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Announcements of interest in and around the Rippey Community.

 The meeting minutes, policies and city ordinance concerning the Rippey Public Library are located under the About Our Library  tab.  The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees governs under the guidelines in the Iowa Trustee's Handbook located at   Mandy Easter is the Law Librarian, Iowa Library Services Law Library.  The Rippey Public Library is in the Central Iowa District.  Maryann Mori is the District Consultant and Doreen Buls is the Library Resource Technician  These resources are available to help libraries with any questions that may need to be explained. Training for librarians and trustees are held for the libraries in their district.  In Greene County, all six libraries are well represented when the training sessions are scheduled.  The libraries take turns hosting these events.

NOTE: Weather Related Closings:  Rippey Public Library will be closed if Greene County Schools are canceled due to inclement weather conditions.

Library Soup Lunch Fundraiser!
Come and enjoy a hot bowl of soup
Vote on a Favorite
Saturday March 25th 11am-1pm at the Rippey Public Library
Free Will Donation
All Proceeds will help to Fund the Library and the Summer Reading Program

Rippey Library,  Shawneene Kenan, Librarian


Shawneene tries to plan activities every week.  Be sure to call or stop in if there is one that peaks your interest.  She would welcome your suggestions and ideas you may want to happen at the library, that others would find interesting, too.  She needs the community's input to help the library be successful. Jean Borgeson, Board Member


Toddler Fest is coming soon! The theme this year is " Bee a Reader" Parents can mark their calendars for Saturday April 8th starting at 10 am until noon. This is a come and go event for children 2-5 years old and their families. There will be about 20 stations for the kids to visit. This is a FREE event held at the Jefferson Rec Center. There will be special appearances by Clifford, The Big Red Dog, from the Scholastic series and Martha, from the IPTV series, Martha Speaks.  This annual event is funded by the Greene County Supervisors to the Greene County Library Association to promote collaborative programs during the year.  Another popular program will be the final Summer Reading event. Without this funding the libraries wouldn't be able host these kinds of events by themselves. 



We have gotten a few of the Greene County Reads books in, we are still waiting for some . They are/will be available for pickup. The book is " Fates and Traitors"  by Jennifer Chiaverini, the New York times best selling author of several acclaimed historical novels and of the beloved Elm Creek Quilt series.


This is a novel of John Wilkes Booth, who is often portrayed as a shadowy figure whose single murderous act made him the most hated man in America. This is the story of the four women whom he loved and who loved him in return. It is a must read!


There will be a Book discussion led by Jan Scharington Thursday, April 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Rippey Library, lasting an hour and a half. Author Jennifer Chaiaverini will join us via Skype during the discussion!

Rippey Lions Club Meeting Held March 16, 2017

        The Rippey Lions Club and guests enjoyed the meal prepared by Phyllis Bardole with Maralynn Rinker helping serve. During the business the group discussed the planed Mother-Son Banquet scheduled for April 1. It was decided later, because of low ticket sales and conflicts for some who had wanted to attend, that the event would be cancelled for this year. Plans for the summer were discussed including work in the parks, a community picnic and “Music on Main Street.” Further plans will be made at upcoming meetings.

     Harlan DenBeste introduced the guest speaker, John Palmer, Perry who is a member of the Perry Historic Preservation Commission. This volunteer group is appointed through the Perry City Council. Their purpose is to make history of Perry come alive through events, placing structures on the National Historic Register and historical programs. He showed the group a detailed book of pictures of Perry over the years. The Commission has worked on various projects including a memorial to Chinese immigrants who lost their lives and are buried in a mass grave. Mr. Palmer shared his knowledge of many historic buildings in Perry and group shared their memories of Perry as well.

    The next meeting will be on April 6, 2017 at the Rippey United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Rick and Mary Liebich are coordinators for the potluck meal and Chris Roberts is in charge of the program.

Rippey Methodist Church

Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235

Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731

Adult and Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.
THUG (True Heroes Under God) Youth Group 6 p. m.
Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00

Adult Choir Practice at 7:00 p. m. every Wednesday, except the 1st Wednesday, which is Administrative Council meeting every other month.

Lenten Study Mondays at 7:00

The Lenten Study, The God We Can Know, continues on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Rippey UMC. All are welcome to attend these sessions when they can.




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Upcoming Events
Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meet March 27, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Rippey Library
Rippey City Council Meeting, April 3, 2017 Apr 03, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Rippey Community Room
Rippey Lions Club Meeting April 6, 2017 Apr 06, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Rippey United Methodist Church
Greene County Historical Society Presents 90 Years of Local History in 45 Minutes Apr 07, 2017 - May 23, 2017 — Cooper Methodist Church
Toddlerfest "Bee a Reader" Saturday, April 8, 2017 Apr 08, 2017 - May 08, 2017 — Jefferson Rec Center
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