Rochester-opoly Now Available, Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season the places of Rochester will be spaces on a customized board game, Rochester-opoly. The game will feature all of the fun and memorable places in our community, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Oakland University, Rochester Hills Public Library and many more. The game was created by Lynne Vettraino, a local entrepreneur, after she was inspired by a similar game in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “While visiting my hometown, I saw a custom city-based ‘opoly’ game and was … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Concert Series

Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these amazing concerts with the Rochester Hills Public Library. Each person must be registered under his or her own library card and be a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. Registration is online. All adult programs are funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library. See the Schedule of Events on our website at www.RHPL.org. Gene-n-Tonics Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 … [Read more...]

Walk Like a Zombie in Downtown Rochester

For the first time the Rochester Hills Public Library is celebrating Halloween, the premier of The Walking Dead and all things spooky with a community Zombie Walk October 26 at 6:00 p.m. Participants are asked to dress like a zombie and take a short walk through downtown Rochester and the Paint Creek trail with library staff. Before the walk, free cider and donuts from the Paint Creek Cider Mill will be available. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume and an after party is being held at … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Bestows Beautification Award

Residents of the Clear Creek Subdivision enjoyed an exceptional entry display this summer, complete with an abundance of flowers, eye-catching boulders, stone walls and even a waterfall. It certainly caught the eyes of members of the Rochester Garden Club who awarded it the 2016 Beautification Award. This award is presented each year to a local business or public garden in the Rochester area with outstanding landscaping. The entry display was installed and maintained by Brian Szliter, … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is looking for New Members

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) is actively seeking new members. RJWC is a volunteer service organization which has been a part of the Rochester community for 60 years. RJWC is committed to supporting numerous area charities and non-profit organizations through hands-on volunteering as well as fund-raising. Since its inception, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has more than 1 million hours of community service and raised more than $910,000 to support the local community. The … [Read more...]

Seeking Volunteers to Serve at the Library

The Marines are always looking for a few good men and women. We can’t spell “Success” without U. Be all you can be. Those recruiting slogans might as well serve as the clarion call for the Friends Library Store at the Rochester Hills Public Library. The store is seeking volunteers to keep things humming at the facility located on the Library’s first floor at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Volunteers are “100 percent important because the store is totally run by volunteers,” … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Celebrates 60 Years in the Community

In 1956, 16 Rochester women; Robin Blanton, Joan Brann, Marilyn Brooks, Mary Burke, Mary Eberline, Peg Fetterly, Eveline Goble, Pat Henry, Ruth Herkless, Helen Mair, Kathy Crowe McAfee, Tommy Nirider, Gwen Ott, Ibbie Price, Leonore Talley and Katy Upton, came together to help the Rochester community be a better place to live. And, today, 60 years later, RJWC is still making a difference, fundraising and contributing to community betterment programs and organizations. The nonprofit, … [Read more...]

Eighth Grade Essay Contest

The American Association of University Woman, a woman's advocacy group, are hosting the essay contest Are you in the 8th grade? Have you been inspired by a woman in history or in your family? Write an essay telling about your experience and you could be the winner of the 13th Annual Rochester AAUW 8th Grade Essay Contest about "A Woman of Significance to Me." Prizes of $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners at the Rochester Community House on April … [Read more...]

February Youth Programs at the Rochester Hills Public Library

February Youth Programs at the Rochester Hills Public Library Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at Rochester Hills Public Library. All youth programs are funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library. Each child who registers for library programs must have his or her own library card and be a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. Registration is online. All registration begins one week prior to … [Read more...]

Songwriter’s Workshop with Beverly Meyer

Join area musician, Beverly Meyer, in the Multipurpose Room for a fun and informative songwriter’s workshop for teens, parents, and other adults interested in music and songwriting. This program is presented in collaboration with Neighborhood Child Care Center. Please register all teens and adults attending. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at Rochester Hills Public Library. All youth programs are funded by the Friends of the … [Read more...]