Dinner and Discussion: A Family Book Club

Join us in the Story Room 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. Register all children and adults attending; an adult should accompany children. Best suited to families with elementary and middle school students, but all ages are welcome. Registration opens one week prior to each date at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester … [Read more...]

Randy Kaplan Family Concert @ the RHPL

In his shows for children and their families, bluesman and balladeer Randy Kaplan blends American roots music, country blues, and comedic storytelling. He’s an LA-based performer who is stopping by our Multipurpose Room during a trip to Michigan. His CDs are available for checkout in the youth department. Register all children and adults attending. Registration opens March 17 at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at … [Read more...]

Fabulous Friday- Live Action “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”

Bring your little ones to the Multipurpose Room to act out the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff. They will work their way through the story with cookies, crafts, and play acting. Please be aware that food with potential allergens will be served. Perfect for ages 5 and under. Register all children and adults attending. Registration opens March 13 at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Dinner and Discussion: A Family Book Club

Join us in the Story Room 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. Register all children and adults attending; an adult should accompany children. Best suited to families with elementary and middle school students, but all ages are welcome. Registration opens one week prior to each date at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester … [Read more...]

Parent-Child Workshop @ the RHPL

Join other parents/caregivers in the  Multipurpose Room for a fun, play-based five-week program where families can relax, make friends and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development. This program will be open to 1-3 year olds and their caregiver and is limited to one session per year, per child. Siblings ages birth through 1 year and 4-5 years are welcome to attend, but do not need to be registered for the program. Register all 1 to 3-year-olds attending (with parent/caregiver). … [Read more...]

Lego Time @ the RHPL

Come to the Multipurpose Room to create and build fabulous Lego structures using the library's Legos. Register all children and adults attending. Registration begins March 12 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 Oakland Township. Registration is online. … [Read more...]

Sign Language Story Time @ the RHPL

Join us in the Story Room for stories you love presented with sign language and learn some signs while you’re here. Register all children and adults attending. Online registration begins March 7. 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 Oakland Township. Registration … [Read more...]

Drop-in Board Game Afternoon @ the RHPL

Since there’s no school for Rochester Community School students, drop into the library’s Story Room in the afternoon to play a variety of board games. Snacks provided. No registration necessary. 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 Oakland Township. … [Read more...]

RAHS March Meeting: “Detroit City of Champions”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) will hold its evening meeting for members and the public on March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town, in Rochester. The meeting’s guest speaker will be Charles Avison who will discuss the incredible series of events in 1934-1935 that let up to an amazing sports season in Detroit – the season in which the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Red Wings all won their first championships, and the season … [Read more...]

Digging up the Past with Privy Historian Tony Panepucci

Privy historian Tony Panepucci will share treasures found during outhouse excavations on Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Panepucci’s outhouse digging is his passion and he brings dozens of bottles of various colors of glass, ceramic jugs, and pieces of pottery, plain and fancy to share with the audience. He discusses how old the items are and how rare some of the bottles have become over time. Wallets, jewelry, guns and lots of old bottles are among … [Read more...]