RHPL reopens for Sunday business

With the start of school and the closing of Art and Apples the Rochester Hills Public Library is once again open for Sunday service between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. “Sundays during the school year are some of our busiest service hours,” said Library Director Christine Lind Hage. “It is the one day of the week when families like to relax together at Library.”

Exterior shot by Harley Colbert

The Library also offers six Sunday concerts each year. The concerts are designed to entertain people of all ages. The first concert will be held at 2:00 p.m. on October 6and will feature the Southfield Jazz Orchestra.  The band, under the direction of Saxophonist Eric Rayford, performs big band jazz style music featuring tunes such as “In the Mood,” “Teach Me Tonight,” and many more. Local Saxophonist George Benson and Vocalist Barbara Ware are international jazz artists who are Southfield Jazz Orchestra’s own artists in residence.

The second concert will be at 2:00 p.m. on October 20and will feature Steve King and the Dittilies. The Dittilie’s repertoire has grown to include music and songs from all eras, but the core of the show remains devoted to the musical roots of rock ‘n’ roll. That is the winning formula that has kept the Dittilies vital and popular through the years when so many other bands have come and gone.

Of course Sundays are also big days for students to catch up on homework or for weekday workers to browse for new books, movies or through magazines. “We have librarians on duty in all departments to help people find the materials they need and want,” said Adult Services Manager Rebekah Craft. “Our librarians can recommend titles on all subjects and are there to help kick start someone’s research project.”

Anyone who lives or works in Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township is eligible for a free library card. Library cards are required for people to register for programs or to check out library materials.

The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester off of University Drive and three blocks east of Main Street. The Library is open from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Library’s website (www.rhpl.org) has information on how to register for a card and access all the Library’s services.

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