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Library Talk September 13, 2018

       The annual Friends of the Library Fish Fry and Silent Auction is upon us. Please join us for fun and good food this Saturday the 15th from 5-7 p.m.. As I write this article, the river is expected to crest below the level the Lions Club must remove their trailer, so we are hoping that we will be able to hold the ‘Fry down along the Ohio.  However, if the water rises higher than forecasted due to rain either here or up river, we will hold the event in the annex next to the library, same day, same time.  We are up to 18 palm frond art pieces for the silent auction, and expect a few more.  They are on display at the library around the front desk, and it is amazing how creative and talented people have been with an odd-shaped piece of palm frond. The finely finished fronds can also be seen on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/ripleyohiolibrary.

    This Friday, the 14th, at 4:30 p.m., we have the opportunity to listen to and talk with Karen Meyer, author of several Ohio –based historical books for children. Her research is thorough, and although the books are classified to be in the juvenile section of the library, they are entertaining and educational for nearly any age. Her talk is geared for all audiences, and  while she is passing through the area, she has graciously offered to stop by and give a talk here at the Ripley Library. The Ripley-based book is titled North to Freedom, and she has also recently published a book on Simon Kenton.

   Busy several days here at the Ripley Library, as Tuesday the 18th we will be holding our last Sounds of Summer music jam for the year in the annex at 6:30 p.m.. For those of you that are ‘regulars’, you will recognize at least half of the keynote musicians—Mostly Mosley has graced the jams with his presence many times, but this show will spotlight Mr. & Mrs. Mosley—singing and playing solo for the first segment, then jamming with the rest of the musicians until 8:00 p.m..  We welcome new and old audience members and musicians to this event.

  A reminder to all the parents, grandparents and guardians—our fall schedule of storytimes for the little ones has started, and we have fun learning programs for ages 6 months to 5 years of age. Baby Sign Language to pre-school storytimes—great for socialization, getting to know the library, and just having fun.  Questions? Please call the Ripley library at 392-4871 and we can tell you the what and where. Information is also on our website calendar at www.ripleylibrary.com.