Programs

Upcoming Programs and Events at the Racine Public Library April 18-24

Here is a list of upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library.
Note: COVID-19 safety information for RPL can be found under programming information.

Library services and event registration

Week of April 18 to 24

Sign up for library programs in one of the following ways (unless otherwise specified):

  • Call 262-636-9217
  • Visit the Library at 75 7th Street Racine, WI
  • The Racine Municipal Library is open:
    • Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • By clicking on the button below, you will be redirected to the events page on the Racine Public Library website.

Library News

threshing
We are happy to share this threshing joins the offer of the Racine Public Library for users. hoopla is a platform where you can stream and access audiobooks, ebooks, comics, graphic novels, movies, tv episodes, music albums and BingePass, available in 10 different languages.

Spring Book Sale
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Early Access for Members — Thursday, April 21 | 10am-4pm
Open to the community — Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 | 10am-4pm
Shop from over 10,000 books, DVDs, CDs, artwork, toys and games in mint condition at a generous discount!

125th Anniversary Events
Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday April 23 | 10am-2pm | Library entrance
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Racine Public Library, the library is hosting an Earth Day cleanup! Stop at the library for light refreshments and supplies, including garbage bags, gloves, and tools. Then join us in sprucing up the library grounds, nearby garden beds, and lakeside. Weather permitting, we will also install a native plant garden in partnership with the Pike-Root River watershed.

All ages

Spice up! Ginger
Wednesday April 20 | Opening hours | Referral Desk – 2nd Floor, Adult Services
Stop by the reference desk to pick up a sample of the spice of the month, which includes a description and history of the spice and some recipes for using the spice. Spice kits are first come, first served and limited to one per person.
No registration is required.

chess club
Wednesday April 20 | 5:00 p.m. | Youth services – 1st floor
Join us for a chess club made easy! Jeffrey Garcia, member of the American Chess Federation, will teach you how to play or help you find an opponent. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome.
No registration is required.

Technical support appointment
Thursday April 21 | 1 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
Need help with your laptop, tablet or smartphone? The Racine Public Library technical team is here to help! Make an appointment and a member of the library team will help you, individually, with all your questions.
Registration is mandatory. Call 262-619-2560 to reserve your spot.

Spring poetry
Thursday April 21 | 6:00 p.m. | Zoom (Meeting ID: 851 1132 1823)
Learn more about the relationship between poetry and spring. How have poets depicted this season in their works over the years, and what could you borrow for your own practice?
No registration is required.

Kids

Craft time for you and me
Wednesday April 20 | 10:30 a.m.
Turn a pot or vase into a work of art. Just show up and we’ll give you everything you need to take home a decorated room. Supplies are limited.
No registration is required.

tweens

Basics of 3D printing
Wednesday April 20 | 5:00 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd floor | From 4th to 8th grade
If you could wish for one object, what would it be? Come and learn how to use 3D printers to make an object that you can take home.
No registration is required.

Teens

Minecraft Club
Saturday April 21 | 2 p.m. | Meet Google | From 4th to 12th grade
Minecrafters, we want to see what you got! Come hang out with us on the library’s Minecraft server. Depending on your play style, this server can focus on mini-games, competitions, massive city building and more. We look forward to welcoming you!
Registration is mandatory.

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons
Thursday April 14 | 6:00 p.m. | Virtual | From 6th to 12th grade
Participate in a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) campaign of your own creation! With the help of Dungeon Master Michael, teens in grades 6-12 will plan and lead their own D&D sessions. Just bring your ideas; the library will provide all the materials you will need.
Registration is mandatory.

Adults

American Red Cross blood drive
Tuesday April 19 | 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Blood donations are critically important, especially now. The state of Wisconsin is experiencing a severe blood shortage and may need your help.
To register for blood donation at the Racine Public Library: to visit RedCrossBlood.org and type 53403 in the search field.

Black Pointe Estates Lake Geneva Lost
Tuesday April 19 | 5:00 p.m. | Zoom
Chris Brookes of Black Point Estate will tell the stories of famous, but now missing, historic homes and buildings in the Lake Geneva region. Learn about lost structures such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Geneva Hotel and the Chicago and North Western Railway Depot, as well as the importance of continued historic preservation.
Registration is mandatory.

Finding Your True Power, a WWBIC event
Tuesday April 19 | 6:00 p.m. | Services for adults Windows facing the lake – 2nd floor
Be empowered! In this interactive training, Professor Ellen Hauser of Carthage College explains how to turn disempowerment into empowerment. Her expertise and reflective exercises will give you the knowledge, tools and techniques to “find your true power”.
No registration is required.

Community Viewing of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Talk at Parkside
Wednesday April 20 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Services for adults Windows facing the lake – 2nd floor
Join us for a live stream of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s presentation at UW Parkside, followed by a discussion from local leaders on racial justice issues.
No registration is required.

Rights and responsibilities of landlord and tenant
Wednesday April 20 | 6:00 p.m. | Zoom
Many Wisconsin residents live in rental housing. As a landlord or tenant, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities under Wisconsin law. The Wisconsin Consumer Protection Bureau will make sure you have all the information you need to navigate housing safely and legally.
Registration is mandatory.

The Long Talk Book Club
Thursday April 21 | 6:00 p.m. | Zoom
We are here for the long term. Starting with the “Wheel of Time” series, we’ll read epic fantasies together, one volume at a time. April’s book is the second book in the series: “The Great Hunt”.
Registration is mandatory.

Racine Public Library COVID-19 Information

  • The Racine Public Library is open for browsing, pickups, computer use, study room use, technical assistance, reference questions, and any other reason for which someone might want to visit the building.
  • The bookmobile operates according to its normal hours and is open for one party to navigate on board at a time.
  • The Racine Public Library and Bookmobile require everyone to wear masks indoors, and surgical-grade masks are available for customers who don’t have them.
  • The Racine Public Library building maintains the social distancing layout, so computer stations, desks, etc. are all spaced out to facilitate customer safety.
  • Hand sanitizer is also available throughout the building.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of our efforts to keep everyone safe.

About Racine Public Library

The mission of the Racine Public Library is to improve the lives of people in the Racine community by embracing community diversity, promoting inclusion, creating opportunity, and supporting the development of community literacy through the love of literature, learning and civic engagement. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, the library opened in 1897 and has served the community from its 75th Street location since 1958.


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