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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

Maker Mondays

Second Mondays, January - May from 3:30-5:30pm or 6-7pm
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; 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

Workshop - Paper Piecing/Mini Quilts for Beginners

Monday, March 27 at 5:30pm 
(Registration Required: 715-426-3496 or
With recent UW-River Falls grad, artist, and quilter Dana Van Wie from Amery, Wisconsin. This beginner’s workshop is perfect for anyone interested in starting to quilt and has limited space! Sign up today! 

Author and Quilter Maxine Rosenthal

Thursday, March 30, at 7:00pm in the Lower Level
​She's Back!  Maxine Rosenthal is the author of One-Block Wonders: One Fabric, One Shape, One-of-a-Kind Quilts. Maxine has been playing with kaleidoscopes for about 30 years; she began by making a template, marking the design from the fabric on to the template and using that as the guide to cut exact repeats. Maxine has been teaching this process for the past almost 20 years. Each fabric looks so different when cut up and put back together-- you won't be able to stop! Learn more about this unique process here! 

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.

March 20 - A Man called Ove (Sweden)
March 27 - The Innocents (France)
April 3 - Raise the Red Lantern (China)
April 10 - Our Little Sister (Japan)
April 17 - Life Above All (South Africa)
April 24 - Broken Wings (Israel)

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 2017

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.

The complete list of programs and more information can be found here.


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.

Book Groups

Check out the list of book groups for adults and youth!

Lucky Day Collection

The library now has a limited number of popular items in a ‘Lucky Day’ collection.  These are titles with long waiting lists, usually new movies or best-selling books.  Films checkout for three days, with a $1.00 per day fine.  Books circulate for seven days, with a $.50 per day fine.  Lucky Day items cannot be renewed or reserved. The idea is to have a quick turnaround time so that more people have an opportunity to enjoy them without waiting on a long list.  Items will move to the regular collection as demand slows down.  Check the shelf for Lucky Day items next time you stop in.

Bird Watching Kits to Check Out

The library has bird watching kits available for check out.  Included in the kit are a backpack, binoculars, field guides, a checklist of common birds, and a journal for kids to make notes about what they saw. The backpacks are located in the children’s library.  Bird watching is a great hobby for kids (or anyone) to take up. It costs nothing, can last a lifetime, and you don’t have to go any farther than your own backyard!

Kinnickinnic Country

A book about River Falls in 1940s and '50s by Mark Wyman and Don Richards that begins where "Kinnickinnic Years" left off. Pick up a copy at the library for $15 or get a copy by mail.

River Falls Reads

April 2017 - The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Events for youth

What's going on at the library for kids and teens

Events For Adults

What's going on at the library for grown ups

A Stitch in Time

Annual Quilt Show
​March 5  - April 9

River Falls Reads 2017

Library Events


140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
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