Book and Cookie Sale at the Library this Weekend

The Books are Used and the Cookies are New Shop for unique gifts at the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Quality Used Book Sale. It’ll fill the first floor hallway of the library (500 Olde Town, in downtown Rochester) December 12-14. Some books are new. Every year the Friends receive donations that are new or like-new; some still in the original shrink-wrap. These are saved for the Quality sale so folks have the opportunity to buy special gifts at very reasonable prices. As … [Read more...]

Boys Under the Hood

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Boys Under the Hood” on December 17 WFNT-AM 1470 radio host Gary Fisher will discuss the history of the GM-Flint connection Join fellow auto history enthusiasts at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation by WFNT-AM 1470 radio host Gary Fisher. A lifetime resident of Flint, MI, Fisher will discuss how the General Motors (GM)-Flint connection began in a single neighborhood in his hometown and how he … [Read more...]

Holiday Cheer Abounds this Season at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is hosting a variety of programs and concerts this year to spread holiday cheer RHPL’s beloved “Polar Express” event is on Friday, December 6, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Experience the holidays throughout the library with crafts, a story (The Polar Express, of course), cookie decorating, games, and letters to Santa. The young and the young-at-heart can also visit with the Man from the North Pole – Santa – and take a trolley ride through downtown Rochester … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour Event Returns on December 15

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2019 Holiday Home Tour (HHT) The showcase of five area homes, done up in high style for the holidays for all to see, will be Sunday, December 15 from 12 noon-5:00 p.m. Maps on tickets direct patrons to the homes, all located in the general Rochester/Rochester Hills/Oakland Twp. Area. The tour’s popular Gift Boutique will be hosted at a very familiar sixth stop, the Library’s multi-purpose room at 500 Olde Towne in downtown Rochester. Items … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Inaugural Author Fair for Shop Small Saturday

Meet Michigan Authors at the Library November 30 Rochester’s literary scene comes alive during Shop Small Saturday’s Author Fair hosted by the Rochester Hills Public Library, in partnership with Rochester Writers, on Saturday November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This literary event offers the opportunity to discover Michigan authors from a variety of genres, including some from the Rochester Area. The inaugural program will feature a mix of traditionally published and self-published … [Read more...]

Explore the Beauty of South Korea with the Rochester Hills Public Library

For many, South Korea is a little known country on a distant side of the globe, but for Mariya Fogarasi it was home. She’ll be take patrons on a tour of the beautiful country, and share her stories from her four years living in South Korea. “Many people don’t realize how stunningly beautiful South Korea is, or how powerful their past has been,” said Fogarasi, “I’m delighted to highlight the beauty and rich history of South Korea with the community.” South Korea was a Japanese colony … [Read more...]

Library Cookie Bake Sale December 14

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library is hosting a Fundraiser Cookie Bake Sale Saturday, December 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. The Friends Committee organizing the event is recruiting volunteers to help make the event a reality. Interested? Send your name and phone number to cookiewalk@rhpl.org or leave a message at 248-218-4211 and the committee will be in touch. … [Read more...]

Oakland Professor Tells of World War II Daring During National Friends of Library Week

Oakland University professor Frank Cardimen will be the featured speaker at the Annual Membership Meeting of the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, October 24 in the multipurpose room of the library, 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Cardimen’s presentation on “America’s Invasion at the ‘Underbelly’ of Europe” is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m. and will follow the business portion of the Friends annual public meeting. A popular and engrossing speaker, … [Read more...]

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “The Vietnam War” with Rochester University Professor John Todd

Professor John Todd of Rochester University will present "The Vietnam War -- From Start to Finish" on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library Multipurpose Room. Todd served in the Army from 1968 to 1969 in Vietnam as an Army helicopter pilot but was shot down by the North Vietnamese. Following this life-changing event, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science, earned his law degree from Georgetown Law School, and … [Read more...]

The Genius of Radiology

Rochester Hills Public Library to Host One of a Kind Educational Speaker On Thursday, September 26 join Dr. Peter Littrup of Ascension Providence Hospital (Crittenton Hospital) at the Rochester Hills Public Library to discuss the history and development of the science of radiology. Whether it be through an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI, radiology is one of the most prominent diagnostic tools in a Doctor’s arsenal. However, few people are versed in the rich and fascinating history of how these … [Read more...]