Newcomers Gala to Benefit the Library
|Saturday, May 19, 7:30 - 11:00 PM
The Newcomers Club of Ridgefield's 7th Annual Spring Gala Celebrating the Arts
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, DJ and a surprise artist. Docent-led tour of the current exhibits.
$45 per person. See all the details of this special event.
Proceeds benefit the Ridgefield Library.
Friends Book Sale at Yanity Gym this Weekend
Friends of the Library Annual Spring Book Sale
May 18-21 at Yanity Gym
Friday 9:00 AM - 12 noon
Early Bird $10 admission (Friends members free)
Friday Noon - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12 noon - 5:00 PM
All books half price
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bag of books $5
Ridgefield Folk with Sally Barris
|Sunday, May 20, 2:00 PM, Dayton Program Room|
Sally Barris is an A-list Nashville singer/songwriter who has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban. While her writing credits mightily impress, fans and peers are most captivated by her bright spirit and expressive mountain soprano. In the last 2 years, the Minnesota native has performed at Mountain Stage, New Bedford Summer Fest, and The Kerrville Folk Festival. She is also a member of the "The Waymores", with Don Henry and Tom Kimmel.
The concert is free thanks to the Friends of the Library. Tickets can be picked up the day of the show starting at 1:00 PM and doors open at 1:30 PM.
We're Moving Forward...Won't You Join Us on June 1st and 2nd?
Won't you join us Friday, June 1st for a last hurrah in our current building before we move to a temporary location during construction? Libations... hors d'oeuvres... live and silent auctions. $100 per person. Print or share a full invitation. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today online or by calling 203-438-2282 x1022.
PLUS - Community Open House Saturday June 2nd, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fun activities for all ages! Find out more.
Book Discussions this Week
|Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 PM, Dayton Program Room
This month: Nemesis by Philip Roth
Learn more about this and upcoming Critics' Circle selections.
Friday, May 18, 1:00 PM, Dayton Program Room
Poetry Discussion Group
This month: Departures: Poems by Rosanna Warren
Discussion led by retired English professor Dr. Alan Holder.
New members always welcome at Library book groups. No registration.
Writers Guild Meets Tuesday
|Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 PM, History Room|
The Writers Guild of Ridgefield: A Networking Group for Writers
Writers get together monthly to network and talk about their craft. New members always welcome. Call Aurora Lopez at 203-244-5341 for more information.
Foundation Center Training Workshop
|Thursday, May 17, 11:00 AM, Dayton Program Room
Introduction to Finding Funders and Guide to Philanthropy InSight
Jimmy Tom, director of the Foundation Center's New York Library, will conduct a training workshop on grantseeker resources available for your free use at the Ridgefield Library, including
the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Philanthropy In/SightŪ
The second session explores Philanthropy In/SightŪ, an interactive mapping tool that can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships.This session will be offered at the Ridgefield Library, a member of the Foundation Center's network of Cooperating Collections. Space is limited. Please register.
Flying Solo Networking and Social Evening for Single Women
|Thursday, May 17, 6:30 PM, Dayton Program Room
Flying Solo: A program for single, divorced or widowed women
Join other single women for a social and networking evening. Hear keynote Speaker : Jessica Bram Author of Happily Ever after Divorce. There will also be several experts on hand to address legal, financial, family therapy and nutrition needs. Refreshments will be served. Please register.
Children's Activities this Week
|Tuesday, May 15, 4:30 PM, Children's Program Room|
Kids in grades 4 & 5 who love to share what they are reading meet to talk about titles! Snacks will be served. No registration.
Wednesday, May 16, 4:30 PM, Dayton Program Room
Mad Science Presents Fire and Ice!
Mad Science of Fairfield Co. will present an interactive program for kids in grades Kindergarten and older. Participants will discover how hot and cool science can really be! This program is for children only; parents may drop off children and pick up at 5:30. No registration.
Thursday, May 17, 4:30 PM, Children's Program Room
Readers in grades 2 & 3 are invited to discuss wonderful stories. Snacks will be served. Children sign up in Children's Services and pick up a copy of the book to be discussed: The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin. Registration required.
No Registration - In the Children's Program Room unless otherwise noted.
- Monday 10:30 AM Drop-in Storytime (Stories, songs and a film for children aged 3 and up)
- Tuesday 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM Mother Goose (Music, movement and rhymes for infants through age 2 with a caregiver. In the Dayton Program Room.)
- Tuesday 6:30 PM Scrabble (Play with a tournament experienced teacher. For grades 4 - 8.)
- Thursday 2:00 PM Threes and Fours on Their Own (Children ages 3 and 4 are invited for stories, songs and a short book-based film.)
- Friday 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM Friday Flicks (Short films based on favorite picture books for ages 2 and up)
- Saturday 10:30 AM Drop-in Storytime (Stories, songs and a film for children aged 3 and up)