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.

Wednesday, June 29th 2022

7:00pm
Picnic Flicks

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a movie at the library! Movie titles to be announced.

 

 

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

Thursday, June 30th 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
11:00am
Storytime in the Park

Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the Rochester Lions park! Registration is not required.

Rochester Hills Public Library
Rochester Riverwalk, Rochester, MI 48307, Rotary Park
6:00pm
Pedal the Past History Bike Tour

If you love local history, join RHPL for a bike ride through Rochester’s past and visit historical sites around downtown! Each turn and trail will reveal another chapter of Rochester’s…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:00pm
Label Making Drop In

Sign up for a time to make labels in the makerspace. Personalize your space or make generic labels to work for everything.  Questions? Send an email to adult.reference@rhpl.org or contact…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:00pm
Picnic & Pages

Bring a blanket (we’ll bring the pizza) and join our Tween Book Club for an outdoor picnic! We’ll select a book at the first meeting, discuss the book at the…

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

Join other teens for tabletop games, board games, card games, role-playing games, and more! Interested in becoming a dungeon master for D & D or leading a specific board game?…

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

Friday, July 1st 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, July 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

Sunday, July 3rd 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 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, July 4th 2022

All Day
Library Closed

The library is closed for the Independence Day holiday.

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

Tuesday, July 5th 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
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
11:00am
Wizarding World’s Pygmy Puff

Create your own little Pygmy Puff from Harry Potter. For grades 4-6. 

 

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

Thursday, July 7th 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
3:00pm
Basic Technology Help for Seniors

Need some assistance with technology? Meet with our patient and friendly teen volunteers who can show you the basics on your device or on a library computer.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Conference Room A
6:00pm
Teen Video Game Tournament

Show your skills in one of our monthly summer video game tournaments! Prizes are awarded each month.

June 16: "Mario Kart 8" (Nintendo Switch)

July 7: "Smash Brothers Ultimate" (Nintendo Switch)

August 18:…

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

Saturday, July 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
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, July 10th 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 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, July 11th 2022

All Day
DIY Flirt Pole  (take and make)

Do you have a dog or kitty at home? Make a fun toy and help your pet get some exercise. Supplies included.  


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Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
All Day
Make your own Bowtruckle

Make a little Bowtruckle from the world of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." For grades 2-6.

 

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

Join your favorite youth librarians for a fun storytime in the Rochester Lions park! Registration is not required.

Rochester Hills Public Library
Rochester Riverwalk, Rochester, MI 48307, Rotary Park
7:00pm
Books on Tap

Meet at Main Street Billiards for a casual book club in a relaxed setting. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Copies of the book are available at the…

Rochester Hills Public Library
215 S. Main St, Rochester, MI 48309, VIP Room
8:00pm
Library Board Meeting

Library Board Meeting

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

Tuesday, July 12th 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

Wednesday, July 13th 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
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