Programs​​​

​Alice’s Ordinary People

Mon, Oct 29 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Screening with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick 
Meet the filmmaker, watch the film, and learn about five decades of fearless activism and the continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King to the ongoing fight for justice. Hear Alice Tregay's story: ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Co-sponsored by the River Falls Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). 

​Soup, Salad, and Science

Third Thursday of the month (September 20, October 18 & November 15) from 5:30-7:30pm in the Lower Level

Please note that the session titles published in the Community Education catalog & City Source newsletter were incorrect.  Correct session titles are listed below.

Register required - Click here to register - through River Falls Community Education

  • Development and Application of 3D Tissue Engineering for Modeling Cancer Cell Behaviors, Tumor Tissue Generation, Progression and Metastasis with Dr. Timothy Lyden
    Thursday, September 20 at 5:30pm in the Lower Level
  • CSI Foodborne Illness Outbreaks: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You with Shawn Stevens
    Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm in the Lower Level
  • The Mars Trip, What You Should Know Before You Book with Dr. John Shepherd
    Thursday, November 15 at 5:30pm in the Lower Level

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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. 
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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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  • October 8 - Adventures in Cardboard
  • November 12 - Go Wild with Emojis
  • December 10 - Creative DIY Gift-Making
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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Library Events for Adults

AUTHOR VISITS

Gary Porter

Thursday, November 1 at 7pm in the Lowe Level Community Room
A simpler place and time—growing up in the small town of Greenfield, Iowa, during the fifties and sixties. Come along as author Gary Porter—the Town Kid—takes you on a sentimental journey down memory lane, enlivened with captivating black-and-white photos from the Sidey Collection®. 

Gary Porter graduated from Drake University, where he is currently a distinguished lecturer. Porter currently lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, with his wife, Melissa, and their rescue dog, Polly. He is the author of numerous accounting textbooks, as well as Duffy: The Tale of a Terrier, a book inspired by the couple’s first shelter dog. Readers can learn more about the Porters and Town Kid at 
https://www.facebook.com/thetownkid/.​​​​​​​​​​​

Jim Guhl

Thursday, Nov 8 at 7:00pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Eleven Miles to Osh Kosh - In the era of Watergate and Vietnam, a teenage boy finds his courage and unlikely allies as he seeks his father's killer. His small town's neighborliness has a dark edge of bullying, racism, and corruption, but Minnow Finwick has friends he can rely on.

Allen Eskins

Tuesday, Dec 11 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
​Author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The Deep Dark Descending and The Shadows We Hide.

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, November 13 at 6:30pm
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith            Location: West Wind Supper Club, 709 N Main St

Books and Beans Book Group

Tuesday, October 16 at 10:30 am
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles                            
Location: Caribou Coffee at Family Fresh, 303 S Main St

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.​​​
Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30pm

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds                 

History Book Group

Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30pm in the Board Room
The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb


715-425-0905

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