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
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.
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)
Mondays from March 20 - April 24 at 7:00pm in the Lower Level
Six Mondays featuring award-winning international films, both current and classic.
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
Saturday, April 22 from 2-6pm
Save the date! Have fun in the library playing mini-golf.
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.
More programming TBA.
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.
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.
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!
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.
April 2017 - The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
What's going on at the library for kids and teens
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Regional art and artists
January 28 - February 25