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Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program

​​​​Adults

​​​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.
Click here for more information.

​Jerry Apps, author of Meet Me On the Midway

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

Alex Chambers-Ozasky - Late Summer Bach

Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30pm
6:30 - 7:00pm Reception with coffee, tea and cookies
7:00 Performance

Alex Chambers-Ozasky is the Assistant Principal cellist of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and an associate member with the Madison Symphony and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Alex earned his Master's at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as cellist of the Graduate Hunt String Quartet, giving dozens of outreach concerts with the group each year and performing regularly in the Madison area. Alex is currently earning his doctorate in cello performance at the University of Toronto, where he studies with Joseph Johnson, Principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony.​

Sustainability: What's Wrong With My Tree?

Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
or on the library
Facebook page or YouTube channel
Presented by Richard Hauer, Professor of Forestry at UW-Stevens Point
​Hauer teaches courses in urban forestry, nursery management, woody plants, dendrology, and introduction to forestry. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, M.S. from the University of Illinois, and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Rich conducts research with an urban forest application through tree biology, tree diversity, urban forest management, emerald ash borer management, trees and construction, tree risk management, and ice storms. He received the L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research from the International Society of Arboriculture and UW-System Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching. He has published over 180 publications and presented over 440 talks throughout the world. Dr. Hauer is also an Associate Editor of the Journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greenspaces.

William Kent Krueger

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

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

In-person seating will be limited.
Register here

​Alcohol Ink Painting with Peg Malanaphy

Wednesday, September 7 at 6pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
A fluid painting technique enhanced by adding isopropyl alcohol to ink.
Limited of 20, must register online,
register here

Identity Theft Prevention Seminar

Thursday, September 8 at 10am or 2pm
in the Lower Level Community Room

With Katie Galloway, Associated Bank, Ellsworth

St Croix County Traveling Book Club

Book: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
Date: Thursday, September 15
​Time : 6pm dinner, 6:30pm discussion

Location: Junior's Restaurant and Tap House, 414 S Main St
Hosted by River Falls Public Library

Shibori Resist and Indigo Dye Workshop

Wednesday, September 21 and 28 at 6pm in the Lower Level
The Japanese art of binding and folding fabric in different patterns before dyeing with Indigo. Two part series, must attend both sessions. Former participants welcome to attend again.
Limited spots, must register online,
register here

River Falls High School Acapella Choir

Thursday, September 22 at 6:30pm​ outside weather permitting

Writing for Mental Health with Eric Anderson

Thursday, October 6 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level
or on the library
Facebook page or YouTube channel

Eric Anderson, author of, Don't Stop Dancing: My story of tragedy, loss, addiction, and darkness, and the discovery that healed my soul. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Virtual Author - C.K. (Carol) Crigger, author of Ault's Heir

Thursday, October 13 at 6:30pm virtual only
on the library
Facebook page or YouTube channel

Frontier / Western genre writer and a Spur Award winner.

Annie Murphy Paul, author of The Extended Mind

Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm at UWRF River View Ballroom
A UWRF campus and River Falls community read as part of the inauguration of Dr. Maria Gallo, Chancellor of UWRF. 
Annie Murphy Paul will be interviewed by Cathy Wurzer, a UWRF alum and Minnesota Public Radio journalist.

If you would like to receive a free copy of the book and invitations to campus Zoom discussions (Fridays from 12-1pm on September 16 and 30 and October 14) or attend the in person event, register here.

Deadline is Friday, September 2.
​Questions? Contact Cyndi Kernahan at cynthia.kernahan@uwrf.edu

Book Sale

Monday, October 31 until Saturday,  November 19 in the Library Main Lobby
$.25 per item suggested donation

Autumn Open Mic Poetry

Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
or on the library
Facebook page or YouTube channel

Everyone welcome to share a poem.

Winter Solstice Community Sing

Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30pm
Meet in the library lower level for an outside (weather permitting) singing event lead by Katherine Grant. Dress for the weather. Refreshments will be served.

    Youth​

    Build Your Own Computer for Teens
    • Build your own Linux computer for Middle School
      (kids going into Gr 6-8)
      Thursday, August 11 from 2-4pm in the Lower Level
      Registration closed, class and waiting list full

    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, USB wi-fi adapter, and monitor to use at home.

    Limit of 5 per class with a short waiting list.
    Registration starts on July 18.

    Grow to Share Community Garden Days

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

    ​Meet at Hoffman Park Community garden to listen to stories, learn about gardening and get some hands on learning experience as you work in the garden.

    • Thursday, Aug 25

    Fall Storytime

    ​Little Learner's Lap-Sit in Storytime Room

    Mondays at 10:30am
    September 12 - November 14

    Recommended for ages 6-24 m
    onths.
    No registration required.

    Family Storytime

    Thursdays at 10:30am
    September 15 - November 17
    Preschool aged children and their caregivers.
    Listen to stories, sing, and dance together.
    No registration required.

    Activities

    Explore Mondays for K - grade 5

    Mondays from 4-5pm
    September 12 - December 19

    Different activities and materials supplied for exploration each week.

    • LEGOs
      Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12
    • Coloring and Puzzles
      Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
    • Board Games
      Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 28
    • Planned Craft Activity
      Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5

    Teen Thursdays - for youth in grades 6-12

    Thursdays from 4 - 5pm
    September 8 - December 22

    • TBD
      Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
    • Planned Craft Activity
      Sept 15, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8
    • Board Games
      Sept 22, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15
    • Coloring and Puzzles
      Sept 29, Oct 27, Dec 22

    Book Groups

    Tuesdays from 4-5pm
    September - December

    Read a new book every month. Meet up for discussion, snacks and an activity. Pick up your books starting on Sept 6.

    Each group will choose their own book group names.

    • Grades 1-3
      Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6
    • Grades 4-6
      Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
    • Grades 7-9
      Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20
    • Grades 10-12
      ​Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22


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    715-425-0905

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