Is Library Banner Political or Celebratory?

City of Rochester Hills Banner hangs in the staircase at the Rochester Hills Public Library - photo by Michael Dwyer

Library Banner An article by C&G Newspapers tells the story of how the Rochester City Council objects to a banner hanging inside the Rochester Hills Public Library. When Rochester Media visited the library for a photo of the controversial banner, the front desk attendant didn't know anything about the banner or where it was. According to the C&G article, it's been hanging in the staircase since November. Political or Celebratory? In the article, it is suggested that the … [Read more...]

Dig Into the Gardening Programs at the RHPL

The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to present two gardening programs in June. The programs will be held on Tuesday, June 2 and on Tuesday, June 9. Both programs begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Join Michael Saint of The Native Plant Institute on Tuesday, June 2, as we take a step back in time and explore the diverse flowers, trees, and shrubs of Emily Dickinson’s world. During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) was famous for her … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Construction Comes to an End

Automated Materials Handling System
Photo credit RHPL

The Rochester Hills Public Library’s construction project will be ending by June 1st, but there is still one major job to be completed… the library’s parking lot. Weather permitting the library’s south parking lot will be resurfaced beginning May 18.  The project will take a full week and the library anticipates reopening the full lot by May 26. RHPL Automated Materials Handling System “Up until the last few weeks the public hasn’t been terribly impacted by the construction … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Make and Take

Drop-in to the Story Room and create something special for your mother, grandmother, or other person in your life that you want to celebrate on Mother's Day. Register all children attending. Registration opens May 1 at 9 a.m. 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, Rochester Hills, or … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Make and Take

Drop-in to the Story Room and create something special for your mother, grandmother, or other person in your life that you want to celebrate on Mother's Day. Register all children attending. Registration opens May 1 at 9 a.m. 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, Rochester Hills, or … [Read more...]

Amazing Mazes at the RHPL!

We bring the supplies… you bring the creativity. Come to the Story Room and construct your own dizzying marble maze to solve again and again. Register all children attending, grades 2 and up. Registration opens Thursday, April 30 at 9 a.m. 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...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Invited to Join White House’s ConnectED Initiative

Every child deserves the chance to learn and thrive in an environment that is enriched by the latest technology. Two years ago President Obama announced ConnectED, a signature initiative focused on transforming teaching and learning through digital connectivity and content. On April 30, the President announced two new efforts to strengthen learning opportunities by improving access to digital content and to public libraries: new eBooks commitments and the ConnectED Library Challenge. The … [Read more...]

RIF Paperback Book Giveaway

All residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township who are between 3 and 18 on the date of the program are invited to come to the library Multipurpose Room to select a new, free paperback book. No registration is needed. 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...]

‘Stop the CrISIS’ Symposium Gives Local Muslim Youth a Voice

Imam Azam Akram takes questions during a symposium about the Muslim faith and stopping youth radicalization at the Rochester Hills Public Library Monday, April 27, 2015.
Photo credit:  John Turk-The Oakland Press.

For months ISIS has constantly dominated the headlines of nearly every news outlet on the air, in print, and online. During this time Mahir Osman, Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) of Metro Detroit has been diligently working to get the word out that the AMYA does not support or identify with the radicalization that ISIS glorifies. Most recently Osman spoke out against the brutal execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians in an editorial. On Monday night, the AMYA … [Read more...]

Free Play Saturday @ the RHPL!

Join us 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 with caregiver. Register all children attending. Registration begins on April 18 at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and … [Read more...]