Summer 2019 - A UNIVERSE OF STORIES!

Here’s our summer 2019 line-up of special events for all ages! Events are FREE and registration is NOT required to attend, except when indicated.

Many thanks to our funders: Friends of the Library; Webster's Marketplace, J’s Barbecue; Farrell’s Fine Furnishings; Mr. & Mrs. P’s

Visit our webpage for complete information and descriptions.

...And READ!

Beginning June 1st, make a brief stop at the circulation desk to register for the reading + prizes portion of the program—simply provide your name and phone number. Check out reading materials from the library and READ whatever YOU enjoy—books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, etc. Each time you check out you’ll earn entry into fun prize    drawings AND earn a vote in our annual READ FOR A CAUSE campaign. This year’s recipients are: Ripon’s First Lego League; the library’s Board Game Collection; the Ripon Senior Center.  Prizes displayed at library.


Week 1:

Monday, June 3 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — The Upside (PG-13)

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Inspired by a true story, The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston). Directed by Neil Burger and written by Jon Hartmere, The Upside is based on the hit 2011 French film The Intouchables. Movie description provided by RottenTomatoes.

Thursday, June 6 | 6:30 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.

Sunday, June 9 | 1 P.M. | Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Newcomers and experienced gamers embrace the fusion of gaming and role playing in this fun, dynamic experience that meets on the second Sunday of the month at 1 P.M.. For ages 13-adult. Younger participants welcome if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

 


Week 2:

Monday, June 10 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they've known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together-to the very ends of the Earth-to protect everything they've grown to treasure. Movie description provided by RottenTomatoes.

 

Wednesday, June 12 | 6 P.M. | Pain Management: The Knee

Dr. Kaitlyn Smith, PT, DPT, LAT, will discuss what may be causing knee pain, how to manage it, and which symptoms would warrant examination by a health care provider. This informational session will also cover the pros and cons of a total knee replacement.

 

Thursday, June 13 | 6:30 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.

Friday, June 14 | 6 P.M. | Teen NERF Blasters Battle

Celebrate summer’s arrival with this after-hours, team-oriented adventure! NERF dart-style ammo, flashing glow necklaces, and snacks provided. B.Y.O.B. (bring your own unmodified blaster) if you have one! "Elite" dart-style NERF guns only please. A small number of NERF blasters will be available to borrow during the event. Please arrive early to sign waivers with a guardian—doors are locked at 6 P.M.  Waivers will be available beginning Monday, June 10. Parent or guardian must be present to sign. Waivers will not be handed out to underage participants.


Week 3:

Monday, June 17 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Captain Marvel (PG-13)

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Description provided by RottenTomatoes.

 

Tuesday, June 18 | 10 A.M. | Traveling Lantern Theatre presents My Mother the astronaut:  to the moon & beyond!

In this live theatre production, Aquarius dreams of blasting off into space and exploring the cosmos. Luckily, her mom is an astronaut and today is “Take your child to work day”!

 

Tuesday, June 18 | 6 P.M. | Adult Game Night—Resource Management Games Featuring— Catan! 

Get your game face on and enjoy modern board games at the library! This month, we are featuring Small World. In shortened variation on the classic game Risk, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all. Five Tribes, Carcassonne, Tiny Epic Galaxies, and Yamatai will also be available to play. For a game description and video tutorials of our feature game, please visit the library’s website at www.riponlibrary.org/SmallWorld. Bring your favorite Area Control games to share. What are Area Control games?  According to BoardGameGeek, these games “typically award control of an area to the player that has the majority of units or influence in that area.”

 

Wednesday, June 19 | 2 P.M.  Missoula Children’s Theater Stage Makeup Workshop

Courtesy of Green Lake’s Thrasher Opera House, actors directing a weekend production of Robinson Crusoe will reveal the power of makeup as a tool for creating stage characters. Audience member participation included.

 

Thursday, June 20 | 6:30 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.


Week 4:

Monday, June 24 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Five Feet Apart (PG-13)

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) is every bit a seventeen-year-old... she's attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control -- all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow CF patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse). There's an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Further complicating matters is Will's potentially dangerous rebellion against his ongoing medical treatment. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest, but can she ultimately save the person she loves when even a single touch is off limits? Movie description from Rotten Tomatoes.

 

Monday, June 24 | 6:30 P.M. | Colossal Fossils with Dinosaur vs. the Asteroid! 

This space themed program highlights the most famous extinction event of all time. 66 million years ago, a giant, Mount Everest-sized rock from outer space slammed into the earth. It was not a good day to be a dinosaur. However, many animals survived and prospered. “Dinosaurs vs. The Asteroid” describes this extinction event in detail while comparing animals that lived before and after that fateful day. While the long-necked dinosaurs are long gone, giraffes are here to take their place. Though the famous Triceratops is no longer roaming the floodplains, today we have massive herds of bison. Put it this way: If that rock didn’t hit Earth, this place would look a lot different! Family-friendly, interesting for kids, adults and just about anybody who's breathing!

Tuesday, June 25 | 6 P.M. | Books N’ Brew– Meets at Mugs Coffeehouse

Readers mutually share their excitement over current and favorite must-read titles! Library staff will be on hand to get you hooked on your next favorite book! 

Wednesday, June 26 | 5:30 P.M. | Casual Role-Playing Games Featuring Genesys!

Explore a new one-shot RPG adventure with pre-made characters on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the library at 5:30 P.M.! This month's featured role-playing game is Genesys, a dynamic system that offers diverse settings, creating unlimited adventures. A second RPG one-shot will be available to accommodate a larger group.  Newcomers and experienced gamers are invited to join in on this fun experience. Drop-ins are welcome!

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

Thursday, June 27 | 6:30 A.M. & 9 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.

 

Thursday, June 27 | 10 A.M. | Green Lake Festival of Music presents the Spektral Quartet

All ages welcome! The Spektral Quartet— 2 violins, a viola and cello— is musically astounding! Fiercely committed to bold, fresh, and honest performances, their hair-raising style literally sizzles!

Friday, June 28 | 7 P.M. |Team Trivia!

Exercise your brain! Test your knowledge during an evening of fun at Team Trivia at the library. No entry fee. Cash prizes will be awarded for teams that come in 1st ($100) and 2nd ($50). Team captains must register their team (limit of 8 participants per team) by calling 748-6160 or stopping by the library's circulation desk. Space is limited, so register your team to reserve your table. Check in is at 6:45 P.M. with trivia starting at 7 P.M. Please contact Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Mandy Sprague at msprague@riponlibrary.org or 748-6160  with any questions. For ages 14- adult. 


Week 5:

Monday, July 1—Friday, July 5 | Starry Night Sticker Mosaic

Let’s stick together! Drop by the library all week long to assist in a collaborative, color-coded, grid art project during library hours while supplies last.

 

Monday, July 1 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Newly released film to be announced.

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.


Week 6:

Monday, July 8 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Newly released film to be announced.

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Wednesday, July 10 | 10 A.M. | Wendy & DB: 3rd Rock From The Sun Musical Fun!

The dynamic duo of Wendy Morgan and Darryl Boggs engages and enchants young audiences with guitar and vocals. Delightfully interactive, their music thoughtfully inspires audiences toward living thoughtfully and generously.

 

Wednesday, July 10 | 2 P.M. | Teen Board Gaming

Explore an assortment of games from the library’s upcoming modern gaming collection. Staff and expert volunteers will be on hand to guide players through a fun and rich gaming experience.

Thursday, July 11 | 6:30 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.

 

 

Friday, July 12 | 6 P.M. | Adult NERF Blasters Battle

Gear up and have a blast at the Adult NERF Battle on Friday, July 12 at 6:00 P.M. at Ripon Public Library. This popular after-hours event is team-oriented and a great way to meet new people while being active! NERF dart-style ammo, flashing glow necklaces, and snacks provided. B.Y.O.B. (bring your own unmodified blaster) if you have one! "Elite" dart-style NERF guns only please. A small number of NERF blasters will be available to borrow during the event. The doors will be locked at 6:00 P.M. when the program starts. Please arrive beforehand to sign waivers. 

Sunday, July 14 | 1 P.M. | Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Newcomers and experienced gamers embrace the fusion of gaming and role playing in this fun, dynamic experience that meets on the second Sunday of the month at 1 P.M.. For ages 13-adult. Younger participants welcome if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Week 7:

Monday, July 15 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Newly released film to be announced.

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Monday, July 15 AND Tuesday, July 16 @ 8:15 & 10 A.M. both days!

Make Space for reading: Humor & Variety Show: Humorist & magician Scott Obermann, aka GREAT SCOTT, entertains, educates, and simply wows his audiences with mind-boggling tricks, hilarious audience participation schticks, music, magic, and more—new surprises & additions with every show!

Tuesday, July 16 | 6 P.M. | Adult Game Night—Party Games Featuring Snake Oil! 

Get your game face on and enjoy modern board games at the library! This month, we are featuring Snake Oil. Codenames, Concept, and Super Fight also available. Bring your favorite party games to share.

 

Wednesday, July 17 | 2-4 P.M. & 5-7 P.M. AND Thursday, July 18 | 10 A.M.—12 P.M. & 2-4 P.M.

Papermaking Workshops: Local paper enthusiast Tanya Schwartz shares the latest techniques in handmade paper arts & production. These drop-in sessions are first-come, first-serve.

Thursday, July 18| 6:30 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.

 

 

Saturday, July 20 | LEGO Worlds Collide! 9a.m. – 1 p.m.

RIPON’S FIRST LEGO LEAGUE SHOWCASE  9 –11 A.M.  Area teams present their 2019 projects based on the national organization’s challenge—Into Orbit: identify a human physical or social problem faced during long duration space exploration within our Sun’s solar system and propose a solution.  The Lego Multiverse Team 1665 advanced to state level with their exploration and problem solving around the emotional wellbeing of astronauts in space. Meet “Cog” the cat/dog emotional support astro-pet!

11:30 A.M.-1 P.M. Breakout Sessions: Area teams offer exploration stations guiding participants to discovery on a variety of topics – coding, gravity, space travel and more.


Week 8:

Monday, July 22 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Newly released film to be announced.

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Tuesday, July 23 | 6 P.M. | Books N’ Brew– Meets at Mugs Coffeehouse

See description for June’s session.

Wednesday, July 24 | 5:30 P.M. | Casual Role-Playing Games Featuring Honey Heist!

Explore a new one-shot RPG adventure with pre-made characters on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the library at 5:30 P.M.! This month's featured role-playing game is Honey Heist, where participants play as bears that are criminals ready for their next heist!  A second RPG one-shot will be available to accommodate a larger group.  Newcomers and experienced gamers are invited to join in on this fun experience. Drop-ins are welcome!

Wednesday, July 24 | 6:30 P.M. | Starry, Starry Night Pajama Time!

Linda DeCramer and Carissa Sorensen team up to offer an evening of fun for families with children of all ages. Enjoy spectacular music, interactives, art, and the best books featuring the night sky. PJs welcome for a smooth transition into bedtime.

 

Thursday, July 25 | 6:30 A.M. & 9 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.

 

Saturday, July 27 | 9:30 A.M., 11 A.M., & 12:30 P.M. | Escape Room—Space!

Follow the clues, solve the puzzles scattered about the space-themed room, and escape before the clock runs out! For ages 12—adult. Participants must register, with a limit of 8 persons per time slot—call 748-6160 or stop by the library. More times will become available if all time slots are filled.


Week 9:

Monday, July 29 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Newly released film to be announced.

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Thursday, August 1 | 6:30 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.

 

 

Tuesday, July 30 AND Thursday, August 1 @ 10 a.m. | Ripon’s First LEGO League: Worlds Collide!

Area teams offer exploration stations guiding participants to discovery on a variety of topics – coding, gravity, space travel and more


 

Week 10:

Monday, August 5| 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Newly released film to be announced.

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Thursday, August 8 | 6:30 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.

 

 

Sunday, August 11| 1 P.M. | Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Newcomers and experienced gamers embrace the fusion of gaming and role playing in this fun, dynamic experience that meets on the second Sunday of the month at 1 P.M.. For ages 13-adult. Younger participants welcome if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Week 11:

Monday, August 12| 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Newly released film to be announced.

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Tuesday, August 13 | 2 P.M. | Teen Board Gaming

See description for July’s gaming session.

Thursday, August 15 | 6:30 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.


 

Week 12:

Monday, August 19 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Newly released film to be announced.

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Tuesday, August 20 | 6 P.M. | Adult Game Night—Hidden Movement Games Featuring Fury of Dracula!

Letters from Whitechapel, Last Friday, Spector Ops and Captain Sonar will also be available. Bring your favorites to share.

Thursday, August 22 | 6:30 A.M. & 9 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.


 

Week 13:

Monday, August 26 | 2 P.M. | Monday Matinee — Newly released film to be announced.

Every Monday at 2:00 P.M., enjoy newly released films on the big screen! Popcorn is served. For descriptions and trailers, visit www.riponlibrary.org/MondayMatinees.

Tuesday, August 27 | 6 P.M. | Books N’ Brew– Meets at Mugs Coffeehouse

See description for June’s session.

Wednesday, August 28 | 5:30 P.M. | Casual Role-Playing Games Featuring Mutant Epoch!

Explore a new one-shot RPG adventure with pre-made characters on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the library at 5:30 P.M.! This month's featured role-playing game is Mutant Epoch, a post-apocalyptic adventure where players battle mutants and cyborgs to survive. A second RPG one-shot will be available to accommodate a larger group.  Newcomers and experienced gamers are invited to join in on this fun experience. Drop-ins are welcome!

Thursday, August 29 | 6:30 A.M. | Lit and Fit: A Walking Book Club

Talk about what you’ve read lately and get new book suggestions during a morning walk with other readers. Two schedule options offered:  Thursday mornings at 6:30 A.M. and the fourth Thursday of the month at both 6:30 & 9 A.M. Meet in the library parking lot.


 

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Friends of the Library - J’s Barbecue - Farrell’s Fine Furnishings - Mr. & Mrs. P’s - Webster's Marketplace