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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 7 – 13

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

Library News

The library is excited to announce that as of March, programs and storytimes will meet in person! We’re excited to invite you back into the building for storytimes, speakers, book discussions and craft projects. The library’s other services continue to be available for in-person use during open hours.

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.

Graphic Courtesy of Racine Public Library

Who Gets to Vote: Book Giveaway of “The Soul of America”
Stop by for your copy of the bestselling book, “The Soul of America.” The books will be available first come, first served at the Racine Public Library reference desk on the second floor.

Sensory Room
The Racine Public Library’s sensory room is now open for use. The room can be booked for both children and adults. To make an appointment, please call the library at 262-636-9217, or stop by the first-floor youth services desk.

All Ages

Maker Monday Take-and-Make
Monday, March 7 | 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 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, March 8 | 10 a.m. | Youth Services – 1st Floor and Facebook Live
Join us as we read our favorite children’s books out loud.
No Registration is required.

STEAM Hora del cuento en español
Miércoles 9 de marzo | 11 am | 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

STEAM Storytime
Monday, March 7 | 10 a.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor | Kids
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.
Registration is required.

Musical Storytime
Thursday, March 10 | 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.

Craft Time for You and Me
Saturday, March 12 | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Youth Services – 1st Floor
Let’s decorate some tote bags! We’ll supply the bags and markers – all you have to bring is your creativity. Supplies are limited.
No Registration is required.

Teens

TBR or Not TBR
Wednesday, March 9 | 4 p.m. | Martin Room – 1st Floor, in Youth Services
There’s no reading assignment for this book club. Instead, just show up and tell us about what you’ve been reading lately! All books and genres are welcome – it’s a great way to find new reading recommendations without all the pressure.
No Registration is required.

Cars and Drones
Wednesday, March 9 | 4 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor | Grades 4-8
We’ll teach you how to program and pilot robotic cars and drones.
Registration is required.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, March 10 | 5 p.m. | Google Meet | Grades 4-12
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Saturday, March 12 | 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.

Anime and Manga Club
Saturday, March 12 | 1 p.m. | Lee Room – 1st Floor, in Atrium
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 is required.

Adults

iPad 101
Tuesday, March 8 | 5 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
Join us to learn the basics of using your iPad. Please bring your own device and any passwords related to it. In this class, we’ll cover how to download an app, install updates and navigate the device.
Registration is required.

Who Gets to Vote?
Wednesday, March 9 | 6 p.m. | Zoom
Join us virtually to learn about who can and cannot vote. We will be hearing from local community leaders on topics surrounding voting and various specific populations such as formerly incarcerated persons, college students, and elderly people in special care facilities.
Registration is required.

COVID-19 Library Information

  • 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.
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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