Programs for Booklovers
The Ridgefield Library has a wide range of fun and informative programs for booklovers. Whichever genre you enjoy, the Library has something for you, including author talks and book signings, town-wide reads, monthly book discussion groups, and scholarly series.
Monthly Book Discussion Groups
The Nonfictioneers meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Dayton Program Room to discuss contemporary and classic nonfiction titles.
Poetry Discussion Group
Meets monthly on the last Friday of the month (except July and August) at 1 p.m. in the Randolph Board Room. Discussions are led by Dr. Alan Holder, a poet and retired English professor. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The Library also organizes book discussions for members of Founders Hall
New readers are always welcome at the Library’s book groups. Copies of the books are made available at the library through inter-library loan. Copies of the books also may be purchased at Books on the Common at a 15% discount. Many titles are also available as downloadable e-books or audiobooks from OverDrive or Hoopla.
Books and Breakfast
Books and Breakfast
A monthly informal gathering where Library staff and fellow booklovers share information about favorite books over coffee and refreshments.
Visit our Events for upcoming Books and Breakfast meetings to see upcoming Books and Breakfast meetings.
Author Talks and Book Signings
The Ridgefield Library regularly presents scholarly book discussion series. Over the past few years, these have included Still Alive! 200 Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, All About Jane: Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen, Celebrating Shakespeare, The Big Read: The Great Gatsby, Dipping Into Proust, What the Dickens!, The Big Read: The Grapes of Wrath, and Enjoying Joyce.
The Library also presents many other programs that will appeal to lovers of literature, such as a popular lecture by Dr. Mark Schenker called Give It a Rest: A Brief Survey of the Literary Portrayal of Sloth, which was presented at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Give It a Rest: A Brief Survey of the Literary Portrayal of Sloth
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 led by high school students, lectures, and more. Choices have included The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, The Cather in the Rye, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Pride and Prejudice.
Recorded Lectures from the Series