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, theculturedcook.com, 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 calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900. The library will provide supplies. … [Read more...]

Interactive Indian Classical Dance

Rochester Hills Public Library will present “Interactive Indian Classical Dance,” a session and performance with Oindrila Bhar on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Bhar will perform and explain the history of Odissi, an ancient classical dance that originated in the Hindu temples of the eastern coastal state of Odisha in India. This event is open to RHPL cardholders (if there is room, the program will open to the public one week before). … [Read more...]

Dark Side of the Mitten

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes true crime author Thomas Carr on Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room to discuss his third book in the “Blood on the Mitten Series” titled, Dark Side of the Mitten: Crimes of the Powerful & Powerful Criminals in Michigan’s Past & Present. Michigan’s past has a more sinister side than what is commonly displayed on roadside historical markers. In his book, Carr presents a wide array of stories about Michigan’s … [Read more...]

Author Fair Returns to the Library on Small Business Saturday

Rochester Writers & Rochester Hills Public Library host third annual Author Fair on Small Business Saturday, November 27, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Book lovers from across metro Detroit can delight in finding new authors, meeting with favorite writers, and perhaps catching some writing inspiration of their own at the third annual Authors Fair hosted by Rochester Writers and Rochester Hills Public Library. This popular local literary event takes place in the library’s Multipurpose Room … [Read more...]

DNA Testing for Genealogy: Pros and Cons, Costs and Features

Want to learn more about your family's history, but are hesitant to take a DNA test? Join Eric Migdal of It's All Relative Genealogy on Zoom, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion about the pros, cons, costs, and features of all the major DNA tests for genealogy purposes, including Y-DNA testing, mitochondrial DNA testing, and autosomal testing. This program is online and open to the public. To register, visit calendar.rhpl.org. Rochester Hills Public Library is located at 500 … [Read more...]

Lost in Michigan with Mike Sonnenberg

Join author Mike Sonnenberg on November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Multipurpose Room for a discussion about his travels around Michigan and stories about some of the unique and historic places he has visited. This program is free and open to RHPL cardholders. Registration is required. Register at calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900. Rochester Hills Public Library is located at 500 Olde Towne Road in Rochester, MI, and serves to provide lifelong … [Read more...]

Musical Tribute to Our Veterans

Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to welcome vocalist Pam Jaslove on Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room for a performance that will pay tribute to our military veterans with songs from the 1940s.   Jaslove has a range of musical experiences and has been thrilled to share the stage with many talented musicians. Her influences include jazz standards from the Great American Songbook and the artists who wrote and performed them. Jaslove delivers a top-flight … [Read more...]