Adult Program

MARCH 15 Pinterest Adult Crafting Hour - Pandora Style "Glass" Beads

Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 P.M.

Don't miss out on the first Adult Crafting Hour in our spring series on Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 P.M. Pinterest Crafting Hour is an adults-only craft time dedicated to projects inspired by Pinterest. Design Pandora-inspired "glass" beads with metal inserts to fill out your favorite bracelet. All supplies provided.
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.:

  • April 19 - Mosaic Rock Art
  • May 15 - Bookfolding with guest instructor Jill Hennes

MARCH 20 Adult Game Night - Modular Board Games featuring "Betrayal at House on the Hill"

Tuesday, March 20 at 6:00 P.M.

This month we will focus on games that use a modular board mechanism. Our feature game will be Betrayal at House on the Hill, but we will also have copies of Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Five Tribes, and Settlers of Catan available for participants to explore.

Book Discussion Group

Main Street book coverJoin us for the Friends of the Library book discussion group!  February's selection is "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis.  Copies of book discussion selections are available to check out at the library while supplies last.

From Amazon.com:

"Main Street" is the 1920 novel by Sinclair Lewis that tells the story of Carol Milford, a liberal, free-spirited young woman from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carol meets and marries Will Kennicott, a doctor who convinces her to move back to his small hometown of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota. While there, Carol finds the smug conservatism of the town objectionable and sets out to try and make the town a little more progressive, with little effectiveness. A satirical gem, "Main Street" is Sinclair Lewis' classic portrait of small town midwestern American life.

MARCH 29 Better Brain Health

Dementia is not a normal part of aging. This presentation will teach participants what they can do to lower their dementia risk and keep their brains healthy.

- Common diseases that cause dementia
- Other conditions that mimic dementia
- Signs and symptoms
- Risk factors
- Strategies to maintain a healthy brain (physical health, nutrition, mental stimulation, social engagement)
- Available resources

Presented by Mary Lyke, recently retired Ripon Area School District Nurse, and Melanie Simpkins, Public Health Nurse/ Health Education and Work and Wellness Coordinator with the Green Lake County Health Unit.

Adult Game Night - Hand Management Games featuring "Libertalia"

Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 P.M.

This month we will focus on games that have a hand management game mechanic. Our feature game will be Libertalia, but we will also have copies of Pandemic, Castle Panic, 7 Wonders, and Ticket to Ride available for participants to explore.

What are Hand Management games?

Hand management games are games with cards in them that reward players for playing the cards in certain sequences or groups. The optimal sequence/grouping may vary, depending on board position, cards held and cards played by opponents. Managing your hand means gaining the most value out of available cards under given circumstances. Cards often have multiple uses in the game, further obfuscating an "optimal" sequence.

Team Trivia Night (ages 14 -adult)

Friday, February 23 at 6:45 P.M.

Exercise your brain! Test your knowledge during an evening of fun at Team Trivia Night at the library for ages 14 - adult. 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. Once your team has been registered, you may not add more members (you may make substitutions). 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. If all the members of your team have not arrived by check in, we will start adding teams from the waiting list to participate instead. Please contact Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Mandy Sprague at msprague@riponlibrary.org or 748-6160 with any questions.

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