Former Secret Service Agent Presents at RHPL

On Thursday, December 13, the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes retired U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Rad W. Jones to speak about his experiences serving in the White House. Jones will discuss his involvement in security planning for political conventions, Presidential inaugurations and security advancement activities worldwide. He received a number of recognitions through his career including one for the apprehension of a person who attempted to burn themselves … [Read more...]

Winston Churchill as an Agent of Change at RHPL

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is proud to announce another event in partnership with Smart Towns on Tuesday, December 11. Oakland University Professor Frank Cardimen will stop in to discuss the life and success of iconic WWII figure Sir Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill was the greatest orator of his day, the greatest leader of the Second World War, the greatest statesman of his age, and the greatest Englishman of the twentieth century, perhaps of all time. The debt owed to … [Read more...]

Discover How One Michigan Train Inspired a Holiday Classic

This holiday season, the Rochester Hills Library is proud to offer a festive and informative look at the holiday classic, The Polar Express. Also the name and inspiration of one of the libraries largest annual events, this month the library welcomes Dean Pyers with the Stream Railroading Institute of Owosso on Tuesday, December 4, to talk about how one Michigan train helped inspire the timeless Christmas story. In his presentation Pyers will cover the history of the locomotive, a bit … [Read more...]

Donation to Rochester Hills Public Library Helps Annual Polar Express Cut Plastic Pollution

Registered attendees at Rochester Hills Public Library’s annual Polar Express celebration on December 7, will receive a reusable keep-sake water bottle donated when they pick up their pre-registered tickets for the event. The donation highlights the importance of reducing plastic waste while giving families a cherished keep-sake from the Polar Express event. “The plastic pollution crisis is undeniable, and as a library that strives each day to do better by our planet, we are grateful for … [Read more...]

TEDxLibraryWomen Set for December 1 in Rochester

Rochester Hills Public Library Partners with Chief Financial Credit Union to Host TEDxLibraryWomen Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) in partnership with Chief Financial Credit Union is proud to offer a day of informative TEDx talks with remarkable women who have shown up to make a difference in their communities Saturday, December 1. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m., with sessions starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments, snacks and lunch from Panera Bread will be provided. A surprise … [Read more...]

Shop for Unique Gifts at the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Quality Media Sale

It’ll fill the first floor hallway of the library (500 Olde Town, in downtown Rochester) November 29 - December 1. What’s for sale? Every year the Friends receive donations that are new or like-new; some still in the original shrink-wrap. These are saved for the Quality sale so folks have the opportunity to buy special gifts at very reasonable prices. As well as books, there will be DVDs, CDs, toys, games and miscellaneous items. Date and time details: Thursday, November 29, 6:00 – … [Read more...]

African Safaris and the Importance of Conservation at Rochester Hills Public Library

On Thursday, November 15, the Rochester Hills Public Library is set to take off an African Safari. Jay Ahmed, founder of KMX Global Travel and African safari specialist will be at the library to discuss how sustainable tourism companies in Africa are working with the local communities to protect their amazing ecosystems. The African safari is one of the most unique and exciting travel experiences, and a major economic driver in the region, but the large mammals that draw thousands of … [Read more...]

New Electronic Resource at Rochester Hills Public Library Promotes Life-Long Learning

Rochester Hills Public Library is proud to introduce Gale Courses, a new electronic resource designed to promote life-long learning. Gale Courses offers over 300 highly interactive, instructor lead, courses that users can take entirely online. A wide variety of courses are offered, from Adobe Photoshop, to project management, to learning Spanish, and photography. “Our focus this year on expanding our digital services has really resonated with the community,” said Adult Services Manager … [Read more...]

Friends of the Library Bowl for Books

Remember bowling as a kid, an adult or in a league? Remember how much fun it was sharing a day or night at the lanes with friends, family, or co-workers? The Friends “Bowling for Books” fundraiser will be held Friday, November 16 at Avon North Hill Lanes, 150 W. Tienken in Rochester Hills. For $20 per person, participants get two hours of bowling, two slices of pizza, unlimited pop/soda and water, bowling shoe rental, and of course, fun. Want to be there? Pre-registration and pre-pay … [Read more...]

Traverse 300 Years of Detroit History at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library is proud to welcome Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Society for his lecture, “Unique Street Names: The Man on the Street and the Women, Too” happening Tuesday, October 30. Stone will use everyday street signs to explore the 300 years of Detroit’s history, and the stories of the people whose legacies leave a lasting impact on our roadways. These streets, traversed by citizens every day, tell a story of several important figures in … [Read more...]