Ridgefield students win at Scrabble competition

The 2019 New England School Scrabble Championship took place at the Ridgefield Library on April 6 with 33 students from three different states competing.  Ridgefield students did exceptionally well. Eighth grader Jeffrey Pogue of Westport and ninth grader Matthew Sherter of Ridgefield teamed up to win the advanced division, making Jeffrey the 2019 New England School Scrabble Champion and Matthew … read more

Art of Retirement series begins at Ridgefield Library April 23

The Advisory Council of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is presenting, “The Art of Retirement” at the Ridgefield Library. This educational series will take place over three Tuesdays — April 23, April 30 and May 7 — at 6:30pm. The three-night event is free for the public and features local professionals presenting on an array of issues. All of the … read more

Great Expectations Gala: Library to honor the McNamaras on May 4

The Ridgefield Library’s annual Great Expectations Gala on May 4 at the library will honor Dewey and Paul McNamara with the 2019 Hope H. Swenson Visionary Award for their enduring support of the library, as well as their involvement with numerous other municipal and charitable organizations. The Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser begins at 6 with cocktails and appetizers —plus live viewing … read more

Library to host discussion on eating disorders April 10

As part of the Parenting the #Selfie Generation: Resilience for Life series, experts will discuss important mind and body issues t at the Ridgefield Library on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. Presenters include: Rena Bruckman, MS, RD-N, Debbie Chrabolowski, LPS, Arianna Pina, in recovery, and Marcie Schneider, MD. Topics to be covered include: understanding eating disorders and body dysmorphia, … read more

Kentucky Derby hats: Library to host class Tuesday, April 2

In preparation for this year’s Run for the Roses, the Ridgefield Library is hosting a class that will help residents make Kentucky Derby hats Tuesday, April 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. The library’s annual gala will honorDewey and Paul McNamara, and will be Kentucky Derby themed this year. There is a second class on April 23 for residents interested in … read more

Run for the Roses: Library plans Kentucky Derby-themed gala

The 2019 Great Expectations Gala fundraiser for the Ridgefield Library is off to the races —the Kentucky Derby, that is. The Derby-themed Gala, which will honor Dewey and Paul McNamara, will be held Saturday, May 4, from 6-11 p.m. at the library. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, including traditional mint juleps, while watching the 145th Run for the … read more

Frey, Haskell and Gucker to speak at League of Women Voters event Saturday

The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Library will sponsor a “Meet Your Legislators Meeting” with state Reps. John Frey and Ken Gucker, and state Sen. Will Haskell on Saturday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the library. The legislators will provide insight into the current state legislative session and discuss the bills before the session and … read more

Keeler Tavern, library present ‘A Revolution of Her Own!’

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center and the Ridgefield Library are jointly presenting “A Revolution of Her Own!” —a one-woman performance of the life of Deborah Sampson by History At Play, a living history performance company that tells the stories of influential but oft-forgotten women. The performance will take place on Sunday, March 24, … read more

Watercolor exhibit on display at library through March 30

Artist Ellen Ross will have her watercolor exhibit on display at the Ridgefield Library through March 30.  There will be a reception on Saturday, March 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. The theme of the exhibit is flowers. “We have used our flowers as symbols to celebrate love, marriage, birthdays, recovery, holidays, forgiveness, end of life, and everyday pleasure,” said … read more

Ridgefield Library seeks candidates for board of directors

The Ridgefield Library Association is seeking applications from local residents for membership on its board of directors. Self-nominations are encouraged. Three-year terms begin on July 1. The library board is a working board, with up to 16 members who are responsible for the organization’s fiduciary oversight, strategic planning and policy-setting. Board members take an active role in helping the library … read more

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