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.

Thursday, October 17th 2019

7:00pm
Campfire Stories: Tales from the Haunted Shores

Dynamic and thought provoking…engaging and educational…heart-warming and humorous, Jenifer Strauss offers a unique brand of energy-injected and interactive performances, using story as the common denominator to capture interest, motivate learning,…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, MPR
7:00pm
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics. Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

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

Saturday, October 19th 2019

10:00am
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics. Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:30am
Rochester Lions Club - Project Kidsight

Project Kidsight is a free vision screening program for children from ages six months to five years that local Lions Club volunteers conduct periodically throughout the year. We will screen…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Storyroom
2:00pm
Dictionary Derby and Design

REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. FOR KIDS AGES 6 AND UP. Do you know how to use a dictionary? Are your skills worth showing off? This program is actually a game…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
2:30pm
The Fabulous Vocabulous League: Teen Writer's Workshop

Interested in writing fiction or poetry? Come to this afternoon session and meet other teen writers, share your own work, learn tips and pointers, and enjoy snacks. No registration required.

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

Sunday, October 20th 2019

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
3:00pm
Jack and Jill of America

Non-Library Event

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

Monday, October 21st 2019

10:00am
Oakland University International Spouse Group Meeting

Non-Library Event

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:00pm
Boro is on the Mend!

Grades 1st - 8th REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. Do you own a favorite shirt or a comfortable pair of jeans that has developed a small hole? If so, bring it…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
Know-It-All Trivia Smackdown!

Think you know more random trivia than your neighbors? Meet up with us at Main Street Billiards in the solarium area with your team of up to 6 people and…

Rochester Hills Public Library
215 South Main Street, Rochester, MI 48307, Main Street Billiards
7:00pm
Old Mill HOA

Non-Library Event

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

Tuesday, October 22nd 2019

10:00am
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics. Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
4:30pm
Girls Who Code

This class is for girls who were not able to attend the first 2 rounds of Girls Who Code classes. Girls grades 3rd-5th are invited to come participate in coding…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
7:00pm
The Life of Henry Ford

Mike Skinner is a docent at the Henry Ford Museum, Piquette Model T Plant and Fair Lane in Dearborn, and serves on the boards and management of some of these…

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

Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

10:00am
Between the Lines Book Discussion

Join us for thoughtful discussion in this library book discussion group. Discussions are led by library staff and are held in the Second Floor Conference room. Registration opens 4 weeks…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Second Floor Conference Room
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
6:00pm
STEAM Night

Makers in grades 3rd-8th are invited to come build, design, create and complete challenges of all shapes and sizes. Make your designs and imagination come to life and get your…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
Advances in Cancer Treatment

Advances in Cancer Treatment Presentation by: Ishmael Jaiyesimi MD, Medical Oncologist-Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine/OUWB Craig Stevens MD, Radiation-Oncologist-Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine/OUWB Jeffrey Falk MD, Surgical Oncologist-Michigan Breast Specialists,…

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

Thursday, October 24th 2019

2:00pm
Between the Lines Book Discussion

Join us for thoughtful discussion in this library book discussion group. Discussions are led by library staff and are held in the Second Floor Conference room. Registration opens 4 weeks…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Second Floor Conference Room
4:30pm
Introduction to Python Coding Class

Learners in 6-8th grade are invited to join the gentleman of the McMath-Hulbert Astronomical Society for an 8 week course focused on learning Python Coding Language. Python is a general-purpose…

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

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Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, MPR
7:00pm
America's Invasion At the "Underbelly" of Europe

In 1943 the United States and Allied military forces left Africa to invade Sicily as its first step towards its major objective of invading Europe’s “underbelly” in Italy. This…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, MPR
7:00pm
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics. Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

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

Friday, October 25th 2019

10:00am
Fantastic Friday

TGIF! Cut loose and have some fun with your little one.

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

Saturday, October 26th 2019

10:00am
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics. Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
Trick-or-Treat Bags

In need of a new trick or treat bag before the big day? Come personalize and create your own twist on a trick-or-treat bag! Registration required.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
1:00pm
Trick-Or-Treat Bags

In need of a new trick or treat bag before the big day? Come personalize and create your own twist on a trick-or-treat bag! Registration required.

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

Monday, October 28th 2019

7:00pm
Friction Farm

Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life,…

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

Tuesday, October 29th 2019

10:00am
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics. Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

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