Friends of the Library Fall Used Book Sale

Ever wonder how to get something done? Thanks to a generous donation, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Fall Used Book Sale has an unusually large selection of “How To” books on how to draw and how to paint along with instruction books on sculpture, pottery, stained glass, and other crafts. Also donated were lots of woodworking books. This is in addition to the usual fine selection of over 30,000 books, both fiction and non-fiction, along with DVDs, CDs, audio … [Read more...]

Nature Books Galore at Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Summer Used Book Sale is set for July 27 - 30 and Monday, August 1. Sale chairperson Ann Gruenewald reports that appropriate to the season, books about nature – wildflowers, butterflies and related topics – abound. The sale is at the second floor of the main library building at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Thousands of books are priced at $1 for hardcover and large softcover and 50 cents for small paperbacks. DVDs, board games, … [Read more...]

Two Big Book Sales at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Looking to get a leg up on holiday gift giving? Or maybe just looking for a good book to snuggle up with on an autumn day? Two upcoming events from the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library could help you fulfill your gifting and literary needs. First off, the Friends’ autumn used books sale is set for October 20–24 in the upstairs used book sale room of the library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Pre-sale opportunities for Friends members will be Wednesday from … [Read more...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library Used Book Sale Returns

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library used book sale – reduced to very limited circumstances for the past year – returns August 11-14 and August 16 to the library’s second floor used book room at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Sale Hours Wednesday August 11, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. *Members PreviewThursday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Friday, August 13, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Saturday, August 14, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Sunday – No Sales – Library is … [Read more...]

Little Free Lending Library Kits Available Again

Imagine your hometown as a place where books are readily available just up the block or around the corner 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s what The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is trying to create by once again inviting the neighborhoods, businesses and homeowners of Rochester Hills, Rochester and Oakland Twp. to provide a Little Free Lending Library across those communities. Popular throughout the country, these small, wooden libraries (they look like … [Read more...]

Big Saturday Used Book Sale April 10 at the Library

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will hold a special day-long used book sale Saturday, April 10. The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Used Book and Media Sale Be aware that everything is by appointment only due to pandemic limitations. The Saturday date gives book shoppers eight by-appointment-only time slot opportunities on a weekend day. The sales are on the second floor used book room of the library, at 500 Olde Towne Rd. Rochester MI, 48307. Here are … [Read more...]

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Mark 60th Anniversary with 60-40 Raffle

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is marking its 60th anniversary in 2021 with a new fundraiser, as a way to brighten what we all hope will be the post-pandemic Rochester area scene. The Friends, the volunteer support arm of the library which serves Rochester Hills, Rochester and Oakland Twp., has launched its first-ever high-stakes 60-40 raffle. Granted, the raffle proceeds will hopefully make up for the loss of, or limitations on, key Friends fund-raising … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour Event Returns on December 15

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2019 Holiday Home Tour (HHT) The showcase of five area homes, done up in high style for the holidays for all to see, will be Sunday, December 15 from 12 noon-5:00 p.m. Maps on tickets direct patrons to the homes, all located in the general Rochester/Rochester Hills/Oakland Twp. Area. The tour’s popular Gift Boutique will be hosted at a very familiar sixth stop, the Library’s multi-purpose room at 500 Olde Towne in downtown Rochester. Items … [Read more...]

Oakland Professor Tells of World War II Daring During National Friends of Library Week

Oakland University professor Frank Cardimen will be the featured speaker at the Annual Membership Meeting of the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, October 24 in the multipurpose room of the library, 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Cardimen’s presentation on “America’s Invasion at the ‘Underbelly’ of Europe” is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m. and will follow the business portion of the Friends annual public meeting. A popular and engrossing speaker, … [Read more...]

Little Free Lending Library

Imagine your hometown as a place where books are readily available just up the block or around the corner 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s what The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is trying to create by inviting the neighborhoods, businesses and homeowners of Rochester Hills, Rochester, and Oakland Township to provide a Little Free Lending Library across those communities. Popular throughout the country, these small, wooden libraries (they look like a … [Read more...]