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

Will join Books in a Bar for June, July & August
PDF of book titles for 2019-2020

Books and Beans Book Group

Tuesday, August 20 at 10:30am
The Martian by Andy Weir
Location: Library Board Room
PDF of book titles for 2019-2020

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, August 21 at 5:30pm* Note new time
 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo                                 

History Book Group

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
Pioneers by David McCollough

Tuesday, November 26  at 6:30pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
One Giant Leap by Charles Fishman​​

Book Club in a Bar

Join the library for the always popular Book Club in a Bar program.
Ages 21+

  • Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30pm
    Junior’s Restaurant and Tap House, 414 S Main St
    Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
    Food and beverages available for purchase.
    William Kent Krueger will be back at the River Falls Public Library on September 17, 2019, to promote his newest book, a sequel to Ordinary Grace.
  • Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 pm
    Johnnie’s Bar, 116 N Main St
    The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
    Pizza provided. Beverages available for purchase.
  • Tuesday,  August 13 - 6-6:30 pm book discussion; 6:30-9:30 pm film screening
    The Falls Theatre, 105 S Main St
    Book -
    The Martian by Andy Weir and Film - The Right Stuff
    This is a ticketed event. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out to Book Club in a Bar participants in June and July.
    Request additional tickets by contacting Heather Johnson at​

Library Events for Adults


Summer Reading for Adults

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Kirby Symes Memorial Bacon Bash Dash

Saturday, September 14  - Register or volunteer
5K start time - 8:00am
5K sign-in from 7:00am to 7:45am
1 Mile start time - 9:30 am
1 Mile sign-in from 7:00am to 9:00am

Race Day Registration from 7:00am to 9:00am
Costume contest judging from 7:00am to 9:00am
Winners announced at the opening ceremony at  approximately 10:15am 

Author William Kent Krueger

Tuesday, September 17 at 7pm
​in the Lower Level Community Room

William Kent Krueger will be back to promote his newest book, a sequel to Ordinary Grace.  Seating may be limited, first-come, first seated, no registration.​​​​​​​

Banned Books Week

September 22 - 28
Celebrate your freedom to read and to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Film Showing: Risking Light

Monday, Sept 30 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Risking Light is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness. Created in River Falls by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson at her production company, Emergence Pictures.

Film Showing: Iron-Jawed Angels

Tuesday, Oct 8 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
A fresh and contemporary look at a pivotal event in American history, telling the true story of how a pair of defiant and brilliant young activists took the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Co-sponsored by River Falls AAUW in celebration of 100 years since the passing of the 19th Amendment.

Games in the Gallery (No-School Day)

Monday, October 14 from 9am - 8pm
in the Lower Level Community Room

No-tech and low-tech games for all ages all day long!

Wisconsin Science Festival 

October 17 - 20
A four-day statewide celebration with events for all ages. Events TBA. 

Author J. Ryan Stradal

Thursday, Oct 24 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Reading from “The Lager Queen of Minnesota.” Books will be available for purchase at the event. Co-sponsored by Chapter2Books of Hudson.

International Games Week

November 3 - 9
International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

Free Play at Vagabond Arcade

Thursday, November 7 from 5 - 7pm
​at Vagabond Arcade (136 Riverwalk Rd, River Falls, WI)
Leave your quarters at home! All ages

Quilting: Scrapaholic Tendencies

Mon, Nov 17 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
“Using your scrap stash to make amazing quilts” with quilter/designer Nancy Pietrowiak.​

Digital Estate Planning

Thursday, Dec 12 at 2pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Are you ready for the unexpected? This one hour presentation especially for seniors & their loved ones will teach simple ways for older internet users to prepare personal online account information in case of a personal health emergency or memory loss. Nancy Abrahamson, Dementia Care Specialist, St. Croix County Aging and Disability Resource Center, will join us for the presentation.

Hour of Code

Thursday, Dec12 at 4pm in the Lower Level Community Room
For kids, teens, or adults who are interested in learning to write or understand basic computer coding. Bring your own laptop, Chromebook, or tablet and headphones if possible. Library staff will help you get started using CODE.ORG.

Artemis Cooperative Gaming Event

Sat, Dec 14 from 10am - 4pm in the Lower Level
Artemis is a bridge simulation game where 2 to 11 players become the crew of a spaceship. The game is played by a group of people who are in the same room working together to battle enemy forces and save allied ships and star bases. All ages. Bring your own Windows laptop or use one of ours.

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 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!!!

  • No Maker Monday in August
  • September - December topics to be announced
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.​

River Falls Public Library


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