The RHPL is full of fun this spring!

Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at Rochester Hills Public Library. Each child who registers for library programs must have his or her own library card and be a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township. Registration is online. Confirmation numbers are required at the door.  All youth programs are funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library.  See the Schedule of Events on our website at or contact Youth Services at (248) 650-7140.

Real Heroes Read! Author Visit & Book Signing
Wednesday, April 3
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Multipurpose Room

All Ages

Register all children and adults attending. Meet and greet the authors of the Knightscares and Heroes A2Z series – David Anthony and Charles David.  The guys will hang around after their presentation for pictures and book signing. Online registration opens March 27 at 9:00 a.m.

Be a Germbuster!

Grades K & up with adult

Friday, April 5

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Multipurpose Room

Register all children attending this event. Good hand washing is your number one defense against germs!  But how can you tell if you’re doing a really good job? The Oakland County Health Department, through a Public Health Emergency Response and Preparedness Grant, has provided us with Glitterbug-a special light that will reveal how well you’re really washing your hands. We’ll apply Glitterbug potion, wash our hands, then place them under the Glitterbug light. Any spot that hasn’t been washed will glow! We’ll have related crafts and stories too. Online registration begins March 29 at 9:00 a.m.


FABULOUS FRIDAYOnce Upon A Puppet presents Dick Whittington and His Cat

Birth-Age 5 with caregiver

Friday, April 12

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Multipurpose Room

Register all children and adults attending this event. Confirmation numbers required at the door.

Join Nancy Penvose and her puppets as she brings to life the story of the poor boy who must trade his beloved cat for gold and jewels and eventually becomes Lord Mayor of London. It’s a “happily ever after” tale for all ages. Online registration begins April 5 at 9:00 a.m.

Daniel Hodgins Presents!

Adults only

Wednesday, April 17

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Multipurpose Room

Register everyone attending

Internationally renowned early childhood consultant and presenter, Daniel Hodgins will discuss understanding research based on early childhood theory and how to adapt curriculum and environments to support continued development of children and families. In partnership with the Neighborhood Childcare Center, this presentation is open to all educators, parents and other professionals. Registration begins on Wednesday, April 3. To register, please call 248-650-7146.

Fun at the Library Family Storytime
Thursday, April 18
7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Story Room
All Ages
Register all adults and children attending.  Celebrate National Library Week with stories and songs about all the fun you can have at the library! Online registration opens Thursday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m.

Authors in April Autograph Party
Wednesday, April 24
4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
All Ages
Meet this year’s visiting authors! John Rocco, Betty G. Birney, Sarah Weeks, and Jordan Sonnenblick will be available for photographs and autographs, or just to say, “Hi.” Books will be available for sale. No registration required.

Recycled Arts & Crafts
Saturday April 27

Story Room
10:00.a.m. to 11:00.a.m. (4 year olds through 2nd grade)
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (3rd grade through 5th grade)
Come celebrate Earth Day by creating an art project made 100% of recycled materials. We provide the starting point and the materials, you bring the creativity and come up with something really cool. Online registration opens Saturday, April 20 at 9:00 a.m.  Activities will vary, so please choose the appropriate session based on the age of your child.

Puppet Workshop

Friday, May 3

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

All Ages

Register all children and adults attending this program!  No school today, so come to this creative, fun-filled event!   All the materials to make any paper bag puppet you can imagine will be provided. Online registration begins April Friday, 26 at 9:00 a.m.





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