2024 Summer Library Program Adventure Begins at your Library!

June 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM + Google + iCal Export
2024 Summer Library Program

READY, SET, GO!

Head into an adventure-themed summer at the RIPON PUBLIC LIBRARY including FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES with something for everyone!

  • READ FOR FUN & PRIZES! Take 30 seconds to register at the library’s front desk, then every time you check out reading materials your participation is automatically logged by staff. Visit during 3 different weeks in one month to qualify for prize drawings!
  • DISCOVER LOCAL nature, history, & color with our Adventure Ripon activity log.
  • EXPLORE AREA LIBRARIES via the Winnefox Library System Passport. Prizes available! (details below)
  • ATTEND FREE EVENTS! Use the links below or follow us on social media for detailed descriptions!

EXCITING SPECIALS FOR ALL AGES!

  • FRI JUN 14 @ 1 PM
    V3NTO BRASS TRIO
    Family-friendly concert sponsored by Green Lake Festival of Music | The dynamic V3NTO Brass Trio (horn, trumpet, trombone) is on a mission to revolutionize brass trio music! Q&A + cookies follow the performance.
  • WED JUL 3
    RED WHITE & BLUE TAKE & MAKE
    Drop in to pick up a kit while supplies last.
  • WED JUL 10
    ANIMAL THEMED TAKE & MAKE
    Drop in to pick up a kit while supplies last. Show off your completed project at the ZOOZORT show on FRI JUL 12, 1PM!
  • FRI JUL 12 @ 1 PM
    ZOOZORT LIVE ANIMAL SHOW

    Meet a variety of fascinating animals close up! Learn about their habitats, lifestyles, & amazing adaptations. Registration required.
  • WED JUL 17
    SPINNING TOP TAKE & MAKE

    Drop in to pick up a kit while supplies last. Show off your completed project at the YO-YOER SHOW on FRI JUL 19, 1:30 PM!
  • FRI JUL 19 @ 1:30 PM
    YO-YOER MARK HAYWARD

    It’s not every yo-yo performer who is both a World Champion AND more fun than a bucket of worms. Don’t miss his comedy & tricks!
  • FRI JUL 26 @ 1 PM
    BILL HILL at the RIPON SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER

    388 Murray Park Dr. Finger-style guitarist & vocalist Mr. Hill will delight all ages with jazz standards from the 1920’s to the 1960’s!
  • WED JUL 31 @ 1 PM
    TALEWISE SCIENCE HEROES
    present Adventure of the Lost Treasure: A fascinating learning experience powered by interactive stories & exciting, hands-on science experiments!

FAMILY FUN FOR ALL AGES!

Thursdays at 10 AM | June 13 – July 25 (Except July 4)

Stories, music, and hands-on activities. Designed for kids 3-8 years old but FUN for all ages! Stay & play in the Romper Room with other kids & families!

  • JUN 13
    Down on the Farm + Great & Small Farm’s baby goats
  • JUN 20
    Power of Pollinators
  • JUN 27
    Hometown: Everyday places & people are wonderful!
  • JUL 11
    It’s Smokey Bear’s 80th birthday! Cupcakes & Fire Knowledge
  • JUL 18
    Interactive children’s music with Micah Sommersmith
  • JUL 25
    Adventures in Art

TEEN EVENTS (AGES 11-17)

Registration is required for all TEEN events. Register for these events by calling 920-748-6160 or stopping by the library.

Select Tuesdays this summer. Time for fun, food, and friends! Bring a friend or make some here! Fun and food are provided.

  • JUN 11 @ 6-8 PM
    Pizza & Trivia Night
  • JUL 9 @ 4-6 PM
    Chocolate Tasting
  • AUG 6 @ 4-6 PM
    Glow-in-the Dark Painting

ADVENTURE ZONE!

Wednesdays | 4-6 PM | FOR ALL AGES

Drop in to enjoy an array of interesting content & activities!

  • JUN 12
    SUNCATCHER CRAFT
    plus sun-themed yoga & movement with Ripon Parks & Recreation.
  • JUN 19
    POLLINATOR PALOOZA
    (See POLLINATOR WEEK info.)
  • JUN 26
    LUMBERJACKS
    Award-winning author, filmmaker, & songwriter BILL JAMERSON brings history alive through music & storytelling! Adventure back to the days of Lumberjack Camps with true stories, tall tales, & toe-tapping songs!
  • JUL 24
    FAIRY GARDEN CRAFT
    With supplies gathered from nature & an assortment of doodads, create your own magical fairy garden!

CHILDREN'S FAIR

Saturday, June 15 | DROP-IN 9 AM – NOON

At Ripon High School – 850 Tiger Drive

Brought to you by Ripon Noon Kiwanis with library support, this FREE annual event offers tons of fun + access to information & resources for families with children.

  • ENTERTAINMENT! 9AM-NOON Hilarious entertainment by juggling & comedy duo Miller & Mike seen on MTV, the Tonight Show & beyond!
  • ACTIVE FUN! Mini Golf | Bouncy House | Romper Room | Yard Games | Vehicle Tours: Fire Truck, Squad Car, Ambulance | Photo Booth Fun
  • INTERACTIVE INFORMATION STATIONS Preschools, Doctors, Daycares, Family Services, Dentists, & more!
  • GIVEAWAYS | DOOR PRIZES | COMMUNITY ART SHOW

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL ADVENTURES

Select Mondays at Noon | Ages 10+

Travel from the comfort of your own library! Join us as local presenters take you on adventures to amazing places. These programs will be also be available via Zoom – check the library website for the link. BYO lunch. Cookies & beverages served.

  • JUN 10
    Karl Stewart | MOROCCO
  • JUN 17
    Mandy Kimes | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • JUN 24
    Julia Manor | ITALY
  • JUL 8
    Dawn & Gary Scholtens | NATIONAL PARKS
  • JUL 15
    Julia Manor | JAMAICA
  • JUL 22
    Karl Stewart | PATAGONIA

GAMING!

Monthly RPG and tabletop gaming events continue through the summer months

  • JUN 10,  JUL 8, AUG 10 | 5-8 PM | Ages 11+
    D&D and More! (Roleplaying games)
  • JUN 19, JUL 17, AUG 21 | 6-8 PM | Ages 16+
    Adult Game Night (Modern board & card games)
  • JUL 20 | 9 AM – 1 PM | All Ages
    Let’s Play! Family Game Day
  • AUG 10 | 9 AM – 1 PM | Ages 11+
    Dungeon Master Seminar

PLANNING AHEAD COFFEE CHATS (registration required)

Select Wednesdays at 10 AM | Adults

A 7-week course to guide people with end-of-life planning. Coffee and pastries provided! Registration ends May 29th. Register for this course by calling 920-748-6160 or stopping by the library.

  • JUN 5
    Intro to Course and Overview
  • JUN 12
    Handling Financial Changes
  • JUN 19
    Advance Medical and Legal Directives
  • JUN 26
    Estate Planning
  • JUL 10
    Choices in End-of-Life Care
  • JUL 17
    Final Wishes
  • JUL 24
    Understanding Grief

POLLINATOR WEEK JUNE 16-22

In collaboration with Ripon College

  • TUE JUN 18 | 1 PM
    POLLINATOR PRAIRIE WALK at Ripon College (RAIN DATE: THU JUN 20 | 1PM)
    Fun and informational for all ages! Dr. Ben Grady & student researchers lead tours & discuss the importance of pollination while pointing out busy pollinators along the way. Meet behind the  Willmore Center (400 Union St.) at the entrance to the Ceresco Prairie Conservancy.
  • WED JUN 19 | 4-6 PM
    POLLINATOR PALOOZA!
    Dig into an assortment of fascinating pollinator-oriented activities! NATIVE PLANT & SEED GIVEAWAYS | COLLABORATIVE ART COLLAGE | CLAY SEED BALLS
  • THU JUN 20 | 10 AM
    OWER OF POLLINATORS FAMILY FUN!

SUMMER CRAFTS!

  • WED JUN 12 | 4-6 PM
    SUN CATCHER CRAFT
    Plus sun-themed yoga & movement with Parks & Rec!
  • WED JUL 3
    RED, WHITE, & BLUE TAKE & MAKE
    Drop in to pick up a patriotic craft kit while supplies last.
  • WED JUL 10
    ANIMAL THEMED TAKE & MAKE
    Drop in to pick up a kit while supplies last. Show off your completed project at the ZOOZORT LIVE ANIMAL show on FRI JUL 12, 1PM!
  • WED JUL 17
    SPINNING TOP TAKE & MAKE
    Drop in to pick up a kit while supplies last. Show off your completed project at the YO-YOER SHOW on FRI JUL 19, 1:30 PM!
  • WED JUL 24
    FAIRY GARDEN CRAFT
    With supplies gathered from nature & an assortment of whimsical doodads, create your own magical fairy garden!

 

ONGOING EVENTS!

These regular programs continue throughout the summer.

BOOK CLUB | Mondays @ 6:30 PM | Adults

  • JUN 24
    Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
  • JUL 22
    The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes
  • AUG 26
    Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

MONDAY MATINEES @ 2 PM

  • JUL 29
    NEW RELEASE: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire PG-13
  • AUG 12
    NEW RELEASE: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire PG-13
  • AUG 26
    CLASSIC MOVIE: Follow the Fleet NR

LIBRARY EXPLORER PASSPORT

June 1 – July 31

Be a Winnefox Library Explorer with our Summer Passport Adventure! Explore local libraries, collect passport stamps, and enter to win prizes!

Visit the Ripon Public Library, and any (or all!) of the 30 libraries in the Winnefox Library System, in June and July to collect stamps in your Library Explorer Passport. During your visits, check out what makes each library special! Pick up your passport at the Ripon Public Library starting June 1. Visit the library (or click the image above) to learn more.

Date(s) June 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023 Time(s) 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM + Google + iCal Export

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