Adult Coloring Program

Adult Coloring Program - Color. Relax. Repeat.

Thursday, February 9, 2016 - 2:30pm

Coloring books are not just for kids! Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring at the library during these drop-in adult coloring programs. Relax, reduce stress, and leave feeling restored! Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. Look forward to additional events on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

Adult Game Night - Featuring "Machi Koro" (and expansions)

About the Game:

You CAN build Rome in a day.

Machi Koro is a fast-paced, dice-rolling city builder. in the game, players compete to be the first person to build up their simple village into a sprawling metropolis. Originally designed and released in Japan, Machi Koro has developed a dedicated fan-base around the world. Excited fans have been eagerly anticipating an English translation, and the game has already garnered a “seal of excellence” from The Dice Tower among many other accolades.

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments and build public works, and steal from your neighbors coffers. Just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you! Machi Koro is a fast-paced light-hearted game for you and up to 3 friends. They say you can’t build Rome in a day, but Machi Koro will can be built in under 30 minutes!

Game description from:IDW Games

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Doctor Strange (PG-13): Film Showing 1h 55m

 

 

Doctor Strange (PG-13): Film Showing 1h 55m

Movie Description: A disgraced former surgeon named Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a powerful sorcerer under the tutelage of a mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor co-star in this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister).

Movie description from Rotten Tomatoes.

Mobile HotSpot - Take the Internet Home with You!

R850 HotSpotAre you among the roughly 25% of American households without home Internet service? Do you live in a rural area that local Internet service providers don't cover? Or are you traveling and would appreciate free Internet wherever you roam? *

Then try out our mobile hotspot!  The device checks out for 2 weeks and lets you connect up to 10 of your wireless devices. Enjoy free Internet, access courtesy of your library.

Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (link below) for availability.

Ripon Mobile HotSpots

* Service provided by and dependant on the Sprint network. Coverage not guaranteed and may not be available in all areas.

R.E.A.D. with Shalee or Grover WEDNESDAYS FROM 5:30-7:00 P.M.

PAWS to R.E.A.D. with a Reading Education Assistance Dog

Wednesdays from 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

Animals are ideal reading companions because they foster relaxation, lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not  judge, or criticize, and allow children to proceed at their own pace. When a dog is "listening" fear of failure is removed allowing a child to learn more effectively. The dog's handler is a skilled facilitator who provides subtle support.

Click here for more R.E.A.D. information.

Our R.E.A.D. teams are volunteers and do not get paid. Please call ahead to confirm scheduling. 920.748.6160

One Roku, Thousands of Movies

Hundreds of movies available!

JUST ADDED:

  • Jack Reacher: Never go Back
  • Roger Corman's Death Race 2050
  • Girls: season 5
  • Desierto
  • Almost Christmas
  • Trolls
  • Loving
  • Girl on the Train
  • Light Between Oceans
  • Accountant
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Birth of a Nation
  • Ouija

If you already have high-speed Internet service at home, you can take home thousands of movies and TV shows with one Roku - all you need is your library card and a photo ID.  Connect one of the library's Roku devices to your TV and Internet connection and then enjoy Amazon Prime Video content (including thousands of movies and TV shows) and more than 200 recent feature films through Vudu. Rokus check out for two weeks and, as long as you bring it back on time, it's absolutely free!  Stop in and ask staff for details, or check out the catalog (links below) for a partial list of movie titles.

Ripon Roku 2

Ripon Roku 3

FREE Books for your child with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Ripon Reads Logo

The Ripon Area United Way is pleased to present the

Imagination Library to Ripon children under the age of 5.

What Is It?
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's classic The Little Engine that Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family.

Who Is Eligible?
Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of Ripon.

Giving Tuesday - Support the Ripon Public Library

Dear Library Friend,

The Ripon Public Library is fortunate to have supporters like you.  Your contributions, whether volunteering, financial, or simply using the Library, have enabled it to make a significant difference in the community.  Because I know you value the Library and the services it provides to our community, please consider a year-end gift to the Library.

While the Library’s operating budget has been well-supported by the City of Ripon, there is always more that can be done.  Over the past three years, the Library Board has authorized the purchase of a microfilm reader, first floor carpeting, signage and seating using endowment funds. Funding for new initiatives, existing program support, and building maintenance are among the future needs envisioned by the Library Board.  As such, the Library’s goal is to raise $25,000 during this year-end campaign.

Please give generously.  All donations are tax-deductible and a donation form [PDF] is available or you may donate directly to the Ripon Public Library Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.  Any contribution, no matter how small, is appreciated and will help us maintain an excellent library and ensure a place that serves everyone.

Thank you for your generosity and your support.

Best regards,

Theodore Q. Grant, Library Board President

Library Board of Trustees:

Diane Christenson | Douglas Iverson | Andrew Prellwitz | Irma Ramel | Renee Reszel | Sandra Scamehorn

P.S.  When making a gift to the Library in your will or trust, please use the following language:  I give to the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson Street, Ripon, WI 54971, ___ percent of my residuary estate (or, the sum of $___, or a description of the property, securities, etc.) for its endowment funds.