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​Library Books Group

Check out all the great adult & youth book groups each month.
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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, September 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, October 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, October 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.

Halloween Party

Saturday, November 2 at 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Come in costume! Games, crafts, fun! For kids and families.

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

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

Gingerbread Contest

Entries due Wednesday, December 4 by 7:45 pm
Details and rules coming soon.

Library Open House 

Thursday, December 5 from 9am - 8pm
Stop in for treats, music, maker activities, games, and more!  All ages.

Computer Science Education Week 

December 9 -15
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students (and everyone) to take interest in computer science.

Digital Estate Planning

Thursday, December 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, December 12 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

Saturday, December 14 from 10am - 4pm in the Lower Level Community Room
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.

Noon Years Eve

Tuesday, December 31 at 11am in the Lower Level Community Room
Ring in the New Year with games, crafts, and a countdown at noon - along with a balloon drop at noon! For kids and families.


Soup, Salad & Science

Thursdays on September 12, October 10 & November 15 from 5:30-7:30pm
in the Lower Level Community Room

The River Falls Public Library, along with River Falls Community Education, is excited to continue this Thursday evening public lecture and Q&A series designed to focus on various science topics.  Registration is required. 
Sign-up at RFLearns.org.

  • September 12 - In Defense of Milk
  • October 10 - Living and Learning at the South Pole
  • November 14 - Examining the Diversity of Chili Peppers
Out-of-School Day Events

Monday, October 14 and November 4 at 10:30am in the Lower Level Community Room
The library will be sponsoring a special event or craft session on these no-school days. Check website for details.

​Maker Mondays

Second Mondays from 3:30 - 6:00pm - check for room location
​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!

  • Sept 9 - Book Art
  • October 14 - Wearables
  • November 11 - Cardboard
  • December 9 - Circuits
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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Adult Coloring

Every fourth Wednesday at 6:00pm 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.

​Bird Watching Kits to Check Out

The library has bird watching kits available for check out.  Included in the kit are a backpack, binoculars, field guides, a checklist of common birds, and a journal for kids to make notes about what they saw. The backpacks are located in the children’s library.  Bird watching is a great hobby for kids (or anyone) to take up. It costs nothing, can last a lifetime, and you don’t have to go any farther than your own backyard!

Kinnickinnic Country

A book about River Falls in 1940s and '50s by Mark Wyman and Don Richards that begins where "Kinnickinnic Years" left off. Pick up a copy at the library for $15 or get a copy by mail.

Soup, Salad and Science
Kirby Symes Bacon Bash Dash
In the Gallery

SUmmer Reading

A Universe of Stories
June 10 - August 23
Youth - Adult

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August 27 - Sept 20
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River Falls Public Library


140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
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