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...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Braille Enhanced Story Walk

For the first time The Rochester Hills Public Library will offer a Braille Enhanced Story Walk starting on July 17 at 10:30 a.m. As a participant, you’ll discover a page from a children’s picture book, laminated and mounted. As you continue walking through the library’s gardens you’ll discover another page, and then another, until you realize you’re reading a story. Story Walk combines the pleasures of reading wonderful children’s books aloud with the joys and benefits of walking together … [Read more...]