Shake off the winter blues at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Reading Comes Alive With Yoga

Fridays, February 14, 21 & 28

Ages 4-5

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Story Room

Register all children attending. Children are reading, absorbing the story, doing yoga poses, and exercising their body and brain muscles at once. This method of whole child learning stimulates academic curiosity and presents a fresh and integrative dimension to a class. Online registration begins one week prior to each session.

Favorite Things Family Time
Thursday, February 13

All ages
4:00, 5:30, or 7:15 p.m.

Story Room

Register all children and adults attending. Hear a favorite story, and then make a family book of YOUR favorite things! Online registration begins Thursday, February 6 at 9:00 am.

Family Reading & Science Workshop: Predators and Prey – The Eternal Struggle
Saturday, February 22 and March 1

All ages welcome, best suited to ages 6-12

11:00 a.m.
Multipurpose Room

Register all adults and children attending. Presented by U-M Museum of Natural History. The world can be a brutal place- eat or be eaten. In order to deal with this constant dilemma hunters and the hunted have evolved different strategies to give themselves a fighting chance. Join us on a three-workshop journey through time as we explore the strategies that predators and prey have used to try to keep a leg up on the competition. Online registration begins one week prior to each session at 9:00 a.m.


Tuesday, February 25

Grades K-8 with caregiver

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Multipurpose Room

Build and create spectacular Lego structures. Cooperative building may be required, depending on availability of bases and blocks. Online registration begins Tuesday, February 18.

Parents Night Out
Wednesday, February 26

For parents/caregivers of toddlers & preschoolers
7:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room

Network with others while you create fun, play based early childhood activities to take home and share with your little ones. Light refreshments will be served. Online registration begins Wednesday, February 19 at 9:00 a.m.

Dinner and Discussion: A Family Book Club
Thursday, February 27

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Story Room

Best suited to families with elementary and middle school students, but all ages are welcome.

Register all children and adults attending, and children should be accompanied by an adult. Join us for pizza, lively discussion and activities based on a different theme each month. See events calendar for monthly themes, read a book as a family, and then come prepared to tell us about it. Registration opens Thursday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m.

Weekly Story Groups:
Winter Session II
: March 2 through April 3

Registration begins Monday, February 24

Check out our events calendar for details on our new groups in addition to the traditional formats you know and love. Please choose and register for one group per child, so we can accommodate as many children as possible. Children must be residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township and be registered with his/her own card.

Parent Child Workshop
March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

For children ages 1-3 years (w/parents or caregiver)
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Multipurpose Room

Join us for a fun, play-based, five-week program where families can relax, make friends and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development. This program will be open to 1-3 year olds and their caregiver and is limited to one session per year per child. Attendance is required for all five weeks. Siblings ages birth-1 year and 4-5 years are welcome to attend, but do not need to be registered for the program. Registration will begin on Monday February 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Disney-Planes-LogoNo-School-Super-Cool Matinee – “Planes”
Tuesday, March 4

All Ages
1:30 p.m.
Multipurpose Room

Register all children and adults attending; children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for a “fly-in” movie: decorate your wings, then enjoy the viewing of the family film “Planes”. Online registration begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m. 

World Read Aloud Day
Wednesday, March 5

4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
All ages
Youth Room

Stop by the youth department any time from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a series of wonderful readings from local high school drama students. No registration required.

Fancy Nancy Celebration

Monday, March 10

Ages 4-10 with adult caregiver

7:00 to 7:45 p.m.

Multipurpose Room

Register all children and adults attending. Come celebrate everything fancy! We’ll read Fancy Nancy Fancy_Nancy_bowstories and have other fun activities. Fancy dress welcome and encouraged! Online registration opens Monday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m.

Around the World Storytime

Tuesdays, March 18, April 15 and May 13

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Grades 1-3

Story Room

Join us as we travel to a different part of the world each month. We will enjoy the stories of each land and make a correlating craft to take home. Wednesday, March 18 we will travel to northern Africa. Registration begins one week prior to each date.

For The Birds!
Saturday, March 22, All Ages

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (arrive no later than 1 p.m.)
Multipurpose Room

Register all children attending. Help our feathered friends by making a bird feeder, nesting materials holder, and more. All ages welcome; children K and under should attend with an adult. Online registration begins Friday, March 14 at 9:00 a.m.

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.


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