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


Note: During the construction of the New Ridgefield Library we will continue to offer a wide mix of educational and cultural programs.  These will take place both in our temporary location at 21 Governor Street and, thanks to the many local organizations that have offered to partner with the Library during this transition period, out and about in our community. 


Special Book Discussion Series

The Ridgefield Library regularly presents scholarly book discussion series over the last few years. Most recently these have included. .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 7:15 PM in the Program Room at Governor Street. 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 11:15 AM. The group is led by Assistant Library Director Mary Rindfleisch and will meet at the Library's 21 Governor Street location.

The Critics’ Circle focuses mainly on fiction and meets on the third Tuesday of the month (except December) at 7:15 PM in the Program Room at Governor Street. 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 1:00 PM at the Program Room on Governor Street. 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 11:15 a.m. The group is led by Assistant Library Director Mary Rindfleisch and will meet at the Library's 21 Governor Street location.

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

New participants 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

The Ridgefield Library @ Keeler Tavern Museum

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. Meetings will take place in the Garden House of the Keeler Tavern Museum.


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.