Ridgefield Library Programs week of October 24 to October 28

Friends of the Ridgefield Library Book Sale

Thursday Oct 26, 6-8 pm-Members only sale. Memberships available at the door. Consider joining as a lifetime member.

Friday Oct 27, 10-7 pm-The book sale begins in earnest!

Saturday Oct 28, 9-4 pm – The book sale races to its finish. 3-4 pm is five dollars per bag of books.

Enjoy a baked goodie or hot beverage too!

Also on Saturday at 11:00 am – The Tell Tale Heart and Other Spooky Tales from Around the Globe-Master storyteller, Christopher Leebrick, present a riveting performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece and other spooky tales. For ages 12 and up please.

Wednesday October 25 – 10:00 a.m.-Stitchery Group

10:30 a.m.-Preschool Story time

4:00 p.m.-Ridgefield Gaming Group

7:00 p.m.-Ridgefield Meaningful Movies-Watch a film that relates the life-history of Minoru Yasui, the first Japanese-American attorney in Oregon. During World War II, he initiated a legal test case by deliberately violating military orders that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans. Discussion follows. The film is being shown at the Old Liberty Theater, 115 N. Main Avenue.

Thursday October 26-1:00 p.m.-Mahjong at the library

3:30 p.m.-Spanish Conversation Circle

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You don’t want to miss the FRIENDS BIG Autumn Used Book Sale! The large room at the Ridgefield Community Center will be filled with hundreds of gently used books for only $1! The doors open early for the MEMBERS ONLY SALE on Thursday, October 26th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Not a member? No problem! Join at the door and shop early for the best selection of books. An annual adult membership is only $10!

The PUBLIC SALE begins Friday, October 27th from 10 am to 7 pm and continues on Saturday, October 28th from 9 am to 4 pm. During the last hour of the sale get a bag of books for only $5!

The Friend’s 2018 Membership Drive will kick off during the 3-day used book sale! Join during the sale and your membership will be valid through 12/31/18. As a special bonus, if you join or renew your membership anytime during the 3-day sale you’ll be entered into one of the hourly drawings to win a FREE Bag of Books!

The Friends are still looking for volunteers to help with set-up, during the sale, and packing-up after the sale. Email the Friends at ridgefieldfriendsoflibrary@gmail.com  (correction from earlier version)if you’d like to help out for an hour our two or more! President Jeanne Androvich will forward you via email information about dates and times the Friends need help. Contact Jeanne at 360-887- 2579 if you have any questions.

This is one of the Friend’s largest fundraisers of the year. Monies raised will go towards the new library building campaign and other Ridgefield Community Library programs and projects.

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Check this out!! A nicely decorated spinet piano just in time for Birdfest is available throughout the month of October as the Silent Auction item benefitting the new Ridgefield library. Bidding started October 1 (see the item and make your bid at the library). Don’t miss out on these wonderful additions to your game collection and the chance to support a GREAT cause. Money raised helps fund a new, bigger, and better library in Ridgefield. At the end of October, the highest bidder will be notified. Questions? Contact Tevis Laspa (360-600-0943) As always, thank you for supporting YOUR library!

The golf tournament last Sunday was a big success and brought in about $4000 for the library building fund. The weather was perfect: cool and brisk with high clouds, the food was great as were the raffle prizes. Thanks to all who participated. By far the most popular raffle prize was the fixings for Moscow mules, including four cups, a pitcher, and a cookbook  with the recipe. It was donated by Jim Vincent of Vincent Construction Management. Thanks Jim!

It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible. If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations to the Ridgefield Library over $10,000, up to a million dollars. Please consider this option. There is a time factor to this offer, so act now. Donations don’t have to be in money – all sorts of other options are available – land, cars, jewelry, etc. Think outside the box…

Library Programs this Week

Tuesday October 3
Movies for Adults 6:00 p.m.-Please call the library for title
Wednesday October 4
Stitchery 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Teen Gaming 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday October 5
Mahjong 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Spanish Conversation Circle 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday October 6
Toddler Storytime 10:30 a.m.
Teen Council 4:00 p.m.
Saturday October 7
The Ridgefield Library opens at 9:00 a.m. for First Saturday
Stop and make a craft to celebrate Birdfest 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Bird Stories 10:00 a.m.
Bird Stories 11:00 a.m.

Library to Close Thursday

All Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries will be closed Thursday September 28th for all-staff training. The Ridgefield Community Library will be open regular hours on Friday September 29, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Many of our services are available 24/7 through the Library District’s website (www.fvrl.org).

‘Command and Control’ is next Meaningful Movie

The screening for the next movie in the Meaningful Movies series, Command and Control, is this Wednesday, the 27th at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Ridgefield.

From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.

Special guest speakers Dr. John Pearson and Damon Motz-Storey from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Doors open at 6:45, previews start at 7:15, show at 7:30, beverages and snacks available for purchase. Donations are welcomed.

The big news is that we have two speakers from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. John Pearson and Damon Motz-Storey. These gentlemen will be talking about issues surrounding the impact of the nuclear industry in our area.

The Meaningful Movies series is sponsored by the Ridgefield Library.

Hope to see you all there!

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I went to the monthly Trustees Meeting of the Fort Vancouver Library on Monday, and the representative from Woodland reported that someone who is moving to Woodland in April donated $7000 to their library building fund. I was so jealous! These people are not even residents yet, and they’ve donated a HUGE amount of money to the library in their new town. That’s community spirit.

Did you know an anonymous donor has pledged to match every donation to our Ridgefield Library building fund over $10,000? So far only two people have taken advantage of this very generous offer. The offer is good up to a million dollars, but there’s a time factor involved, so it’s important to get these donations coming.

Where are you, people of Ridgefield? Your donation would be worth double what you give and would get us that much closer to having a new library.

It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible. If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.


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Every month the Friends of the Ridgefield Library auction off an item as a fund raiser for the library.

This month’s offering is a set of doll furniture made for an 18″ doll. It includes a fireplace, chairs, table, rug, clothes hanger and food items. There’s a bid sheet inside the library, and at the end of the month the highest bidder will win.

Do you have a child, grandchild, niece or friend with imagination who could make use of this set?  Sign  up today!

Library Golf Tournament

This is the last week to sign up for the Library Golf Tournament and receive the Early Bird Special pricing. The tournament is Sunday, October 1, at Tri Mountain Golf Course and starts at 1:00. Price to play is $75 until September 1: after that it goes up to $85.

This is our last major fund raiser through the end of the year – come and help make it a success! It’s going to be a fun tournament – you don’t have to be an expert player to enjoy the event.

We’ll have mulligans, throws, KP, and if you make a hole-in-one we’ve bought insurance for a fabulous trip. There will again be a putting maze, raffle prizes, and a delicious spaghetti dinner.

To reserve your place, call me at 360-887-2160. Credit cards are accepted.

Make Your Views Known

The Fort Vancouver Trustees monthly meeting is tonight, 6:00 pm, at the Community Center. Time is set aside during their meeting for public comments. If you would like to let them know your feelings about which site to pick for our knew library, this is the time to do it.

There is a second time closer to the end of the meeting, so if you can’t be there at 6 there will still be a time for comments.

Let’s have a big turnout from Ridgefield in support of the library.

CHAIR-ity Event a Big Success

Last night’s CHAIR-ity fund raiser for the library was a big success. Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer Tevis Laspa kept things moving along, and the crowd responded by donating lots of  money. Small student chairs painted by local artists were auctioned off, as well as the table centerpieces, three barbecue books by Rick Browne, and a little library.

Food by Bubba’s BBQ was a big success, as were the cookies and cupcakes baked by Jan Robinson.

Thanks to the table hosts who found seven other people to attend and decorated their tables, brought drinks and centerpieces. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Our next big fund raiser is the Golf Tournament on October 1. Keep tuned!

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Do you love soccer? Do you love libraries? Now you can love both at the same time.

Our Vancouver Regional Library Foundation has put together a fundraiser for our “branches to be” in Woodland, Ridgefield and Washougal.

Join us on July 15th at Providence Park as the Portland Thorns face the North Carolina Courage and a portion of your ticket will go to our three library building projects.

Purchase tickets online:

For online sales, go to timbers.com/fvrl. Use FVRL as the promo code. Click Go.

Order your tickets (reserved upper seating) for $15 (normally $20).

Every purchase is entered into a drawing for prizes!

The best part is that ~$10 from every ticket will go to our building projects! Yay!

We’d love to have a little competition to see which building project you’d most like to support. Send Judy Musa (jmusa@fvrl.org) an email to let her know when you’ve purchased tickets and which building project you would like your money to go to or leave it up to her to decide. All donations will be anonymous, so no hard feelings about who you love best. You can also purchase tickets directly from Judy by cash or check.

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Every month the Friends of the Ridgefield Library auction off an item to raise money to support the many programs of the library, and help raise money for the new building.

July’s item is a Farberware hard-anodized, non-stick cookware set. It’s oven safe up to 500 degrees and contains 8 and 10″ skillets, 1, 2,and 3 quart saucepans with lids, a 5 quart Dutch oven with lid and a set of 4 plastic tools for the pans. The set has a value of $100.

The bid sheet and cook ware set will be at the library tomorrow. Maybe you have a child who’s just graduated and is starting out on their own, or a young married family who need cookware. The set is unopened and makes a perfect gift.

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Things were jumping last night at 3Peaks at the benefit for the library. Lots of people came because they had seen the event advertised, and others learned about it that night. We won’t have a count of the amount raised for a few days, but the donation jar held almost $100. Thanks to all who attended and to the staff and owners of the taproom for inviting us. It’s a pretty easy way to raise money for such a good cause.


Summer Programs at the Library

Here’s the schedule of summer programs going on at the Ridgefield library, starting next Tuesday


Amazing magic, hilarious comedy, eye-popping juggling and tons of audience interactions by a two-time Guinness World Record Holder.


Be amazed by exciting and explosive chemical reaction demonstrations. Don’t try this at home! Come see it at your library!


An entertaining and educational experience featuring 15 different parrot species representing four continents! Hosted by zoologist Karl Anderson.


Creature Teachers bring the wild to you! Meet an amazing array of reptiles and creepy crawlies. Education is the key to conservation.


Reptiles! A fascinating, interactive, and educational reptile program for all ages.


One of the Northwest’s best-known clowns performs an exciting mix of physical comedy, magic, juggling, music, storytelling and puppetry. A high-energy show that children will talk about for months!