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...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Board Cancels Proposed Millage Request

The Rochester Hills Public Library Board (RHPL) has unanimously tabled placing an operating millage request on the November 2019 ballot. Following a lengthy discussion about a ballot proposal at a special meeting on June 12, the RHPL Board decided to continue the discussion on the topic but to hold off placing a proposal on the November ballot. “Board members want more time to assess how changes in property values will affect the amount of a future millage proposal,” said RHPL Director … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Seeks Authors for Inaugural Author Fair

Rochester Hills Public Library and Rochester Writers Team Up for Shop Small Saturday Rochester Hills Public Library has partnered with Rochester Writers to host its first author’s fair on Shop Small Saturday, November 30. Authors of all genres are encouraged to apply for a space by July 25. “This is a unique opportunity to highlight talented Michigan authors while participating in Shop Small Saturday,” said Amanda H. Keighley with the Rochester Hills Public Library. “We would like to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Names Allison Sartwell as New Adult Services Manager

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) announced the appointment of Allison Sartwell, to Adult Services Manager. Sartwell was most recently the teen librarian for RHPL. As manager, Sartwell succeeds, Jessica Parij, who accepted a position at the Canton Public Library as Head of Information Services. “There are few librarians with both the experience and reputation that Allison brings to the table,” said Director Christine Lind Hage. “She’s already brought invaluable guidance to our … [Read more...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library Sponsoring Comerica Park Tour May 30

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is sponsoring a tour of Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, on Thursday, May 30. All proceeds will benefit Library programs. The team moved to Comerica Park in 2000 and the tour provides a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the ballpark including the dugouts, the press box, the clubhouse, the Walk of Fame, and more. Tour participants will meet at Tiger Club lobby which is located near the corner of Witherell Street and … [Read more...]

Art Curator Brings Taiwanese Art to Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library Unveils New Art Exhibit The Rochester Hills Public Library will offer a new art exhibit featuring works from several talented Taiwanese artists from April 30 through May 2. The works of art have been featured around the world in an effort to connect Taiwanese art and culture to western societies. “It’s exciting for us to share the beauty of Taiwan with the Rochester community,” said International Art Curator Huan H. Su. “I have cooperated with many art … [Read more...]

Spring Used Book Sale at the Library

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will give you a great opportunity to add to your personal print and books-on- CD library during the Friends Spring Used Book Sale set for April 24-28. Sale chairperson Ann Gruenewald says there’s a large supply of books-on-CD featured at the April sale, due to donations and the library cycling out some of its CD holdings. The place to be is the Library’s second floor Used Book Hub at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown … [Read more...]