Teen 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.

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.

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. 

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.

Clone of Papermaking Workshop

Papermaking Workshops with Tanya Schwartz-Roeper

Tuesday, July 19th & Wednesday, July 20th at both 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. AND 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Local paper enthusiast Tanya Schwartz-Roeper will share the latest techniques in handmade paper production, as well as paper-crafting three dimensional objects. Participants need not stay for the entire two hour session, as a selection of paper items can be produced in under an hour. No registration. First come-first serve.

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