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.

September 16-18, 2016, Ridgefield, CT
Presented by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and The Ridgefield Library, with special thanks to our program partner International Centre for Creativity and Imagination. Generous support for Full STEAM Ahead is provided by The Amadeo Family; Anita and Nick Donofrio; Eric Diefenbach and JK Brown; Ridgefield Education Foundation;TownVibe; the Hospital for Special Surgery, Stamford; Hopkins Vineyard; and Frontier Communications.

PLEASE NOTE as of 9/13/16: All ticketed events are SOLD OUT. If you would like to add your name to the waitlist for any of these packages, please e-mail Lori Parisi at lparisi@aldrichart.org. No calls, please. The waitlist will be created in the order in which e-mails are received. 

The Sunday afternoon "Hands-On with STEAM' community day 1:00 - 5:00 PM at the Library and The Aldrich is free and open without registration to the curious and the creative of all ages!

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

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 | Summer Reading | Author Talks


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, lectures and other activities. The fall 2016 selection will be One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.  More details to follow.

In November 2015 J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye was the book chosen by the students. Click here to listen to the lecture Is There a Catch in the Catcher in the Rye by Dr. Mark Schenker of Yale College.

 


 

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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