Starting February 15th: The Ridgefield Library is again providing space for AARP Tax Aide, a free tax preparation service for low and moderate income taxpayers, especially those age 50 and older. AARP Tax Aide will be offered on Thursdays from 8:00-11:00 am from February 15th through April 11th. Assistance is available by appointment only — please call Jon or Barbara Elkow directly at (203) 438-4288 to schedule your session.

The Ridgefield Library Association is seeking applications from Ridgefield residents for membership on its Board of Directors. Self-nominations are encouraged. The three-year term begins on July 1.

The Library Board is a working board, with up to 16 members who are responsible for the organization’s fiduciary oversight, strategic planning and policy-setting. Board members take an active role in helping the Library raise the nearly 30% of its annual operating budget that comes through fundraising, donations and gifts.

The Board seeks diverse, broad and balanced representation of people, skill sets and experience from the community. Examples of particular skills in demand for new members include, but are not limited to, finance, development/philanthropy and technology. Board Members are expected to serve on two subcommittees and be willing to assume a leadership position as needed. Library or nonprofit board experience a plus. We encourage all interested parties to apply.

Click here for Key Information for Board Member Candidates 2024.

For a copy of the application and more information on the roles and responsibilities of Library Board members please contact Library Director Brenda McKinley at [email protected]. Completed applications must be received by March 15, 2024 for consideration.

Saturday, March 9th @ 10:30am:  For children in grades K-3 and their families. The Stargazer’s Apprentice is a musical comical astronomical review about the wonders of the Universe. Using songs, stories, interactive demonstrations and puppetry, young stargazers are introduced to their place in the Universe. Topics covered include our star the Sun, our solar system, the night sky, constellations and the nature of stars.

Learn more and register here.

Tuesday, February 27th @ 7:00pm:  Terry Garcia, former chief science and exploration officer for the National Geographic Society, and author of the new book The Future of Exploration, joins Ridgefield’s David Yaun for an exclusive conversation and book-signing in the Library’s Main Program Room. Hear from a real-life Indiana Jones about his work saving precious antiquities from destructive war lords in active combat zones, the search to find the woman who graced one of the most famous magazine covers ever, and what 30 of the world’s leading explorers think about the future of uncovering and preserving our planet’s history.

Books on the Common will have copies of The Future of Exploration available for purchase and signing.

For more information and to register, click here.

Sunday, February 18th @ 2:00 pm:  Longtime friends Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris team up for this presentation. Deeper Than the Skin is a concert that explores their unique history as a White man from the capital of the Confederacy and a Black man whose maternal ancestor was a slave on a plantation just outside of Richmond. They have built a bridge between their lives through thirty years of friendship, shared goals and a passion to build community. It’s an electrifying musical presentation.  

The Ridgefield Folk Concert Series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.

Learn more and register.