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, September 21st 2021

7:00pm
Documentary: "Essential Arrival: Michigan's Indian Immigrants in the 21st Century" (Zoom)

This fascinating documentary highlights Indian immigrants in Michigan, their contributions to our community, and the challenges they have overcome in assimilating into American society. Participants will watch the documentary online…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home

Wednesday, September 22nd 2021

All Day
Pandemic Stories

Our lives have changed over the past year due to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, Covid-19. Do you have a story about your pandemic experiences to share? People of…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:30am
Hampton ELL Book Club: Ahimsa

Are you an Parent of an RCS student and an English language learner? Would you like to improve your reading skills this year? Meet with Rebecca and other English language…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Second Floor Conference Room (Location may change)
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, Second Floor Conference Room B
Event Series

Thursday, September 23rd 2021

9:00am
Book Page Roses Take and Make

Have fun making these beautiful upcycled roses from the comfort of your own home. Bring home your kit and get creative! Come pick up your kits between September 23rd and September…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
3:00pm
CANCELLED RHPL Player's Guild (RPG)

September's RPG program has been cancelled. Please join us in October! Make sure you register for October's session. Join RHPL teens for all games tabletop! We will play board games,…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Mutli Purpose Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Smart Towns: Life History Narratives of Detroit Auto Workers in the 1950s

Daniel Clark, professor of U.S. history at Oakland University, will talk about the lives of autoworkers in the 1950s, highlighting their resilience during a time of economic and job insecurity…

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

Friday, September 24th 2021

10:00am
ELL Book Club: Stealing Buddha’s Dinner

Are you an English language learner? Would you like to improve your reading skills this year? Meet with Rebecca and other English language learners to read Stealing Buddha’s Dinner by…

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

Saturday, September 25th 2021

12:00pm
Phone-a-Story Book Club

REGISTER ALL KIDS ATTENDING. FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES K-6. Starting the first week of September dial the phone-a-story line at (248) 656-2900 for K-6th graders (ext. 352) on Saturdays to…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series

Sunday, September 26th 2021

2:00pm
Sunday Concert: Miller and Ford Play Franck

Award-winning musicians, pianist Peyton Miller and saxophonist Brant Ford perform César Franck’s "Sonata in A Major for Saxophone and Piano," as well as other solo works.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307

Monday, September 27th 2021

10:00am
RHPL Moms Walking Club

For caregivers of children ages 1-3, please register each child. Strap your little one into their stroller and join Ms. Wendy for a fun and active way to meet other…

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

Tuesday, September 28th 2021

11:00am
Storytime @ Rotary Park

For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Rotary Park
7:00pm
Phone-a-Story Book Club

REGISTER ALL KIDS ATTENDING. FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES K-6. Starting the first week of September dial the phone-a-story line at (248) 656-2900 for K-6th graders (ext. 352) on Saturdays to…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series

Wednesday, September 29th 2021

All Day
Pandemic Stories

Our lives have changed over the past year due to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, Covid-19. Do you have a story about your pandemic experiences to share? People of…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:30am
Hampton ELL Book Club: Ahimsa

Are you an Parent of an RCS student and an English language learner? Would you like to improve your reading skills this year? Meet with Rebecca and other English language…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Second Floor Conference Room (Location may change)
Event Series
11:00am
Storytime @ Rotary Park

For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each…

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

Thursday, September 30th 2021

10:00am
Behind-the-Scenes Library Tour

Have you ever wondered how a library works? Join library director Juliane Morian for a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of RHPL. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
11:00am
Storytime @ Rotary Park

For children ages birth-5 years and their caregiver, register all children attending. We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! Each…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Rotary Park
7:00pm
Smart Towns: Robotics in Surgery with Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

In this presentation, Dr. Douglas Pugmire, D.O. will review how advanced robotic technology is used to treat gynecological diseases. Over the last 15 years, over 75% of all gynecological-related surgery…

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

Friday, October 1st 2021

All Day
TEEN Take & Make: Painted Pumpkins

Grab a pumpkin and supplies from RHPL and take them home to create a frightfully funny, or just frightful, pumpkin creation. Keep your new creation as fun Halloween décor, or drop…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
10:00am
ELL Book Club: Stealing Buddha’s Dinner

Are you an English language learner? Would you like to improve your reading skills this year? Meet with Rebecca and other English language learners to read Stealing Buddha’s Dinner by…

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

Saturday, October 2nd 2021

9:00am
Pedal the Past Bike Tour of Historic Rochester

Enjoy a bike ride through Rochester’s spectacular past and visit parks and cemeteries, and review local architecture, including catalog homes, the oldest house in the City, and the homes of…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307
12:00pm
Phone-a-Story Book Club

REGISTER ALL KIDS ATTENDING. FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES K-6. Starting the first week of September dial the phone-a-story line at (248) 656-2900 for K-6th graders (ext. 352) on Saturdays to…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series

Monday, October 4th 2021

10:00am
RHPL Moms Walking Club

For caregivers of children ages 1-3, please register each child. Strap your little one into their stroller and join Ms. Wendy for a fun and active way to meet other…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, West Entrance
Event Series
4:30pm
Introduction to Python Coding Class

Learners in 6-8th grade are invited to join the gentleman of the McMath-Hulbert Astronomical Society for an 8 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

Tuesday, October 5th 2021

7:00pm
The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan & Trumbull

Join author Doc Fletcher as he shares the stories and legends of 104 years (1896-1999) of Tiger baseball played at 2121 Trumbull Avenue.

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

Wednesday, October 6th 2021

All Day
Pandemic Stories

Our lives have changed over the past year due to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, Covid-19. Do you have a story about your pandemic experiences to share? People of…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:30am
Hampton ELL Book Club: Ahimsa

Are you an Parent of an RCS student and an English language learner? Would you like to improve your reading skills this year? Meet with Rebecca and other English language…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Second Floor Conference Room (Location may change)
Event Series
4:00pm
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Have ideas for the library? Share your opinions on teen programs, prizes, displays and other library matters at these fun-filled meetings, now meeting virtually! TAB members will use Discord to…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series
4:30pm
Paper Lantern Pumpkins Drop-in

Kids in 3rd grade, teens and adults and up are welcome to register for a time to come into the Eureka Lab and make a paper lantern pumpkin. These pretty…

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