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Halloween Howls at the Ripon Public Library

Tiny Terror on the Square Location Change

The downtown event, Tiny Terror on the Square, sponsored by Ripon College's Office of Community Engagement, has been relocated to the Ripon Public Library due to the high likelihood of rain this evening.

The event runs from 5-7 p.m. with a host holiday activities for children - pumpkin bowling, face painting, pumpkin painting, games-of-skill including a myriad of tossing games, duck pond, button making and more!

Festivities conclude with a movie showing. Popcorn will be served. The movie, about a friendly ghost, is rated PG, recommended for ages 6 and up and lasts 90 minutes.

Downtown trick or treating and other TTOTS specials at businesses in the 100, 200 & 300 blocks of Watson street HAVE NOT BEEN CANCELLED.

Halloween Howls

As an extension of the Tiny Terror on the Square, Ripon Public Library will host a movie on Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the Silver Creek Room. Though the title of the movie remains a surprise, Children’s librarian, Linda DeCramer, will share that it is a beloved story about a “friendly” ghost and recommended for ages 6 and up. Popcorn will be served. 

A true Hallow’s Eve

In addition, the library is extremely pleased to present seasoned storyteller, Sagiia Rae, at 10:30 a.m. on October 31. Ms. Rae will share ever-so-slightly scary stories with preschool and school age children. Wear your costumes and get ready to howl a little, laugh a lot and meet fantastic characters such as Baba Yaga, the little old lady who was not afraid of anything, and the children who never listened to their parents. Uh-oh!

Food Drive to kick-off the Holiday season

As these festivities are enjoyed, we would also like to remember those who are feeling the effects of the economic downturn. As a way to ensure that everyone may enjoy a festive holiday season, all in attendance, to both programs, are encouraged to donate a nonperishable food item for our local food pantry. Everyone who donates will be entered into a prize drawing for free books. Here are the top foods needed by food banks this year:
  • Proteins: Canned meats such as tuna, chicken or fish are high in protein and low in saturated fat. Peanut butter is rich in protein and high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils, the "good fats." These are among the most expensive foods -- too expensive for food banks to buy large quantities.
  • Soups and stews. They are filling, particularly the "chunky" soups, and contain liquid for hydration. In addition, soups can be filled with protein and vegetables.
  • Rice and pasta.
  • Cereal, including oatmeal.
  • Canned vegetables, including tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Canned or dried beans and peas. Beans are a low-fat source of protein and Canned fruits.
  • Fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed). Make sure it's 100% juice.
  • Prepared box mixes such as macaroni and cheese or Hamburger Helper.
  • Shelf-stable milk. This includes dehydrated milk, canned evaporated milk and instant breakfasts.
Thanks to the monetary support of the Friends of the Ripon Public Library, this is a FREE program and does not require registration. For more information contact Linda DeCramer at 748-6160 or decramer@riponlibrary.org.



Career Workshop Series: Explore Your Career Transition Options

Career Workshop Series: Explore Your Career Transition Options

Looking for a job? The Winnefox Library System is offering a 4-part career workshop series.  Although participants may choose to take individual sessions, you are encouraged to participate in all 4 sessions to develop a Blueprint for Your Career Future.  There is no cost to attend, however registration is required.
You may choose from 5 different dates & locations for each session.
These workshops will be presented by staff from Moraine Park Technical College and Fox Valley Technical College.

2009 Summer Reading Programs

In 2009, the Ripon Public Library is offering fun and creative summer reading programs for all ages, with programs for kids, teens, and adults.  We've got a host of special events and performances lined up, and there are plenty of prizes to be won, so what are you waiting for? All programs are FREE! No registration required to attend events, but registration is required to participate in the reading program and to be eligible for prizes.



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