Rochester Hills Public Library Names Allison Sartwell as New Adult Services Manager

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) announced the appointment of Allison Sartwell, to Adult Services Manager. Sartwell was most recently the teen librarian for RHPL. As manager, Sartwell succeeds, Jessica Parij, who accepted a position at the Canton Public Library as Head of Information Services. “There are few librarians with both the experience and reputation that Allison brings to the table,” said Director Christine Lind Hage. “She’s already brought invaluable guidance to our … [Read more...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library Sponsoring Comerica Park Tour May 30

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is sponsoring a tour of Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, on Thursday, May 30. All proceeds will benefit Library programs. The team moved to Comerica Park in 2000 and the tour provides a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the ballpark including the dugouts, the press box, the clubhouse, the Walk of Fame, and more. Tour participants will meet at Tiger Club lobby which is located near the corner of Witherell Street and … [Read more...]

Art Curator Brings Taiwanese Art to Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library Unveils New Art Exhibit The Rochester Hills Public Library will offer a new art exhibit featuring works from several talented Taiwanese artists from April 30 through May 2. The works of art have been featured around the world in an effort to connect Taiwanese art and culture to western societies. “It’s exciting for us to share the beauty of Taiwan with the Rochester community,” said International Art Curator Huan H. Su. “I have cooperated with many art … [Read more...]

Spring Used Book Sale at the Library

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will give you a great opportunity to add to your personal print and books-on- CD library during the Friends Spring Used Book Sale set for April 24-28. Sale chairperson Ann Gruenewald says there’s a large supply of books-on-CD featured at the April sale, due to donations and the library cycling out some of its CD holdings. The place to be is the Library’s second floor Used Book Hub at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown … [Read more...]

Dig Into Archaeological Discovery at Rochester Hills Public Library

On Wednesday, March 20, the Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes Archaeologist Dr. Jon W. Carroll from Oakland University to discuss his research projects from all around the world from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room; and is open to everyone with an RHPL library card. This program is geared toward adults but all ages are welcome. Register in advance at rhpl.org. Carroll will focus on new innovative technologies for anthropological and archaeological surveying, mapping and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Receives Donation to Revitalize Youth Room

Rochester Hills Public Library has an entirely reimagined youth area, with new Alice in Wonderland themed furniture, an elaborate 11 foot tall tree, and an updated Infant & Toddler Explore Area. The update was made possible by the generosity of new Rochester residents, former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda and his wife Doreen. “The support from the LaSordas is very meaningful,” said Library Director Christine Lind Hage. “The redesign provides a comfortable place for elementary aged children … [Read more...]

Wine, Wit & Wisdom 2019

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s sixth annual “Wine, Wit & Wisdom” fundraiser is set for Saturday April 13 Taking place at the Main Library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester, the evening provides a lively mix of sustenance and knowledge. The Friends group — the library’s primary volunteer non-profit support group — inaugurated the series in 2014 and it has grown in popularity each year. The evening’s agenda? Attendees get to partake of a buffet dinner, … [Read more...]

A Reluctant Traveler Goes to China

Welcome to Here: A Reluctant Traveler Goes to China On Tuesday, March 5, Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes self-proclaimed “reluctant-traveler” Nancy Solak to discuss her newly released travel memoir. Solak never planned on spending so much time in China, but when her son moved there to study and eventually married, those plans changed. Over the years she’s been to China and back several times, twice to visit her son and once on a five-week long trip with her son’s Chinese … [Read more...]

The Roots of Motown

The Rochester Hills Public Library Brings The Roots of Motown Historians Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert will be at the Rochester Hills Public Library (EHPL) on Thursday, February 28, to discuss the Roots of Motown. In this presentation, Bjorn and Gallert will dive into Detroit’s late 1940s music scene, with a special emphasis on “John R: The Street of Music.” John R was home to many clubs, hotels and other music sites, including the fables Flame Show Bar. Many of the musicians who worked on John … [Read more...]

The Beginnings of the Ford Empire at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library welcome Author Alan Naldrett to share the story of the very first days of the Ford Motor Company on Thursday, February 21. Naldrett will share the story of C. Harold Wills, Henry Ford’s very first employee and one of the unsung heroes of the auto world. Wills designed the Model T when he worked as Ford’s right-hand man. Later, he founded his own company to produce the legendary Wills Sainte Claire. “C. Harold Wills contributed so much to the world of … [Read more...]