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Rippey Iowa Community Notes!!

Announcements of interest in and around the Rippey Community.

The 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. 


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Get ready for takeoff!  The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) is bringing its summer library program, “Fantastic Forces,” to Greene County.  The “Fantastic Forces” program is part of SCI’s outreach program, which brings fun, engaging experiments to schools and libraries across Iowa.  This program is funded by the Greene County Board of Supervisors.  Dates for the programs are as follows:   


July 18, 2016


10:00 a.m. William Paton Public Library


1:00 p.m. Grand Junction Public Library


4:00 p.m. Rippey Public Library 


July 19, 2016 


10:00 a.m.  Jefferson Public Library’s event will be at the First United Methodist Church,  Jefferson


1:00 p.m. Churdan Public Library


4:00 p.m. H.F. & Maude E. Marchant Memorial Library (Scranton) 


This summer, join the Science Center of Iowa to explore the marvel of flight! Have you ever wondered what makes it possible for airplanes to fly? It comes down to four fantastic forces: Weight, Thrust, Drag and Lift!


Using science demonstrations and audience participation, we’ll rethink the marvel of flight and learn how physics is the ultimate ticket to new destinations!  Through hands-on demonstrations and audience participation, “Fantastic Forces” will introduce children to the concepts of air pressure and resistance, surface area, movement and gravity. 


This program highlights the importance of science learning and experimentation beyond the classroom. It also reflects SCI’s mission to engage and inspire Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning. Join the Science Center of Iowa this summer as we take off on a journey to explore the forces that enable you to zoom through the air at staggering speeds.


 You can learn more about the Science Center of Iowa and its statewide educational outreach programs at


Anyone interested in participating in book club, please contact me at the  library (by email, phone or Facebook page).  We have multiple copies of two  different books, 'One for the Money' by Janet Evanovich and 'Mudbound' by  Hillary Jordan.  We will be starting book club this fall and would like to  know how many readers we can expect and which book we would like to read and  discuss (while we eat treats, of course!).

Have a great week everyone!  Katrina Buttler, Rippey Librarian

Phone: 515.436.7714   Website:   E-mail:


YOGA  classes are being held every Wednesday morning at the  Rippey Community Center will be at 7:15 AM. Judy Tomenga, living in rural Rippey, is the leader and a certified Yoga instructor.  Persons with various levels of skills are participating in the class, but individuals are encouraged to "make their workouts their own" according to Judy. 

Yoga mats are available, and no special clothing is required, other than comfortable non- restrictive clothing.

There is no charge for the first class.  Subsequent class fees are determined by the individual, and is a private donation  to the instructor, with the range being from $1.00-$4.00. 

Rippey United Methodist Church

PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235
Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731
Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Children's Sunday School not meeting during the summer
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.
Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00

Choir will not be meeting over the summer. There is a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall for special music this summer.  Share your talent with us!!

Ladies Aid and Rippey Lions will not meet until September

July 17, BBQ, after church. Hamburgers, hot dogs and buns furnished. Bring a dish to share. All are welcome.
We are collecting backpacks and goodies for  inside. Back to school sales have started. Backpacks will be blessed in August. 





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