Rochester Hills Public Library Cancels Programs through March 31

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact communities in the State of Michigan, the Rochester Hills Public Library is taking steps to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The library remains open with normal hours of operation. However, in keeping with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Michigan, and the Oakland County Health Division, and out of an abundance of caution, effective March 12, the Rochester Hills Public Library has canceled all library and … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Public Library Acquires 3-D Scanner

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) has acquired a 3-D scanner for its Eureka Lab/Makerspace, which contains a variety of equipment and resources for making unique items. Patrons of RHPL can scan 3-D designs and recreate them on one of two 3-D printers available at the library. The scanner assists in getting a design’s exact measurements that are then sent to the printer. 3-D printing is the process of creating a physical object from a digital model. It is also known as additive … [Read more...]

Declaration of Independence: The Words Heard Around the World

The Rochester Hills Public Library and Smart Towns presents “Declaration of Independence: The Words Heard Around the World” with Dr. John Todd March 10 The Rochester Hills Public Library will host “Declaration of Independence: The Words Heard Around the World” with Dr. John Todd of Rochester University on March 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Dr. Todd will discuss the origins of the Declaration of Independence, its purposes, and how it changed the world. Dr. Todd … [Read more...]

The Blue Cats on the Prowl this Sunday

The Rochester Hills Public Library Sunday Concert Series to feature The Blue Cat Band The Rochester Hills Public Library presents, “The Blue Cats on the Prowl” with the Blue Cat Band on Sunday, February 23, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Together for 22 years, The Blue Cat Band combines four lifetimes of musical experience to bring a unique guitar-driven sound from the Motor City. With backgrounds in rock, country, and folk, The Blue Cat Band also plays blues … [Read more...]

The Kit & Kaboodle on Kit Homes

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “The Kit & Kaboodle on Kit Homes” with Ron Campbell The Rochester Hills Public Library will host “The Kit & Kaboodle on Kit Homes” with Ron Campbell of Oakland County’s Economic and Community Affairs division on Tuesday, February 18, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. The early part of the twentieth century saw an American phenomenon in housing choices and ways to build houses. The automobile assembly line in … [Read more...]

Michigan County Poor Farms

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Michigan County Poor Farms” with Library of Michigan’s Adam Oster The Rochester Hills Public Library will host, “Michigan County Poor Farms” with Adam Oster, Community Engagement librarian at the Library of Michigan, on Tuesday, February 11, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Long before the advent of modern social welfare, county governments in Michigan maintained poorhouses or poor farms. Oster will discuss the early … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Public Library to host Preschool Fair

The Rochester Hills Public Library will host a Preschool Fair on Saturday, February 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Parents are invited to drop-in and visit with representatives from local preschools and childcare centers who will answer questions and provide materials about their schools and facilities. Registration is not required for this program. For questions and additional information, call 248-650-7146. … [Read more...]

Hemingway’s Last Good Country: Northern Michigan as He Knew It

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Hemingway’s Last Good Country: Northern Michigan as He Knew It” with Michigan author John Cohassey The Rochester Hills Public Library will host “Hemingway’s Last Good Country: Northern Michigan as He Knew It,” with Michigan author John Cohassey on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Cohassey will discuss his latest book about Ernest Hemingway and the famed writer's ties to northern Michigan. Cohassey’s first … [Read more...]

Fidelia Woolley Gillette: A Thinker of Uncommon Breadth

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Fidelia Woolley Gillette: A Thinker of Uncommon Breadth" with Maureen Thalmann Local author and historical researcher Maureen Thalmann will present, "Fidelia Woolley Gillette: A Thinker of Uncommon Breadth" for the Rochester-Avon Historical Society on Thursday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library in the Multipurpose Room. Thalmann, a former staff member of the Rochester Hills Museum and a current member of the … [Read more...]

Sheet Music, Books, Media and More at the Library’s Winter Used Book Sale

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Used Book Sale set for January 29 - February 2 This sale features a large selection of sheet music and instruction books priced at $1 or less. Interested in something else? Friends Book sale chair Ann Gruenewald said, “Due to several large donations of children's books, we have an especially large selection. The majority are 50 cents, but we have quite a few exceptional ones in like-new condition that are priced slightly higher.” The sale … [Read more...]