Friends Annual Meetings
The Friends Board of Directors hold monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 5pm. The meetings are open to the public. The Friends also hold an annual meeting in January. For more information visit the Friends Connection Calendar.
Get a Friends Save Mart Supermarkets S.H.A.R.E.S and "Shop for Literacy". Everytime you shop at Save Mart and use your Friends S.H.A.R.E.S, the Friends will earn 3% of your purchases. No registration, or up front monies are required, it's that simple! To learn more about the S.H.A.R.E.S. program and get your ID, click here.
Friends of the Ripon Memorial Library operates an on-going Book Sale which is open to the public during library hours.
Have A Suggestion?
Do you have an idea or a suggestion? The Friends want to know!
MAKERPSACE FOR KIDS
MakerSpace for Kids is a drop-in program where kids age 8 and up can explore and create freely. We have laptops that can be used to paint, to code, to practice typing, and more. Art materials will be available as well as basic and not-so-basic craft supplies. Also, the 3D printer will be running during the entire program! Suitable for kids 8 and up.
Wednesday, Mar., 1 at 3:30PM
Suitable for kids 8 and up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
LEGO CLUB FOR KIDS
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 22 at 3:30pm
Lego (TM) Club for Kids is a drop-in program that allows kids to make Lego creations with Legos provided by the library. We give the children a theme to spark their creativity and they can spend an hour building whatever their imagination conjures. It's a fun, non-competative afternoon activity for the whole family! We also provide Duplos for smaller children.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
Thursday, Mar. 9 at 6:00PM
Book Discussion Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday at 6:00PM (unless noted). The book selections are made by the librarian, to ensure that there are plenty of copies. If you are interested in joining please come in, meet the librarian and get a copy of the "next" book and questions. Be prepared for a lively exchange of ideas and insightful ruminations that will make reading a book a "shared and enriching" experience!
READER'S CHOICE TEEN BOOK GROUP
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Each meeting we decide as a group what type of book we will read and discuss the next meeting. Then we each choose our own title to fit the criteria. Then we meet again to discuss why we choose what we read, what we liked or disliked, themes...and choose a new topic. Feel free to join at any time!
Ripon TAG Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 21
Interested in teen programming at the Ripon Library? Want to help make better programs? Have suggestions for materials? Need volunteer hours? Join the Ripon Teen Advisory Group and help staff make teen programming and services a better fit for you and your peers! We meet once a month and discuss how the library can help teens and how teens can help the library.
Preparing Wisely with Community Hospice-Final Decisions
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:00PM
It is wise and responsible, as an aging adult, to make your wishes known and document them, should the need arise with illness and compromised communication. Community Hospice educator, JoAnn Lindberg will present an informational session on End of Life Decisions and Advanced Health Care Directives to help us understand how these processes and documents work. Informational session will allow time for your questions and concerns.
Full S.T.E.AM Ahead: Art
Thursday, Mar. 23 at 3:30
For the next few months on the fourth Thursday, we have a S.T.E.A.M. program planned that will focus on the A—the A that stands for ART! Learn about various art techniques, principles, and concepts during this STEAM-driven art program. Learning about art gives us tools that will help us as we explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Events & Programs
Help the Friends!
If you enjoy coming to the library and participating in the programs and events, help support these programs by making a donation to the Ripon Friends!
- No need to create an account
- you can remain anonymous
- no donation is too small!
- and it's REAL EASY!
We appreciate your giving!
All About Baby
Thursdays at 10:30AM at the Ripon Library, special baby storytime for newborn to 18 months old and their caregivers, includes simple rhymes, activities, and books to encourage intellectual and social growth.
Tuesdays at 10:30AM storytime for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers features stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and lots of fun. Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Beginning Yoga and Pilates
Wednesdays at 6:00PM. Certified instructor guides students through easy yoga and pilates movements in a one hour session.
It's Great to Have Friends
Everywhere you turn, there is news about the budget challenges facing the Stockton San Joaquin Library system which includes the Ripon Memorial Library. Articles have been written that include the possibility of a reduction in service hours, privatizing and layoffs.
While there is much uncertainty, the Friends continue to support, raise funds and advocate for the Ripon Memorial Library. Since the 1970's, the Friends have carried out our mission statement which includes year round support for the Ripon Memorial Library. While the economy has dealt community libraries a tough hand, Friends groups have continued to step up and provide help when it is needed the most. As an advisory group, the Ripon Friends continues to ensure that our work does not stop and are continuing to provide funding for programs, materials and educational resources that are requested from the Ripon community. Our commitment to our mission and to the Ripon community is the driving force behind our keep moving forward efforts. Changes are sure to come but the Friends are committed to providing all that the community has come to expect as our members have empowered us to do.
Join us by continuing to support the Friends through your generous donations, Friends Book Sale purchases, Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. use and ongoing used book donations.
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Due to limited seating in our Library Community Room, free tickets for our Special Events & Performances will be required. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning ½ hour before each show.
Friends Connection Calendar
Get connected with the Friends. Visit the new Friends Connection Calendar! Stay informed and up to date with all our upcoming events!
Friends Membership Rewards
Become a Friend and your annual membership will entitle you to receive the Friends Newsletter and special Email notices of upcoming events at the Ripon Memorial Library. Your donation will support all of the wonderful programs and new collection materials that continue to keep the Ripon library a state-of-the art educational hub for the entire community. Memberships begin at $5.
Ripon Memorial Library Information
Library Location & Hours:
Ripon Memorial Library
333 W. Main Street
Ripon, CA 95366
(866) 805-7323, (209) 937-8221