Monday - Thursday 10am -7pm; Friday 10am - 6pm; Saturday 10am -4pm
Visiting from out of town?
Please call the library at 715-425-0905 to ensure open hours.
Questions? Call or email Cole Zrostlik, Event & Gallery Coordinator
at 715-426-3496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 20 from 4 - 6pm
Opening reception: Monday, May 21 from 4-6pm
River Falls Public Library is excited to continue its ongoing collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls during the “Year of South Korea” and will be partnering with representatives from Jeju, one of nine provinces in South Korea, to present an exhibit on the island’s geological heritage, protected ecosystems, and fascinating folkways.
The only place on earth to be recognized with four UNESCO designations for its Wetlands of International Importance, World Heritage sites, Biosphere Reserves and Global Geoparks, Jeju Province, South Korea, is known for its natural beauty, unique landscapes, and distinct cultural traditions. Because of the relative isolation of the island, the people of Jeju have developed a culture and language that are distinctive from those of mainland Korea; as a result, Jeju is home to thousands of local legends and unique cultural artifacts. Learn about the island’s dol hareubang ("stone grandfather"), haenyeo ("sea women"), Jeju Horses and traditional Gan-Se dolls, Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes World Heritage Site, and more this spring in the River Falls Public Library Gallery.
Teddy Bear Museum: In recognition of Jeju Island’s famous Teddy Bear Museum, members of the public may drop off special teddy bears for public display in the lower level during Jeju, The Treasure Island (May 21-June 8). A hand-written story/description about the teddy bear may also be included with drop-off. Please include name and phone number on a piece of tape attached to bear. Drop-off is the week of May 14 from 10am - 6pm or by appointment. Pick-up stuffed bears the week of June 11. Questions? Contact Cole Zrostlik, Event & Gallery Coordinator, at 715-426-3496 or email@example.com.
Gan-se (간세) Doll-making Workshop (FREE): Monday, June 4, 4-7PM, Library Lower Level
Back by popular demand! This summer our Community Art Show is back! Free to participate, join other community artists in exhibiting the best of River Falls! This is a non-juried show (ages 15+ welcome to particpate). Participants may enter up to 3 pieces in any medium.
Drop-off will be on June 11 from 10am to 4pm (or by appointment).
Registration is now online! https://goo.gl/forms/IjkYtRpFEw9nVrg63
Call or email Cole Zrostlik, Event & Gallery Coordinator at the River Falls Public Library at 715-426-3496 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com, the website, was launched in 2009 when Mike Bender saw an awkward vacation photo hung in his parents’ house. Realizing there were probably plenty of other people with their own awkward family pics, childhood friends Mike and Doug Chernack set out to create a friendly place where people could share their own odd family moments. The site quickly took off and became an internet sensation, receiving millions of visitors and submissions from around the world.
AWKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS the exhibition aims to explore the perfectly imperfect moments that come with the family experience and provide a place for people to celebrate the awkwardness while taking comfort in the fact that their family is not alone.
Display your personal or group collection, project, or memorabilia in the large display case right inside the security gates in the main entrance to the library. Get visibility for your hard work, knowledge of local history, or group efforts. We welcome all sorts of collections and ideas!
Jeju, The Treasure Island
May 21 - June 8, 2018
Awkward Family Photos
August 6 - September 12, 2018