Finding Census and Census-Ability with Genealogist Lisa Eschenburg

Join RHPL and genealogist Lisa Eschenburg on a live Zoom meeting as she discusses the U.S. census and how to use it to research your family history. Eschenburg will answer such questions as: What is the census? Where do you find it? How do you use it? What if there isn’t a census? Beginning and intermediate family researchers can learn about this important genealogy resource and become able census researchers for locating ancestors. This program is open to the public. To register, … [Read more...]

Two Big Book Sales at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Looking to get a leg up on holiday gift giving? Or maybe just looking for a good book to snuggle up with on an autumn day? Two upcoming events from the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library could help you fulfill your gifting and literary needs. First off, the Friends’ autumn used books sale is set for October 20–24 in the upstairs used book sale room of the library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Pre-sale opportunities for Friends members will be Wednesday from … [Read more...]

Monsters of the Great Lakes

What lies beneath the surface of the great lakes? Find out when Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Monsters of the Great Lakes” online over Zoom on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. Join author Shetan Noir as she tells the tales of Michigan's lake monsters and sea serpents. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Register at calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Presents Jazz Crooner Tony Camilletti in Concert

Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to welcome Detroit-based jazz crooner Tony Camilletti and the Don Bartkowiak quartet on Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room for a performance titled, Lulu and That Old Devil Moon. Sit back and listen to classic jazz songs spanning the 1940s through the 1980s, originally made famous by the likes of Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Bennett, and Cole to the Beatles, Stevie, Aretha, and many more in between. This program is open to RHPL … [Read more...]

The Father of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “The Father of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence” on October 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Rochester Hills Public Library as a part of the Smart Towns program series. Oakland University professor, Frank Cardimen, will discuss the life and genius of Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the German Enigma Machine during World War II, and his impact on today’s technological revolution.  Smart Towns is a lifelong learning program for everyone … [Read more...]

Robotics in Gynecological Surgery

Smart Towns hosts Dr. Douglas Pugmire, D.O. on Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Rochester Hills Public Library to review of how advanced robotic technology is used to treat gynecological diseases. Over the last 15 years, over 75% of all gynecological-related surgery has transitioned to robotics. Dr. Pugmire is board-certified in gynecological oncology and Ob/Gyn. He is the director of robotics surgery and Chief of the Ob/Gyn Department at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital … [Read more...]

Miller and Ford Play Franck Live at the Library

Award-winning musicians, pianist Peyton Miller and saxophonist Brant Ford will perform César Franck’s "Sonata in A Major for Saxophone and Piano," as well as other solo works at Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) on Sunday, September 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Brant Ford and Peyton Miller to perform at the Rochester Hills Public Library This program open to RHPL cardholders. Registration is required. To view all events, visit calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900. The Rochester … [Read more...]

Life History Narratives of Detroit Auto Workers in the 1950s

Smart Towns presents “Life History Narratives of Detroit Auto Workers in the 1950s” with Daniel Clark, September 23 Smart Towns host Oakland University history professor Daniel Clark on Thursday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Rochester Hills Public Library. Clark will discuss the lives of 1950s Detroit autoworkers and their resilience during a time of economic and job insecurity.  Clark's first book, Like Night and Day: Unionization in a Southern Mill Town, explored what … [Read more...]

September 11, The Day That Changed the World

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is honored to participate in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, a downloadable educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of … [Read more...]

A Colorful History of American League Baseball Parks

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “A Colorful History of American League Baseball Parks” on Thursday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Multipurpose Room. Presented by Paul Hinz, a baseball enthusiast, sit back and experience the evolution of the original ballparks of the eight Charter Members of the American League in this informative presentation. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. … [Read more...]