Hidden Talents–Talent Performance Rehearsal

Come to the Multipurpose Room and try out a variety of skills to find your hidden talent or share something you can already do! Then practice, practice, and practice, so you can perform it for everyone in the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Hid­den Talents Performance on Saturday, November 22. All talent show participants will earn a prize. Register all children attending. Online registration for Grades 3 and up begins November 3 at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and … [Read more...]

Hidden Talents – Talent Performance Rehearsal

Come to the Multipurpose Room and try out a variety of skills to find your hidden talent or share something you can already do! Then practice, practice, and practice, so you can perform it for everyone in the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Hid­den Talents Performance on Saturday, November 22. All talent show participants will earn a prize. Register all children attending. Online registration for Grades 3 and up begins November 3 at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and … [Read more...]

Free Play Saturday at the RHPL!

Join us in the Multipurpose Room for a fun-filled hour of play based learning for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents/caregivers will follow their child’s lead as they explore the materials provided while connecting with other families, interacting with the librarians, and getting information on early literacy programs at the library. Open to children ages 1 year to 5 years, registration for each session begins on Saturday, November 1 at 9 a.m. Register all children attending. Rochester … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s November 2014 member meeting will be held Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. The program will feature Joel Stone, Senior Curator for the Detroit Historical Society, who will present ‘Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s’ and discuss the auto industry, prohibition, rum running, organized crime and the emerging businesses in Detroit during that era. Raised in … [Read more...]

No-School-Super-Cool Matinee

Join us in the Multipurpose room on your day off from school for a matinee showing of the movie Frozen, rated G. Children must be accompanied by an adult, so please register all children and adults attending. Online registration began on October 6. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at 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, … [Read more...]

Editorial: National Friends of Libraries Week

Dear Editor, October 20-26, 2013, is the sixth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries week making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services. Our Friends group began in 1961 and over the course of the past 53 years they have donated over $2,000,000 to cover the costs of children’s programming, special collections, and equipment. They also provided the … [Read more...]

Lyndon Johnson and American Power: A Film and Discussion Series with Professor Gregory Sumner

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Bill of 1964. In the film and during the discussion, Professor Greg Sumner will examine the life and legacy of its architect, Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, October 9 and Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. We will explore LBJ’s meteoric rise from West Texas poverty to the highest levels of power in Washington, and reflect on both the genius and the limits of uses of power. Dr. … [Read more...]

Experience the ‘Haunted Lighthouses of Michigan’ at the RAHS October Meeting

Award-winning author Bruce Jenvey will be discussing his latest work, “Haunted Lighthouses of Michigan.”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s October 2014 member meeting will be held Thursday, October 2 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. The program will feature award-winning author Bruce Jenvey presenting Haunted Lighthouses of Michigan. Bruce was raised in rural Michigan and has had a lifelong interest in history, popular culture, and the paranormal. After earning a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State … [Read more...]

RHPL Youth Program – Books on the Big Screen: Divergent

Bring a picnic dinner and covered drinks and enjoy a movie selection that was originally a book. Children must be accompanied by an adult and registration opens Wednesday, August 20 at 9 a.m. Please register all children and adults attending. Program will be held in the Multipurpose Room. 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 … [Read more...]

RHPL Youth Program – Summer Reading Finale: Mad Science of Detroit Presents Spin, Pop, Boom!

You’ll be amazed as the Mad Scientist defies gravity and demonstrates science and chemistry that will delight the whole family. Summer reading grand prizes will be presented following the Mad Science event. Online registration begins Saturday, August 9 at 9 a.m. Please register all adults and children. This program is suitable for all ages and will be held in the West Entrance/Library Front Yard. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting … [Read more...]