Rochester, MI

Rochester is a city in Southwest Michigan and is a part of Oakland County. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 12,711. The area was first settled in 1817 by the Graham family. Rochester is named after a city in New York. It consists of three communities: Stoney Creek, The Bluffs, and Yates. In 2009, it was named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine and CNN. Rochester claims to have the largest Christmas parade in Michigan that takes place the first Sunday in December. It also has the Big Bright Light Show, in which the downtown storefronts are cover in colorful holiday lights. Other events throughout the year include the Spring Gallery Stroll, Heritage Festival, and Arts and Apples Festival. Top attractions are Paint Creek Trail, Meadow Brook Hall, and the Village of Rochester Hills.

Sunday, April 21st 2024

1:30pm
Friends Spring Used Book Sale

The shelves will be full of gently used books and DVDs for adults, teens, and children.

Hours of sale to the general public are: Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Monday, April 22nd 2024

All Day
Letter Hunt!

Runs from April 1 through April 30th, all day. All ages. Youth Room. 

Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet that are hiding around the youth room? If you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Tuesday, April 23rd 2024

All Day
Letter Hunt!

Runs from April 1 through April 30th, all day. All ages. Youth Room. 

Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet that are hiding around the youth room? If you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics.  Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
7:00pm
National Poetry Month with the Rochester Poet Society

Enjoy a poetry recital from the Rochester Poets Society. There will also be the opportunity to recite your own poetry during their open mic session. 

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, April 24th 2024

All Day
Letter Hunt!

Runs from April 1 through April 30th, all day. All ages. Youth Room. 

Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet that are hiding around the youth room? If you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
Beginner ELL Book Club: London Eye Mystery

Meet with Rebecca and other English language learners to read and discuss a book in a friendly setting. This group will read easier books, if you have tried the book…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room B
Event Series
1:00pm
Scribes Writers' Workshop

This drop-in workshop is for those who love to write, want to learn from experienced writers or who want to let their writing ideas flow. Members will write on a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room B
Event Series
6:00pm
Tween Book Club

Join our new Tween Book Club.  Talk about books, eat snacks and maybe play a game. 

April 24:  Willodeen by Katherine Applegate

Pick up books at the Youth Services Desk one month…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Story room
6:30pm
PAWS for Reading

Practice your reading with a Pawsitive Changes therapy dog.
This registration signs you up for the PAWS for Reading program on the selected date and you will sign up…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
RHPL Player's Guild

Join other teens for tabletop games, including board games, card games, role-playing games, and more! If you are interested in becoming a dungeon master for D&D or leading a specific…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Thursday, April 25th 2024

All Day
Letter Hunt!

Runs from April 1 through April 30th, all day. All ages. Youth Room. 

Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet that are hiding around the youth room? If you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
ELL Book Club: Remarkably Bright Creatures

Meet with Rebecca and other English language learners to read a book and talk about it in a friendly setting. Copies of the book will be available at the first…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room B
Event Series
2:00pm
Memory Cafe

Memory Cafe is a welcoming place for people with
memory challenges and their care partners to
socialize in a safe and friendly environment. Please
note that this is not a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
7:00pm
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics.  Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Friday, April 26th 2024

All Day
Letter Hunt!

Runs from April 1 through April 30th, all day. All ages. Youth Room. 

Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet that are hiding around the youth room? If you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Saturday, April 27th 2024

All Day
Letter Hunt!

Runs from April 1 through April 30th, all day. All ages. Youth Room. 

Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet that are hiding around the youth room? If you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics.  Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
4:15pm
closing early for Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

closing early

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
4:30pm
Library Closes @ 4:30 p.m.

The library will close at 4:30 p.m. to set up for Wine, Wit, and Wisdom. For more information, visit rhpl.org/friends-of-rhpl.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:00pm
Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

The 8th annual Friends of RHPL Wine, Wit & Wisdom fundraiser is sure to wow you this spring with a Roaring 20s theme in honor of RHPL’s 100th anniversary. Attendees…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307

Sunday, April 28th 2024

All Day
Letter Hunt!

Runs from April 1 through April 30th, all day. All ages. Youth Room. 

Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet that are hiding around the youth room? If you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Monday, April 29th 2024

All Day
Letter Hunt!

Runs from April 1 through April 30th, all day. All ages. Youth Room. 

Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet that are hiding around the youth room? If you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Tuesday, April 30th 2024

All Day
Letter Hunt!

Runs from April 1 through April 30th, all day. All ages. Youth Room. 

Can you find all 26 letters of the alphabet that are hiding around the youth room? If you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics.  Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Wednesday, May 1st 2024

All Day
Mother's Day Take & Make

Create the perfect flower arrangement for your Mom with our Mother’s Day Craft Kit.  Pick up your kit at the Youth Services Desk. 

Registration is required.  Ages 5-12.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
10:00am
Beginner ELL Book Club: London Eye Mystery

Meet with Rebecca and other English language learners to read and discuss a book in a friendly setting. This group will read easier books, if you have tried the book…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room B
Event Series
4:00pm
AIA autograph party

Meet our 2024 authors and get your books signed! Limited quantities and titles will be available for purchase. Visit authorsinapril.org for more information.

 

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:00pm
Creating Your Own Photo Puzzle

Join us in the makerspace to learn how to create a puzzle out of a photo. Come with access to a digital photo, either on your phone or something you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307

Thursday, May 2nd 2024

10:00am
ELL Book Club: Remarkably Bright Creatures

Meet with Rebecca and other English language learners to read a book and talk about it in a friendly setting. Copies of the book will be available at the first…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room B
Event Series
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