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, May 29th 2022

All Day
Library Closed

The library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
All Day
50 Books In A Year

Register on Beanstack for the 50 Books In A Year Challenge! This challenge runs from January 2022 - December 2022, but register anytime during the year. Sign up on Beanstack for this…

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

Monday, May 30th 2022

All Day
Library Closed

The library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

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

Tuesday, May 31st 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

Thursday, June 2nd 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
7:00pm
Be Smart for Kids

The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries. Even if…

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

Friday, June 3rd 2022

9:30am
ELL Book Club: Crying in H Mart

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 in the outreach…

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

Saturday, June 4th 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

Sunday, June 5th 2022

All Day
Library Closed

The library is closed on Sundays during the summer -- we'll resume Sunday hours on Sunday, September 11.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
All Day
50 Books In A Year

Register on Beanstack for the 50 Books In A Year Challenge! This challenge runs from January 2022 - December 2022, but register anytime during the year. Sign up on Beanstack for this…

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

Monday, June 6th 2022

11:00am
Storytime in the Park

Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! This storytime will take place at Rochester Lions Park (across University, behind Sunrise Senior Living).

No registration required.

Rochester Hills Public Library
Rochester Riverwalk, Rochester, MI 48307, Rotary Park

Tuesday, June 7th 2022

9:00am
Quilling Take and Make

Get creative and make your own scenery using just paper, imagination and a little glue. 

Please send any questions to adult.reference@rhpl.org or contact the adult reference desk at 248-650-7130. 

 

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
10:00am
Outdoor Explorers

Come explore the world outside of RHPL with Ms. Wendy! We will spend each week discovering fun and interesting facts about the natural world. Siblings are welcome, but projects will…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, 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
7:00pm
Living With Dementia Part II

Guest speaker Vicki Klanke RN, CDP, teaches attendees the Positive Physical Approach, which incorporates current knowledge about the neuropsychology of dementia. Caregivers, family members, and medical professionals will learn and…

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

Wednesday, June 8th 2022

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
4:00pm
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

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, June 9th 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
7:00pm
Crafternoon

Join us every second Thursday of the month for a Makerspace craft in the Eureka Lab. Registration required. 

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

Friday, June 10th 2022

9:30am
ELL Book Club: Crying in H Mart

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 in the outreach…

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

Saturday, June 11th 2022

1:00pm
Summer Reading Kickoff

Our official summer reading kickoff party returns! Join us for outdoor games and other summer fun. Stop by the Multipurpose Room for registration help and information about Summer Reading
2022.…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Multipurpose Room (Rain Location/Registration)
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, June 12th 2022

All Day
Library Closed

The library is closed on Sundays during the summer -- we'll resume Sunday hours on Sunday, September 11.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
All Day
50 Books In A Year

Register on Beanstack for the 50 Books In A Year Challenge! This challenge runs from January 2022 - December 2022, but register anytime during the year. Sign up on Beanstack for this…

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

Monday, June 13th 2022

All Day
Tiny Art Show

Create a tiny masterpiece to display at the library for our Tiny Art Show! Pick up a take-and-make kit from the Youth Services Desk and return your painting to us…

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

Know a little bit about everything? Meet up with us at Main Street Billiards (215 S. Main St) with your team of up to 6 people and see if you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
215 South Main St., Rochester, MI 48307, Solarium
8:00pm
Library Board Meeting

Library Board Meeting

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

Tuesday, June 14th 2022

10:00am
Outdoor Explorers

Come explore the world outside of RHPL with Ms. Wendy! We will spend each week discovering fun and interesting facts about the natural world. Siblings are welcome, but projects will…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Rotary Park
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
11:00am
Storytime in the Park

Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the park! This storytime will take place at Rochester Lions Park (across University, behind Sunrise Senior Living).

No registration required.

Rochester Hills Public Library
Rochester Riverwalk, Rochester, MI 48307, Rotary Park
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