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This event is in the "Ages 3-5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Ages 3-5
Program Type: Featured, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Description:
Children ages 3-5 are invited to this virtual storytime program including activities and crafts.  You may pick up the materials needed for the crafts the week before the session. Themes will include Fall, Halloween, the Moon,  Thanksgiving ...

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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.

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, Featured
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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 "Grades K–2" group.
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Grades K–2, Grades 3–5
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Featured
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Join Joanne from the Art Spot in exploring Ancient Egyptian symbols and traditions and create a clay scarab that you can carry with you for good luck!  Registration required.  You will receive a Zoom link in your confirmation email and in y...

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 "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: 47
Description:
Join Coach Matthew Shirvell 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 mshirvell@gmail.com before the class starts. You...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Featured, Health & Wellness, Lectures & Panels
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 198
Description:
Join us for this live online webinar, presented by the Norwalk River Watershed Association’s Cathy Smith, to find out more about the emerging field of soundscape ecology, and how you can take some simple steps to welcome nature’s chorus back to your ...
This event is in the "Grades 3–5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Grades 3–5
Program Type: Featured, Technology & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Join us on Zoom to learn about simple machines and make a drawbridge from cardboard tubes! You'll need something to draw with, tape, and scissors. The library will provide all other supplies. Grab a bag with the supplies from the green cart in the...

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.
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other (off site)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Talks, Special Programs
Description:
Join us for a virtual reading and Q&A with acclaimed poet Patricia Smith, whose dazzling performances earned her the individual championship at the National Poetry Slam a record four times. The event is hosted by The Aldrich Contemporar...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

RidgefieldWriters.com Writing Workshop

10:15am - 12:15pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Randolph Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Description:
Open to all writing genres, all levels of writers, ages 18 and up. About the RidgefieldWriters.com workshops: In addition to writing and supporting each other, the purpose of each meeting is to obtain feedback from other writers about pieces we ar...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Featured
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Description:
Join us for our monthly Zoom discussion. Click here to see selections and to check on availability. Please register to receive the Zoom link. ...

The Food For Thought discussion group reads books that explore the many ways that food expresses, affects, and enriches our lives. Discussions are usually held on the third Friday of every month (except December). New readers always welcome. 

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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
CONNECTICUT POETRY SOCIETY MONTHLY WORKSHOP Beginning June 27, this NEW workshop for poets of all levels will meet every fourth Saturday of the month from 10 AM to noon. For now these workshops will take place via Zoom until we are able ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Dayton Program Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Featured
Description:
Join the Fairfield County Writers Group (fairfieldcountywriters.org)  on the third Saturday of the month for a monthly write-in, a three-hour productive working session where we can gather together and feed off each other's focused energies...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Exhibits & Art Talks, Featured, Lectures & Panels
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 185
Description:
In this ARTalk, Paul Efstathiou, Director of Contemporary Art for Hollis Taggart Gallery in New York City, will discuss how artists, curators, dealers, galleries, and collectors fit into a dynamic art market and what their various roles are with one ...
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Storytime-ONLINE

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: All Ages/Families
Program Type: Featured, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Description:
Join the children's librarians for books, songs, and fun in our special online storytime! New storytimes released every Monday. Watch storytime here on Youtube or register to receive an email reminder with the link. Registration is not requir...

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.

Online Programs

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

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 Scrabble Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, Teens
Program Type: Featured, Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Description:
For students in grades 3-12. Learn strategies and techniques online with Scrabble Master Cornelia Guest. Please create an account for Internet Scrabble Club before the first session and remember your screen name. You will receive the Zoom informati...

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 "Ages 3-5" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Ages 3-5
Program Type: Featured, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Description:
Children ages 3-5 are invited to this virtual storytime program including activities and crafts.  You may pick up the materials needed for the crafts the week before the session. Themes will include Fall, Halloween, the Moon,  Thanksgiving ...

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.

Online Programs

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

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: 47
Description:
Join Coach Matthew Shirvell 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 mshirvell@gmail.com before the class starts. You...

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 "All Ages/Families" group.

Storytime-ONLINE

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: All Ages/Families
Program Type: Featured, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Description:
Join the children's librarians for books, songs, and fun in our special online storytime! New storytimes released every Monday. Watch storytime here on Youtube or register to receive an email reminder with the link. Registration is not requir...

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.

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Book Discussions, Featured, Special Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
Join us for the final discussion of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss as part of the community-wide Votes For Women: Ridgefield Celebrates the 19th Amendment series. Copies of the book are available at t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ONLINE - Nonfictioneers

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Featured
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month via Zoom (while the Library is doing online programs only) to discuss classic and contemporary non-fiction titles. Click here for more information and to see the upcoming dis...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Administrative
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Exhibits & Art Talks, Featured
Description:
Kenneth Hunt is a self-taught artist who lives in Connecticut and focuses mainly on figurative and landscape images. Painting in oil on canvas, his use of bold color is primary to his composition. He began painting in 2016 and is now a full-time arti...
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: 94
Description:
Poems take on a whole new life when they are read aloud--especially when read by the poet who wrote them. In this 90-minute program, we'll listen to a selection of pivotal poems about Black lives, read in the poets' own voices, ad...

Disclaimer(s)

Online Programs

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

RidgefieldWriters.com Writing Workshop

10:15am - 12:15pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Randolph Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Description:
Open to all writing genres, all levels of writers, ages 18 and up. About the RidgefieldWriters.com workshops: In addition to writing and supporting each other, the purpose of each meeting is to obtain feedback from other writers about pieces we ar...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other (off site)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Films, Music & Performances
Description:
THE MAGIC FLUTE (MOZART) MET OPERA ENCORE IN HD SAT. DEC 05, 2020 12:00PM and 4:00PM @ Ridgefield Playhouse Tickets: $25 | Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15 | Under 18 free Ridgefield Library card holders receive member prices for ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Exhibits & Art Talks, Featured
Description:
Please join us for an artist's reception featuring the paintings of Kenneth Hunt. Kenneth Hunt is a self-taught artist who lives in Connecticut and focuses mainly on figurative and landscape images. Painting in oil on canvas, his use of bol...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other (off site)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Films, Music & Performances
Description:
THE MAGIC FLUTE (MOZART) MET OPERA ENCORE IN HD SAT. DEC 05, 2020 12:00PM and 4:00PM @ Ridgefield Playhouse Tickets: $25 | Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15 | Under 18 free Ridgefield Library card holders receive member prices for ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ridgefield Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Talks, Featured, Lectures & Panels
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 203
Description:
Elaine Weiss is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor , as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of Amer...

The Votes for Women: Ridgefield Celebrates the 19th Amendment series is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Historical Society, the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, and the Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR.

Disclaimer(s)

Online Programs

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other (off site)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Films, Music & Performances
Description:
TURANDOT (PUCCINI) - THE MET OPERA ENCORE IN HD SUN. DEC 06, 2020 2:00PM @ Ridgefield Playhouse Tickets: $25 | Members & Seniors $20 | Students $15 | Under 18 free Ridgefield Library card holders receive member prices for this show.&n...