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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 April 4 – 10

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

New Seed Library!
Racine Public Library is excited to announce a new resource, a seed library! Developed in partnership with Foodwise Extension Racine, the new seed library will be available for browsing Friday, April 1. On Thursday, April 14th at 6 p.m. the library is hosting an opening reception Garden Storytime to commemorate the seed library.

Library Closed April 15
The Racine Public Library and the bookmobile will be closed on Friday, April 15 for Spring break. The library and the bookmobile will resume regular hours Saturday, April 16.

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

125th Anniversary Events
Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday, April 23 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The foyer of the library and outside
In celebration of the Racine Public Library’s 125th anniversary, the library is hosting an Earth Day cleanup! Stop by the library for supplies; garbage bags, gloves, tools and light refreshments. At this event we will be picking up trash surrounding the building, cleaning up the stairs and garden beds leading to the library and taking care of the lakefront. The library will also be installing a Native Plant Garden in partnership with the Pike-Root River Watershed. (Weather permitting)

All Ages

Intro to Home Gardening
Tuesday, April 5 | 6 p.m. | Zoom | Find the Zoom link at RacineLibrary.info
Starting your home garden will be a breeze after this program. Bring your questions, and get ready to learn some horticultural skills.
No registration required.

Tech Help Appointments
Thursday, April 7 | 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, April 5 | 10 a.m. | Facebook Live and Youth Services – 1st Floor
Join us as we read our favorite children’s books out loud.
No registration required.

Musical Storytime
Thursday, April 7 | 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 required.

Tweens

3D Printing Models
Wednesday, April 6 | 5 p.m.| Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor | Grades 4-8
What can you make with a 3D printer? The possibilities are endless. We’ll show you how to find and even make your own models to take home.
Registration is required.

Teens

Minecraft Club
Saturday, April 7 | 2 p.m. | Google Meet | Grades 4-12
Minecrafters, we want to see what you’ve got! Come hang out with us on the Racine Public 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.

The Writer’s Guild
Tuesday, April 5 | 4:30 p.m. | Lee Room | Ages 8-18
Are you always writing your next story or crafting a new poem? How about working on the lineart for your latest graphic novel? Want to take your school papers to the next level? This program is for all middle and high school students who want to talk shop, share their works in progress, hone their skills or just commiserate about the pain of writer’s block. Snacks are provided.
No registration required.

Anime and Manga Club
Saturday, April 9 | 1 p.m. | Lee Room | Teens
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.
No registration required.

Y.A.L.L: Bad Art Night
Monday, April 11 | 4:30 p.m. | Lee Room | Grades 4-12
It’s time to embrace your inner artist — the one who can barely draw a straight line. Together, we’ll create terrible portraits of yourself, your heroes, your fellow program attendees, and your dog; craft breathtaking statues from unconventional materials, and look on in horror at the results of our blind sculpting practice.
No registration 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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