Adult Summer Reading 2013
June 24 through August 10
Share favorite books
Read to win one of our weekly prize baskets
Join us in a groundbreaking endeavor as we delve into the world of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This summer the Ridgefield Library will become a meet-up destination for a course on The Fiction of Relationship offered through Coursera.
Attend one of our many programs for adults including a series on digital photography
Make Summer Reading a family affair!
Just read a book or listen to an audiobook and record the title online or on paper. For each entry submitted, you will be entered to win one of our weekly raffle prizes. Submit a review if you wish, and see what others are reading and recommending.
It's now easier than ever! Use our online Summer Reading program or submit a paper entry as in the past. Log into the program from anywhere you have the Internet - at home, at the Library, on vacation, even from a Smartphone. It's fast - it's easy - it's green! Library staff will be happy to help you register or log your reading.
Take a look at the beautiful gift baskets you might win in our weekly drawings!
Questions? We're here to help: 203-438-2282 x1003.
More on MOOCs
As part of our 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program, the Ridgefield Library will be delving into the world of Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. The New York Times called 2012 “The Year of the MOOC,” and we hope you’ll join us as we explore this new way to engage in lifelong learning.
What is a MOOC? A MOOC allows anyone with an internet connection to take college courses for free. Last year, companies such as Coursera, Udacity, and edX began partnerships with major universities and colleges to offer a wide range of courses online.
How is the Ridgefield Library participating?
This summer the Ridgefield Library will be a meet-up destination for a course entitled The Fiction of Relationship taught by Dr. Arnold Weinstein from Brown University and offered through Coursera. For ten consecutive Wednesdays beginning on June 19th, we will gather at 6:30 PM in the library’s program room to watch Dr. Weinstein’s video lectures and then have a facilitated discussion about what we’ve learned. You will be asked to sign up on the Coursera website to be a participant in the course and also to register at the library website so we know how many people to expect. Click here for more information and a list of the meet-up dates and the suggested reading.
Note: The course on Coursera begins two weeks before the Library will screen the lectures so you can either pre-screen them or wait and watch them together on the big screen with your fellow students.
Reading on our Radar
Visit our blog for readers!
Viisit frequently for reading suggestions. We'll share the early word about the most talked about new titles, but also bring to your attention some of our favorite books that fall under the radar. And of course, we hope you'll share what you're reading.
Summer Reading Programs and Events
Continue your summer dreaming with workshops, classes, talks, and book discussions:
Summer Reading Sponsors
Books on the Common
Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe
The Toy Chest
Ridgefield Parks and Recreation Dept.
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