What's going on at the library for kids and teens
What's going on at the library for grown ups
march 8 - April 2
Telling Women's Stories
Check out all the great adult & youth book groups each month.
Click here for more information
February 1 - 28
The library will be accepting donations on behalf of Our Neighbors' Place. Food donations will go directly to students in the River Falls School District to share with their families, especially over spring break. This is not a Food for Fines event.
Our Neighbors' Place created and sustains the Backpack Program in River Falls. Through the Backpack Program, a bag filled with nutritious, kid-friendly food items from all the food groups can be picked up by a parent each week during the school year and from Our Neighbors’ Place’s Day Center, located at 122 West Johnson Street.
Families may join the program at any time throughout the school year. For more information about the Backpack Program, contact Our Neighbors' Place at (715) 426-9000 or the River Falls School District office at (715) 425-1800.
Third Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
In cooperation with River Falls Community Education, the Library is pleased to offer a science-focused public lecture series.
For complete program description and presenter biographies, click here.
Registration required at River Falls Community Education, select Adult Enrichment
Wednesday, February 27 at 4:00pm in the Main Level Meeting Room
All the waffles you can eat! Toppings galore! Come make your own waffle creation at the library.
For students in Grades 6-12.
Wednesday, March 6 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Rush River Brewery, 990 Antler Ct, River Falls, WI 54022
Join community members from the River Falls Public Library, the St. Croix River Association, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as we view and discuss Leopold’s life and work.
Event Co-hosts include the River Falls Public Library, Rush River Brewing, the St. Croix River Association, and UWRF’s Sustainability Faculty Fellows.
For more information, contact Dr. Greta Gaard, Coordinator of the Sustainability Faculty Fellows and the Sustainable Justice Minor at UWRF (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Library Lower Level Community Room
Thursday, April 4, 6:00pm Reception, 6:30pm Presentation
in the Lower Level Community Room
Dr. Cronon studies American environmental history and the history of the American West. His research seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the world around us. Co-sponsored by UW-River Falls.
More to come!
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30pm Discussion, 7:00pm Screening
in the Lower Level Community Room
I Am Evidence tells the story of four sexual assault survivors whose rape kits went untested for years, following them as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system. Co-sponsored by the River Falls Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Tuesday, April 9 ay 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
The focus of this program is to prepare seniors & their caregivers to plan how their digital accounts will be managed if they are no longer able take care of them. With so many online accounts (facebook, Amazon, email, banking, social security, IRAs, etc) seniors should think about who will manage those accounts and plan for future digital accounts or profiles (obituaries, Caringbridge, etc). Nancy Abrahamson, Dementia Care Specialist, St Croix County Aging and Disability Resource Center, will join us for the presentation to discuss how to recognize when someone is struggling with these issues due to onset of dementia or other medical conditions affecting cognition.
Featuring Station Eleven, a post-apocalyptic novel by Emily St. John Mandel.
Read the book, join the conversation!
Big Read Book Discussions
Stay tuned for more Big Read events throughout the St. Croix Valley!
Pick up some great deals on books
More to come!
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 email@example.com 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.
Wed, Feb 20 - The library is open.
Grades 4-5 & YA for Adults
Book Groups are cancelled.