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Ken Hunt Paintings Exhibition

All Day 7/31 - 8/29
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Exhibits & Art Talks
Description:
On view from July 31st to August 29. Using a vivid, opulent palette and dramatic brush strokes, self-taught artist Kenneth Hunt from Litchfield County captures beauty and simplicity in his landscape and figurative paintings.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 0-2" group.

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Combined Main and Dayton Program Rooms
Age Group: Ages 0-2
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
For families with children ages birth - 35 months. Join Ms. Diane in the Library's Main Program Room for fingerplays, movement, music and stories!   Registration is required on the Library's website, in person or by calling 2...

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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: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Description:
Born into a Mormon family in Utah, Robert Leroy Parker grew up dirt poor and soon discovered stealing horses and cattle was a fact of life in a world where small ranchers were being squeezed by banks, railroads, and cattle barons. Sometimes you got c...
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.
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...

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: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
Join us for this French conversation class for beginners via Zoom. Learned a little French in high school and would like to revisit it? Then why not join Anette Roth at one of our Lunchtime Language workshops.  Through simple texts,...
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

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Grades K–2, Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
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. You w...

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.

Online Programs

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ONLINE - Murder by the Book

10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Description:
Join us for Murder by the Book, the Library's mystery book discussion group, which meets monthly January through November via Zoom until we are able to meet in person again! Check here for upcoming titles.  New readers are alwa...

The Library’s mystery discussion group meets on the first Thursday of every month (except December) at 10:30 AM. New readers are always welcome. 

This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Grades K–2
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Description:
Join other children entering grades 1 - 3 in creating chromatography art. Chromatography is the process that separates components of a mixture. Come watch the process and make beautiful pieces of art! Registration is required and opens t...

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.

This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Grades 3–5
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
For students entering Grades 4-6. Learn a little about the Rubik's cube puzzle, then design your own to keep! Registration is required and opens two weeks prior to the event. In case of inclement weather, this program will be held in the Main Prog...

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.

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: 80
Description:
Did you ever wonder why so many roads are called Sawmill or Millpond in Connecticut? Water-powered mills were built across Connecticut as early as 1650. In the early days, every small CT village had to depend upon itself for almost every necessity...
This event is in the "Grades K–2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Lodewick Children’s Library
Age Group: Grades K–2, Grades 3–5
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Special Programs
Description:
Stop by the Library to pick up this week's Take & Make loosely based on the Summer Reading theme: Reading Colors Our World. These crafts or STEAM activities are geared for students entering grades K-6. Bags will be put out on Fridays and will ...

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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.

ONLINE- Read to ROAR

11:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Grades K–2
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Special Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Children in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to one-on-one virtual reading time with a ROAR therapy dog! This event will be held in a private Zoom meeting. The morning of the event we will send you a 10 minute slot between 11:30 am and 12:3...

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.

Online Programs

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Other
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Exhibits & Art Talks, Home Page Feed
Description:
There will be an artist's reception in the Library's Gallery on Saturday, August 7 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Come and meet the artist. Using a vivid, opulent palette and dramatic brush strokes, self-taught artist Kenneth Hunt from Litchfield County captur...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Other
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Take and Make crafts: Decorate a paper box with washi tape as a place to hold your keepsakes! When you sign up you will get an email letting you know when to come and pick up the craft supplies with your name. Complete your creation on your ...
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-2" group.
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Other
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Ages 0-2, Ages 3-5
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Description:
Families with children of all ages are invited to this energetic in-person storytime full of stories, songs, dancing, and grooving at Ballard Park REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. Register with your information ONLY IF you want a reminder email or no...

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.

Books and Breakfast

10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Description:
Books and Breakfast meets via Zoom (while the Library is doing online programs only) on the second Monday morning of the month (except December) for a monthly to chat about participants’ favorite books.  Come hear about what others are read...
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: 0
Description:
Do you have home videos in VHS format that you would like convert to DVD or digital format?*  Reserve this individual one-hour session to make a DVD or digital file from one of your personal VHS videos (NTSC format only). Please note that y...
This event is in the "Ages 0-2" group.

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Combined Main and Dayton Program Rooms
Age Group: Ages 0-2
Program Type: Home Page Feed, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
For families with children ages birth - 35 months. Join Ms. Diane in the Library's Main Program Room for fingerplays, movement, music and stories!   Registration is required on the Library's website, in person or by calling 2...

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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed, Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Description:
Find out how to enjoy access to thousands of online art and craft classes taught by top designers and artists with Creative Bug. All you need is a Ridgefield library card to get started. Register below to receive the Zoom link. ...
This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.
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...

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: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Description:
Join us for World Lit Now! A contemporary world literature book discussion group that will meet via Zoom (while the Library is doing online only programs) on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from January through November. Check here for upcoming t...
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

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Grades K–2, Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
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. You w...

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.

Online Programs

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults, All Ages/Families
Program Type: Author Talks
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 169
Description:
Please join us for this Zoom author talk with veterinarian Melissa Shapiro in conversation with Dan Schachner, Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl Referee, in a program co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library, Books on the Common independent bookstore in ...
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Grades 3–5
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Home Page Feed
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Join other aspiring artists entering Grades 4-6 and create colorful, poseable clay creations! Registration is required and opens two weeks prior to the event. In case of inclement weather, this program will be held in the Main Program Room where m...

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.