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...]

Travel to Antarctica at the Library with Jim and Py Wolfe

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Expedition to Antarctica,” with world-traveling couple Jim and Py Wolfe The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to welcome world travelers Jim and Py Wolfe to present “Expedition to Antarctica” on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. The program will take attendees on adventures beginning in South America with visits to the Chilean Fjords, the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel, and Cape Horne, then on to … [Read more...]

Hometown Author Laurie Chandlar Discusses her Art Deco Mystery Series

The Rochester Hills Public Library Welcomes Hometown Author L.A. Chandlar on January 23 The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to welcome author Laurie (L.A.) Chandlar, who will discuss her “Art Deco Mystery Series” novels on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Chandlar is a 2019 Agatha Award-nominee and national best-selling author of historical fiction novels that take place in 1930s New York, Detroit, and London. Her debut novel, The Silver Gun – … [Read more...]

Michigan’s Most Dangerous Women

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Michigan’s Most Dangerous Women” with author Tobin Buhk he Rochester Hills Public Library will host “Michigan's Most Dangerous Women” with true-crime author Tobin Buhk on Tuesday, January 14 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. The program will explore some of the wildest women in the history of the Great Lakes State. Take a peek behind the walls of the old Detroit House of Corrections, Michigan’s only penal institution for … [Read more...]

Holistic Health Care, A Smart Towns Library Program

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Holistic Health Care,” a Smart Towns Program January 9 The Rochester Hills Public Library will host “Holistic Health Care” with Surita Chaudhry on January 9, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library’s multipurpose room. “Holistic Health Care” is the first Smart Towns program of 2020 and features guest speaker Surita Chaudhry, a practicing RN for nearly thirty years. She is nationally certified in Advanced Holistic Nursing and is a member of the … [Read more...]

Community Sing This Sunday at the Library

Celebrate the Holidays at Rochester Hills Public Library with Community Sing Event on December 22 Musician Matt Watroba will lead a sing-along of holiday favorites The Rochester Hills Public Library will host community singer Matt Watroba for a holiday sing-along concert on Sunday, December 22, at 3:00 p.m. Watroba has a knack for picking the perfect songs and stories for his audience. Whether in concert, at a festival, in a library, a school, or park, music-lovers can count on a … [Read more...]

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...]