BUILD A BETTER WORLD - Summer Reading Program 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free, fun events all summer long!!

JUNE

06.01.17 | Thursday 6:30 P.M. | Cracking the Code to Organic Gardening

Have you ever wondered what’s so important about organic gardening? Not using chemicals or fertilizers helps the environment and your health, but that doesn’t mean your plants are left to fend for themselves. There are still healthy ways to take care of your plants organically. In this class we’ll disucss the effect chemicals have on gardens, environments, and our health. We’ll also discuss different techniques and tools gardeners can use to support their plants in an organic way. Presented by Brenda Block, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

06.02.17 | Friday 6:00 P.M. | Teen Zombie Dice Tournament

Does the end of the school year have you feeling like a zombie? Put your game face on and head over to the Ripon Public Library after hours on Friday, June 2nd at 6 P.M. for a teens-only Zombie Dice Tournament! Zombie Dice is a quick-to-learn game that has players play as zombies trying to be the first to eat 13 brains. 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 on the fun game night!

06.13.17 | Tuesday 6:30 P.M. | Raw Cooking Class - Soup & Salad

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.

06.14.2017 | Wednesday 3-5 P.M. | Makerspace Tech Feature

Drop-in for guided exploration of “maker” items from the library’s circulating collection.  Enjoy robotic challenges, coding and games.

 

06.20.2017 | Tuesday 10:30 A.M. | Green Lake Festival of Music’s string orchestra High school students, of the Festival’s nationally acclaimed strings camp, perform a concert in-the-round. Simply gorgeous! A question and answer session following the performance connects attendees with both music and performers.

 

 

06.20.17 | Tuesday 6:00 P.M. | Adult Game Night - Mini Game Session

This month we are featuring an assortment of mini games. A variety of less time intensive games will be available to play. Bring your favorites to share!

 

06.22.17 | Thursday 10:30 A.M. | Building Better Brains | BUILD IT! CONSTRUCT: DESTRUCT : BUILD : POUND : PUZZLE

Preschoolers build their brains through active play and hands-on experiences! These 45 minute sessions include books, music, active & sensory play, as well as cognitive and motor development activities. FUN, FUN, FUN!

 

 

 

06.24.2017 | Saturday 7 P.M. | Tonks and the aurors  on the Village Green (Intersection of Seward & Watson Streets)

In honor of Harry Potter’s 20th birthday, rock out on the Village Green! Tonks & the Aurors (aka The Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock) is a wizard rock band fronted by Steph Anderson. Since 2007, the group has performed across the U.S. and released four full-length albums. Recently, they’ve  expanded their “Muggle” discography to include songs that draw inspiration from The  Hunger Games series, Rick Riordan’s  Percy Jackson series, John Green’s books, and even The West Wing.

 

06.27.2017 | Tuesday 10:30 A.M. | Earth, Music...Magic!

Explore the music of the earth with  master musician, Bill Kehl. This exciting presentation features primitive musical instruments and celebrates human expression through sound! Through a collection of unique and authentic instruments from all over the world, Mr. Kehl serves up songs and stories, with a healthy dose of humor and audience participation, while simultaneously incorporating aspects of ecology, science, history, geography and musicology. (Instrument making workshop follows the 45 minute concert.)

06.27.17 | Tuesday 6:00 P.M. | Books N' Brew @ Mugs Coffeehouse

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.

06.29.17 | Thursday 5:30 P.M. | Building Better Brains | BUILD IT! CONSTRUCT: DESTRUCT : BUILD : POUND : PUZZLE

Preschoolers build their brains through active play and hands-on experiences! These 45 minute sessions include books, music, active & sensory play, as well as cognitive and motor development activities. FUN, FUN, FUN!

06.30.17 | Friday 6:00 P.M. | Teens-only (12+) NERF Battle

Gear up for some after-hours fun on Friday, April 28th 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 teens-only event brought back by popular demand. NERF™ guns, “Elite” dart-style 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.  Parents will need to stop by the library before the event to sign a waiver form in order for their teen to participate. Waivers will be available at the circulation desk the week of the event, or at drop off the evening of the event. **Parent/Guardian will need to sign a waiver for their teen in order for them to participate.** An Adults-only version of this much-loved program will be offered on Friday, August 18th at 6 P.M.

JULY

07.05-06.2017 | Wednesday 2:00 P.M. & Thursday 10:30 A.M. Love Letters to the WORLD!

From moreloveletters.com “...is a global organization using the power of social media to write and mail letters to strangers all over the world. Not-for-profit, and completely mission driven, we let anyone nominate someone in need of a love letter bundle. We pick the stories that resonate, you get the chance to write a letter and mail it in. The task is small, but the impact is greater than you can imagine.” Drop in & write a letter to someone who needs a pick-me-up via these guided writing sessions.

07.06.17 | Thursday 10:30 A.M. | Building Better Brains | MUSIC! SING : DANCE : EXPLORE SOUNDS : Instruments : EARS

Preschoolers build their brains through active play and hands-on experiences! These 45 minute sessions include books, music, active & sensory play, as well as cognitive and motor development activities. FUN, FUN, FUN!

 

 

07.06.17 | Thursday 6:30 P.M. | Saving Time, Energy & Money w/ Mason Jars

If you spend any time on Pinterest, you know that it’s hip to use mason jars. Mason jars may be cool, but they are also extremely functional and cut down on the amount of plastic in our envoirnment. In this class, we’ll discuss how plastic and cans are affecting our health and the enviornment. We’ll also discuss clever ideas or using mason jars as a replacement for storage, freezing, canning, cleaning, organization, and arts and crafts. Presented by Brenda Block, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

 

07.11-12.2017 | Tuesday & Wednesday 10 A.M.—NOON & 2-4 P.M. | PAPERMAKING WORKSHOPS

Local artist Tanya Schwartz-Roeper shares the fascinating process of making paper, including several creative techniques, resulting in one-of-a-kind sheets of paper, or 3-D projects. Through these entirely hands-on workshops, all participants produce at least one (usually many more!) paper creation to be treasured or gifted.

07.11.17 | Tuesday 6:30 P.M. | Raw Cooking Class - Entree Meal

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.

07.13.2017 | Thursday 10:30 A.M. | The Ribbles Build a Residence! … performed by Traveling Lantern Theater Troupe of Portland, Oregon, features Architecture, Building and Construction. Mr. and Mrs. Ribble are expecting a baby and need a new home for their growing family! Mr. Ribble wants to go big, but Mrs. Ribble convinces him to build a dream home that is environmentally and neighborhood friendly. Through interactive games, audience members  discover basic building techniques and help draw a plan to assist the Ribbles in constructing a new home for a better world!

07.13.17 | Thursday 5:30 P.M. | Building Better Brains | MUSIC! SING : DANCE : EXPLORE SOUNDS : Instruments : EARS

Preschoolers build their brains through active play and hands-on experiences! These 45 minute sessions include books, music, active & sensory play, as well as cognitive and motor development activities. FUN, FUN, FUN!

 

 

 

07.18.2017 | Tuesday 10:30 A.M.  | Super Duper Science Lab 
Don’t miss the excitement with the mix-masters of science and fun! Ripon College’s Chemistry Department offers hands-on chemistry experiences sure to elicit a “reaction”, entertain and educate.

 

07.18.17 | Tuesday 6:00 P.M. | Adult Game Night - Sentinels of the Multiverse

Welcome to the fictional comic book world of Sentinel Comics, where powerful heroes fight dastardly villains to protect the entire Multiverse! Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative game in which players control heroes with powers and abilities in the form of cards. Two to five players control three to five heroes who must work together to defeat the villains and survive the dangerous environments in which the battles take place. Ultimately, either the heroes will successfully defeat the villains and foil their plans, or the villains will triumph, and the heroes will be forced to regroup to fight another day. Game Description from: Greater Than Games' Sentinels of the Muliverse website.

07.19.2017 | Wednesday 5:30-7 P.M. | Makerspace Tech Feature

Drop-in for guided exploration of “maker” items from the library’s circulating collection.  Enjoy robotic challenges, coding and games.

07.20.17 | Thursday 10:30 A.M. | Building Better Brains |ICE CREAM! STORYWALK : HANDMADE ICE CREAM : SENSORY HOT & COLD

Preschoolers build their brains through active play and hands-on experiences! These 45 minute sessions include books, music, active & sensory play, as well as cognitive and motor development activities. FUN, FUN, FUN!

 

 

 

07.25.2017 | Tuesday 6:30 P.M. | Randy Peterson in concert! 'Building A Better World, One Song at a Time'

45 minutes of audience-participation-filled sing-along fun includes voice, guitar, banjo, and a dash of storytelling. The entire show is constructed around physical elements of building and construction, as well as building stronger communities, digging for deeper friendships and working (and singing) together to help build a better world.

07.25.17 | Tuesday 6:00 P.M. | Books N' Brew @ Mugs Coffeehouse

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.

 

07.27.17 | Thursday 5:30 P.M. | Building Better Brains|ICE CREAM! STORYWALK : HANDMADE ICE CREAM : SENSORY HOT & COLD

Preschoolers build their brains through active play and hands-on experiences! These 45 minute sessions include books, music, active & sensory play, as well as cognitive and motor development activities. FUN, FUN, FUN!

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

On a bleak night in December of 1894, tragedy struck the Count of Warwick’s manor in the highlands of Scotland. In the aftermath of a glittering party, a man-servant was found dead, and although the police declared his death accidental, rumors of foul play ran wild. Thirty years later, this unsolved mystery returns to light as a group of notable psychics converges on the Scottish manor in hopes of making contact with a restless ghost and bringing that spirit the peace it has so long been denied…

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

Embrace your inner child during a night of after-hours fun on Friday, May 12th 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

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

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

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