S'mores & Informed Stargazing w/ Paul Kinzer @ Riggs County Park

Campfire and s'mores start at 7:30 P.M. at Riggs County Park's entrance off of Hwy 23. Enjoy tasty s'mores and a story or two as the sun sets, Informed Stargazing to follow.

At 8:00 P.M., Paul Kinzer, Starlab Director, guides stargazers on a tour of the night sky with Mars & Saturn visible and a chance of meteor showers. Telescopes and binoculars provided. Maps available at the circulation desk.

This free library program is open to the public and is part of the Ripon Noon Kiwanis' annual Doug Lyke Run/Walk and Picnic which will take place at the Douglas Street Entrance of Riggs County Park. Don't miss out on this wonderful event! Registration for the run/walk can be completed online at https://raceroster.com/events/2016/8640/doug-lyke-twilight-trail-run; or by printing and completing the registration form, which can be downloaded from the Ripon Noon Kiwanis website: http://www.riponnoonkiwanis.org/road-runs/.

Early registration is $20 through August 11th, $25 August 12th through the day of the race; $45 “Family Registration” is available (up to 2 parents and 2 children) by mail entry or the day of the race.

For questions regarding the Run/Walk portion of the event, contact Brandon Mumm at bmumm@fmberlin.com

Fresh Fridays! Gardening - Friday (7/20)

Fridays, June 17 - August 26 (except July 1) @ 8:30amMeet in Parking Lot/Trail Head

Achieve health and fitness goals while producing the fresh fruits and vegetables necessary for a healthy diet! For 1 hour each Friday morning we will weed, water, watch, and wait for nature’s bounty in the library vegetable patch!

Pictured here, bounty from July 22, destined to be transformed into a delicious nutritious Quinoa salad! Here's your chance to help raise and harvest whoelsome, free, organic veggies. The fun and yum is headed into full gear - despite sharing with the resident rabbit population - as August approaches!

 

Sync - Free Audiobooks All Summer Long!

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!

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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