Friday, June 3 @ 6:00 pm
Back by popular demand! Outfit yourself with a NERF™ gun and then enjoy a game of zombies vs. humans & more during this adults-only event! Ammo, glow sticks, and snacks provided. Feel free to B.Y.O.B (bring your own unmodified blaster) too! “Elite” dart-style NERF™ guns only, please.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th, and running through August 17th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week for FREE - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. New titles will become available for download every Thursday. You have just those 7 days to download the audiobooks for that week, but once you do, they are YOURS TO KEEP! Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com. Set up your free account and get listening!
Week 4: May 26 -- June 2
Every Last Word by Andrew Smith
Egg & Spoon by Tobias Wolff
Preview this week's audiobooks below:
Keeping fit has never been such fun! We like to move it with interactive viewings of Disney and Pixar Shorts each Monday afternoon! Lasts about 30 minutes.
Local mother/daughter dance team, Haley & Sage, offer up a totally hip dance and movement session each, just for the tween crowd—ages 9—13 years, on Mondays in June.
Weekly book installations will be enjoyed on the Northwestern Trail—1/2 mile total walking distance—followed by a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) focused project or activity. (On rainy days, come right inside to the storytime room.)
On Your Mark, Get Set, Play! This Thomas E. Caestecker Free Family Concert features string instruments made by Lawrence LaMay— two violins, viola, and cello, owned by Ripon College—who lived and built instruments in Madison, WI in the 1960’s.
Karl Stewart, author of three books, including the award winning The Legend of See Bird: Devil’s Backbone, will be at the Ripon Public Library on Tuesday, June 14, at 6 pm for a photo presentation and talk on his recently completed nature safari to Tanzania, in east Africa. Armed only with a camera, Mr. Stewart spent several weeks touring the area with a small group of sightseers, a tour which included tenting in the spectacular Serengeti for several nights and a visit to Oldupai Gorge. The public is invited, and admission is free. Come, see, and enjoy a visit to an area sometimes referred to as the Garden of Eden.
Learn how strength exercises can improve your balance, coordination, power and endurance, enhancing your ability to power through your day! Includes ideas for incorporating exercise into your everyday activities. Wednesday Health Talks in June & July are presented by Brenda Block, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Area athletes, Callista and Jordan, demonstrate rope tricks and offer up tips for a fantastically fun and safe jumping routine. Ropes supplied, or bring your own.
Outfit yourself with a NERF™ gun and then enjoy a game of zombies vs. humans & more! Ammo, glow sticks, and snacks provided. Feel free to B.Y.O.B (bring your own unmodified blaster) too! “Elite” dart-style NERF™ guns only, please.
**Parent/Guardian will need to sign a waiver for their teen in order for them to participate.**
Wednesdays, June 15, 22, 29 & July 6, 13, 20, 27
Reading Education Assistance Dogs & Talk To a Teacher
2:00-3:30 p.m. With twice the reward for your time, read to Shalee our reading education assistance dog, and/or chat with a teacher, or librarian to find just the right book for your summer reading!
Click here for more information about the benefits of reading with a R.E.A.D. team!
This initiative aims to ensure that all children in the Ripon area have acquired the preliteracy skills necessary for scholastic success.
All children under age 5 are invited to participate in this free program, which supports children and caregivers on their 1000-books-read journey!
Please visit the library to register today!
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.
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.