OCT 16 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.

OCTOBER 18 Altered Domino Art

Join us for Adult Crafting Hour on Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 P.M. Stain and stamp a set of dominoes to create an embellished coaster or leave them separate for use in jewelry or as refrigerator magnets. Call 748-6160 or stop by the Circulation Desk to R.S.V.P. for this event. 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.:

  • Nov. 15 - Holiday Gift Tags & Ornaments

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.

OCTOBER 26 Zombie Dice Tournament

Head over to the library after hours on Friday, October 26 at 6 P.M. for a Zombie Dice Tournament for adults and teens (12+)! Zombie Dice is a quick-to-learn game that offers an unique twist to the zombie genre. Players act as zombies who want brains! Compete to be the first to collect 13 brains while avoiding getting blasted away by the local human population. Don't miss out on free fun, food, and a chance to win a copy of the game! Doors lock at 6:00 P.M. Please arrive a few minutes before the program starts to ensure you don't miss out!

Gaming instructions: PDF icon ZDRules_English(1).pdf



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

11/10/18 WONDER | 113 MIN | PG

Choose kindness!

Based on the bestselling book by R.J. Palacio | Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay

WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

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.