Wine, Wit and Wisdom Wrap-up

By John Smyntek for The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library The 245 guests at the Friends of the Rochester Public Library’s Wine, Wit & Wisdom March 12 lingered at the library long after dessert and coffee were served. They were savoring an evening filled with good food and drink and were eager to recount interesting facts and amusing stories they had heard during the presentations. It was the first chance they’d had to slow down after a fast-paced agenda that included food and … [Read more...]

Fall Used Book Sale Starts Next Week

By John Smyntek And the used book sales just keep on coming! The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library inaugurated its new second floor used book sale facility at its summer sale in August with “great attendance and lots of positive feedback about our new setup,” according to Friends Book sale chair Ann Gruenewald. And with autumn fast on the horizon, the Friends Fall sale is now set for September 23 - 27. In the future, the sales will be more spread out - one every three … [Read more...]

Summer Used Book Sale is Brand New

By John Smyntek The saying that “everything old is new again” is getting a major test at the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Summer Used Book Sale set for August 13-15. While the sale is at the usual address—the library building at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester—it will be the first located in the library’s new second floor addition in a space dedicated to the Friends’ used book operation. The new area was completed late in the spring and the library parking … [Read more...]

The Friends’ Library Store

The Friends' Library Store By John Smyntek Offered for your consideration - some questions from the imaginary Kollege of Konsumer Knowledge, School of Savvy Shopping. Where in the City of Rochester can you buy attractive jewelry crafted from Michigan’s legendary Petoskey stones and of copper that pays homage to the state’s long mining heritage? Where can you procure a wide array of Michigan-related goods - edible, ornamental and pragmatic? How about a one-stop shop for a … [Read more...]