Check out all the great adult & youth book groups each month.
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Saturday, September 14 - Register or volunteer
Race Day Registration from 7:00am to 9:00am
Costume contest judging from 7:00am to 9:00am
Winners announced at the opening ceremony at approximately 10:15am
Tuesday, September 17 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
William Kent Krueger will be back to promote his newest book, a sequel to Ordinary Grace. Seating may be limited, first-come, first seated, no registration.
September 22 - 28
Celebrate your freedom to read and to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Monday, September 30 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Risking Light is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness. Created in River Falls by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson at her production company, Emergence Pictures.
Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
A fresh and contemporary look at a pivotal event in American history, telling the true story of how a pair of defiant and brilliant young activists took the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Co-sponsored by River Falls AAUW in celebration of 100 years since the passing of the 19th Amendment.
Monday, October 14 from 9am - 8pm in the Lower Level Community Room
No-tech and low-tech games for all ages all day long!
October 17 - 20
A four-day statewide celebration with events for all ages. Events TBA.
Thursday, October 24 at 7pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Reading from “The Lager Queen of Minnesota.” Books will be available for purchase at the event. Co-sponsored by Chapter2Books of Hudson.
Saturday, November 2 at 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Come in costume! Games, crafts, fun! For kids and families.
November 3 - 9
International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.
Thursday, November 7 from 5 - 7pm at Vagabond Arcade (136 Riverwalk Rd, River Falls, WI)
Leave your quarters at home! All ages
Monday, November 17 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room
“Using your scrap stash to make amazing quilts” with quilter/designer Nancy Pietrowiak.
Entries due Wednesday, December 4 by 7:45 pm
Details and rules coming soon.
Thursday, December 5 from 9am - 8pm
Stop in for treats, music, maker activities, games, and more! All ages.
December 9 -15
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students (and everyone) to take interest in computer science.
Thursday, December 12 at 2pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Are you ready for the unexpected? This one hour presentation especially for seniors & their loved ones will teach simple ways for older internet users to prepare personal online account information in case of a personal health emergency or memory loss. Nancy Abrahamson, Dementia Care Specialist, St. Croix County Aging and Disability Resource Center, will join us for the presentation.
Thursday, December 12 at 4pm in the Lower Level Community Room
For kids, teens, or adults who are interested in learning to write or understand basic computer coding. Bring your own laptop, Chromebook, or tablet and headphones if possible. Library staff will help you get started using CODE.ORG.
Saturday, December 14 from 10am - 4pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Artemis is a bridge simulation game where 2 to 11 players become the crew of a spaceship. The game is played by a group of people who are in the same room working together to battle enemy forces and save allied ships and star bases. All ages. Bring your own Windows laptop or use one of ours.
Tuesday, December 31 at 11am in the Lower Level Community Room
Ring in the New Year with games, crafts, and a countdown at noon - along with a balloon drop at noon! For kids and families.
Thursdays on September 12, October 10 & November 15 from 5:30-7:30pm
in the Lower Level Community Room
The River Falls Public Library, along with River Falls Community Education, is excited to continue this Thursday evening public lecture and Q&A series designed to focus on various science topics. Registration is required. Sign-up at RFLearns.org.
Monday, October 14 and November 4 at 10:30am in the Lower Level Community Room
The library will be sponsoring a special event or craft session on these no-school days. Check website for details.
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.
What's going on at the library for kids and teens
What's going on at the library for grown ups
August 27 - Sept 20
Tree House Magic