Library Program

Star Wars Reads Day

On Saturday, November 5th at noon, Ripon Public Library will celebrate its fifth annual Star Wars Reads Day.  Join in on the intergalactic fun for all ages! 

Star Wars Haiku Contest:

Haiku: An unrhymed poem in three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables respectively.

Example:

Celebrate with us!

Write a haiku now, you will

for Star Wars Reads Day.

Show off your creative talents and love of Star Wars! Write a Star Wars themed haiku in the classic 5-7-5 style in one of the following categories:

    Adults          Middle/High School Student       Elementary School Student

The library will accept haiku entries Saturday, October 22nd—Friday, November 4th. All entries must include the participant’s first and last name, phone number, and the age group/category of the participant.

The contest is free to enter and each person may submit up to 2 haiku entries. Winning haikus will be announced before the Book Panel at Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, November 5th. A first place winner in each category and one grand prize winner will earn a Star Wars Funko Pop character!

Star Wars Coloring Challenge:

Help us celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with some flair! Starting on Monday, October 17th, stop by the library to choose your favorite Star Wars coloring page. Create a beautiful design! When your masterpiece is finished, drop it off at the library for an entry into a door prize drawing for an amazing  Star Wars coloring book.

The library will accept coloring challenge entries through Friday, November 4th. All entries must    include the participant’s first and last name and phone number. Personal information will not be publicly displayed.

This coloring challenge is free, fun, and open to all ages!

Event Day Highlights:

  • Trivia Sessions: 12:30 P.M.
  • Star Wars Book Panel in the Jedi Reading Room: 1:00 P.M.
    • Winners of the Haiku Contest will be announced at the start of the panel
  • Green Screen Photo Booth: 1:30 P.M.
  • Star Wars Role Playing Game Demo: 1:30 P.M.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens film showing: 2:00 P.M.

There is so much to explore at Star Wars Reads Day! Become part of the Star Wars universe while you try a demo of a role playing game. Test out your building skills by creating your own race track at the pod-racing session. You can even design your own light saber. And don't forget to check out a stack of books from the Jedi Reading Room! There’s something for everyone at this unique celebration, and, as always, costumes & wookiee calls are welcome! See you soon in a galaxy not so far away.
 
This program is free and open to the public. Please contact the library with any questions at 748-6160.

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.

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

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

Thursday, November 10th @ 2:00 P.M.
 
Join Shelley Tidemann, Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education (WAHCE) State Liaison, on Thursday, 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.

Adult Coloring Program

Adult Coloring Program - Color. Relax. Repeat.

Thurs., May 12th & Thurs., May 26th from 2:30- 4:30 P.M.

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.

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.

Pinterest Adult Crafting Hour - Sharpie Art

Pinterest Adult Crafting Hour – Sharpie Art

Thursday, September 15th @ 6 P.M.

The third Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., is dedicated to an adults-only craft time with projects inspired by Pinterest. Join guest instructor, Katie Coughlin, at Ripon Public Library on Thursday, September 15th as she leads a Sharpie Art class. Learn techniques to transform your doodles into colorful pieces of art! All materials provided.

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