Wed, Feb 20 - The library is open.
Grades 4-5 & YA for Adults
​Book Groups are cancelled.

Book Groups

Contact Heather at 715-425-0905 for more information.
Please reserve your copy of the book on the MORE catalog using the book title links below.

Second Tuesday Book Group

Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30pm
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Location: West Wind Supper Club, 709 N Main St

Books and Beans Book Group

Tuesday, February 19 at 10:30 am
The Girls of Atomic City : the Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
​Location: Library Board Room

Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30am
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Location: Library Board Room

Young Adult Books for Adults Book Group

Third Wednesday of each month, usually at 6:30pm
at Junior's Bar, 414 S Main St
​Contact Monica at 715-426-3484 for more information.​​​
Cancelled - Wednesday,  February 20 at 6:30pm
​A Spy in the the House by Y.S. Lee

​​Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30pm
Rain Reign by Ann Martin

History Book Group

​Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
The Great Influenza by John M. Barry or 
​Influenza by Jeremy Brown

Library Events for Adults

Programs​​​

Aldo Leopold Day

Wednesday, March 6 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Rush River Brewery, 990 Antler Ct, River Falls, WI 54022
​Join community members from the River Falls Public Library, the St. Croix River Association, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as we view and discuss Leopold’s life and work.

  • 4:00pm - Screening of a one-hour documentary about Leopold’s life, environmental values, and work, "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time"
  • 5:00pm - "Community Reads" - an opportunity for members of the River Falls, Hudson, and surrounding communities to read a short selection (3 minutes) from Leopold's A Sand County Almanac: Sketches Here and There, and say a few words about its relevance to their own lives--their citizenship, environmental values, civic values, family life, and more.
  • 6:00pm – Second screening of a one-hour documentary about Leopold’s life and work, "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time"

Event Co-hosts include the River Falls Public Library, Rush River Brewing, the St. Croix River Association, and UWRF’s Sustainability Faculty Fellows.

For more information, contact Dr. Greta Gaard, Coordinator of the Sustainability Faculty Fellows and the Sustainable Justice Minor at UWRF (greta.gaard@uwrf.edu).​​​​​​​

Women’s History Month Films

Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Library Lower Level Community Room

  • March 12
    RBG (2018)
    The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
  • March 19
    He Named Me Malala (2015)
    A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.

Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship in History: William Cronon

Thursday, April 4, 6:00pm Reception, 6:30pm Presentation
in the Lower Level Community Room

Dr. Cronon studies American environmental history and the history of the American West. His research seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the world around us. Co-sponsored by UW-River Falls.

Documentary Film: I Am Evidence

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30pm Discussion, 7:00pm Screening
in the Lower Level Community Room

I Am Evidence tells the story of four sexual assault survivors whose rape kits went untested for years, following them as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system. Co-sponsored by the River Falls Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Digital Estate Planning for Seniors

Tuesday, April 9 ay 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
The focus of this program is to prepare seniors & their caregivers to plan how their digital accounts will be managed if they are no longer able take care of them.  With so many online accounts (facebook, Amazon, email, banking, social security, IRAs, etc) seniors should think about who will manage those accounts and plan for future digital accounts or profiles (obituaries, Caringbridge, etc).  Nancy Abrahamson, Dementia Care Specialist, St Croix County Aging and Disability Resource Center, will join us for the presentation to discuss how to recognize when someone is struggling with these issues due to onset of dementia or other medical conditions affecting cognition.

The 2019 Big Read in the St. Croix Valley

April 2019
Featuring 
Station Eleven, a post-apocalyptic novel by Emily St. John Mandel.   Read the book, join the conversation!

Big Read Book Discussions

  • Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm
    at the West Wind Supper Club, 709 N Main St, River Falls
  • Tuesday, Apr 16 at 10:30pm
    ​in the Board Room

Stay tuned for more Big Read events throughout the St. Croix Valley! 

Tech Time with Cole

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. 
Click here for more information

Maker Mondays

Second Mondays from 3:30 - 6:00pm
​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!!!
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  • March 11- Everything in 3-D
  • April 8 - Fix-it Workshop
    (Bring in items to fix or take apart-- we will provide some projects, advice, and tools.)

  • May 13 - Robotics
Adult Coloring

Every fourth Wednesday at 6pm in the Storytime Room
No need to register, coloring materials are provided along with coffee and a light snack.  Questions - call Heather Johnson at 715-425-0905.​
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715-425-0905

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm