Teen Gaming Day
All teens (ages 12-18) are invited to come to the library for a free gaming day, every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month! Teens can choose to use a Wii and/or Xbox, or play board games. Light refreshments are provided.
Friends Advocacy/Annual Meetings
The Friends Board of Directors hold monthly advocacy meetings on the first Monday of each month. 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 card and "Shop for Literacy". Everytime you shop at Save Mart and use your Friends S.H.A.R.E.S card, the Friends will earn 3% of your purchases. No registration, or up front monies are required, it's that simple! Visit the library to get your free S.H.A.R.E.S. card. To learn more about the S.H.A.R.E.S program 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!
Hardback Books For $1!
We are having a special sale in June and July - 3 hardback books for $1.00.
Be sure and check out our Buck a Bag books located across from the information desk.
We are very happy to have newly retired Kim Johnson join our team of book sales workers. We have been looking for one more person to help us sort and shelf books and she graciously agreed to the task.
Reading is Soooo Delicious Teen Kick-off Party with Video Games
Start the summer (Tuesday, June 4, 2:00 p.m.) with a party and video games. We know how to party at the library! Bring your friends and join the fun.
Wild Things Animal Rescuers
Get ready for the Wild Things on Thursday, June 6, 2:00 p.m. Learn about them before the program and you'll be ready for all the fun. Seating is limited. Seat numbers are passed out 30 minutes before program time.
Craft Program for Teens
Tuesday, June 11 & July 9, 2:00 p.m., bring your friends for an afternoon of fun, visiting, crafting and hanging out! Our crafts rock!
Puppet Art Theater presents "Three Billy Goats Gruff"
The Billy Goats are looking for greener pastures on Thursday, June 13, 2:00 p.m. but they must get past the Troll for a tasty feast!
Puppet Art Theater company is always a favorite at the library. Come join the fun!
Remember to come early, as tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the show on a first come basis. Seating is limited.
Thursday, June 20, 2:00 p.m.
When Chef Suzy shows up you never know what ingredients will be added to the soup kettle. Hang on to your napkin for a hilarious program by one of our favorite Librarians. Reading has never been more delicious!
Multicultural Music with Don O’Brien
Musician Don O'Brien is a well known Bay Area/Central California library and school program favorite. Learning about different cultures through music is enjoyable and fun. Come on Thursday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. and feel the rhythm and get into the groove with new kinds of music!
Ventriloquist Steve Cheney and Cornelius Crow
Steve Cheney and Cornelius Crow are an amazing duo. They have been performing together for many years, but they still surprise each other and the audience! Our Summer Reading theme "Reading is sooo Delicious" will definitely give Steve and Corny something tasty to talk about! Our shows are very popular, and seating is limited.
Please come early on Thursday, July 11, 2:00 p.m. to get a ticket. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before showtime on a first come basis.
Video Games for Teens
Bring your friends for an afternoon of challenges, skill and fun on Tuesday, July 16, 2:00 p.m.!
Thursday, July 18, 2:00 p.m.
We'll have a slice of learning, a slice of fun, there'll be a slice for everyone! Stories, jokes, history, crafts and tasty treats will make this program extra-special. Library staff will make this a pizza-paloozah program soooo delicious you'll want more! Seating is limited. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the program begins on a first come basis.
Amazing Magic with Brian Scott
Thursday, July 25, 2:00 p.m.
Magic is sooo much fun. Brian Scott's magic is amazing, hilarious and confounding! You never know what he'll cook up! Seating is limited. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the program begins on a first come basis.
Book Discussion Group for Adults
What could be better than reading and enjoying a book? Sharing ideas, perceptions and thoughts about the book with others who have read it!
Our book discussion group is a thoughtful and lively exchange based on what we have read that month. The discussion is lead by the librarian and lasts about one hour.
Fantastic Film Nights
On the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., the Ripon Branch Library presents a Fantastic Film Night.
Come see some great films you may have missed! This free program will feature award-winning films from around the world. This program is for adults. Many of the films may be rated R and, therefore, are not intended for children. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.
Teen Movie Matinee
Tuesday, June 18 & July 23, 2:00 p.m.
Great movies, air-conditioning, popcorn. Our movie programs are better than going to the theater! and they are free. Bring your friends and chill out! Call ahead or visit the library to get the title of the featured movie.
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!
We appreciate your giving!
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.
FEATURED EVENTS AT THE RIPON LIBRARY
Visit the Stockton San Joaquin Public Library website for the entire Calendar of Ripon Library events
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!
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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.
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