BUILD A BETTER WORLD - Summer Reading Program 2017

Free, fun events all summer long!! Because making the world a better place is an activity in which everyone can participate, many program offerings are designed for intergenerational participation and appeal. [A primary target audience - ADULT; TEEN; CHILD; ALL AGES - has been included for each listing.] 


07.28.2017 | Friday 7:30 P.M. | Campfire  & S’mores @ Riggs County Park Hwy 23 Entrance [ALL AGES]

Enjoy tasty s’mores and outdoor games as the sun sets, followed by Informed Stargazing with Paul Kinzer, Star Lab Director. High powered star gazing equipment, food, fire and games are all provided. You may want to bring a chair or blanket.



08.02.17 | Wednesday 2-4:00 P.M. | Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics [ADULT]

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!

08.10.17 | Thursday 6:30 P.M. | Breaking Your Dependence On Toxic Products [ADULT]

We’re more aware than ever of that there are toxic chemicals in our household and personal care products. But, are we able to identify them on the store shelf or in our own cupboard? In this class we’ll talk about how toxic chemicals damage our health and enviornment, how to spot them on labels, and advice on how to make your own products with non-toxic ingredients. Presented by Brenda Block, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

08.15.17 | Tuesday 6:00 P.M. | Adult Game Night - Mysterium [ADULTS ONLY]

Mysterium is a cooperative, deduction game that challenges two to seven players to solve a murder that occurred thirty years ago. One player takes on the role of a restless ghost, tasked with communicating the true culprit of the murder to the assembled psychics. The other players all play as psychics, receiving visions and interpreting them to the best of their abilities in order to narrow down the list of suspects. Yet time is in no one’s favor tonight—if the players take too long to discover the truth, the bridge between the worlds is closed, and the ghost must wait another year to reach its eternal rest!

Game Description from: Asmodee Games

08.18.17 | Friday 6:00 P.M. | Adults-only NERF Battle [ADULTS ONLY]

Embrace your inner child during a night of after-hours fun on Friday, August 18th at 6 P.M. at the Ripon Public Library. Outfit yourself with a NERF™ gun and then release your stress with a game of zombies vs. humans & more during this adults-only event. Perfect for busy parents who are in need of some adult time or college students who need a study break! NERF™ guns, “Elite” 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. Attendees will need to sign a waiver in order to participate.

08.22.17 | Tuesday 6:00 P.M. | Books N' Brew @ Mugs Coffeehouse [ADULTS ONLY]

Catch up with what other readers are enjoying over a cup of coffee! Unlike traditional book clubs, there are no assigned books. Instead, read what you like and then share your reading experience. This adults-only reading group meets at Mugs Coffeehouse on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6 P.M.



08.29.17 | Tuesday 6:30 P.M. | Raw Cooking Class - Dessert [ADULT]

Have you ever considered eating more whole foods in their raw state but find yourself feeling like you might be bored? Check out these "cooking" classes featuring the raw food diet where whole foods are prepared to create great taste and delicious flavor combinations - all without cooking. Learn how you can give your body maximum nutrients while still enjoying your food. These summer raw "cooking" classes will be hands on and you will get to eat what you make. In the first class, we will make a soup and a salad. In the second class, we will make a main entree and in the third, we will make a dessert. Presented by Brenda Block, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

08.30.2017 | Wednesday 6-7:30 P.M. | Finale Pot-luck [ALL AGES]

Bring a dish or recipe to share, play games, win prizes of value and appeal, fill your belly, and celebrate your library!