SEPTEMBER 20 Altered Paper - Citrasolv Art

Don't miss out on the first Adult Crafting Hour of the Fall season on Thursday, September 20 at 6:00 P.M. Learn a technique that uses Citrasolv on National Geographic magazines to create beautiful altered papers for scrapbooks or multimedia art projects. This craft is back by popular demand! Pinterest Adult Crafting Hour is a seasonal event with a Spring Series that runs March-May and a Fall Series that runs September-November on Thursdays at 6:00 P.M.:

  • Oct. 18 - Altered Domino Art
  • Nov. 15 - Holiday Gift Tags & Ornaments



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, SEPT 12 through OCT 10

AND NOV 7 through DEC 5

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)

Pajama Time for Families @ 6:30 P.M. Wednesdays OCT 17 and DEC 12. Enjoy an evening of stories, music and creative activities. Pajamas welcome, for an easy bedtime transition.

 Questions? Contact Children's Librarian Linda DeCramer | 920.748.6160 or

SEPTEMBER 23 Character Prep for Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeon Master Mike will be available on Sunday, September 23 at 1:00 P.M. to assist anyone who wants to develop their own character for the library’s Role Playing Gaming Group. The possibility of splitting the group into two separate games for ease of running things will also be discussed at this meeting. Our first Dungeon and Dragons gaming session will start on Sunday, October 14th at 1:00 P.M. and will continue to meet on the second Sunday of each month.

Miss the interest meeting, but still want to participate? You can! Attend the Character Prep meeting OR create your own character and email Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Mandy Sprague, at to notify our Dungeon Master of your participation. Newcomers and experienced gamers are both welcome to join in on the role playing fun!

Role Playing games (RPGs) encourage storytelling and creativity as players assume character roles in a fictional setting. Most RPGs allow players to personalize their character by selecting their race, class, physical attributes, skills and abilities from descriptions in the gaming manuals for that particular gaming system.

Ages 13-adult or younger if accompanied by a parent.

OCTOBER 13 Campfire S'mores and Stargazing

Enjoy tasty s’mores and outdoor games as the sun sets, followed by Informed Stargazing with Paul Kinzer, Star Lab Director. Join us at a new location for an improved viewing experience. Meet at the library with your vehicle at either 5:30 OR 5:45 P.M. to follow a lead car 20 minutes to a rural residence. High powered stargazing equipment, snacks, fire and games provided. Chair or blanket recommended.

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

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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.

OCT 16 Kids' Game Night

Kids’ Game Night

October 16; November 20; and December 18 @ 6 P.M.. The 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 6-7:15 P.M. kids ages 5 to 12 years can enjoy a variety of games - board, card, memory, logic and movement such as Twister and jacks, and more! Kids under age 8 need a parent in the building. (A parent could attend Adult Game Night while their child participates in the youth version.) Screen-free games are a great way to engage, learn, and build relationships while enjoying a big ol’ dose of FUN!   Screen Free Time

Bring your own favorite(s) to share with the group, or play with library selections.