Teen Programs

At the Ridgefield Library, we want you to not only find all the information you need and all the books you want to read, but also find some fun. Take a look at the programs we offer for teens - we hope you'll enjoy them!

Contact: Geri Diorio, Teen Services, 203-438-2282 x11004 gadiorio@ridgefieldlibrary.org


The Library is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a program called Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr (www.RHoKJr.org) on December 5th.  RHoKJr is the project of a nonprofit organization that provides elementary and middle school students the opportunity to come together as problem solvers and innovators to make the world a better place.  Here at the Ridgefield Library we are enthusiastic about this approach because it helps provide a real world context for computer programming skills with the goal of igniting a passion to learn more.

The event will offer Ridgefield elementary and middle school students in fourth through eighth grades the opportunity to explore the power of computing by developing technical solutions to practical problems.  The goal of the event is to show students how important technology is through participating in a one-day hackathon which will enable them to create technical solutions for local non-profit organizations.  The students will work in groups of four (with a mentor and an adult facilitator) to create prototype smartphone apps for the participating non-profits.  

UPDATE: We are currently "sold out" for both student and non-profit participants.

Books Building Bridges

Join the Library and Ridgefield High School this fall for an intergenerational exploration of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. Click here to learn more about book chats, lectures and other activities.

Middle School & High School Critics

Middle School Critics every other Tuesday 4:30 - 5:30 PM

High School Critics one Sunday a month 12:30 - 1:30 PM

We'll chat about books, movies, plays, music, games, and more. We'll provide snacks, you bring your opinions about whatever media you've been consuming lately!
Drop in, no registration needed.

Monthly Crafternoons 

Crafternoons in the Teen Center! Drop in between 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Each month we'll try a different craft - something for everyone!
Drop in, no registration needed.

Tech Thursdays

Create don't consume on the third Thursday of the month between 4:30- 5:30 PM.

Each month we'll make something different and explore different aspects of technology: engineering, coding, physics, chemistry, electronics.
 Drop in, no registration needed.

Harry Potter Book Club

Discuss the boy wizard's sixth book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month between 4:30- 5:30 PM.

Each month we'll discuss four more chapters of the novel. We'll have read the whole thing by the end of the school year! Snacks will be served and magic may happen!