Library Lines: The Corrigan connection

What do Maureen Corrigan, Pat Corrigan and Kelly Corrigan have in common? As far as I know, these three extraordinary women have no family ties, but together they demonstrate the quality and range of the library’s adult programming.

Maureen Corrigan, book reviewer for NPR’s Fresh Air, came to Ridgefield in 2014 to share the insights in her newly released book So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures, adding a fresh and timely element to our community-wide Big Read that fall of the Fitzgerald masterpiece.  

Pat Corrigan does not have the nationwide fan base Maureen enjoys as a radio celebrity, but she has a very loyal following among Ridgefield Library patrons. A retired high school art teacher from Pawling, N.Y., Pat teaches regular crafting and sewing programs that fill up as soon as they are announced.  

Acclaimed speaker, best-selling author and cancer survivor Kelly Corrigan will be appearing at the Ridgefield Playhouse on March 8 as part of the library’s Noreen L. Papa — Mothers: Live Your Life health and wellness series. Admission is free but registration at the library’s website is required for this inspirational presentation by our latest Corrigan connection.

Mary Rindfleisch is assistant director of the Ridgefield Library. She may be reached at 203-438-2282, ext. 11009, or