Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Ripley Free Library
Here at the library, we do not just talk the talk on spreading education, we also walk the walk. Several of our computers are set up with the World Community Grid. This reduces the amount of time needed to research critical humanitarian causes. Right now our computers work in the background helping researchers find answers to cancer and ebola. Because we have several computers working at the same time, our little library has provided over three years worth of research in just a couple of months. It is so nice to know we can do so much for so many with minimal effort.
I Really Love This Library!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Come to the Ripley Free Library and enjoy some of the best tasting chili you ever had. The Library is teaming up with the Bicentennial to bring to you The Chili Cook-Off of the year! Come taste all the chili you want for $3.00 per person. Vote for your favorite chili and enjoy yourself with friends.
This is a good way to warm up, enjoy yourself, make it a family day and support a worthy cause in your community. There will be chili for all tastes; from mild to atomic hot. See you here from 11am to 2pm.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Visit the Robot

There will be a real replica R2D2 robot in our library on January 31st! From 9am - 2pm. This is going to be so cool. Bring your children and yourselves to meet this little guy. He actually moves and makes noises. Get your picture taken with the famous robot for only $3.00. Proceeds to benefit the Ripley Free Library.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!!!
Hard to believe, but the New Year is here!!
There are some new things going on at the Library too. Stop in and see the changes. We also have some things in store for you. Watch facebook and stop in to find out what's happening.
1. Ada is offering her famous "one-stroke" painting class again. Sign up quick as space is limited. Classes begin Jan. 10 and run each Saturday from 9:30-11:30 am. This is a four week session and it is so much fun.
2. Book club is starting up again Jan. 13 and will be held every two weeks on Tuesdays from 11:00-noon. We will be thoroughly learning books and have heady discussions on them. This book will be The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne. This is going to be good. Be sure to join in.
3. Drum Beat Erie will HOPEFULLY be here on Jan. 17 at 1:00pm. This will be weather dependent.
Stay tuned for more "happening" things. Watch facebook, but mostly stop in and see what is going on. This is a fun place to be and a great place to get in out of the cold.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas

All the staff and volunteers at the Ripley Free Library are wishing you a very Merry Christmas. To allow our staff to enjoy Christmas with their families, we will be closed December 24-28 and reopen on December 29th. Enjoy the holidays. See you soon

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas at the Hamilton

The Friends of the Library are hosting a tour of the Hamilton Mansion.
Thomas Wyler and Mike Kohler have graciously opened their doors to the community. They have allowed the Friends of the Library to conduct tours for $5.00 per person. Come see the Mansion in its various stages of remodeling and support the Ripley Free Library. Tour hours are as follows:
December 6th     1-3 pm
December 13th   1-3 pm
December 20th    6-8pm (candlelight tour)

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Ripley Free Library is extending a very huge THANK YOU to everyone who made our auction a success. This is truly a collective effort by many many people. Without people like you, this library would cease to exist. You all really keep it going.