Sounds of the Season!Posted: December 9th, 2013
More than 85 people enjoy a concert of holiday music at Ritter Public Library. The Vermilion Music Association concert band, led by George Harizal, played seasonal favorites, a medley of Disney tunes and a piece called the “Three-Minute Nutcracker”. The free event was sponsored by Friends of Ritter, who treated the crowd to refreshments and prize drawings.
Wrap it up!Posted: December 9th, 2013
Make your own wrapping paper and gift tag at a craft program for all ages in children’s department Tuesday, Dec. 10. Stop by anytime between 3 and 4:30 p.m. No registration necessary.
If you like a series…Posted: December 6th, 2013
Find that next great book in your favorite series with eSequels, another free service from Ritter. Click here and use your current Ritter card number to begin searching by author, title or even the name of your favorite character. Find an earlier title you might have missed, discover a new series by a favorite author, even see the series titles chronologically so you can read them in the proper order!
Early LearningPosted: December 3rd, 2013
Even the youngest children can begin to develop the skills they’ll need to become good readers.To get started, parents and toddlers can enjoy easy, interactive play time in Ritter’s early learning center. This self-contained space is located inside the children’s department and is open whenever the library is open.
Evening Book ClubPosted: November 30th, 2013
Our evening book club is devoted to reading classic titles – all those books on your bucket list, with the help of a guided discussion. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Ritter Room. On Dec. 3, they’re talking about Edgar Allan Poe. The next title is Jonathan Swift’s “A Tale of a Tub”, a satire published in 1704 and subtitled “Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind”. It follows the adventures of three brothers as they make their way in the world, each one representing one of the primary branches of Christianity. Although it was enormously popular, it predictably landed Swift in hot water with the church. Call 967-3798 to reserve a copy or order a copy from the catalog.