Talking Book Service Extended to Five More Years

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to announce that the Oakland County Board of Commissioners pledged to continue supporting the library’s Oakland Talking Book Service (OTBS) at their meeting on February 16. The service has been renewed for five years.  OTBS is a county-wide program open to all county residents that provides essential services to those living with a vision or physical disability. OTBS is a lifeline for those who seek efficient and equitable access to … [Read more...]

‘The Weight Is Over: My Battle with Obesity’ by Eric Johnson

UPDATED (EVENT MOVED FROM ROCHESTER HILLS TO COMMERCE): Author, Eric Johnson will be conducting a “Meet and Greet” on Friday, March 31, 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m, at Kroger grocery store located at 47060 Pontiac Trail, Commerce, MI 48390. The obesity rate in the United States is nearly 42%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Black adults have the highest rates of obesity, with nearly half earning that title. In his inspiring, heart-wrenching, and challenging … [Read more...]

Annual Antique Appraisal Day April 2

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Hosts 29th Annual Antique Appraisal Day at Rochester Hills at Van Hoosen Farm, April 2. Have you ever wondered if that necklace you bought in an antique store is worth more than what you paid for it? Or what the story behind grandpa's coin collection is? If you have antique treasures or family heirlooms that you’ve long wondered about, bring them to the Rochester-Avon Historical Society during their 29th Annual Antique Appraisal Day on Sunday, April 2, from … [Read more...]

Hell from the Heavens with Author John Wukovitz

Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes author John Wukovits on February 28 at 7:00 p.m. for his presentation “Hell from the Heavens” in the library’s Multipurpose Room. John Wukovits Wukovits will discuss one of the most amazing World War II exploits featuring the crew of the USS Laffey in April 1945. Learn how his book on the subject became a major motion picture directed by Mel Gibson and about his role as film advisor. This event is open to RHPL cardholders. Registration is … [Read more...]

Oakland County Parks Now Hiring

Job postings for a wide variety of seasonal park positions open as Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) gears up for its busy spring and summer seasons. Hundreds of jobs will need to be filled at OCPR’s campgrounds, aquatic facilities, golf courses and parks within the next few months. Seasonal workers are eligible for a total of $500 in cash bonuses and also receive annual vehicle permits and a limited number of passes to enjoy various facilities. Positions start at $13.26/hour for … [Read more...]

Life and Times of Eliza Seaman Leggett

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents “Life and Times of Eliza Seaman Leggett” Eliza Seaman Leggett The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) will present “Life and Times of Eliza Seaman Leggett” presented by Lori Miller of the Oakland History Center. The program will take place on March 7 at 12:00 noon at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm as a part of RAHS Brown Bag program series.  To highlight Women’s History Month, Miller will discuss the life and times … [Read more...]

Check Out the Boogie Woogie Kid at the Library

Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes Matthew Ball, the “Boogie Woogie Kid,” in concert on February 19, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes back Matthew Ball (aka The Boogie Woogie Kid) for another entertaining family concert featuring New Orleans songs, Boogie-Woogie piano, and Swing-Era favorites from the American Songbook. Ball performs classics like "In the Mood," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," "Basin Street Blues," "It Had to be You," "Glory of Love," … [Read more...]

Citizens of the American Colonies: The Patriots

On February 2 at 7:00 p.m., the Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “Citizens of the American Colonies: The Patriots” at the Rochester Hills Public Library located at 500 Olde Town Rd., Rochester, MI.  Attendees of the program will have the opportunity to meet three Patriot Players from America's Colonial past – Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, and Sybil Ludington. Everyone will tell their own story about how the roles they played in helping America develop.  Larissa … [Read more...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Library Winter Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library is getting the new year off to a big start with its winter used book sale set for January 25-29. The bargains are all in the upstairs used book sale room of the library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Presale opportunities for Friends members will be Wednesday January 25 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. New member sign-ups and renewals are available at the door. The Friends of the Library used book sale area is located on the upper level, … [Read more...]

Fire & Ice Festival is Back in Downtown Rochester

“The Fire & Ice Festival is a fun-filled opportunity to get out of the house, even in the depths of winter, to enjoy some fresh air and regain a sense of community,” Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. “The event attracts thousands of people from across the region to get a taste of how joyful and active winter can really be.” Ice Carvings at Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester - Photo by Michael Dwyer This year’s ice sculpting theme is myths and legends. Glistening … [Read more...]