November 1 - 21
50 Years of Radio at WRFW
What's going on at the library for kids and teens
What's going on at the library for grown ups
Check out all the great adult & youth book groups each month.
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Saturday, October 27 at 10:30am in the Lower Level Community Room
Games, crafts, costumes, music and dancing! Fun for kids!
Monday, October 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).
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
Thursday, October 18 at 5:30pm in the Lower Level
Increasingly, more and more food products are making people sick. No food product, it seems, is immune. Learn about the mistakes food companies are making which are causing foodborne illness outbreaks, and the advanced tools that public health investigators are now using to solve them.
Thursday, November 15 at 5:30pm in the Lower Level
Learn about the science behind the great difficulties and dangers of sending humans on a journey to the planet Mars. Why this is way more costly and dangerous than going to the Moon?
Thursday, November 1 at 7pm in the Lower 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/.
Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Eleven Miles to OshKosh - 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.
Tuesday, December 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.
Mondays from 9:30-11:30am in the Storytime Room
There is space for six new participants. Must have watercolor experience and your own supplies.
Call the library at 715-425-0905 to register. Registration is limited to 6 with no waiting list.
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!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Click here for more information.
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!
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.