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Author Abby Jimenez

On Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m., New York Times bestselling author, Food Network champion and founder of Nadia Cakes, Abby Jimenez, will virtually join the River Falls Public Library. Join to watch in the lower level community room or on the library facebook page or Youtube channel.

Chapter2Books will be at the event selling books.

10th annual tribute to John Lennon and the Beatles

Beatles fans of all ages are invited to enjoy the tenth annual Tribute to John Lennon and the Beatles at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at the River Falls Public Library’s lower level community room.

River Falls poet and musician Thomas R. Smith organizes this annual music performance and poetry reading to honor former Beatle John Lennon, whose death on Dec. 8, 1980 was a sad day for all those who loved his music.

The band consists of Smith and Doug Wilson guitars and vocals, Ken Thatcher on percussion, Chris TerMaat on piano, and vocals by a three-piece back-up chorus featuring Lucinda Plaisance, Krista Spieler and Kathy Ward. This is not a strict duplication of the Beatles sound but a folky, acoustic-based performance and singing along is not only welcomed but encouraged.

Special guests will include River Falls poet Thomas Hendrickson and Twin Cities poet Klecko.

Admission is free. COVID-19 safety precautions are in place and masks are required.

Holiday Open House

Join in the holiday spirit with live music, refreshments and craft kits at the River Falls Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 12-7:30 p.m.

The event will feature live music, refreshments, crafts, performances by the River Falls High School Costumed Carolers and the Winsome Hollow String Band, henna art, face painting, games with Fox Den Books and live reindeer.

Al & Mrs. Al’s Kettle Corn will be selling bags of kettle corn in the lobby from 3-7 p.m. for $6 per bag while supply lasts.

Part 4 of Genealogy 101: getting the most out of your sources

On Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m., the third part of the genealogy class will be held through the Hudson Area Public Library. This event is 18 plus and registration is requested. The class is virtual.


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