Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T-16: Countdown to Opening Weekend!

May 16th is the day for Great Expectations, the Library’s new annual signature event, where Nancy and Larry Bossidy will receive the inaugural Hope H. Swenson Visionary Award. Make your reservations at ridgefieldlibrary.org.

Want to learn more about Ridgefield and our Library?  Visit our beautiful new building starting May 9th.  If you can't wait that long, you can go to ridgefieldlibrary.org today.

T-17: Countdown to Opening Weekend!

Seventeen library-based and community book groups held discussions of The Grapes of Wrath and related books during The Big Read in 2010.  Co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Playhouse and featuring activities presented by 17 town organizations, this project of the National Endowment for the Arts engaged hundreds of Ridgefielders of all ages in exploring the impact of John Steinbeck and his masterwork.

Want to learn more about Ridgefield and our Library?  Visit our beautiful new building starting May 9th.  If you can't wait that long, you can go to ridgefieldlibrary.org today.

T-18: Countdown to Opening Weekend!

Eighteen individuals and groups have received the Paccadolmi Award, given out by the Library each year since 2007 to honor extraordinary leadership and volunteer service.  This year’s honorees, Christine and Philip Lodewick and the Friends of the Ridgefield Library, will be recognized at the dedication ceremony on May 9th.

Want to learn more about Ridgefield and our Library?  Visit our beautiful new building starting May 9th.  If you can't wait that long, you can go to ridgefieldlibrary.org today.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

T-19: Countdown to Opening Weekend!

Nineteen new titles have been added in the past year to the Book Club Corner, our collection of multiples copies of titles selected for their suitability and interest for book discussion groups.  Over 60 fiction and non-fiction titles are now available, from the brand-new releases like Transatlantic by Colum McCann to classics like Elie Wiesel’s Night.

Want to learn more about Ridgefield and our Library?  Visit our beautiful new building starting May 9th.  If you can't wait that long, you can go to ridgefieldlibrary.org today.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

T-20: Countdown to Opening Weekend!

Twenty hardy readers completed the Library’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offering during the 2013 Summer Reading Program for adults, finishing 10 major works of literature in 10 weeks and attending weekly video lectures and in-person discussions.  Several dozen more participated as time allowed, and all were at the cutting edge of library programming nationwide, as the Ridgefield Library’s MOOC program was one of the first of its kind.

Want to learn more about Ridgefield and our Library?  Visit our beautiful new building starting May 9th.  If you can't wait that long, you can go to ridgefieldlibrary.org today.

Friday, April 18, 2014

T-21: Countdown to Opening Weekend!

In 2012, Ridgefield Library operations moved to our temporary location at 21 Governor Street while the new building was being constructed. And we’re now 21 days away from saying goodbye to that space. We’ll miss it (a little).

Want to learn more about Ridgefield and our Library?  Visit our beautiful new building starting May 9th.  If you can't wait that long, you can go to ridgefieldlibrary.org today.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

T-22: Countdown to Opening Weekend!

The Library’s Museum Pass Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, offers free or discounted admission to 22 wonderful cultural institutions, from NYC’s Guggenheim Museum to Old Sturbridge Village.

Want to learn more about Ridgefield and our Library?  Visit our beautiful new building starting May 9th.  If you can't wait that long, you can go to ridgefieldlibrary.org today.