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Library Talk – February 21, 2018

Library Talk February 21, 2018

I was saddened to hear that earth-bound Ripley is no longer graced by Roddy Scott.  What an amazing, unique, colorful, intelligent, talented person he was, and Ripley is a bit poorer without him, but memories of his thoughts and actions will continue to enrich and in some way define what makes Ripley, Ripley.

We are watching the NOAA hydrologic prediction service (water levels at Maysville and Meldahl dams) with some interest these days—just walking along Front Street tells the story as well. We hope that we don’t have more than your basic late winter/early spring freshlet that will leave debris on the banks, move trailers and minor road inconveniences, but you never know!

Here is the website we check: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=iln&gage=myvk2&prob_type=stage&source=hydrograph  (or just type in NOAA and Maysville dam in your search and it should come up at the top of the results).

We are still planning to have our events, so as a final reminder, this Saturday in the Ripley library meeting room, we have 2 happenings—first, at 10:30 a.m. we have the second part of our genealogy talk, this time with a concentration on the use of DNA in genealogical research. Program is given by Melody Kokensparger.  Then, from 12:30- 2:30 p.m., students from UC will be here to talk with interested residents of Ripley about what is good and not so good about the current state of affairs, and what ‘you’ would like to see happen in Ripley’s future.  Please stop in and help the students understand what Ripley is and can be.

Next Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. we are planning to have Harry Pedigo and fellow musicians return to the annex for our first 2018 Ripley River Jam.  Doors will open around 6:30 p.m.

For everyone that missed the Cutting the Cable talk by Matt Carpenter, we will be having a repeat of this program on Saturday, March 3rd at 10:30 a.m.—All our programs are free and open to the public.

Matthew