Holiday Home Tour Returns December 9

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2018 Holiday Home Tour (HHT) is back in a big way and ready to go on Sunday December 9 from 12 noon- 5:00 p.m. This year, the showcase of five area homes, done up in high style for the holidays for all to see marks a return to a Sunday-in-December date (previously held in November). Taking part in this year’s event will be local homebuilder the Moceri Companies. The Moceri home will be in the firm’s burgeoning Oakland Twp. Greystone … [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...]

Friends of the Rochester Hills Library Fall Book Sale

How many books can you peruse? The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will give you a chance to at least try to set a personal best during the Friends Fall Used Book and Media Sale set for October 24-October 28. But be forewarned: Early is better. “We had an astonishing number of customers at the summer sale,” said sale chairperson Ann Gruenewald. “Hopefully, that will be the case this fall. “ The place to be is the Library’s second floor Used Media Hub at 500 Olde Towne Road … [Read more...]

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Store is Looking for Volunteers

Volunteers are “100 percent important because the store is totally run by volunteers,” said store manager Darlene Tomczyk. “Without them there are days the store has to close.” To fully staff the store - three persons per shift, 16 shifts a week - requires 48 workers. The schedules are flexible, which makes it convenient for folks who are looking to stay busy, help one of the areas institutional gems but don’t want a major time commitment. What are other advantages? “Meeting and making … [Read more...]

Summer Used Book and Media Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Summer Used Book and Media Sale – set for July 25 - 28 and Monday, July 30 – is looking to be a sound and sight spectacular. Sale chairperson Ann Gruenewald reports, “We have a huge number of CDs and DVDs this time.” The sale is at the library building at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. It will be located in the library’s second floor addition in the space dedicated to the Friends’ used media operation. There are … [Read more...]

Bookmobile Back on the Road

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is thrilled to announce that our “new” Community Bookmobile is on the road. Since January, the bookmobile has been off the road due to a faulty break system. But in March the RHPL bought and refurbished a used Bookmobile from Coschton, Ohio, that needed a little cosmetic work but is otherwise in great working condition, and as of May 9, the Bookmobile has resumed its journey around the Rochester Hills area. The Community Bookmobile has been a … [Read more...]

Friends of the Library Sale Features Quilting Books

Used Book and Media Sale The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library sale of used books and assorted other media on April 26-29 gives book-o-philes, game lovers, music and movie fans. At this edition of the sale, fans of quilts and quilting get a bonanza, thanks to a recent large donation of books on the subject. The sale takes place at the Friends’ second floor used book sale facility at the Library, 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. There’s always plenty to like for … [Read more...]

See How Newspapers are Made with a Tour from Your Friends at the Library

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library organization is sponsoring a tour of the Detroit News and Free Press Printing facility on Friday, May 18. Most everyone has read a newspaper at some point in their life. Have you ever wondered what the process is to produce that newspaper? This is your chance to find out. The printing facility is a 480,000 square foot, six-story building which originally opened in 1971, with several expansions since. It was considered one of the most … [Read more...]

Friends of the Library Host the Fall Used Book and Media Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will give you a chance to find inspiration during the Friends Fall Used Book and Media Sale set for October 25 – 29. The Friends coffers are filled with holiday books – including children’s books for Christmas and Hanukkah – cookbooks, decorating books and craft books. Therefore, whether you want to read or do, there’s something there for you. The place to be is the expanded facility on the Library’s second floor at 500 Olde Towne Road … [Read more...]

Friends of RHPL Holds Annual Meeting October 19

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library holds its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 19 in the multi-purpose room of the library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. The group helps the library through volunteer work and fundraising. The meeting is free and open to the public. The evening will include a pro-forma meeting which will include an introduction of Friends officers and board members, brief financial and operational reports and two presentations: The … [Read more...]