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...]

Authors in April Receives 2019 State Literacy Award

The Rochester Hills Public Library and Rochester Community Schools’ program Authors in April received the 2019 State Literacy Award through the Library of Michigan, the Michigan Center for the Book, and the Library of Congress. The award includes a $2,225 grant made possible through the David M. Rubenstein foundation. The State Literacy Award “recognizes organizations or programs that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to promoting literacy and/or reading in the local … [Read more...]

Michigan History Comes Alive at the Rochester Hills Public Library

On Tuesday, September 3 the Rochester Hills Public Library will host Mackinac Bridge expert Mike Fornes as he shares stories from the riveting, 60-year history of the beloved Michigan landmark, the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge originally opened in 1957 and has been one of the most iconic Michigan landmarks ever since. The bridge is the main connector between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, stretching nearly five miles over the Straits of Mackinac, and has been the backdrop … [Read more...]

Little Free Lending Library

Imagine your hometown as a place where books are readily available just up the block or around the corner 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s what The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is trying to create by inviting the neighborhoods, businesses and homeowners of Rochester Hills, Rochester, and Oakland Township to provide a Little Free Lending Library across those communities. Popular throughout the country, these small, wooden libraries (they look like a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Presents Author Elizabeth Berg

The Rochester Hills Public Library will host award-winning author Elizabeth Berg, the voice behind novels such as Durable Goods, Joy School, and most recently Night of Miracles, on August 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Berg’s name can frequently be found on the New York Times Bestseller list, and her book Open House was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club Selection. The program is free to the public but registration is required at calendar.rhpl.org. Elizabeth Berg will be leaving her home state of … [Read more...]

Volunteer at the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Store

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Store is Seeking Volunteers Volunteers are "100 percent important because the store is totally run by volunteers," said store manager Darlene Tomczyk. "Without them, there are days the store has to close." To fully staff the store —located on the Library's first floor at 500 Olde Towne Rd. in downtown Rochester —Tomczyk is looking for folks to operate it. The store requires three persons per shift and 16 shifts a week. That means she needs … [Read more...]

Used Book Sale Runs Until Monday

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Summer Used Book Sale is set for July 24 - 27 and Monday, July 29. The sale is at the library building at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. It will be located in the library’s second floor addition in the space dedicated to the Friends’ used media operation. Other reasons to stop by? CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes, board game and puzzles are also offered. That’s in addition to over 35,000 hardcover and paperback books. Most books will go … [Read more...]

Library Bookmobile Patron Turns 100

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Patron Francis D’agostine celebrates her 100th birthday this Sunday. Library staff helped her kickoff the festivities with cupcakes during her regular bookmobile visit Wednesday. “Mrs. D’agostine is a valued patron and we’re happy to we got the opportunity to celebrate this big moment with her,” said Bookmobile Driver Nick Bourgeau. D’agostine says books have kept her sharp. The Bookmobile travels to 24 locations every week, bringing the fun of the … [Read more...]