Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, and more Featured at Author Fair

Rochester Hills Public Library & Rochester Writers host the fourth annual Rochester Author Fair on Small Business Saturday, November 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Booklovers from across metro Detroit can delight in finding new authors, meeting with favorite writers, and perhaps catching some writing inspiration of their own at the fourth annual Author Fair hosted by Rochester Writers and Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL). This popular local literary event takes place in the … [Read more...]

Pedal the Past History Bike Tour June 30

Bike Riders and History Lovers Unite The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and the Rochester Hills Museum host a bike ride through Rochester's past and visit historical sites around downtown. Each turn and trail will reveal another chapter of Rochester's story. Attendees may register for one of six time slots between 6:00-7:30 p.m. on June 30. Each slot will accommodate up to 12 riders. Tours are approximately three miles long. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Registration … [Read more...]

Summer Reading with the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is hosting their annual summer reading event from June 12 to August 21, kids, parents, adults, and teens are encouraged to read and have fun with reading challenges and library activities. Readers can track their progress online for a chance to win great prizes. “Reading and lifelong learning are priorities at RHPL,” said library director Juliane Morian. “The library’s new strategic plan highlights and supports learners of all ages, along with … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Offers Free, Live Online Tutoring

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is the community’s partner in learning and offers premium services to help parents and students stay on track with their learning. In addition to important research and academic resources and databases, the library offers all RHPL cardholders free live online tutoring. connects students at their time of need to one of over 3,000 vetted expert tutors. With instant access to one-to-one homework help and tutoring, students (and parents) can … [Read more...]

New Strategic Plan to Empower Patrons at the Library

Juliane Morian, director of Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL), has announced the release of a new three-year strategic plan, which highlights the library’s core purpose, vision, and focus for continued growth and success in serving the community. It also focuses on ways to meet and exceed the expectations of today’s library patrons. Rochester Hills Public Library The RHPL Strategic Plan was the result of months-long planning among the library’s board of trustees, leadership team, and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Board of Trustees Names New Officers

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) Board of Trustees named new officers at its first meeting of the year. The board appointed Robert Bonam as president and Madge Lawson as vice-president. Anne Kucher was named secretary, and Gregg Christenson as treasurer. Chuck Stouffer and Suba Subbarao are board trustees.  Robert Bonam Bonam was first elected to the library board in 1984 and has since filled each position several times. During his tenure on the board, Bonam has managed the … [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...]

Human Trafficking 101

Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Human Trafficking 101” September 24 Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will feature the talk “Human Trafficking 101” on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Presenter Dawn Ames, director of family ministry at Lake Orion United Methodist Church and a community group leader for the Lake Orion-Oxford chapter of the Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP), will explain the definition of human trafficking, where it occurs, and who are the … [Read more...]

Shades: Detroit Love Stories with Author Esperanza Cintrón

Esperanza Cintrón Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will feature an author talk with award-winning local writer Esperanza Cintrón on Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom. Cintrón will read selections from her book, Shades: Detroit Love Stories, and participate in a Q/A with Rochester Writer’s founder, Michael Dwyer. Shades: Detroit Love Stories is a collection of interconnected short stories that are distinctly Detroit. Each interconnected story examines the obstacles … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Awarded CARES Act Grant

Rochester Hills Public Library Awarded CARES Act Grant from the Library of Michigan The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a CARES Act Grant from the Library of Michigan. The grant will provide $500 for RHPL's main library and $300 for each RHPL bookmobile to acquire personal protective equipment or cleaning supplies. The library will receive an extra $5,000 for added technology that increases patrons' connectivity to the internet. “The … [Read more...]