Learner Maturity: Keeping it Simple

Learner Maturity: Keeping it Simple

Thursday September 8th at 6:30 P.M.

Dave Peppler M.S.E., the founder of Purpose and Potential Pathways LLC will be at the Ripon Public Library to share his thoughts on an idea he calls “Learner Maturity”. The idea of Learner Maturity starts with the premise that we are all born with the capacity to learn. As natural learners the power of each learner’s perspective and perceptions serve to shape and significantly influence what and how we learn as well as whom we are as learners. This is true whether you are in school, in your work and career, or where ever you may be in your life journey.

Why We Love the Packers

Why we love the Packers!

Saturday, September 10th @ 2:00 P.M.
 
Revisit the remarkable history of the Green Bay Packers and get geared up for the 2016 Packer season!

After a career as a history teacher and school superintendent in Wisconsin, Jim Rice began writing about the Packers in 2011. Four four books later, and he's sharing what he's learned in Why we love the Packers!  Using hundreds of photographs of his old football cards, newspapers, and magazines, Rice brings the seasons to life, and fans enjoy watching for their favorite players in nearly a century of unprecedented Packer success.

Jim Rice, the author of 92 Years!  Bears-Packers 1921-2013, is originally from Long Island New York.  He attended Marquette University and then pursued a career in education for 35+ years.  Rice retired in 2010 after serving as the School Superintendent in Neosho, Wisconsin from 1998-2010.   

Rice first wrote Giant Cheeseheads shortly after retiring.  This book details the close and interesting relationship between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers.  His second book, Great Games of the Gridiron, details the great NFL championship games before the first Super Bowl after the 1966 season.  Thirty three championship games are reviewed.  Many legendary teams and stars make their mark on the NFL’s biggest stage.

92 Years! is Rice’s complete account of every game between the Bears and the Packers from 1921-2014.  The details of each game are here, as well as all the antics surrounding the rivalry.  His latest work, Green Bay’s 13 Championship Seasons, goes into detail about each of Green Bay’s 13 NFL titles. Each regular season is examined and all the postseason action is included. 

Adult Coloring Program

Adult Coloring Program - Color. Relax. Repeat.

Thurs.,September 8th from 2:30- 4:30 P.M.

Need a reason to color?

Coloring books are not just for kids! Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring at the library during these drop-in adult coloring programs. Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. Look forward to additional events on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

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

Shedd Aquarium: Exploring Wisconsin's Lake Ecology w/ Danika Steggall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 29th @ 7 P.M.

Shedd Aquarium: Exploring Wisconsin's Lake Ecology with Danika Steggall

Have you ever gone camping with people that you've known for only a week? How about kayaking in and through Sea Caves in the Apostle Islands? The High School Lake Ecology(HSLE) program, through Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, is an amazing, unforgettable experience that is open to High School students and takes place every summer. Kayaking, laughing, camping, singing, having fun, conducting science experiments and meeting new people are just a few things that Danika experienced during this life changing program.

Join Danika.on Thursday, September 29th @ 7 P.M. at the library as she shares photos and stories of her experience this summer at Shedd Aquarium's High School Lake Ecology environmental education program.

R.E.A.D. with Shalee - August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

R.E.A.D. with Shalee
Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m., throughout the month of August

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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