Jazz Guitarist Bill Hill in concert - December 10 @ 1:30 P.M.

Enjoy the smooth holiday tunes of jazz guitarist Bill Hill in concert at the Ripon Public Library on Wednesday, December 10 at 1:30 P.M.

Hill has been a musician most of his life.  He started piano lessons at the age of six and saxophone at age nine and his interest in guitar began after seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

In recent years, he has begun performing old jazz standards in Jefferson, Dodge, and nearby counties.  This music - a blend of wonderful melody, lyric, rhythm and chordal harmony - brings back great memories for many.

Hill is a finger-style guitarist and vocalist who performs jazz ballads spanning the classic decades of the 30's, 40's and 50's, including songs by Hoagie Carmichael, Billy Holiday, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

He introduces each song, the year it was written and shares stories about the music, the composer or his personal musical journey. This program is free and open to the public. Please contact the library with any questions at 748-6160.

Haiku Reviews - Our Reading Clubs Get Creative!

This week members of our two new reading clubs got creative at the library!  Readers wrote fun haiku reviews in order to book talk their selection for this month.  Unlike traditional book clubs, there are no assigned books.  Readers choose any book they'd like for that month and share their reading experience with the rest of the group - what they loved, what they didn't like, what they'd change, etc.  Shy?  No worries!  Prompts are provided each month to get the conversation flowing.  Bookin' It Up is our teen reading group for ages 13 & up and meets at the library on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. during the summer.  Books N' Brew is the adult variation and meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Downhill Coffee (3 Harris Street in Ripon).

Do you have a haiku review that you'd like to share? Email submissions to canovan@riponlibrary.org for review.

Click on the title above to read our haiku reviews!