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The following is a list of the upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library.
Please note: COVID-19 safety information for RPL is below the programming information.

Library Services & Event Registration

Week of March 28 – April 3

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

  • Call 262-636-9217
  • Visit the library at 75 7th Street Racine, WI
  • The Racine Public Library is open:
    • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Clicking the button below will take you to the events page on the Racine Public Library’s website.

Library News

125th Anniversary Trivia Night Fundraiser
Saturday, March 26th | 7 p.m.
Adult Services Lake-Facing Windows – 2nd Floor
Help the Racine Public Library celebrate its 125th Anniversary!
Your ticket gets you a fun night of trivia, a catered dinner from Captain Mikes and one pint of beer or a glass of wine. The trivia questions will be professionally facilitated by American Pub Quiz and will focus on general knowledge and literature.
Single tickets are $30, and tables of 8 are priced at $200.
Registration is required.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale
Early access for members – Thursday, April 21 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open to the community – Friday & Saturday, April 22, 23 | 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Shop from more than 10,000 books, DVDs, CDs, art, toys and games in good condition at a generous discount!

All Ages

Maker Monday Take-and-Make
Monday, March 28 | Open Hours | Adult Services Reference Desk – 2nd Floor
Stop by for a take-and-make gift from the Racine Public Library’s digital services and innovation team. Kits are first come, first served.
No registration is required.

Tech Help Appointments
Thursday, March 31 | 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.

Backyard Chickens with Angie Molina
Thursday, March 31 | 6 p.m. | Adult Services – East Windows
Learn about the permits necessary to have chickens in Racine, how to get started with raising chickens, and the general care of backyard fowl.
No registration is required.

Climate Change and Militarism | Sponsored by March Forth to Earth Day
Friday, April 1 | 12 p.m. | Adult Services – East Windows
A call for bold and decisive actions to address the climate emergency.
No registration is required.

Kids

STEAM Storytime
Monday, March 28 | 10 a.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
Join us for a storytime that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. After the story, we’ll present an activity that kids can work on with their caretakers.
No registration is required.

Tales for Tots
Tuesday, March 29 | 10 a.m. | Facebook Live and Youth Services – 1st Floor
Join us as we read our favorite children’s books out loud.
No registration is required.

STEAM Hora del cuento en español
Miércoles 30 de marzo | 11 a.m. | Laboratorio de Innovación – 2do Piso | Edades 3-5
Únase a nosotros para una hora de cuentos que se centra en la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería, las artes y las matemáticas. Después de leer la historia, habrá una actividad para que el padre/tutor y su hijo trabajen juntos.
Se requiere registro.

Scratch Jr.
Wednesday, March 30 | 5 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
Coding is easy — we’ll show you! We’ll introduce you to coding using the software Scratch; no materials are required.
Registration is required.

Musical Storytime
Thursday, March 31 | 10 a.m. | Youth Services – 1st Floor
Join us for music, motion and fun as we read (and sing) some of the library’s most musical books.
No registration is required.

Teens

Minecraft Club
Saturday, March 31 | 2 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.

Dungeons and Dragons
Thursday, March 31 | 6 p.m. | Zoom | Grades 6-12
Participate in a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) campaign of your own creation! With help from Dungeon Master Michael, teens in grades six through 12 will plan and run their own D&D sessions. Just bring your ideas; the Racine Public Library will supply all the materials you’ll need.
Registration is required.

Adults

Internet Search Tools
Saturday, March 26 | 2 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
Do you ever struggle to find the results you’re looking for in internet searches? There are some tricks to phrasing your searches to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. We can help you learn the best search techniques possible!
No registration is required.

Cutting the Cord
Tuesday, March 29 | 5 p.m. | Innovation Lab
What is “cutting the cord,” and how do you do it? Let the Racine Public Library tell you everything you need to know about getting started with streaming services. Open to adults.
Registration is required.

Senior Scams
Wednesday, March 30 | 10 a.m. | Zoom
The Bureau of Consumer Protection will present information on the latest scams and frauds targeting seniors as well as provide tips for spotting these scams and keep you from becoming a victim.
Registration is required.

COVID-19 Library Information

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

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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