Adult Programs

The Ridgefield Library is dedicated to offering a diverse range of educational and cultural programs for a wide range of audiences. Most programs are free, and registration is not required unless noted. Come learn and enjoy with us!

Check below to see if we have any programs coming up in the following categories or check our program calendar for a full listing of programs and locations.

Library Wish List
Like our monthly Books & Breakfast meetings or our convenient collection of "New and Now" books and CDs?  You can help us keep them coming by makign a tax-deductible "purchase" from our Wish List catalog.  Choose from dozens of items at giving levels starting as low as $25. And a Wish List purchase can be a great tribute gift for the person on your holiday list who doesn't need any more "stuff." Click here for our new catalog of Wish List items.

 

Contact: Lesley Lambton, Adult Programs, 203-438-2282 x11013 lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org


Art & Photography

Shutterbugs Photography Group | ARTalks | Workshops | Exhibitions


Author Talks

Readings and Book Signings

 



Business & Finance

Skillsbox: Tools for Business Success series is co-sponsored by SCORE and Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.

Other Business and Finance Programs


College, Career and Job Search

Programs and Workshops


Health and Fitness

Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life series

Building a Model Community Response to End Lyme Disease: a special initative

All Health and Fitness programs


Library Book Groups and Other Programs for Booklovers

The Nonfictioneers | Books and Breakfast | Poetry Discussion Group | AM Book Group | Critics’ Circle | Murder by the Book | Founders Hall Book Discussion | Food For Thought: A Culinary Book Group | Summer Reading | Author Talks


Scholarly Series

All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen - August to November 2017

Join us for book discussions, scholarly lectures, film screenings, art, fashion, food and more of Jane Austen's era, as we celebrate the life and works of the beloved author on the 200th anniversary of her death. Details here.

Movies

Film Programs

The Library is pleased to partner with Ridgefield Playhouse with their Live in HD screenings. Library card holders get the $20 member rate for all HD performances.


Music & Performing Arts

Live Music | Special Performances |

 

 



Nature, Science and the Environment

The Environment


Technology

Tech Topics


Writing Groups & Workshops

Writing Workshops and Talks | Ridgefield Writers Wiki | Ridgefield Writers Conference

 


Books Building Bridges

Each fall the Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield High School choose one book from the curriculum for an intergenerational exploration, including book chats led by high school students, lecutres and more. Last fall the selection was One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.  This fall we will be focussing on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Asuten as part of our All About Jane series. 

Discussions will take place at the High School on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 PM and at the Library on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 PM.

 Listen to listen to Dr. Mark Schenker's 2017 lecture on Sensibility and Sense: How the 18th Century Meets the 19th Century in Jane Austen's Novels.

Click here to listen to Dr. Mark Schenker's 2016 lecture on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Click here to listen to Dr. Schenker's 2015 lecture in the series Is There a Catch in the Catcher in the Rye .


 

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Past Special Programs:

Celebrating Shakespeare: 400 Years of William Shakespeare
- April 2016

Curiouser and Curiouser: 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland
- Fall 2015

The Big Read: The Great Gatsby - October and November 2014

Ridgefield Remembers the Civil War - A town wide series of events and programs commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War taking place during 2013

Dipping Into Proust

Advancing Creative Thinking: Imagination to Innovation - Two-day Conference

What the Dickens!

The Big Read: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

James Joyce Discussion Series

International Year of Astronomy

Einstein's Big Idea

Seriously Shakespeare