River Falls Public Library Gallery

River Falls Public Library Gallery The Kleinpell Gallery champions visual literacy as an integral part of the library.
Exceptions to regular gallery hours occur during exhibit set-up and/or tear down and may fluctuate depending on the anticipated needs of our audiences. Additional weekday and Saturday/Sunday hours may vary based on staff and volunteer availability. To verify gallery hours go to www.riverfallspubliclibrary.org/gallery. Please call ahead to schedule field trips and group visits. Field trips: Monica LaVold 715-426-3484 Groups: Cole Zrostlik 715-426-3496
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The Kleinpell Gallery @ the River Falls Public Library is an integral part of the library and provides enriching cultural experiences that foster education, appreciation, and enjoyment for community members of all ages and abilities. Gallery exhibitions include demonstrations and displays that incorporate regional, national, and global experiences and culture. The Gallery celebrates local heritage and seeks to cultivate further understanding of contemporary global citizenship for all people.

Look a little bit cuter in your next Zoom meeting with these tips!
05/28/2020
How to Take Better Photos in Your Home (No Flash Needed)

Look a little bit cuter in your next Zoom meeting with these tips!

Photography is often seen as an outdoor hobby. Think of landscape photographers roaming through mountains and woods for a sunrise shot. But really, photography can be done anywhere. And indoors, at home is one of the best spots. Here’s how you can get started.

The The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present ART in PLACE: Social Distancing in the Studio, its fir...
05/26/2020
Sway

The The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present ART in PLACE: Social Distancing in the Studio, its first online exhibition, organized while the museum is temporarily closed. Illustrator and author Mo Willems co-organized the exhibition with Ellen Keiter, the Carle’s chief curator, inviting 21 picture book artists, isolated in studios around the world, to share their most recent works.

Be the first to see the exhibition! https://sway.office.com/4gm5EH94jhEswJ7z?ref=Link&utm_source=AIP+General&utm_campaign=2020_general_Art_in_Place&utm_medium=email

ART in PLACE: Social Distancing in the Studio

04/25/2020
RFPL Poetry Workshop with Daniel Ruefman: Part 2

Missed last week's virtual poetry workshops? Next meet-up is Monday at 3 pm. Missed yesterday's virtual poetry workshop? Next meet-up is Thursday at 3 pm.

Chronicling COVID: Purpose and Poetry with Dr. Daniel Ruefman, Associate Professor of English & Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Many people t...

River Falls Public Library
04/19/2020
River Falls Public Library

River Falls Public Library

You are going to LOVE these stories, recorded and shared by some of the coolest people you know. We're still looking for readers- record YOUR story ASAP!

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art just released a series of free online art courses. Whether you’re a creative seeking inspi...
04/16/2020
The Museum of Modern Art Online Courses | Coursera

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art just released a series of free online art courses. Whether you’re a creative seeking inspiration or you’re just running out of productive tasks to steer you away from social media, this is probably the kind of healthy distraction you need.

The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the ...

You've seen him before. He's the soft spoken guy painting happy clouds, mountains and trees in about twenty-six televisi...
04/09/2020
Bob Ross

You've seen him before. He's the soft spoken guy painting happy clouds, mountains and trees in about twenty-six television minutes. Watch Bob Ross in every episode of "The Joy of Painting" online.

The official YouTube channel of "The Joy of Painting" and Bob Ross. Watch and paint along with every episode of The Joy of Painting! Happy painting! You've s...

River Falls Community Arts Base - CAB has established an emergency fund for artists living and working in Pierce and St....
04/05/2020
Support Artist Emergency Fund on giveBIG St. Croix Valley

River Falls Community Arts Base - CAB has established an emergency fund for artists living and working in Pierce and St. Croix Counties. Donate or learn more about applying for support in the link.

Support CAB's COVID-19 emergency relief fund for local artists.

How can we help you at this time? Please let us know by taking our survey: https://forms.gle/CtMwd7fVGDkgs1nBA
03/31/2020

How can we help you at this time? Please let us know by taking our survey: https://forms.gle/CtMwd7fVGDkgs1nBA

Hello friends! Please tell us how we can help you at this time by taking our quick survey! In exchange for your time and assistance we are giving away digital hugs and high-fives (seriously)! Take the survey here: https://forms.gle/64zYk7ZrN974iWf66

City of River Falls
03/30/2020

City of River Falls

Stay safe ... vote absentee! The deadline to request a ballot at myvote.wi.gov is April 2. Your ballot must be received at City Hall by 8 p.m. on Election Day, April 7. Make your vote count while staying #safterathome. Questions? Call 715-425-0900. (Please share widely.) 🏠🏘🏣🇺🇸

For anyone wondering how to support their mental health at this time, this is a great guide from NAMI (National Alliance...
03/27/2020

For anyone wondering how to support their mental health at this time, this is a great guide from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

We had planned to host a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service poster exhibition throughout the month of ...
03/26/2020
SITES - Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

We had planned to host a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service poster exhibition throughout the month of March, "World War I: Lessons and Legacies," in the main level of the RFPL. In case you are curious, SITES has all of their poster exhibitions online and available for download, for free.

We had planned to host a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service poster exhibition throughout the month of ...
03/26/2020
SITES - Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

We had planned to host a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service poster exhibition throughout the month of March, "World War I: Lessons and Legacies," in the main level of the RFPL. In case you are curious, SITES has all of their poster exhibitions online and available for download, for free.

We have some really fun resources for artists up on the site now! Insider tip: take a look at the kids’ page- free acces...
03/25/2020

We have some really fun resources for artists up on the site now! Insider tip: take a look at the kids’ page- free access to the Creativebug app with your library card!

We have two new pages on our website with fun, educational, and creative resources for kids (https://tinyurl.com/t6glcy9) and adults (https://tinyurl.com/vtlzehs). Virtual tourism, math games, genealogy, and more!

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections...
03/25/2020
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources | MCN

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections...

Check our list (updated daily) to access to endless open content, educational resources for e-learning, and virtual retreats to art, culture, and history.

Your friends say hi! Hang in there everybody!
03/18/2020

Your friends say hi! Hang in there everybody!

The Big Fun Lab is open today (3.14 🥧) and Sunday (3/15). Thank you so much to our volunteers for staffing the space thi...
03/14/2020

The Big Fun Lab is open today (3.14 🥧) and Sunday (3/15). Thank you so much to our volunteers for staffing the space this weekend. Take care, wash your hands, and please stay home if you or your child are feeling unwell.

Hopefully these maker pics will make your day!

The Big Fun Lab is open this weekend! See you Saturday (3/7) from 10-4 and Sunday (3/8) from 1-4!
03/06/2020

The Big Fun Lab is open this weekend! See you Saturday (3/7) from 10-4 and Sunday (3/8) from 1-4!

New student art is up at City Hall! Thanks to River Falls Public Montessori Elementary for creating and sharing this exc...
03/05/2020

New student art is up at City Hall! Thanks to River Falls Public Montessori Elementary for creating and sharing this excellent work!

Party time is all the time in the Big Fun Lab. (Well, actually 9 am-8 pm Mondays and 9 am-5 pm Tuesdays through Fridays....
02/27/2020

Party time is all the time in the Big Fun Lab.

(Well, actually 9 am-8 pm Mondays and 9 am-5 pm Tuesdays through Fridays... 😁😁😁)

The Big Fun Lab is open this Saturday (2/22) from 10-4 and Sunday (2/23) from 1-4! Say hi to our awesome volunteers whil...
02/21/2020

The Big Fun Lab is open this Saturday (2/22) from 10-4 and Sunday (2/23) from 1-4! Say hi to our awesome volunteers while you are here!

The Big Fun Lab will be open from 10 am-1 pm tomorrow (2/15) and will be closed on Sunday. Also, there will be no Tuesda...
02/14/2020

The Big Fun Lab will be open from 10 am-1 pm tomorrow (2/15) and will be closed on Sunday. Also, there will be no Tuesday night playgroup next week (2/18). Have a fun weekend!

River Falls Public Library
02/08/2020

River Falls Public Library

The Big Fun Lab will be open on Saturday (2/8) from 10-4 and Sunday (2/9) from 1-4!

Maker Monday is coming up on 2/10- see you in the lower level from 3:30-6!

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02/01/2020

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Dads and grandpas came out today for our Dads & Donuts event in the Big Fun Lab!

The Big Fun Lab will be open on Saturday (2/1) from 10-4 (Dads & Donuts is on 2/1 from 10-noon!!) and Sunday (2/2) from ...
01/31/2020

The Big Fun Lab will be open on Saturday (2/1) from 10-4 (Dads & Donuts is on 2/1 from 10-noon!!) and Sunday (2/2) from 1-4.

While you're here, try one of our new games! These and others were purchased thanks to support from the AnnMarie Foundation. Learn more about the AnnMarie Foundation at annmariefoundation.org/.

#throwbackthursday That one time we turned the gallery into a really spacious break room. #emptygallery
01/30/2020

#throwbackthursday That one time we turned the gallery into a really spacious break room. #emptygallery

It’s been a fun week! Dads & Donuts is coming up next Saturday (2/1) from 10-noon!
01/25/2020

It’s been a fun week! Dads & Donuts is coming up next Saturday (2/1) from 10-noon!

01/24/2020

The Big Fun Lab is open 10-4 tomorrow (1/25) and 1-4 on Sunday (1/26)!

UPDATE: The Big Fun Lab will be closed Saturday (1/18) and open on Sunday (1/19) from 1-4. Drive safe everyone! The Big ...
01/17/2020

UPDATE: The Big Fun Lab will be closed Saturday (1/18) and open on Sunday (1/19) from 1-4. Drive safe everyone!

The Big Fun Lab had a great first week! We’re planning to be open tomorrow (1/18) from 10-4 (as long as the roads are good enough to get our volunteer to the library) AND Sunday (1/19) from 1-4. Please help our volunteers out as much as possible and thank them for their time!

Great first day in the Big Fun Lab!
01/13/2020

Great first day in the Big Fun Lab!

Thanks to David Babcock for taking these gorgeous photos last night! The Big Fun Lab officially opens on Monday (1/13). ...
01/10/2020

Thanks to David Babcock for taking these gorgeous photos last night! The Big Fun Lab officially opens on Monday (1/13). We'll be open from 9-8 on Mondays, and 9-5 Tuesdays-Fridays. We'll be open weekends too- follow River Falls Public Library Gallery for updated weekend hours.

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The City was honored to host representatives from the beautiful South Korean island of Jeju earlier this week. Make time to see "The Treasure Island" exhibit they brought with them at the Library Gallery through June 8.