Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate: The Inheritance Process

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate: The Inheritance Process

Tuesday, October 4th @ 2:00 P.M.
Join Shelley Tidemann, Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education (WAHCE) State Liaison, on Tuesday, October 4th at 2:00 P.M. for a presentation about the inheritance process at Ripon Public Library. Passing on non-titled personal possessions can be a daunting task. This informative session will help you prepare for inheritance issues following a death of family crisis, during a move to an apartment or nursing home, or in preparing an individual’s estate.

Research has identified six primary factors to consider in the process of transferring non-titled property. Planning ahead allows for more choices, the opportunity for communication and hopefully fewer misunderstandings during these difficult transitions.

Shelley Tidemann is the Family Living Educator and Co-Dept. Head for UW Extension Fond du Lac County. She has been an Extension Educator for 32 years and her work addresses financial literacy education, human development and leadership education.


Saturday, October 8 @ 10 a.m.

Enjoy an abundance of fun based on the precocious book character known as “Fancy Nancy!”

  • Fancy Fashion Booth
  • Fancy Tea
  • Ballet with Sage Julian
  • Get styled @ “Hair Dos & Don’ts Boutique”
  • Crafts & MORE!


(Content best suited for ages 3-10 years, but Nancy fans of all ages are welcome.)


Fox Valley Ghost Hunters







Fox Valley Ghost Hunters
Tuesday, October 11th @ 6:00 P.M.

Leave the candy and costumes at home and come out for some real thrills this Halloween season! Ripon Public Library is excited to host the Fox Valley Ghost Hunters on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 P.M.

The team’s mission to help Wisconsin residents understand the paranormal activity in their homes and businesses, has lead them to locations all over the state. From the Berlin Tannery, a haunt with at least a half dozen characters roaming the 75,000-square-foot building, to the Greenville Station near Appleton where an abusive spirit punched and poked some of the investigators, the captivating experiences of the Fox Valley Ghost Hunters provide endless chills in this thought-provoking presentation.

Meet the team, learn the ins and outs of their line of work, witness evidence from past ghost hunting investigations and share your own paranormal experiences.

Jop Posting: Circulation Assistant

Circulation Assistant.  The Ripon Public Library is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time Circulation Assistant.  Duties include assisting patrons, notifying borrowers about library materials, maintaining book displays and supervising library pages.  Schedule consists of three afternoons per week (T/W/R) and occasional weekends, including Sundays, approximately 12 hours per week.  B.S., B.A. or combination of formal education and appropriate work experience required.  Proficiency with computers and strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.  $14.92 per hour.  Send cover letter and resume by October 23, 2016 to: Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson St., Ripon, WI 54971.  EOE

Mobile HotSpot - Take the Internet Home with You!

Are you among the roughly 25% of American households without home Internet service? Do you live in a rural area that local Internet service providers don't cover? Or are you traveling and would appreciate free Internet wherever you roam? *

Then try out our mobile hotspot!  The device checks out for 2 weeks and lets you connect up to 10 of your wireless devices. Enjoy free Internet, access courtesy of your library.

Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (link below) for availability.

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* Service provided by and dependant on the Sprint network. Coverage not guaranteed and may not be available in all areas.

Bouncing Babies Wednesdays @ 9:15 a.m. September14-October19

Wednesdays September 14—October 19 AND November 9 –December 14

Bouncing Babies @ 9:15 a.m. (FOR 6 MONTHS TO 2 1/2 YRS)

Peppy Preschoolers @ 10:15 a.m. (FOR 2 1/2 YRS & up)

Adult & child participants enjoy an exhilarating mash-up of books, music, movement, nursery rhymes, sign language and more!

 All this, plus a focus on STEAM and early literacy learning activities! Registration NOT required

R.E.A.D. with Shalee WEDNESDAYS FROM 5:30-7:00 P.M.

R.E.A.D. with Shalee
Wednesdays from 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

PAWS to R.E.A.D. with a Reading Education Assistance Dog!

Animals are ideal reading companions because they foster relaxation, lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not  judge, or criticize, and allow children to proceed at their own pace. When a dog is "listening" fear of failure is removed allowing a child to learn more effectively. The dog's handler is a skilled facilitator who provides subtle support.

Our R.E.A.D. teams are volunteers and do not get paid. Please call ahead to confirm scheduling. 920.748.6160

FREE Books for your child with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The Ripon Area United Way is pleased to present the

Imagination Library to Ripon children under the age of 5.

What Is It?
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's classic The Little Engine that Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

Who Is Eligible?
Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Ripon.

One Roku, Thousands of Movies

If you already have high-speed Internet service at home, you can take home thousands of movies and TV shows with one Roku - all you need is your library card and a photo ID.  Connect one of the library's Roku devices to your TV and Internet connection and then enjoy Amazon Prime Video content (including thousands of movies and TV shows) and more than 200 recent feature films through Vudu. Rokus check out for two weeks and, as long as you bring it back on time, it's absolutely free!  Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (links below) for a partial list of movie titles.

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