Before school starts!Posted: August 21st, 2014

underIf the delay of the start of school leaves your family with extra time on its hands, join us for free, fun programs for kids of all ages. On Monday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m., celebrate the release of the newest “Capt. Underpants” book with a neat drawing project for kids in third grade and older. No need to register.

Kids in kindergarten through third grade can make a friendship bracelet Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. Rainbow-loop bracelets are the craft for kids in grades 4 through 7 Thursday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. Please let us know you’re coming. Call 967-3798 or sign up on the calendar.

Rotary onlinePosted: August 19th, 2014

Members of Vermilion’s Rotary club use the free, public computers at Ritter for a special training program.

New discussion groupPosted: August 13th, 2014

socratesA new discussion group is forming at Ritter. Socrates Cafes are gatherings where ordinary people of different backgrounds get together to talk about important ideas. The groups are based on the Socratic concept that the more we question – and question with others – the more we learn. They sprang up in response to a book by the same name by Christopher Phillips, published in 2002. Today, there are 600 gatherings around the globe coordinated by hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

The group at Ritter will hold its inaugural meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by Jarett Pervola, professor in the Arts and Humanities department at Lorain County Community College.

The first topic: “Does universal Internet access make representative democracy obsolete?”

Free magazines online!Posted: August 12th, 2014

Your library card = free, full-content magazines online. Use your Ritter card to access Zinio (under eMedia) and get dozens of titles. Create an account and start reading right now – without leaving home. Need help? We’ll walk you through the easy, log-in process at a free, hands-on class in the computer lab Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Call 967-3798 to reserve your spot or sign up on the calendar. Titles include “Consumer Reports”, “Eating Well”, “O”, “Us”, “The Economist” and also “Newsweek” which is no longer issued in print form.

‘Appy HourPosted: August 8th, 2014

Take better pictures and share them quickly and easily with family and friends. Learn some new computer apps that will help you get it done at the tech-users group that meets every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Meet Monday, Sept. 8 at the second-floor tech center and be sure to bring your mobile device – iPad, tablet or smart phone.

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