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Tolkien Takes Over the Ridgefield Library This Weekend

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens in theaters Friday, Dec. 14. To celebrate, the Ridgefield Library is holding hobbit-themed events all weekend.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens in theaters Friday, Dec. 14. To celebrate, the Ridgefield Library is holding hobbit-themed events all weekend. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Collider.com

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. ? Families can immerse themselves in fare about "The Hobbit" this weekend at the Ridgefield Library as a film brings J.R.R. Tolkien's classic to life in theaters.

To start, the library is holding a "Talking Tolkien"  discussion Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. with Dr. Roberta Staples and Professor Mark Edwards from Sacred Heart University. The discussion will focus on how a classic like "The Hobbit" is made into a film and how the novel fits into Tolkien's greater body of work.

All day Saturday, Dec. 15, the library will hold hobbit-themed events for children and families, including a special Tolkien-themed Drop-In Story time where children will read stories inspired by the writer's works. There will also be arts and crafts all day, a wizard will perform magic, and elves and Rangers will roam the library.

There will also be a second book talk led by Geri Diorio, teen librarian and head of Children’s Services, at which families can discuss "The Hobbit" and other Tolkien books.

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