A Lung Cancer Community of Courage and Survivor Story

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to welcome Bonnie J. Addario on Tuesday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss her book, The Living Room: A Lung Cancer Community of Courage. The program will be live-streamed on Zoom. Addario is a lung cancer survivor and co-founder, board chair, and patient advocate of GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. She has empowered patients and given them a voice since receiving a stage 3B lung cancer diagnosis almost two decades ago. Recognizing the need … [Read more...]

Take Me Home Huey: Helping Veterans Heal Through Art

Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes artist Steve Maloney to discuss his art and his book, Take Me Home Huey, on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s Zoom platform. Maloney reclaimed a Medevac helicopter used during the Vietnam War and turned it into a sculpture. The chopper's journey and what Maloney learned about connection and healing through art changed his life. Maloney will discuss the sculpture as featured in his book. This program is free, open to the public, and … [Read more...]

Rarely Heard Classics, A Virtual Country Blues Narrative with Songs

Rochester Hills Public Library presents musician Leonardo Gianola on Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. for “A Virtual Country Blues Narrative” on the library’s Zoom platform. Specializing in solo, acoustic country blues, Gianola slaps a fresh coat of paint on these rarely heard classics. With music influenced by Robert Johnson, Son House, Charley Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, and Skip James, Gianola will perform and narrate the best of country blues. Perfect for all ages. This program is … [Read more...]

Local Authors Wanted for Third Annual Rochester Author Fair

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Rochester Writers invites local authors to participate in the third annual Rochester Author Fair on Small Business Saturday, November 27, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The 2021 fair will feature recorded author interviews on the library’s YouTube channel; and there may be an in-person component if COVID-19 protocols allow it.  "Author fairs are a fun and engaging way to get to know the person behind the book," said Michael Dwyer, founder of Rochester … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Offers Free, Live Online Tutoring

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is the community’s partner in learning and offers premium services to help parents and students stay on track with their learning. In addition to important research and academic resources and databases, the library offers all RHPL cardholders free live online tutoring. Tutor.com connects students at their time of need to one of over 3,000 vetted expert tutors. With instant access to one-to-one homework help and tutoring, students (and parents) can … [Read more...]

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Re-Opens

The gift shop run by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library has re-opened for business. Currently, a store-wide 40% Off Sale welcomes shoppers back and thanks them for their patience. Due to the pandemic, the store had been open during limited hours by appointment only. And before that, the library was closed to patrons, resulting in the store being closed as well. “We’re so happy to open our doors again,” said store manager, Darlene Tomczyk. “New spring merchandise has come … [Read more...]

Detroit’s Lost Poletown with Author Brianne Turczynski

Poletown was a once vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhood in Detroit. In its prime, it had a store on every corner. Its theaters, restaurants, and schools thrived, and its churches catered to multiple denominations. The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) presents “Detroit's Lost Poletown” with author Brianne Turczynski on April 29 at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s online Zoom platform. In 1981, General Motors announced plans for a new plant in Detroit and pointed to the 465 acres of … [Read more...]

Big Saturday Used Book Sale April 10 at the Library

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will hold a special day-long used book sale Saturday, April 10. The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Used Book and Media Sale Be aware that everything is by appointment only due to pandemic limitations. The Saturday date gives book shoppers eight by-appointment-only time slot opportunities on a weekend day. The sales are on the second floor used book room of the library, at 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester MI, 48307. Here are … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Library Week from the Comfort of Your Own Home

The Rochester Hills Public Library Celebrates National Library Week Online, April 4-10 April 4-10, 2021, is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The week promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services. Whether people visit virtually or in person, libraries are accessible and … [Read more...]

A Woman of Significance to Me, an Eighth Grade Essay Contest Now Open

Seventeenth Annual Rochester American Association of University Women (AAUW) 8th Grade Essay Contest Are you in the 8th grade? Have you been inspired by a woman in history or in your family? Write an essay telling about your experience and you could be the winner of the seventeenth annual Rochester AAUW 8th Grade Essay contest about "A Woman of Significance to Me." Contest Rules Prizes of $100.00, $75.00, and $50.00 will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners at … [Read more...]