715-425-0905

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4

AUTHOR VISITS

​Paul Schaefer

Thursday, February 1 at 7pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
Meet local author Paul Schaefer as he reads from his newest novel,
Riding Shotgun.  About the book - Desperate for adventure, and a last chance to see her sister, 80-year-old Mary hits the road for the cross country adventure of a lifetime. Her late husband’s beloved Lincoln Town Car carries Mary from California to Minnesota, but also down memory lane and straight into trouble.  The author talk will be perfect for older adults looking to take a walk down memory lane.

Author Joseph Rein

Thursday, March 1 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Join us for the launch of UWRF professor Joseph Rein's new book of short stories, Roads Without Houses, which will be published by Press 53 in early 2018.  Joe’s short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in over twenty journals and anthologies worldwide. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has been a finalist for international awards in both fiction and screenwriting. He is also co-editor of three collections on creative writing pedagogy. He is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in River Falls, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife and four children.

About the book - Roads Without Houses - contains fifteen loosely-linked stories set across varying landscapes of the upper Midwest, from metropolitan Milwaukee and St. Paul to the deep Northwoods of Wisconsin. Coping with issues from broken relationships to loss to eating disorders, the characters all struggle to escape the wrong fork of life’s path. Their attempts to reconcile their flaws, within themselves and to each other, push each to the boundaries of what makes us all painfully, unmistakably human.

Author Kate Moore

Wednesday, March 21 at Noon in the Lower Level Community Room
Kate Moore is the author of
The Radium Girls, the first-ever narrative non-fiction account of the inspirational true story. Join us at the River Falls Public Library for this lunchtime author presentation. Free soup will be served, so come early.  Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Kate was born in Northampton, England and grew up in Peterborough. She studied English Literature at the University of Warwick. A Sunday Times bestselling author, she writes across various genres, from biography and history to gift and humor, and is also in demand as a book editor and ghostwriter. Before becoming a full-time author and freelance editor, she was an editorial director at Penguin Random House UK.​

Programs​​​

Soup, Salad, and Science

Dr. Eileen Korenic
Professor of Physics, UW -River Falls  
​Thursday, February 15 from 5:50-7:30pm in the Lower Level
Why Car Tires Go Backwards on TV – The Stroboscopic Effect

Tonya Schoenfuss
Professor, Dairy Products Technology, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition  
Thursday, March 15 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Lower Level
Prebiotics: What are they? What do they do?

Gregory Siragusa
Senior Principal Scientist – Microbiology, Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories, Inc., New Berlin, WI
Thursday, April 19 from 5:30-7:30 in the Lower Level
Meet Your New Closest Friends …..all Ten Trillion of Them : How modern biology has learned about the bacteria we all carry on and in our bodies.


​​Tech Tuesdays with Cole

Tuesdays from 9-11am or by appointment
RSVP required

Call Cole at 715-426-3496 to RSVP

Trying to keep on top of technology is difficult. If you need help using a device, platform, or program and an online tech tutorial does not suit, we are willing to assist!

Tech Help sessions are 30 minutes long. Beginners are encouraged to attend and you are welcome to bring your own device. Library staff works with you one-on-one (or in a small group) in the library. Reservations are required. Please call 715-426-3496 or email colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org for more information. 
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Maker Mondays

Second Mondays from 3:30 - 6pm
​Join us for an afternoon of creative, hands-on fun in our pop-up makerspace! We’ll feature art, tinkering, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Makers of all ages will create cool projects, try out new tools, and build new skills!  Families, kids 10+ w/out an adult, and adults without kids are all welcome to attend!!!

Adult Coloring

Every fourth Wednesday at 6pm in the Main Level Meeting Room or Board Room
No need to register, coloring materials are provided along with coffee and a light snack.  Questions - call Heather Johnson at 715-425-0905.​
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Book Groups

Contact Heather at 715-425-0905 for more information.
Please reserve your copy of the book on the MORE catalog using the book title links below.

Second Tuesday Book Group

​Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30pm
The Radium Girls : the Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

Location: West Wind Supper Club, 709 N Main St

Books and Beans Book Group

Tuesday, January 16 at 10:30 am
The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood
Location: Kinni View Deli, 127 N Main St

Young Adult Books for Adults Book Group

​​​Third Wednesday of each month, usually at 6:30pm
at Junior's Bar, 414 S Main St.
Wednesday, January 17
Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stark

History Book Group

Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level
The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball by Charles Fountain or
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series
by Elliot Asinof


Library Events for Adults

Tues, Jan 23 - the library is open