Events & Programs

Fall River Public Library offers a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids. Check our calendar to see what's going on at the Fall River Public Library!

First Wednesday of Each Month
Next meeting: Wednesday, June 7, 6 pm

Craft Club

Dollhouse Rocking Chair

We will present a different craft for adults on the first Wednesday of each month. All materials are provided and the event is free. Space is limited, so registration is required. Visit the circulation desk or call 508-324-2700, ext. 2, to sign up.

Sign up for the next month begins the third week of each month.

This month's craft: Dollhouse rocking chair made from clothespins.

Tuesday, June 13, 6 pm

Mushroom Hunting in Massachusetts

Mushroom Hunting Foundation

Fungi are an often-overlooked part of nature, but seeking them out is perhaps the best hobby on Earth, combining fascinating science, outdoor adventure, and unbelievable food experiences. A topic like this requires professional guidance. With their slideshow of amazing all-local photography, Ryan and Emily Bouchard of The Mushroom Hunting Foundation will explain the science and the safety rules of mushroom hunting, and focus on the local mushrooms that are considered "safe for beginners" to identify and cook for themselves--which are also delicious, with flavors unlike anything you've tried.

About the Instructors: Ryan T. Bouchard is the author and photographer of the groundbreaking book Gourmet Mushrooms of the Northeast 2019.  Emily Bouchard also studies our local mushroom species (and wild plants as well), and creates new ways to make use of these special ingredients.  Together, they created The Mushroom Hunting Foundation, and have educated thousands of people about safely enjoying America’s incredible wild mushrooms.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Fall River Public Library.

Wednesday, June 21, 6 pm

Ken Gloss from Brattle Books: Talk on Old & Rare Books

Ken Gloss of Brattle Books

Ever wonder how much that family heirloom book is worth? Ken Gloss would know. Ken is the current proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop, founded in Boston in 1825. He is a past President of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America’s New England Chapter.

Appearing on numerous local and national television (including Antiques Roadshow) and radio programs, Ken is often featured talking about books and their values. He also has written many articles on appraising books, book collecting and selling. Ken will share his insights on book collecting and book values. Attendees are invited to bring an old or rare book for Ken to briefly appraise. You never know what treasures might be in your own attic!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Fall River Public Library.

Craft Series with Stephanie Enloe

The Friends of the Fall River Public Library received a grant to offer six arts and crafts workshops with local artist Stephanie Enloe of the Craftyish shop. This series is supported in part by a grant from the Fall River Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Look for more free events soon!
Thursday, June 22, 6 pm

Plant Pot People with Stephanie Enloe

Plant Pot People

Make a cute planter using decorated clay pots! This free workshop, led by Stephanie Enloe of Craftyish, will provide you with everything you need, including a plant, to make a one-of-a-kind creation.

All materials will be provided for this FREE workshop. Registration is required. To sign up. call the Circulation Desk at 508-324-2700, ext. 2, or for more information, email

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Fall River Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Mass Cultural Council


Orner Brothers Stories: Book Talk on Smahtguy and Still No Word From You

Other Worlds: Stephen King Tribute

A live exhibition dedicated to the works of Stephen King was presented at the library on September 14, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Watch the video for a taste of the spooky fun!

Please note that face coverings are now optional when visiting the library.

Check our Teens and Children's pages for events for kids and teens.

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