Upcoming Programs and Events at the Racine Public Library

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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 21 – 27

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 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

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.
Registration is required.

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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.

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!

Who Gets to Vote:
Discussing Meacham’s “The Soul of America”
Wednesday, March 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Zoom
Join us virtually to discuss the book “The Soul of America: Battle for our Better Angels” by Jon Meacham. In it, the author helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
Registration is required.

All Ages

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!
Registration is required.

Maker Monday Take-and-Make
Monday, March 21 | 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 24 | 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

STEAM Storytime
Monday, March 21 | 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.

Tales for Tots
Tuesday, March 22 | 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 23 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.

Musical Storytime
Thursday, March 24 | 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.

We Love Gardening
Saturday, March 26 | 10:30 a.m. | Youth Services – 1st Floor
Children will learn about nutrition, foods, and gardening while we walk them through a simple craft.
No registration is required.

Tweens

Cars and Drones
Wednesday, March 23 | 5 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
We’ll teach you how to program and pilot robotic cars and drones.
No registration is required.

Teens

Minecraft Club
Saturday, March 24 | 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.

Teen Craft and Chat
Thursday, March 24 | 4 p.m. | Lee Room
Bring, draw or find button designs from our collection of magazines to create your own hand-made buttons! We’ve got small buttons, medium buttons, large buttons and weird buttons for your enjoyment.
No registration is required.

Adults

Internet Search Tools
Tuesday, March 22 | 2 p.m. | 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’s 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.

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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