Pajama Story time at the RHPL!

Pajamas are optional, but bring your favor­ite stuffed friend to the Story Room and enjoy some themed stories and activities, plus a closing story about bed­time! Register all children and adults attend­ing. Online registration begins Tuesday, November 11 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 … [Read more...]

Hidden Talents–Talent Performance Rehearsal

Come to the Multipurpose Room and try out a variety of skills to find your hidden talent or share something you can already do! Then practice, practice, and practice, so you can perform it for everyone in the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Hid­den Talents Performance on Saturday, November 22. All talent show participants will earn a prize. Register all children attending. Online registration for Grades 3 and up begins November 3 at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and … [Read more...]

DINNER AND DISCUSSION: A Family Book Club

Best suited to families with elementary and middle school students, but all ages are welcome. 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; children should be accompanied by an adult. Registration opens Thursday, November 6 at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and … [Read more...]

Hidden Talents – Talent Performance Rehearsal

Come to the Multipurpose Room and try out a variety of skills to find your hidden talent or share something you can already do! Then practice, practice, and practice, so you can perform it for everyone in the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Hid­den Talents Performance on Saturday, November 22. All talent show participants will earn a prize. Register all children attending. Online registration for Grades 3 and up begins November 3 at 9 a.m. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and … [Read more...]

Free Play Saturday at the RHPL!

Join us in the Multipurpose Room 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, registration for each session begins on Saturday, November 1 at 9 a.m. Register all children attending. Rochester … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s There to do in November?

Dear Crabby with a Laptop Computer

Dear Crabby, Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. October is all about cider mills, football, and of course, Halloween. November is still fall, but I feel like it gets ignored because people are already focusing on Christmas. Can you give me any ideas of what there is to do around town in November to keep that fun fall feeling going? Thanks, Feeling Fall-bulous Dear Feeling Fall-bulous, Oh, so you’ve noticed that, too? Just last week I was in Rite Aid picking up my bunion … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s November 2014 member meeting will be held Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. The program will feature Joel Stone, Senior Curator for the Detroit Historical Society, who will present ‘Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s’ and discuss the auto industry, prohibition, rum running, organized crime and the emerging businesses in Detroit during that era. Raised in … [Read more...]

No-School-Super-Cool Matinee

Join us in the Multipurpose room on your day off from school for a matinee showing of the movie Frozen, rated G. Children must be accompanied by an adult, so please register all children and adults attending. Online registration began on October 6. 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...]

Editorial: National Friends of Libraries Week

Dear Editor, October 20-26, 2013, is the sixth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries week making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services. Our Friends group began in 1961 and over the course of the past 53 years they have donated over $2,000,000 to cover the costs of children’s programming, special collections, and equipment. They also provided the … [Read more...]

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...]