Discover How One Michigan Train Inspired a Holiday Classic

This holiday season, the Rochester Hills Library is proud to offer a festive and informative look at the holiday classic, The Polar Express. Also the name and inspiration of one of the libraries largest annual events, this month the library welcomes Dean Pyers with the Stream Railroading Institute of Owosso on Tuesday, December 4, to talk about how one Michigan train helped inspire the timeless Christmas story. In his presentation Pyers will cover the history of the locomotive, a bit … [Read more...]

Decorate a gingerbread man as fast as you can!

My family and I attended The Polar Express event at The Rochester Hills Public Library this past Friday. It was so busy but everything was well-organized so we didn't feel crowded or rushed. Before I proceed, let me emphasize that we do not handle organized fun very well. If it's supposed to be fun then we will be disappointed. I'm not really sure why because we're really fun people! I guess it's just the pressure to purposely do something that's fun. Anyway, we waited in line just a bit and … [Read more...]

All aboard The Polar Express!

Rochester Hills Public Library's third annual Polar Express Celebration is scheduled for Friday, December 6 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Online registration is required, and opens Friday, November 22 at 9:00 a.m. This promises to be an evening full of holiday fun and magic, and will be best appreciated by families with children ages 3+. Your children will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa, send a holiday wishes letter to the North Pole, ride the Polar Express Trolley through the Big … [Read more...]