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River Falls Reads

April 2017

During the month of April, everyone is encouraged to read The Maltese Falcon as part of The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley.  ArtReach St. Croix, regional library partners, St. Croix Festival Theatre, Valley Bookseller and other community partners will be hosting a month of book discussions, art events and performances. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, is a brilliant literary work, as well as a thriller, a love story, and a dark, dry comedy.

Submit your short stories and be featured in St. Croix Noir, a collection of regional noir mystery fiction! A month of book discussions, theater performances, film screenings, nature hikes and art exhibitions. 


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, April 11, 2017 at 6:30pm 
This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp​
Location: TBA

Books and Beans Book Group

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:30am
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Location: Event Room at Riverwalk Square, 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, March 22 (Note, date change - not March 15)
​Holes by Louis Sachar and Hatchet by Gary Paulson 

History Book Group

Tuesday,March 28 at 6:30pm in the Board Room
Third down and a war to go : the All-American 1942 Wisconsin Badgers by Terry Frei
Location: Main Level Meeting Room

Library Events for Adults


Adult Coloring

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

Maker Mondays

Second Mondays, January - May
3:30-5:30 - Kids, teens & groups​
6-7pm - Adults & family groups

Join us in the lower level of the library for an afternoon of family-friendly, hands-on activities in our pop-up makerspace. Kids, teens, and groups encouraged to attend from 3:30-5:30; adult- and family-focused program from 6-7, snack included. Free! 
January 9 - 3D drawing, sketching, and dictionary page art
February 13 -  Comic art and animation
March 13 - Green screen!
April 10 - Wearables
May 8 - LittleBits

Annual Quilt Show
  • Opening Reception and Supply Swap
    Sunday, March 12, from 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Lower Level
  • Quilt Workshop - Paper Piecing/Mini Quilts for Beginners
    Monday, March 27 at 5:30pm
    (Registration Required: 715-426-3496 or colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org)
  • Maxine Rosenthal
    Thursday, March 30, at 7:00pm in the Lower Level
    She's back! ​Author of One-Block Wonders: One Fabric, One Shape, One-of-a-Kind Quilts: 
The 7th Annual Peeps Diorama Contest

Entries Due on Wednesday, March 29
Use marshmallow chicks and bunnies to transform tiny scenes from your imagination!

  • Rules - Entries should be no bigger than 18" x 18" and must include at least one marshmallow Peep.

Earn a new toothbrush for your entry, courtesy of your local dental offices! 
Entries Due: Wednesday, March 29
Judging: Thursday, March 30
​PEEPle's Choice Voting: March 30 - April 5
Winners Announced: Thursday, April 6
On Display: Thursday, March 30 - Thursday, April 13

Foreign Film Series

Mondays from March 20 - April 24 at 7:00pm in the Lower Level
Six Mondays featuring award-winning international films, both current and classic.

Mini-Golf at the Library

Saturday, April 22 from 2-6pm
Save the date!  Have fun in the library playing mini-golf.