Library Program

S'mores & Informed Stargazing w/ Paul Kinzer @ Riggs County Park

Campfire and s'mores start at 7:30 P.M. Saturday, August 13, at Riggs County Park's entrance off of Hwy 23. Enjoy tasty s'mores and a story or two as the sun sets, Informed Stargazing to follow.

At 8:00 P.M., Paul Kinzer, Starlab Director, guides stargazers on a tour of the night sky with Mars & Saturn visible and a chance of meteor showers. Telescopes and binoculars provided. Maps available at the circulation desk.

This free library program is open to the public and is part of the Ripon Noon Kiwanis' annual Doug Lyke Run/Walk and Picnic which will take place at the Douglas Street Entrance of Riggs County Park. Don't miss out on this wonderful event! Registration for the run/walk can be completed online at; or by printing and completing the registration form, which can be downloaded from the Ripon Noon Kiwanis website:

Early registration is $20 through August 11th, $25 August 12th through the day of the race; $45 “Family Registration” is available (up to 2 parents and 2 children) by mail entry or the day of the race.

For questions regarding the Run/Walk portion of the event, contact Brandon Mumm at

Pinterest Adult Crafting Hour - Holiday Ornaments

Pinterest Adult Crafting Hour - Holiday Ornaments!

Thursday, November 17th @ 6 P.M.

The third Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., is dedicated to an adults-only craft time with projects inspired by Pinterest. On November 17th, join us to design an array of beautiful ornaments – salt-dough, cinnamon, and paper varieties – to decorate your home for the holiday season. All supplies provided.

Pinterest Adult Crafting Hour - Open Terrariums

Thursday, Mary 19th @ 6 P.M.

Pinterest Crafting Club for Adults

**This Pinterest event has filled up - those who have called, emailed or verified that they will be attending by selecting "Going" on our Facebook event have reserved their spot for this program. Supplies are limited. We have begun a waiting list for those who are interested in being added to the wait list, please call the library at 748-6160 or email Mandy at Thank you for your interest!**

Don’t miss out on the final Pinterest Crafting Hour of the season on Thursday, May 19 at 6 P.M at Ripon Public Library. Pinterest Crafting Hour is an adults-only craft time dedicated to projects inspired by Pinterest. This month, design a beautiful open terrarium to brighten your home! Supplies are limited, so please call ahead if you know you plan to attend. If you prefer to bring a glass container from home, it should be no larger than a 12 ounce jar.
This free program is made possible through funding from the Friends of the Ripon Public Library. For more information, contact Ripon Public Library at 748-6160.

Pinterest Adult Crafting Hour - Vintage Notebooks

The third Thursday of the month, at 6 P.M., is dedicated to an adults-only craft time with projects inspired by the online idea-treasure trove known as Pinterest. This month, give new life to an old book and create a one-of-a-kind vintage journal on Thursday, April 21 at 6 P.M.! All supplies provided. This program is free and open to the public. Please contact the library with any questions at 748-6160.


Subscribe to RSS - Library Program