140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
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Soup, Salad & Science
  • Thursday, September 14 at 5:30pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
    Dr. Purnendu Vasavada, Professor Emeritus of food science, University of Wisconsin – River Falls --Less recognized, Emerging, and Opportunistic Foodborne Pathogens: Bugs You Don’t Know May Bug You!
  • Thursday, October 12 at 5:30pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
    ​Dr. Allen Stillerman, a Board Certified allergist-immunologist  from Minneapolis, Minnesota and a Certified Physician and researcher, who conducts clinical research in the fields of asthma, allergic rhino- conjunctivitis and food allergies will discuss the topic - Allergy: Current Concepts- Myths, Misconceptions and current progress.
  • Thursday, November 9 at 5:30pm at the River Falls High School
    ​Dr. Bill Cordua, retired University of Wisconsin- River Falls Geology professor, will give a lecture - The Rock Elm Structure, Pierce County, WI - Diamonds and Gold and Meteors, Oh My! 

Register for Soup, Salad and Science at rflearns.org, listed under Adult Enrichment

Outsmarting the Scam Artist : the Psychology of Fraud

Thursday, September 28 at 6pm
​Learn more about how to beat con artists at their own game. Jeannie Tucker, Senior Program Manager at AARP Wisconsin will cover such topics as fraud trends and behaviors, prevention strategies, and resources for Wisconsin residents.  Co-sponsored by AARP.  No registration required. 

Screenwise Multi-generational Book Group

Monday, October 9, at 12:30pm in the Lower Level
Multi-generational Book Group
Read and discuss Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in their Digital World by Devorah Heitner, PhD (2016) on a No School Day.

Kirby Symes Memorial 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday, October 21
5K starts at 9am, 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 10:30am
Registration & details - click here.

Halloween Party for Kids

Sunday, October 29 at 1:30pm in the Lower Level 

Canva Classes

Canva Posters - Wednesday, November 8 from 6:30-7:30pm in the Board Room
Canva Cards - Monday, November 13 from 6:30-7:30pm in the Board Room

Learn how to create cards and posters using Canva, a free, easy to use graphic design website.  This class is not for the mobile version of Canva.   Class is limited to 12 people per session.  Sign-up at the library or call 715-425-0905.  Laptops are provided or bring your own. 


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

​Lorna Landvik

Thursday, October 5, at 7pm in the Lower Level​
Author of many novels including the bestselling Patty Jane's House of Curl. She has performed stand-up and improvisational comedy and is also a public speaker, playwright, and actor.

Michael Norman

Sunday, October 29, at 2pm in the Lower Level
Local journalist, educator, playwright and author will present stories from the newly released second edition of his Haunted Heartland.


Maker Mondays

Second Mondays from 3:30 - 7:00pm
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! 

  • October 9 - Pumpkins and Slime
  • 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! 
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.

5k / Fun Run

3rd Annual Memorial Kirby Symes 5K/ 1 Mile Fun Run

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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The WAYs

Contemporary American Indian Tradition & Culture in Wisconsin
​August 26  - September 29

Current Gallery Event
5K / Fun Run

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