Join the Art Talk on Painterly Realism and Post-War American Art

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) presents an Art Talk with Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) instructor Charles Pompilius on Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s Zoom platform. Pompilius will discuss post-WWII American art along with painterly realism, a term that describes qualities such as color, stroke, and texture that are distinct to the art of painting. This program is open to the public and requires registration to join the live Zoom presentation. … [Read more...]

Friends of the Library Stages Big Kids Book Sale

Thursday, July 15, and Friday, July 16, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will stage a large Sidewalk Sale consisting totally of used children’s books. It’ll all be outside the Library’s West Entrance at 500 Olde Towne in downtown Rochester from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Just kids books -- everything from board books for the youngest to tomes for middle and teen level readers -- will be sold for the rock-bottom price of 50 cents each. “We have been overwhelmed with … [Read more...]

Contemporary Realism Movement Art Talk with Mary Dudek

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) presents an Art Talk with Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) instructor Mary Dudek on Tuesday, July 20, at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s Zoom platform. Dudek will discuss the Contemporary Realism movement, a North American style of painting that came into existence in the 1960s and the early 1970s. This program is open to the public and requires registration to join the live Zoom presentation. … [Read more...]

Writers & Lovers, Letting Go, and Moving On, with Author Lily King

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL), in partnership with Troy Public Library (TPL), will welcome New York Times bestselling author Lily King on Tuesday, June 22, at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion about her career and latest book, Writers & Lovers. The program will take place online over Zoom. Space is limited to 250. To register, visit calendar.rhpl.org. Called “a master psychological portraitist” by Publishers Weekly, King brings her deft and graceful characterization to … [Read more...]

Indie Rock Band to Jam Rochester Rotary Gateway Park

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will host an outdoor concert with the up-and-coming Indie Rock band The Dartmoors on Saturday, June 19, at 2:00 p.m. in Rochester Rotary Gateway Park, 500 Olde Towne Road on the library grounds. The Dartmoors, a three-piece group of young musicians and Indie rock band from Michigan, will perform songs from their recently released album, A Horizontal Drop. Concerts are subject to change or cancel. The concert is open to RHPL cardholders. Space is … [Read more...]

Summer Reading with the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is hosting their annual summer reading event from June 12 to August 21, kids, parents, adults, and teens are encouraged to read and have fun with reading challenges and library activities. Readers can track their progress online for a chance to win great prizes. “Reading and lifelong learning are priorities at RHPL,” said library director Juliane Morian. “The library’s new strategic plan highlights and supports learners of all ages, along with … [Read more...]

The Audacity of Sara Grayson

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) presents an Author Talk with Joani Elliott on June 15 at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s Zoom platform. Mystery, romance and humor abound in Joani Elliott’s humorous contemporary fiction debut, which brilliantly follows an insecure writer’s journey of self-discovery as she struggles to fill the void left behind by her mother—a best-selling literary icon who dies before she finished the final book in her best-selling series. It is the story about what … [Read more...]

A Musical Tribute to Our Veterans with Pam Jaslove

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will host an outdoor concert with the Pam Jaslove: A Musical Tribute to Our Veteran’s on Thursday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Rochester Rotary Gateway Park. Sit back and listen to vocalist Pam Jaslove sing music from the 1940s in a musical tribute to veterans. Concerts will be outside at Rochester Rotary Gateway Park, located on the library grounds to the west of the library building. Concerts are subject to change or cancellation due to weather … [Read more...]

Little Free Lending Library Kits Available Again

Imagine your hometown as a place where books are readily available just up the block or around the corner 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s what The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is trying to create by once again inviting the neighborhoods, businesses and homeowners of Rochester Hills, Rochester and Oakland Twp. to provide a Little Free Lending Library across those communities. Popular throughout the country, these small, wooden libraries (they look like … [Read more...]

‘Her Three Lives’ a Psychological Thriller

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is happy to announce an Author Talk program with USA bestselling author Cate Holohan on Tuesday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s online Zoom platform. Holahan will discuss her latest psychological thriller with a high-tech spin titled, Her Three Lives. The program is open to the public. Rochester Hills Public Library is located at 500 Olde Towne Road in Rochester, MI, and serves to provide lifelong learning opportunities, instill a love of … [Read more...]