Next Chapter Book Club launches at library

The Ridgefield Library has launched the Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC), a book discussion group for adults and older adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The book discussion group will be held Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the library’s Randolph Board Room. The eight-week discussion group started Feb. 6 and will run through March 27. NCBC’s weekly meetings … read more

‘Revising the Founding Era’ continues at library Sunday

Akhil Amar, author and Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will present a keynote as part of the Revisiting the Founding Era series Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m., at Ridgefield Library. Amar will describe the dynamic nature of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, provide short profiles of its key players and relationships, and outline the issues … read more

Founders’ ideas underlie American life today

“I’m a great believer that the founding principles continue to resonate in American life,” said Todd Brewster. A journalist, author, and professor at Mt. Holyoke College, Brewster will orchestrate what’s envisioned as a deep look into some of the thinking in America’s founding documents to see how the founders’ ideals and principles show up in today’s America, helping shape the … read more

Revisiting the Founding Era kicks off in town Jan. 27

The Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, Ridgefield Historical Society, Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR, Books on the Common, Ridgefield League of Women Voters, and the Connecticut Project for the Constitution, are pleased to launch a new series of programs called Revisiting the Founding Era. The series will kick-off with a lively, panel discussion and community conversation … read more

Hot Stove League: Memorabilia packages, more Mets tickets added to Jan. 26 event at library

Can’t make it to the nearly sold-out 2019 Ridgefield Library Hot Stove League conversation with award-winning New York Mets play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen Saturday, Jan. 26? Don’t worry: There are other opportunities to step up to the plate and participate in a series of auctions for rare game-day experiences and exclusive signed memorabilia packages at the library over the next … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Trends in American food, winter constellations, and the Great Wall of China

Abstract painters open exhibit Sunday A group of abstract painters who have studied together at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists under the accomplished painter Rachel Volpone will display their work at Sarah’s Wine Bar this winter. The exhibition, titled “Insight: 11 Abstract Painters,” will open at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, and run through March 10. Snow date for opening … read more

Talking to kids about sex is subject of library forum

The Ridgefield Library will host a program called “Birds and Bees: How to Talk to Today’s Kids About Sex” Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. The program is part of the Parenting the Selfie Generation at the library. Jennifer Gaines, a public health program specialist, will lead the discussion on talking about sex and offer tips on what to say, … read more

Community sing-alongs return to Ridgefield Library Jan. 6

Community Sing-Alongs led by Cantor Deborah Katchko Gray return at the Ridgefield Library Sunday, Jan 6. The library is co-sponsoring these sing-alongs with the cantor in the spirit of Pete Seeger and the singer songwriters of folk, Broadway and the American Songbook. Attendees are invited to bring their voices, tuned guitars, drums, friends, and family of all ages. The cantor, … read more

Ridgefield happenings: Schoolhouse tours, escape room fund-raiser, and candlelight Christmas Eve services

The following are a list of upcoming events in town: Historical Society offers private tours of Little Red Schoolhouse The Ridgefield Historical Society maintains and operates the 1756 schoolhouse, also called the Little Red Schoolhouse, at West Lane and South Salem Road (Route 35). The historical society offers Sundays at the Schoolhouse monthly during the warmer months, but groups are … read more

Ridgefield Library chosen for ‘Founding Era’ public programming grant

The Ridgefield Library has announced that it has been awarded the Revisiting the Founding Era Grant to implement public programming and community conversations that explore America’s founding and its enduring themes. “The library is honored to be one of only a hundred libraries nationwide, and one of only two in Connecticut, to receive this grant,” said Brenda McKinley, Ridgefield Library … read more

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