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Looking for last minute holiday gift ideas?

Here are a few suggestions for library lovers:

  • Donate a book in someone's name.  Staff members are available to suggest titles, and a bookplate will be placed in the book.  Cost: approximately $20-30, depending on the title.
  • Give the gift of a lifetime membership in the Friends of the Ripon Public Library.  Benefits include a newsletter mailed at least twice a year and free entry to the preview night of the book sale.  Cost: $50/individual, $100/family.  Yearly memberships are available for $5/individual and $10/family.
  • Purchase a Friends of the Library book bag.  Cost: $8.
  • Select books from the book sale shelf.  Cost: $1 per hardcover book or per 2 paperbacks.

DVDs of Senate District Forum and Common Council Available for Checkout

The library has two DVD copies of the July 28th, 2011 14th Senate District Candidate Forum available for checkout.  The DVDs will check out for 14 days and may be picked up at the desk.  The DVDs are available on a first come, first served basis.

City of Ripon Common Council meetings are also available on DVD.  The library currently has one DVD with meetings from 3/8/11 to 6/14/11 available.  The call number is 320.854 Common and it is shelved in the nonfiction videos.  It checks out for a week and may be placed on hold; to find it in the catalog (http://webcat.winnefox.org) search "City of Ripon Common Council" as the title or keywords.  DVDS of meetings will be added every three months or so and the library will keep them for approximately one year.

Teen Summer Reading Program - You Are Here

There are many cool events planned for teens as part of the summer reading program:

Wednesday, June 15 @ 1 p.m. - Kick Off Event - Enjoy extreme arts and crafts as we design and create a summer reading program sign to decorate our teen space.

Tuesday, June 21 @ 10 a.m. - Let's Make-Up Workshop - This workshop, presented by Missoula Children's Theatre, teaches students of all ages by demonstrating (on a few participants) corrective, old age, and fantasy make-up for the theatre.  Please note that this workshop is not a "face painting" experience.

Wednesday, June 22 @ 1 p.m. - T-Shirt Decorating - Come get creative at the library! Bring a blank clothing item to decorate with tie-dye and puffy paint.  T-shirts and small canvas bags will be provided.

Wednesday, June 29 @ 1 p.m. - The Art of Mendhi - Learn about the historical and cultural aspects of the art of Mendhi and then use washable markers to create your own body art.

Wednesday, July 6 @ 1 p.m. - Mask Making - Draw inspiration from Japanese Kabuki theater masks and African tribal masks to design and create your own felt mask.

Wednesday, July 13 @ 1 p.m. - Folktale Frenzy - Join us as we share a variety of cultures' folk tales and get a chance to write your own folk tales.  Immediately following this program will be Green Lake Festival of Music's "Circle of Sound" - Students of the Green Lake Festival of Music chamber workshop perform for ALL ages!

Wednesday, July 20 @ 1 p.m. - Global Cooking - Prepare and enjoy delicious snacks from cultures around the world.  Take a recipe to share at home.

Wednesday, July 27 @ 2:30 P.m. - "The Spoon Man!" - Get spooned - which is better than getting forked, or knifed!  Enjoy the antics of a married man, with 5 kids, who makes a living out of playing the spoons!

The library is also hosting a Movie Travelogue for teens and adults.  Films are based on popular travel-themed books.  (All films are rated PG-13.)

Wednesday, June 15 @ 6 p.m. - Frances Mayes writes about her travels in Under the Tuscan Sun

Wednesday, June 22 @ 6 p.m. - Audrey Niffenegger explores life as a Time Traveler's Wife

Wednesday, June 29 @ 6 p.m. - Eat, Pray, Love your way around the globe with Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir

 

Registration for the 2011 Teen Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 6.  Completed reading logs may be dropped off beginning Monday, June 13.  The first weekly prize drawing will be held on Monday, June 20.    The program runs through Saturday, July 30.  Please stop by the library for more information about the reading logs and prizes.

Thanks to the Friends of the Ripon Public Library for sponsoring all of the events and prizes!

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