Made in the Mitten: Exploring Michigan’s delicious food and agricultural history

Dianna Stampfler, President of Promote Michigan, will introduce audiences to Michigan’s rich foodie and agricultural history on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Michigan is the second-most agriculturally-diverse state in the country. From cherries and grapes to blueberries and pumpkins, peaches and apples to asparagus and celery (and many, many more), the Great Lakes State is often referred to as the “Mitten of Plenty.” Add to that a growing industry … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour This Weekend

Get ready to be swept away into a holiday wonderland. The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library 2013 Holiday Home Tour has six enchanting homes to be toured this Sunday, November 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m. From a Greek Revival Farmstead to a home reminiscent of the Eastern Seaboard with cedar shake exterior and Native American and European interior influences to a Gabled Bungalow with English Court Holiday décor. The event benefiting the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) … [Read more...]

Presentation on Abraham Lincoln by Storyteller Maureen Esther

Come and enjoy storyteller Maureen Esther’s slide show presentation of our beloved Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, February 9th at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. Over two hundred years ago Abraham Lincoln was born in a small cabin in Kentucky. Destined for the White House, this honorable, gentle man would resolve to keep the union together against all odds. Registration is required and open to those with a Rochester Hills Public library card. To register go to the Events Calendar … [Read more...]

Rochester Library to Offer Downloads to Kindles

On April 20th Amazon announced a new alliance with Overdrive which will make Kindle compatible e-books available later this year.  The Rochester Hills Public Library has been offering free downloadable e-books for several years and is looking forward to this new alliance.  Last year over 16,000 e-books were borrowed through the library. The usage was slightly over 9,000 the previous year so it is obvious that there is growing interest in e-books.  Librarians noticed a dramatic increase in … [Read more...]

Everyone’s Reading The Lincoln Lawyer

The tenth annual Metro Detroit area reading program Everyone’s Reading The Lincoln Lawyer features crime writer Michael Connelly.   He is the author of The Lincoln Lawyer as well as 22 other best-selling books and has won numerous awards for his character-driven literary thrillers.  Would you like to meet Michael Connelly?  Take a chance and win tickets just by having a library card!  Connelly will be in the metro Detroit area on Thursday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Community House in … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Library Receives $15,250 Gift

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) recently received two hundred and fifty shares of Exxon Mobil stock valued at $61 per share from a local resident who wishes to remain anonymous.  The total value of the gift was $15,250.  The shares will be liquidated and used to cover general operations at the Library. “This gift was a wonderful surprise and came at a great time as the library is struggling with declining tax revenues”, said library director Christine Lind Hage.  Libraries and other … [Read more...]