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Friday February 2, 2018 -  Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Randi Nussbaum Exhibition - Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Randi Nussbaum creates paintings and monoprints with simplified shapes and bold colors. Her compositions include objects in space that are grounded in the horizon lines she creates and also seem to float back and forth with the color and lines she uses. They are like abstract object-scapes that, according to Nussbaum, “tell a story, fact or fiction, which resides in our conscious or subconscious, and turn up in our art.” She has developed a natural, spontaneous and approachable style - whether in larger paintings or smaller monoprints, as she moves organically from whimsy to abstraction using composition and collage.

The show runs through February 26.  An Artist's Reception takes place on Saturday, February 10 from 2 - 4 PM. PVA

 

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday February 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Postponed - Poetry Writing Workshop with Ira Joe Fisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Postponed. New date coming soon.

Is there a poem swirling in your mind?  Have you inked it onto paper?  Is it a poem?  Does it need some tweaking, some inspiration?  Your Ridgefield Library is presenting four workshops for you and your muse.  Ira Joe Fisher, professor of poetry and creative writing and author of four collections of poetry will guide you in the light of literary creation.  Sundays, February 4th, 11th, 18th; and March 4th at 2 p.m. in the Randolph Board Room.  Let’s get together for good talk about good writing! 

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

Please register (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all four sessions).

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday February 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
ent_circ_ringmaster 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jester Jim Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Jester Jim will entertain with hysterical antics including beatboxing and juggling feats. For families with children ages 4 and older. No registration. SP A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

http://www.jesterjim.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday February 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (4): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 3 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.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Stories & More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sonta Frindt   203-438-2282 - 12002   sgfrindt@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids Cook! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn how to prepare no-oven recipes in this class for grades 3 to 5. We’ll make the recipes together, then eat what we’ve made! Some recipes will include dairy or gluten. Please let us know of any food allergies. Registration required and is for all three sessions. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Creating Calm In the Chaos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Longtime Ridgefield resident  Christel Autuori,  RDH, RYT, MA,  NBC-HWC  is  a  Certifed Holistic  Stress Management Instructor, a Duke University Certified Integrative Health Coach, Registered Yoga teacher, and Reiki Master,  who will share  practical  ways for you to  create an oasis of calm in the chaos of daily life in the 21st century.   Christel will discuss the multidimensional, holistic, and integrative  view of health and healing to help you restore your balance and  promote  health and wellbeing of body, mind, and spirit.   Learn to stop and take a breather, defuse stress, and keep your cool when life heats up.  Breath work, guided imagery, acupressure points, and gentle yoga poses will be included in this workshop designed to nourish body, mind, and spirit

At the end of this program, the participant will :

  1.  List three physical responses of the body to stress
  2. Demonstrate the  abdominal or “belly”  breath
  3. Identify three meditation techniques
  4. List four quick and easy “stress busting” practices

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

Please register.

 

    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
   

All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville West (1931, 176 pages). After the death of elder statesman
Lord Slane, a former prime minister of Great Britain, everyone assumes that his eighty-eight-year-old widow will
slowly fade away in her grief, remaining as proper and dutiful as she has been her entire married life, but Lady Slane
has other ideas. Irreverently funny and surprisingly moving, All Passion Spent is the story of a woman who discovers
who she is just before it is too late. L

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday February 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rescheduled - Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Valerie Rich will lead a Chair Yoga session on the first Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 PM. (Rescheduled from Wednesday, February 7)

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cancelled - 5th Grade Parent Circle (5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Cancelled - 5th Grade Parent Circle (5): Wednesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 on 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_kids 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bubble Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! 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 Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke.  Copies of the book will be available to check out from the children's services desk.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 4 - 6 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required. A9 A10 A10



 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
rec_legoguy 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 & 8 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

    Location: Throughout Library
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Maker Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

This week will feature a special presentation as VR developer Alex Gonzalez demos building a world in real time from scratch to completion utilizing Unreal Engine software.  Come join us to see how to create a virtual world. This group is for those 18 years of age and older.  New makers always welcome.

Please register.

 

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
z_cust_STEM 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 9th-12th Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 9-12 can join robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Learning with lynda.com Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Tech Tricks: Lynda.com is an online learning resource available to Ridgefield Library cardholders.  It offers more than 5,000 video tutorials on wide range of computer and business skills.  Whether you are looking for help with basic computer skills such as using Word or Excel or for training in computer programming and web development, lynda.com will help you achieve your goals.  Come find out about all lynda.com has to offer and about how to get started with this valuable resource.

This program is part of a new series called Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected, which is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly. Programs are geared to seniors but all are welcome to attend.

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM CANCELED: Nutmeg Nibblers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This program is canceled.

We’re reading our way through the 2018 Nutmeg Nominees! Readers in fourth through sixth grade can join for great books, discussions, and crafts.This month we're reading Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb. Copies available for check out at the children's circulation desk. Registration required.  A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Navigating the Aging Process Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Navigating the Aging Process - a panel discussion on planning and providing services for seniors.

John Massih, Esq, Eldercare Attorney,  Mary Ann Ciambriello, RN owner of Help at Home and Sheila O’Brien, RN, BSN, CMC, Owner of O’Brien Care Management Services will provide solutions to the many questions, issues and concerns that people face when coordinating care for themselves or their loved ones. The speakers will present some scenarios and discuss how they would help guide people through these situation.  Input is encouraged from the audience and there will be plenty of opportunities for questions and comments. 

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday February 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM MindBody Mastery: 21 Day Plan for Weight Loss and Empowerment with Nicole Fevrier Davis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us over 3 weeks for this MindBody Mastery: 21 Day Plan for Weight Loss and Empowerment workshop.  Classes take place on Friday, February 9, 16 and 23 at 10 AM.  

The MindBody Mastery 21 Day Plan is a success guide and resource for you to access your greatest fitness and weight loss potential!  Nicole combines scientifically based fitness and nutrition programs with your social, emotional and spiritual influences for best results.  Using your intuition you will gain greater perspective on what your support networks are, how your soul is speaking to you through your goals and how to avoid the pitfalls of a new healthy lifestyle program.  The combination of information is a powerful resource in your quest for weight loss and a fitter, stronger you.

This program will meet once a week for three weeks.  New habits generally take approximately three weeks to be established and during that time you will try new recipes, workout strategies, meditations, visualizations and affirmations that will help you focus on your goals and keep you motivated.  You will walk away with a scientifically based wellness plan that is fulfilling for your mind, body and spirit!  Join us and discover just how powerful and successful you can be!

Nicole Fevrier Davis is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, she is also a psychic and Reiki Master. In addition Nicole is an author/writer/speaker on the subjects of mind body connection and psychic ability. Nicole is currently a fitness and mind body contributor of eBella magazine and has written for The Journal News, Natural Awakenings and Living and Being.  She has been the fitness expert for FoxCT News, New York Live and been featured on radio shows like Star 99.9 The Anna and Raven Morning Show and K104.7’s Kacey’s Health and Happiness Show.  

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

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

    Location: Dayton 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 but all ages are welcome.  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
   
Collected Poems of Jane Kenyon

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

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

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

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new six-part series called Poetry By Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer and poetry lover, Andrew Levine.  This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.  “We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us, challenge us, and more,” says Levine. 

Meetings will take place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Randolph Board Room, on February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7 and 21. Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that they would like to learn by heart. 

Andrew Levine has made a professional life in the Arts, through music and theater.  Andrew is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School.

By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all sessions.

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   2032482282   childrens@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Family Game Day will meet monthly on the fourth Saturday of each month and is an afternoon drop-in program for families with children aged 4 and up.  The Library invites families to choose from the Library’s selection of family games—Monster Chase, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Slamwich and more—to enjoy. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Sunday February 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk: How Life Works with Janet Kathleen Ettele Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of music and readings by author Janet Ettele. Record producer and Ridgefield resident, Gary Lefkowith will introduce the event. He and Janet and will also perform a few pieces of their original music.

As a student of Buddhist dharma, Janet Ettele is inspired to bring its teachings into contemporary practice through her writing and her music. Her work brings one of the world’s most profound teachings on compassion and wisdom into common language through the art of contemporary fiction, and by cultivating familiarity with the teaching, brings peace to readers, and thereby to others.

How Generosity Works, How the Root of Kindness Works, and How Patience Works are the first three books published by Karuna Publication that Ms. Ettele has written in a series that is based on the teachings by the eighth century Buddhist monk, Master Shantideva. Known as The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, or The Six Perfections, his teachings are known as one of the most renowned texts in Buddhism.

Janet Ettele graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and worked in the entertainment industry prior to becoming a mother. In 2012 Janet served on the committee that brought the Dalai Lama to Danbury, CT where His Holiness gave two public talks at Western Connecticut State University.

This program is co-sponsored with Books on the Common. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan (2013, 480 pages). Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Puccini's La Boheme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday February 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (4): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Making Greeting Cards with a Cricut Smart Cutting Machine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282   
   

Come try out our newest acquisition for makers, a Cricut smart cutting machine.  We’ll show you how this magical tool for crafters works and then make a unique greeting card.   Come join us and explore your creative side.  Suitable for teens (13 years old and older) and adults.

Registration required

  

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reading Short Stories: Unlocking the Code Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading Short Stories: Unlocking the Code with Julia Strayer

Reading a short story is a different process from reading most novels.

Do you prefer to spend more time with characters than a short story allows?

Do you sometimes think there’s not enough happening in a story?

Does the ending come too soon and seem like not an ending?

A story can be an elaborate puzzle with a code to crack. We’ll discover the surprising ways a story works on many unseen levels, and the secret to unlocking the code.

Please register.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

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

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
   
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Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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. This is a make-up session for the
cancelled meeting in November.

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

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


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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cancelled - 5th Grade Parent Circle (5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Cancelled - 5th Grade Parent Circle (5): Wednesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 on 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

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    Location: Dayton 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 Dragon Masters #1 by Tracey West, then everyone comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  Snacks will be served!  Registration begins Jan. 1.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
   
 
z_cust_STEM 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Making Magic from Scratch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   203-438-2282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This comprehensive introductory workshop will acquaint students in grades 2-5 with the world of computer programming, through a friendly and fun Scratch programming language taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence. Registration is required and is for all four classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session.

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Registration is required and is for all eight classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Tuesday March 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none My Iconic Women by Hazel Jarvis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrating Women's History Month - Exhibition, My Iconic Women, gouache paintings by Hazel Jarvis of noteworthy women from Joan of Arc to Dolly Parton on view from March 1-27 with an artist's reception on Saturday, March 3 from 2:30-4:30 pm. PVA H

    Location: The Gallery
Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton 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
   

When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman (1985, 293 pages). Psychologist and frequent LAPD consultant Dr. Alex Delaware is called on to treat a reluctant 7-year-old eyewitness to a murder, bringing up memories of the case that led to his early retirement from private practice in this first of a long-running series. 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_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Help Kids Survive and Thrive Through Divorce with Susan Gestal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Susan Gestal

Licenced professional Counselor Susan Gestal will highlight what parents can do to help minimize the affects of divorce on their children & ensure that they’ll grow up to be happy, well-adjusted adults.

* How and when to break the news of a pending divorce
* The typical effects of divorce on children of all ages over time * How best to manage a two-household arrangement after the divorce
* The need to care for yourselves so that you can better care for the children

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

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (6): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
        There are 8 spaces available.
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Friday March 2, 2018 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 but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_balloons 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dr. Seuss's Birthday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   childrens@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America Day! Stop by the Library for a scheduled special activity or drop-in to enter our Birthday Wishes Raffle or participate in the Silliest Scavenger Hunt! There's something for everyone! No registration required.A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 SP

Special Birthday Activities:

  • 10:30-11:00 am: Seuss Storytime, ages 0-5 with adult
  • 11:00 am: Seuss Stories at Friday Flicks, ages 2+ with adult
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Open Preschool Craft, ages 3-5 with adult
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Open School-Age Craft, grades K-5

Birthday Weekend Celebration, March 2-4, 2018:

  • Silliest Scavenger Hunt, all day
  • Birthday Wishes Raffle, all day

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday March 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to ROAR Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 and older who are readers are invited to read to ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) Therapy Dogs.  Please register for your child to read for 10 minutes. Children will read based on the order in which they arrive. Registration required.  A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Someone Must Wash the Dishes: A Women's History Month Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Michele LaRue

A special presentation for Women's History Month from the Library and the Ridgefield League of Women Voters featuring Michèle LaRue in Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire.

Many women fought against getting the vote, but none with more charm, prettier clothes—and less logic—than the fictional speaker in Someone Must Wash the Dishes. Cheerfully single-minded, our guest speaker contradicts every point she makes as she crusades to preserve the Home and save the Nation from anarchy!

This satiric “An Anti-Suffrage Monologue” written by Marie Jenney Howe, a prominent pro-Suffragist and Unitarian minister, was published in 1913 by the National American Woman Suffrage Association, a precursor of the League of Women Voters.  The play is directed by the late Warren Kliewer.

An Illinois native, Michèle LaRue is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. As a writer and editor, she has collaborated on several notable theatre books. Photo credit: Ken Smith of Quiet Heart Images.

Free and open to the public – Light refreshments served. Registration recommended.  PVA H

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Artist's Reception for My Iconic Women by Hazel Jarvis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday March 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Writing Workshop with Ira Joe Fisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Is there a poem swirling in your mind?  Have you inked it onto paper?  Is it a poem?  Does it need some tweaking, some inspiration?  Your Ridgefield Library is presenting four workshops for you and your muse.  Ira Joe Fisher, professor of poetry and creative writing and author of four collections of poetry will guide you in the light of literary creation.  Sundays, February 4th, 11th, 18th; and March 4th at 2 p.m. in the Randolph Board Room.  Let’s get together for good talk about good writing! 

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

Please register (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all four sessions).

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday March 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Friends of the Library board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Yaun     
   

Friends of the Ridgefield Library monthly board meeting - open to all dues-paying members of the Friends.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM What Are Probiotics and Should I Take Them? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

What Are Probiotics and Should I Take Them? with Dr. Abigail Egginton

Probiotics, those beneficial bacteria we can take in food and supplements, seem to be showing up more and more in conversation and store shelves. Understanding our microbiome and how best to support it is an exploding area of health research. Come learn what we know and what we don’t yet know about probiotics and what you should consider when choosing a probiotic supplement for you and your family.

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 5th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (4): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
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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.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

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

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

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

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

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.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday March 7, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver are invited to Little Birds Music, an interactive musical experience led by Miss Felicia.  No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Cancelled - 5th Grade Parent Circle (5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Cancelled - 5th Grade Parent Circle (5): Wednesday afternoons 1:00-2:30 on 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Challenge for Grades K - 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 kindergarten 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. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_STEM 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Making Magic from Scratch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   203-438-2282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This comprehensive introductory workshop will acquaint students in grades 2-5 with the world of computer programming, through a friendly and fun Scratch programming language taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence. Registration is required and is for all four classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session.

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Registration is required and is for all eight classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM LWV Book Discussion: Book of Ages by Jill Lepore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested in joining us for our first book discussion? Help us celebrate Women’s’ History Month with Jill Lepore’s Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin -- A National Book Award Finalist.  Discussion led by Library Assistant Director Mary Rindfleisch.

 “A revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother’s fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied materials, including documents, objects, and portraits, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one extraordinary woman but an entire world”.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.  

Co-sponsored by the Ridgefield League of Women Voters and the Library -  all are welcome.

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
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Thursday March 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:15 AM  -  12:15 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Led Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Parents with infants ages 6 months  to 18 months will follow baby’s own instinctual movements which inevitably relate to yoga postures. This keeps baby as a central focus and mirroring inspires connection. Moms and Dads are relieved of having to come up with a plan and are allowed to play along with baby. Movements are easeful and stress relieving if done properly with support and a sense of humor! Registration for one class enables participation at all three on March 8, 15 & 22 .Registration required. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    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
   

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an inspirational evening with acclaimed speaker and best-selling author Kelly Corrigan as she shares some of her experiences as a cancer survivor and as a mother, wife and daughter. She will also share wisdom from her just released book Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say.

Kelly Corrigan has touched hearts and captured audiences as the author of New York Times bestselling books, including Glitter and Glue, Lift and The Middle Place, her poignant personal story of battling breast cancer while caring for her father who was also undergoing cancer treatment.  Kelly is currently the host of Exactly, a podcast on KQED, the most listened-to public radio station in the country. She is also an accomplished columnist, appearing in O, The Oprah Winfrey MagazineGlamour and Good Housekeeping. She has been called “the Poet Laureate of the ordinary” by Huffington Post. 

This program is part of the Library's Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.  The program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library, Books on the Common and Ridgefield's Run Like a Mother 5K.  Copies of Tell Me More will be available for sale and signing at the event.

This program will take place at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT.

Please register.

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Kelly Corrigan's Website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
       
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (6): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Friday March 9, 2018 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 but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Read It Before You See It: A Wrinkle in Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-248-2282   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Readers in fourth to sixth grade can join us for snacks and a discussion of the children’s science fiction classic A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Copies are available for check-out at the children's desk.

The film adaptation is opening in theaters that night, and families can head over to the Prospector to see it after the discussion (tickets for the film will be available for purchase at the Prospector’s website; all Library events are free and open to the public). Registration required. A9 A10 SP A11

    Location: Dayton Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
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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.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new six-part series called Poetry By Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer and poetry lover, Andrew Levine.  This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.  “We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us, challenge us, and more,” says Levine. 

Meetings will take place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Randolph Board Room, on February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7 and 21. Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that they would like to learn by heart. 

Andrew Levine has made a professional life in the Arts, through music and theater.  Andrew is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School.

By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all sessions.

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
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Sunday March 11, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Rossini's Semiramide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday March 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    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
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Yoga Lit Grades K &1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

What happens when you combine music, children’s literature, and yoga? 45 minutes of breath of joy, tree, and giggles! Led by Maxine Stone, certified yoga instructor and long-time educator, this program includes fun breathing techniques, movement and beloved books. For children in grades kindergarten and first. Registration for one class allows child to attend all three. Registration required. A5 A6

    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 Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday March 13, 2018 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.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_quilt2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 are invited to create individual projects while practicing hand stitching. Registration for one class enables the child to attend all three. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-3383   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet on the second Tuesday of each month starting on September 12. The Library has a collection of games - Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Machi Koro to name a few - from which to choose, or attendees are welcome to bring a game to play!

All skill levels are welcome!

No registration.

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Rm
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

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

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
Wednesday March 14, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver are invited to Little Birds Music, an interactive musical experience led by Miss Felicia.  No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

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

The Library is 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_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: iPhone Photos and Camera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

IPhones take great pictures! In this class you will learn the features of the camera application and learn to take a great photo and video. We will also explore the Photo app and learn to organize, share and edit all the beautiful photos you will be taking.

This program is part of a new series called Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected, which is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly. Programs are geared to seniors but all are welcome to attend.

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 2 spaces 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
   

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_STEM 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Making Magic from Scratch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   203-438-2282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This comprehensive introductory workshop will acquaint students in grades 2-5 with the world of computer programming, through a friendly and fun Scratch programming language taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence. Registration is required and is for all four classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session.

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM National Pi Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

It's 3/14!  Children in second through fifth grade can drop in anytime 4:30 to 5:30 to celebrate everyone's favorite mathematical constant with fun activities and crafts. No registration. A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Registration is required and is for all eight classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
Thursday March 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Led Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Parents with infants ages 6 months  to 18 months will follow baby’s own instinctual movements which inevitably relate to yoga postures. This keeps baby as a central focus and mirroring inspires connection. Moms and Dads are relieved of having to come up with a plan and are allowed to play along with baby. Movements are easeful and stress relieving if done properly with support and a sense of humor! Registration for one class enables participation at all three on March 8, 15 & 22 .Registration required. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

Enter the wizarding world!  Readers in fourth through seventh grade can join us as we read, craft and trivia-battle our way through the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling. This month we'll be discussing the first half of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (stopping at the end of Chapter 9: The Midnight Duel), and making a very magical craft. Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (6): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
Friday March 16, 2018 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 but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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Saturday March 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday March 18, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM National Theatre Live in HD: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday March 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Yoga Lit Grades K &1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

What happens when you combine music, children’s literature, and yoga? 45 minutes of breath of joy, tree, and giggles! Led by Maxine Stone, certified yoga instructor and long-time educator, this program includes fun breathing techniques, movement and beloved books. For children in grades kindergarten and first. Registration for one class allows child to attend all three. Registration required. A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM What is Ayurvedic Medicine? with Dr. Somesh Kaushik Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician, will present What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? as part of the Library's Holistic Health Series, which is made possible thanks to the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series.

Ayurveda is thought to be the world’s oldest healing system and is referred to as “mother of all sciences.” It encompasses life in its totality and epitomizes a true body-mind approach to health and wellness. Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. Imbalance results in disharmony and illness can result.
Come and discover:

- How Ayurveda can work with allopathic medicine to achieve balance and harmony
- The science behind naturopathy (natural therapy) and how it integrates with Ayurveda
- Ways to determine if you are out of balance
- Simple things you can do to achieve balance and harmony in your life

Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 30 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday March 20, 2018 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.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_quilt2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 are invited to create individual projects while practicing hand stitching. Registration for one class enables the child to attend all three. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

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

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

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

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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 Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck (2017, 368 pages). After the end World War II, three
German women are thrown together in a struggle to survive. All are widows of men who paid with their lives in a
failed assassination attempt against Hitler. From diverse backgrounds, all have survived the war through their grit and
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The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month. New readers are always welcome!  

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

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday March 21, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver are invited to Little Birds Music, an interactive musical experience led by Miss Felicia.  No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

    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
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z_cust_STEM 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Making Magic from Scratch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   203-438-2282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This comprehensive introductory workshop will acquaint students in grades 2-5 with the world of computer programming, through a friendly and fun Scratch programming language taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence. Registration is required and is for all four classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session.

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 4 - 6 can join robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Throughout Library
   
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 & 8 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Registration is required and is for all eight classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
z_cust_STEM 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 9th-12th Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 9-12 can join robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

Interested robotic engineers in grades 4 - 6 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required. 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (6): Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

    Location: Town Hall Annex
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday March 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_baby.GIF 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby Led Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 

Parents with infants ages 6 months  to 18 months will follow baby’s own instinctual movements which inevitably relate to yoga postures. This keeps baby as a central focus and mirroring inspires connection. Moms and Dads are relieved of having to come up with a plan and are allowed to play along with baby. Movements are easeful and stress relieving if done properly with support and a sense of humor! Registration for one class enables participation at all three on March 8, 15 & 22 .Registration required. A1

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Using Water Wisely a Presentation by Aquarian Water Company Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In 2016 southwestern Connecticut experienced the fifth worst drought since 1895. To ensure the supply of water for human consumption and fire protection, Aquarion Water Company, which supplies water to much of southwestern Fairfield County, worked collaboratively with local and state officials to increase water supply to the area, and to enact mandatory water restrictions that have continued into 2017. While demand has been reduced through water restrictions and normal seasonal trends, “conservation” needs to become part of the water supply vocabulary to ensure everyone uses water wisely. The Aquarion presentation focuses on the factors that led to the severe drought conditions, and offers suggestions for preserving this critical resource.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday March 23, 2018 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 but all ages are welcome.  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
   
Please note this meeting is a week earlier than usual due to the Easter holiday.
 
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

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

    Location: Randolph Room
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Saturday March 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new six-part series called Poetry By Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer and poetry lover, Andrew Levine.  This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.  “We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us, challenge us, and more,” says Levine. 

Meetings will take place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Randolph Board Room, on February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7 and 21. Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that they would like to learn by heart. 

Andrew Levine has made a professional life in the Arts, through music and theater.  Andrew is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School.

By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all sessions.

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

Evan Gottfried will play his guitar and entertain with original music in a concert for families with children ages 5 and under.  No registration needed. SP A1 A2 A3 A4 A5

http://www.evangottfried.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   2032482282   childrens@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Family Game Day will meet monthly on the fourth Saturday of each month and is an afternoon drop-in program for families with children aged 4 and up.  The Library invites families to choose from the Library’s selection of family games—Monster Chase, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Slamwich and more—to enjoy. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Meet your Legislators Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield League of Women Voters and the Ridgefield Library present:

Meet Your Legislators With State Senator Toni Boucher and State Reps. John Frey and Michael Ferguson

What’s happening at the Connecticut State Capitol? Where do your legislators stand on the issues important to you? Our legislators will provide interesting insight into the current legislative session and discuss the bills before the current session that are of particular interest to the League and their constituents.  A question and answer period will follow.  Free and open to the Public.

No registration.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Sunday March 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with The Novel Ideas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Novel Ideas is a country-folk quartet from Massachusetts:

Featuring the voices of three songwriters, their newly-released self-titled album, produced by Rick Parker (Lord Huron) and mixed by Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt), showcases the band at its best. Capturing the spirit of their live performance in recorded form wasn’t easy, but the result is a heartfelt representation of who The Novel Ideas are as a band. Track by track, The Novel Idea represents a contribution to the country-folk scene that balances love-and-loss melancholy with thoughtful instrumentation and intricate vocal arrangements.

The Novel Ideas:

Sarah Grella - Vocals
Danny Hoshino - Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals
James Parkington - Bass, Vocals
Daniel Radin - Guitar, Vocals

Ridgefield Folk is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.  Free tickets can be picked up on the day of the show starting from 1:00 p.m.  The doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2:00. PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday March 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl (2015, 352 pages) In the fall of 2009, Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this than beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an uncertain professional future. As she struggled to process what had seemed unthinkable, she turned to the one place that had always provided sanctuary: the kitchen. 

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Yoga Lit Grades K &1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

What happens when you combine music, children’s literature, and yoga? 45 minutes of breath of joy, tree, and giggles! Led by Maxine Stone, certified yoga instructor and long-time educator, this program includes fun breathing techniques, movement and beloved books. For children in grades kindergarten and first. Registration for one class allows child to attend all three. Registration required. A5 A6

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

Back by popular demand!  Children in graes 3 through 5 can explore by designing and printing their own custom cookie cutters!  Due to the time required to print 3D objects, the cookie cutters will not finish printing during the class and participants can pick up their fully printe cookie cutters later in the week. Registration Required A8 A9 A10

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Tuesday March 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 8th Grade Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (1): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 3/27, 4/3 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years, anticipating risky situations and behaviors, providing the support your child needs to thrive. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A Living Landscape with Doug Tallamy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslet Lambton   203-438-2282   
   

Ridgefield Garden Club, Ridgefield Library and the Norwalk River Watershed Association present A Living Landscape: Discovering the Potential of Home and Public Gardens - A Morning With Doug Tallamy, as part of the Garden Club's Annual Conservation Meeting.  

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 88 research publications and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, Insect Ecology, and other courses for 36 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Association. His latest book,The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. 

Dr. Tallamy will share a guide to restoring the little things that run the world. Insect populations have declined 45% globally since 1974. The most alarming part of this statistic is that we don’t seem to care, despite the fact that a world without insects is a world without humans! How do we build landscapes that support pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators and parasitoids which run the ecosystems we depend on? Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants.

This program is free and open to the public.

Please register. 

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_quilt2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 are invited to create individual projects while practicing hand stitching. Registration for one class enables the child to attend all three. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps Series for Starting Your Own Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This five-part workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Attendees are expected to attend all five sessions and those who attend at least four classes will be given a certificate of class completion. Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).

Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Part 1 - Self-Assessment/Business Plan - Tuesday , February 27, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learn about the risks and rewards of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace. The traits of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful  business. The session will also focus on structuring a dynamic business plan.

Part 2 - Marketing Strategy & Research - Tuesday , March 6, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

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

Part 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Learning how to execute successful marketing effort is the core of this presentation that will include interactive attendee worksheets. The use of online-based marketing tools, including website and social media, will be extensively discussed.

Part 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:30 PM

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and walks the participants through the development of a
comprehensive financial plan. The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center-piece of the  discussion.

Part 5 - Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday , March 27, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Learn about the funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q & A with SCORE-mentored, start-up business
entrepreneurs.

Space is limited so please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all five sessions.

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM National Theatre Live in HD: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Wednesday March 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Bridal Wreath by Sigrid Undset (1920; app. 300 pages). The first book in the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy by one of the first female winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Written in the 20th century, the meticulously researched series shines a light on family dynamics, politics, religion and the lives of
women in medieval Norway.

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

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


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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (2): Wednesday afternoons 1:00 - 2:30 PM on 3/28, 4/4 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years, anticipating risky situations and behaviors, providing the support your child needs to thrive. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

 

    Location: Randolph Board Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
lib_bookshelf 4:30 PM  -  5:30 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 Lost in Bermooda by Mike Litwin, then everyone comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  Snacks will be served!  Registration begins Feb. 1.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Registration is required and is for all eight classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
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misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 5th Grade Parent Circle (7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

5th Grade Parent Circle (6): Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

    Location: Town Hall Annex
Thursday March 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:15 AM  -  12:15 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! 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 Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova. Copies of the book will be available to check out from the children's services desk.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (3): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/29, 4/5 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years, anticipating risky situations and behaviors, providing the support your child needs to thrive. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
        There are 13 spaces available.
Friday March 30, 2018 Go To Top
relig_easter Closed for Good Friday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday March 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  5:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

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

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

    Location: The Gallery
Monday April 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Friends of the Library board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Yaun     
   

Friends of the Ridgefield Library monthly board meeting - open to all dues-paying members of the Friends.

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

Children in grades k - 3 drop in to create domino trails then watch the fun when they fall! No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

Jon Elkow and a few other retired accountants are offering FREE tax help to seniors.  Call Jon at 203-438-4288 to make an appointment.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 8th Grade Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (1): Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM on 3/27, 4/3 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years, anticipating risky situations and behaviors, providing the support your child needs to thrive. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
anim_swan 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mother Goose is a language enrichment program for "walkers" ages 1 and 2 years with a caregiver.  Language enrichment activities  include finger plays, music, movement and books of course!   No registration.  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 to a special storytime with an emphasis on prereading skills. Children will enjoy stories while recognizing rhyme, repetition and making predictions.  A craft and short book based film are included.  Registration required. A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

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

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.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 4, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (2): Wednesday afternoons 1:00 - 2:30 PM on 3/28, 4/4 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years, anticipating risky situations and behaviors, providing the support your child needs to thrive. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

 

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Challenge for Grades K - 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 kindergarten 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. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Registration is required and is for all eight classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

This program is made possible thanks to the Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund and is part of the Library's ongoing Making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Imperial Fabergé Eggs with Marina Forbes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Please register

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

5th Grade Parent Circle (6): Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/21, 3/28, 4/4 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street.

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Understanding and parenting your changing adolescent • Establishing and maintaining effective limits • Navigating alcohol & drugs, technology & social media, anxiety, dating and more. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for all three sessions.)

    Location: Town Hall Annex
Thursday April 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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 Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas (1991/2009, 256 pages). Parisian police inspector Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg relies on intuition rather than procedure to solve cases, in this occasionally gory, but often amusing series richly evocative of a France the tourists don’t see.  Only recently issued in English, this first in the series revolves around mysterious circles in blue chalk that appear drawn around objects on the Paris streets – including a dead body. 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_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program 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. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM It's All About Attitude with John Patrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library is pleased to have author John Patrick back for his fourth visit.  In a lively talk called, It’s All About Attitude. John believes many opportunities and problems have their roots in attitude. He also believes the solutions and ways forward are based on attitude. In his revealing talk, John will offer a positive perspective on how an attitude change can reap major improvements. He will weave this theme through his current four books. He will also introduce us to his newest book, Home Attitude: Everything You Need To Know To Make Your Home Smart.

John R. Patrick is president of Attitude LLC and former Vice President of Internet Technology at IBM. He lived in Ridgefield for more than 30 years. John and his wife Joanne have been active in the community as philanthropists. They currently live in Danbury, CT and Palm Coast, FL. John served on the board of Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) and Founders Hall. He is a trustee at OCLC, Inc. and a director at Keeeb, Inc. John has degrees in electrical engineering, management, law, and health administration. John’s current books are:

Net Attitude: What it is, How to Get it, and Why it is More Important Than Ever (2016); Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare (2015); Election Attitude - How Internet Voting Leads to a Stronger Democracy (2016). Learn more about John and his books at johnpatrick.com.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (3): Thursday evenings 7:30 - 9:00 PM on 3/29, 4/5 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years, anticipating risky situations and behaviors, providing the support your child needs to thrive. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
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Friday April 6, 2018 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 but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Protecting Yourself and Your Personal Information Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Ridgefield Library staff and cyber security experts for a seminar about protecting your identity and personal information from theft and misuse.

This program is part of the Founders Hall Seminar Series and is open to all members of Founders Hall. 

No registration.

 

    Location: Founders Hall
Saturday April 7, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM 11th Annual New England School Scrabble Championship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   childrens@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Five 50-minute School SCRABBLE games (played in teams of two) using official NASPA School SCRABBLE Rules (except for age limits) and 2015 School SCRABBLE lexicon (“Cheat Sheet” for study). Players must be in 3rd-12th grade. We will find partners for players who do not have a teammate (or they may play solo). 9th-12th graders may play solo or in teams.

Game play starts at 10:00am, and registration/check-in begins at 9:30 am.

Note: Championship, Intermediate, and Novice divisions will be offered. Prizes for all ages, plus special prizes for high game and high play, and a benefit raffle. Points from this tournament will count toward the 2017-18 NASPA Youth Awards.

Registration is required. Entry materials can be picked up at the Children's Services desk in the Lodewick's Children Library but the entry form and $10 Entry/materials fee  per player must be submitted to Cornelia Guest. Entries close Monday, April 2. NO WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS ON APRIL 7.  Bring a lunch or money to buy food nearby.

Contact: Cornelia Guest at CorneliaSGuest@gmail.com, 914-772-6535

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new six-part series called Poetry By Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer and poetry lover, Andrew Levine.  This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.  “We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us, challenge us, and more,” says Levine. 

Meetings will take place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Randolph Board Room, on February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7 and 21. Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that they would like to learn by heart. 

Andrew Levine has made a professional life in the Arts, through music and theater.  Andrew is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School.

By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all sessions.

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to ROAR Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 and older who are readers are invited to read to ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) Therapy Dogs.  Please register for your child to read for 10 minutes. Children will read based on the order in which they arrive. Registration required.  A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: The Gallery
Monday April 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

Children in grades k - 3 drop in to create domino trails then watch the fun when they fall! No registration. A5 A6 A7

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Registration is required and is for all eight classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

Register here (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 8 sessions)

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    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Art of Retirement - Week 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a three-night series on the many elements of retirement.   Whether you are ready to retire or thirty years from retiring, our three week series is designed to educate and inform you on multiple topics that affect a successful retirement. 

Week 1 - April 10th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • Personal financial planning for pre-retirees and retirees
    • Jim Rankowitz CFP – Financial Advisor – Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Ready For A Change... The Question: Move or Not To Move?
    • Dee Braaten – Real Estate Agent – Keller Williams
  • Assisting your aging parents
    • Alyson Marcucio – Attorney – Chipman Mazzucco Land & Pennarola, LLC

Week 2 - April 17th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • What Retirement Looks Like for You
    • George Ameer – Financial Advisor – Edward Jones Investments
  • Journeys in Retirement
    • Frank Bastone – Pinnacle Trips
  • Social Security: A Critical Part of Retirement Income
    • Chris Ceponis – Investment Advisor – Ceponis Financial Group

Week 3 - April 24th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • 5 things you need to know about Reverse Mortgages
    • Dave Stambone – Senior Mortgage Banker – Total Mortgage
  • Advance Health Care Directives
    • Leslie-Alin Tewes of Tewes Cares - Aging & Disability Care Specialist / Patient Advocate
  • Managing Your Estate
    • Alyson Marcucio – Attorney – Chipman Mazzucco Land & Pennarola, LLC

Registration is recommended for each session.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday April 11, 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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks:Tech Savvy Not Tech Sorry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

This program is part of a new series called Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected, which is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly. Programs are geared to seniors but all are welcome to attend.

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 8 spaces 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
   

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 April 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jon Elkow   203-438-4288   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service

Free tax help is available at the Library on Thursday mornings through April 13 for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Assistance is available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara Elkow at 203-438-4288.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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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 Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Great Grace of Words with Ira Joe Fisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

April is National Poetry Month.  You’re invited to celebrate!  Your Ridgefield Library presents Ira Joe Fisher and The Great Grace of Words.  Some poems you may already know …and a few that are new.  It’s an evening to experience the beauty that is the poem.  Inspiring, enlightening, delighting.  And you’re invited.  We hope you’ll join us!

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Giselle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Friday April 13, 2018 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 but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday April 14, 2018 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.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

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

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

 

Families with children ages 5 and younger will enjoy Amy Rogell's original engaging music.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult.  No registration. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

http://www.amyrogell.com    
    Location: Main Program Room
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Sunday April 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk - Shades of Blues in America - A History of The Blues with Joey Leone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for this concert and program led by music historian and acclaimed guitarist Joey Leone, along with two other musicians covering the history, influence and impact of American blues music through songs, stories and historical facts. 

Joey Leone is a Brooklyn NY native, based in Woodstock Vermont for the past 20 years. He's been a fixture on stage at all of the high profile entertainment venues throughout Killington Ski Resort for several years, and tours the country with his Blues History program, as well as his concert show at festivals and venues across the US.  Over his career, he has toured as a sideman guitar player for many high profile artists including The Coasters, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Chaka Khan, Albert Collins, Etta James, Junior Wells, and many more.  Joey's blues history program is a combo of concert, history, folklore and personal stories from Joey's experiences as a professional touring blues musician. 

Tickets are free thanks to the Friends of the Library and can be picked up on the day of the show starting at 1 p.m.  Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m.

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    Location: Main Program Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Verdi's Luisa Miller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Monday April 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
elect_camera 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Make & Take Camera Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades 3 - 5 are invited to assemble their own cameras that really work! Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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Tuesday April 17, 2018 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.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (4): Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, 4/17, 4/24 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years, anticipating risky situations and behaviors, providing the support your child needs to thrive. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
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 to a special storytime with an emphasis on prereading skills. Children will enjoy stories while recognizing rhyme, repetition and making predictions.  A craft and short book based film are included.  Registration required. A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
z_cust_STEM 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Immersive Storytelling: Virtual Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier   203-438-2282   elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Using professional-grade animation software, students in grades 6-12 will develop their own original immersive universe in which they can explore using VR headsets with the world of computer programming. taught by Alex Gonzalez, Ridgefield Library’s first ever Maker-in-Residence, this is an eight-week immersive workshop.

Registration is required and is for all eight classes. Material is cumulative, so please only register if you are able to attend every session. 

Register here (by registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all 8 sessions)

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Art of Retirement - Week 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a three-night series on the many elements of retirement.   Whether you are ready to retire or thirty years from retiring, our three week series is designed to educate and inform you on multiple topics that affect a successful retirement. 

Week 1 - April 10th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • Personal financial planning for pre-retirees and retirees
    • Jim Rankowitz CFP – Financial Advisor – Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Ready For A Change... The Question: Move or Not To Move?
    • Dee Braaten – Real Estate Agent – Keller Williams
  • Assisting your aging parents
    • Alyson Marcucio – Attorney – Chipman Mazzucco Land & Pennarola, LLC

Week 2 - April 17th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • What Retirement Looks Like for You
    • George Ameer – Financial Advisor – Edward Jones Investments
  • Journeys in Retirement
    • Frank Bastone – Pinnacle Trips
  • Social Security: A Critical Part of Retirement Income
    • Chris Ceponis – Investment Advisor – Ceponis Financial Group

Week 3 - April 24th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • 5 things you need to know about Reverse Mortgages
    • Dave Stambone – Senior Mortgage Banker – Total Mortgage
  • Advance Health Care Directives
    • Leslie-Alin Tewes of Tewes Cares - Aging & Disability Care Specialist / Patient Advocate
  • Managing Your Estate
    • Alyson Marcucio – Attorney – Chipman Mazzucco Land & Pennarola, LLC

Registration is recommended for each session.

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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
   

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (2016, 416 pages). A compulsively readable debut novel about
marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream - the unforgettable story of a young
Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. Winner of the
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The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month. New readers are always welcome!  

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Bubble Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Reading! Art! Friends! Crafts! 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:       Copies of the book will be available to check out from the children's services desk.A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 4, 5 & 6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 4 - 6 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 & 8 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

    Location: Throughout Library
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday April 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

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

Enter the wizarding world! Readers in fourth through seventh grade can join us as we read, craft, and trivia-battle our way through the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. This month we’ll be discussing the whole of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and playing Sorcerer’s Stone trivia. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM LGBTQ: Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Identity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
Friday April 20, 2018 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 but all ages are welcome.  No registration A2 A3 A4 A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday April 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Ridgefield Library will offer a new six-part series called Poetry By Heart led by musician, educator, theater producer and poetry lover, Andrew Levine.  This program is for anyone who has the desire to know a poem by heart and share it with others in an intimate and non-intimidating setting.  “We will form a community of those that love poems spoken aloud and love the inquiry into the very individual and particular poems that have the power to move us, comfort us, challenge us, and more,” says Levine. 

Meetings will take place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Randolph Board Room, on February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7 and 21. Attendees should come to each session with a poem they already know or with one that they would like to learn by heart. 

Andrew Levine has made a professional life in the Arts, through music and theater.  Andrew is currently the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC. Earlier in his career he was a practicing musician and music director for the theater, and an educator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hartt School.

By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all sessions.

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

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

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

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

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

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday April 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman (2016, 304 pages) This unique culinary history of America looks at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat. The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population which makes for a continually changing culinary landscape. Historical gastronomist Lohman suggests that American food is united by eight flavors: black pepper, vanilla, curry powder, chili powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and Sriracha. She explores how these influential ingredients made their way to the American table.

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
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elect_camera 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Make & Take Camera Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in Grades 3 - 5 are invited to assemble their own cameras that really work! Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday April 24, 2018 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.  A1 A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 8th Grade Parent Circle (4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

8th Grade Parent Circle (4): Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, 4/17, 4/24 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Maintaining connection and influence during the high school years, anticipating risky situations and behaviors, providing the support your child needs to thrive. 

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Randolph Board 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 to a special storytime with an emphasis on prereading skills. Children will enjoy stories while recognizing rhyme, repetition and making predictions.  A craft and short book based film are included.  Registration required. A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to learn to play competively with Scrabble master, Cornelia Guest.  No registration. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Art of Retirement - Week 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting a three-night series on the many elements of retirement.   Whether you are ready to retire or thirty years from retiring, our three week series is designed to educate and inform you on multiple topics that affect a successful retirement. 

Week 1 - April 10th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • Personal financial planning for pre-retirees and retirees
    • Jim Rankowitz CFP – Financial Advisor – Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Ready For A Change... The Question: Move or Not To Move?
    • Dee Braaten – Real Estate Agent – Keller Williams
  • Assisting your aging parents
    • Alyson Marcucio – Attorney – Chipman Mazzucco Land & Pennarola, LLC

Week 2 - April 17th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • What Retirement Looks Like for You
    • George Ameer – Financial Advisor – Edward Jones Investments
  • Journeys in Retirement
    • Frank Bastone – Pinnacle Trips
  • Social Security: A Critical Part of Retirement Income
    • Chris Ceponis – Investment Advisor – Ceponis Financial Group

Week 3 - April 24th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • 5 things you need to know about Reverse Mortgages
    • Dave Stambone – Senior Mortgage Banker – Total Mortgage
  • Advance Health Care Directives
    • Leslie-Alin Tewes of Tewes Cares - Aging & Disability Care Specialist / Patient Advocate
  • Managing Your Estate
    • Alyson Marcucio – Attorney – Chipman Mazzucco Land & Pennarola, LLC

Registration is recommended for each session.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday April 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (1945; 315 pages). Posted in 1943 to a country estate commandeered for the war effort, Charles Ryder reminisces about his relationship with the wealthy Marchmain family who owns Brideshead, allowing the author to dissect the lives of the British upper classes and comment on a range of social and moral issues, from homosexuality to religion.

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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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_bookshelf 4:00 PM  -  5:30 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 Ruby Lu Brave and True by Lenore Look, then everyone comes to have a lively discussion with Sonta.  Snacks will be served!  Registration begins March 1.  Pick up your copy of the book at the children's services desk. Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Mobile Moveable Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 create their own mobile!  Inspired by Alexander Calder, participants will learn about balance and movement as an art form.  Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Thursday April 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Women and Money Round-table Discussion: How To Build Your Investment Portfolio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Keys to Building Your Investment Portfolio

Building and managing a portfolio involves understanding and managing risk.  We will share the secrets of portfolio construction and discuss asset allocation, investment styles, diversification and risk.  Most important, we will show you how to put it all together to create a custom blueprint that meets your goals and tames your fears.

Julia Strayer, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is the Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor or Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President, Private Banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill Lynch. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today. Julia has hosted women roundtable discussions throughout her career. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® is a Financial Analyst. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2012 and is a graduate of Fairfield University. She coordinates and monitors investment strategies and planning services for clients.

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Time for 3s & 4s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A special time for children ages 3 and 4.   Age appropriate stories will be shared with an emphasis on encouraging prereading skills. Sing some silly songs and enjoy a short book based film. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Independent children may attend alone but caregivers need to remain in the Children's Library. No registration.I A3 A4

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Friday April 27, 2018 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 but all ages are welcome.  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 and meets on the last Friday of the month.

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Saturday April 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages. Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   2032482282   childrens@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Family Game Day will meet monthly on the fourth Saturday of each month and is an afternoon drop-in program for families with children aged 4 and up.  The Library invites families to choose from the Library’s selection of family games—Monster Chase, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Slamwich and more—to enjoy. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_filmproj 12:55 PM  -  4:15 PM Met Opera Live in HD: Massenet's Cendrillon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday April 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for children of all ages.  Parent or caregivers are expected to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 1, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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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 to a special storytime with an emphasis on prereading skills. Children will enjoy stories while recognizing rhyme, repetition and making predictions.  A craft and short book based film are included.  Registration required. A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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
   

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday May 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk - The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold with Joyce Malcolm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an Author Talk with historian Joyce Lee Malcolm as she discusses her just-released book The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold.

Proud and talented, history now remembers this conflicted man solely through the lens of his last desperate act of treason. Yet the fall of Benedict Arnold remains one of the Revolutionary period’s great puzzles. Why did a brilliant military commander, who repeatedly risked his life fighting the British, who was grievously injured in the line of duty, and fell into debt personally funding his own troops, ultimately became a traitor to the patriot cause?

Joyce Lee Malcolm unravels the man behind the myth and gives us a portrait of the true Arnold and his world. There was his dramatic victory against the British at Saratoga in 1777 and his troubled childhood in a pre-revolutionary America beset with class tension and economic instability. We witness his brilliant wartime military exploits and learn of his contentious relationship with a newly formed and fractious Congress, fearful of powerful military leaders, like Arnold, who could threaten the nation’s fragile democracy.

Throughout, Malcolm weaves in portraits of Arnold’s great allies, George Washington, General Schuyler, his beautiful and beloved wife Peggy Shippen, and others, as well as his unrelenting enemy John Adams, British General Clinton, and master spy John Andre. 

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

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday May 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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
   

Dick Francis’s Damage by Felix Francis (2014, 368 pages). Picking up his father’s mantle, Felix Francis here delivers a compelling and original tale in which British Horseracing Authority investigator Jefferson Hinckley tackles a high-profile murder that takes place at the Cheltenham race festival and uncovers a massive horse-doping scheme. Also available as an audiobook on CD. 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
Friday May 4, 2018 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 May 4-6
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 May 11-14
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
Saturday May 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books only May 4-6
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 May 11-14
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_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Capturing Creativity with Julia Strayer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Open to all writers (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) at any level of experience

Creativity is that elusive flutter of light at the edge of your vision that disappears when you look directly at it. Even if you’re quiet and sneak up, it often winks out before you can grab it. But there are a few secrets to tapping into your creativity.

This two-hour generative workshop goes beyond “writing prompts” to help you, through carefully constructed and completely playful constraints, discover aspects of your writing you didn’t know were there. 

Please register.

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
       
 
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to ROAR Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 and older who are readers are invited to read to ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) Therapy Dogs.  Please register for your child to read for 10 minutes. Children will read based on the order in which they arrive. Registration required.  A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
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Sunday May 6, 2018 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 May 4-6
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 May 11-14
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 May 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Friends of the Library board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Yaun     
   

Friends of the Ridgefield Library monthly board meeting - open to all dues-paying members of the Friends.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday May 8, 2018 Go To Top
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 to a special storytime with an emphasis on prereading skills. Children will enjoy stories while recognizing rhyme, repetition and making predictions.  A craft and short book based film are included.  Registration required. A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_book_signing 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Create with Cursive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to explore the world of writing in script!  All lower case letters will be practiced along with capital letters beginning each child's name. Children need to try to attend all of the classes for 6 weeks to ensure progress.  A small amount of at home practice will be required.  Children will need enthusiasum to learn this new skill.  Registration for one class enables children to attent all 6. Registration required. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday May 9, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: Get Up and Get Moving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

in Get Up and Get Moving Dawn DeCosta of Tech Savvy discusses using different applications for nutrition (weight loss, blood sugar counts, water intake), fitness (walking, tai chi) and the newest trend wearable technology (Fit Bits and Apple Watch). It’s where exercise technology is headed ..

This program is part of a new series called Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected, which is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly. Programs are geared to seniors but all are welcome to attend.

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM High School Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

High School Parent Circle (1): Wednesday afternoons 1:00 - 2:30 PM on 5/9, 5/16 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Parties and party culture, balancing autonomy and risk management, positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs, anxiety management.

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday May 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

One Summer: 1927 by Bill Bryson

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM High School Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

High School Parent Circle (2): Thursday evenings, 7:30 - 9:00, 5/10, 5/17 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Parties and party culture, balancing autonomy and risk management, positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs, anxiety management.

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Town Hall Annex
        There are 15 spaces available.
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Friday May 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale May 11-14

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
Saturday May 12, 2018 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.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

General Sale May 11-14

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
 
lib_book_pencil 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Performance Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Performance poetry – aka “slam” or spoken-word poetry – combines the creativity of writing life-exploring poems with the chutzpah of performing them! This group of teen poets will perform locally…compete in slams…read at open mics…and audition for the Connecticut Brave New Voices team. Or, just come and share your freshest work with a group of like-minded writers. All poets aged 13-19 are welcome! The group will meet each Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:00, in the library’s Randolph Room through May 12. 

Advisor Barb Jennes is a poet and recently retired Ridgefield English teacher. For over a decade, she facilitated annual slams for her students, many of whom are continuing to hone their competitive performance poetry skills in this group.

No registration required.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Sunday May 13, 2018 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     
   

General Sale May 11-14

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 May 14, 2018 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     
   

General Sale May 11-14

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
Tuesday May 15, 2018 Go To Top
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 to a special storytime with an emphasis on prereading skills. Children will enjoy stories while recognizing rhyme, repetition and making predictions.  A craft and short book based film are included.  Registration required. A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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 Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (2017, 384 pages). Explores the lives of a Chinese
mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. A powerful story about a family, separated by
circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a
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The Critics' Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month. New readers are always welcome!  

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

Or click the link below to find general information about the group. 
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    Location: Randolph Board Rm
Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM High School Parent Circle (1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

High School Parent Circle (1): Wednesday afternoons 1:00 - 2:30 PM on 5/9, 5/16 @ Ridgefield Library

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Parties and party culture, balancing autonomy and risk management, positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs, anxiety management.

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday May 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 - 12002   cbmiller@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. Registration for one class enables you to attend all 6.T A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM High School Parent Circle (2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

High School Parent Circle (2): Thursday evenings, 7:30 - 9:00, 5/10, 5/17 @ Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street

Join us for one of our facilitated education and discussion groups for parents at key transition points.  Topics to be discussed include: • Parties and party culture, balancing autonomy and risk management, positive and negative indicators of teen functioning and warning signs, anxiety management.

There are six 5th Grade Parent Circles to choose from (3 sessions each), four 8th Grade Parent Circles (2 sessions each) and two High School Parent Circles (2 sessions each). Choose a circle that fits your child's grade and your own schedule!  

Click here to see all of the Parent Circles being offered.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse. For information contact Doug Barile, LMFT at dougbarile@comcast.net.

Please register here (by registering for session 1 you are automatically registered for both sessions.)

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

Kesra Hoffman Artist's exhibtion. PVA

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

Artist's reception for Kesra Hoffman. PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday May 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ridgefield Folk with Front Country Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an afternoon of music with the band Front Country.

What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband roots. Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called "passionately intoxicating" and "orchestral" and Melody's bluesy vocals have been described as "rafter-shaking”. 

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

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

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

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



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

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Food For Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every other month, excluding December. Note: May's meeting is a week earlier because of the Memorial Day holiday.

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

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday May 22, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM National Theatre Live in HD: Macbeth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ridgefield Playhouse   203-438-5795   
   

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Wednesday May 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Candide by Voltaire (1759; app. 200 pages). Written in response to the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, Voltaire’s masterpiece of history, philosophy and coming-of-age story has been much mentioned in our current time of natural disasters and other catastrophes. Through the misadventures of the optimistic youth Candide, Voltaire gives the lie to the maxim that “All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.” If possible, please read the Theo Cuffe translation.

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Thursday May 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk - Connecticut Icons with Charles Monagan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as author Charles Monagan discusses a colorful new edition of "Connecticut Icons" published by Globe Pequot. He will cover many Connecticut icons in this talk from Sleeping Giant, the Merritt Parkway and the USS Nautilus to hot lobster rolls, Wiffle Balls and Pepperidge Farm bread. His presentation encourages audience participation, most notably through a Connecticut Icons Quiz. 

Charles Monagan has been a writer and editor since 1972, when he graduated from Dartmouth College. His work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and from 1989 to 2013 he was the editor of Connecticut Magazine. In 1997, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Reporting from the national City and Regional Magazine Association. In 2012, he received the Connecticut Press Club’s Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Journalism, a lifetime award.

Monagan is the author of 10 books, including The Neurotic’s HandbookThe Reluctant Naturalist, and How to Get a Monkey into Harvard. Additionally, he wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Mad Bomber, which was produced in 2011 and won first place in the Academy for New Musical Theatre’s 2012 international Search for New Musicals.

Monagan’s most recent books are Carrie Welton (2016), a novel, which was a semifinalist for the international J.J. Bennetts Award for historical fiction, and Connecticut Icons (2017). He lives in Middlebury, Connecticut with his wife, Marcia.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday May 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

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

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

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

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

 

Ridgefield Playhouse website    
    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday May 27, 2018 Go To Top
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Monday May 28, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday May 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Take down Kesra Hoffman exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday June 2, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dog1 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to ROAR Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 4 and older who are readers are invited to read to ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) Therapy Dogs.  Please register for your child to read for 10 minutes. Children will read based on the order in which they arrive. Registration required.  A4 A5 A6 A7 A8

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Monday June 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Friends of the Library board meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Yaun     
   

Friends of the Ridgefield Library monthly board meeting - open to all dues-paying members of the Friends.

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday June 5, 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
   

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga with Valerie Rich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday June 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Death of a Gossip by M.C. Beaton (1985, 179 pages). The murder of a nasty gossip columnist attending a local fishing school is the first case for mild-mannered yet determined Police Constable Hamish MacBeth, who investigates murders in the Scottish village of Lochdubh in a series that combines the cozy flavor of Agatha Christie with wry humor and lots of local color. Also available as a downloadable audiobook from hoopla.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
Saturday June 9, 2018 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.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday June 13, 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
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Tricks: iPhone Photos and Camera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

IPhones take great pictures! In this class you will learn the features of the camera application and learn to take a great photo and video. We will also explore the Photo app and learn to organize, share and edit all the beautiful photos you will be taking.

This program is part of a new series called Tech Tricks: Classes to Keep You Current and Connected, which is made possible thanks to the Paul and Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly. Programs are geared to seniors but all are welcome to attend.

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
Thursday June 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Founders Hall Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

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
Tuesday June 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey (2016, 232 pages). In the winter of 1885, Colonel Allen
Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition to the vast, untamed Alaska Territory, leaving behind Sophie, his
newly pregnant wife. On her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under social restrictions, not knowing that the
winter will require as much of her as it does her husband. In this atmospheric tale of adventure, love, and survival, the
truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives. L

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

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

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

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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday June 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

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

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2018 between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday June 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad (1907; 245 pages). Things turn out to be not quite that simple after all for London shopkeeper (and secret agent) Mr. Verloc when he gets embroiled in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory.

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Friday June 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
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Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of the month.

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Tuesday July 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
   

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_usflag Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Thursday July 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A Drink before the War by Dennis Lehane (1994, 267 pages). PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find a missing cleaning woman suspected of stealing sensitive documents and find themselves mixed up with gang rivalry, extortion, child prostitution, and assassination in this debut of the extremely popular “Boston noir” series. 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
Monday July 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 11, 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
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Saturday July 14, 2018 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.  If the weather is bad they may meet to discuss their work at the Library.

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

Title TBA

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Friday July 27, 2018 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
   
Title TBA

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Thursday August 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Rindfleisch   203-438-2282   mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo (2009, 336 pages). Kate Burkholder grew up as a member of an Amish community in Ohio, but left home and heritage after a traumatic incident in her teens.  Now she has returned to Painters Mill 16 years later as a cursing, gun-toting police chief investigating the many dark secrets beneath the façade of the insular community, including one that affects her own family. 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
Tuesday August 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers