Rochester Hills Public Library Board of Trustees Names New Officers

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Board of Trustees named new officers at its first meeting of the year. The board appointed Robert Bonam as president and Madge Lawson as vice-president. Anne Kucher was named secretary, and Gregg Christenson as treasurer. Chuck Stouffer and Suba Subbarao are board trustees.  Robert Bonam Bonam was first elected to the library board in 1984 and has since filled each position several times. During his tenure on the board, Bonam has managed the … [Read more...]

Be My Valentine with a Library Raffle Ticket

Looking for a Lovely Valentine’s Gift? Give a Friends of the Library’s 60-40 Raffle Ticket to your Valentine. Tickets Now Available Online and via the Phone. Buy your beloved a ticket for The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s first-ever high-stakes 60-40 raffle available to everyone. The raffle proceeds will hopefully help make up for the loss of, or limitations on, key Friends fund-raising events and operations during the past year due to COVID-19. The 2020 casualties … [Read more...]

Christine Lind Hage Youth Room

Rochester Hills Public Library Renames Youth Room for former Director, Christine Lind Hage Christine Lind Hage Youth Room In January 2020, Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) announced the renaming of its Youth Room in honor of retired library director Christine Hage. Last month, the library installed a new sign above the entrance to the Youth Room to mark the occasion. Hage retired in 2019 after a forty-eight-year career in public libraries, including thirty-one years with RHPL. … [Read more...]

Grab & Go Service Resumes at the Library

Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to announce it will return to Phase Three: Grab & Go Service on Monday, February 1. A COVID-19 safety plan has been in place at the library since March 2020. The plan allows the library to move through reopening phases depending on local virus cases and statistics.  “It has been a long journey through COVID-19,” said library director Juliane Morian. “The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers have always been our number … [Read more...]

Ford Donates 6,000 Face Masks to Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library A recent donation of 6,000 disposable face masks from the Ford Motor Company Fund significantly helps Rochester Hills Public Library's efforts to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “This generous donation from the Ford Motor Company Fund,” said Juliane Morian, library director, “has helped offset the impact of unanticipated expenditures. It helps RHPL do more when our community needs us the most.” Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) … [Read more...]

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Mark 60th Anniversary with 60-40 Raffle

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is marking its 60th anniversary in 2021 with a new fundraiser, as a way to brighten what we all hope will be the post-pandemic Rochester area scene. The Friends, the volunteer support arm of the library which serves Rochester Hills, Rochester and Oakland Twp., has launched its first-ever high-stakes 60-40 raffle. Granted, the raffle proceeds will hopefully make up for the loss of, or limitations on, key Friends fund-raising … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library & Rochester Writers announce Second Annual Author Fair

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Rochester Writers have once again partnered for the second annual Author Fair featuring local and regional writers in a variety of genres. This year the event will be online and include nearly thirty local authors in recorded on-camera interviews. The interviews will debut in a live stream on RHPL's YouTube channel on Small Business Saturday, November 28, and Sunday, November 29, beginning at 11 a.m. each day.  Then, on Monday November 30, the library … [Read more...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Library Resume Used Book Sales on Limited Basis

Get Ready to Hunt Again for Some Great Literary Bargains, but Only by Appointment, and Shoppers Must Spend at Least $10. Operating under Covid-19 safety rules that limit access, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library have reopened the Used Book Sale Room on the second floor of the Library at 500 Olde Towne Road to the general public. Here are the ground rules:  Entrance is strictly by appointment only. To keep everyone as safe as possible, only 10 customers are allowed in at one … [Read more...]

Canada vs. Russia On Ice

Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Epic Confrontation: Canada vs. Russia On Ice,” October 8 RHPL welcomes author & sports journalist Greg Franke, October 8 Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will welcome author Greg Franke to discuss his latest book, Epic Confrontations: Canada vs. Russia on Ice: The Greatest Sports Drama of All Time, on Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. The program will be live-streamed on Zoom. This sports story is as incredible as the Miracle on Ice and … [Read more...]

Fight Cancer, Heart Disease & Diabetes with Your Fork

Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Fight Cancer, Heart Disease & Diabetes with Your Fork,” September 29 Dr. Sruti March Rochester Hills Public Library will feature Dr. Sruti March, ND, and her presentation “Fight Cancer, Heart Disease & Diabetes with Your Fork” on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. In this live online presentation, Dr. March will discuss how to create a healthy plate and a lifestyle that works for you. Dr. March specializes in oncology nutrition and … [Read more...]