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...]

RHPL Youth Program – Design-a-Beverage

Ever want to design your own soda? Here’s a chance to try it, using different flavors. Then decide which you like the best! Online registration for both sessions opens Monday, August 4 at 9 a.m. Please register all children attending. Suitable for Grades 3-6 with a caregiver and 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 … [Read more...]

RHPL Youth Program – Experiments Day

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. Registration is online and 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. Confirmation numbers are required at the door. See the Schedule of Events on our website at … [Read more...]

RHPL Youth Program – Experiments Day

Have fun and learn! Join us for a multitude of interesting, exciting, and COOL science experiments. All ages welcome; children will need adult assistance. Choose Friday OR Saturday-experiments are the same for both days. Online registration for both sessions begins Friday, August 1 at 9 a.m. Please register all children 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 … [Read more...]

Library Store Seeking Volunteers

Library store exterior shot

The Friends’ Library Store, located in the lobby of the Rochester Hills Public Library, is looking for volunteers who might be willing to work a regularly scheduled two or three hour shift each week. The store is run by volunteers who are responsible for the selection and display of merchandise and for staffing the store. “The Friends’ Library Store raises about $15,000 a year for the Library and we appreciate the effort of the 40 volunteers who currently work in the store,” said … [Read more...]

Dinner & 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, May 15 at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss this exciting event at Rochester … [Read more...]

Summer reading for all ages at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Indulge yourself and your family this summer with good books, programs, prizes, activities and fun, by joining the Summer Reading Program at Rochester Hills Public Library. Residents or employees in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township may register beginning June 2 online at www.rhpl.org/summerreading,  at the library or on the bookmobile. Registration is limited to those who live, work, or own property in Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township and have a valid RHPL library … [Read more...]