The last session of the
Repair Café will be on
April 21, 2018
11 am—1:30 pm
Racine Public Library, 75 7th St.
Bring in your items needing repair
such as clothing, jewelry, small appliances, furniture, picture frames etc.for help from knowledgeable neighbors and experts.
Your cost? A voluntary donation.
We thank our sponsors (listed below) and the loyal volunteers who have run this program.
This American Life 1900 - Mary Sturges presented by Christine Brookes
May 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. more info
Meet Mary Delafield Sturges, survivor of the Great Chicago Fire, devoted wife and mother, philanthropist, and advocate for women. This first-person portrayal takes you back to the turn of the twentieth century as Mary recalls family anecdotes, describes life among Chicago's elite, and reminisces about the Fire, the World Columbian Exposition and more.
Who are the Friends of the Library?
Led by a volunteer board, the Friends are a group of local citizens who care about our public library. We contribute time, effort and resources to promote and support public library resources and community programs. By underwriting acquisitions and activities at and for the benefit of the Racine Public Library, we seek to help keep this community institution growing and teaching for generations to come.
In addition to providing material and moral support to the the mission and activities of the library, the Friends work as advocates for the library, as necessary.
Benefits of becoming a Friend
Your Friends membership helps raise money for the library, and, as a Friend, we'll keep you aware of up-coming legislation and other matters that may affect your public library. You can make a meaningful and long-lasting difference for your library through advocacy. Benefits include:
Shop The Lobby Book Sale
For more information about this ongoing fundraiser, see the Friends in Action page.
Want to Become More Involved?
We currently have opportunities for members of the Friends to help in a variety of capacities that require only a small amount of time. Please check out our Volunteer page for more information.
Support the Friends and the Racine Public Library
If you shop at Amazon.com, you can have a percentage of your spending donated to the Friends of the Racine Public Library. Go to Smile.Amazon.com and register as a supporter of the Friends of the Racine Public Library, Inc. Then, always start your shopping at Smile.Amazon.com. It's and easy and painless way to donate. Thanks!