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.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Don't forget! Mark your calendars! Noble Winery, November 22, 2014 starting at 2pm. There will be a Silent Auction, then a Live Auction with a Bake Sale. Come do some early Christmas shopping.
Refreshments will be served and wine is available for purchase. Come early, stay late, have a great time. Come support the Ripley Free Library!

Monday, October 13, 2014

So Many Things Going On

Ripley Free Library has so many things going on. We really need to have you stop in and see us. Catch up on what is going on, join in on our activities and just have fun with us. Oh yeah, don't forget to read. Here is a short list of what is going on.
     1. Poetry and Writing on Tuesday and Thursday
           2. Accepting new items for our Silent and Live Auction to be held on November 22nd. 2:00pm-to-finish at NobleWinery.
        3. Tutoring with Thompson will start on November 4th at 6:00pm. Geared for students who need help with their Government classes, but everyone is welcome. Bring your books, questions and of course yourselves. We will cover whatever you need to know.
        4.  This year Halloween will be held at the Hamilton Mansion. The Library has teamed up with the Mansion and the Bicentennial Committee to celebrate Halloween. Come visit the "Mad Scientist Lab" you may find a mutant librarian there.
        5. Ada Filutze will once again offer her famous "One Stroke Painting Classes." These will begin on Nov. 1 from 9:30-11:30 on Saturday mornings. This is a four week class and is free, however students must supply their own materials. Stop in to register and pick up a materials list.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Annual Auction


The Ripley Free Library is hosting their annual auction again. There is a twist this year! We are having both a SILENT and LIVE auction. It is also being held at...wait for it.... NOBLE WINERY!!!

Mark your calendars for November 22, 2014. Stay tuned for more info.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Poetry and Writing return to Ripley Free Library

Mo Ferree and Robyn Albright are at it again!!
Miss Mo will be offering a dynamic five week course in poetry, to be held on Thursday nights at 6:00. (no class held on Oct. 9)Poetry classes will begin Sept. 25, 2014 and conclude Oct. 30, 2014. Come in and learn what she has to offer. You will be glad you did.

Additionally, Miss Robyn will be teaching an exciting writing class to be held on Tuesday nights at 6:00. The writing class begins on Oct. 7, 2014 and concludes on Oct. 30, 2014.
These two classes will work in conjunction with each other. The last night will all come together with both classes meeting on October 30, 2014. As you can imagine there will be a Halloween theme to these classes. Please join us for a spooky good time.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Bag sale begins Saturday August 16, 2014 at 9 am. Fill a bag FULL of books for Only $2.00!!! The library will supply the bags for you. So many books still to choose from. Bag sale will end August 23, 2014. Create your own very affordable library while helping us out at the same time.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Annual Book Sale!

Ripley Free Library will host a Giant Book Sale August 9-23.  Doors will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 9th.  We have Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Childrens' Fiction, Nonfiction, Cook Books, Craft Books, VCR Tapes and Magazines.  We have never had such a large selection to choose from.  Mark your calendars and don't forget to bring a friend!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Drumbeat Erie is Back!!

Drumbeat Erie Coming to Ripley Free Library Tonight! Come join us at 6 p.m. for a toe tapping experience that will leave you dancing the night away!! Everyone is welcome

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Community Salad Night!

Community Salad Night coming Tuesday, July 22nd. Everyone is invited to join us! Bring a large salad of any kind to share (garden, potato, fruit, macaroni, name it) to the library on Tuesday. The library will supply the hot dogs and drinks. Tell your neighbors, friends and family members. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Part-time Position Open

Wanted : part-time clerk.  Hours vary from 17 hours per week to 22 hours per week, working every other Saturday.  Computer experience helpful.  Applications available at the circulation desk, now being accepted until Saturday, July 12th.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Reading Program!

Summer Reading Program at the Ripley Free Library begins tonight at 6 p.m. !! All children ages 3-14 are encouraged to sign up. There will be games to play, puzzles to solve, computer games, books to read, crafts and so much more! High School students are encouraged to volunteer and earn community service hours for school. Any questions, call 736-3913.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Newsletter News

If you don't already receive our monthly newsletter by email, you can check out this site for all the latest info.  In the top left area you will find "newsletters". Click on the newsletter that you wish to read.  There is only one posted at this time.  In the newsletter format we have also added a section on community events.  Be sure to check it out!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Erie Canal Traveling Museum Coming to Town!

The Erie Canal Traveling Museum is coming to the Ripley Free Library on Thursday, June 26th at 6 p.m.  Learn all the facts on this interesting landmark.  People of all ages are welcome! This program has been made possible through the New York Council for the Humanities. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Poetry Workshop

Tonight is our Poetry Workshop with published poet Mo Ferree!  The workshop begins at   
6 p.m.  If you love poetry, stop in and learn how to express your thoughts with the mighty pen.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

 Library Manager position.  Friday, June 20th is last day that applications will be accepted.  A list of requirements for this job is listed two posting ago.  Any questions call 736-3913 or ask at the circulation desk.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Writer's Workshop!

Writer's Workshop Coming Thursday, June 12th at 6 p.m. with columnist Robyn Near Albright.  Seating is limited so sign up now!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Job Opening

Library Manager

Ripley Free Library is looking for a part-time (30 hrs) library manager. 
  • Must have computer knowledge of Microsoft Office, adept in social media venues.  
  • Familiar with grant writing and can orchestrate fundraisers.  
  • Ability to understand and comply within a limited budget.  
  • Oversee children’s programs.  
  • Attend workshops, webinars and meetings.
  • Provide entertaining and educational happenings for adults.  
  • Able to lift up to 20 lbs. up and down stairs.  
  • Must have at least two year associates degree.  
  •  Applications at the library
  • Bring cover letter and resume
  • Apply at 64 W. Main St., Ripley, NY.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Yard Sale!

Yes, it's that time of year again! Our Annual Yard Sale will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 30th and May 31st - the very last weekend of the month. We are asking all our friends to donate any gently used items. You can drop them off during our open hours of operation. Proceeds go towards the Summer Reading Program. We will also be holding a Plant Sale this year so bring us your plants too!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thackeray's Book Review

I've done quite a bit of reading of late and one of my favorites is the trilogy by Veronica Roth - Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant.  You may have heard that the movie Divergent was recently released.  I've only heard one patron's critique and it was very positive.  If you like fantasy this is the book for you.  It reminds me of The Hunger Games series in that you are entered into a new world with different cultures but the similarity of the stories ends there.  I give this a 4 star rating out of 5 only for the fact that book two got a little sluggish in spots.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Backyard Birds!

Join us Thursday, April 17th at 1 p.m. for a program on Backyard Birds presented by an Audubon Society spokesperson.  Learn what type of birds frequent this area and just who may be landing on your feeders.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Natural Remedies

The Ripley Library will host a Natural Remedy Program with speaker Sylvie Taylor on Thursday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m.  She will discuss how common foods in your kitchen can be a healthy alternative.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Catch the Beat!!

Drumbeat Erie is coming to the Ripley Free Library on Saturday, March 29th at 10 a.m.!!  Children and Adults of all ages are welcome.  Get your heart pounding and your toes tapping at this fun event.  Audience participation is Welcome!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Look What's New!

Another busy week coming up at the Ripley Free Library! The Art Exhibit continues with so many beautiful pieces from our local artists and photographers. There is still time to bring your artwork in. The Exhibit will continue this week and next so be sure to stop by and check it out!

The Big Read begins this Thursday night at 6 p.m. Join us as we explore the life and works of Emily Dickinson...
and even try our hand at writing poetry. This class will continue for four weeks.

White Elephant Auction sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be held this coming Saturday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ripley Baptist Church. You must bring an item from your home in good condition to be auctioned off, and a dish to pass. Please call the library at 736-3913 to reserve your seat.

Hope to see you at all of these functions and plz pass this info on!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Plant A Seed!

Ripley Free Library is looking for volunteers to plant a pack of seeds!  In May we will hold our very first Plant Sale.  We are asking everyone to buy a packet of seeds...vegetable, flowers, whatever you like, and plant them.  Egg cartons will work.  We have instructions here at the library.  After a few weeks, you can bring your seedlings in and we will transfer them to a larger container.  If everyone pitches in, we can have a great sale!  Be sure to keep your original packets with the seedlings so we'll know exactly what you planted.  Questions?  Call 736-3913

Monday, February 24, 2014

Winter Book Sale!

WINTER BOOK SALE! Ripley Free Library is holding a winter book sale. Through a generous donation we are overflowing with childrens' USED books. All Childrens' books are 25 cents each. We also have a nice selection of adult books to choose from. Adult books are priced as marked. Stop in now for some great buys!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Program

Join us on Tuesday, February 18th at 6 p.m. for an informed meeting on Emergency Preparedness.  Speaker Bob McIntosh will give you up to date information on what items you will need in the event of an emergency.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine"s At the Noble Winery Tonight!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! Don't forget the library is sponsoring Valentine's Night at the Noble Winery Tonight - 6:30 p.m.! Tickets are $12.50 per person. The price includes, music by Matt Homan, appetizers and wine tasting. If you can't make it in to pick up your ticket, we will be selling them at the Winery until we're Sold Out or you can call and make a reservation and we will hold them for you at the door. Don't miss out! 736-3913

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Be My Valentine!

Stop in at the library and make out a Valentine's Card for Thackeray.  We're hanging them up on the wall for him to see!

Tickets are now on sale at the Ripley Free Library and Noble Winery in Westfield for our annual Night at the Winery.  For the price of your ticket you will receive entertainment by Matt Homan, wine tasting samples and delicious appetizers.  The cost is only $12.50 per person.  Make your reservations now!  736-3913

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Check it Out!

Got some exciting things happening at the library! This Saturday at noon, we will start showing family movies, a different one each week. Bring the whole family down.

Chautauqua Opportunities will be here the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month (10-4) to answer any questions you may have about the new health insurance. No appointments necessary.

On January 23rd at 6 p.m., Julia Kopta will pres
ent her program on couponing. Learn how to save money on your grocery shopping.

Spend a lovely night with your sweetheart at our Valentines' Day celebration at the Noble Winery. Tickets that include wine tasting, appetizers and entertainment by Matt Homan, will go on sale Thursday, Jan. 25th at $25 per couple.