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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 - Recent Paintings - "Cycles of Light," gouache landscape paintings. Kesra, a native of Middletown, Maryland has been painting landscapes of her home and travels since 1996. Growing up in an area rich with farmland and forests cultivated within her a passion for the natural world. Kesra works mostly in gouache, acrylic, and most recently charcoal. Her paintings portray the rich colors, dramatic moods and cohesive shapes of the water, landforms and skies reflective of her worldwide travels.PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Thursday May 24, 2018 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Spring Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver may drop in any time between 10:30 - 12:00 or 2:00 -3:30 to make spring crafts. Adults are required to stay with their children.  A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Preschool Spring Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver may drop in any time between 10:30 - 12:00 or 2:00 -3:30 to make spring crafts. Adults are required to stay with their children.  A3 A4 A5

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

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
anim_beaver 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Zoobreak! Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in second and third grade are invited to explore the animal kingdom with fun and crafts! Learn about extreme environments, amazing evolution, and animals in your own backyard in this two-part series.  Registration required. A7 A8

    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 12 spaces available.
 
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
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 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
 
misc_none 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
   
Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations by David Ferry

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
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 3D Printing Orientation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
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. Parents or caregivers are encouraged 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 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 last 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 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

 

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    Location: Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday May 27, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday May 28, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war_x Closed for Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday May 29, 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  -  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)
 
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 CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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
Wednesday May 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Take down Kesra Hoffman exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
anim_dino01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wild Things Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Ms. Kristina for an active storytime with songs, dance and stories! This storytime is geared towards toddlers, but is open to all ages. No registration.

    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
 
anim_monkey2 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Zoobreak! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in fourth and fifth grades are invited to explore the animal kingdom, with fun and crafts!  Learn about extreme environments, amazing evolution, and animals in your own backyard in this two-part series.  Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Instagram 101 for Business with Kate Fitzpatrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 If you've been thinking of using Instagram to promote your business, join us for a basic overview on how, when and why to work Instagram into your social media savvy as well as the difference between a personal and business profile. 

Please register.

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    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
       
Thursday May 31, 2018 Go To Top
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
 
anim_beaver 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Zoobreak! Jr. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kids in second and third grade are invited to explore the animal kingdom with fun and crafts! Learn about extreme environments, amazing evolution, and animals in your own backyard in this two-part series.  Registration required. A7 A8

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Health of Long Island Sound by Soundkeeper, Bill Lucey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

This talk by Bill Lucey will give an update on the health of Long Island sound and give background on the Soundkeeper Movement, how pollution impacts the Sound, and how we are monitoring water quality to track progress. Lucey, a Wilton native who took over as Soundkeeper last year, is a fish and wildlife biologist, a former commercial fisherman, and an experienced advocate. Most recently, he served as project manager for the Kauai Invasive Species Committee at the Research Corporation University of Hawaii. After three decades of conservation work across North America, he decided the time was right to bring his expertise back to benefit Long Island Sound. In addition to regular patrols, the Soundkeeper, now part of Save the Sound, acts an advocate, organizer, and resource. This program is co-sponsored by the Library and the Norwalk River Watershed Association.

If you would like to attend the NRWA annual meeting to be held before the event please arrive by 6:30 PM.

Please register. 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 1, 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  -  2:30 PM Finding Foundation and Corporate Grants with Susan Shiroma Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Are you new to the field of grantseeking?

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course led by Susan Shiroma from the Foundation Center in New York City.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • Learn the difference in funder motivations between private foundations and corporate giving
  • How do you identify potential foundation and corporate funders and make the first approach.
  • Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional to find private foundations and corporate prospects.

Please register.  FCCC

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday June 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Understanding and Addressing Anxiety in Your Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Understanding and Addressing Anxiety in Your Child: Methods that Really Work! 

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with children with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. This is a positive and empowering workshop for parents with children of all ages who have anxiety. Dr. Mary Murphy and Liz Driscoll Jorgensen will address the data behind what works and will teach basic skills parents can use to help soothe their child's anxiety.

The program will:
• Explain the unique presentations of anxiety in children with LD and ADHD
• Explain the efficacy of non-medication interventions that help with intense symptoms
• How to distinguish between anxiety and ADHD symptoms, and what to do
• Present and teach evidence based skills and technology assisted help to work with your child to manage anxiety
• Focus on a positive "how to" set of skills parents can employ right away to help

About Our Speakers:

Elizabeth Jorgensen has 26 years experience as apsychotherapist and a nationally recognized expert in substance abuse counseling, engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change.

Dr. Mary Murphy is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in counseling, executive functioning/academic
coaching, and biofeedback.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.

Register for this free program at: AnxietySolutions.eventbrite.com

    Location: Main 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 multi-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 March 10, 24, April 7, 21, May 5, 19 and June 2 and 16. 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. Parents or caregivers are encouraged 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
   
Sunday June 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Connecticut in World War I with Christine Pittsley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come learn about what Connecticut was like during World War One.

Known as the “Arsenal of the Nation” it is said that Connecticut factories produced more than a third of all small arms munitions used by the Allied Forces. Yet Connecticut played other roles as well, ones that are just now being revealed.

Join Christine Pittsley from the Connecticut State Library’s “Remembering World War One” project to explore what was happening here on the home front as our soldiers fought in the trenches. Learn about how our war governor Marcus Holcomb prepared the state for war and how Connecticut’s Council of Defense became one of the largest and most effective in the nation. From Liberty Loan campaigns and victory gardens to local soldiers and nurses on the front lines learn about the ways Connecticut contributed to winning the war.

This program is presented by Keeler Tavern Museum and the Ridgefield Library and is part of Ridgefield Remembers WWI, a town-wide commemoration of the 100th anniversarry of the end of World War I.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
lib_book_pencil 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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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Monday June 4, 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 encouraged 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  -  10:00 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 1:30 PM  -  10:00 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: Main Program Room
Tuesday June 5, 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
 
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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Repertory in American Theater Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Thrown Stone Theater Company and Ridgefield Library in association with Theatre Communications Group present Repertory in American Theatre, moderated by Rob Weinert-Kendt, American Theatre Editor-in-Chief 

Rob Kendt will speak about the creative benefits, production challenges, and audience experience of repertory theatre, followed by a panel and audience discussion with Melody Libonati, Artistic Director of Summer Theatre of New Canaan; Michael Bradford, Artistic Director of Connecticut Rep; Jason Peck & Jonathan Winn, Co-Artistic Directors of Thrown Stone; Dale Rose, Associate Artistic Director of Connecticut Repertory Theater and Fufan Zhang, Scenic Design alum from Yale School of Drama .

“Repertory theatre is an enormous undertaking,” says Jason Peck, Co-Artistic Director of Thrown stone, “but seeing the audience experience the magic of multiple productions in the same space — often on the same day — makes all of that intense, collaborative work worthwhile. It demands precision, stamina, and iron will, but for a theatre artist, it doesn’t get any better.”

“The word ‘repertory’ appears in many theatre names, but the actual practice of rotating rep is relatively rare,” says Kendt. “As an article in American Theatre a few years back demonstrated, those who do rep are committing to a ceaseless, Sisyphean athletic challenge, a theatrical triathlon—but those who’ve had the privilege to witness excellent rep in action are converts to its unique iterative splendors. I both understand why it’s such a daunting heavy lift, and why it can be more than worth the effort.”

Wine, cheese and informal discussion to follow the program. Please register.

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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
   

The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan.  Please note this book will be discussed over two months. The second half will be discussed on June 5 from page 248 to the end. 

“With eloquence, verve and understanding, Eugene Rogan rightly reminds us that the world, and the Arabs themselves, need to remember the past if we are to build a better relationship between the Arab world and the West. If we are to avoid making the same mistakes again and again, we need to know Arab history from its many high points to its low ones. I can think of no better guide for this crucially important journey than The Arabs.” Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919 and Nixon and Mao.

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.

Copies are available for loan from the Circulation Desk but the if you prefer to buy a copy the latest edition of the paperback (November 2017) is updated and has an additional chapter 15 "The Arabs in the 21st Century."

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 6, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Moving to the Beat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

With guitar in hand, Robert Markowitz will engage children ages 2 - 5 in old favorites and contempory music.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration.  SP 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
       
 
anim_turtle 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Christine's Critters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Animal enthusiasts in kindergarten through fifth grade and accompanying adults are invited to a special program with Christine Peyreigne, licensed falconer and wildlife rehabilitator. Meet live reptiles and birds of prey, and learn all about these fascinating animals! No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Trivial Pursuit Italian Style with Author Carla Gambescia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Test your knowledge and discover surprising new facts and insights about “The Boot.” An edu-taining evening for those curious about (or already in amore with) Italy and its cultural and culinary gifts. Carla Gambescia author of La Dolce Vita University – a unique lifestyle compendium of all things Italian: food, wine, history, art, film, style, and more – will be our MC.

Carla created the Giro del Gelato bicycle tour, winner of Outside magazine’s “Best Trip in Western Europe". Join us and bring your “Inner Italian”! 

This program is co-sponsored by Books on the Common.  Copies of La Dolce Vita University will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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
 
food_turnip 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM DIY Tiny Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Gardeners in second through fifth grade will plant mint seeds and scallion cuttings to take home and grow into delicious full plants! Registration required. A7 A8 A9 A10

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intro to GIMP for Image Editing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282   
   

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

Registration required.

 

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parisian Charm School with Author Jamie Cat Callan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Discover what French women know about embracing that irresistible joie de vivre

In our hectic lives, it’s hard to stay connected to what makes us feel most alive—our beauty, confidence, uniqueness, and personal style.  Happily, French women know the secrets to cultivating that lifelong je ne sais quoi and author Jamie Cat Callan shares those secrets with you in Parisian Charm School. 

From savoring the everyday beauty around you to engaging in captivating conversations, playing dress-up, dancing the tango, hosting impromptu dinner parties and picnics under the stars--and of course mastering the art of French flirting--the lively and inspiring lessons in this “syllabus” will help you rediscover your beautiful, fierce, romantic engaging best self to attract the best of everything into your life.

Class is in session!

Jamie Cat Callan is the author of the recently released Parisian Charm School (Penguin Random House).  She is also the author of the bestselling books French Women Don’t Sleep AloneBonjour, Happiness! and Ooh La La! French Women’s Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day. Her books have been published in twenty-one countries and have been featured in major magazines, including The New York TimesVanity Fair, and Time. Jamie makes her home in New York’s Hudson Valley at La Belle Farm, where she and her husband have created a little bit of France and grow lavender, sunflowers and produce their own brand of French sparkling apple cider.

This Author Talk is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on teh Common.  Copies of Parisian Charm School will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 8, 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 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
 
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. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's 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
 
lib_book_pencil 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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 June 11, 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 encouraged 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 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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misc_none 8:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Arts Council Generator Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Generator is a network of creative individuals who live and work near the community of Ridgefield, Connecticut. Each month, artists, writers and performers gather with the goal of learning, sharing, and networking with others to enhance both their creative process and their careers. Meet Ups will feature innovative speakers, arts demonstrations and presentations geared toward the creative community. The Generator is organized by the Ridgefield Arts Council.

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday June 12, 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
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Shadow Puppet Workshop Grades K & 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first are invited to make their own paper cut puppets come alive in a workshop all about shadow puppets. Registration required. SP A5 A6

    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  -  7:45 PM We Got Games: Table-top Gaming for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
We Got Games!  Monthly Table-top Gaming Meet-up for Adults and Teens
Every second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:45 PM
 
We Got Games is a tabletop gaming meet-up for adults and teens that will meet on the second Tuesday of each month thorough May. The Library has a collection of games - Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Machi Koro to name a few - from which to choose, or attendees are welcome to bring a game to play! All skill levels are welcome!
No registration.
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk - Feast:True Love In and Out of the Kitchen with Hannah Howard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hannah Howard is a writer, food expert, and the author of Feast: True Love In and Out of the Kitchen, a compulsively readable memoir about a woman at war with herself, her body, and food – all while working her way through the underbelly of New York's glamorous culinary scene. Howard unflinchingly examines her lifelong struggles with food and eating disorders, gendered power dynamics in the workplace, and our obsession with rarified food. Experiencing anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating throughout her youth, Howard used food and her weight as she posits many women do: to measure her self-worth, her willpower, her place in the world. Howard's work has been published in New York Magazine, VICE, and Self. She also mentors women recovering from eating disorders by helping them build happy, healthy relationships with food and themselves. She lives in New York City.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday June 13, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Moving to the Beat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

With guitar in hand, Robert Markowitz will engage children ages 2 - 5 in old favorites and contempory music.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration.  SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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 4 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
 
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 through fifth grade. This month we're discussing Bone Volume 1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith.  Visit the Children's Library to pick up a copy of the book! Registration required. A8 A9

    Location: Kellen Family 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
   
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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
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 & 8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauguier   203-438-2282 - 11004   elgauguier@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: Throughout Library
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Tiger Woods with Jeff Benedict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Books on the Common and Ridgefield Library present an author talk with Jeff Benedict who will discuss his bookTiger Woods, which he co-wrote with Armen Keteyian. Golf Magazine described the book as "a searing biograhphy of golf's most blazing talent." 

“Meticulously reported, scrupulously fair, endlessly interesting, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian’s Tiger Woods reveals the human being long-hidden behind the golf genius. The story of Tiger’s passage from driven prodigy, to lonely hero, to disgraced celebrity is compelling, and often poignant, from first page to last.” —Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress

Until now, there has never been a 360-degree comprehensive account of Tiger’s life, one that closely examines his roots and the vital role his parents played in his epic rise, fall, and return. Benedict and Keteyian set out to deliver something fresh and revealing, a complete human portrait of a true, albeit reluctant, American idol. Tiger Woods is that portrait.Over a three-year period, Benedict and Keteyian conducted more than four hundred interviews with over 250 people from every corner of Tiger’s life, including scores of people who have never previously been interviewed. From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We are reminded, time and time again, of Woods's singular greatness and the exhiliration we felt watching an athletic genius dominating his sport for nearly twenty years. But at what cost? Tiger Woods provides the answers in this extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend--and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come. HS

Jeff Benedict is a New York Times bestselling author, a special features writer for Sports Illustrated, and a television and film producer. He has also written for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and his stories have been the basis for segments on 60 Minutes, 20/20, 48 Hours, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, the NFL Network, HBO Real Sports, CNN, and the Discovery Channel. He has written fifteen books, including the New York Times bestselling autobiography of Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young. He lives with his wife and four children in Connecticut.

Armen Keteyian is a CBS News correspondent based in New York and a longtime contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes. An eleven-time Emmy Award winner, he is widely regarded as one of the finest investigative journalists in the country. A former writer-reporter at Sports Illustrated, he is also the author or coauthor of ten previous books, including the New York Times bestsellers Raw Recruits and The System. Born and raised in Michigan, he now lives with his wife, Dede, in Fairfield, Connecticut, and San Clemente, California.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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. Open to members of Founders Hall only.LS

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change with Mary Beth Pfeiffer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mary Beth Pfeiffer will discuss her new book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.

Pfeiffer has been a journalist for four decades. In the last five years, she has emerged as the nation's leading investigative reporter on Lyme disease, attracting national and international attention and winning seven awards for her groundbreaking articles. Judges who awarded her the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award called her articles, "Exhaustively reported...a great example of explanatory journalism on a matter of public health concern using both well-chosen expert sources and ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances.”

A graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Pfeiffer began her career at the Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance, her hometown newspaper. She reported for 30 years for the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal, a small daily newspaper that supported her research.

Pfeiffer’s articles have been underwritten by the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Kaiser Family Foundation for Health, and the Open Society Institute, which named her a Soros Justice Media Fellow in 2004. The fellowship led to the publication in 2007 of her first book, “Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy ofthe Criminalized Mentally Ill,” which has been acclaimed as a testament to the inhumanity of prison solitary confinement. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, Village Voice, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Hartford Courant, Des Moines Register, Newsday, and USA Weekend magazine. 

 She resides on a country lane in Ulster County, N.Y., with her husband, Robert Miraldi, an author and journalism professor.

This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Lyme Connection and Books on the Common. Copies of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 15, 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 June 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. Parents or caregivers are encouraged 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 Lynn Lewis Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Lynn Lewis will bring a favorite children's celebrity when she performs her concert guaranteed to delight the preschool crowd.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
Sunday June 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ridgefield Remembers: WW1 Family Day at Keeler Tavern Museum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

All programs for this day will take place at Keeler Tavern between 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. Free Admission. For more information and a calendar of events, please visit this link:

http://www.keelertavernmuseum.org/events/76/ridgefield-remembers-wwi-family-day/

 

 

    Location: Offsite
 
lib_book_pencil 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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 June 18, 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 encouraged 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  -  1:30 PM Friends of the Library 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
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Indian Classical Dance with Dr. Francis Babroza and Rema Subramanian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Please join Dr. Francis Babroza and Rema Subramanian on a journey to the magical world of Indian classical dance, Bharathanatyam. Learn the history, current significance, hand gestures, fundamental steps and language of this form of dance. Bharathanatyam dance expresses religious themes and spiritual ideas and traces it origins to the ancient Sanscrit text. Bharathanatyam dance may be one of the oldest classical dance traditions in India. The dance has traditionally been a form of an interpretive narration of mythical legends and spiritual ideas from the Hindu texts. Modern stage productions of Bharatanatyam may incorporate technical performances and pure dance based on non-religious ideas and fusion themes.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday June 19, 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
 
lib_bookflipping 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Page Masters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Welcome to our new book club for 4th to 6th grade readers! Read the book, then join us for snacks and discussion. Registration required.

This month we're reading Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat. Visit the Children's Library to pick up a copy of the book! A9 A 10

 

 

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Shadow Puppet Workshop Grades 2 & 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 & 3 are invited to make their own puppets by cutting silhouettes and perform short skits with the shadow theater.  Registration required. A7 A8

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces 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 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.

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 4:30 AM  -  5:30 AM 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, 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
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Moving to the Beat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

With guitar in hand, Robert Markowitz will engage children ages 2 - 5 in old favorites and contempory music.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration.  SP 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
Thursday June 21, 2018 Go To Top
nat_lightning2 4:30 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 Chamber of Secrets, and playing Chamber of Secrets trivia.  Registration required.  A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Travels with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Armchair Travels with Toni McKeen - In this fascinating series of 4 illustrated lectures, Toni McKeen will share with you her travel experiences in four exotic locations.  Please note the programs start at 6:30 PM in the Main Program Room on the Lower 

Thursday, June  21, 6:30 PM - Exploring Easter Island and its Mysterious Statues
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 PM - The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 PM - The Island Country of Malta
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 PM - Jordan, Half as Old as Time

Please register for each program seperately.

This program is part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday June 22, 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 June 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. Parents or caregivers are encouraged 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 last 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
Monday June 25, 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 encouraged 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   
   

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber (2015, 496 pages) Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. Barber offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too—where good farming and good food intersect.

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

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

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

Join us for a one hour Mindfulness and Meditation class.  Classes take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month through 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 June 26, 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
 
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
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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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
 
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_kids 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hip Hop Summer Reading Party Kick Off Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children going into grades kindergarten through fifth are invited to have a blast at our party to celebrate the kick off to the summer reading program.  Austin Dailey will teach everyone favorite hip hop moves and we will all dance up a storm to celebrate this year's summer reading theme "Libraries Rock." No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Friday June 29, 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
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Saturday June 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. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday July 2, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.  

Location: Teen Center

Tuesday July 3, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

Saturday July 7, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 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.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Monday July 9, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.  

Location: Teen Center

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday July 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers (second Tuesday) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of America’s thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. Shlaes provides a fresh look at the extravagant 1920s—triumphant years in which the nation was electrified, Americans drove their first cars and the federal deficit was replaced with a surplus. After a divisive period of government excess and corruption, Coolidge restored national trust in Washington and achieved what few other peacetime presidents have: he left office with a federal budget smaller than the one he inherited.

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday 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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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 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
       
 
ent_violin 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Science of Sound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Dynamic electric Violinist Caryn Lin will perform and educate about the science of sound in this high energy performance for children going into grades kindergarten through fifth.  No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 12, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

 
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 Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

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

    Location: Founders Hall
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
 
anim_dog_scottie 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.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Monday July 16, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary. 

Location: Teen Center

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Be A Body Psychic with Nicole Fevrier Davis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Be A Body Psychic workshop empowers workshop participants with greater and more effective mind/body tools.  In this 2 hour talk/workshop we will learn how to psychically or intuitively “read” our own bodies (otherwise known as the body scan) for the purpose of life and health improvement.

The workshop will include a progressive series of concepts and working visualizations to maximize communication between mind and body.  This ultimately results in the participants empowered sense of intuition and their ability to use their newly found mind/body communication skills for goal attainment, love, early disease detection, financial abundance and spiritual fulfillment.  The workshop curriculum follows it’s companion workbook the Be A Body Psychic, written by facilitator Nicole Davis. (Although the workshop is based on the workbook it is not necessary to use the workbook to understand the concepts.)

This program is part of our Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series and is also part of the Libraries Rock Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday July 17, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

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

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday July 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bach to Rock Performance & Petting Zoo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Bach to Rock will visit bringing their house band for a dynamic rock n roll concert followed by an opportunity to get a close look at each instrument. For children going into grades kindergarten through fifth.  No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
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Thursday July 19, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

Saturday July 21, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 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.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.  

Location: Teen Center

 
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   
   

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson (2012, 352 pages) Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. But these tools have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our food. Blending history, science, and personal anecdotes, Wilson reveals how our culinary tools and tricks came to be and how their influence has shaped food culture today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday July 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
ent_microphone2 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Ridgefield's Got Talent Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten through fifth perform their special talents which may include playing an instrument, dancing, singing, magic tricks, comedy, poetry etc.  Everyone has talent and this is your chance to showcase yours! Register at the children's desk beginning June 1.  SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday July 26, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Travels with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Armchair Travels with Toni McKeen - In this fascinating series of 4 illustrated lectures, Toni McKeen will share with you her travel experiences in four exotic locations.  Please note the programs start at 6:30 PM in the Main Program Room on the Lower 

Thursday, June  21, 6:30 PM - Exploring  Easter Island and its Mysterious Statues
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 PM - The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 PM - The Island Country of Malta
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 PM - Jordan, Half as Old as Time

Please register for each program seperately.

This program is part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Main Program 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
   
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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 July 28, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Sunshine Road Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join The Sunshine Road Band as they sing old favorites with a Carribean beat for preschoolers ages 5 and under. No Registration. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
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anim_dog_scottie 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.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Monday July 30, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Tuesday July 31, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Wednesday August 1, 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
       
 
anim_parrot2.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Nature Rocks with Animal Embassy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Chris Evers from Animal Embassy will bring animals from around the world to explore some of the music that animals contribute to nature's symphony. For children going into grades kindergarten through fifth.  No registration. SP A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program 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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter with Ben Goldfarb Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us as Ben Goldfarb discusses his recently released book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.  This program is co-sponsored by the Library, Books on the Common and Ridgefield Conservation Commission. 

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of “Beaver Believers”—including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens—recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. 

Ben Goldfarb is an award-winning environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management, as well as an accomplished fiction writer. His work has been featured in ScienceMother JonesThe Guardian, High Country NewsVICEAudubon MagazineModern FarmerOrionWorld Wildlife MagazineScientific AmericanYale Environment 360, and many other publications. He holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and is a 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology journalist fellow.

This program is part of The Ridgefield Library's Libraries Rock adult summer reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday August 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Monday August 6, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Tuesday August 7, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

 
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
   

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy is written by a former marine and Yale Law School graduate who takes a probing look at the struggles of American’s white working class through the author’s own story about growing up in a poor Rust Belt town. Hillbilly Ellegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis – that of poor white Americans

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday August 8, 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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family Book Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Play bingo for books! (and other prizes).  Families with children ages 4 - 10 are invited to play bingo. Everyone is GUARANTEED to win! Come and practice your numbers and have a good time! No registration.  SP A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday August 9, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

 
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
   

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

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

    Location: Founders Hall
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Travels with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Armchair Travels with Toni McKeen - In this fascinating series of 4 illustrated lectures, Toni McKeen will share with you her travel experiences in four exotic locations.  Please note the programs start at 6:30 PM in the Main Program Room on the Lower 

Thursday, June  21, 6:30 PM - Exploring  Easter Island and its Mysterious Statues
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 PM - The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 PM - The Island Country of Malta
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 PM - Jordan, Half as Old as Time

Please register for each program seperately.

This program is part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday August 11, 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: Offsite
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM In Concert and Conversation - The Flubber Bros. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Three local songwriters, known collectively as the Flubber Bros., will perform a set of original tunes at the Ridgefield Library.

Named for the magic invention featured in the classic 1961 Disney film “The Absent-Minded Professor,” the Flubber Bros. started as an informal songwriting experiment but has quickly evolved into a labor of love for Ridgefielders Chris Belden and Kevin McCarthy, who have each released solo albums of their own material, and their good friend, New York-based writer and raconteur Robert Drescher.

“This will be an informal sort of concert,” Belden says. “We’re going to perform as if we’re in our living room with a group of good friends.” The three performers will also field questions from the audience about the genesis of their songs and the art of collaboration. 

This program is part of the Library's Libraries Rock Adult Summer Reading program that is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday August 13, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_SRP.GIF Teen Bookmark Reviews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us every Monday in the teen center to create your own review bookmark. Your bookmark will be featured in new book displays each week and showcased on the Library's Snapchat story. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday August 14, 2018 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Steam in Teen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center for a different STEAM project every Tueday. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center

Thursday August 16, 2018 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sticker Mosaic and Table Coloring for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Come to the Teen Center every Thursday through the summer to help complete a large sticker mosaic or join in on coloring the large mural that will hang in the Teen Center windows. No registration necessary.

Location: Teen Center 

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Tuesday August 21, 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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[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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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
Thursday August 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Travels with Toni McKeen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Armchair Travels with Toni McKeen - In this fascinating series of 4 illustrated lectures, Toni McKeen will share with you her travel experiences in four exotic locations.  Please note the programs start at 6:30 PM in the Main Program Room on the Lower 

Thursday, June  21, 6:30 PM - Exploring  Easter Island and its Mysterious Statues
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 PM - The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin
Thursday, August 9, 6:30 PM - The Island Country of Malta
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 PM - Jordan, Half as Old as Time

Please register for each program seperately.

This program is part of the Library's Adult Summer Reading program and is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday August 25, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mr. Joe Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Mr. Joe performs original child-friendly music dealing with childhood concerns and celebrations. For families with children ages 5 and under.  No registration. SP A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday August 27, 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   
   

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman (2017, 288 pages) Using the story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen's, Ruhlman dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute food. He examines how rapidly supermarkets—and our food and culture—have changed since the days of your neighborhood grocer, and seeks to understand how our food and cultural needs have shifted since the mid-20th century.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday September 1, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 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.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Monday September 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_construction Closed for Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday September 4, 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
   

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I. by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. Many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday September 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill (2004, 272 pages). The French-educated Dr. Siri Paiboun keeps his cool, and his job investigating suspicious deaths as state coroner, after the Communists take over Laos in the early 1970s, in this series that mixes mystery with politics, mysticism, and themes such as international relations, government bureaucracy and racism. 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 September 8, 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
Monday September 10, 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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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday September 12, 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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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
Friday September 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afro Cuban Jazz Artist, Dayramir Gonzalez to Speak at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438 2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Internationally praised pianist and composter, this New York City-based Afro Cuban jazz artist Dayramir Gonzalez will give a talk about his Cuban roots and his journey as a musician during Ridgefield's Jazz and Funk weekend. He’s been hailed for his prolific creative range which melds rock, pop, jazz and Afro-Cuban styles. Gonzalez will talk about the new pathways that have be open to the public in general and musicians in particular now that Cuba and the United States have restored their relations.

In 2005 Gonzales won first place in Havana’s JoJazz festival in the composition category, winning a record deal with Cuba’s national label Colibri.  He recorded his first album, released in Cuba in 2007, and titled “Habana enTRANCE,” displaying his skills as artist, bandleader, and composer. The album would go on to win three Cubadisco Awards, (considered the Grammys of Cuba). He was then awarded a musical scholarship to Boston’s revered Berklee College of Music in the U.S., becoming the first Cuban national to receive Berklee’s coveted full Presidential Scholarship. Gonzales graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also received the Wayne Shorter Award for Most Outstanding Composer of the Year upon graduation.

In 2012, he was called “a rising star in the Latin jazz world,” by Carnegie Hall and personally selected by Chucho Valdes to represent the young generation of Cuban Jazz at Carnegie Hall’s “Voices of Latin America” series. Gonzalez moved to New York City soon after, where he strived to not only further his musical career, but to become part of the “incredible flow and vibe” of a city he always dreamed about as a boy.

Gonzalez is also the co-founder of The Art School of Contemporary Performance and Creativity, based in the Bronx, providing musical education to city elementary and high school kids with higher musical aspirations, themselves. The enterprising artist modeled the curriculum after the extensive and enlightening musical programs he benefited from in his native Cuba. “We focus on piano, composition and music theory – emphasizing discipline and the acquisition of an earned knowledge base.  I find it very rewarding if we can launch even a handful of kids on the road to finding their own musical destiny.”

The program is free thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library. Please registerPVA

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Afro Cuban Jazz Artist, Dayramir Gonzalez to Perform with his Quintet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438 2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Dayramir Gonzalez, an internationally praised pianist and composer who has been hailed for his prolific creative range which melds rock, pop, jazz and Afro-Cuban styles, will perform with his quintet (acoustic piano, bass, drum, congas, percussion) at the Library during Ridgefield's Jazz and Funk Weekend.

Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, pianist Gonzalez has come into his own as a New York City based artist/composer and bold musical force with his bountiful U.S. debut “The Grand Concourse” (March 2018).  This album dazzles as an expressive showcase of Gonzalez's immense talent and sweeping musical vision.  Dayramir’s knack for weaving a mosaic of both traditional and cutting-edge inspirations is not solely tethered to his daring blend of genres. The vibrant “The Grand Concourse” embraces the pulse and mystique of New York City, as well as the allure of early 20th Century Cuban sonic leanings and cultural roots. 

In 2005 he won first place in Havana’s JoJazz festival in the composition category, winning a record deal with Cuba’s national label Colibri. He recorded his first album, released in Cuba in 2007, and titled “Habana enTRANCE,” displaying his skills as artist, bandleader, and composer.  The album would go on to win three Cubadisco Awards, (considered the Grammys of Cuba). He was then awarded a musical scholarship to Boston’s revered Berklee College of Music in the U.S., becoming the first Cuban national to receive Berklee’s coveted full Presidential Scholarship. Dayramir graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also received the Wayne Shorter Award for Most Outstanding Composer of the Year upon graduation.

In 2012, he was called “a rising star in the Latin jazz world,” by Carnegie Hall and personally selected by Chucho Valdes to represent the young generation of Cuban Jazz at Carnegie Hall’s “Voices of Latin America” series. Dayramir moved to New York City soon after, where he strived to not only further his musical career, but to become part of the “incredible flow and vibe” of a city he always dreamed about as a boy.

The concert is free thanks to the Friends of the Library. Please register.VA

 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Saturday September 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_ 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Huga Tuga Live! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Huga Tuga Live is a lively, interactive music and literacy program designed to inspire children's imagination through the magic of reading. For families with children ages 3 - 7.  SP A3 A4 A5 A6 A7

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday September 18, 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
Friday September 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Ridgefield Writers Conference Reading and Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Due to the overwhelming success of the 2017 Ridgefield Writers Conference, we are expanding the off-year open house to become an inspirational single-evening event on Friday, September 21, with a similar format as the two-day conference.

With the challenges of today's publishing climate and the pressures of writers' professional and personal lives, what is the writer's source of inspiration? One answer may not be as difficult as it appears. We'll explore that answer through our theme of Inspiration and Imagination.


Tentative Lineup for Inspiration and Imagination

6:30 p.m. - Introduction by Ridgefield Library
6:35 p.m. - Welcome by Ridgefield Writers Conference
6:40 p.m. - Keynote address on the topic of inspiration and author reading
7:00 p.m. - Readings by guest authors
7:15 p.m. - Wine and cheese reception with writer attendees, authors and guest publishers
7:30 p.m. - Moderated author Q&A panel with guests
8:00 p.m. - Author/editor breakout seminar-workshops

Application, Format & Fee
The application form for the 2018 conference will be available after April 1. Although writers will still need to apply for the conference, this year's event will take the format of an open-house, with a first come, first served basis. The registration fee will be $25 for the evening's keynote, readings, reception, panel, and author/editor breakout seminar-workshops.

General Information
For the most up-do-date information about the conference and to apply vist the conference website
For questions or more information email Word for Words or call Adele at 203-894-1908.

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Sunday September 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk with Peter Murchison Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Ridgefield Folk with Ridgefielder Peter Murchison.

Equally at home on guitar, mandolin, or an old National steel guitar, Peter Murchison's music is a melting pot of Americana … but mostly old, old blues from the 1920s and 30s. Now back living in CT, he brings years of experience in bands in China, New York, Colorado, and Texas and from performing in countries all over the world.

Murchison's guitar fingerpicking style is crisp and driving.  The early blues material he presents is a panorama of USA rural blues, before the blues migrated to Chicago and went electric. The influences of Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis and Blind Blake can be heard as well as the great country pickers Doc Watson and Merle Travis.  His modern influences include Leo Kottke, John Fahey and Jerry Garcia. 

Murchison’s playing experiences include accompanying beat poet Allen Ginsburg.  How did that come about?  "We had a mutual friend – who said Allen wanted a blues guitar player to play with his mantras, so my name came up."

His shows are lively and fun as he switches among the guitar, slide guitar and mandolin,  He has stories galore about the songs, the musicians and the instruments that make each concert a learning opportunity as well as a smiling opportunity.

Ridgefield Folk is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library.  Tickets are free and can be picked up on the day of the show starting at 1 PM.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday September 24, 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   
   

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro (2017, 320 pages) Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives—social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people’s attitudes toward food. Once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a world of different and provocative ways to understand her. The six women discussed are Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym, and Helen Gurley Brown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday September 25, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Helping Our Heroes: Improving the wellbeing of our first responders and veterans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for Helping Our Heroes with clinical psychologist Dr. Stacy Raymond and Stamford, CT Firefighter Capt. Jacques Roy. This program is aimed at police, fire fighters, EMS personnel, 9-1-1 dispatchers, active military and veterans and the family, friends and therapists who care about them.

Dr. Raymond will identify critical signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and treatments available for addressing potential problems.  Important topics will include job-related stressors, reluctance to seek help, marital issues, compartmentalization, isolation, and addiction. Captain Jacques Roy will discuss how he copes with the traumatic experiences he’s endured through years as a firefighter.

Dr. Stacy Raymond is in private practice as a clinical psychologist in Ridgefield.  A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she earned her Doctorate at the University of Hartford.  She specializes in treating adults with trauma and PTSD.  Although she works with individuals from all backgrounds, Dr. Raymond has a special place in her heart for first responders and veterans.  She belongs to the Fairfield County Trauma Recovery Network and Pets For Vets, volunteer organizations that help first responders and veterans, respectively.   Dr. Raymond is certified in EMDR, a fast and effective technique that helps people cope with and make sense of painful memories. 

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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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
 
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 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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 Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Friday September 28, 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
   
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 October 2, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. 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
   

Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale 

A meticulously researched account of Lenin’s fateful 1917 rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed the world. In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II’s abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away, exiled in Zurich. When the news reached him, Lenin immediately resolved to return to Petrograd and lead the revolt. But to get there, he would have to cross Germany, which meant accepting help from the deadliest of Russia’s adversaries. Millions of Russians at home were suffering as a result of German aggression, and to accept German aid or even safe passage would be to betray his homeland. Germany, for its part, saw an opportunity to further destabilize Russia by allowing Lenin and his small group of revolutionaries to return.

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday October 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

The Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly (2015, 256 pages). Detective Inspector Thomas Lamb seeks an elusive killer in a seemingly idyllic charming English village as the impending horror of the 2nd World War looms. 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
Friday October 5, 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 October 5-8
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale October 12-15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 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 October 6, 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 October 5-8
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale October 12-15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 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
Sunday October 7, 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 October 5-8
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale October 12-15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
Monday October 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Friends of the Library Children's Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cris Nichols     
   

Children's Books October 5-8
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

General Sale October 12-15
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 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 10:30 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
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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 2018. (Only 1 meeting in May (on the 21st) due to Memorial Day and the Book Sale)

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday October 9, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM RVNA Blood Pressure Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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
Friday October 12, 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 October 12-15

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 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 October 13, 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 October 12-15

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 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
Sunday October 14, 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 October 12-15

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Monday October 15, 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 October 12-15

Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 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 October 16, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

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

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
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 Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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 Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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Monday October 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday October 23, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM A.M. Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday October 30, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday November 1, 2018 -  Friday November 30, 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, November 4 from 2-3 PM and a reception from 3-5 PM. PVA H TL 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: The Gallery
Tuesday November 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. 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
   

Eleanor of Aquitaine, A Life by Alison Weir 

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday November 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM British Soldier Poets of World War I with Dr. Mark Schenker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Saturday November 10, 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 November 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Veteran's Day Concert - Greatest Music of the Great War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Please register. 

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday November 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday November 13, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 14, 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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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 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 Monday, October 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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 Monday, October 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday November 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

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

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
Thursday November 22, 2018 Go To Top
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Friday November 23, 2018 Go To Top
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Monday November 26, 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 month, excluding December. 

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday November 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. A8 A9 A10

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

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

Title TBA

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Tuesday December 4, 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
   

Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492-1504 by Laurence Bergreen

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday December 8, 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
Monday December 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday December 12, 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: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@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 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, November 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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, November 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Monday December 24, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Library Closed - Christmas Eve Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Tuesday December 25, 2018 Go To Top
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Monday December 31, 2018 Go To Top
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-New Years

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

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

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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