Library Program

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 or 748-6160 with any questions.

Adult Game Night - Dead of Winter

Tuesday, January 16 at 6:00 P.M.

Game Description: Dead of Winter is the first game in the Crossroads series, designed by Isaac Vega and Jon Gilmour. It puts 2-5 players together in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity are either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters (zombies). Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game.

Click "Read more" to get a full description, game instructions, and video tutorials.

MAY 10 Blue Zone Healthy Lifestyle Series - Ikaria, Greece

Blue Zones: Healthy Lifestyle Series
Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 P.M.
The Blue Zones: Healthy Lifestyle series concludes on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 P.M. at the Ripon Public Library. This series explores the diets and lifestyles of those living in the Blue Zones – areas of the world where people are the healthiest and live the longest. People in these cultures often live to be 100 years and they remain healthy! Join us as we explore the final regional diet on this healthy lifestyle tour – Ikaria, Greece. Presented by Brenda Block, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

APRIL 12 Blue Zone Healthy Lifestyle Series - Nicoya, Costa Rica

Thursday, April 12 @ 6:30 P.M.

Stay tuned for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Brenda Block’s upcoming Blue Zone Diets series. This series will explore the diets and lifestyles of the “Blue Zones", areas of the world where people are the healthiest and live the longest. People in these cultures often live to be 100 years and they remain healthy! Join us as we cover a different regional diet each month, Thursdays at 6:30 P.M. this winter and spring:

April 12 – Nicoya, Costa Rica
May 10 – Ikaria, Greece


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