140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
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Book Groups

Join a book group at the library! 
There are book groups for adults and kids ages 4th-grade and up! 
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Current or Upcoming​​​​​​​

International Games Week at the Library

November 13 - 21
Seven days just isn't long enough!  Programs are for adults & kids of all ages.

  • Monday, November 13 drop-in from 3:30-6pm in the Lower Level
    Maker Monday (Playing and making games),
  • Thursday, November 16  from 6-10pm at Vagabond Arcade, 136 Riverwalk Rd
    Adult and teen board game night

  • Friday, November 17 from 5-7pm at Fox Den Used Books, 120 S Main
    Game Night (Try out the Fox Den's newest games)

  • Monday, November 20 & Tuesday, November 21 from 4-8pm in the Lower Level
    Games in the gallery
    (Featuring vintage arcade games borrowed from Vagabond Arcade in River Falls!)
Food for Fines

Monday, November 13 - Sunday, November 19
Bring in one non-perishable, not expired food item for each $1.00 in fines.  Food for fines does not apply to billed or lost items.  Some fines on other library items will also not apply.  Food collected this week will go to the River Falls Food Pantry. 

Book Sale

Starts on Tuesday, November 14 at 9am in the lobby
Stop by the library for great deals!

Gingerbread Contest

Entries due on Wednesday, December 6 by 7:45pm.
Judging will take place on Thursday, December 7 during the Holiday Open House.
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With a Little Help From Our Friends - John Lennon Tribute

Sunday, December 10 from 1:30 - 3:30pm in the Lower Level
Beatles fans of all ages are invited to enjoy the 6th Annual Tribute to John Lennon.  For the sixth year in a row, local poet and musician Thomas R. Smith has organized this entertaining poetry reading and music performance to honor Beatle John Lennon, whose death on December 8, 1980, shocked the nation.  Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Come and sing along!


Unless indicated otherwise, all author events are free and do not require registration.
Seating is first, come, first-seated with standing room available.

​William Fietzer - Book Signing

Saturday, November 18 from 10:30am to Noon in the Main Level Lobby
Author of Mission: Soul Rescue.
Book description - After many years of research in the Amazon, Psychologist Victor Furst finally acquired the shamanic ability to detect psychic vampires and retrieve the souls of their victims. As happens with endeavors driven by passion, his discoveries would not come without sacrifice—his wife, Evelyn, grew tired of his absence and left—taking his precious daughter, Miriam, with her.  As though commanded by fate, Victor finds Evelyn again when his old rival at the CIA, Basil Zarkisian, abducts her consciousness, leaving her body lying in limbo as though in a coma; diagnosis—Alzheimer’s disease. But Victor knows Evelyn is in no coma and Alzheimer’s is just for cover… In a frantic race against rebels and time, Victor's sole hope for Evelyn lies with her eccentric sister and—Miriam. Miriam will be a tough sell when Victor reveals what he will need to help her mother… 
About the author - A former English instructor and academic librarian at the University of Minnesota, William Fietzer resides in south Minneapolis with his wife and black Norwegian forest cat, Selene. His two previous novels, "Penal Fires" and "Metadata Murders," explore the shadowy intersection of American culture, crime, and technology. "Mission: Soul Rescue" adds the paranormal and cosmic unconscious to that mix. 


Maker Mondays

Second Mondays from 3:30 - 6:00pm - check for room location
​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!!!

  • November 13 - Games, Gamers, and Game-Makers (International Games Week)
  • December 11 - Creative Lettering and Extreme Paper Art 
  • January 8 - Food Art (That you will definitely want to eat!)
  • February 12 - Extreme Drawing and Animation
  • March 12 - Sewable + Wearable Creations
  • April 12 - Robots
  • May 14 - Make Circuits! 
Tech Tuesdays with Cole

Tuesdays from 9-11am or 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 colez@riverfallspubliclibrary.org for more information.   
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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.

Holiday Happenings

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

Library Events for Youth
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Water Between US

Outdoor Painters of MN

November 11 - December 15

Current Gallery Event
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