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fall 2021 Programs

September - December 2021


​*Watch on the River Falls Public Library
Facebook Live or Youtube channel

Live streams will not appear on Facebook or Youtube until the scheduled time

Author William Kent Krueger

Wednesday, September 1 at 7pm
Our September 1 event has been cancelled and will hopefully still be rescheduled.
​We are livestreaming the Valley Bookseller Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour event with William Kent Krueger on
the
library facebook page or Youtube channel
(Thank you Valley Book Seller!)
A prequel to the Cork O’Connor series, Lightning Strike follows Cork in his adolescence.
For a personalized signed copy of the book, contact:
Chapter2Books
226 Locust St
Hudson, WI 54016
715-220-8818

Author Callie Trautmiller

Thursday, September 16 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
Becoming American, a Young Adult novel about a family affected by Japanese Relocation Camps in the United States during WW II.
Books available for sale at the event.

The Making of a Better Life: Immigration, Migration and Refugeeism in the United States
Panel Discussion Part I

Thursday, September 23 from 6 - 8pm  in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
6:00 - 6:30 - reception
6:30 - 7:00 - screening of the documentary,
Los Lecheros
7:00 - 8:00 - panel discussion:

  • John Rosenow, WI Dairy Farmer, Puentes/Bridges member
  • Roberto, Immigrant Dairy Farm Employee with over 10 years experience, Puentes/Bridges member
  • Mercedes Falk, Spanish/English Interpreter and Director of Puentes/Bridges
The Making of a Better Life: Immigration, Migration and Refugeeism in the United States
Panel Discussion Part II

Thursday, September 30 from 6-8pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
6:00 - 6:30 - reception
6:30 - 8:00 - panel discussion

  • Heydi, Refugee seeking asylum from Honduras
  • John Breslin, Attorney at Law - joining virtually to discuss immigration including refugee situation
  • Tanya Misselt, Library Director - Discuss American Dirt, a book by Jeanine Cummins. Copies available to check out at the library
  • John Rosenow, WI Dairy Farmer, Puentes/Bridges member
Author David Housewright

Thursday, October 14 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
David Housewright's new book is What Doesn't Kill Us. Rushmore McKenzie has been shot and lies in a coma while the police and his friends desperately try to find out what he was doing and who tried to kill him.
Chapter2Books will be at the event selling books.

Sustainability Series: Food, Poverty and Health

Thursday, October 21 at 6pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
A discussion on sustainability and its deep ties to the health, wealth, and wellbeing of communities.
Peter Kilde, West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency Inc. (West CAP), a leader in affordable housing innovation and energy conservation.

Pandemic Poetry Open Mic

Thursday, October 28 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
All ages are invited to share a verse, rhyme, or song about, inspired by, or composed during the COVID-19 crisis.

​Author Gregory Renz

Thursday, November 4 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
Beneath the Flames is an intimate combination of love, race, and life as an urban firefighter.
Chapter2Books will be at the event selling books.

Sustainability Series: Water, Energy and Industry

Monday, November 15 at 6pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
A discussion on clean water, affordable energy, and sustainable industry solutions that are a modern success.
Mike Thompson, founder of Kairos Indoor Agriculture and representatives from Roberts, Wisconsin's new and innovative CLEARAS wastewater treatment system.

Author Matt Goldman

Thursday, November 18 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
In his newest book, Dead West, Nils Shapiro, the Minneapolis private detective back for another thrilling, standalone adventure.
Chapter2Books will be at the event selling book.

Author Diane Wilson

Thursday, December 2 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
The Seed Keeper is a beautifully told story of reawakening, of remembering our original relationship to the seeds and, through them, to our ancestors. 
Chapter2Books will be at the event selling books.

Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 9 from 12pm - 7:30pm
Live music, refreshments, make and take craft kits.

Author Abby Jimenez - virtual only

Thursday, December 9 at 6:30pm watch in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel*
Jimenez is a New York Times bestselling author, Food Network champion and founder of Nadia Cakes.
Chapter2Books will be at the event selling books.

Tr​​ibute to John Lennon and the Beatles

Sunday, December 12 from 1:30 - 3:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
A music and poetry jam hosted by Thomas R. Smith and friends


715-425-0905

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
Open M-Th 10am-8pm, Fr 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm

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