather, alternative activities will take place at the Library rain or shine.  The next total solar eclipse over the continental US won’t take place until 2024, so don’t miss this chance! 

    Location: At the Library and Ballard Park
 
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 craft all about space! No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, August 14, 21 and 28 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM.

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

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. This program is also part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday August 22, 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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Learning a Language with Pronunciator - the Library's Newest Online Resource Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

 

 

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth 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. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
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)  

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (1946; 440 pages). The iconic award-winning chronicle of Willie Stark, a deeply flawed and power-hungry Southern politician said to be based on Louisiana governor Huey Long.L

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[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 2:00 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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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 Technology Center
       
Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 1:00 PM  -  1:45 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 everyone brings their lunch and have a lively discussion with Sonta.  This month's title is Flora & Ulysses by Kate Dicamillo.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. SP A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Getting Started with the Library's Digital Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk     
   

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

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
Friday August 25, 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
   

Watch the movie then share the book! 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 VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Art Walk - Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The featured artist for this year's Art Walk being co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists is book artist, Chris Perry. Perry's work will be on display in the Library's Ruggles Fine Art Reading Room in the Morris building. Art Walk is an initiative for artists to display their work in unique out-of-gallery settings. The artist will be on hand during the reception on Friday, August 25 from 5-8 pm and on Saturday,  August 26 from 12-4 pm to talk about his work. 

About Perry - After graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art, Chris moved to New York to begin work at the Guggenheim Museum and later as an assistant for a sculptor. He taught himself book binding out of a need to present a completed work to a potential publisher as an example of exactly how he expected a finished project to work and look. The process of bookmaking soon took over the painting that he had been trained for and now takes up all of his time. He has work in the permanent collections at Yale University Gallery of Art as well as several other public collections. He has shown in many venues across the country. He and his wife left NYC in 2015 and moved to Ridgefield where they each have studios in their home.

 

 

    Location: Ruggles Fine Arts Reading Room
Saturday August 26, 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 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Walk - Meet the Artists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The featured artist for this year's Art Walk being co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists is book artist, Chris Perry. Perry's work will be on display in the Library's Ruggles Fine Art Reading Room in the Morris building. Art Walk is an initiative for artists to display their work in unique out-of-gallery settings. The artist will be on hand during the reception on Friday, August 25 from 5-8 pm and on Saturday,  August 26 from 12-4 pm to talk about his work. 

About Perry - After graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art, Chris moved to New York to begin work at the Guggenheim Museum and later as an assistant for a sculptor. He taught himself book binding out of a need to present a completed work to a potential publisher as an example of exactly how he expected a finished project to work and look. The process of bookmaking soon took over the painting that he had been trained for and now takes up all of his time. He has work in the permanent collections at Yale University Gallery of Art as well as several other public collections. He has shown in many venues across the country. He and his wife left NYC in 2015 and moved to Ridgefield where they each have studios in their home.

 

    Location: Ruggles Fine Arts Reading Room
Sunday August 27, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed for Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday August 28, 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 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfullness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on Monday, August 14, 21 and 28 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM.

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

This program is made possible thanks to donors to the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. This program is also part of the Build A Better World Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Tuesday August 29, 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 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Challenge Grades K - 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through sixth 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. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday August 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        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
 
misc_none 2:00 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
 
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Nutmeg Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The 2018 Nutmeg Nominees are in and we’re reading Took by Mary Downing Hahn – “Horror fans and readers looking for a good scare will enjoy this creepy tale.” – School Library Journal. Readers going into grades 4-6 are invited to register and come pick up a copy of the book to discuss over snacks!  A9 A10

 

 A9 A10



 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
       
Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
       
Friday September 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Back to School Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to come the library for a scavenger hunt!  A prize will be awarded for the sucessful completion of the hunt. The Lodwewick Children's Library has been transformed. Come to see where we have moved your favorite books!  No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Throughout Library
 
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
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday September 2, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Sunday September 3, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Closed for Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_construction Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Back to School Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to come the library for a scavenger hunt!  A prize will be awarded for the sucessful completion of the hunt. The Lodwewick Children's Library has been transformed. Come to see where we have moved your favorite books!  No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Throughout Library
 
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 with a caregiver.  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 The Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   libraryprograms@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jane Austen’s England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods, Leslie and Roy Adkins 

Jane Austen, arguably one of the greatest novelists of the English language, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago in her accounts of young women looking for love. Jane Austen’s England explores the customs and culture of the real England of her everyday existence depicted in her classic novels. Drawing upon a rich array of contemporary sources, including many previously unpublished manuscripts, diaries, and personal letters, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray the daily lives of ordinary people, discussing topics as diverse as birth, marriage, religion, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions. 

This program is part of the Library's All About Jane: 200 Years of Jane Austen series, which is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

 

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

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

New members are always welcome.

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[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Back to School Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to come the library for a scavenger hunt!  A prize will be awarded for the sucessful completion of the hunt. The Lodwewick Children's Library has been transformed. Come to see where we have moved your favorite books!  No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Throughout Library
 
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
   

Fingerplays 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_cake 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mug-Cake Cooking Class for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Aspiring teen cooks are welcome to come to this quick and easy cooking class where you'll learn how to "bake" a cake with just a mug and a microwave! This is a drop in program. No registration needed. 

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

Create and build at the library with legos! Children in kindergarten through second grade can free-build, complete lego challenges, and test their engineering skills against this month's ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Creations will be displayed in the library until the next class. No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Blow the Doors Off Business as Usual with David Fields Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a no-holds-barred session and become a better rainmaker as you tackle your toughest challenge: consistently attracting and closing new business. The session will be led by David A. Fields, author of The Irresistible Consultant’s Guide to Winning Clients: 6 Steps to Unlimited Clients & Financial Freedom

David’s material is oriented toward consulting firms; however, any small business owner or salesperson that needs to win clients will find this session extremely useful.

- Sell more to better clients at higher fees

- Win business against bigger, better-funded competitors, including “the big guys”

- Build a better, more sustainable pipeline of prospects

- Escape the nightmare of RFPs

- Get paid what you’re worth

With over 100 five-star reviews on Amazon.com after only 12 weeks on the book shelves, The Irresistible Consultant’s Guide to Winning Clients is the most acclaimed, new book for consultants in over 20 years.

Ridgefield resident David A. Fields, is the founder and managing director of the Ascendant Consortium, where he created a model for successfully selling other consultants’ services. David is frequently featured by the national business press.

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday September 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Back to School Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to come the library for a scavenger hunt!  A prize will be awarded for the sucessful completion of the hunt. The Lodwewick Children's Library has been transformed. Come to see where we have moved your favorite books!  No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Throughout Library
 
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
   

The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman (1986, 331 pages). Police detective Peter Decker first meets his eventual romantic interest and sleuthing partner, Jewish widow Rina Lazarus, while looking into a reported rape in the insular Los Angeles orthodox community that is resistant to his usual methods of investigation. 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.

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

Create and build at the library with legos! Children in third through fifth grade can free-build, complete lego challenges, and test their engineering skills against this month's ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Creations will be displayed in the library until the next class. No Registration.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Friday September 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Back to School Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to come the library for a scavenger hunt!  A prize will be awarded for the sucessful completion of the hunt. The Lodwewick Children's Library has been transformed. Come to see where we have moved your favorite books!  No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Throughout Library
 
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
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

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

Young readers are invited to come to read to ROAR therapy dogs.  Bring your favorite book and make a tail wag! Registration Required. SP A5 A6 A7 A8

http://www.roar-ridgefield.org    
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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
 
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Back to School Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to come the library for a scavenger hunt!  A prize will be awarded for the sucessful completion of the hunt. The Lodwewick Children's Library has been transformed. Come to see where we have moved your favorite books!  No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Throughout Library
 
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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Read with ROAR Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Young readers are invited to come to read to ROAR therapy dogs.  Bring your favorite book and make a tail wag! Registration Required. A5 A6 A7 A8

http:/www.roar-ridgefield.org    
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
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_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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  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_teaching 3:25 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Ellen Bonheim, Owner of Firefly Family Yoga of Ridgefield in meditation though the acient practice of Yoga. Stretch and bend your stress away during this 45 minute class for teens.

    Location: Main Program Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Domino Effect Grades 4 & 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 4 & 5 willl work in pairs to create Rube Goldberg structures with dominoes, ramps and found objects.  Bring a recording device, cell phone or other to record the action! Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
Tuesday September 12, 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 with a caregiver.  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 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Domino Effect Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 2 & 3 willl work in pairs to create Rube Goldberg structures with dominoes, ramps and found objects.  Bring a recording device, cell phone or other to record the action! Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Alexandra Lehmann: With You There is Light Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield author Alexandra Lehmann will discuss her recently released historical novel, With You There Is Light. The book is inspired by the lives and letters of anti-Nazi political activist, Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) and her boyfriend, German army officer, Fritz Hartnagel.

With a Fulbright Scholarship, Alexandra began archival research in Germany for With You There Is Light. She won a fellowship to the Wesleyan Writers' Conference and has guest lectured on German Resistance history at Western Connecticut State University and Mt. Holyoke College.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the program.  Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday September 13, 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 pleased 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: Study Room 105
 
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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
z_cust_mckids 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tinker Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Are you ready for some problem-solving robot-filled hands-on fun? Kids in third through fifth grade are invited to drop in any time during the hour for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more! No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Buddy System Film Screening and Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a film screening of The Buddy System followed by a discussion with filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris and Autism Assistance dog trainer Patty Dobbs Gross.  Megan and Patty will also be joined by assistance dog Angel.  

The Buddy System is an award-winning documentary that tells the intimate stories of three families touched by autism, who experience meaningful change when a specially trained assistance dog comes into each of their lives.

The film, directed by Connecticut-based filmmaker Megan Smith-Harris, also features Patty Dobbs Gross, a pioneer in the field of breeding and training autism assistance dogs. Her son Dan, was one of the first children in the world to receive an autism assistance dog (then called a "social dog") over 25 years ago, and that experience inspired Patty to help other families.

The Buddy System has heart, soul, and purpose. A simple story about a child and their dog tells the story of so many other families across the country. Dogs like Buddy allow children to develop essential social and academic skills, heightens their emotional empathy, and helps to level the playing field so these children finally feel like they belong.

The facts from the CDC are startling: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) now affects one in 68 children. There are many therapies available to those with autism but one of the most powerful is one that many people don’t know about: adding a specially trained autism assistance dog to the mix. Autism Assistance dogs serve as social facilitators and not only help an individual with differences navigate the world, but also allows the rest of us to overcome our fear of differences. The Buddy System poignantly demonstrates that a child who connects to a dog, connects to the world.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Arts Council. Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday September 14, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

An active storytime aimed at toddlers with their caregivers but all ages are welcome. This program will be held in the Main Program Room on the lower level. No registration required. 1A1 A2 A3 A4

    Location: Main 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
   

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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
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Movie Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Unleash your cinematic creativity!  Kids in kindergarten through second grade can design and film their own masterpieces using iPads and green screens. This is a three part series. Registration for this first class enables one to attend all three sessions on Sept. 14, 21 &  22. Registration required.5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
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: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series that will be taking place through November 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
       
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Friday September 15, 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
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday September 16, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday September 18, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

Kids in grades 4 & 5 willl work in pairs to create Rube Goldberg structures with dominoes, ramps and found objects.  Bring a recording device, cell phone or other to record the action! Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday September 19, 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 with a caregiver.  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 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Domino Effect Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 2 & 3 willl work in pairs to create Rube Goldberg structures with dominoes, ramps and found objects.  Bring a recording device, cell phone or other to record the action! Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Flying Solo: Educational Event for Divorced, Single or Widowed Individuals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library & Ridgefield Brown Bag Network Present Flying Solo.

Continuing the popular series, a panel of professional women will address legal, financial, social, and family issues in Flying Solo, a free seminar for those who are single, divorcing or widowed.  Being on one’s own, whether by choice or by circumstance, can be extremely challenging. A panel of specialists will cover key issues to help women navigate the emotional, legal and financial aspects of being single.  These six professional women will share anecdotes and advice, and topics will range from financial and tax implications to feeling and looking good. 

Speakers: 

  • Rosemarie Ferrante - Divorce Mediator
  • Kristina  Kelly - Estate  Planning  Attorney
  • Candy Schrull - Trust and Estate Tax
  • JoAnn Duncan - Reiki master: Wellness Center

Please register.

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    Location: Main 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!  

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985, 352 pages). In a future world where the birth
rate has declined, fertile women are rounded up, indoctrinated as "handmaids," and forced to bear children to
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Click here for more information about upcoming Critics' Circle selections and to check our catalog.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday September 20, 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
   

Fingerplays 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_kapow.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bubble Talk: Graphic Novel Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading! Art! Friends! Food! Pump up your visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club for kids in third to fifth grade. Registration required.

This month we're discussing Robot Dreams by Sara Varon: "In this universal story of friendship, loss, and redemption, a dog and a robot become friends. But their days of friendship are numbered." (Square Fish, 2016) A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
Thursday September 21, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

An active storytime aimed at toddlers with their caregivers but all ages are welcome. This program will be held in the Main Program Room on the lower level. No registration required. 1A1 A2 A3 A4

    Location: Main Program Room
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Movie Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Unleash your cinematic creativity!  Kids in kindergarten through second grade can design and film their own masterpieces using iPads and green screens. This is a three part series. Registration for this first class enables one to attend all three sessions on Sept. 14, 21 &  22. Registration required. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Friday September 22, 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
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  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
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder. 

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
 
ent_film-reel 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Movie Magic Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Caregivers and families are invited to join the Movie Magic Class for fancy snacks and a screening of their films.

This is a three part series, registration for the first class on Sept. 14 enables one to attend all three sessions. Registration required.

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Writers Conference Reading and Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Now celebrating its fifth consecutive year, the Ridgefield Writers Conference returns to a full line-up with a Friday evening reading and a networking reception followed by a full day on Saturday of workshops, panels, breakout sessions, and a keynote address by acclaimed author Carlos Eire. The conference takes place at the Ridgefield Library on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Ridgefield Writers Conferenc is hosted and co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and Words for Words, LLC.    

The conference fee is $195.  An education discout rate of $150 may be available to students and faculty. Applicants should provide a one-page sample of their best work in the chosen genre. To apply to attend the conference contact Adele Annesi at 203-894-1908 or a.annesi@sbcglobal.net ro visit the conference website at ridgefieldwritersconference.blogspot.com. L  L

The conference kicks off Friday evening, Sept. 22, with readings and an author Q&A panel featuring renowned memoirist Peter Selgin, bestselling author Jamie Cat Callan and award-winning novelist Pete Nelson. The reading includes a wine and cheese networking reception and is free and open to conference attendees and to members of the general public.

Registration is requested but not required at the button below for the Friday evening reading and reception.

Location: Main Program Room

Conference Website    
       
Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Ridgefield Writers Conference Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Now celebrating its fifth consecutive year, the Ridgefield Writers Conference returns to a full lineup with a Friday evening reading and a networking reception followed by a full day on Saturday of workshops, panels, breakout sessions, and a keynote address by acclaimed author Carlos Eire. The conference takes place at the Ridgefield Library on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (free and open to the public), and on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Ridgefield Writers Conference is hosted and co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and co-founded by Words for Words, LLC.
 
The conference fee is $195.  An education discount rate of $150 may be available to students and faculty. Applicants should provide a one-page sample of their best work in the chosen genre. To apply to attend the conference contact Adele Annesi at 203-894-1908 or a.annesi@sbcglobal.net or visit the conference website at ridgefieldwritersconference.blogspot.com. L

The Saturday workshops include working with renowned author Peter Selgin (advanced nonfiction and memoir), award-winning novelist Hollis Seamon (master class in fiction, young adult and middle grade), award-winning author Chris Belden (long and short fiction), bestselling author Jamie Cat Callan (creative nonfiction), James Chesbro (nonfiction and essay), and award-winning editor Adele Annesi (the art of revision).  The keynote speaker on Saturday is Carlos Eire, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana and winner of the National Book Award in Nonfiction in the U.S. 

New to this year’s conference are two Saturday afternoon breakout sessions: Young Writers in Residence, for young writers and those who support them, and What's Next in the Writing Life, with tips for emerging and established writers of all genres.

Also on Saturday, the conference features afternoon readings by attendees and a wine and cheese networking reception from 4:30 to 6 PM.

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Conference Website    
    Location: Throughout Library
 
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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday September 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The World of Jane Austen Through Paintings of the Period with Patricia Carr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In The World of Jane Austen Patricia Carr will focus on the world in which Austen grew up, mainly rural England.  With the aid of beautiful slides, including many of paintings of the time. Carr will help us enter that world and learn a little more about what life was like for the country gentry.

Patricia Carr was born and studied in England. For the past thirteen years she has worked as a docent at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT.  She also a gives tours 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 at 2 p.m.  Spaces for the tour are limited to 15 so please register early on the registration link at that event listing. PVA L

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
       
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Domino Effect Grades 4 & 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 4 & 5 willl work in pairs to create Rube Goldberg structures with dominoes, ramps and found objects.  Bring a recording device, cell phone or other to record the action! Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

In 1939, the Federal Writers’ Project of the WPA started a new project: sending writers out across the country to document “American cookery and the part it has played in the national life.” Through 1941, the writers submitted copy covering a wide array of regional foodways, from Georgia possum to Minnesota lutefisk, New York soda-luncheonette slang to “a Los Angeles sandwich called a taco.” The project was supposed to culminate in a book entitled America Eats, but the bombing of Pearl Harbor put an end to it. The writings sat in an archive at the Library of Congress until bestselling food writer Mark Kurlansky selected a number of them for this collection. 

Copies are now available at the library. Ask for them at the Circulation Desk. New readers are always welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_teaching 3:25 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Ellen Bonheim, Owner of Firefly Family Yoga of Ridgefield in meditation though the acient practice of Yoga. Stretch and bend your stress away during this 45 minute class for teens.

    Location: Main Program Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Champions Way: Football, Florida, And the Lost Soul of College Sports Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common sponsor a welcome back Mike McIntire author talk.

With little public debate or introspection, our institutions of higher learning have become hostages to the rapacious, smash-mouth entertainment conglomerate known, quaintly, as intercollegiate athletics. In Champions WayNew York Times investigative reporter Mike McIntire chronicles the rise of this growing scandal through the experience of the Florida State Seminoles, one of the most successful teams in NCAA history.

Beyond the story of Florida State, McIntire takes readers on a journey through the history of college football, from its origins as a roughneck pastime coached by nineteenth-century professors to its current incarnation as a gold-plated behemoth that long ago outgrew its scholastic environs. Illuminated in rich and disturbing detail is the hidden financial ecosystem that nourishes hundred-million-dollar teams, from the hustlers who recruit players for schools and the athletic departments controlled by rich boosters to the universities whose academic mission and moral authority have been undermined. More than pointing out flaws, McIntire examines their causes and offers hope to those who would reform college sports.

“Relentlessly reported, Champions Way is a rich, powerful, and at times chilling page-turner. More than giving us an exposé, McIntire serves up a first-rate narrative that will forever change the way readers look at one of the top college football programs in America.” — Jeff Benedict, best-selling author of The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big Time College Football.

Mike McIntire is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at the New York Times and teaches journalism at New York University. His reporting on corruption in college sports for the Times was a Pulitzer finalist. He lives in Ridgefield, CT.

Books will be on sale and signing thanks to Books on the Common. Please register.HS L

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Domino Effect Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 2 & 3 willl work in pairs to create Rube Goldberg structures with dominoes, ramps and found objects.  Bring a recording device, cell phone or other to record the action! Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Leir 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 with a caregiver.  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 Film Screening: Emma Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow will be screened at 1 PM and 7 PM today as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

This delightfully fun and lighthearted comedy is based on Jane Austen's classic novel. Dazzling Gweneth Paltrow shines as Emma- a mischievous young beauty who sets up her single friends. Funny thing is...she's not very good at it! So when Emma tries to find a man for Harriet, she makes a hilariously tangled mess of everyone's lives.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Film Screening: Emma Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow will be screened at 1 PM and 7 PM today as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

This delightfully fun and lighthearted comedy is based on Jane Austen's classic novel. Dazzling Gweneth Paltrow shines as Emma- a mischievous young beauty who sets up her single friends. Funny thing is...she's not very good at it! So when Emma tries to find a man for Harriet, she makes a hilariously tangled mess of everyone's lives.

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)  

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1818; 220 pages). Clergyman’s daughter Catherine Morland loves the suspense and romance of the popular Gothic novels of the day and expects to find similar excitement when she is invited to visit some new friends at the forbidding Northanger Abbey, their family estate. Austen adds a satirical send-up of the Gothic sensibility to her usual keen observation of human frailties.

An additional discussion will be held at 7:00 PM on the same day; both are part of All about Jane: A Celebration of 200 Years of Jane Austen, a two-month exploration of the life, world and works of the beloved novelist. All About Jane is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
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
   

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 Narwhal : Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton, then everyone comes to a lively discussion with Sonta. Snacks will be served!   Registration begins on August 1. Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 4, 5, & 6. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm NXT robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types. Registration Required. A9 A10 A11

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 7 & 8. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types. Reigstration Required.

 

   
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 9-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 9-12. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types. Reigstration Required.

 

        There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_berks2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

An active storytime aimed at toddlers with their caregivers but all ages are welcome. This program will be held in the Main Program Room on the lower level. No registration required. 1A1 A2 A3 A4

    Location: Main Program Room
 
lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Nutmeg Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Every year a group of Connecticut teachers, librarians, and kids compile a list of amazing books: the Nutmeg Nominees. Throughout the year, kids all across Connecticut read the books and then in April, they vote for their very favorite. Children in fourth through sixth grade can join us for great books, good conversation, and snacks! Registration required.

This month we're reading Kinda Like Brothers by the award-winning author Coe Booth: "Everyone thinks Jarrett and Kevon should be friends -- but that's not gonna happen. Not when Kevon's acting like he's better than Jarrett -- and not when Jarrett finds out Kevon's keeping some major secrets." (Scholastic, 2015)A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
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Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Customizing Your Grant Proposal to Meet Funders’ Needs with Judith Margolin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Many nonprofits have one standard proposal that they mass mail to potential funders. This is a mistake, since it is critical to customize each grant proposal so that it matches the funder’s own criteria as closely as possible.   With so much information available today on exactly what foundations are looking for and with competition as steep as it is now, it is essential to go the extra mile to make each proposal special.  In this workshop participants will learn the basics of tailoring grant requests to meet funders’ needs while referring to real-life grant proposals in interactive exercises. 

Judith Margolin is an independent consultant, facilitator, workshop and webinar leader on foundations and grants.  She served as Vice President for Planning and Evaluation at the Foundation Center, the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy, for a number of years.  She has devoted her career to philanthropy and is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations secure the funding they require to fulfill their valuable missions.  She is the author of several books, including The Individual’s Guide to Grants and Financing a College Education and has served as editor of multiple editions of the Foundation Center’s how-to books, including Foundation Fundamentals, Guide to Proposal Writing, Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals, and After the Grant.  She lives in Stamford, Connecticut.  Visit her web site at http://needagrant.org .

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
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
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
nat_lightning2 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Virtual Reality Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     erica.gauquier@gmail.com
   

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to come experience the wonder of virtual reality. Since VR can cause disorientation and dizziness in some individuals participants will be asked to have parents sign a waiver prior to participation in the program. Registration required. 

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday September 30, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday October 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Jane Austen Inspired Tour of Yale Center for British Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

As a follow up from her illustrated talk: The World of Jane Austen that took place on September 24, Patricia Carr will lead a tour of the Yale Center for British Art (1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT).  During this tour Patricia Carr will imagine that some of the portraits in the collection are characters in the novels of Jane Austen as she discusses the paintings.  This interactive tour is an interesting way to view the Center’s admirable collection of British art, the largest in the world outside the U.K.

This program is part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen.  Programs in the series are made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Space is limited to 15 on the tour.  There is parking on the street and also at the LAZ Chapel York Garage at 150 York Street, New Haven, CT 06511 and at the Yale Center for British Art at 161 York Street, just behind the Yale Center for British Art (a bit more expensived than the Chapel York Garage).

There is a $5 charge for this tour. Please register and purchase your ticket(s) here.

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    Location: Offsite
Monday October 2, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_teaching 3:25 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Ellen Bonheim, Owner of Firefly Family Yoga of Ridgefield in meditation though the acient practice of Yoga. Stretch and bend your stress away in this 45 minute class for teens.

    Location: Main Program Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
anim_spider 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM The Science of Nature Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first are invited to explore nature through observation, making predictions and drawing conclusions.  A different topic will be introduced each week giving the opportunity to get a closer look at some of the wonders of our world.  Registration required. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday October 3, 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 with a caregiver.  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: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited for a very special storytime including theme based books, a craft and a short movie about a favorite picture book. Registration Required. A4 A5

 
ent_stage1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Dracula Theater Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades second, third and fourth who like to read and perform are invited to be part of the cast of "Dracula's Favorite Son," a reader's theater performance. In reader's theater the actors read their scripts while they move around the stage.  Participants may create their own or read from a prepared script.  A short performance will be held on the last day of the program, Oct. 24. Register once for all four dates Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
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
   

Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, Sonia Purnell

This is a long over-due tribute to the extraordinary woman who was Winston Churchill’s closest confident, fiercest critic and shrewdest political advisor. This book captures the intimate dynamic of one of history’s most fateful marriages, By Winston Churchill’s own admission, victory in the Second World War would have been “impossible without her.” Until now, however, the only existing biography of Churchill’s wife, Clementine, was written by her daughter. Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine her due with a deeply researched account that tells her life story, revealing how she was instrumental in softening FDR’s initial dislike of her husband and paving the way for Britain’s close relationship with America. It also provides a surprising account of her relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt and their differing approaches to the war effort. H L 

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
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Wednesday October 4, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's 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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 & 4 are invited to drop in with an adult for songs, movement, storie,s an activity and a short book based film. No registration. A3 A4

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

Create and build at the library with legos! Children in kindergarten through second grade can free-build, complete lego challenges, and test their engineering skills against this month's ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Creations will be displayed in the library until the next class. No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China,1949 with Kevin Peraino Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common welcome back author Kevin Peraino as he discusses his recently released book A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China 1949.  The book is a gripping narrative of the Truman Administration's response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's Communist forces in 1949--an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. 

Drawing on Chinese and Russian sources, as well as recently declassified CIA documents, Kevin Peraino tells the story of this remarkable year through the eyes of the key players, including Mao Zedong, President Truman, Secretary of State Acheson, Minnesota congressman Walter Judd, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the influential first lady of the Republic of China.

Kevin Perano is a veteran foreign correspondent who has reported from around the world. A senior writer and bureau chief at Newsweek for a decade, he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for foreign reporting and part of a team that won the National Magazine Award in 2004. He is the author of Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and The Dawn of American Power. He grew up in Ridgefield, CT.

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

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday October 5, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. 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
   

Slow Horses by Mick Herron (2010, 320 pages). River Cartwright and his fellow disgraced British intelligence agents at Slough House take up the case of a journalist suspected in the murder of a Muslim teenager as they work to redeem themselves after being relegated to finish out their careers on desk duty.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.

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

Create and build at the library with legos! Children in third through fifth grade can free-build, complete lego challenges, and test their engineering skills against this month's ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Creations will be displayed in the library until the next class. No Registration.A A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Global Warming: What We Know and What We Don't with Dr. David Helfand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library and The Discovery Center of Ridgefield present Global Warming: What We Know and What We Don't Know with David J. Helfand, Chair, Dept. of Astronomy, Columbia University
           
The Earth’s climate is changing. That’s both beyond dispute and nothing new. The important questions are What’s driving this change? How fast will change occur? What does the future hold? Few public debates are carried out with so much misinformation and irrational exuberance. So now for something completely different: a dispassionate analysis of what we actually know and what we don't yet know about climate change. My approach is to distinguish facts from fictions, and physics certainties from feedback uncertainties. Every planet's temperature is controlled by a simple balance between the energy it receives and the energy it radiates back into space, and we examine each of the factors affecting this balance in turn: astronomical phenomena, the reflectivity of the Earth, the composition of the atmosphere, and the state of the oceans. Past climates are reconstructed to test our understanding; models are developed to predict what lies ahead. The goal is to provide a basis for the construction of a rational public policy response to Earth's changing climate.

David J. Helfand, a faculty member at Columbia University for forty years, served half of that time as Chair of the Department of Astronomy, a roe in which he is again seerving. He is the author of 200 scientific publications and has mentored 22 PhD students, but most of his pedagogical efforts have been aimed at teaching science to non-science majors. He instituted the first change in Columbia's Core Curriculum in 50 years by introducing science to all first-year students. In 2005, he became involved with an effort to create Canada's first independent, non-profit, secular university, Quest University Canada. He served as a Visiting Tutor in the University's inaugural semester in the Fall of 2007 and then as President & Vice-Chancellor fro seven years. He recently completed a four-year term as President of the American Astronomical Society. His first book, A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age was published in 2016.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday October 6, 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
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  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  -  2:30 PM Post-Romantic Classical Compositions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Post-Romantic Classical Compositions with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Guest Conductor Maestro Yuga Cohler

Join us for a talk with Maestro Yuga Cohler as he plays selections from the works featured in the RSO's upcoming concert on Oct. 7th:

Frucht  -  Dawn
Elgar  -  Concerto for Cello
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

Maestro Cohler will narrate the emotional journey of the program, giving biographical and historical insights into the repertoire and answer any questions from the audience.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hocus Pocus Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a special screening of Disney’s Hocus Pocus (1993) to get in the spirit of Halloween.

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. Rated PG. Runtime: 96 minutes. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Saturday October 7, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
holiday_pumpkin 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pumpkin Decorating Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   c
   

Families with children ages 4 - 11 decorate pumpkins for the library pumpkin contest. The theme is literary characters or stories.  Pumpkins will be left at the library untill October 28 so patrons can vote for their favorite.  Three prizes will be awarded.  Registration required. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
Monday October 9, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  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
 
school_chemistry2 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Sciencetellers Story and Science Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island when Sciencetellers presents "Tall ships and Pirate Tales."  Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. The program is free of charge and no registration is required.  For families with children ages 5 and older. ttSP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

 

http://www.sciencetellers.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_party1 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Clueless Film Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens join us for the screening of the classic film Clueless. This modern day retelling of Jane Austen's Emma starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd. This is a drop-in program. Registration is not necessary. Snacks will be provided. 

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

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday October 10, 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 with a caregiver.  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  -  3:15 PM Film Screening: Sense and Sensibility Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sense and Sensibility (1995, PG, 135 minutes), starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslett and Hugh Grant will be screened at 1 PM and 7 PM today as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Emma Thompson stars in the captivating romance based on Jane Austen's classic novel of two sisters' search for love in strict Victorian society.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder-Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited for a very special storytime including theme based books, a craft and a short movie about a favorite picture book. Registration Required. A4 A5

 
ent_stage1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Dracula Theater Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades second, third and fourth who like to read and perform are invited to be part of the cast of "Dracula's Favorite Son," a reader's theater performance. In reader's theater the actors read their scripts while they move around the stage.  Participants may create their own or read from a prepared script.  A short performance will be held on the last day of the program, Oct. 24. Register once for all four dates Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:15 PM Film Screening: Sense and Sensibility Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sense and Sensibility (1995, PG, 135 minutes), starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslett and Hugh Grant will be screened at 1 PM and 7 PM today as part of the Library's All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Emma Thompson stars in the captivating romance based on Jane Austen's classic novel of two sisters' search for love in strict Victorian society.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday October 11, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Using Foundation Center Resources: A Workshop with Christie Mitchell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as Adult Services Librarian Christie Mitchell presents a hands-on workshop to go over search strategies to use with the Library's Foundation Directory Online (FDO).  She will also cover GrantSpace (a Foundation Center website for learning) as well as a other Foundation Center resources along with other print resources available at the Library. 

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
       
 
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 pleased 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: Study Room 105
 
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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 & 4 are invited to drop in with an adult for songs, movement, storie,s an activity and a short book based film. No registration. A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
food_cake 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mug-Cake Cooking Class for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Espiring teen cooks are welcome to come to this quick and easy cooking class where you'll learn how to "bake" a cake with just a mug and a microwave! This is a drop in program. No registration needed. 

    Location: Kitchen
 
z_cust_mckids 4:30 PM  -  5:30 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 drop in for unstructured exploring, playing, and learning at our STEAM stations: have fun with ozobots, makey makeys, balloon towers, and more! No registration. A8 A9 A10

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

Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common are pleased to welcome Sophfronia Scott who will disccuss her recently released novel Unforgivable Love. 

Scott was nominated for best new author at the African American Literary Awards and hailed by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as “potentially one of the best writers of her generation.” Her essays, short stories, and articles have appeared in Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Saranac Review, Numéro Cinq, Ruminate, Barnstorm Literary Journal, Sleet Magazine, NewYorkTimes.com, More, and O, The Oprah Magazine

Unforgivable Love is set in the glittering, dramatic world of Harlem in the summer of 1947 – Jackie Robinson has broken the color barrier in major league baseball and temperatures are skyrocketing. Mae Malveaux and Valiant Jackson, two powerful schemers who are both very accustomed to getting what they want, are caught up in a thrilling game of cat and mouse with very real consequences, where innocence is the prize. But they are unprepared for what can happen between a woman and man when the thrill of the chase spirals wildly out of control. Scott deftly tackles themes of love, faith, lost innocence, betrayal, and redemption in this stunningly original novel. 

“…An elegant page turner that transcends time and place."—Bret Lott New York Times bestselling author of Jewel

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday October 12, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    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
   

Emma by Jane Austen

This program is part of our All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen series that will be taking place from September through November 2017. The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.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.

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    Location: Founders Hall
 
anim_spiderweb 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create & Construct: Halloween Edition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Get a start on your Halloween costumes and accessories! Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can glue, cut, sew and create at this self-directed making and crafting time. Caregivers welcome.  A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
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 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     
   

Children's Books only October 13 -15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:0 PM

General Sale October 20-23
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 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/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
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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
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday October 14, 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 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     
   

Children's Books only October 13 -15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Sale October 20-23
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 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/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

Jay Mankita will perform a concert for families with children of all ages on the front lawn as part of the Fall in Love with Ridgefield event. His show called "Playful Earth" is all about songs that promote environmental responsibility.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors in the Main Program Room on the library's lower level.  AP A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://jaymankita.com/    
    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday October 15, 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     
   

Children's Books only October 13 -15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Sale October 20-23
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 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/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Monday October 16, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_teaching 3:25 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Ellen Bonheim, Owner of Firefly Family Yoga of Ridgefield in meditation though the acient practice of Yoga. Stretch and bend your stress away in this 45 minute class for teens. 

    Location: Main Program Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
anim_spider 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM The Science of Nature Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first are invited to explore nature through observation, making predictions and drawing conclusions.  A different topic will be introduced each week giving the opportunity to get a closer look at some of the wonders of our world.  Registration required. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
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 with a caregiver.  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: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited for a very special storytime including theme based books, a craft and a short movie about a favorite picture book. Registration Required. A4 A5

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ent_stage1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Dracula Theater Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades second, third and fourth who like to read and perform are invited to be part of the cast of "Dracula's Favorite Son," a reader's theater performance. In reader's theater the actors read their scripts while they move around the stage.  Participants may create their own or read from a prepared script.  A short performance will be held on the last day of the program, Oct. 24. Register once for all four dates Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
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!  

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811, 370 pages). Marianne Dashwood falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby and ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsivebehavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor is struggling to conceal her ownromantic disappointment. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

There will be an additional discussion this day at 10 AM. The morning and evening discussions are part of All About Jane: Celebrating of 200 Years of Jane Austen, a two-month exploration of the life, world, and works of the beloved novelist.  The series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

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

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
Wednesday October 18, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's 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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 & 4 are invited to drop in with an adult for songs, movement, storie,s an activity and a short book based film. No registration. A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bubble Talk: Graphic Novel Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading! Art! Friends! Food! Pump up your visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club for kids in third to fifth grade. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 4, 5, & 6. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm NXT robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types.

 

    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 7 & 8. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types. 

 

    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 9-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 9-12. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types. Reigstration Required.

 

        There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday October 19, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_spiderweb 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create & Construct: Halloween Edition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Get a start on your Halloween costumes and accessories! Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can glue, cut, sew and create at this self-directed making and crafting time. Caregivers welcome.  A8 A9 A10

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

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
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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     
   

Children's Books only October 13 -15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Sale October 20-23
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 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/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    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
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  Book based movies for ages 2 and up.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
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     
   

Children's Books only October 13 -15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Sale October 20-23
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 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/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday October 22, 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     
   

Children's Books only October 13 -15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Sale October 20-23
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 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/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Monday October 23, 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     
   

Children's Books only October 13 -15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Sale October 20-23
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 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/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_spider 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM The Science of Nature Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first are invited to explore nature through observation, making predictions and drawing conclusions.  A different topic will be introduced each week giving the opportunity to get a closer look at some of the wonders of our world.  Registration required. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

BF S

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
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 with a caregiver.  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: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited for a very special storytime including theme based books, a craft and a short movie about a favorite picture book. Registration Required. A4 A5

 
ent_stage1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Dracula Theater Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades second, third and fourth who like to read and perform are invited to be part of the cast of "Dracula's Favorite Son," a reader's theater performance. In reader's theater the actors read their scripts while they move around the stage.  Participants may create their own or read from a prepared script.  A short performance will be held on the last day of the program, Oct. 24. Register once for all four dates Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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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)  

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

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

Or click the following link to find general information about the group -
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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Room
 
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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's 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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 & 4 are invited to drop in with an adult for songs, movement, storie,s an activity and a short book based film. No registration. A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
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
   

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 Haunted Library by Dori Hillestad Butler, then everyone comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  Snacks will be served!  Registration begins Sept. 1.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. SP A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How To Write A Novel: Victoria Redel in Conversation with Julia Strayer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_spiderweb 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create & Construct: Halloween Edition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Get a start on your Halloween costumes and accessories! Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can glue, cut, sew and create at this self-directed making and crafting time. Caregivers welcome.  A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Nutmeg Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

BF S

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
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
   

Watch the movie then share the book!  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
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder. 

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

    Location: Randolph Room
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Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Halloween Walk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in costume are invited to visit the library during the Halloween Walk  to get a treat - a book of course!

 
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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday October 30, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_spider 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM The Science of Nature Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first are invited to explore nature through observation, making predictions and drawing conclusions.  A different topic will be introduced each week giving the opportunity to looking at some of the wonders of our world.  Registrtion required A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Connecticut Ghost Hunter with Barry Pirro Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

BF S

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
holiday_pumpkin 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Halloween Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wear your costumes to a very special storytime!  Costume parade and trick or treat around the library.  For ages 2 and older with a caregiver. No Registration.  SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder-Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 & 5 are invited for a very special storytime including theme based books, a craft and a short movie about a favorite picture book. Registration Required. A4 A5

Wednesday November 1, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents.

    Location: Leir Children's 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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 & 4 are invited to drop in with an adult for songs, movement, storie,s an activity and a short book based film. No registration. A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Thursday November 2, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. 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
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Film Screening and Discussion: Pride and Prejudice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday November 6, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

OPEN ENROLLMENT Is October 15th through December 7th

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

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

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

Please register. BF S

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

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

BF S

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_horse 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Austenland Film Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teens join us for the screening of the film Austenland starring Keri Russel. This is a drop-in program. Registration is not necessary. Snacks will be provided.

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

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

Truman, David McCullough (Discuss Chapters 1 - 12)

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday November 8, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
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 pleased 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: Study Room 105
 
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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 & 4 are invited to drop in with an adult for songs, movement, storie,s an activity and a short book based film. No registration. A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk, Born to Be Wild with Dr. Jess Shatkin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

More information coming soon.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday November 9, 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. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. A2

    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 Race for Paris by Meg Clayton WadeSL

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

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

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

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

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

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
eth_chinese_lantern.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Chinese acrobat Li Liu will share info about Chinese culture and perform feats including hand balancing, trick cycling, foot juggling, and Chinese water bowl manipulation. Li Liu will teach children ribbon dancing and basic plate spinning. This free program is for families with children ages 4 and older.  No registration is required. SP A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://www.acrobat-liliu.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Roz Chast: Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.  L

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

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Babysitting Certification Course for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Many new babysitters face fears when it comes time to begin babysitting.  Will I know how to play with the children?  What happens if they get hurt?  How do I change a diaper?  This four hour class is designed to prepare teens to feel confident when accepting a babysitting job.  It covers topics such as interviewing tips, getting paid, how children play, ages and stages, communicating with children, basic care, changing diapers, and handling emergencies. At the completion of the course, participants will take a brief quiz and certificates of completion will be distributed. Instructor Amanda Tucker is a Kindergarten teacher and is certified in Early Childhood Education, General Education, Special Education, and holds a Master's Degree in Literacy. 

Teens ages 11-18 are welcome to regisiter for this four hour course. Since the program will occur over lunchtime participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch.

    Location: Main Program Room
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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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday November 13, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  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 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Wealth Redefined with Bob Reby Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

BF S

 

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

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

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_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
   

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

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

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

Please register.

FR L

 

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

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

BF S

 

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
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Saturday November 18, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_violin 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Listening Live! Family Concert with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join members of the Ridgefield Sumphony Orchestra for a fun and engaging live music experience!  Musicians will play a delightful selection of bite-sized pieces perfect for everyone from preschoolers to adults.  Kids ages 3 and older get a special floor seating section for an up-close view of the musicians.  Registration required. SP A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://ridgefieldsymphony.org    
    Location: Main Program Room
    Registration will begin on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
Sunday November 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Ernest Troost Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Ernest Troost is an Emmy-winning film and television composer as well as a recipient of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award for his songwriting. He also composed and produced two award-winning albums of songs for Judy Collins using the words of Emily Dickinson, Robert Browning, Gertrude Stein, and others. Los Angeles-based Troost’s scores for films include the cult classic Tremors and HBO’s award-winning Lesson Before Dying.

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday November 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday November 22, 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
   

Fingerplays 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 November 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Closed for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Closed for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday November 25, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday November 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

BF S

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 29, 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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282 - 12002   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 7 & 8. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types. 

 

    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 9-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 9-12. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types. Reigstration Required.

 

        There are 8 spaces available.
Friday December 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Confused About Medicare? Town offers FREE counseling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

BF S

 

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

Music of Winter Celebration with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Guest Conductor Maestro Eric Mahl

Join us for a talk with Maestro Eric Mahl as he plays selections from the works featured in the RSO's upcoming concert on Dec. 2nd:

Winter Suite:

Prokofiev – “Troika” from Lieutenant Kije
Glaznov – “Winter” from The Seasons
Rimsky-Korsakov – “Dance of the Tumblers” from the Snow Maiden
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

Maestro Mahl will narrate the journey of the program, giving biographical and historical insights into the repertoire and answer any questions from the audience.

Please register.  PVA H

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday December 2, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday December 4, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

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

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

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

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

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

Call 203.431.2754 to schedule your appointment.

BF S

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's 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
   

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

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.LH

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday December 6, 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
   

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

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

Gail Carson Levine’s first poetry collection for adults, Transient, came out in July, 2016, from Nightshade Press. Her poems have appeared in: The Louisville Review; The Sugar House Review; Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems; xxx and the second anthology of the Cancer Poetry Project. Two poems are forthcoming in the Lullwater Review. In 2016, she completed her MFA in poetry at NYU. She’s best known for her books for children, in particular, Ella Enchanted.

Praise for Transient:

Triumphantly, Gail Carson Levine’s poems are never distant, but are always radiantly close. She burnishes ordinariness with brief candor, catching us the way that Ted Kooser or Issa or even Emily Dickinson (if Emily had shopped at Macy’s and read Archie comics) can do. Each of the poems in Transient blasts a brilliant light because Gail Carson Levine won’t turn away from despair. Her word pictures in visceral color insist that a direct line of vision is the supreme virtue. Each event this poet beholds, whether a brain injury, plaque in the veins or simply old age, becomes “one thing unvaried all the way through.” Transient, in Carson Levine’s own words, creates “spring internal.” - Molly Peacock

Please register.  L

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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
 
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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Graham Clarke concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Graham Clarke will entertain with his contemporary music for young ones ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. No Registration is required for this free event. SP  A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

http://grahamclarkemusic.weebly.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Hold for children's event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hold for children's program.

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday December 11, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 12, 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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 13, 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 pleased 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: Study Room 105
 
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
   

Fingerplays 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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282 - 12002   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 7 & 8. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types. 

 

    Registration will begin on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM     
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elect_laptop.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 9-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

For interested robotic engineers in grades 9-12. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder you will be called upon to use your robot to gather pieces and assembly them to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world. Join Ridgefield resident and robotics coach, Mike Garguilo, in a LEGO Robotics educational program. Students will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot to gather LEGO pieces which will then be used to assemble into LEGO creations to aid in helping the LEGO world. Robotic programming and technical Lego engineering design will be covered in depth during the program. No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Students can sign up for one day or each month for continued practice and varied mission types. Reigstration Required.

 

        There are 8 spaces available.
Saturday December 16, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday December 18, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 19, 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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 20, 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
   

Fingerplays 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
Friday December 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder. 

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday December 23, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Library Closed - Christmas Eve Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Library Closed - Christmas Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday December 26, 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 with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration required.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 27, 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
   

Fingerplays 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
Saturday December 30, 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 with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs and finger plays!  No Registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed - New Year's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

-New Years

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

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday January 10, 2018 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 pleased 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: Study Room 105
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.H

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Thursday March 29, 2018 Go To Top
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    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
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Friday March 30, 2018 Go To Top
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Sunday April 1, 2018 Go To Top
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Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Sunday May 27, 2018 Go To Top
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