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​​​​​​​​New Year's Digital Wellness

Thursday, January 6, 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Hands on workshop. ​Finding balance with your devices. In person, bring your device.
Link to Google Slides presentation

Author Gary Porter

Thursday, January 13 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel *
Author of Griff, My Life as Drake's Top Dog
The story of a lovable bulldog's time as the Drake University's live mascot.
Chapter2Books will be in the library selling books.

Dr. Mark Seeley - Sustainability Series: Climate Change and Sustainability, Pathways Ahead

Monday, January 31 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook or Youtube channel *
With Dr. Mark Seeley, Professor Emeritus, U of M, Extension climatologist/meteorologist.
Masks required. Limit of 50 people, sign up here.

Author Kristan Higgins

Thursday, February 10 at 6:30 pm - virtual only on the library facebook page or Youtube channel *
Kristan Higgins, author of Pack Up the Moon, a heartrending, beautiful, often humorous journey of romance and terminal illness.

Author Dr. Christopher Lehman

Thursday, February 17 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel *
Author of Slavery’s Reach: Southern Stakeholders in the North Star State Lehman is a St. Cloud State University professor.
His book examines the ways slaveholders invested in Minnesota communities.

Sustainability Series: Environmental Social and Governance Investing

Thursday, February 24 at 6pm virtual only on the library facebook page or Youtube channel *
With Heather Logelin of SCVF and the UW Divestment Coalition.

Digital Literacy and Data Privacy

Thursday, March 3 at 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Be safe and aware online. Hands on workshop. In person, bring your device.

Author Kate Moore

Thursday, March 24 at 6:30pm - virtual only on the library facebook page or Youtube channel *
Author of The Woman They Could Not Silence, a tale of a forgotten woman whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women’s rights.

Sustainability Series: Sustainable Landscaping

Thursday, March 31 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel *
With Diana Alfuth, UW-Ext Horticulture Educator

Peeps Diorama Contest

Entries accepted at the library from Monday, March 28 - Wednesday, March 30
Peeple's Choice Voting from Thursday, March 31 until Wednesday, April 6
On display until Saturday, April 16

Poetry Open Mic

Thursday, April 7 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel *
All ages are invited to share a poem.

Sustainability Series: Climate Anxiety

Thursday, April 21 at 6pm at UWRF, location to be announced
Speaker and topic to be announced

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 7 from 10am until 2pm

Author Victoria Houston

Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel *
​Victoria Houston, author of Loon Lake Mystery Series will discuss her latest book, Wolf Hollow.​

Winter/spring 2022 Programs

January - May 2022
​*Watch on the River Falls Public Library 
Facebook Live or Youtube channel

(Live streams will not appear on Facebook or Youtube until the scheduled time)

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MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS SERIES

ABCs: Avoiding Burnout & Cultivating Self-Care, 5 Session Series

Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room and virtually
February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9 and March 16

Explore tools for resilience, coping with stress, avoiding burnout and finding joy! Combines psychoeducation, discussion and self-care practices. We'll cultivate positive, constructive connections and maximize the synergy of these connections. Connecting with nature is a vital part of the self-care toolbox. Includes pre and post self-assessment.
Sign-up here

Intro to Mindfulness, 5 Session Series

Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or virtually
March 21, March 28, April 11, April 18 and April 25

​Mindfulness is a practice with ancient history and research proven benefits, such as reduction of stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms, and increased immune function and general health. The various types bring gentle awareness around daily patterns. Through self-discovery and curiosity, we will explore these tools and patterns. No experience necessary.
Sign-up here

Intro to Mindfulness in Nature, 4 Session Series

Mondays from 6:3 0- 7:30pm in person only, meet at the library
May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23
​Sensory-focused mindfulness activities combine with nature and environmental awareness and action. Classes are infused with stories and writings from indigenous cultures and environmentalists, past and present. We will connect with the beauty, power and fragility of nature in community, and take action to create a healthier and happier world.
Sign-up here

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