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.


Month of July | 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.


Week 7:

Monday, July 15 | 2 P.M. |Little (PG-13) | 108 minutes

Marsai Martin (TV's Black-ish) stars in and executive produces Universal Pictures' LITTLE, a comedy from producer Will Packer (Girls Trip, Ride Along and Think Like a Man series) based on an idea the young actress pitched. Directed by Tina Gordon (Peeples), the film tells the story of a woman who-when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear-gets the chance to relive the carefree life of her younger self. Movie description from Rotten Tomatoes.

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 16 @ 10 A.M.

A not-to-be-missed MAGIC, 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! FREE fun for ALL AGES!

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, where players create hilarious fake products to sell to imaginary buyers. Think Shark Tank meets Apples-to-Apples. 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: What do robots do? Area teams offer exploration stations guiding participants to discovery on a variety of topics and robot examples.

 


Week 8:

Monday, July 22 | 2 P.M. | Shazam! (PG-13) | 130 minutes

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word--SHAZAM!--this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart--inside a ripped, godlike body--Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong). Movie description from Rotten Tomatoes.

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!

How do robots move? Create a robotic hand, make some of your first steps with coding, or learn how to code with Scratch. Area teams offer exploration stations guiding participants to discovery on robotic brains and simple programming.


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

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, 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.


 

THANK YOU! to our funders:

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