An Evening with Angeline Boulley

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to present “An Evening with Angeline Boulley” at 7:00 p.m. on September 20, hosted on the online Zoom platform. Boulley is a Michigan author, Young Adult novelist, and a Native American education advocate. Her debut novel, Firekeeper’s Daughter, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. You won’t want to miss this engaging interview and discussion with Ms. Boulley about her life, writing career, and becoming a bestselling … [Read more...]

My Amazing Journey with Autism

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes Ron Sandison, author, speaker, and mental healthcare worker, on Thursday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room for the program “My Amazing Journey,” where he’ll share his experiences with autism and the challenges of learning social skills and handling sensory issues. Sandison uses humor in his presentations and stories about being a dad with autism and having three nationally published books. Attendees will receive practical insight … [Read more...]

Nature Books Galore at Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Summer Used Book Sale is set for July 27 - 30 and Monday, August 1. Sale chairperson Ann Gruenewald reports that appropriate to the season, books about nature – wildflowers, butterflies and related topics – abound. The sale is at the second floor of the main library building at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Thousands of books are priced at $1 for hardcover and large softcover and 50 cents for small paperbacks. DVDs, board games, … [Read more...]

Olivia Dear Opens Rochester Hills Public Library’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to host singer/songwriter Olivia Dear in concert on Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m. on the library’s West Lawn in front of the iconic rotunda. Dear, a Rochester Adams High School graduate and former America’s Got Talent contestant, returns to RHPL to perform her blend of modern pop and folk songwriting.  Space is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or low-back lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, performances will move … [Read more...]

Pedal the Past History Bike Tour June 30

Bike Riders and History Lovers Unite The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and the Rochester Hills Museum host a bike ride through Rochester's past and visit historical sites around downtown. Each turn and trail will reveal another chapter of Rochester's story. Attendees may register for one of six time slots between 6:00-7:30 p.m. on June 30. Each slot will accommodate up to 12 riders. Tours are approximately three miles long. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Registration … [Read more...]

Seeking Local Authors for the Fourth Annual Rochester Author Fair

Are you a published local author? If so, apply to be a part of the Fourth Annual Rochester Author Fair and share your traditionally published or indie published titles with the public. This year’s fair is on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022, in the library’s Multipurpose Room. “Rochester Writers is pleased to collaborate with the Rochester Hills Public Library again to organize the fourth annual Rochester Author Fair,” said Michael Dwyer of Rochester Writers. “We’re looking for … [Read more...]

What Food Labels Actually Tell Us

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes Lisa Howard, “The Cultured Cook,” on April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room for “What Food Labels Actually Tell Us: How to Be an Informed Eater.” In this program, Howard will explore ingredients, nutritional terms, and marketing claims to help shoppers walk the grocery store aisles with confidence. Howard manages the online site,, a resource for curious and knowledgeable nibblers looking for recipes, kitchen … [Read more...]

Augmented Reality – What is it All About?

Smart Towns will host Dr. Khalid Mirza, founding director of Oakland University's Augmented Reality Center (ARC), at Rochester Hills Public Library’s Multipurpose Room on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. In this program, Dr. Mirza will explain augmented reality and how it may be on the verge of changing our lives. ARC was founded with the support and expertise of an Industrial Advisory Board, and Oakland University and College for Creative Studies faculty to provide a learning platform … [Read more...]

The 19th Century Evolution of Football

Rochester Hills Public Library will present “The 19th Century Evolution of Football” with historian Jim Craft on January 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Craft will recount the history of football's early forms, beginning with folk football, through how the game was played between 1863 and 1913, and on to the three most major forms of football known today: Soccer, Rugby Union, and Gridiron (American). This event is open to RHPL cardholders (if there is room, the … [Read more...]

Vision Boarding at the Library

Rochester Hills Public Library will present “Vision Boarding” with Courtney Jones on January 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Ring in 2022 by setting an intention around your health and well-being with a vision board to remind you of your goals and intentions throughout the year. This event is open to RHPL cardholders. Registration is required. To register, visit or call 248-656-2900. The library will provide supplies. … [Read more...]