Rippey Library News

Rippey Library News

Gary and Mary Weaver have donated Alexander McCall Smith’s most recent text, "Tea Time for the Traditionally Built", in memory of Maybelle Wisecup, long time Rippey community resident, cashier and later the manager of the First National Bank of Rippey and the People’s Trust and Savings.

Previously this series, entitled the Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Novels, were donated as a memorial for other Rippey women now deceased, Susan Munson Emmet, and Mary Von Behren. The series is a fictional account of a female living in Africa who is futuristic in women’s thinking, and issues, very much reflective of the above mentioned persons.

The most recent text, "Tea Time for the Traditionally Built" was published in the spring of 2009. The main character and the originator of the Number 1 Detective Agency, Precious Ramotswe, has simple mysteries to solve in her native Botswana. The mysteries include a client who is the owner of a professional football team who is convinced he has a traitor on the team; there is also a triangular lovers issue involving her administrative assistant, her fiancé and another female interloper.

This is an enjoyable, light hearted book that is filled with common sense lessons and values, sort of an Aesop’s Fables for an adult. The attitude of Precious is similar to Maybelle’s rural Midwestern approach. It is donated by the Weaver’s to the Rippey Library with respect and admiration for her.

Additional memorials given recently

The daughters of Nadine and Walt Anderson recently purchased a variety of children, teen and adult books for the Rippey Library in memory of their mother Nadine.  Two beautiful picture books; Martha doesn't say sorry by Samatha Berger and a rhyming book done in water colors called Agate by Joy Morgan Dey are ready for the younger set to look at and read.  For the teen set, there are three exciting adventure books; George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt by Lucy and Stephen Hawking--an out of this world adventure story plus fascinating facts about the universe that  includes 32 pages of full-color space photos; a second book entitled If You're Reading This ,It's Too Late  by pseudonymous Bosch, an adventure that's so popular that it has already been checked out three times, and finally  the book Scat by well known teen writer Carl Hiaasen, a mystery about a missing biology teacher, the class delinquent and a really ticked-off Florida panther in the Black Vine swamp. Our senior patrons will also enjoy the final memorial gift, Chicken Soup For The Golden Soul by Jack Canfield.  The Rippey Public Library is very thankful for all the new additions to our library and hope everyone will come in and check them out.

New Library hours beginning September 1, 2009 are:

Monday   Noon to 6:00 PM

Wednesday Noon to 5:00 PM

Friday    Noon to 4:00 PM

The Rippey Public Library will also be closed on September 7 for  Labor Day .