Adult Game Night - Elder Sign (plus expansions)

Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00 P.M.


Elder Sign is a dice game based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

It is 1926, and the museum’s exotic curios and occult artifacts open barriers between our world and the elder evils lurking between dimensions. Other Worlds begin to leak through and terrifying creatures of increasing strength steal through them. Animals, the mad, and those of susceptible minds are driven to desperation by the supernatural forces that the portals unleash. In the midst of this chaos, a handful of investigators race against time to locate the eldritch symbols necessary to seal the portals forever and stop evil Ancient Ones from reducing humanity to cinders.

Wine Cork Pumpkins - Pinterest Adult Crafting Hour

Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 P.M.

**This Pinterest event has filled up - those who have called or emailed that they will be attending have reserved their spot for this program. Supplies are limited. We have begun a waiting list for this event. For those who are interested in being added to the wait list, please call the library at 748-6160 or email Mandy at

If you can provide your own 30 wine corks, you do not need to R.S.V.P. and will still be able to participate in this crafting program. Thank you for your interest!**

Don’t miss out on this festive Adult Crafting Hour on Thursday, October 19 at 6 P.M at Ripon Public Library. Pinterest Crafting Hour is an adults-only craft time dedicated to projects inspired by Pinterest. This month, design a cute wine cork pumpkin to elevate your fall décor! Supplies are limited and this class session has filled up.

Forged in Blood: How the Iron Brigade Earned Its Metallic Moniker

Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 P.M.

Join author Eric Schlehlein and learn the story of more than three thousand Wisconsin boys who served in the Iron Brigade during the Civil War. This brigade would suffer the highest casualties of any Union brigade during the war. Copies of Schlehlein’s book Black Iron Mercy will be available for purchase and signing.

Presenter Eric Schlehlein is a freelance writer and historian, with a deep appreciation for all things Americana. He has served his community the last fourteen years as a member of the Hartland Fire Department and has served as president of the Hartland Firefighters Association, Inc., where he is now well into his third term. He lives in Hartland, Wisconsin with his wife and three children.

Storytime! Wednesdays @ 9:15 & 10:15 a.m.

Adult & child participants enjoy an exciting mash-up of language, music, movement, and play with a focus on STEAM and early literacy learning activities!

Wednesdays September 6—October 11 AND November 1 –December 13

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)

Family FUN! @ 5:30 P.M. 2nd Wednesday each month: Sep 13 Rumble in the Jungle | Oct 11 Tiny Bit Scary | Nov 8 Thanks | Dec 13 Let it SNOW!

 Questions? Contact Linda DeCramer | 920.748.6160 or

Registration NOT required.

Now Available: Makerspace Collection!

Maker Space logoLibrary staff are pleased to introduce our new Makerspace collection. Now, you can check out amazing kits to help you invent, learn, and create! Our initial collection includes:

  • Sphero programmable robots
  • LittleBits electronics discovery kit
  • Bloxels video game creation system
  • Sizzix embossing machine and embossing folders
  • Rubber stamp collections
  • Play-Doh Sets
  • Circuit, Gravity and Laser Maze logic games
  • Gelli Plate monoprinting kits
  • Canning tools set & rack
  • Studio microphone

Makerspace checkout policy in brief:

Drop-in to R.E.A.D. with Shalee WEDNESDAYS FROM 5:30-7:00 P.M.

Paws to R.E.A.D. with Shalee! Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 P.M.

Animals are ideal reading companions! They foster relaxation and listen attentively. When a dog is "listening" fear of failure is removed, allowing a reader  to progress at their own pace.


The dog’s handler is a trained facilitator. Please call ahead to confirm scheduling. 920.748.6160

Mobile HotSpot - Take the Internet Home with You!

R850 HotSpotAre you among the roughly 25% of American households without home Internet service? Do you live in a rural area that local Internet service providers don't cover? Or are you traveling and would appreciate free Internet wherever you roam? *

Then try out our mobile hotspot!  The device checks out for 2 weeks and lets you connect up to 10 of your wireless devices. Enjoy free Internet, access courtesy of your library.

Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (link below) for availability.

Ripon Mobile HotSpots

* Service provided by and dependant on the Sprint network. Coverage not guaranteed and may not be available in all areas.

One Roku, Hundreds of Movies

Hundreds of movies available!


  • Beguiled
  • Big Sick
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
  • DisneyNature: Born in China
  • 47 Meters Down
  • Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Lion King
  • Lion King 1 1/2
  • Lion King II
  • Lowriders
  • Megan Leavey
  • My Cousin Rachel
  • Shin Godzilla
  • Snatched
  • Transformers: The Last Knight
  • VEEP Season 6
  • Wonder Woman

Using your existing high-speed home Internet service (or a HotSpot borrowed for free from the library), 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 more than 400 recent feature films through Vudu and thousands of movies & TV shows with our Amazon Prime Video content. Rokus check out for two weeks and, as long as you bring it back on time, the service is absolutely free!  Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (links below) for a partial list of movie titles.

Ripon Roku 2

Ripon Roku 3

FREE Books for your child with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Ripon Reads Logo

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.