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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 14 – 20

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.

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Retro Gaming Night

Friday, March 25 | 6 – 9 p.m. | Doors open at 5:45, doors close at 6:15
Join us for Retro Gaming Night! Play NES and SNES classics from the ‘80s and ‘90s on our Switch, and try our other retro gaming consoles. We’ll also host an Oregon Trail tournament, giant chess and capture the flag.
Registration is required.

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 14 | 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.

Maker Monday Drop-in
Monday, March 14 | 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
The Innovation Lab will be open all day for you to stop in and try our 3D printers, laser engravers, virtual reality, drones and more! You can even stay for a while to use our gaming systems.
No Registration is required.

Tech Help Appointments
Thursday, March 17 | 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.

Intro to At-Home Gardening
Tuesday, March 15 | 6 p.m. | Zoom
Starting your home garden will be a breeze after this program. Bring your questions, and get ready to learn some horticultural skills.
Registration is required.

Spice it Up! White Pepper
Wednesday, March, 16 | Open Hours | Adult Services Reference Desk – 2nd Floor
Patrons will be able to pick up a sample of the spice of the month, a description and history of the spice and 2-3 recipes to use the spice in. First come first serve. Limit 1 per person. Available at the Adult Reference desk.
No registration is required.

English Reading Practice
Thursday, March 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Zoom
Practice English by reading and discussing poems and short stories out loud. All levels of English language learners are welcome.
Registration is required. To join, email Jessie.Carpiaux@RacineLibrary.info.

3D Printing 101
Saturday, March 19 | 1 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor | Grades 4-12
Learn how to use a 3D printer to create something of your own! Open to kids grades 4 – 12.
Registration is required.

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 16 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 14 | 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.
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.

3D Printing Models
Wednesday, March 16 | 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.

Musical Storytime
Thursday, March 17 | 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 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.

Y.A.L.L: Minute to Win It
Monday,  March 14 | 4:30 p.m. | Lee Room – 1st Floor
Race against the clock in these fun party games! You’ll also find out information about how your ideas can help shape future library programs and events for teens at the library. If you’ve got thoughts, we want to hear from you.
No Registration is required.

Dungeons and Dragons Club
Thursday, March 17 | 6 p.m. | Zoom
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 library will supply all the materials you’ll need.
Registration is required.

Adults

Computer Basics: Windows 11
Tuesday, March 15 | 5 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor | Adults Only
Learn how to use the Windows operating system. No materials required — just stop in, and we’ll use the library’s computers to show you the ropes.
Registration is required.

Computer Basics: Windows 11
Saturday, March 19 | 2 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor | Adults Only
Learn how to use the Windows operating system. No materials required — just stop in, and we’ll use the library’s computers to show you the ropes.
Registration is required.

Adult Craft Time: Paint Night
Tuesday, March 15 | 6 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor | Adults Only
We’ll show you everything you need to make a beautiful painting to take home. Masks are required.
Registration is required.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Friday, March 18 | 12 p.m. | Adult Services – East Windows
Rachel Fernandez, from the Maeqtekuahkihkiw Metaemohsak, Inc., Woodland Women, presents on the missing and murdered Indigenous Women of the United States and Canada.
No 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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