Upcoming Programs at the Racine Public Library

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 Upcoming Programs at the Racine Public Library

These programs are held at 75 Seventh Street, Racine, unless stated otherwise.
Racine Public Library; 262.636.9217



September 2, 2017

11:00-4:00 | Youth Services

No registration is required, LEGO are provided. Children of all ages are invited to come and create with LEGOs. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the Youth Services Area. Questions or concerns please contact Rebecca Leannah at 262.636.9255 or rebecca.leannah@racinelibrary.info.



Racine, WI – The partnership of Coming Together Racine and the Racine Public Library invite the community to participate in a discussion about racism and race relations on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh Street, Racine, Wisconsin.  A member of Coming Together Racine will facilitate a discussion after the screening, based on the book “Hidden Figures.”
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
The mission of Coming Together Racine is to actively challenge and eliminate racism in the greater Racine community.  The vision of Coming Together Racine is to create a genuine inter-racial community where all people have equal voice and access to resources and opportunities.

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join Teens Reads, a monthly book club featuring games and activities that center around a genre or theme. September’s theme is School Drama, so look for a contemporary realistic fiction book set in a school. Find out more at www.youtube.com/user/RacineLibrary or contact Rachel at rachel.zuffa@racinelibrary.info. We’ll meet from 4:30-5:30 on September 25th in the Lee Room at Racine Public Library. Registration is required and open until September 18th. Please contact 262.636.9245 or visit www.racinelibrary.info to register.


Early Childhood Music by Lisa Friedrich

Lisa Friedrich is coming back on Monday, August 28th at 10:00 a.m., to perform interactive early childhood music program in the Youth Services Department. As we have experienced in the past, activities through songs and movements will delight young children and adults as well.


No registration is necessary. For more information or questions, call at 262-636-9245.


Lighting: Light up your Life (Take the Green Lifestyle Challenge series)

September 11, 2017, 6pm, Adult Services Department, East Windows

Kick off this monthly series with a demonstration of the effectiveness and savings of LED lighting. Which different lights belong throughout your house—inside, outside, dimmable, lamps, closets. Where to begin saving a third of your lighting costs. This is the low-hanging fruit to lower costs and lower carbon. From an expert in the field, Duane Henderson, CREE Incorporated. Free and open to the public. Each session is a stand-alone, but you can register for the series as a whole [to attend six of the eight programs] and receive a certificate of completion. Check back on our websites racinelibrary.info or greeninggreaterracine.weebly.com/ for information about each program and on registration for the series—including the opportunity to receive gifts and win prizes! For more information contact jessie.carpiaux@racinelibrary.info or call 262.619.2545.


Journey to Japan: Three Racine High School Students Reflect on Oiso, Japan

Racine Sister City Planning Council and Racine Public Library will present a program by three Racine high school students who were selected and traveled to Racine’s sister city, Oiso, Japan from July 19th to August 3rd, 2017.

This presentation will be held on Thursday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m., Atrium at the Racine Public Library. The students will show and talk about their unique and exciting two week stay in Oiso, and how this has influenced their thoughts and lives.

Registration is not required. Light refreshments is served.

For more information, contact Keiko Skow at 262.636.9245 or keiko.skow@racinelibrary.info.