Upcoming programs and events at the Racine Public Library from April 25 to May 1

Here is a list of upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library.
Note: COVID-19 safety information for RPL can be found under programming information.

Library services and event registration

Week of April 25 to May 1

Sign up for library programs in one of the following ways (unless otherwise specified):

  • Call 262-636-9217
  • Visit the Library at 75 7th Street Racine, WI
  • The Racine Municipal Library is open:
    • Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Click the button below to go to the events page on the Racine Public Library website.

Library News

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Spring Book Sale
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Early Access for Members — Thursday, April 21 | 10am-4pm
Open to the community — Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 | 10am-4pm
Shop from over 10,000 books, DVDs, CDs, artwork, toys and games in mint condition at a generous discount!

125th Anniversary Events
Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday April 23 | 10am-2pm | Library entrance
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Racine Public Library, the library is hosting an Earth Day cleanup! Stop at the library for light refreshments and supplies, including garbage bags, gloves, and tools. Then join us in sprucing up the library grounds, nearby garden beds, and lakeside. Weather permitting, we will also install a native plant garden in partnership with the Pike-Root River watershed.

All ages

Technical support appointment
Thursday April 28 | 1 p.m. | Innovation Lab – 2nd Floor
Need help with your laptop, tablet or smartphone? The Racine Public Library technical team is here to help! Make an appointment and a member of the library team will help you, individually, with all your questions.
Registration is mandatory. Call 262-619-2560 to reserve your spot.


Storytimes will resume the first week of May.


Minecraft club
Thursday April 28 | 2 p.m. | Meet Google | From 4th to 12th grade
Minecrafters, we want to see what you got! Come hang out with us on the library’s Minecraft server. Depending on your play style, this server can focus on mini-games, competitions, massive city building and more. We look forward to welcoming you!
Registration is mandatory.

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons
Thursday April 28 | 6:00 p.m. | Virtual | From 6th to 12th grade
Participate in a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) campaign of your own creation! With the help of Dungeon Master Michael, teens in grades 6-12 will plan and lead their own D&D sessions. Just bring your ideas; the library will provide all the materials you will need.
Registration is mandatory.

Crafts and chat for teens
Thursday April 28 | 4 p.m. | Lee Room | From 6th to 12th grade
We bet your wardrobe needs more weird and wild jewelry. Come hang out with us and create your own goldfish in a jar necklace!
No registration is required.


Adult Crafts: Bird Feeders
Monday April 25 | 6:00 p.m. | Innovation Lab | Only adults
Decorate and paint your own bird feeder to get ready for spring! All supplies will be provided.
Registration is mandatory.

Anette Isaacs presents “Between Normalcy and Terror: Daily Life in Nazi Germany”
Wednesday April 27 | 6:00 p.m. | Zoom
Born and raised in Germany, Anette Isaacs holds a master’s degree in American studies, political science and history. She will use her in-depth knowledge of her home country’s history to talk about the role of government surveillance and brutality, but also to explore what everyday life was like for ordinary citizens in 1930s Germany. Looking at history through education, employment and cultural expression, she will show how the German people oscillated between normality and terror and how the Nazis managed to turn Germany into a brutal and horrific dictatorship. .
Registration is mandatory.

Author Discussions: Candace Sanchez Reads “Unspoken”
Thursday April 28 | 6:00 p.m. | Services for adults Windows facing the lake – 2nd floor
Candace Sanchez, author of “Unspoken,” will read an excerpt from her book. After the reading, BeLEAF Survivors will present the 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month awards, then host a speaking engagement for attendees.
No registration is required.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Thursday, April 28 | 6:00 p.m. | Atrio – Primer Piso
Virginia Zerpa of the Asociación de Alzheimer hablará sobre la atención y los recursos para las personas con Alzheimer o demencia.

Racine Public Library COVID-19 Information

  • The Racine Public Library is open for browsing, pickups, computer use, study room use, technical assistance, reference questions, and any other reason for which someone might want to visit the building.
  • The bookmobile operates according to its normal hours and is open for one party to navigate on board at a time.
  • The Racine Public Library and Bookmobile require everyone to wear masks indoors, and surgical-grade masks are available for customers who don’t have them.
  • The Racine Public Library building maintains the social distancing layout, so computer stations, desks, etc. are all spaced out to facilitate customer safety.
  • Hand sanitizer is also available throughout the building.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of our efforts to keep everyone safe.

About Racine Public Library

The mission of the Racine Public Library is to improve the lives of people in the Racine community by embracing community diversity, promoting inclusion, creating opportunity, and supporting the development of community literacy through the love of literature, learning and civic engagement. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, the library opened in 1897 and has served the community from its 75th Street location since 1958.

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