Proud to be an American?

Independence Day Commentary Proud to be an American? A recent Gallup poll reveals that such pride has dropped precipitously this year and is at its lowest point since the poll began. 42% are extremely proud, 21% are very proud, 15% are moderately proud, 12% are a little proud, and 9% are not proud at all. As recently as 2016, 81% were extremely or very proud - today it has dropped to 63%. Is it any wonder? With a toxic political environment, pandemic, economic collapse, and mass protests, … [Read more...]

History Comes Alive at Oakland University

Explore the Past of Oakland University (OU) with the Free Lecture Series 'History Comes Alive' Now in its 15th year, Oakland University’s popular History Comes Alive lecture series will return on Tuesday, September 18, with a special presentation on “How Meadow Brook Farms Became Oakland University” by Dominique Daniel, an associate professor with OU’s Kresge Library, in Gold Rooms A and B at the Oakland Center. “As the first public university in Michigan started with private money, … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Public Library Celebrates the Civil Rights Movement

Many who know about the Civil Rights Movement know about Martin Luther King, Jr. but few know the other influential leaders who helped shape the movement. Learn these untold stories during Names Unspoken: Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. President of the Detroit Branch of Association for the Study of African American Life History will share stories of Bayard Rustin, who organized the March on Washington, Fannie Lou Hamer, who is the reason why … [Read more...]

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 11 in the Rochester High School Auditorium The Rochester Community School District invites community members to share in a celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and peaceful Civil Rights leader who championed for the freedoms of all citizens. The celebration will take place on Thursday, January 11, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Rochester High School auditorium, 180 South Livernois Road. Student musical renditions, multi-media … [Read more...]

Exciting new adventures await at the RHPL

Weekly Story Groups - Winter Session I Monday, January 13 through Thursday, February 13; Registration begins Monday, January 6, 2014 New year, new choices! 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 … [Read more...]

Thumbs up! (w/video)

There's a powerful phrase constantly displayed on Facebook, and though you've read it, you've likely never thought about it. The phrase simply says, "Be the first person to like this.” Written under any new post or picture that pops up in your newsfeed, this short sentence can hold a lot of power in certain situations. Clicking this virtual "thumbs up" is a way of acknowledging that you agree with what is posted or that you just flat out like it. But if you are similar to me, you don't put much … [Read more...]

Via Linda Salon & Spa Presents THE FIRST EVER SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY DAY: June 20, 2011

The Sustainable Beauty Day, June 20,  will be a fruitful and charitable salon initiative launched by Davines. Sustainable Beauty Day is an international partnership between Davines and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Built upon a perfect balance of beauty and sustainability, Davines’ commitment to minimize environmental impact spans from the ethically sourced natural ingredients they choose to their eco-friendly headquarters in Parma, Italy.� Sustainable Beauty Day: A global effort to … [Read more...]