Citizens of the American Colonies: The Patriots

On February 2 at 7:00 p.m., the Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “Citizens of the American Colonies: The Patriots” at the Rochester Hills Public Library located at 500 Olde Town Rd., Rochester, MI.  Attendees of the program will have the opportunity to meet three Patriot Players from America's Colonial past – Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, and Sybil Ludington. Everyone will tell their own story about how the roles they played in helping America develop.  Larissa … [Read more...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Library Winter Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library is getting the new year off to a big start with its winter used book sale set for January 25-29. The bargains are all in the upstairs used book sale room of the library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Presale opportunities for Friends members will be Wednesday January 25 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. New member sign-ups and renewals are available at the door. The Friends of the Library used book sale area is located on the upper level, … [Read more...]

A Story of Sikhs in America comes to the Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes Dr. Arifa Javed, documentary filmmaker and sociology professor, on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room to screen her film, The Season in the Mist: A Story of Sikhs in America. This Michigan-made documentary interviews members of the Sikh minority among Indian immigrants and addresses the contributions Sikhs have made to American society. Dr. Javed's cross-cultural experiences – first within India and then as an immigrant … [Read more...]

Vision Board Experience: Envision Your Best Year

Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes local wellness and mindset coach Courtney Jones on January 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room for a workshop to help create a life vision for the New Year. The workshop will begin with a simple meditation and move to crafting a vision board for 2023. Supplies will be provided. This event is open to library cardholders. Registration is required. Space is limited. To register, visit calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Purchases a New Mini Bookmobile

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to announce the purchase of a new Dodge ProMaster 3500 utility van to replace the bus-sized community bookmobile. Over the past several months, the 30-year-old bookmobile bus has had maintenance issues that mechanics cannot diagnose or fix. RHPL purchased the bus from another library in 2018 as a temporary vehicle for outreach services to Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township. The bus served two libraries and thousands of patrons in two … [Read more...]

Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, and more Featured at Author Fair

Rochester Hills Public Library & Rochester Writers host the fourth annual Rochester Author Fair on Small Business Saturday, November 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Booklovers 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 fourth annual Author Fair hosted by Rochester Writers and Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL). This popular local literary event takes place in the … [Read more...]

Odyssey in Concert at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Come spend a Sunday afternoon at Rochester Hills Public Library and enjoy the a cappella voices of Odyssey, on Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Odyssey is a southeastern Michigan-based musical group that offers interactive performances for audiences of all ages. This event is open to the public. Online Registration is required or call 248-656-2900. … [Read more...]

Friends of the Library Fall Used Book Sale

Ever wonder how to get something done? Thanks to a generous donation, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Fall Used Book Sale has an unusually large selection of “How To” books on how to draw and how to paint along with instruction books on sculpture, pottery, stained glass, and other crafts. Also donated were lots of woodworking books. This is in addition to the usual fine selection of over 30,000 books, both fiction and non-fiction, along with DVDs, CDs, audio … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library presents the Detroit Flute Guild

Experience the ethereal and graceful sounds of woodwinds with the Detroit Flute Guild on Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Rochester Hills Public Library in the Multipurpose Room. Rochester Hills Public Library presents the Detroit Flute Guild, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Performing for nearly 20 years, the guild has appeared with Michigan symphonies and participated in flute choir concerts at the National Flute Association convention.  This event is open to the public. Registration is required. … [Read more...]

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...]