Be a Better Board!Posted: August 28th, 2014

better boardMake the most of your volunteer experience. Your non-profit group or organization can improve its process and get better results! Learn to focus on collaboration, design and facilitate planning meetings, develop action plans and organize your follow-up efforts at a special program at Ritter Weds, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your seat today by calling 967-3798. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. This program is sponsored by the Ritter Public Library Endowment Board.

Evening Book ClubPosted: August 25th, 2014

book_review1_imgThe Classics Plus Book Club is now reading Flannery O’Connor’s story collection “A Good Man is Hard to Find”. Pick up a copy and get reading. Then join us for a guided conversation the first Tuesday of the month, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. To see what the group is reading this fall, check the calendar. Click on the program name to bring up the details.

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 next month. 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?”

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