2023 Summer Library Program All Together Now!

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

ALL TOGETHER NOW - IT'S THE 2023 SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM!

Featuring a wide variety of programs for all ages:

Everyone Teens Adults Kids/Families

Explore and engage individually or with a group!

READ TO DONATE! COMMUNITY READING CHALLENGE

Every time you check out reading materials get a sticker to put on the goal poster. Once the poster is complete, the Friends of the Ripon Public Library will contribute $500 toward development of onsite libraries at the Ripon Children’s Learning Center, Ripon Boys & Girls Club, and the Ripon Senior Activity Center.

READ TO WIN!

Whether you read a little or a lot, you can win prizes! See staff to register, then each time you check out reading material staff log your participation. Children without library cards may be registered on a caregiver’s account. Challenge runs 6/1/23-8/31/23.

GOAL: CHECK OUT READING MATERIALS 3 OF 4 WEEKS EACH MONTH.

Participants who reach the GOAL are automatically entered into prize drawings for $10 Chamber certificates. Fifteen winners per month!

COMMUNITY PUZZLES

Puzzle sheets, available at the library, lead to Ripon locations hosting letter clues. Find all the letters and unscramble to make a phrase that reflects the history of Ripon. Turn in your solved puzzle to be entered into a drawing for Chamber Bucks!

Thank you, Ripon Historical Society & Businesses for this partnership!

THANK YOU, FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY!

…for generously supporting every aspect of the summer’s events, activities, & prizes, as well as the Community Reading Challenge!

COMPLETE LIST OF SUMMER EVENTS

PLANT SWAP | DROP-IN FRI JUN 2 @ 1-5 PM
Bring a plant, take a plant! Plants should be potted or in plastic bags with a label. Houseplants & perennials welcome.

PLANT SWAP | DROP-IN SAT JUN 3 @ 9 AM—NOON
Bring a plant, take a plant! Plants should be potted or in plastic bags with a label. Houseplants & perennials welcome.

EVERY HOME HAS A STORY | MON JUN 5 @ 6 PM
Ripon Historical Society teaches how to research your home’s history.

LEGO® BUILDING CHALLENGE | THU JUNE 8 @ 10 AM
Learn and test new skills through an exciting bridge building challenge! Geared for grades 1-5 and led by Ripon’s very own First LEGO® League Team Multiverse!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS JUN 8 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

BUG TUSSEL TECH PROGRAM | FRI JUN 9 @ 4 PM
How the Heck Does This Thing Work? Computers 101 Professional computer educators introduce basic computer skills and functions while boosting your enjoyment and confidence!

KAYDENN STRING QUARTET | SAT JUN 10 @ 10 AM
This world-renowned, internationally representative group, formed by musicians from China, Taiwan, Spain, and the United States, is not to be missed! Made possible by the Green Lake Festival of Music.

TEEN TRIVIA | TUE JUN 13 @ 3 PM
Know a thing or two? Tonight’s your chance to proudly show off trivial knowledge! Bring your friends or fly solo as teams can be formed at the event.

NATURE’S NICHE LIVE ANIMAL SHOW | WED JUN 14 @ 4 PM
Dino Tlachac and his animal friends share fun facts and amazing animal feats!

STORYTIME! | THURS JUN 15 @ 10 AM
Welcome to active learning and fun! Early literacy and STEM concepts come to life through stories, music, movement, crafts, and enrichment activities. STAY & PLAY IN THE ROMPER ROOM!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS JUN 15 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY @ SENIOR CENTER | FRI JUN 16 @ 1 –2 PM
Drop in at the Senior Center for tech help or relax and listen to a good story. Enjoy chatting with friendly library staff who welcome your ideas and questions!

CHILDREN’S FAIR | SAT JUN 17 | DROP-IN 9 AM—NOON | RIPON HIGH SCHOOL, 850 TIGER DRIVE, RIPON
Brought to you by Ripon Noon Kiwanis with library support, this free, annual event focuses on fun AND community resources for kids and families! ENTERTAINMENT 9-11 AM Caricature artist Boras | 10 AM Musical edutainer “MR. PICKLES!” on stage | ACTIVE FUN Mini Golf, Bouncy House, Romper Room, Yard Games & more! | COMMUNITY VEHICLE TOURS Fire Truck, Squad Car, Ambulance | INTERACTIVE INFORMATION STATIONS Doctors, Day Cares, Preschools, Family services, and more! | FREE HAIRCUTS WITH GREAT CLIPS | GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES ALL MORNING!

TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS EVENT | TUE JUN 20 @ 3 PM
In partnership with Alexandria Games, play a D&D campaign with other game lovers! Come in costume & be prepared for the fun! Snacks served. (2 hr event.)

LIBRARIES LOVE LAKES | WED JUNE 21 @ 4 PM
Through hands-on demonstrations, including a super cool Enviroscape, the Green Lake Association reveals the wonders of our local watershed.

ADULT GAME NIGHT | WED JUN 21 @ 6:00 PM
Calling all strategists, team players, and those who like to test their luck—join us for a fun night of tabletop board games! June features Tokaido, Tsuro of the Seas, and more games that are light on rules but not on fun! No experience necessary. Ages 16+ only.

STORYTIME! | THURS JUN 22 @ 10 AM
Welcome to active learning and fun! Early literacy and STEM concepts come to life through stories, music, movement, crafts, and enrichment activities. June 22 features live music with “Curly & the Q!” STAY & PLAY IN THE ROMPER ROOM!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS JUN 22 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

TEEN COMMUNITY CARES KITS | TUE JUN 27 @ 3 PM
Show pride in your community by creating hygiene kits for the local Hope on the Block box serving those in need, located at Traded Treasures. Supplies provided.

#COMMUNITYROCKS | WED JUN 28 @ 4 PM
Promote the joy of painting and hiding happy rocks about town! Paint a rock, add a hashtag, and hide it in a public place. Find a rock? Post a picture to the library Facebook page and hide it again! Loads of fun for everyone!

STORYTIME! | THURS JUN 29 @ 10 AM
Welcome to active learning and fun! Early literacy and STEM concepts come to life through stories, music, movement, crafts, and enrichment activities. STAY & PLAY IN THE ROMPER ROOM!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS JUN 29 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS JUL 6 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

BUG TUSSEL TECH PROGRAM | FRI JUL 7 @ 4-5:30 PM
Stream On: How to Watch Movies and TV Shows Online! Have trouble figuring out how to get shows to stream onto your TV? This is the program for you.

WENDY & DB | SAT JUL 8 @ 11:30 AM | RIPONFEST—BARLOW PARK, 300 E GRISWOLD STREET, RIPON
This award-winning, Grammy-nominated kids music duo knocks it out of the park! Specializing in original music created with kids, for kids, Wendy & DB get everyone singing, dancing, & loving life! Sponsored by Adam’s Rib of Green Lake and Ripon Girl Scout troop 6045.

TEEN FIRST LEGO® LEAGUE CHALLENGE | TUE JUL 11 @ 3 PM
Love a LEGO® challenge? Bring a friend, unleash your imagination, build collaboratively with LEGOs®! Hosted with Ripon’s First LEGO® League Robotics Team.

MAGICIAN RONDINI | WED JUL 12 @ 4 PM
The remarkable Rondini performs a MAGIC SHOW of epic proportions!

STORYTIME! | THURS JUL 13 @ 10 AM
Welcome to active learning and fun! Early literacy and STEM concepts come to life through stories, music, movement, crafts, and enrichment activities. STAY & PLAY IN THE ROMPER ROOM!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS JUL 13 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

TEEN COOK CLUB CHOPPED | TUE JUL 18 @ 3 PM
Creative in the kitchen? Show off your stuff in this dipping sauce challenge! Each participant receives a set of ingredients. Whose will taste the most delicious?

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND | WED JULY 19 @ 4 PM
Ripon Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind team presents their World Competition skit, “Most Dramatic Problem Ever,” which follows the trials of a teenage cave person. Interactive for those who are game!

ADULT GAME NIGHT | WED JUL 19 @ 6:00 PM
Featuring racing games: Downforce, Camel Up, and Unicorn Fever. Calling all strategists, team players, and those who like to test their luck—join us for a fun night of tabletop board games! We will have a variety of entertaining and easy to learn games! No experience necessary! Ages 16+ only.

STORYTIME! | THURS JUL 20 @ 10 AM
Welcome to active learning and fun! Early literacy and STEM concepts come to life through stories, music, movement, crafts, and enrichment activities. STAY & PLAY IN THE ROMPER ROOM!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS JUL 20 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY @ SENIOR CENTER | FRI JUL 21 @ 1-2 PM
Drop in at the Senior Center for tech help or relax and listen to a good story. Enjoy chatting with friendly library staff who welcome your ideas and questions!

TEEN DONUTS & ART | TUE JULY 25 @ 3 PM
Mash up the artistic styles of Kandinsky and Theibaud, and add a donut to your work for a completely new delightfully donut-themed piece. Donuts served!

CRAFTERNOON | WED JUL 26 | DROP-IN @ 4-6 PM
Enjoy an afternoon of crafting with a variety of supplies for endless possibilities!

STORYTIME! | THURS JUL 27 @ 10 AM
Welcome to active learning and fun! Early literacy and STEM concepts come to life through stories, music, movement, crafts, and enrichment activities. STAY & PLAY IN THE ROMPER ROOM!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS JUL 27 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

MUSICIAN BILL HILL @ SENIOR CENTER | FRI JUL 28 @ 1 PM
Enjoy live music on the lawn! Award winning musician, Bill Hill, is a fingerstyle guitarist & vocalist specializing in jazz and popular standards from the 1930s.RIPON SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER, 338 MURRAY PARK DRIVE, RIPON

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS AUG 3 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS AUG 10 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

BUG TUSSEL TECH PROGRAM | FRI AUG 11 @ 4 PM
Virtual Doctor Visits: Learn How to Visit Your Doctor Online. Sometimes it’s easier to stay home than head out to the doctor’s office. Learn how today!

ADULT GAME NIGHT | WED AUG 16 @ 6:00 PM
Calling all strategists, team players, and those who like to test their luck—join us for a fun night of tabletop board games! We will have a variety of entertaining and easy to learn games! No experience necessary! Ages 16+ only.

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS AUG 17 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY @ SENIOR CENTER | FRI AUG 18 @ 1 PM
Drop in at the Senior Center for tech help or relax and listen to a good story. Enjoy chatting with friendly library staff who welcome your ideas and questions!

FAMILY MOVIE TIME | THURS AUG 24 @ 2 PM
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen with complimentary popcorn!

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

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