Programs for Booklovers

The Ridgefield Library has a wide range of fun and informative programs for booklovers. Whatever the genre you enjoy, the Library has a something for you.

Contact: Lesley Lambton, Adult Programs, 203-438-2282 x1013 lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org



Critics' Circle

AM Book Group

Nonfictioneers


Special Book Discussion Series

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

Join The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts and the Ridgefield Library this fall as we organize a community-wide reading initiative of The Great Gatsby under the auspices of The Big Read. Click here for information about programs and how you can get involved.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Scholarly Book Discussion

The Ridgefield Library regularly presents scholarly book discussion series. Over the past few years these have included Ridgefield Remembers: The Civil War,   Dipping Into Proust, What the Dickens!, The Big Read: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and Enjoying Joyce. Click on the links to find resources related to these topics and to listen to lectures. 


Monthly Book Discussion Groups

The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in the Dayton Program Room to discuss contemporary and classic nonfiction titles.

Murder by the Book, the Library’s mystery discussion group, meets on the first Thursday of the month (except December) at 1 PM. The group is led by Assistant Library Director Mary Rindfleisch and will meet in the Dayton Program Room.

The Critics’ Circle focuses mainly on fiction and meets on the third Tuesday of the month (except December) at 7 PM in the Dayton Program Room. Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski facilitates the discussions.

The Poetry Discussion Group meets monthly on the third Friday of the month (except July and August) at 1 PM in the Dayton Program Room. Discussions are led by Dr. Alan Holder, a poet and retired English professor. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The A.M.  Book Group gets together on the fourth Wednesday of every month (except December) at 10 AM. The group is led by Assistant Library Director Mary Rindfleisch and will meet in the Dayton Program Room.

The Library also organizes book discussions for members of Founders Hall and Ridgefield Crossings

New readers are always welcome to Library’s book groups. Copies of the books may be purchased at Books on the Common at a 15% discount, or inquire about in-house and Inter-Library Loan availability by calling Karen Kazzi at 203-438-2282 x1011 klkazzi@ridgefieldlibrary.org.


Books and Breakfast

A monthly informal gathering where Library staff and fellow booklovers share reading recommendations and information about favorite books over coffee and refreshments. Click here to see upcoming Books and Breakfast meetings.


Author Talks and Book Signings

Authors give an inside look at their work through lectures and discussions. Some of these programs are co-sponsored by Ridgefield’s independent bookstore, Books on the Common.

Find out about other upcoming literature-related programs by clicking here.