Upcoming Events

Registration Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Room
Library Branch: Administrative
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Exhibits & Art Talks
Description:
Emergence - an exhibition of Charles Gulbrandsen's luminous abstract field paintings will be on view from May 24 through July 30 during regular Library hours. Gulbrandsen's new series of paintings explore the nature of light and luminosity ...

Mother Goose

June 25, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:

For children ages 1 & 2 with a parent or caregiver, this weekly storytime emphasizes rhymes and songs geared towards the development of toddlers. No registration required.

Chess Champs

June 25, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Kellen Family Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades K-5, Grades 4-7, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Children entering Grades K-12 can drop in and play or practice their chess skills with instructors from Way of the Sword! No Registration.   ...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Books & Bites

June 25, 2019
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades K-5, Grades 4-7
Program Type: Book Discussions, Featured
Description:
Join other students entering 3rd-6th grade as we read a few chapters of a 2020 Nutmeg title. Bring your lunch and read along, listen, or take turns reading. Children are encouraged to check out the title and bring it home to continue reading. Familie...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Tinker Tuesday

June 25, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Featured, Technology & STEAM
Description:
Drop-in anytime between 12 and 4 PM to see the equipment in our STEAM Corner in action.  Curious about 3D printing?   Wondering what a Cricut smart cutting machine can do?  Did you know the library has sewing machines?&n...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

DIY Bookends

June 25, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 4-7
Program Type: Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Rising 4th - 8th graders! Use manual screwdrivers, hot glue guns, paint, and more to craft your very own animal bookends. All supplies provided, and registration required. Inspired by DIY Faux Ceramic Animal Bookends on Lovely Indeed. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Scrabble Club

June 25, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades K-5, Grades 4-7, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:

For student in grades 3-12. Learn strategies and techniques with Scrabble Master Cornelia Guest. No registration required. Please contact Cornelia Guest at corneliasguest@gmail.com with any questions.

AM Book Group

June 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Dayton Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Click here for more information about upcoming AM Book Group selections and to check our catalog. ...

The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month (except December). The group gathers at 10 AM in the Library’s Randolph Room to discuss classic titles. New readers are always welcome. No registration is required. Copies of the books may be purchased at Books on the Common independent bookstore in Ridgefield at a 15% discount or inquire about in-house and Inter-Library Loan availability.

Next Chapter Book Group

June 26, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Randolph Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
Join our weekly book club designed especially for adolescents (16 and up) and adults with intellectual and developmental challenges. This inclusive book club is open to anyone who enjoys a good book (including aides)! Non-readers, non-verbal, emergin...

Baby & Me

June 26, 2019
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:
Adults with infants from birth to age 12 months (non-walkers) are invited to meet up for finger plays, music and networking. No registration required. ...

Lunch and Language: German

June 26, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Dayton Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Featured
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Learned a little French or German in high school and would like to revisit it? Or thinking about a trip and want to polish up on your rudimentary language skills? Then why not join Anette Roth at one of our new Lunch and Language workshops.  Thr...

3D Printing Orientation

June 26, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
Are you interested in printing your own design on the Library's 3D printers?  We are now offering use of our 3D printers to Ridgefield Library cardholders.  Before reserving printer time (available in two-hour blocks), we require attendance...

Starlight Book Club

June 26, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Kellen Family Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades K-5
Program Type: Book Discussions, Featured
Registration Required
Description:
Rising 2nd and 3rd graders. Read the book, then join us for a discussion and craft! Participants will receive a new copy of the book to keep, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Join us for one, two, or all three sessions! Registration required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Aliens Escape from the Earth

June 26, 2019
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Main Program Room
Age Group: Grades K-5
Program Type: Featured, Technology & STEAM
Description:
Science Tellers will present an action packed story enhanced by science activities including chemical reactions and physics. The story is about aliens who are trapped on the earth and a friendly earthling that helps them escape back to their home.&nb...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Next Chapter Book Club

June 26, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Randolph Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
  Join our weekly book club designed especially for adolescents (16 and up) and adults with intellectual and developmental challenges. This inclusive book club is open to anyone who enjoys a good book (including aides)! Non-...

Music with Nancy

June 27, 2019
11:00am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Main Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-2, Ages 3-5
Program Type: Featured, Music & Performances
Description:
Nancy will play her guitar and present thoughtful, soothing original music for the preschool child. No registration. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Faces of the Moon

June 27, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades K-5
Program Type: Featured, Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Children will make a textured representation of the moon and participate in demonstrations about the phases of the moon.  An edible craft will be made to enjoy at home. Registration required. ...

Stories in the Park

June 27, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other (off site)
Age Group: Ages 0-2, Ages 3-5
Program Type: Featured, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:
Storytime will be held in Ballad Park in or near the gazebo for families with preschool children. In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held in the Leir Program Room in the Lodewick Children Library. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

NASA Astro-Photos

June 27, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Age Group: Grades 4-7
Program Type: Featured, Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Description:
Rising 4th-6th Graders will learn how to use NASA’s MicroObservatory to take photographs of objects in space! Registration required.     ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Author Talk with Peter Houlahan

June 27, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Main Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Talks, Lectures & Panels, Featured
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 86
Description:
Ridgefield Library and Books on the Common present author Peter Houlahan, who will discuss his recently released book Narco '80 - The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History. Houlahan will show photos, maps,...

Friday Flicks

June 28, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: All Ages/Families
Program Type: Featured, Films
Description:

Short book-based films for children ages 2 & up with a parent or caregiver.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Poetry Discussion Group

June 28, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Randolph Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Description:
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 season the group will be discuss...
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Technology & STEAM
Description:
Tech Tricks: Need help downloading the Library's eBooks or eAudiobooks to our phone or tablet?   Bring in your device and let of our staff help you get started. Drop-in ...

Under the Books Family Camp Out

June 28, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Lodewick Children’s Library
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Grades K-5
Program Type: Featured, Special Programs
Registration Required
Description:
Families with children of all ages are invited to the library after hours for fort-building, crafts, and books. Registration is encouraged but walk-ins welcome. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Games on Tap

June 28, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Combined Main and Dayton Program Rooms
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Featured, Games & Activities
Registration Required
Description:
Join us for the first adults-only, beer-wine-and-snacks included, tabletop gaming experience offered by the Ridgefield Library. Tabletop games mean anything from card games to dice games, board games to strategy games.  You are welcome to bri...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Podcasting for Beginners and Pros: The Workshop

June 29, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Dayton Program Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Featured, Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
This is a 3-week workshop designed to bring value to beginners and pros. Whether you’re in business, education, non-profit, a student, or just a hyper-creative superstar, you will leave this class with some new skills, and a lot to think about. Class...

Storytime

June 29, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: All Ages/Families
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:

For children ages 0-5 with a parent or caregiver, this engaging weekly storytime includes stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and fingerplays. Adult participation alongside children is expected. No registration required.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.