Rippey Library News

Rippey Library Book Club

The Rippey Library hosted a book discussion on Monday, April 29th.   The book discussed was Angela's Ashes. written by Frank McCord.    Ten people were on hand to discuss the book with Mary Weaver as leader.    This was a very sad and tragic book to "wade through", made even disturbing because it was based on the author's life in America and Ireland.    At the end of the discussion plans were made for another discussion to be held on May 27th.   The next book will much more fun reading, The Life and Times of the Thunder-Bolt Kid  by Iowa author, Bill Bryson  writing humorously about his growing up in Des Moines.   Books will be available to pick up at the library next week.  

Students are invited to come to the library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program  and also those who made a chi-person at the March program may stop in and pick up their person.    The chi-people have been on display at the library with frequent watering and "haircuts". 

Booking Signing

  The Rippey Library invites gardeners, readers, and area residents to a celebration of the publication of High Altitude Western Gardening, written by Rippey native, Marilyn McElheney Quinn.

Marilyn will attend the event on May 17th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rippey Library to greet guests.

For more than 20 years, Marilyn has been the garden columnist for the Jackson Hole, Wyoming, newspaper, and she established her landscape and gardening business there. Her articles have appeared in a variety of magazines, as well.

She is an East Greene High School and Morningside College graduate with a degree in biology. She also completed the Denver School of Floral Design course. Marilyn worked for several years as a naturalist with the National Park Service and as a floral designer. She currently designs the city parks and gardens in Jackson, and does garden and landscape work for private clients.

High Altitude Western Gardening is her second book. It includes extensive photo illustrations and helpful advice for those who live and garden at higher elevations. Marilyn’s first book, Peak Bloom, published in 2001, featured how-to advice in both the basics and creative gardening in northern climates.

A copy of each book has been donated to the Rippey Library and additional copies will be available for purchase and signing at the event.