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Ripon Public Library announced its July 2022 lineup of special events for all ages.
Due to funding from the Friends of the library, events and special offerings are free. Registration isn’t required unless noted.
Ocean in a bottle craft
Want to take the ocean with you wherever you go? Come to the Ripon library to create an ocean in a bottle. An event for teens is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 from 2 to 4 p.m., while one for adults is set for Thursday, July 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Washed Ashore Ocean Art & STEM
Introducing art that saves the ocean and is inspired by the wave-making new book by Kelly Crull, this event for all ages Saturday, July 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. offers an ocean of creative possibilities for personal creations and a collaborative installation.
Enjoy a virtual visit Crull and hands-on guidance from local artist Laura Pahlas.
The collaborative art project requires bottles of various sizes and colors, colored caps and lids, and small cups and containers.
The library is looking for people to drop off clean, disposable plastic in the collection bin at the library until Thursday, July 7.
Alexandria Games will guide kids and families in exploring a host of family-friendly board games, puzzles and more Monday, July 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Snacks will be included.
Take & Make Full Moon Craft
Pick up a Take & Make Craft anytime from July 11 to 16, while supplies last. This Take & Make pairs with the Full Moon Program on Wednesday, July 13.
Full Moon Program
Dean Shaffer, thespian and stargazer, entertains with stories of the night sky’s constellations Wednesday, July 13 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Riggs County Park.
Attendees may bring blankets, lawn chairs, insect repellent and beverages. Library will provide a snack of Moon Pies.
Entrance to Riggs County Park is located at N8137 Douglas St.
Funday Monday: Yoga+Yum
Simple yoga poses plus a fruit and vegetable snack equal healthy fun for the whole family Monday, July 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kid-size mats will be provided. Adults should bring their own mats.
Teens Talk: What do you want to see?
Any teen (or tween) who wants to share their ideas for cool and fun programs and events that they want to see at the library may do so Wednesday, July 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. Snacks will be provided during this event.
Singing Bowls by the Stream
Adults may join Ripon Public Library Thursday, July 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. for a relaxing hangout behind the library by Silver Creek while learning how to play singing bowls.
Water Art & STEM
Drop in for a variety of artist-inspired projects with a STEM component Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event, which is for all ages, features marshmallow catapults for painting Jackson-Pollock-style works of art and more. Local artist Laura Pahlas offers hands-on guidance.
Funday Monday: Earth, Music…Magic!
Don’t miss local musical legend Bill Kehl’s interactive performance on instruments from all over the world Monday, July 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The concert combines global music plus insights about the discovery and development of musical instruments. It includes music, stories and audience participation.
Drip & Swish Painting
Attendees may make their own abstract work of art by dripping paint onto a canvas and swishing it around with a paint brush. A teens program will take place Tuesday, July 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. and an adults program is set for Thursday, July 28 from 6 to 7:30.
Green Lake Festival of Music will present the Third Lake Brass Quintet Friday, Aug. 5 at 12:15 p.m. in accordance with its mission to make world class music and musicians accessible to all.
Attendees may relax and enjoy the performance, educational components and Q&A with the artists. Cookies will be served during the event.
For more information, call 920-748-6160, visit the library’s website, or follow Ripon Public Library on Facebook and Instagram.
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