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.

Monday, November 28th 2022

10:30am
Big Fun in the Big Room

For children ages birth-five years and a caregiver. Please register all children attending, one registration covers the whole five week session. Please only register for Monday OR Wednesday.
Join one…

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

Tuesday, November 29th 2022

10:00am
Parent Child Workshop

For children ages one-three years and a caregiver. Please register all one-three year olds attending, one registration covers the whole five week session.
Join Ms. Wendy for a fun,…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Multipurpose 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
6:00pm
Sublimation Keychains

Ever wonder how sublimation works? Join us in making these fun keychains that can be personalized with your own design and color choices. Registration required. 

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

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
(Smart Towns) What Social Movements Can and Cannot Do

Dr. Jo Reger, professor of sociology and department chair at Oakland University, examines this time of social protest and upheaval with some of the largest demonstrations in US history and…

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

Wednesday, November 30th 2022

10:30am
Big Fun in the Big Room

For children ages birth-five years and a caregiver. Please register all children attending, one registration covers the whole five week session. Please only register for Monday OR Wednesday.
Join one…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Multipurpose Room
Event Series
7:00pm
RHPL Player's Guild (RPG)

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, Conference Room A
Event Series

Thursday, December 1st 2022

10:00am
ELL Book Club: To Kill A Mockingbird

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
3:00pm
Friends of RHPL Quality Book Sale

Shop this Friends Quality Sale for holiday gifts and more!

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

Friday, December 2nd 2022

9:30am
Friends of RHPL Quality Sale

Shop this Friends Quality Sale for holiday gifts and more!

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

Saturday, December 3rd 2022

9:30am
Friends of RHPL Quality Sale

Shop this Friends Quality Sale for holiday gifts and more!

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

Sunday, December 4th 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, December 5th 2022

10:30am
Big Fun in the Big Room

For children ages birth-five years and a caregiver. Please register all children attending, one registration covers the whole five week session. Please only register for Monday OR Wednesday.
Join one…

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

Tuesday, December 6th 2022

9:00am
Snow-Frosted Candy Jar Take & Make

Make a “snow-covered” candy jar using just Epsom salt, glitter, and a recycled container. Candy included. Pick up Dec. 6 - Dec. 13th. All supplies included. Registration required. 

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
10:00am
Parent Child Workshop

For children ages one-three years and a caregiver. Please register all one-three year olds attending, one registration covers the whole five week session.
Join Ms. Wendy for a fun,…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Multipurpose Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Smart Towns: Pearl Harbor & the American Response

Frank Cardimen, a professor at Oakland University, discusses the December 7, 1941, battle at Pearl Harbor and the American ingenuity and courage following that horrible day.

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

Wednesday, December 7th 2022

10:30am
Big Fun in the Big Room

For children ages birth-five years and a caregiver. Please register all children attending, one registration covers the whole five week session. Please only register for Monday OR Wednesday.
Join one…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Multipurpose Room
Event Series
5:00pm
3D Design Drop-in Workshop

Need help with learning 3d design? Drop into our workshops on Wednesdays from 5-7pm in December and January and get help with learning onshape, tinkercad, and inkscape. No registration required,…

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

Thursday, December 8th 2022

10:00am
ELL Book Club: To Kill A Mockingbird

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
6:00pm
Engraved Holiday Ornaments

Back by popular demand! Come use our Glowforge laser cutter in the Eureka Lab to engrave a personalized holiday ornament or décor item. All ages welcome. 

Registration required. 

Questions? Send an email…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas

Historian and photographer Jeff Morrison presents over 100 photos of architectural sculptures found on buildings throughout Michigan — from Ann Arbor to Ontonagon and all points in
between.

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

Saturday, December 10th 2022

11:00am
Battle of the Books Coach Meeting

Learn everything you need for a successful battle. No registration required. The coach meeting will be archived if you are unable to attend.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Multipurpose Room
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, December 11th 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
12:00pm
Holiday Home Tour

Get ready to be swept away into a holiday wonderland. Holiday Home Tour is a fundraising event sponsored by Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library. We hope you enjoy…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
2:00pm
Concert: Clarke, Reed, and Meadows

Singer-songwriter Ryne Clarke, guitarist/frontman David Reed of Short Panic, and classically-trained vocalist/violinist Megan Meadows perform their folk originals, as well as folk tunes from the 1960s and 70s.

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

Monday, December 12th 2022

6:00pm
Wooden Picture Transfer Ornament or Coaster

These personalized wood slice ornaments are great for any holiday décor, they can even be made into coasters! Registration required. 

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

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