Upcoming Programs and Events at the Racine Public Library May 9-15

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 May 9 to May 15

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

2nd floor renovation
See what our Executive Director, Angela Zimmerman, wrote about our exciting construction project at the Racine Public Library: A letter from Angela Zimmerman, Executive Director.

Upcoming construction area
The renovation of the second floor of the library has begun! The next time you enter the library, you will notice shelves and items move to different parts of the library as we prepare to begin full construction. If you need help finding anything, our staff will be happy to help.

Construction is currently in the set-up phase, but work will be in full swing by May 20. In this first phase, we will build our brand new staircase, begin the new Lake Avenue entrance, and remodel the southeast corner of the second floor where our business center and flexible study spaces will emerge. During this first phase, the first floor bathrooms in our lobby will be inaccessible, so please plan to use the second floor bathrooms instead. For more information, visit

Closed May 13
The library and bookmobile will be closed on Friday, May 13 for a training day for all staff. We will return to the usual hours on Saturday, May 14.

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. To learn more, visit

All ages

Manufacturer Monday
Monday May 9 | 9am-7pm | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
The Innovation Lab will be open all day so you can stop by and try out our 3D printers, laser engravers, virtual reality, drones and more! You can even stay a while to use our gaming systems.
No registration is required.

Saving Sadie: How a dog no one wanted inspired the world
Thursday May 12 | 4 p.m. | Services for adults Window overlooking the lake – 2nd floor
Sadie delivers a strong anti-bullying message and reminds children and adults everywhere, “Think about what you can do, not what you can’t do, just like me!”
No registration is required.

Spring to Summer Literacy Festival
Saturday May 14 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Library Drive Circle and the Boss Lot
Stop by for story hours, games, information on summer camps and sports, student job opportunities, summer school registration and registration for the program. summer reading from the Racine public library.
No registration is required.

STEAM at Home Challenge 2022
From Saturday May 14 to Wednesday August 31
Complete STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) related tasks to deepen your knowledge and maybe win a prize! The more tasks you complete, the more tickets you earn for our raffle baskets. You could win a work-from-home computer bundle, a robotics bundle, or a Raspberry Pi kit.
No registration is required.


Storytimes will resume in June.


Minecraft Club
Thursday May 12 | 5:00 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 playstyle, this server can focus on minigames, competitions, massive city building and more. We look forward to welcoming you!
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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