Thursday, August 17th @ 3:00pm: Did you read at least one book and participate in the Library’s Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2023? Or complete STEAM Bingo?  (There’s still time!  Contact the Adult Services Desk for more information.)

Be sure to drop by the Bossidy Commons between 3:00pm and 5:00pm to celebrate the end of our Adult Summer Reading Challenge. Have some cookies, iced tea or lemonade and chat with us about what you read this summer. The STEAM Corner Bingo participants will also have the opportunity to win a crafty gift!

All attendees will receive a raffle ticket for the door prizes graciously provided by the Friends of Ridgefield Library.

No registration required.

Saturday, August 12th @ 3:30pm: The Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival will hold an opening reception at the Ridgefield Library for members of a symposium to be held in August. Dr. Lenka Pichlikova-Burke will offer her talk on Michael Chekhov in Ridgefield to the symposium participants and any members of the public who are interested.

The Chekhov Theatre Studio was located until 1942 in Ridgefield, where future Academy Award, Tony and Emmy-winning actors finished their dramatic training and began their professional careers. After World War II, these were joined by dozens of other award-winning and internationally famous actors trained in California – names such as Yul Brynner, Beatrice Straight, Gary Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn. Dr. Lenka Pichlíková Burke, professional actress, professor and expert in Chekhov dramatic method, will present an illustrated lecture focusing on Chekhov’s work in the U.S.

Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, August 2nd @ 6:00pm: Families with children of all ages are invited to test their trivia skills at this interactive game show experience! Have you ever wanted to be on a TV game show? Team up with your friends and family for an exciting and educational evening and take your turn at the buzzer. Trivia questions are appropriate for elementary through high school students. You’ll be amazed at how much you know! Registration encouraged. Learn more and register here.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am to 5:00pm:  The Library’s annual RidgeCon celebration of pop culture fandoms returns on Saturday, August 5th for a day full of all-ages fun!  RidgeCon 2023 is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Check here for details about all of the day’s activities and updates to the schedule.

And don’t miss a special RidgeCon Games on Tap Board Game Night for adults from 6:00 to 9:00pm!

Wednesday, July 26th @ 7:00pm: New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis transports us back to 1950s Manhattan and glamorous Radio City Music Hall in her thrilling new novel about a talented young Rockette and a mysterious bomber terrorizing New York City.  Click here for more information about the book.

Books on the Common will have copies for purchase and signing.

Please register to attend here.