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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

Youth Book
​Groups


Beanstack

Self directed programs - Diverse Stories, Mindfulness, Fall into Reading, 1K Books B4 K, etc

Fall 2021
​Programs

Covid-19 Information
Virtual Programs

​​Exhibits and Displays

September 1 - October 20

Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives

Exhibit is in the Main Level Meeting Room
Jacob Riis (1849–1914) was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. His then-novel idea of using photographs of the city’s slums to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents established Riis as forerunner of modern photojournalism. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives features photographs by Riis and his contemporaries, as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence.

This exhibit is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibit is adapted from the exhibition Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New Yorks Other Half, organized by the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibit was curated by Bonnie Yochelson and co-presented by the Library of Congress. It was made possible with major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Terra Foundation for American Arts, as well as support from D. Euan and Merete Baird, The Malkin Funds, Ronay and Richard L. Menschel, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's Foundation, C. Flemming and Judy Heilmann, Jan and Lotte Leschly, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and the John L. Loeb, Jr. Foundation. It was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by Mid-America Art Alliance.

How the River Falls Community Lived: Local Area Photos from the Early 1900's

Images in this display are part of the following UWRF University Archives and Area Research Center collections: UWRF series 26 and Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties collection.

national Register to vote day

Tuesday, September 28 from 3:30-5:30pm
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be available to assist with voter registration.

​Youth Events

Book Groups

Interested in joining a youth book group? Click here for more information.

Storytime

Join us for storytime. Click here for more information and to sign-up.

Teens in Power

TIP is our Teens In Power board and meets once a month to plan teen events, help with children’s events and generally have a great time. If you are interested in being a part of this board, please talk to Tanya about joining for 2021-2022.
​Register for Teens in Power for 2021-2022​​
Second Wednesday of the month at 4pm in the Board Room
October 13, November 10, December 8, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12 and May 10


Fall 2021 Programs

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
(Virtual program starts at 7pm)
6:00 - 6:30 - reception -- in person only
6:30 - 7:00 - screening of the documentary, Los Lecheros -- in person only, watch online at 
https://vimeo.com/241074668
7:00 - 8:00 - panel discussion -- in person and virtual

  • 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
(Virtual program starts at 6:30pm)
6:00 - 6:30pm - reception -- in person only
6:30 - 8:00pm - panel discussion -- in person and virtual

  • 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 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 of Life's Too Short, 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.

Flipgrid

Flipgrid Storytime

As a way to support at-home learning, early literacy, and community connection, we are creating a collection of guest storytime videos. We would love your help (and/or the help of your colleagues, friends, neighbors, and others)! Record a short story (up to 5 minutes) on Flipgrid, a free educational app for desktop or your smart phone. We will share your stories, moderate content, and collect responses. One really cool thing about Flipgrid: families can reply to your post with another video! 

Getting started: Connect to Flipgrid on your desktop computer (and record, too, if your computer has a webcam) with this web address: https://flipgrid.com/rfplstorytime, or download the Flipgrid app on your smartphone and use the code "rfplstorytime." Click on the green plus sign to record a short message after logging in with your Microsoft or Gmail email account. No account required to view others' videos!

Need help? 
https://help.flipgrid.com/hc/en-us  or Talk to a librarian

Flipgrid Video Chat Book Discussions for Adults

https://flipgrid.com/rfpladultbooktalks
Record, upload, view, react, and respond to each other through short videos using Flipgrid.
Getting started: Connect to Flipgrid on your desktop computer (and record, too, if your computer has a webcam) with this web address: 
https://flipgrid.com/rfpladultbooktalks, or download the Flipgrid app on your smartphone and use the code “rfpladultbooktalks.” Click on the green plus sign to record a short message after logging in with your Microsoft or Gmail email account. No account required to view others’ videos!
Need help? 
https://help.flipgrid.com/hc/en-us


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