​Susan Wiggs 

Saturday, June 30 at 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Susan Wiggs’s life is all about family, friends…and fiction. She lives at the water’s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and in good weather, she commutes to her writers’ group in a 21-foot motorboat. She’s been featured in the national media, including NPR and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas. Wiggs will promote her new book, Between You and Me.

Karma Brown & Amy Reichert

Monday, July 16 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Karma Brown has always loved the written word. As a kid she could usually be found with her face buried in a book, or writing stories about ice-skating elephants. Now that she’s (mostly) grown up, she’s a bestselling author whose debut novel, Come Away With Me, was a Globe & Mail Best 100 Books of 2015. Karma’s sophomore novel, The Choices We Make, also earned her a spot on the Globe & Mail and Toronto Star bestseller lists. Brown promote her new book, The Life Lucy Knew.

​Also joining Ms. Brown will be best-selling author Amy Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake, Luck, Love, & Lemon Pie, The Simplicity of Cider, and her newest book, The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go. 

Linwood Barclay

Saturday, July 28 at 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Linwood Barclay is the #1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen novels, including Trust Your Eyes, A Tap On the Window, No Time For Goodbye and that novel's follow-up, No Safe House. Barclay will promote his new book, Parting Shot.

William Kent Krueger

Tuesday, September  4 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
New York Times bestselling novelist, St. Paul resident, and the author of Ordinary Grace and the Cork O'Connor mystery series, William Kent Krueger will be back to promote Desolation Mountain, the newest volume (#17) in the Cork O’Connor series.

Patricia Skalka

Sunday, October 7 at 2pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Patricia Skalka is the author of Death Stalks Door County, Death At Gills Rock, Death In Cold Water, and Death Rides The Ferry, the first four books in the popular Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series. Skalka turned to fiction following a successful career in nonfiction. Her many credits include: Staff Writer for Reader’s Digest, freelancer, ghost writer, writing instructor, and book reviewer.  Skalka is president of the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland Chapter and a member of several professional organizations, including The Authors Guild of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Society of Midland Authors. She lives in Chicago and Door County WI. Skalka will promote her new book, Death Rides the Ferry.


Antiques Appraisal

Cancelled - Saturday, June 9 from 10am - 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Please pick up your cash or check at the Reference Desk.
Questions/registration at the River Falls Library, by calling 715-425-0905, or by contacting event and gallery coordinator, Cole Zrostlik, at 715-426-3496 or by email at​​​

Summer Reading 2018

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Summer reading isn’t just for kids! At the library, Summer Reading for Adults means finding great book suggestions, enjoying great events at your local library, and fun prizes for book lovers. The library will have a wide variety of programs this summer that will offer adults of all ages the opportunity to explore new interests, meet new people, and connect with the community. Don’t forget about the prizes! Stop into the library and fill out book review slips, play summer reading bingo, test your knowledge with one of the weekly activity sheets, have fun trying to figure out places and spaces in River Falls with the local landmarks scavenger hunt. It’s not only fun to participate in the programs for adults at the library it also pays to play. Show up to any of the adult programs and you can be entered to win fabulous prizes.

Tech Time with Cole

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 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.​

Library Events for Adults


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

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

​Second Tuesday Book Group will meet with Book Club in a Bar
​in June, July and August

Books and Beans Book Group

Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30 am
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
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
​Contact Monica at 715-426-3484 for more information.​​​
Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30pm

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

History Book Group

Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30pm in the Board Room
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann

Book Club in a Bar 2018

Reserve your book now!  Time and location to be announced soon.