January 4 - April 30, 2021
Join our Youth Librarian and friends for interactive storytime extravaganzas of books, songs, movement, activities and fun!
Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 6-7pm
Debut author and Soho Press book editor/associate publisher, Juliet Grames, grew up in a tight-knit Italian-American family. This novel, her first, is about Italian sisterhood & secrets, immigration & the American dream, family loyalty & betrayal, & one woman’s tenacious fight against her own fate. It is being published in the US, Canada, the Philippines, all over Europe; and in Spanish and Hebrew. It is already an ABA Indie Next Selection, a B&N Discover Great New Writers Selection, and a Library Reads Selection.
Monday, January 25 from 6-7pm
With Jonathan Overpeck, Ph.D - Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Thursday, January 28 from 6-7pm
With Angie Payden - Qualified Mindful Movement & Meditation Teacher
Thursday, February 4 from 6-7pm
With Mandela Barnes - Lt. Governor of Wisconsin
Thursday, February 11 from 6-7pm
Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson is a Senior Research Associate in Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at UW Madison, an author, a dyslexia consultant, and serves on the Board of Directors with the International Dyslexia Association.
Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6-7pm
With Morgan Miller, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor Western Wisconsin Health
Thursday, February 25 from 6-7pm
Tran's mission is to inspire people to transform, to step out of the shadow of fear, regret, and resentment to live a life full of passion and purpose. Her book, I Did Not Miss the Boat: Memoir of a Vietnam Hoa Refugee, speaks to the experience of first-generation immigrants and refugees, and what it was like to rebuild their lives in a foreign land.
Thursday, March 11 from 6-7pm
Chiaverini's book, Resistance Women, is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.
Thursday, March 18 from 6-7pm
Jacobson is a professional canoe guide and outfitter, a wilderness canoeing and camping consultant and the author of over a dozen top-selling books on camping and canoeing.
Thursday, March 25 from 6-7pm
Tia Nelson (daugher of Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day) is the managing director of the climate program at the Outrider Foundation in Madison, WI.
Thursday, April 8 from 6-7pm
Eskens' book, Nothing More Dangerous, draws stark lines of race and class that both bind and divide.
Wednesday, April 21 from 6-7pm
With Terry L. Root, Nobel Peace Prize (IPCC Member) Recipient, Professor Emerita at Stanford University
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
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
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.
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.
Self directed programs - Diverse Stories, Mindfulness, Fall into Reading, 1K Books B4 K