Teens Asked to Eradicate Dragons on Library Quest

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Online Summer Quest for Teens The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is one of ninety-one libraries in Michigan participating in MI Library Quest, a virtual program for teens sponsored by the Library of Michigan. The goal of the program is to encourage teens to explore library websites all over the state of Michigan to find MI Library Quest icons along with a code to help them eradicate dragons from King Thaddeus Brockwright III’s kingdom. Once teens … [Read more...]

Grab & Go at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library Reopens July 6 for Grab & Go Service with Occupancy Limits and Additional Health and Safety Parameters The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will reopen on Monday, July 6 for Grab & Go service. This reopening to the public moves the library into Phase Three of its Reopening Plan. The plan is in place to allow the library to open to the public safely and responsibly and to pivot back to previous phases if COVID-19 cases should rise and new … [Read more...]

Second Annual Author Fair Seeks Authors for Downtown Rochester Event

Rochester Hills Public Library and Rochester Writers Seek Local Authors for Second Annual Small Business Saturday Author Fair The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Rochester Writers are seeking local authors to participate in the second annual Small Business Saturday Author Fair. The fair is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 28, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at RHPL. It has yet to be determined if the fair will be in-person or online. Self-published and traditionally published … [Read more...]

A Bike Tour Highlighting Women In Rochester’s History

Rochester Hills Public Library to Partner with Local Historical Agencies for Pedal The Past In partnership with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester-Avon Historical Society, the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will host “Pedal the Past: Women in Rochester History Bike Tour” on Thursday, June 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This in-person bike tour will take riders on a three-mile ride through Rochester to visit historic sites highlighting women in … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library to Online Summer Reading Program for Kids and Adults

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will kick-off its online summer reading program on Saturday, June 6. This annual event will be different this year due to the ongoing pandemic but will be as engaging as ever by bringing the thrill of reading directly to library patrons sheltering in place. “Library@Home: Summer Reading 2020” is part of RHPL's virtual public library model, in place since mid-March and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As summer reading begins, the library will … [Read more...]

National Library Week Runs Through April 25

The Rochester Hills Public Library invites community members to find the library at their place by visiting rhpl.org to access virtual services and resources. While the library’s physical space may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the public can discover ebooks, audiobooks, movies, online tutoring and educational resources, storytime activities, and more. National Library Week runs through April 25. It's a time to highlight the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library … [Read more...]

Library Joins Efforts to Print Face Shields

Rochester Hills Public Library Joins Efforts to Print Face Shields and Frames for Healthcare Workers As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact communities in the State of Michigan, the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) has taken steps to help protect healthcare workers by using the library’s 3D printers to create face shields. Library staff downloaded the design files from stratasys.com and are printing and assembling the face shields at home. Eureka Lab/Makerspace … [Read more...]

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...]