Library Program

Adults-only NERF Battle @ Your Library

Embrace your inner child during a night of after-hours fun on Friday, November 3rd 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.

Forged in Blood: How the Iron Brigade Earned Its Metallic Moniker

Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 P.M.

Join author Eric Schlehlein and learn the story of more than three thousand Wisconsin boys who served in the Iron Brigade during the Civil War. This brigade would suffer the highest casualties of any Union brigade during the war. Copies of Schlehlein’s book Black Iron Mercy will be available for purchase and signing.

Presenter Eric Schlehlein is a freelance writer and historian, with a deep appreciation for all things Americana. He has served his community the last fourteen years as a member of the Hartland Fire Department and has served as president of the Hartland Firefighters Association, Inc., where he is now well into his third term. He lives in Hartland, Wisconsin with his wife and three children. www.EricSchlehlein.com

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