Library Events for Adults


November 1 - 21
​50 Years of Radio at WRFW

Library Events


140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm

Kinni Corridor Project
In the Gallery

Kinni Corridor

Fall 2018

Events for youth

What's going on at the library for kids and teens

Events For Adults

What's going on at the library for grown ups

Library Events for Youth

Current or Upcoming​​​​​​​

Library Books Group

Check out all the great adult & youth book groups each month.
Click here for more information

Halloween Party for Kids

Saturday, October 27 at 10:30am in the Lower Level Community Room
Games, crafts, costumes, music and dancing! Fun for kids!

Alice’s Ordinary People

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). 

Soup, Salad, and Science

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

​CSI Foodborne Illness Outbreaks: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
with Shawn Stevens

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.

The Mars Trip, What You Should Know Before You Book with Dr. John Shepherd

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?

Author Visits

Gary Porter
The Town Kid: Reflections of a Midwestern Boyhood

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​​​​​​​​

Jim Guhl
Eleven Miles to OshKosh

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.

Allen Eskins

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.


Open Watercolor Studio

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.

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!!!

  • October 8 - Adventures in Cardboard
  • November 12 - Go Wild with Emojis
  • December 10 - Creative DIY Gift-Making
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.   
Click here for more information.

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.