Progress Continues on Rochester Hills Public Library Expansion

Ongoing construction at the RHPL. Photo credit: the Rochester Hills Library Facebook Page

Construction on a 6,600 square foot expansion of the Rochester Hills Public Library began in September and should be complete by the end of April. The main focus of the project is to make the drive-up window and return chutes easier to access. “The old design was difficult to use and people had a tendency to hit the building,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “The south edge of the building has been pulled out so customers will approach the service window in the same manner they … [Read more...]

Take a Peek Inside the Annual Holiday Home Tour

South Christian

It’s almost that time of year again. On Sunday, November 16, 2014 you will have the opportunity to six area homes, which will be decorated for the holidays. The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will be selling tour tickets for $25 per person. Kathy Dorn, this year’s home tour chairperson shared brief descriptions of the homes on this year’s tour. 2441 South Christian Hills Drive “This is the house that Al built, back in ‘79”, said Dorn. Al, of course, is still … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars for the must-see 2014 Holiday Home Tour

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s 2014 Holiday Home Tour is set for Sunday, Nov. 16. The Holiday Home Tour features six area homes, all highly and uniquely decorated for the upcoming festive season. Tour participants will see a wide-array of décor styles and several one-of-a-kind displays put together by the homeowners. All of them have volunteered to open their homes to let others peek at what usually only close friends and family see. It’s all to help raise funds for … [Read more...]

Editorial: National Friends of Libraries Week

Dear Editor, October 20-26, 2013, is the sixth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries week making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services. Our Friends group began in 1961 and over the course of the past 53 years they have donated over $2,000,000 to cover the costs of children’s programming, special collections, and equipment. They also provided the … [Read more...]

Take part in National Friends of Libraries Week at the RHPL!

Library store exterior shot

The Rochester Hills Public Library will be spending the entire week of October 20-26, 2013, celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the sixth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week according to a press release sent out. The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library were established in 1961and have raised several millions of dollars for the library to date. Currently over 800 community members contribute annually to the Friends and nearly 500 of these … [Read more...]

Special “The Man Who Never Was” presentation at the Friends of the RHPL Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will hold their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23 in the library’s Multipurpose Room. After the meeting, Rochester Library patrons are welcome to attend the presentation by Frank Cardimen on The Man Who Never Was, an Allied deception during WWII. Historian Frank Cardimen will discuss the World War II deception (Operation Mincemeat) by the British that convinced the Germans that the Allied Invasion to Europe would be … [Read more...]

Oakland County Pharmacists present Program on Over-the-Counter Drugs for Colds, Coughs, and Allergies

Cold season is getting ready to kick into high gear and with so many medicines lining the shelves; it’s hard to know the best options for treating your cold. And what medicine is safe to use for your baby’s stuffy nose? On Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m., Oakland County pharmacists will provide information about the benefits, risks, and safe use of over-the-counter (OTC) products for the prevention and treatment of coughs, colds, and allergies at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Learn … [Read more...]

Lyndon Johnson and American Power: A Film and Discussion Series with Professor Gregory Sumner

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Bill of 1964. In the film and during the discussion, Professor Greg Sumner will examine the life and legacy of its architect, Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, October 9 and Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. We will explore LBJ’s meteoric rise from West Texas poverty to the highest levels of power in Washington, and reflect on both the genius and the limits of uses of power. Dr. … [Read more...]

Explore the History and Legends of Spain at the RHPL

Experience the visual history and legends of Spain on Tuesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Al Eicher will give a lecture and visual presentation that begins with visiting historic sites in Madrid then on to Toledo to visit the Toledo Cathedral and San Domingo De Silos, where El Greco spent many years painting. Visit the country sides of Spain and see their agricultural resources and the windmills made popular by Don Quixote. The tour continues through the Sierra … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library construction to begin week of July 14

Temporary book return chute.

Construction on a 6,600-square foot expansion of the Rochester Hills Public Library will begin the week of July 14and should be compete in six months. The main focus of the project is to make the drive-up window and return chutes easier to access. “Currently you can return materials from your car, but this is difficult due to the number of 90-degree turns,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “In essence we will pull the south edge of the building out so you will approach the … [Read more...]