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, December 9th 2019

9:45am
Story Groups: Family Fun

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For ages birth–5 with caregiver; traditional setting with books, songs, action rhymes and play. Story Groups are open…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:45am
Story Groups: Silly Sensory

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For independent walkers up to 35 months with caregiver; sensory play session with books and songs. Story Groups…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
6:00pm
Hour of Code

Come join us for another Hour of Code adventure! Participants can choose between an art, storytelling, game design or science themed adventure to complete. Get ready to have a blast!

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:00pm
Who Loves Drawing Manga? We do!

Grades 5-8. REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. Who loves reading manga (pronounced ‘Maang-guh’) and watching anime?! Who would like to learn how to draw characters in this style? If this describes…

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

Tuesday, December 10th 2019

9:45am
Story Groups: Tot Time

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For independent walkers up to 35 months with caregiver; traditional setting with books, songs, action rhymes and play. Story…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:45am
Story Groups: Family Fun

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For ages birth–5 with caregiver; traditional setting with books, songs, action rhymes and play. Story Groups are open…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
7:00pm
When Amelia Came to Michigan

“When Amelia Came to Michigan” is the true story of Amelia Earhart’s adventures in the Great Lakes State. Presenters Al and Dave Eicher weave the story of Earhart's life, beginning…

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

Wednesday, December 11th 2019

9:45am
Story Groups: Preschool Time (ON MY OWN)

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. On my own time for 3–5 year olds; traditional setting with books, songs, action rhymes and play. Story Groups…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:45am
Story Groups: Hop, Skip, & Jump

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For ages 2–5 with caregiver; physical activities in addition to stories and songs. Story Groups are open to children…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
6:00pm
Glowforge Holiday Decor

Come design and create your own holiday decor using the Glowforge laser cutter. Patrons are also welcome to bring our own materials such as class, leather, some metals and much,…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:00pm
Paws

Practice your reading with trained therapy dogs Abbey or Tanner and Tucker and their trainers! Call 248-650-7140 to schedule your 15-minute appointment.

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

Thursday, December 12th 2019

9:45am
Story Groups: Music & Me

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For birth–5 with caregiver; music based session with books and action rhymes. Story Groups are open to children who…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:45am
Story Groups: Little Scientists (ON MY OWN)

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. On my own time for 3–5 year olds; science themed session with books and exploration. Story Groups are…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
1:30pm
Story Groups: Mother Goose

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For infants not yet walking and a caregiver; play-based setting with books, songs, action rhymes and toys. Story Groups…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
3:00pm
Friends' Quality Used Book Sale

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

Friday, December 13th 2019

9:30am
Friends' Quality Used Book Sale

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Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
Cookie Bake Sale Drop Off

Drop off your delicious culinary creations for the Saturday Friends Cookie Bake Sale

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

Saturday, December 14th 2019

9:30am
Friends' Quality Used Book Sale

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Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
Friends Cookie Bake Sale

Support the library and enjoy delicious, homemade cookies! Whether you want a treat for yourself or some decadent delights for your holiday party, stop by the Cookie Bake Sale!

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
11:00am
Holiday Paper Crafting

Create three super cute, versatile paper projects for the holidays or other uses. Develop paper crafting techniques like matting, stamping, embossing and embellishing to transform craft paper into opportunities to…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
1:00pm
Holiday Paper Crafting

Create 3 super cute, versatile paper projects for the holidays or other uses. Develop paper crafting techniques like matting, stamping, embossing and embellishing to transform craft paper into opportunities to…

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

Sunday, December 15th 2019

12:00pm
2019 Annual Holiday Home Tour

Five area homes will open their doors from 12-5 p.m. on Dec. 15 to share their Christmas decor, holiday heirlooms, DIY ideas, and festive atmospheres with RHPL patrons and friends,…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
1:30pm
Basic Technology Help for Seniors

New to computers, smartphones, tablets, email, or Microsoft Office? Meet up with a group of patient, friendly teen volunteers who can show you the basics here at the library, on…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Second Floor Conference Room

Monday, December 16th 2019

7:00pm
Fandom Trivia Smackdown: Musicals!

How do you solve a problem like Maria? And what's your pleasure, dearie? Do you hear the people sing? Gee, Officer Krupke, what are we to do? A toad, madame?…

Rochester Hills Public Library
215 South Main Street, Rochester, MI 48307, Main Street Billiards

Tuesday, December 17th 2019

6:00pm
Tween Club and Art Night

Grades 5-8 Story Room NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Are you not quite a teen yet, but need a place to hang out with new friends, create your own activities, help the community or…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:00pm
Hour of Code

Come join us for an Hour of Code and Code your Hero! Participants will choose a hero to then move, fly, spin and add music to the background.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
Boys Under The Hood

Join fellow auto history enthusiasts at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. for a presentation by WFNT-AM 1470 radio host Gary Fisher. Fisher, a…

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

Wednesday, December 18th 2019

5:30pm
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, all while eating pizza and making friends. TAB Members…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
6:00pm
Paws

Practice your reading with trained therapy dogs Abbey or Tanner and Tucker and their trainers! Call 248-650-7140 to schedule your 15-minute appointment.

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

Thursday, December 19th 2019

6:30pm
Glowforge Holiday Decor

Come design and create your own holiday decor using the Glowforge laser cutter. Patrons are also welcome to bring our own materials such as class, leather, some metals and much,…

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