Adult Game Night - Dead of Winter

Tuesday, January 16 at 6:00 P.M.

Game Description: Dead of Winter is the first game in the Crossroads series, designed by Isaac Vega and Jon Gilmour. It puts 2-5 players together in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity are either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters (zombies). Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game.

Click "Read more" to get a full description, game instructions, and video tutorials.

Blue Zone Healthy Lifestyle Series – Sardinia, Italy

Thursday, January 25 @ 6:30 P.M.

Stay tuned for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Brenda Block’s upcoming Blue Zone Diets series. This series will explore the diets and lifestyles of the “Blue Zones", areas of the world where people are the healthiest and live the longest. People in these cultures often live to be 100 years and they remain healthy! Join us as we cover a different regional diet each month, Thursdays at 6:30 P.M. this winter and spring:

January 25 – Sardinia, Italy
February 8 – Okinawa, Japan
March 8 – Loma Linda, California
April 12 – Nicoya, Costa Rica
May 10 – Ikaria, Greece

Teens-only NERF Battle @ Your Library

Teens-only NERF Battle at Your Library!

Friday, January 26th at 6:00 PM

Outfit yourself with a NERF™ gun and then enjoy a game of zombies vs. humans & more! Ammo, glow sticks, and snacks provided. Feel free to B.Y.O.B (bring your own unmodified blaster) too! “Elite” dart-style NERF™ guns only, please.

**Parent/Guardian will need to sign a waiver for their teen in order for them to participate.**

Storytime for Bouncing Babies and Peppy Preschoolers

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, February 14 – March 7

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)

 Questions? Contact Linda DeCramer | 920.748.6160 or decramer@riponlibrary.org

Registration is NOT required.

Family FUN Nights!

Family FUN! for families with preschool and school age children

@ 5:30 P.M.  Wednesday, March 14 and May 2

Storytime Builds Literacy Skills

Enjoy an evening of pure family time with this exciting mash-up of the very best kids' books, music, movement, and play with a focus on STEAM and early literacy learning activities!

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.

Reading with Shalee resumes Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Happy New Year!

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.

FREE,  DROP IN EVENT with READING REWARDS

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!

JUST ADDED:

  • Despicable Me 3
  • Detroit
  • Dunkirk
  • Kingsman: the Golden Circle
  • Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Logan Lucky
  • Midway
  • Mother!
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Victoria & Abdul

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.