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.

Tuesday, February 25th 2020

5:00pm
Coder Dojo

Learn the coding skills of your choice, at your own pace. Complete challenges and projects including making games, videos and more. Register for the sessions you wish to attend.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
Friends of RHPL Board Meeting

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library monthly board meeting

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
7:00pm
Health: Anxiety and Coping Effectively with the Lies and Scary Stories we Tell Ourselves

In partnership with Rochester Area Youth Assistance, Dr. James Jones, a clinical psychologist, will discuss anxiety and the stresses and pressures that plague modern families. Informed by both current research…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, MPR
7:00pm
Lego Time!

Create with the Library Legos. Then you will display your creation in the Youth Room. Grades K-8 with an adult Register all children attending.

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

Wednesday, February 26th 2020

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, February 27th 2020

6:00pm
Yarnspirations and Fabric Crafting Meet Up

Come join us and make things to keep you warm while it's cold and dreary outside! Bring your yarn, thread, felt, fabric, needles, hooks or other textile projects and come…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
6:00pm
Yarnspirations and Fabric Crafting Meet Up

Come join us and make things to keep you warm while it's cold and dreary outside! Bring your yarn, thread, felt, fabric, needles, hooks or other textile projects and come…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
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
7:00pm
The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America

Ireland awoke to the beginning of the Great Hunger in 1845. Author Terence O'Leary shares the heartbreaking stories of the Irish during the five long years of the Potato Famine.…

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

Saturday, February 29th 2020

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

Sunday, March 1st 2020

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

Tuesday, March 3rd 2020

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
6:00pm
First Tuesdays ASD Social Club

Meet new friends and socialize with other teens and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. Enjoy snacks, music, games, and lots of fun people to meet. Caregivers are welcome.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
Adult Game Night

Are you over 18 and enjoy video games? Come to Adult Game Night. Bring your own Switch, and SMASH over players on the big screen.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Event Series

Wednesday, March 4th 2020

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, March 5th 2020

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, March 6th 2020

10:00am
Dancin' With Miss Sue

Travel through the states of the USA with music & movement, a dancin' good time! Ages 0-5 with an adult. REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING.

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

Saturday, March 7th 2020

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
2:00pm
Scrounging for a Scrunchie?

Grades 3rd & up (Ages 8 & up) REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. SCRUNCHIE /ˈskrən(t)SHē/, noun. A small, circular band of fabric-covered elastic which is wrapped around long hair to hold it…

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

Monday, March 9th 2020

4:30pm
2nd Annual Women in HERstory

FOR KIDS AGES 8 AND UP. REGISTER ALL KIDS ATTENDING. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment also know as "the right to vote" for women…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Multipurpose Room
6:00pm
Books by the Tree

Ages 5 & up NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Bring a pillow and a blanket and come listen to a few books under the tree. Everybody is welcome to attend however the…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
7:00pm
Library Board Meeting

The Rochester Hills Public Library's monthly Library Board meeting.

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

Tuesday, March 10th 2020

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
7:00pm
Adult Game Night

Are you over 18 and enjoy video games? Come to Adult Game Night. Bring your own Switch, and SMASH over players on the big screen.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Event Series
7:00pm
SMART TOWNS: Declaration of Independence: The Words Heard Around the World

Dr. Todd will discuss the origins of the Declaration of Independence, its purposes, and how it changed the world. Dr. Todd earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University…

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

Wednesday, March 11th 2020

12:00pm
Grow with Google Livestream: Spring into Action

Start the year off on the right foot by learning how to use Google Analytics to gain insights into how consumers engage with businesses online. Learn best practices analyzing customer…

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

In this class, you will learn to paint beautiful colorful floral wreaths. You will learn to paint each element that goes into a wreath: leaves, berries and different types of…

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, March 12th 2020

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