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The following is a list of the upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library:

Library News

  • To protect staff and program attendees, programming at the Racine Public Library will be virtual through February, with the exception of tech support programs (will be in person and limited to five participants per session).
    • The library is open to browsing, hold pickups, computer use, study room use, tech help, reference questions, and anything else someone might want to visit the building for.
    • The Bookmobile is operating under its normal hours and is open for one party to browse on-board at a time.
    • The library and Bookmobile require everyone to wear masks inside, and there are surgical-grade masks available to patrons who don’t have their own.
    • The library building is maintaining the social distancing layout, so computer stations, desks, etc. are all spaced to facilitate patron safety.
    • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building as well.
  • Winterfest is moving outdoors! Racine Public Library’s Winterfest* will now take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. A large heated tent will be put up in the circle of Library Drive for the event. At 11 a.m., Professor Claus Anderson — a specialist on Scandinavian culture from the University of Wisconsin — will give a presentation on the Danish quality of “hygge.”
    • Masks will be required inside the tent.
    • Join the library for:
      • short stories around the fire
      • take-and-make crafts
      • Captain Mike’s food truck
      • Ay Chihuahua coffee
      • games
      • chili samples
      • winter book sale

*Winterfest coincides with Downtown Racine Corporation’s 2nd Annual Chili Ice Walk. The Chili Ice Walk begins at noon, so make a day of exploring Downtown Racine, starting at 10 a.m. with our wonderful library!

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of our efforts to ensure everyone’s safety.

Library Services & Event Registration

Register for library programs in one of the following ways (unless noted otherwise):

All Ages

Tech Help Appointments
Thursday, Feb. 10 | 1 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
Need help with your laptop, tablet or smartphone? The Racine Public Library Tech Team is here to help! Make an appointment and a library team member will assist you, one-on-one, with any questions you might have.
Registration is required. **Call 262-619-2560 to reserve your spot.

Kids

Tales for Tots
Tuesday, Feb. 8 | 10 a.m. | Facebook Live and YouTube
Join us as we read our favorite children’s books out loud.

Musical Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 10 | 10 a.m. | YouTube
Join us for music, motion and fun as we read (and sing) some of the library’s most musical books.

Scratch 101
Saturday, Feb. 12 | 11 a.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
Coding is fun and easy — we’re bringing STEM to middle schoolers. Explore the world of coding by creating your own video game in the program Scratch.

Teens

Minecraft Club
Thursday, Feb. 10 | 5 p.m. | Google Meet | Grades 4-12
Minecrafters, we want to see what you’ve got! Come hang out with us on the library’s Minecraft server. Depending on your playstyle, this server can focus on minigames, competitions, building a massive city, and more. We can’t wait to host you!
Registration is required.

Anime and Manga Club
Saturday, Feb. 12 | 1 p.m. | Zoom
What anime have you been dying to show people? At anime and manga club, the remote is yours. Bring a recommendation for what we’ll watch today and tell us about what manga you’ve been reading lately.
Registration is required.

Adults

Create a Résumé
Tuesday, Feb. 8 | 5 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
We’ll walk you through how to build a strong résumé, whether this is your first résumé, or you just need a little polish.
Registration is required, and attendance will be limited.

Cutting the Cord
Wednesday, Feb. 9 | 11 a.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
Say goodbye to traditional cable service. This program runs through what you need to be able to use a streaming service instead of regular cable.
Registration is required, and attendance will be limited.

More about the Racine Public Library

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


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