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.

Tuesday, October 4th 2022

9:00am
Spiderweb Wreath Take & Make

Add some spooky spirit to your house with this spiderweb wreath, complete with mini spiders! You supply scissors. Pick up the supplies and create at your convenience.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Town Road, Rochester, MI 48307
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 Road, Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room A
Event Series
10:00am
Story Group: Music & Movement

For children ages birth-5 years and a caregiver. Register all children attending with their own library card. Please only register for one story group, one registration covers the whole 6…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
7:00pm
(Smart Towns) Advancements in Cardiovascular Care

Renowned cardiologist with over three decades of medical experience, Nishit Choksi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FCCP, FACA , and Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, will lhost this important program on cardiovascular care…

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

Wednesday, October 5th 2022

10:00am
Story Group: Preschool STEAM

For children ages 3-5 years and a caregiver. Register all children attending with their own library card. Please only register for one story group, one registration covers the whole 6…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
6:30pm
Book Page Pumpkin

Have fun upcycling some old books with these Book Page Pumpkins. These fun pumpkins can be added to any décor. Registration required. 

Questions? Send an email to adult.reference@rhpl.org or contact the…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
Teen Advisory Board

Share your opinions on teen programs, prizes, displays and other library matters at these fun-filled meetings, now holding hybrid online/in-person meetings. Please fill out the RHPL TAB Application under the…

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

Thursday, October 6th 2022

10:00am
Story Group: Family Fun

For children ages birth-5 years and a caregiver. Register all children attending with their own library card. Please only register for one story group, one registration covers the whole 6…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:00am
ELL Book Club: Murder on the Orient Express

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
Event Series
1:00pm
Story Group: Baby Play

For non-walking infants and a caregiver. Register all children attending with their own library card. Please only register for one story group, one registration covers the whole 6 week session. 

Baby…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
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 Road, Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room A
Event Series
7:00pm
TO BE RESCHEDULED: (Smart Towns) Science, Ethics, and America's Struggle to Promote Public Health through Vaccines

This program will be rescheduled for a later date in 2023. 

 

Mark Navin, PhD, HEC-C, is a Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Oakland University (OU), lecturer in the Department of…

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

Friday, October 7th 2022

10:00am
Story Group: Family Fun

For children ages birth-5 years and a caregiver. Register all children attending with their own library card. Please only register for one story group, one registration covers the whole 6…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
1:00pm
Kaboomistry

Why do things explode? Michigan Science Center will be here to talk about the relationships between pressure, temperature, and fuel to explain why things go KA-BOOM! We’ll mix physics and…

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

Saturday, October 8th 2022

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 Road, Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room A
Event Series
2:00pm
Genealogy Club

Do you have questions about researching your family history? Have you hit research roadblocks? An expert genealogy volunteer will provide tips and tricks to help you build your family tree.…

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

Sunday, October 9th 2022

All Day
50 Books In A Year

Register for this challenge any time of the year at rhpl.beanstack.org (online and available as an app for Android and Apple devices). Read at your own pace and earn prizes!

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, www.rhpl.beanstack.org
Event Series

Monday, October 10th 2022

10:00am
Story Group: Toddler STEAM

For children walking-35 months and a caregiver. Register all children attending with their own library card. Please only register for one story group, one registration covers the whole 6 week…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
6:00pm
Python Coding Class

Learners in 6-8th grade are invited to join the gentleman of the McMath-Hulbert Astronomical Society for a 4 week course focused on learning Python Coding Language. Python is a general-purpose…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
7:00pm
Know-It-All Trivia Smackdown!

Know a little bit about everything? Then come to Main Street Billiards with a team of up to six people and see if you have what it takes to be…

Rochester Hills Public Library
215 South Main St., Rochester, MI 48307, Solarium
7:00pm
Library Board Meeting

Library Board Meeting

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

Tuesday, October 11th 2022

10:00am
Story Group: Music & Movement

For children ages birth-5 years and a caregiver. Register all children attending with their own library card. Please only register for one story group, one registration covers the whole 6…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
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 Road, Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room A
Event Series
6:30pm
RHPL's Writers Group

Tuesdays: September 13, October 11, November 8, 6:30 p.m. Conference Room A

Join RHPL’s Writers group. Join other writers in a workshop-style type of session once a month. Registration Required. Space…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room A
7:00pm
Van Gogh in America

Join Detroit Institute of Arts docent Wendy Evans to learn more about the museum's upcoming Van Gogh in American special exhibit; see images of around 70 Van Gogh works from…

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

Wednesday, October 12th 2022

10:00am
Story Group: Preschool STEAM

For children ages 3-5 years and a caregiver. Register all children attending with their own library card. Please only register for one story group, one registration covers the whole 6…

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

A twice-monthly drop-in workshop for those who love to write, want to learn from more experienced writers or 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
6:30pm
DIY Trick or Treat Bags

This DIY favorite will get used year after year as you make your own Trick or Treat bags. Whether you choose to do something funny, scary or sweet, you’ll enjoy…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
Video Game Tournament

Show your skills in one of our monthly video game tournaments! 

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

Thursday, October 13th 2022

10:00am
Story Group: Family Fun

For children ages birth-5 years and a caregiver. Register all children attending with their own library card. Please only register for one story group, one registration covers the whole 6…

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