DEC 7 - A Christmas Carol: the story of Ebenezer Scrooge

Public Library proudly presents the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company in:

A Christmas  Carol : the story of Ebenezer Scrooge

Friday, December 7 @ 3:45 P.M.

This family-friendly classic tale of a miser's redemption will kick-off the community-wide Dickens of a Christmas celebration.

“Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and  teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to, others.”

FREE! NO TICKETS, NO RESERVATIONS!

Thank you to these generous donors: Friends of the Ripon Public Library, Ripon Printers, Divine Passages Funeral Home, Vines & Rushes Winery, Knuth Brewing.

NOVEMBER 20 Adult Game Night - Cooperative Games

Get your game face on and enjoy modern board games at the library! This month, we are featuring cooperative games. Bring your favorites to share! This month's featured games are Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, and Forbidden Sky. Pandemic, Hanabi, and Shadows over Camelot will also be availalbe to play.  Adult Game Night meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month.

What are cooperative games?

Co-operative play encourages or requires players to work together to beat the game. There is little or no competition between players. Either the players win the game by reaching a pre-determined objective, or all players lose the game, often by not reaching the objective before a certain event happens.

Description from BoardGameGeek.

NOV 20 Kids' Game Night

Kids’ Game Night

To support and expand on the success of Adult Game Night, the 3rd Tuesday of each month, a youth (ages 5 to 12) version will be offered the same evenings: September 18; October 16; November 20; and December 18 @ 6 P.M.—7:15 P.M. Screen-free games are an excellent and fun way to engage, learn, and build relationships while enjoying a big ol' dose of FUN! Bring a game to share with the group or enjoy the library’s selections - from old favorites to brand new. Kids under age 8 need an adult in the building. Most caregivers should plan to pick up children by 7:30 P.M.; for those participating in Adult Game Night pick up can be extended to 7:45 P.M.   Screen Free Time

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

NOVEMBER 27 Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Basics

​Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics​
This program provides information that everyone should know about memory loss and what that means for all of us. Explore memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about risk factors, research, treatments and steps to a proper diagnosis/assessment. Join us for this comprehensive overview presented by Southeastern Wisconsin's Alzheimer's Association!

NOVEMBER 27 Books N' Brew

Catch up with what other readers are enjoying over a cup of coffee on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 P.M. at Mugs Coffeehouse at this adults-only event! Unlike traditional book clubs, there are no assigned books. Instead, read what you like and then choose how you share your reading experience. Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Mandy Sprague will be on hand to offer reader’s advisory to get you hooked on your next favorite read!

NOVEMBER 30 Teen NERF Battle @ Your Library

Join us for this popular after-hours NERF Battle. NERF dart-style ammo, glow sticks, and snacks provided. B.Y.O.B. (bring your own unmodified blaster) too! A small number of NERF blasters will be available to borrow. "Elite" dart-style NERF guns only please.

**Parent/Guardian will need to sign a waiver for their teen in order for them to participate.** Waivers are available beginning Monday, November 26. Parent or guardian must be present to sign. Waivers will not be handed out to underage participants.

The doors will be locked at 6:00 P.M. when the program starts. Please arrive beforehand to sign waivers.

Next Teen NERF Battle: Friday, March 15 at 6:00 P.M.

Next Adult NERF Battle: Friday, December 14 at 6:00 PM

NOV 7-DEC 5 - STORYTIMES

LITERACY (AND FUN) BASED STORYTIMES!

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 decramer@riponlibrary.org

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

Paws to R.E.A.D. with a READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOG Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 P.M.

WHY READ TO A DOG?

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 skilled facilitator who provides subtle support without creating performance pressure in the child.

FREE,  DROP IN EVENT with READING REWARDS

Please call ahead to confirm scheduling. 920.748.6160

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - NO R.E.A.D. ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: NOV 21; DEC 26; JAN 2; JAN 9

Click here for more info on the benefits of READING WITH AN ANIMAL.

 

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.

Introducing Our Digital Piano

Known for "More Than Books", the library expands its resources and repertoire with the joy of music! The library is pleased to announce the addition of a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-675 to its selection of unique resources for library patrons. The piano is available, by reservation, for library sponsored events and for free public use, including practice, programs and recitals offered at no cost.

Funding from the fall 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign, plus individual donors Elizabeth Olson and Mandy and John Hughes, made the purchase possible.

Planning for a holiday concert and sing-along featuring area musicians of all ages is currently underway. For more information, or to participate in the concert, please contact Linda DeCramer, decramer@riponlibrary.org, or call 920-748-6160.