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River Falls Public Library

715-425-0905

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

mental health Wellness series

​Intro to Mindfulness in Nature, 4 Session Series

Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30pm in person only, meet at the library
May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23

​Sensory-focused mindfulness activities combine with nature and environmental awareness and action. Classes are infused with stories and writings from indigenous cultures and environmentalists, past and present. We will connect with the beauty, power and fragility of nature in community, and take action to create a healthier and happier world.
Registration is full!​​

Adults

​​​From River Falls to Peace & Conflict Resolution:
​The story of Dr. James H. Laue

Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 pm in the Lower Level Community Room
or on the library
Facebook page or YouTube channel
With Ronald W. Laue, Sr. Assistant Dean, McKelvey Engineering, at Washington University in St. Louis.

Adult Summer Library Program

June 6 - September 1
Stop in to pick up BINGO sheets. Play all summer for a chance to win raffle prizes.

Hypertufa Container Garden Workshop

Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Online registration opens in May.

Thomas R. Smith Poetry Reading

Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 pm in the Lower Level Community Room
or on the library
Facebook page or YouTube channel
Smith will read poetry from his new book, Medicine Year.

Jenny Kalvaitis and Kristen Whitson

Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm in the Lower Level Community Room
or on the library
Facebook page or YouTube channel

Authors of We Will Always Be Here, a history of LGBTQ+ Wisconsin Activism.
Authors will be selling books at event.

Shibori Resist and Indigo Dye Workshop

Wednesdays on June 22 and June 29 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Online registration opens in May.
2 part series, must attend both sessions.

Winsome Hollow String Band

Thursday, June 23 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
A summer solstice celebration outside the library!
Bring blankets and chairs. Rain location: lower level.

Future Library Planning: Community Brain Storming Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 6:30pm in the library lower level
RFPL is developing a master plan to determine improvements and re-allocation of space for current and future programs and services. Please, join the discussion and share your ideas. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Job Fair! Workforce Resources Inc

Thursday, July 7 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm on the sidewalk outside the library
Rain location - lower level
Business representatives and employers will be available for questions.

Jerry Apps, author of Meet Me On the Midway

Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 pm, virtual only
​on the library
Facebook page or YouTube channel

William Kent Krueger

Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 pm in the Lower Level Community Room
or on the library
Facebook page or YouTube channel

Krueger will presenting his latest novel, Fox Creek, his latest book Cork O’Connor Mystery Series. Chapter2Books will be at the event selling books.​​​

    Youth​

    Carnival Kick-Off for the Summer Reading Program

    Monday, June 6 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Lower Level
    Learn about our 2022 Reading and Activity program. Celebrate with games and treats.

    Little Learner's Lap-Sit in Storytime Room

    Mondays at 10:30am in the Storytime Room
    June 13, June 20, June 27,
    July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1
    Recommended for ages 6-24 months

    Family Storytime

    Thursdays at 10:30am in the Lower Level or outside
    June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30,
    July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug 4
    Recommended for ages 2 years and up

    Ocean Explorers

    Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Lower Level
    June 7, June 21, June 28,
    July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26
    Drop-in crafts and activities for elementary age kids.

    Teens Drop-In Crafts for 6th-12th Grade

    Thursdays at 3:00 - 5:00pm in the Lower Level
    June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30,
    July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug 4

    Youth Entertainment Presenters

    Outside or in the Lower Level depending on the weather

    • Tuesday, June 14 at 2 pm
      Minnesota Jack Sparrow
    • Friday, July 15 at 10:30am
      Spoon Man
    • Tuesday, August 2 at 2:00pm
      Creature Teacher
    Grow to Share Community Garden Days

    Meet at the community garden at 10:30am
    at Hoffman Park, 547 Hanson Dr

    • Saturday , June 11
    • Thursday, June 23
    • Thursday , July 21
    • Thursday, Aug 25
    ​National Night Out

    Tuesday, August 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    at Our Neighbors' Place, 122 West Johnson St

    Kids activities, treats, visits from police/fire/EMS!

    Teen Library Lock-In for 6th-12th Grade

    Friday, August 5 from 7:00 - 10:00pm
    Gather for games, movies, crafts, treats, and socializing.
    Registration opens in July.

    Build Your Own Computer for Teens
    • Build your own Linux computer for teen girls
      (Ages 13-17)
      Thursday, August 11 from 2-4pm
    • Build your own Linux computer for teen boys
      (Ages 13-17)
      Thursday, August 18 from 2-4pm

    Put together all the hardware to build a computer and install the free Linux operating system. You'll get to keep the computer with a keyboard, mouse and monitor to use at home.

    Limit of 5 per class with a short waiting list.
    Registration starts on July 11.


    Fine Free!

    The River Falls Public Library is now fine free!

    Book Sale

    Starts on Monday, April 25​​​​

    Library Events