“The Hornet’s Nest” Documentary Takes Viewers Inside the Afghanistan War

The Hornet’s Nest, a documentary film about the Afghanistan war will be shown at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Afghan conflict is America’s longest war at 14 years and counting, yet few Americans really understand what it is like for our troops there. The Hornet’s Nest is an immersive film that portrays combat and the bond that soldiers have for each other with actual footage of one of the largest battles of the war. Filmed and narrated by Emmy-Award … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Offers a Library Card for Every Child

The Rochester Hills Public Library has partnered with the Rochester Community School District to issue every child, K-12, a library card and expand the resources available to all students. “We want to make sure that all students have access to the wonderful services available through the public library,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “And the great news is that it’s all free of charge!” The Rochester Hills Public Library is committed to making 24/7 access to information and … [Read more...]

Get Insight Into Your Social Security Benefits

Understanding the ins and outs of Social Security benefits and how they work in conjunction with your investment portfolio, pension, and other sources of retirement income can be confusing. Scott Whyte, a Financial Advisor with Bloom Asset Management, will help you wade through the various aspects of Social Security benefits on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. His presentation will include when you should start taking your benefits and how taking benefits … [Read more...]

Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings

Join sports historian and Windsor Star sports columnist Bob Duff for a talk about the greatest players in Red Wings history, from the Original Six Era to the present day on Tuesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. A slide show of rare and hard-to-find photos of your favorite players will accompany the presentation. Currently the sports columnist for the Windsor Star, Bob Duff has covered the NHL since 1988 and is a contributor to The Hockey News and MSNBC.com. Duff’s … [Read more...]

Oakland County Pharmacists present Program on Over-the-Counter Drugs for Colds, Coughs, and Allergies

Cold season is getting ready to kick into high gear and with so many medicines lining the shelves; it’s hard to know the best options for treating your cold. And what medicine is safe to use for your baby’s stuffy nose? On Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m., Oakland County pharmacists will provide information about the benefits, risks, and safe use of over-the-counter (OTC) products for the prevention and treatment of coughs, colds, and allergies at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Learn how … [Read more...]

Explore the History and Legends of Spain at the RHPL

Experience the visual history and legends of Spain on Tuesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Al Eicher will give a lecture and visual presentation that begins with visiting historic sites in Madrid then on to Toledo to visit the Toledo Cathedral and San Domingo De Silos, where El Greco spent many years painting. Visit the country sides of Spain and see their agricultural resources and the windmills made popular by Don Quixote. The tour continues through the Sierra … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library construction to begin week of July 14

Construction on a 6,600-square foot expansion of the Rochester Hills Public Library will begin the week of July 14and should be compete in six months. The main focus of the project is to make the drive-up window and return chutes easier to access. “Currently you can return materials from your car, but this is difficult due to the number of 90-degree turns,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “In essence we will pull the south edge of the building out so you will approach the service … [Read more...]

The Golden Age of Fly Fishing in Michigan

Wayne Snyder, fly fishing historian and author, will tell the story of the men and women who shaped fly fishing in Michigan: the conservationists, fly dressers, rod-crafters, guides, artists and authors on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. A must see for any Michigan fly fisher who is even remotely interested in the history of the ‘sport of kings’ in their own state. Snyder’s book, The Golden Age of Fly Fishing in Michigan, will be available for purchase after the … [Read more...]

Library is seeking to fill a vacant position on the Library Board of Trustees

Due to a change of residence, Trustee Anna Biliti has resigned from the Rochester Hills Public Library Board of Trustees. Douglas A. Tull, President of Board said “Anna has been an extremely valuable and active member of the board and will be greatly missed.” Tull announced today that the remaining members are seeking a qualified person to fill the vacancy for the term ending 2015. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older, an American citizen and a resident of the city of Rochester … [Read more...]

Libraries continue role as transformative institutions

The American Library Association just released the 2014 State of America’s Libraries report.  As libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, 90% of the respondents in an independent national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project said that libraries are important to the community, and 76% said that libraries are important to them and their families. Some of the key findings of the national were detailed at the 2014 American Library … [Read more...]