Lego Time!

Register all children and adults attending. Build and create spectacular Lego structures. Cooperative building may be required, depending on availability of bases and blocks. Online registration begins Tuesday, April 15. 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. Confirmation numbers are required at the door. All youth programs are funded by the Friends of the … [Read more...]

Dinner and Discussion: A family book club

Best suited to families with elementary and middle school students, but all ages are welcome. Register all children and adults attending. Join us for pizza, lively discussion and activities based on a different theme each month. See events calendar for monthly themes, read a book as a family, and then come prepared to tell us about it. Registration opens Thursday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m. Each child who registers for library programs must have his or her own library card and be a resident of … [Read more...]

Springtime Fun!

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Did you catch a glimpse of spring earlier this week? It was so nice to splash around outside. Even though the time change has wreaked havoc on many little one's sleeping habits, we are really enjoying the added daylight hours at the end of the day. I figure if I keep myself busy over the next several weeks then I won't be so consumed with our crazy weather. There are a lot of different things going so make sure you get involved in our wonderful community. I compiled a list of a few fun … [Read more...]

Work on RHPL terrazzo stairs continues

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The installation of terrazzo on the Rochester Hills Public Library’s main staircase should be complete by Friday, March 7th. While the construction work is done, the public will be required to use the elevator to get to the second floor. “Library visitors have been comfortable using the elevator to get to the second floor,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. Ginger Olson, who manages the checkout desk at the library said, “There certainly is more noise, but the project is very … [Read more...]

RAHS March meeting to feature Dr. Charles K. Hyde

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The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s March 2014 meeting will feature Dr. Charles K. Hyde, who will share and discuss information about the many products auto companies made for the war effort in the 1940s, but that were and still are quite unknown. The topic was the focus of his book,  Arsenal of Democracy. Charles K. Hyde earned his Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Massachusetts in 1966 and his Ph.D. in Economic History from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. In … [Read more...]

Author of ‘I Will Never Forget’ to speak at the Rochester Hills Public Library

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Elaine Pereira will her discuss her book I Will Never Forget on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. I Will Never Forget is the powerful true story of author Elaine Pereira’s talented mother’s extraordinary journey through dementia. Through superb stories from Elaine’s childhood, including her controversial name, tales of smokin’ dragons and the feisty teenage years, Betty Ward’s wonderful character is revealed. Over time, as their relationship … [Read more...]

Detroit News Columnist Brian J. O’Connor to Speak at the Rochester Hills Public Library

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Detroit News Columnist Brian J. O’Connor will discuss his book “The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget  Without  Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese" on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Middle-class incomes are stretched more than ever. Feeling the strain himself, personal finance columnist Brian O’Connor decided to put his own family’s spending to the test. He began a ten-week experiment to see if his family could … [Read more...]

Rochester Library begins work on terrazzo stairs

Starting on Wednesday, February 19 installation of terrazzo on the Rochester Hills Public Library’s main staircase will begin. The project should be complete by Friday, March 7.  While the construction work is done, the public will be required to use the elevator to get to the second floor. “We’ve had carpet on the stairs for the past 22 years and have had to replace it every 5 years or so,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “With about 2,200 people per day visiting the … [Read more...]

Preschool Fair at the RHPL

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I know the holidays just ended and if you’re like me then you’re still corralling random Christmas decorations to be taken back out to the garage. Well, I hate to say it but you’ve got another task as well. It’s time to start thinking about preschool for next fall. Crazy, huh? Luckily, The Rochester Hills Public Library is hosting their annual Preschool Fair on Saturday, February 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. You don’t need to register. Just show up, (without children, please) with a list of … [Read more...]

Register for Wine, Wit, & Wisdom at the RHPL

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Registration is now open for the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Wine, Wit & Wisdom fundraiser which will take place on Saturday, March 8 at the library. Tickets are $45 per person and are available at the library. The event will run between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and attendees will hear two great talks, enjoy wine, craft beers, appetizers and dessert. “The event will be based on the popular TED Talks (www.ted.com) and each speaker will repeat their talk once” said … [Read more...]