Dear Crabby, Where’s the Best Cider Mill in Southeast Michigan?

Dear Crabby, Now that fall sorta feels like it’s here, I was wondering if you have a favorite cider mill you could recommend. Thanks, Paul Pomme Dear Paul Pomme, Gee, pal. Are you looking to get me into trouble? Michiganders take their cider mills pretty seriously and showing favoritism could cost me some fans. Then again, when have I ever cared what people think about me? While I haven’t been to every cider mill in southeast Michigan, I will tell you where you go all comes down to … [Read more...]

Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Library's are More Than Just Books with Events Like the Solar Eclipse Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is leading a growing trend among libraries to offer adventure kits, mobile hot spots, and other non-traditional library materials along with standard book circulation.  “The Rochester Hills Public Library strives to be an educational town square by offering materials and activities that enrich the lives of our community members while keeping them engaged and entertained,” says … [Read more...]

New Little Free Library Comes to Oakland Township

Rochester Hills Public Library Plants New Little Free Library In an effort to promote literacy in the community, the Rochester Hills Public Library has planted its third Little Free Library on the Paint Creek Trail in Oakland Township off Orion Road. Located behind the Flagstar Bank, this new Little Free Library acts as a self-service exchange for people to donate and collect books. This worldwide movement, started by the Little Free Library organization, helps to get children and adults … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Keep My Kids Busy During the Summer?

Dear Crabby, HELP! School is out this week and I am dreading the chorus of ‘Mom. I’m boooored,’ I’m sure to hear on the first day of summer vacation. Any thoughts of how I can keep my kids occupied over the next few months? Thanks! Wendy Wornout Dear Wendy Wornout, I’m sure after nine months with your kids (and thousands of others) any teacher reading your question is laughing while printing out a boarding pass for their upcoming Caribbean cruise. Of course, back in my day the … [Read more...]

Library and Museum Combine Exercise and History on June 29

Rochester Hills Public Library Shares History of Two Prominent Trails The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is offering community members the chance to explore the rich history just outside the library’s doors. To share the stories RHPL collaborated with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to take you on a bicycle ride through time. On June 29, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. join us for a 3.7 mile ride, where you’ll meet ‘the original Forrest Gump’, see the former training site of … [Read more...]

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with Virginia Weber-Hay and Art at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester’s Oldest Art Teacher Celebrates Mother’s Day at RHPL The Rochester Hills Public Library is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special art exhibit from our community’s oldest art teacher and beloved mother. See the work of Virginia Weber-Hay around the library on Saturday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m.  Attendees can meet the 92-year-old artist and enjoy coffee and treats, while admiring her lifelong work.   Weber-Hay currently teaches painting at her local senior center. She says art has … [Read more...]

April Youth Programs at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Sink or Float Thursday, April 13, 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Grades 1-3 Story Room REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. For Grades 1-3, On my own. In this fun and informative program, we will be reading and discussing some non-fiction books about floating, sinking, and density. Then, we will conduct some science experiments to make our "boats" sink or float. Hope to see you there. D.E.A.R. - Drop Everything and Read Friday, April 14, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  All Ages … [Read more...]

Five Steps to Avoiding Financial Scams During Tax Season

Learn How to Avoid Financial Scams at the Rochester Hills Public Library In a modern era, it is becoming increasingly easy to be taken advantage of financially. Back by popular demand, join us for How to Avoid Financial Scams with Rick Bloom on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. Dedicated to helping people avoid common financial errors that result in the loss of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, Rick Bloom’s financial expertise focuses on insurance, investment, retirement and estate … [Read more...]

Science Fiction Author Wayne Bibbs Visits Library

On Thursday, February 23, Wayne Bibbs will be discussing his book, Catalyst, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Catalyst is about a man who discovers he can remove fat from any person’s body with one touch. This science fiction/fantasy novel enters into the moral and ethical questions behind whether or not this business should be done. “I enjoyed this book,” said Sharon E. Howard on Amazon about Catalyst, “I am not the one who has the time to read, but this book captured my … [Read more...]

Lake Michigan is a Shipwreck Graveyard

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Talk on Shipwrecks Have you ever wanted to discover and search a shipwreck? If so, this program is perfect for you. Join Ross Richardson as he takes you through his discoveries in Lake Michigan at the event, Skillagalee: Shipwreck Graveyard. On February 9 at 7:00 p.m., Richardson will be showing his "video diary", diving into how the search for a shipwreck takes place. Spending the last decade hunting and recording shipwrecks, he has had many rare … [Read more...]