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This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Programs, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
The goal of the Letters are Characters program is to provide essential information and tools for parents and caregivers to help your child understand the letter/sound relationship to develop the acquisition of reading skills.  A free kit can be ...

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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.

Online Programs

The Ridgefield Library cannot guarantee your security or privacy on third party websites or applications.

This event is in the "Ages 0-2" group.
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Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-2
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Storytimes & Early Literacy
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Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
For families with walkers ages 12 - 24 months. Join Ms. Diane  for fingerplays, movement, music and stories. This weekly storytime emphasizes rhymes and songs geared towards the development of toddlers. Siblings are welcome! Regis...

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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.

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Dayton Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Description:
You don't have to be an architect to draw freehand building facades (or floor plans) of your favorite historic building, childhood home, or various architectural features such as belfries, period doorways, stone archways, stylistic Baroque or Colonia...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed, Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:
If you've been thinking of using Instagram for personal or professional use, join us for a basic overview on how, when and why to work Instagram into your social media savvy. With over 1 billion monthly active users and counting, Instagram users have...

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Online Programs

The Ridgefield Library cannot guarantee your security or privacy on third party websites or applications.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD or digital format?* Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD or digital file from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only). Please note that you are...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Lectures & Panels
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 52
Description:
With Halloween nearing, let’s explore some common Halloween traditions and how they evolved.  What culture does the holiday come from? (Hint: it is older than you think).  Why do children wear costumes? Where did “Trick or Treat “ come...
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Children in grades 3 to 7 join educator Mike Garguilo to read, explore, discuss, and draw comics through multimedia learning. Learn about different comic styles and the background of your favorite characters and create their own. Bring...

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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.

This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

In-Person: Scrabble Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
For students in grades 3-12. Learn strategies and techniques online with Scrabble Master Cornelia Guest. Please contact Cornelia Guest at corneliasguest@gmail.com with any questions. Registration required. You only need to register once to attend ...

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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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Lectures & Panels
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Description:
Stand Out for College is offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and how it will affect Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. This recent college admissions cycle has turned...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ONLINE - AM Book Group

10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Description:
The Ridgefield Library’s book discussion groups will meet online via Zoom until we are able to meet in person again! Check here for upcoming titles. Books chosen for discussion are available online via the Library’s hoopla offerings...
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.

Preschool Outdoor Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other (off site)
Age Group: Ages 3-5
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Description:
For families with children ages 3-5. Join Ms. Diane in stories, songs and and fun near the gazebo in Ballard Park!  Please bring something to sit on.  REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. Register with your information ONLY IF you want a r...

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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.

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Description:
Your Ridgefield Library card gives you access to the Consumer Reports database. Search for products, find ratings, recommendations, information on reliability, and buying guides.  Please register, and you will receive an e...

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Online Programs

The Ridgefield Library cannot guarantee your security or privacy on third party websites or applications.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
  Join us for this French conversation class for those with intermediate to advanced French. The class takes place via Zoom. Through texts, poems, songs, videos and more, learn more about the language and culture, improve your language skills...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Dayton Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:
Create Day of the Dead decorations by learning to make DIY Papel Picado and learn more about this intricate Mexican folk art.   ALL patrons must wear masks that cover nose and mouth at all times while in the Library, regardless of vaccinat...

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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.

This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 3–5
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Children in grades 3-5 will explore the wonders of watercolors. Participants will learn tricks to make exciting personal paintings. Everyone will be proud of their results. This program is a two-part series. Registration required. Registration f...

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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.

This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
This event is in the "Grades 6–8" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual Chess Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Grades K–2, Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Join Coach Shawn in honing your chess skills and playing with other local Connecticut students! Please register for a free account at chess.com and email your name and username to digcoachshawn@gmail.com before the class starts. ...

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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.

Online Programs

The Ridgefield Library cannot guarantee your security or privacy on third party websites or applications.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Combined Main and Dayton Program Rooms
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Parenting, Special Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Description:
Almost every child can learn to read at an average or better level if taught so that they can learn.  Yet, in the United States, 66% of 4th graders are not reaching literacy benchmarks and in underserved communities that number jumps to 80%.&nbs...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
This program will take place via Zoom. Please register below to receive the Zoom link. Divorce, empty nesting, career change, illness, loss... when life deals you a tough transition, turn to the proven, healing power of poetry.  In each sessi...
This event is in the "Ages 0-2" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Ages 0-2
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Description:
Non-walking infants ages birth to 12 months with a caregiver are invited to drop into this informal group to network and enjoy baby time together. There will be a short introduction by a member of the library staff before each session. No registra...

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD or digital format?* Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD or digital file from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only). Please note that you are...
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Leir Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Grades 3–5
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Grades 3-5. Bubble bubble toil and trouble let’s make a cauldron full of a slime puddle. Experiment and practice measuring while making a Witches Brew Slime. Slime making has everything we love! It’s goopy, squishy, and can be easily customized! Pull...

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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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Kellen Family Children’s Program Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussions, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Teens in grades 8-12 are welcome to join us for our Teen Book Group. Read the book, then join our friendly discussion and craft! This month we're reading A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. Copies of the book are available up...

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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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Panels
Description:
This exciting new lecture reveals the action ,intrigue and terror of the people living around Long Island Sound during America’s War for Independence. With the Connecticut and Long Island coasts less than 10 miles apart in many sections of the S...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Donofrio Family Technology Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD or digital format?* Reserve this individual two-hour session to make a DVD or digital file from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only). Please note that you are...