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...]

Rochester Hills Announces Retail Therapy

Shop, Support, and Win Rochester Hills is encouraging neighbors to show their favorite shops some love. Making sure that small businesses have the tools they need for success is a priority for the city, and to put a fun twist on this initiative, you can now win gift cards. Take a picture of yourself checking out at a Rochester Hills business, or of your receipt from a recent purchase at a Rochester Hills business. Collect three pictures and win a $20 gift card. Getting a haircut or … [Read more...]

Self-led Nature Scavenger Hunt

On this self-led Nature Scavenger Hunt in Oakland Township Parks, investigate and learn how animals prepare for winter and survive the cold. Hibernation – Adaptation Investigation Riddles and clues will lead you around Oakland Township Parks to explore, crack codes, piece together puzzles, and solve the mystery of how animals survive the cold. After completing the nature adventure, participants will submit their answers and be entered in a drawing to win a special reward. Begin your … [Read more...]

Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm publishes the history of Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has reprinted a book that discovers the Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties. If This is Hastings...Then Where is Hog’s Hollow – was originally printed in 1990, but with the explosive residential and commercial growth in Oakland and Macomb Counties over the past thirty years … [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...]

Former Rochester Hills Mayor, Kenneth Snell, Passes Away

Snell Served as Mayor from 1995-1999 Kenneth Dwayne Snell Former Rochester Hills Mayor, Kenneth Snell, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. He was 65. Snell was the City’s third Mayor, serving from 1995-1999, and as a member of Rochester Hills City Council from 1984-1991 and again from 1993-1995. He was City Council President for two years during this time. During his tenure at Rochester Hills City Hall, Mayor Snell is credited for embracing technology, honoring the past and … [Read more...]

Croquet Anyone?

FREE Friday game night - September 18, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Croquet Anyone? Learn everything you would want to know about the game Croquet. The Historic District Commission has been collecting used croquet sets to have a fall family tourney at Cranberry Lake Farm. Learn the game, how to place the wickets, strategies, earning extra shots, and how to score. Croquet parties became more than a leisurely activity with the formation of professional clubs and tournaments - and even … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do Essential Workers Need, or even Want, Free Tuition?

Dear Crabby, Do Essential Workers Need, or even Want, Free Tuition? Sincerely, Libby Scholae Dear Libby, Great question. I started wondering about this too. Don't most of these folks already have a degree? And if they don't, do they want to quit their jobs to take online classes at a community college? Dear Crabby Gives Advice Michigan, under the guidance of Governor Whitmer, plans to use $24 million from the Cares Act to send 650,00 essential workers back to school to get a … [Read more...]

Judge Warren Patriot Week Commentary

Hon. Michael Warren Over a decade ago, my then 10-year-old daughter Leah pounded on a table and demanded a new celebration for America - and Patriot Week was born. She did so because the traditional civic calendar had been hallowed out by empty excuses for three-day weekends, barbecues, and appliance sales. The idea was to renew the spirit of America. Little did we predict that in 2020 the nation would need Patriot Week for another reason - to heal the spirit of America. The toxic … [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...]