Rochester, MI

Rochester is a city in Southwest Michigan and is a part of Oakland County. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 12,711. The area was first settled in 1817 by the Graham family. Rochester is named after a city in New York. It consists of three communities: Stoney Creek, The Bluffs, and Yates. In 2009, it was named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine and CNN. Rochester claims to have the largest Christmas parade in Michigan that takes place the first Sunday in December. It also has the Big Bright Light Show, in which the downtown storefronts are cover in colorful holiday lights. Other events throughout the year include the Spring Gallery Stroll, Heritage Festival, and Arts and Apples Festival. Top attractions are Paint Creek Trail, Meadow Brook Hall, and the Village of Rochester Hills.

Monday, July 13th 2020

9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Camp for ages 6-13

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork, that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Before…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Pre-K Camp for ages 4-6

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9AM-noon. Before Care (7AM-9AM) is available…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
Maker Challenges

Sharpen your engineering skills and complete our different building challenges once a week. Submit photos of your best build! Visit our Facebook page to see each weekly challenge (@RochesterHillsPL). https://www.facebook.com/rochesterhillspl/

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series
7:00pm
Virtual Books on Tap

Grab your beverage of choice and meet up wherever you are to discuss “The Book of Delights” by Ross Gay (available on Hoopla). Registrants will receive a link to join…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Your couch
8:00pm
Library Board Meeting

The Rochester Hills Public Library's monthly Library Board meeting. This will be held through telecommunication and all patrons are welcome to attend by dialing into 248-781-3742.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
8:00pm
Planets in Motion

Bring your family to Virtually share July's Night Sky with some amateur astronomer's from the Oakland Astronomy Club. We will share some fun information and some beautiful…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307

Tuesday, July 14th 2020

9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Camp for ages 6-13

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork, that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Before…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Pre-K Camp for ages 4-6

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9AM-noon. Before Care (7AM-9AM) is available…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
Backyard Explorers

Grab a magnifying glass and join Ms. Wendy on Tuesdays for a special at-home edition of Outdoor Explorers. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m., registrants will receive an email with a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
11:30am
Extra, Extra! Fairy Tale Journalist

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. 1st Grade & up (Ages 6 & up) REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Goldilocks, AKA: The Blonde Bandit, sneaks porridge from…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
2:00pm
RHPL Virtual Book Discussion

Please join us for a thoughtful and engaging virtual book discussion once a month. RHPL patrons will be sent a link an to the book discussion and the title…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home

Wednesday, July 15th 2020

9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Camp for ages 6-13

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork, that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Before…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:00am
Gnome Poem

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. Sign up to have a gnome send you a riddle in poem form sent to you every Wednesday in July. Once you…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, www.rhpl.org
Event Series
9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Pre-K Camp for ages 4-6

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9AM-noon. Before Care (7AM-9AM) is available…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
The Puppet Master Theatre Proudly Presents...

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. Families are welcome to join me, Miss Kim, in the retelling of some of my favorite picture books using puppets!…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
3:00pm
Grow with Google Livesteam, Managing your business in times of uncertainty

The American Library Association and Grow with Google bring you tools that help you work and manage your business’ online presence during this time of uncertainty. Learn how customers find…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
3:00pm
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)

Got ideas for the library? Share your opinions on teen programs, prizes, displays, and other library matters at these fun-filled meetings. TAB members will use Discord to meet online and…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series

Thursday, July 16th 2020

9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Camp for ages 6-13

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork, that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Before…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Pre-K Camp for ages 4-6

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9AM-noon. Before Care (7AM-9AM) is available…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
Story Stones 101

REGISTER ALL ATTENDING. Everyone has a story to tell-from the smallest storytellers to adults! Join Ms. Wendy as she walks you through how to make your own story stones and…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
3:00pm
TEEN Harry Potter Summer Book Club

Whether this is the first, second, or one-hundredth time reading the Harry Potter books or watching the movies, join others for an online discussion on all things Harry Potter! Space is limited. Discussion…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series
7:00pm
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

English Language Learners (ELL) conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics. Join Mariano and others in a Zoom meeting…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Friday, July 17th 2020

9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Camp for ages 6-13

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork, that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Before…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:00am
Week 4: Alien Invasion Pre-K Camp for ages 4-6

For All Levels. Blast off into fun, while making out-of-this-world artwork that will take inspiration from this world to the next. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9AM-noon. Before Care (7AM-9AM) is available…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
2:00pm
ELL Book Club

Join Rebecca and other English language learners for a virtual book club! We will be reading "Becoming" by Michelle Obama. We will take it slowly and talk about the book…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series

Saturday, July 18th 2020

All Day
Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day! Join Miss Lucia & Miss Sue for some fun activities to celebrate the day with all things ice cream. Register with your email for a link …

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
1:00pm
The Fabulous Vocabulous League: Teen Writer's Workshop

Interested in writing fiction or poetry? Register for this online session and meet other teen writers, share your work, and learn tips and pointers! Writing prompts will be posted on RHPL's Facebook…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series
5:00pm
Downtown Rochester Farmers' Market

Meet us the market - where friends and families can access the freshest, locally grown Michigan-made products.

Main Street Rochester
277 E. Second St., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series

Monday, July 20th 2020

9:00am
Week 5: Mad Science Camp for ages 6-13

For All Levels. Let your inner mad scientist express themselves through art! This week will feature exploration of the science within art. Color mixing, adding different materials to your piece to…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:00am
Week 5: Mad Science Pre-K Camp for ages 4-6

For All Levels. Let your inner mad scientist express themselves through art! This week will feature exploration of the science within art. Color mixing, adding different materials to your piece to…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series