Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reading Across Generations

For many years, the Library has offered the popular Reading Is a Family Affair intergenerational book discussion several times a year, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library. Children in grades 3-5 and a parent or other adult read a book together and then come to the Library for discussion and enrichment activities – plus a pizza supper! Last year we expanded this program to middle schoolers and their families as well.  Stay tuned for announcement of titles and dates for 2016-2017.

A recent addition to our annual calendar for teens and adults is Books Building Bridges, an initiative that brings together Ridgefield High School students and adults for book chats, lectures and other activities.  This year’s title, selected by the students from the reading list for the English curriculum, is Ken Kesey’s “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Scheduled activities include a lecture on October 27th by Dr. Mark Schenker of Yale College and discussions for adult and student readers on November 1st and 2nd. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the Circulation Desk.  Please join us to gain a fresh perspective on a 20th century classic.

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