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Friday November 2, 2018 -  Friday November 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png Exhibit: America's Story in Maps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Over 20 historic maps deptict the rapid growth of the United States of America will be on display in the Library's Gallery from November 2 through November 30.

Keeler Taverns Museum's Board member, 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 the same day from 3-4:30 PM. PVA H TL 

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday November 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Slam Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teen Slam Poetry Group with Barb Jennes

Love writing and performing poetry? Join the teen slam poetry team, aka the Shifting Static Poets. We meet each week to share fresh new work. All teens ages 13-19 are welcome. Retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes leads this inspired group of wordsmiths.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Exploring Sculpture Commissions and the Creation of Public Monuments with Meredith Bergmann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Award-winning sculptor Meredith Bergmann will show images of work from her 40-year career as a sculptor who seeks out public commissions that explore issues of history, race, human rights, disabilities, and the power of poetry and music. Bergmann will talk about her creative process, the research that inspires her to bring history to life, and some of the many issues involved with competing for commissions and making public monuments, including the Boston Women’s Memorial, the September 11th Memorial for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the FDR Hope Memorial in New York City, and The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and The Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument in New York City's Central Park. She will also share stories about what inspires her smaller and more personal sculptures. Meredith Bergmann ‘s public and personal sculptures deal with complex themes in an accessible, beautiful and stimulating way. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
misc_none.png Domino Effect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Creativity explodes as children in grades K-2 build domino trails and watch them fall!  This is a Rube Goldberg type activity. No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png Domino Effect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Creativity explodes as children in grades K-2 build domino trails and watch them fall!  This is a Rube Goldberg type activity. No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday November 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  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
Tuesday November 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
anim_swan.png 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_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Meet the Instruments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join instructors from the Ridgefield Suzuki school and enjoy singing, movement and musical play while children are introduced to the violin, viola and cello.  This program is for children ages 3-5 with an adult.  Registration required.  A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_scrabble.png 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
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. 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
   

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (2017, 448 pages). Set in the New York of the 1930s and 1940s, this atmospheric novel captures a transformative time in America. Anna Kerrigan becomes the first female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard helping to repair ships that America needs to win the war. Then one night Anna has a chance encounter with Dexter Styles, a man who she thinks can help her unravel the backstory of her father and the reason he disappeared. Dexter takes her into a world populated by gangsters, bankers, and union men. Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction.

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018 Go To Top
ent_gclef.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Felicia in a lively music and movement class for children ages 2-5 with an adult.  No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hidden Stories: A Five-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Hidden Stories: A Six-part Writing Workshop with Kim Kovach

In this weekly adult writing program, we will tap into personal experiences, family stories, famous works of art, and imagination for our writing inspiration!  Perfect for new and experienced writers of creative non-fiction, memoir and fiction.  This program is led by author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach.  Classes take place on Wednesday, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14, and 21. 

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

Please register. By registering for the first class you will be registered for all 6 classes.  L FR

    Location: Randolph Board Room
   
 
people_babyface_light.png 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday November 22, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png Closed for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Friday November 23, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_turkey.png Closed for Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday November 24, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to play games from the library's collection of board games for ages 4 & older. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday November 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Slam Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teen Slam Poetry Group with Barb Jennes

Love writing and performing poetry? Join the teen slam poetry team, aka the Shifting Static Poets. We meet each week to share fresh new work. All teens ages 13-19 are welcome. Retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes leads this inspired group of wordsmiths.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday November 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

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

Join us for a one hour 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
       
 
misc_none.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenda McKinley     bjmckinley@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday November 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
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anim_swan.png 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_violin.png 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Meet the Instruments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join instructors from the Ridgefield Suzuki school and enjoy singing, movement and musical play while children are introduced to the violin, viola and cello.  This program is for children ages 3-5 with an adult.  Registration required.  A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_scrabble.png 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
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Children's Books Merit Grown-Up Conversation, Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   2032482282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Part 1: Visual Literacy & The Picturebook on November 27
Part 2: Evaluating Picturebook Art & Text on December 4

This two-part series serves as an introduction to the picturebook as visual literacy, art, and cultural fare. Often these seemingly simple stories have layers of depth, theme, artistic ingenuity, and historical significance. Part one of this series covers a brief history of the picturebook, its cultural capital, and an introduction to children’s literature as a discipline. The second session builds upon the first, and introduces analysis and evaluation of picturebooks. Both sessions will include examples and examinations of a variety of picturebooks and styles. Any and all adults are welcome to attend! Light refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

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

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

The Awkward Age by Henry James (1898, 400 pages). This novel about the complications created in a family's social set by a young girl coming of age represents the decadence and corruption of English fin de siècle life.

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_gclef.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Birds Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Felicia in a lively music and movement class for children ages 2-5 with an adult.  No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

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

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
lib_magazine.png 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
   

Children in grades 4th-6th. Enhance your visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club! Read the book, then join us for fun discussion and a craft.

This month we're discussing The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Reiner.  Copies are available for checkout from the children's desk. Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday November 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Intro to the Cricut Smart Cutting Machine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Come try out our Cricut smart cutting machine.  We'll show you how this magical tool for crafters works and then you'll have the chance to make a unique greeting card or invite.   Come join us and explore your creative side.  Suitable for teens (13 years old and older) and adults.
 
Registration required.

 

    Location: Donofrio Technology Center
   
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Rich Conversation on Books from Varying Perspectives with James Mustich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for an entertaining evening with James Mustich, author of the recently released 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.

With 1,000 Books to Read Before Your Die readers will never again be left wondering “what to read next.” It’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the thousand books it recommends, and it celebrates something we all love—the joy of discovery. 

James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent book store in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in the early 1980s. In 1986 he co-founded, and was for two decades the guiding force behind, the acclaimed book catalog A Common Reader. He subsequently worked as an editorial and product development consultant for publishers and booksellers, and is currently Vice President for Digital Product at Barnes & Noble. He lives with his wife in Connecticut.

This program is co-sponsored by the Library and Books on the Common.  Copies of 1,000 Book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Please register.
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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday November 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
ent_projector.png 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.png 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Concert Talk: Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra's Love Letter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Concert Talk with Conductor, Composer and Soloist together!

Join Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Yuga Cohler, composer Michael Thurber, and violinist Tessa Lark for a lively discussion of the RSO’s Saturday, December 1st concert program entitled Love Letter. Maestro Cohler will discuss the concert program, including Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, with special insight by Thurber and Lark into the writing and performance of the piece entitled Love Letter – written by Thurber specifically for Lark. A wonderful opportunity to hear these three amazingly talented and tremendously interesting musicians together! 

Please register.  PVA

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Convert Your VHS Videos to DVD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   

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

Registration required.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
Saturday December 1, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  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
 
anim_dog.png 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: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
Sunday December 2, 2018 -  Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Thresholds Exhibition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: The Gallery
Sunday December 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Slam Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teen Slam Poetry Group with Barb Jennes

Love writing and performing poetry? Join the teen slam poetry team, aka the Shifting Static Poets. We meet each week to share fresh new work. All teens ages 13-19 are welcome. Retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes leads this inspired group of wordsmiths.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ridgefield Folk - Holiday Favorites With a Gypsy Swing Twist with Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Veteran New York guitarist Doug Munro will perform holiday music with a gipsy jazz twist with his band La Pompe Attack as part of the Library’s Ridgefield Folk series. The band will perform Christmas and Hanukah songs in the swinging style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. These are not the same old versions of traditional holiday songs but brand new, reworked arrangements. Doug has been presenting this annual holiday show to enthusiastic audiences since the 2011 release of his critically acclaimed CD, “A Very Gypsy Christmas.”

Doug Munro is a critically acclaimed New York-based jazz guitarist. Since 1987 he has released 18 albums as a leader and has appeared on over 50 recordings as a sideman, producer, and arranger, working with artists like Dr. John, Michael Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. He has over 75 published compositions and over 300 recorded arrangements to his credit.

In the recording field, Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards. Amazon.com picked Boogaloo to Beck, which he arranged, co-produced, and on which he played, as a Top Ten Jazz CD of 2003. Doug also did orchestration on the Oscar-winning documentary film When We Were Kings.

He has written four books on jazz improvisation for Warner Brothers Publications and Alfred Music Publications. He created and directed the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in 1993 and now teaches there as Director Emeritus. 

The concert is free thanks to the Friends of the Library.  Tickets can be picked up at the door starting at 1 PM on the day of the show.  Doors open at 1:30 and the show starts at 2 PM.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday December 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  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
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objects_scissors.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafty Gifts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first meet to make crafts to give as gifts. This class is a duplicate of the class offered on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 4:30.  Please register for just one.  Registration required.  A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat (2017, 480 pages). In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious.

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
 
objects_scissors.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Make It & Gift It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 meet to make crafts as gifts. Register separately for workshops on Dec. 3 & 10.  Registration required.  A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday December 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
anim_swan.png 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_paint_palette.png 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 - 5 explore diffferent art media including painting, sculpture and creating a mural. Dress for mess.  Wear old clothing and expect to have a great time!. Registration required A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
objects_glue.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafty Gifts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first meet to make crafts to give as gifts. Separate registration required for Dec. 4 & 11. Registration required.  A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_scrabble.png 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
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Children's Books Merit Grown-Up Conversation, Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   2032482282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Part 1: Visual Literacy & The Picturebook on November 27
Part 2: Evaluating Picturebook Art & Text on December 4

This two-part series serves as an introduction to the picturebook as visual literacy, art, and cultural fare. Often these seemingly simple stories have layers of depth, theme, artistic ingenuity, and historical significance. Part one of this series covers a brief history of the picturebook, its cultural capital, and an introduction to children’s literature as a discipline. The second session builds upon the first, and introduces analysis and evaluation of picturebooks. Both sessions will include examples and examinations of a variety of picturebooks and styles. Any and all adults are welcome to attend! Light refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

    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
   

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
Wednesday December 5, 2018 Go To Top
people_babyface_light.png 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
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lib_book.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Novel Reads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Families with school-age children are invited to listen to a great book read aloud, play games or make crafts, and vote on next month’s book! Registration required. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Free Build Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten through 5th can exercise their creativity in our lego free build!  What will you create? No registration. A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Helping Young People Create a Life Beyond Worry & Anxiety Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Instilling Resilience: Dancing with Fear: Helping Young People Create a Life Beyond Worry & Anxiety with Dr. Paul Foxman

Paul Foxman, Ph.D., seasoned psychologist and author of the acclaimed books The Worried Child and Dancing with Fear, offers a recovery approach to helping children and adolescents reclaim their lives by replacing anxiety, worry, and panic with peace, optimism, and joy. Dr. Foxman offers a wide range of self-help strategies to combat panic attacks, phobias, avoidant behavior, worry, unwanted obsessions, and such physical symptoms as racing heart, shaking, breathing problems, sweating, and nausea.

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

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Thursday December 6, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Movement with Kevin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kevin McCarthy will play guitar and lead children ages 2-5 on an interactive musical adventure.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

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

Readers in 4th through 7th 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're discussing the whole book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and playing trivia.  Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Artists' Reception for Group Show titled Thresholds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

There will be an opening artists' reception on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 pm for a group show titled Thresholds from Sabrina Marques', (faculty member at Western Connecticut State University Art Department), Painting IV Class. Refreshments will be served.PVA

    Location: The Gallery
Friday December 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Counseling Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Gaudian   203 431 2754   municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org
   

Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans make changes each year to premiums, coverage, and network providers. Open Enrollment is the only time that individuals can change their prescription coverage to assure they have the best coverage for their specific needs in the coming year. Last year, Ridgefield’s team of certified Medicare CHOICES counselors met with over 150 local residents and were able to save them a total of $134,000 on 2018 prescription costs. Ridgefield Social Services is once again offering free confidential Medicare prescription counseling sessions from October 15 through December 7, during Medicare’s Open Enrollment period at the Ridgefield Library.

Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library are available by appointment. Call 203-431-2754 to schedule yours today, these sessions do fill up! These free one-on-one meetings provide a confidential review of your prescription coverage, an explanation of benefits and general assistance to people with Medicare. Counselors will compare your current coverage with plans for 2019 assuring all your medications are covered and you are not paying more then you need.

For more information on any of our programs and to make your appointment to meet with a Ridgefield Medicare CHOICES  counselor, please call Karen Gaudian at 203.431.2754 or email municipalagent@ridgefieldct.org.

This program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Ridgefield Department of Social Services, the Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), the Ridgefield Library and the Commission on Aging (COA) and Founders Hall.

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
 
ent_projector.png 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 December 8, 2018 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Nutcracker 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome. Special story today is The Nutcracker with a special visit by dancers from the Ridgefield School of Dance. 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
Sunday December 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Slam Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teen Slam Poetry Group with Barb Jennes

Love writing and performing poetry? Join the teen slam poetry team, aka the Shifting Static Poets. We meet each week to share fresh new work. All teens ages 13-19 are welcome. Retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes leads this inspired group of wordsmiths.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
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misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Painted Books from the Age of Exploration to the Digital Age Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-488-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

James Lancel McElhinney, journal-artist, author, Yale alumnus and Pollock-Krasner Grant recipient, will unfold the epic story of painted books, from the Age of Exploration to the Digital Era. He will discuss how beautifully painted manuscripts largely disappeared with the invention of the printing press and how watercolor painting, which had been an expeditionary medium for mapmakers and naturalists, was embraced by studio artists such as Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. He will also discuss how 21st century digital technology has revolutionized the printing industry, and how art is now distributed to vast online audiences.  McElhinney will also share some of his own expeditionary sketchbooks.PVA

James Lancel McElhinney is an artist, author, oral historian, independent scholar and publisher.  He holds an MFA in painting from Yale, and a BFA from the Tyler School of Art. McElhinney is the recipient fellowships and grants, including a 2017 Pollock Krasner Grant and a prior Visual Artist fellowship from National Endowment for the Arts. McElhinney is owner of Needlewatcher LLC, a business specializing in artist estates and cultural affairs. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, art historian Dr. Katherine Manthorne. Websites: www.mcelhinneyart.com, www.needlewatcher.com. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

Snow date: Sunday, December 16 @ 2 PM.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Monday December 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  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
 
objects_glue.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make It & Gift It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 meet to make crafts as gifts. This class is a duplicate of the 4:30 class on the same date.  Please register for just one. Registration required.  A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
objects_scissors.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Make It & Gift It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2 - 4 meet to make crafts as gifts. Register separately for workshops on Dec. 3 & 10.  Registration required.  A7 A8 A9

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday December 11, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 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_paint_palette.png 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 - 5 explore diffferent art media including painting, sculpture and creating a mural. Dress for mess.  Wear old clothing and expect to have a great time!. Registration required

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
objects_glue.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Crafty Gifts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades kindergarten and first meet to make crafts to give as gifts. Separate registration required for Dec. 4 & 11. Registration required.  A5 A6

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
   
 
rec_scrabble.png 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
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. 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.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Three Connecticut Authors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join these three Connecticut authors and Fairfield MFA program graduates as they share their recent work. Followed by a brief Q & A and book signing.

Chris Belden is the author of the novels Shriver and Carry-on, and the story collection The Floating Lady of Lake Tawaba. A graduate of the Fairfield University MFA program, Chris co-founded the Ridgefield Writers Conference and currently teaches writing at both the Westport Writing Workshop and Garner Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison. He lives in Ridgefield with his wife and daughter.

James M Chesbro is the author of A Lion in the Snow: Essays on a Father’s Journey Home. His work has appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, America, The Washington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, Essay Daily, and The Huffington Post. Essays from A Lion in the Snow were chosen as notable selections in The Best American Essays series 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018, as well as The Best American Sports Writing 2014. A graduate of the Fairfield University MFA program, Jamie lives in Fairfield with his wife and two children and teaches at Fairfield Prep.

Ioanna Opidee is the author of the novel Waking Slow (PFP, 2018), and her work has appeared in several literary journals and magazines. An English teacher at Weston High School and a graduate of Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, Ioanna lives in Newtown with her husband and two daughters.

Please register.

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

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_reading_tablet.png 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
   

Readers in grades 2nd and 3rd can read the book, then join our small friendly group for fun discussion and a craft!  This month we're discussing A Complicated Case by Ulf Nilsson. Copies are available at the children's desk. Registration required.  A7 A8

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

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

 

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM LEGO Robotics Grades 7 - 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 - 12 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.

        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday December 13, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music & Movement with Kevin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Kevin McCarthy will play guitar and lead children ages 2-5 on an interactive musical adventure.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration. A2 A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
elect_3d_printer.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Makerbot Cookie Cutter Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Explore 3D printing by designing and printing your own custom cookie cutter! Open to children in grades 3rd-5th.

This class is a duplicate of the class offered at 4:30 pm. Please register for just one. Registration required.

Due to the time required to print 3D objects, the cookie cutters will not finish printing during the class, and participants can pick up their fully printed cookie cutters later in the week.

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
   
 
elect_3d_printer.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Makerbot Cookie Cutter Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 - 12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Explore 3D printing by designing and printing your own custom cookie cutter! Open to children in grades 3rd-5th. Registration required.

Due to the time required to print 3D objects, the cookie cutters will not finish printing during the class, and participants can pick up their fully printed cookie cutters later in the week.

 

    Location: Donofrio Family Technology Center
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Saving Animals From Extinction: Tales of Species Recovery in Connecticut and Beyond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join Zoologist and Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's Curator of Education, Jim Knox as he profiles his work with Species Survival Plans and wild species re-introductions in Connecticut and beyond. Learn how 21st century science is extending the reach and achievements of field conservationists and how Fairfield County citizens can become involved in recovery efforts to protect our planet's most imperiled and majestic creatures.

As the Writer and Host for PBS television’s WildZoofari, Jim Knox has shared his knowledge of, and passion for wildlife with millions of viewers throughout the U.S., Russia, Thailand, the Middle East and Europe on Animal Planet. Jim has served as an on-camera Wildlife Expert for The Today Show, The CBS Early Show and Fox News. He has been featured in The New York Times and has served as a Wildlife Consultant for Men’s Journal Magazine. He has studied rhinos, lions and Great White Sharks in South Africa, conducted field research for Alaskan Brown Bears, field conservation for Atlantic salmon and written nationally for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jim Knox also lectures for the University of Connecticut, serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Biology Department at Post University, and as a Board Member with The Science Education Center of Greenwich.  

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
Friday December 14, 2018 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 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.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tag Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meg Klein   2034382282 ext11004   meklein@ridgefieldlibrary.org
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Saturday December 15, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  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
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objects_umbrella.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mary Poppins Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Join us for a screen of the movie Mary Poppins (1964) Rated G, 139 minutes. All ages.  No registration. A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday December 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Community Sing-A-Long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

COMMUNITY SINGALONG RETURNS this winter, led by Cantor Deborah Katchko Grey . 

In the spirit of Pete Seeger and the singer songwriters of folk, broadway and the American Songbook, join Cantor Deborah Katchko Gray in a community Singalong!

Bring your voices, tuned guitars, drums friends and family of all ages!

Sundays, December 16, 2018 and Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Cantor Debbie leads Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She has ten recordings and a love of sharing great music.  All are welcome !

No registration.

PVA

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

Teen Slam Poetry Group with Barb Jennes

Love writing and performing poetry? Join the teen slam poetry team, aka the Shifting Static Poets. We meet each week to share fresh new work. All teens ages 13-19 are welcome. Retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes leads this inspired group of wordsmiths.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday December 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 18, 2018 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 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_paint_palette.png 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Preschool Art Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3 - 5 explore diffferent art media including painting, sculpture and creating a mural. Dress for mess.  Wear old clothing and expect to have a great time!. Registration required

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_scrabble.png 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
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018 Go To Top
people_babyface_light.png 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
lib_magazine.png 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! Readers in grades 4th-6th can pump up their visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club. This month we're discussiong Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani. Copies are available for checkout from the children's desk.  Registration required. A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
Thursday December 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

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

Just in time for the movie! Readers in grades 3rd through 5th can join us for a discussion of the children's classic Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers and a craft in partnership with the Prospector Theater. Copies of the book will be available for checkout from the children's desk.  Registration required.

The film Mary Poppins Returns will open at the Prospector Theater this December!A8 A9 A10

    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
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Friday December 21, 2018 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 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 December 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  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
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to play games from the library's collection of board games for ages 4 & older. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Sunday December 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Slam Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teen Slam Poetry Group with Barb Jennes

Love writing and performing poetry? Join the teen slam poetry team, aka the Shifting Static Poets. We meet each week to share fresh new work. All teens ages 13-19 are welcome. Retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes leads this inspired group of wordsmiths.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday December 24, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_christmas_bells.png Library Closed - Christmas Eve Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday December 25, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_tree.png Library Closed - Christmas Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday December 26, 2018 Go To Top
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 - 12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Thursday December 27, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dragon.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM How to Train Your Dragon Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   2032482282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready for the February 2019 release of the third and final installment of Hiccough's and Toothless's journey by rewatching How to train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2!

Thursday, December 27: How to train Your Dragon (2010), Run time: 98 minutes, Rated PG
Friday, December 28: How to train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Run time: 105 minutes, Rated PG

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Friday December 28, 2018 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 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.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
anim_dragon.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM How to Train Your Dragon 2 Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristina Lareau   2032482282   kjlareau@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Get ready for the February 2019 release of the third and final installment of Hiccough's and Toothless's journey by rewatching How to train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2!

Thursday, December 27: How to train Your Dragon (2010), Run time: 98 minutes, Rated PG
Friday, December 28: How to train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Run time: 105 minutes, Rated PG

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Saturday December 29, 2018 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  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
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Sunday December 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Slam Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erica Gauquier     elgauquier@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Teen Slam Poetry Group with Barb Jennes

Love writing and performing poetry? Join the teen slam poetry team, aka the Shifting Static Poets. We meet each week to share fresh new work. All teens ages 13-19 are welcome. Retired English teacher and poet Barb Jennes leads this inspired group of wordsmiths.

    Location: Randolph Board Room
Monday December 31, 2018 Go To Top
nat_snowflake.png Closing at 3 PM - New Year's Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  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
 
ent_bell.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Noon Year's Eve Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Toast to the new year at the stroke of noon! Celebrate the end of 2018 with a balloon drop, sparkling cider, games, and a dance party! Don’t be late! For ages 4 and up and their adults.

Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins welcome.

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    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday January 1, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_closed.png Library Closed - New Year's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

-New Years

Wednesday January 2, 2019 Go To Top
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@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.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Friday January 4, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 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
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
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Saturday January 5, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
anim_dog.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Read to ROAR Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 X12002   ssglass@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: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Sunday January 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none Community Sing-A-Long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

COMMUNITY SINGALONG RETURNS this winter, led by Cantor Deborah Katchko Grey . 

In the spirit of Pete Seeger and the singer songwriters of folk, broadway and the American Songbook, join Cantor Deborah Katchko Gray in a community Singalong!

Bring your voices, tuned guitars, drums friends and family of all ages!

Sundays, December 16, 2018 and Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Cantor Debbie leads Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She has ten recordings and a love of sharing great music.  All are welcome !

No registration.

PVA

    Location: Main Program Room
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Monday January 7, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
objects_sewing.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2-4 meet to make creations using hand stitching. Projects will be begun in class and may be finished at home.  Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Tuesday January 8, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 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
 
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png Domino Effect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Creativity explodes as children in grades K-2 build domino trails and watch them fall!  This is a Rube Goldberg type activity. No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_scrabble.png 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
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
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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Wednesday January 9, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@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.png 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
   

Readers in grades 2nd and 3rd can read the book, then join our small friendly group for fun discussion and a craft!  This month we're discussing Haggis & Tank: All Paws on Deck by Jessica Young. Copies are available at the children's desk. Registration required. A7 A8 A9

    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Offsite
       
Thursday January 10, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
rec_yoga.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga for Grades 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3-5 join Chiara in yoga exercise and relaxation.  Registration required for this series of 4 classes.  Registration for one class enables attendance at all 4. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:07 AM     
Friday January 11, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 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
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Saturday January 12, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
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ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Sunday January 13, 2019 Go To Top
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Monday January 14, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
 
objects_sewing.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2-4 meet to make creations using hand stitching. Projects will be begun in class and may be finished at home.  Registration required. A7 A8 A9

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday January 15, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 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
 
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png Domino Effect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Creativity explodes as children in grades K-2 build domino trails and watch them fall!  This is a Rube Goldberg type activity. No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_scrabble.png 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
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

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

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@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.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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

Enhance your visual literacy skills with our graphic novel book club! Read the book, then join us for a fun discussion and craft.

This month we're discussing Dog Man by Dav Pilkey. Copies are available for checkout at the children's desk. Registration required.

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    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
elect_robot.png 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 X12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
elect_robot.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lego Robotics Grades 7-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass   203-438-2282 X12002   ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Interested robotic engineers in grades 7 - 12 can ioin robotics coach Mike Garguilo in a LEGO Robotics educational program. As a robotic LEGO Master Builder, you will build and program a robot to solve problems spread throughout the LEGO world! No previous robotic/programming skills needed. Registration is for one month at a time, but students are encouraged to attend multiple months for more practice and missions. Registration required.

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Talk to Today’s Kids About Sex Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Instilling Resilience: The Birds & the Bees 2.0: How to Talk to Today’s Kids About Sex with Jennifer Gaines

Today’s young people need a lot of guidance beyond the Birds & Bees Primer of old. Jennifer Gaines, a Public Health Program Specialist for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, offers valuable tips on what to say, how to say it – and when.

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

Please register.

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

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Offsite
       
Thursday January 17, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
 
rec_yoga.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga for Grades 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3-5 join Chiarra in yoga exercise and relaxation.  Registration required for this series of 4 classes.  Registration for one class enables attendance at all 4. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:07 AM     
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How We Eat Now: The Evolution of American Food Since 1950 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

In this talk, we’ll look at the major milestones and influences on American food since 1950. From jelly molds to kombucha, American eating habits have long been impressionable and paradoxical. We’ll discuss how and why our nation’s changes show up on our plates. How did wartime, industrialization and the suburbs set our tables? When did the cuisine of immigrants enter the mainstream? Let’s see how science & technology have both seasoned and diminished our diet. Bring your own food memories to share.

Judith Hausman is a semi-retired food writer, based in the Hudson Valley. She was the restaurant reviewer for The Journal News (Gannett Suburban Newspapers) for Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties for nine years. Her work has appeared in several other Hudson Valley-based publications, and nationally in Urban Farm/Hobby Farm Home, Gastronomica, the Zagat guides, the Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets (2015) and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013). Her co-authored book, Over the Rainbeau: Living the Dream of Sustainable Farming, was published in 2009. She is also a long-time ESL instructor at Norwalk Community College.

Please register.

    Location: Main Program Room
       
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Friday January 18, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 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
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Saturday January 19, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Children's Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A popular children's full length film will be shown. Title TBA. For all ages. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Sunday January 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: An Artist for All Seasons with Painter Dmitri Wright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Award-winning impressionist and expressionist American landscape painter Dmitri Wright seeks to capture the moment when the natural environment of light through colors comes into existence. Applying expressive elements and using a vibrant, rhythmic palette, Wright’s brushwork reveals and transcends the representational foundation he received in his training which was rooted in the academy’s classics. In this ARTalk, Wright will talk about his career and journeys throughout the United States, Europe, West Indies, Central and South America, and China as a master fine artist/instructor. Wright’s work is housed in numerous museum, corporate, and private collections.

Dmitri Wright is the Master Artist/Instructor for Weir Farm National Historic Site, the National Park dedicated to American Impressionism. Wright, in the tradition of John Henry Twachtman founder of the Cos Cob Art Colony, is the first artist-in-residence instructing and lecturing at the Greenwich Historic Society, the birthplace of American Impressionism.  He also instructs at Silvermine Art School and privately. In the USA and Europe he gives workshops and museum tours in addition to being a judge for art shows. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

Snow date: January 27 @ 2 pm.

 

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    Location: Main Program Room
       
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Monday January 21, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
ent_drum_timpani.png 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hands on Drumming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282 X12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Famillies with children ages 4 and older are invited to engage in an African style drum circle with Greg Norton.  Everyone will have their own drum to follow guided rhythms. Improvision will also be encouraged. Greg will share reflections of Martin Luther King, Jr. No registration. SP A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Main Program Room
 
ent_circ_tent.png 3:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Fundraiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laureen Bubniack   2034382282   
   

Madame Zolushka, a clairvoyant Fortune Teller, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. 
Can you find her in time? 

 To purchase tickets for this fundraiser visit the website here!

 


An Escape Room is a popular immersive puzzle game where a group of participants are “locked” in a room and must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to find the answer, key, or solution to “escape” and win. Games have a time limit, which is usually an hour, and rely on participants' ability to work together, share clues, and think l

Bazaar of Mysteries    
    Location: Kellen Family Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 22, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 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
 
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
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misc_none.png Domino Effect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Creativity explodes as children in grades K-2 build domino trails and watch them fall!  This is a Rube Goldberg type activity. No registration. A5 A6 A7

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_scrabble.png 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
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

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

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
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@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.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM DIY Fortnite Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shay Glass     ssglass@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Grades 4th & 5th. We’ll cook up some Chug Jug slime and construct marshmallow shooters out of PVC pipe! Registration required. A9 A10

 

    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Offsite
       
Thursday January 24, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_yoga.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga for Grades 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3-5 join Chiarra in yoga exercise and relaxation.  Registration required for this series of 4 classes.  Registration for one class enables attendance at all 4. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:07 AM     
Friday January 25, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 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.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

    Location: Randolph Room
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Saturday January 26, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Families are invited to play games from the library's collection of board games for ages 4 & older. No registration. A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Monday January 28, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 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.  Stories are appropriate for the preschool child but all are welcome.  Parent or caregivers are encouraged to participate alongside their child. No Registration.  A2 A3 A4 A5

 

 A4 A5

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Board Room
 
objects_sewing.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Sew With Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 2-4 meet to make creations using hand stitching. Projects will be begun in class and may be finished at home.  Registration required. A7 A8 A9

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday January 29, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 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
 
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
rec_scrabble.png 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
   

Learn  Scrabble skills to help you play a more competitive game. For children in grades 3-12. No registration A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
Wednesday January 30, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
people_babyface_light.png 12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Baby & Me Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens Services   203-438-2282   children@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.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk with Alice Mattison Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Offsite
       
Thursday January 31, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
lib_reading.png 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Stories Alive for 3s, 4s & 5s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services   203-438-2282 - 12002   children@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3, 4 & 5 enjoy stories, rhymes and movement activities. Adults are welcome to attend but independent children may attend alone while the adults remain in the children's library.  A short film depiciting a favorite picture book will be shown.  No registration. A3 A4 A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
 
rec_yoga.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Yoga for Grades 3-5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282 X12002   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children in grades 3-5 join Chiarra in yoga exercise and relaxation.  Registration required for this series of 4 classes.  Registration for one class enables attendance at all 4. A8 A9 A10

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9:07 AM     
Saturday February 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Tuesday February 5, 2019 Go To Top
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

 "The Undoing Project," by Michael Lewis,   

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday February 6, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

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

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

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

Please register.

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

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Offsite
       
Thursday February 7, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Tuesday February 12, 2019 Go To Top
people_children.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kinder Ready Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Antezzo   203-438-2282   dhantezzo@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Children age 4 & 5 have fun practicing prereading skills including comprehension, making predictions and drawing conclusions from stories.  A craft and short book based film is included following the theme of the day.  Registration required. A4, A5

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday February 13, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Offsite
       
Thursday February 14, 2019 Go To Top
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Terrific Twos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Miller   203-438-2282 X12002   cbmiller@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

A program developed for twos to have some special time with a parent or caregiver, including free play and socialization, songs, stories, and a craft.  No younger or older siblings, please. Pre-registration for this six-week program is required and preference is given to Ridgefield residents. Registration for the first class enables you to attend all 6.A2

    Location: Leir Children's Program Room
    Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Saturday February 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Poetry By Heart led by Andrew Levine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

Please register.

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

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday February 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

HF

HW

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

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Offsite
       
Friday February 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

    Location: Randolph Room
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Monday February 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl
At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world... If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were." Her deliciously crafted memoir is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in equal measure by a passion for food, unforgettable people, and the love of tales well told. Spiced with Reichl's infectious humor and sprinkled with her favorite recipes, Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist's coming-of-age.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday February 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

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

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

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

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

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

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Tuesday March 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

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

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday March 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

HF

HW

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

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Sunday March 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner with Claire Watson Garcia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Adults and teens interested in learning how to draw are invited to join in for a fun and instructive drawing workshop with Claire Watson Garcia, author of the celebrated book Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner, now available in a 5th anniversary revised edition. Claire is a Ridgefield resident and instructor at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, where she teaches art courses for adults. She will share the proven techniques in her book to help participants get started drawing with confidence. Registration is required. A $5.00 fee will be collected at the door to cover art materials.

Claire Watson Garcia received her education at Smith College and University of California Berkeley, as a fine arts major. Her artwork, created primarily in acrylic paint and mixed media, can be found in many private collections. She has been included in numerous juried shows, some at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, where she is an enthusiastic member. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday March 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

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

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

    Location: Main Program Room
       
Wednesday March 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Reawaken Your Creative Self: The Artist's Way Study Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   2034382282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Start this New Year Discovering and Reawakening your Creative Self.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Tuesday March 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

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

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

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

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Monday March 25, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
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Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Tuesday March 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

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

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

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

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Friday March 29, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Tuesday April 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business: A Six-part Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE's Fairfield and Western CT Chapters, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Snow dates are scheduled for the following day (Wednesday).  Ridgefield Library - Check in is at 5:45 PM - The programs start promptly at 6:00 PM

Session 1 - Self-Assessment / Business Plan - Tuesday, February 26

Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, this presentation portrays the risk and reward of starting a business in today’s competitive marketplace.  The traits and character of successful entrepreneurs will be discussed for the purpose of assessing one’s innate and acquired ability to start and manage a successful business.  In addition, the session will focus on structuring a dynamic Business Plan, which is the heart of any successful business.  

Session 2 - Marketing Research & Strategy - Tuesday, March 5

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

Session 3 - Website and Social Media Marketing - Tuesday, March 12

How a start-up business is able to execute successful marketing efforts constitutes the core of a presentation.  The successful use of online-based marketing tools, including website positioning and key social media platforms, will be extensively discussed.  

Session 4 - Financial Reporting & Planning - Tuesday, March 19

This presentation reviews a business’s key financial statements and then walks the participants through the development of a comprehensive Financial Plan that is required to develop a successful start-up business.  The importance of understanding the key financial drivers of the business will be a center- piece of the discussion.  

Session 5 - Your Business Plan - Tuesday, March 26

This session will focus on using the specific concepts discussed in the first four sessions to help you create the first draft of the business plan for your business.   This session will give you the opportunity to obtain initial feedback from the presenters and from other participants.    

Session 6 - Funding Sources / Conversations with Entrepreneurs - Tuesday, April 2

This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses.  The session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A session with several start-up business entrepreneurs.

At the end of this workshop, eligible participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.This program is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, Western Connecticut SCORE and Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission.B

The series is free. Please register.  By registering for the first session you are automatically registered for all six sessions. BF

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

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday April 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday April 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Saturday April 13, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM Shutterbugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Harold   203-438-7350   ridgefieldshutterbugs@yahoo.com
   

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Tuesday April 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Wednesday April 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Friday April 19, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_easter_egg.png Closed for Good Friday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Sunday April 21, 2019 Go To Top
anim_rabbit.png Closed for Easter Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday April 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
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Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are held on the fourth Monday of every month, excluding December. 

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

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

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


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[AM Book Group]
    Location: Randolph Board Room
Friday April 26, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
Sunday April 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARTalk: Award-Winning Landscape Architecture with Principal, Robert Golde Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie McGavin Bachmann   203-438-2282   lmbachmann@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Robert Golde, Principal, Towers | Golde will discuss his 30-year-plus career as a licensed landscape architect during which he amassed an unusually varied and international portfolio from park planning in Shenzen, China to corporate headquarters in suburban New York, and from roof-top healing gardens at urban medical centers to master planning and implementation projects on academic campuses. Award-winning Towers | Golde excels at preserving and enhancing the innate qualities of a site through a design that “grounds” a building project with extraordinary sensitivity to scale, character, and intended use. Golde will talk about specific projects from conceptual design through actual implementation.

Robert Golde’s work as a landscape architect is noted for its elegant simplicity, functional practicality, bold clarity and contextual sensitivity. Golde’s intense commitment to a collaborative design process and his ability to lead others to see the intrinsic character and value of specific sites is evidenced in every project. Golde believes that a thorough understanding of an institution’s history, culture and traditions is essential in planning for its physical future. The outstanding quality of Mr. Golde’s work and its significant impact on the public is perennially acknowledged by peer professional organizations in their annual design awards. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.PVA

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday May 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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Friday May 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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 
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

General Sale 
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 
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

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

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

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

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

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

Please register.

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    Location: Randolph Board Room
       
 
misc_none.png 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 5-7
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

General Sale October 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 
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
Sunday May 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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 5-7
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

General Sale October 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 
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

    Location: Lower Level
Monday May 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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 5-7
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

General Sale October 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 
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag


 

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

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

Please register.

HF

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    Location: Main Program Room
Friday May 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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 
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Saturday May 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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 
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
Sunday May 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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 
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
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Monday May 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 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 
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM $5/grocery bag - bring your own bag

    Location: Lower Level
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
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
Tuesday May 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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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
Monday May 27, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

    Location: Main Program Room
Friday May 31, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Discussion Group with Dr. Alan Holder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203 438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   
Join us for a monthly discussion of a chosen poet.  The discussion is led by retired English Professor, Dr. Alan Holder and meets on the last Friday of each month (excluding July and August).

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Tuesday June 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Wednesday June 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

HF

HW

    Location: Main Program Room
Thursday June 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Murder by the Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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 June 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

Please register.

HF

HW

    Location: Main Program Room
Monday June 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Food for Thought: A Culinary Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Desk   203-438-2282 x12004   
   
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.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindfulness and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   2034382282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Registration is recommended for each class.  HF FR

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

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

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

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

    Location: Randolph Room
Tuesday July 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Thursday July 4, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Closed for Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Monday July 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday July 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday August 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

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

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

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

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday September 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday October 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Monday October 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books & Breakfast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski   438-2282 x1003   FictionRoom@RidgefieldLibrary.org
   

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

Registration is not required.



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    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday October 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Critics' Circle Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski   203-438-2282   dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA

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

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

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

[Critics Circle Book Group]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Nonfictioneers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lesley Lambton   203-438-2282   lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
   

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

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

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

Registration is not required.



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

Title TBA

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

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

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

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

Title TBA  

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

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

New members are always welcome.

[The Nonfictioneers]
    Location: Dayton Program Room
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