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River Falls Public Library

715-425-0905

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
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All in person Library Programs are cancelled while the library is closed


Virtual Programs

Defining Racism: How Race Shapes our Lives

Instructor: Cyndi Kernahan
Thursday, August 13 from 6-7pm on
the River Falls Public Library's Facebook live - no registration required
In this short talk, you will learn more about the complexities of racism, including new definitions that will help you to better understand the current moment. Time for questions and further resources for learning will be provided. Join the River Falls Public Library on Facebook Live with Cyndi Kernahan, Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls.  Cyndi is a Social Psychologist who specializes in the area of race, bias, and prejudice. She is also the author of Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor. 

Hidden History of Women's Ku Klux Klan in Wisconsin

Instructor: John Kinville
Thursday, September 10 from 6-7pm
on the River Falls Public Library's Facebook live - no registration required
In the xenophobic atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s, Ku Klux Klan activity spiked in Wisconsin and gave rise to Women's Klan no. 14, also known as the Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls. Against a national backdrop that saw the male and female Klan hurl its collective might into influencing presidential elections and federal legislation, quotidian matters often stole the attention of the Grey Eagles. Join River Falls Public Library on Facebook Live with John E. Kinville, author of The Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls: A Hidden History of a Women's Ku Klux in Wisconsin. 

Cynthia Ruchti: Hemmed in Hope

Instructor: Cynthia Ruchti
Thursday, October 8 from 6-7pm
on the River Falls Public Library's facebook live - no registration required
Award-winning Wisconsin author Cynthia Ruchti will discuss her novels, novellas, devotions, and non-fiction, and her speaking for women’s events and writers’ conferences. She's written and produced a daily radio broadcast for 33 years. She serves as PR Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers, is a board member of the Deliver Hope ministry, is part of her church worship team, and is a literary agent with Books & Such Literary Management. 

Kathleen Ernst: Writing at the Intersection of People, Places & the Past

Instructor: Kathleen Ernst
Thursday, November 12 from 6-7pm
on the River Falls Public Library's facebook live - no registration required
​Best-selling WLA Notable Wisconsin Author Kathleen Ernst will talk about her award-winning Chloe Ellefson mysteries for adults, American Girl mysteries for young readers, and American Civil War books for both. She spent 10 years as museum curator for Old World Wisconsin. She has won numerous honors, including an Emmy for educational TV, Edgar and Agatha mystery awards, and a Legacy Award for Excellence in Children's Literature.


Flipgrid Storytime

As a way to support at-home learning, early literacy, and community connection, we are creating a collection of guest storytime videos. We would love your help (and/or the help of your colleagues, friends, neighbors, and others)! Record a short story (up to 5 minutes) on Flipgrid, a free educational app for desktop or your smart phone. We will share your stories, moderate content, and collect responses. One really cool thing about Flipgrid: families can reply to your post with another video! 

Getting started: Connect to Flipgrid on your desktop computer (and record, too, if your computer has a webcam) with this web address: https://flipgrid.com/rfplstorytime, or download the Flipgrid app on your smartphone and use the code "rfplstorytime." Click on the green plus sign to record a short message after logging in with your Microsoft or Gmail email account. No account required to view others' videos!

Need help? 
https://help.flipgrid.com/hc/en-us  or Talk to a librarian

Flipgrid Video Chat Book Discussions for Adults

https://flipgrid.com/rfpladultbooktalks
Record, upload, view, react, and respond to each other through short videos using Flipgrid.
Getting started: Connect to Flipgrid on your desktop computer (and record, too, if your computer has a webcam) with this web address: 
https://flipgrid.com/rfpladultbooktalks, or download the Flipgrid app on your smartphone and use the code “rfpladultbooktalks.” Click on the green plus sign to record a short message after logging in with your Microsoft or Gmail email account. No account required to view others’ videos!
Need help? 
https://help.flipgrid.com/hc/en-us


    ​​​Ongoing - Cancelled until the library reopens

    ​​​Adult Coloring

    Cancelled for March & April 2020
    Every fourth Wednesday at 6:00pm usually 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.



    Covid-19 Information

    Curb-side pick-up is available.  Click here for more information.

    July 13, 2020
    The River Falls Public Library will be following the guidance of local officials when considering any changes to our current service level. There are no changes planned at this time. We will continue to provide curbside and virtual services only. 
    Read more.

    We are working on ways to help you connect with library resources and staff. 
    Click here to learn more.

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