Human Trafficking 101

Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Human Trafficking 101” September 24 Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will feature the talk “Human Trafficking 101” on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Presenter Dawn Ames, director of family ministry at Lake Orion United Methodist Church and a community group leader for the Lake Orion-Oxford chapter of the Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP), will explain the definition of human trafficking, where it occurs, and who are the … [Read more...]

Curtis Taylor Trio Live

Rochester Hills Public Library presents Curtis Taylor Trio on September 20 Curtis Taylor The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will present a live online presentation with award-winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor on Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. Taylor’s lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. His unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities, and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects … [Read more...]

Shades: Detroit Love Stories with Author Esperanza Cintrón

Esperanza Cintrón Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will feature an author talk with award-winning local writer Esperanza Cintrón on Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom. Cintrón will read selections from her book, Shades: Detroit Love Stories, and participate in a Q/A with Rochester Writer’s founder, Michael Dwyer. Shades: Detroit Love Stories is a collection of interconnected short stories that are distinctly Detroit. Each interconnected story examines the obstacles … [Read more...]

NASA: Space Exploration & Discovery

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) invites you to take a trip to the stars with local NASA Solar System Ambassador, Jerry Chevrier, on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. This program will be live-streamed via Zoom. The NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program works with volunteers across the nation to communicate the science and excitement of NASA's space exploration missions and discoveries. Chevrier has been a NASA Solar System Ambassador for seven years. This program is open to … [Read more...]

Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

The Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” with Kevin Wood, September 3 The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will present a live online presentation titled, “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” with actor Kevin Wood on Thursday, September 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The live stream will air on Zoom. Wood will present a first-person portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln in period dress and discuss the president’s life and the history of the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Awarded CARES Act Grant

Rochester Hills Public Library Awarded CARES Act Grant from the Library of Michigan The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a CARES Act Grant from the Library of Michigan. The grant will provide $500 for RHPL's main library and $300 for each RHPL bookmobile to acquire personal protective equipment or cleaning supplies. The library will receive an extra $5,000 for added technology that increases patrons' connectivity to the internet. “The … [Read more...]

Library Bookmobile Returns for Grab & Go Service

The Rochester Hills Public Library's Bookmobile returned to the road this week for Grab & Go Service under Phase Three of the library’s Reopening Plan. “We are excited to put the library’s Bookmobile back in service,” said library director Juliane Morian. “Health and safety remain our number one priority so we have implemented distancing measures for patrons to wait safely outside the Bookmobile. Additionally, only library staff will be allowed on the Bookmobile at this time. We know … [Read more...]

Teens Asked to Eradicate Dragons on Library Quest

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Online Summer Quest for Teens The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is one of ninety-one libraries in Michigan participating in MI Library Quest, a virtual program for teens sponsored by the Library of Michigan. The goal of the program is to encourage teens to explore library websites all over the state of Michigan to find MI Library Quest icons along with a code to help them eradicate dragons from King Thaddeus Brockwright III’s kingdom. Once teens … [Read more...]

Grab & Go at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library Reopens July 6 for Grab & Go Service with Occupancy Limits and Additional Health and Safety Parameters The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will reopen on Monday, July 6 for Grab & Go service. This reopening to the public moves the library into Phase Three of its Reopening Plan. The plan is in place to allow the library to open to the public safely and responsibly and to pivot back to previous phases if COVID-19 cases should rise and new … [Read more...]