The Rochester Hills Public Library’s Volunteers are “Tea-riffic”!

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On Friday, April 17, the Rochester Hills Public Library held its annual volunteer luncheon to honor its volunteers. The event was held at Great Oaks Country Club and nearly 100 volunteers gathered to socialize with other volunteers, enjoy the delicious meal and listen to the soothing ambient music provided by Classic Winds Quintet. Library Director Christine Hage and Library Board President Douglas Tull both thanked the volunteers for all their hard work and dedication to the library. Ms. … [Read more...]

Exploring Foster Parenting and Adoption

With over 13,000 children in the foster care system, the State of Michigan is always in need of more loving foster and adoptive families to help provide temporary or permanent care for children. To bring awareness to National Foster Care Month in May, Erin Wright from Ennis Center for Children will present information for families, couples, and individuals who would like to learn more about the Child Welfare System in Michigan on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Library Week 2015

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This week, the Rochester Hills Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than warehouses for books. Instead, libraries and librarians are change agents within their communities – transforming lives through innovative educational resources and forward-thinking programming. Libraries are doing their part to … [Read more...]

Cristina to Perform at the Rochester Hills Public Library

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The Sunday Concert at the Rochester Hills Public Library on April 19th at 2 p.m. features vocalist, Cristina. Cristina presents a 'Voice and Piano Concerto,' performing hits from the Musical Theatre, and Broadway genres, a unique selection of musical works in French, Spanish, and Italian, and various works of contemporary European composers, including Award Winning Composers Rick Allison, Jason Robert Brown, and featuring a Special Tribute to the Legendary George Gershwin. Over the last ten … [Read more...]

Ladies of the Light Lecture Comes to the RHPL

They were women before their time, taking on the romantic, yet dangerous and physically demanding job of tending to the beacons that protected the shoreline. This topic will be discussed at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. In all, some 40 women have been identified who excelled in this profession over the years — dating back as early as the 1840s and as recent as present day. Nearly 70 images of keepers, their families and their lights make up this … [Read more...]

‘Stop The CrISIS’ Symposium

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit will host a seminar on ISIS and Islam at the Rochester Hills Public Library The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Metro Detroit wishes to educate the public on the differences between ISIS and Islam as well as offer solutions to the growing issue of youth radicalization on Monday, April 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m at the Rochester Hills Public Library. The program will be open to the public and will include presentations, speeches, and … [Read more...]

RHPL Takes a Closer Look at Radicals, Then and Now

Dr. Francis Shor, Emeritus History Professor, Wayne State University will discuss radicals of the past and now on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. What do past radicals say about their times and ours? Whether labor radicals of the early 20th century, political radicals of the mid-century, or student radicals of the '60s, all have challenged the status quo. Dr. Francis Shor will give an illustrated presentation that will examine what form their challenges took … [Read more...]

Lecture Explores Hemingway’s Time in Michigan

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Ernest Hemingway’s time spent in Michigan will be discussed on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hill’s Public Library. Since his birth in 1899, Ernest Hemingway spent seventeen summers in northern Michigan. Returning from ambulance service during the First World War, Hemingway spent two more summers in the Little Traverse Bay region—its forests and rivers inspiring some of his most celebrated short works of fiction. This is the subject of award-winning author John … [Read more...]

Library Construction Slightly Delayed, but Continues

First floor interior of the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library’s construction project will run longer than initially anticipated due to extremely cold temperatures this winter. “Originally we had planned on starting masonry work in mid-January, which would require temporary heating on the exterior of the building,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. Low temperatures in January were under 10 degrees and below zero in February. “It seemed like a waste of money to heat the outdoors, so we waited a few weeks … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Offers a Library Card for Every Child

The Rochester Hills Public Library has partnered with the Rochester Community School District to issue every child, K-12, a library card and expand the resources available to all students. “We want to make sure that all students have access to the wonderful services available through the public library,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “And the great news is that it’s all free of charge!” The Rochester Hills Public Library is committed to making 24/7 access to information … [Read more...]