Dear Crabby, How Do I Keep My Kids Busy During the Summer?

Dear Crabby, HELP! School is out this week and I am dreading the chorus of ‘Mom. I’m boooored,’ I’m sure to hear on the first day of summer vacation. Any thoughts of how I can keep my kids occupied over the next few months? Thanks! Wendy Wornout Dear Wendy Wornout, I’m sure after nine months with your kids (and thousands of others) any teacher reading your question is laughing while printing out a boarding pass for their upcoming Caribbean cruise. Of course, back in my day the … [Read more...]

Library and Museum Combine Exercise and History on June 29

Rochester Hills Public Library Shares History of Two Prominent Trails The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is offering community members the chance to explore the rich history just outside the library’s doors. To share the stories RHPL collaborated with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to take you on a bicycle ride through time. On June 29, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. join us for a 3.7 mile ride, where you’ll meet ‘the original Forrest Gump’, see the former training site of … [Read more...]

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with Virginia Weber-Hay and Art at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester’s Oldest Art Teacher Celebrates Mother’s Day at RHPL The Rochester Hills Public Library is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special art exhibit from our community’s oldest art teacher and beloved mother. See the work of Virginia Weber-Hay around the library on Saturday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m.  Attendees can meet the 92-year-old artist and enjoy coffee and treats, while admiring her lifelong work.   Weber-Hay currently teaches painting at her local senior center. She says art has … [Read more...]

April Youth Programs at the Rochester Hills Public Library

Sink or Float Thursday, April 13, 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Grades 1-3 Story Room REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. For Grades 1-3, On my own. In this fun and informative program, we will be reading and discussing some non-fiction books about floating, sinking, and density. Then, we will conduct some science experiments to make our "boats" sink or float. Hope to see you there. D.E.A.R. - Drop Everything and Read Friday, April 14, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  All Ages … [Read more...]

Five Steps to Avoiding Financial Scams During Tax Season

Learn How to Avoid Financial Scams at the Rochester Hills Public Library In a modern era, it is becoming increasingly easy to be taken advantage of financially. Back by popular demand, join us for How to Avoid Financial Scams with Rick Bloom on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. Dedicated to helping people avoid common financial errors that result in the loss of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, Rick Bloom’s financial expertise focuses on insurance, investment, retirement and estate … [Read more...]

Science Fiction Author Wayne Bibbs Visits Library

On Thursday, February 23, Wayne Bibbs will be discussing his book, Catalyst, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Catalyst is about a man who discovers he can remove fat from any person’s body with one touch. This science fiction/fantasy novel enters into the moral and ethical questions behind whether or not this business should be done. “I enjoyed this book,” said Sharon E. Howard on Amazon about Catalyst, “I am not the one who has the time to read, but this book captured my … [Read more...]

Lake Michigan is a Shipwreck Graveyard

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Talk on Shipwrecks Have you ever wanted to discover and search a shipwreck? If so, this program is perfect for you. Join Ross Richardson as he takes you through his discoveries in Lake Michigan at the event, Skillagalee: Shipwreck Graveyard. On February 9 at 7:00 p.m., Richardson will be showing his "video diary", diving into how the search for a shipwreck takes place. Spending the last decade hunting and recording shipwrecks, he has had many rare … [Read more...]

Rochester-opoly Now Available, Just in Time for the Holidays

This holiday season the places of Rochester will be spaces on a customized board game, Rochester-opoly. The game will feature all of the fun and memorable places in our community, including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Oakland University, Rochester Hills Public Library and many more. The game was created by Lynne Vettraino, a local entrepreneur, after she was inspired by a similar game in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, “While visiting my hometown, I saw a custom city-based ‘opoly’ game and was … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library Concert Series

Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these amazing concerts with the Rochester Hills Public Library. Each person must be registered under his or her own library card and be a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. Registration is online. All adult programs are funded by the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library. See the Schedule of Events on our website at Gene-n-Tonics Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 … [Read more...]

Walk Like a Zombie in Downtown Rochester

For the first time the Rochester Hills Public Library is celebrating Halloween, the premier of The Walking Dead and all things spooky with a community Zombie Walk October 26 at 6:00 p.m. Participants are asked to dress like a zombie and take a short walk through downtown Rochester and the Paint Creek trail with library staff. Before the walk, free cider and donuts from the Paint Creek Cider Mill will be available. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume and an after party is being held at … [Read more...]