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Summer Reading Program for Adults 2018


Summer reading isn’t just for kids! At the library, Summer Reading for Adults means finding great book suggestions, enjoying great events at your local library, and fun prizes for book lovers. The library will have a wide variety of programs this summer that will offer adults of all ages the opportunity to explore new interests, meet new people, and connect with the community. Don’t forget about the prizes! Stop into the library and fill out book review slips, play summer reading bingo, test your knowledge with one of the weekly activity sheets, have fun trying to figure out places and spaces in River Falls with the local landmarks scavenger hunt. It’s not only fun to participate in the programs for adults at the library it also pays to play. Show up to any of the adult programs and you can be entered to win fabulous prizes.

Book Club in a Bar

Join the library for the always popular Book Club in a Bar program.  Ages 21+

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (2017)
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Lazy River Bar & Grill, 185, 199 W Walnut St, River Falls, WI 54022

Orphans of the Carnival by Carol Birch (2016)
Date: July 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Broz Sports bar & Grill, 127 S Main St, River Falls, WI 54022

Montaigne in Barn Boots: an Amateur Ambles through Philosophy by Michael Perry (2017)
Date: August 21, 2018
Time: 6:30-7pm book discussion with Michael Perry, 7-9pm Michael Perry & the Long Beds
Location: Rush River Brewing Company, 990 Antler Ct, River Falls, WI 54022
Join the River Falls Public Library for a very special night of live music and stories with Michael Perry and his band, the Long Beds. Free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Rush River Brewing Company.

Book Discussion Groups for Adults

2nd Tuesday Book Discussion Group
May 8, (June, July & August will merge with Book Club in a Bar), September 11
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: West Wind Supper Club, 709 N Main St, River Falls, WI 54022

Books & Beans Book Discussion Group
May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Kinni View Deli, 127 N. Main St, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022

YA for Adults Book Discussion Group
May 16, (June, July & August will merge with Book Club in a Bar), September 19
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Junior’s Bar & Restaurant, Garden Room

Click here for more information about library book groups

Coloring for Adults

Dates: May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26
Time: 6-8 pm
Check calendar for meeting room location

Maker Mondays

​Creative, hands-on fun in our pop-up makerspace!
Dates: May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10

  • May 14 - Make circuits!
  • June 11- Make music!
  • July 9 - Tie dye and paper marbling (bring a plain, light-colored t-shirt).
  • August 13 - Awkward Art and Photography.
  • September 10 - Wood Burning and Wood Art

Time: 3:30-6pm
Location: River Falls Public Library, Lower Level Community Room

Cheeseheads - Tailgating and Outdoor Movie Night

Date: July 24, 2018
Time: 7 - 9:45pm
Location: River Falls Public Library, Outside
Join the River Falls Public Library and Cheesheads documentary (2015) filmmaker and writer, John Mitchell for tailgating, Q&A about the documentary and an outdoor screening of the film. Tailgate treats (cheese!), beverages, lawn games and prizes. Free fun for the whole family!  Bring your own lawn chair.  In case of rain, the film will be in the Lower Level Community Room.

Save the Date!

2018 Kirby Symes Memorial 5K/1 Mile Bacon Bash Dash

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Get ready to run like there’s bacon at the finish line! This year’s Foundation fundraising race for the River Falls Public Library will be a part of the 2018 Bacon Bash!!   Please contact Heather Johnson with questions, donations or to volunteer: 715-425-0905 ext. 660.

Wed, Feb 20 - The library is open.
Grades 4-5 & YA for Adults
​Book Groups are cancelled.