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On Display in the Gallery
2014-2015 Display Calendar
July 17 - August 16
Sheltering Nature: A Project Art for Nature Artists
The world that gives us spiritual, emotional, medicinal, and
physical shelter now needs to be protected from us.
Reception on Saturday, July 19 from 1-3pm in the Lower Level
Featured Library Events
PDF calendar of
library events - July
Summer Reading Program
June 9 - August 23
Registration starts Monday, June 9, but you can join us at any
time after that date – even if you miss the start, don’t worry, you
can still participate! Click here for
- Book Club in a Bar
Wednesdays on June 25, July 23 and August 20 at 6:30pm
The River Falls Public Library is excited to be offering the summer
Book Club in a Bar program again as a part of the 2014 Adult Summer
Reading Program. Titles and locations below.
Wednesday, June 25 at Main Streeter Bar & Grill
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
Wednesday, July 23 at the West Wind Supper Club
The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
Wednesday, August 20 at the American Legion Post 121
by Michael Perry
- Foreign Film Series
Monday at 7pm from July 21 - August 25
Beat the heat! Stop by the library to enjoy a foreign film and
free popcorn. Get your passport with a list of titles.
Bird Drawing Class
Saturday, August 2 from 1-3:30pm
With natural science illustrator Vera Ming Wong. There is no
fee but pre-registration is required. Class size is limited.
Call 715 426-3496 to register.
- Raptors of Wisconsin
Saturday, August 2 from 2-3:3pm in the Lower Level
See live birds from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center and
learn about these fascinating feathered hunters who inhabit our
area. Visiting birds will include an eagle, an owl, and two others.
School Teen Book Club
Tuesday, August 5 at 4pm in the Board Room
Proxy by Alex London
High School Teen Book
August 12 at 4pm in the Board Room
Zombies vs Unicorns by Justine Larbalestier and Holly
North Hall History
Thursday, August 14 at 7pm in the Lower Level
Be a part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the construction
of North Hall, the second major building on the UW-River Falls
campus. History Professor Kurt Leichtle will be interviewing former
mayor and RFHS teacher Don Richards. Everyone is invited to
share their memories and become part of the historic record, be they
those who like Don spent their elementary school years at the “lab
school,” or who attended college classes and events in North Hall.
Kurt will also talk about how to create an oral history, a wonderful
tool for preserving family memories or an organization’s history.
- Bird Watching Kits to Check Out
The library has bird watching kit available for checkout. Included
in the kit are a backpack, binoculars, field guides, a checklist of
common birds, and a journal for kids to make notes about what they
saw. The backpacks are located in the children’s library. This is
a great hobby for kids (or anyone) to take up. It costs nothing, can
last a lifetime, and you don’t have to go any farther than your own
- A Novel
Idea - WPT Wisconsin Life
On YouTube. Meet Heather Johnson - a River Falls librarian
whose passion is getting people to read. So she came up with a novel
idea to promote reading. Instead of trying to get people into the
library, she brings the library to the people - in area taverns.
Several River Falls bars have teamed up with Heather to offer "Book
Clubs in the Bars" - an idea that hasn't been too hard for some
community members to swallow.
Your City at Work video
A video about the library featuring Library Director Nancy Miller
published on November 18, 2013.
River Falls in Focus: River Falls Public Library
A video featuring Library Director, Nancy Miller, published on
February 4, 2014.
- Young Adult Books for Adults Book Club
3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at Junior's Bar
Contact Monica at 715-426-3484 or
click here for more information.
- Lego Mondays
Certain Mondays from 4:00- 5:00
- call for dates
Summer dates are June 16, 30, July 14, 28, August 11
Registration required. Call Monica at 715-426-3484 to
- RF4C Library Hour
Fourth Monday of the month from 6-7pm in Children's Area
Please join the teachers of River Falls 4 Children (RF4C) as they
host a monthly library hour full of books, finger plays, arts and
crafts and other activities geared toward 4-year-olds from October
- Kinnickinnic Country
A new book about River Falls in 1940s and '50s by Mark Wyman and
Don Richards that begins where
Kinnickinnic Years left off. Pick up a copy at the library for $15 or
get a copy by mail.
Calendar of meetings and events below may not be completely up-to-date.
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