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

Monday, February 13  at 6:30pm
Location: Bo's 'N Mine, 110 S Main St, River Falls, WI 54022
(Please note date change for February)
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Books and Beans Book Group

Monday, February 13 at 10:30am
(Please note date change for February)
Location: River Falls Public Library Board Room
This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
This book discussion will include a question and answer session with local police officer, Chris Gottfredsen, about active shooters

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, February 15
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale and
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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.

Call for Artists

WRAP (the Wisconsin Regional Art Program) will be back in River Falls in 2017! We invite non-professional and student artists (aged 14+) to show original work in the Kleinpell Gallery at the River Falls Public Library from January 28-February 25, 2017, and to participate in our artist workshop, This Is a Real Job: Insights Into Arts Work, on February 4, 2017. Mark your calendars! Registration deadline for the River Falls WRAP Exhibition is January 23!  Click here for more information.

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

Authors Christina Baker Kline & Greer Macallister

Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00pm in the Lower Level
Christina Baker Kline, author of The Orphan Train, will be at the library to read from her new novel, A Piece of the World along with author Greer Macallister, author of Magician's Lie who will have her new book, Girl In Disguise.  Books will be available for sale, courtesy of Chapter 2 Books of Hudson.

Spring Break Spelling Bee for Adults (18+)

Thursday, March 16 at 6:00pm in the Lower Level
Can you spell like a champ? Get your team ready to revisit a favorite childhood classroom activity and participate in the River Falls Public Library’s Spring Break Spelling Bee for Adults. Each team will consist of three members, ages 18+. Free childcare will be provided. Stay tuned for more details!  (Registration begins at 5:30pm)

The 7th-Annual Peeps Diorama Contest

Use marshmallow chicks and bunnies to transform tiny scenes from your imagination! 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: March 29
Judging: March 30
PEEPle's Choice Voting: March 30-April 5
Winners Announced: April 6
On Display: March 30-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.

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. 



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