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, March 31st 2020

10:00am
CANCELED-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
CANCELED 3/17 to 4/27: 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, April 1st 2020

5:30pm
CANCELED 3/18 to 4/22: 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
CANCELED: 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, April 2nd 2020

6:00pm
STEM Night

Fizzy rainbows, building challenges, science experiments and engineering marvels away in our monthly STEM nights.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
7:00pm
CANCELED-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, April 3rd 2020

10:00am
CANCELED: Dancin' With Miss Sue

Let's dance with music from holidays around the world. Celebrate diversity in our movement! Ages 0-5 with an adult. REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING.

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

Saturday, April 4th 2020

10:00am
CANCELED-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, April 5th 2020

1:30pm
CANCELED 3/15 to 4/19: 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, April 6th 2020

9:00am
Monday Figure for adults 18+

For Intermediate Students. Led by Mary Dudek. Students will engage in the foundations of drawing and painting the figure from a live nude model. Through demos, individual instruction and group critiques…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
10:00am
Monday Pint Sized Picassos (adult + child)

For All Levels. Led by Shelley Malec Vitale. This course is designed to introduce our newest artists into the fun world of artistic expression, creation and even art history. Students will…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
12:30pm
Next Step Watercolor for adults 18+

For Intermediate Students. Led by Shelley Malec Vitale. This course is for the student with basic knowledge of the watercolor medium! Weekly projects will be assigned to challenge the artist to…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
12:30pm
Exploring Abstract Painting for adults 18+

For Intermediate Students. Led by Kris Schaedig. Abstract art began with the idea that colors can evoke emotions. Students will make focused choices about the art making process and develop their…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
1:00pm
CANCELED: Low-Tech STEAM Camp

Low-Tech STEAM Camp

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307
1:15pm
CANCELED: Spring Break: Sinister Scientist Escape Room

A virus has been released in to the population. Your job is to find the cure from the clues left behind by the sinister scientist who created it. Please register…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, 2nd Floor Conference Room
2:15pm
CANCELED: Spring Break: Sinister Scientist Escape Room

A virus has been released in to the population. Your job is to find the cure from the clues left behind by the sinister scientist who created it. Please register…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, 2nd Floor Conference Room
3:00pm
CANCELED: Spring Break: Sinister Scientist Escape Room

A virus has been released in to the population. Your job is to find the cure from the clues left behind by the sinister scientist who created it. Please register…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, 2nd Floor Conference Room
4:30pm
Drawing & Painting Studio for ages 6-9

For All Levels. Led by Kris Schaedig. In this course students will spend the first half of the term building foundational drawing skills. In the second half, these young students will…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
4:30pm
Youth Painting Studio for ages 10-13

For All Levels. Led by Alex Wilson. Young students in this class explore color and technique by working with different types of paint such as watercolor and acrylic. Through experimenting with…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
6:00pm
CANCELED: Bad Art Night for Adults

Create the wackiest, tackiest artwork possible in this freestyle crafting event. Each bad art piece will be displayed for participants to vote on and decide who made the Best Bad…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Multi-Purpose Room
6:00pm
CANCELED: 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
6:30pm
Drawing Basics for adults 18+

For Beginner Students. Led by Kris Schaedig. Drawing Basics is for the beginner interested in learning drawing fundamentals. As an intermediate student you will be refreshed with new information. Students will…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
6:30pm
Introduction to Printmaking 4-week class for adults 18+

For Beginning Students. Led by David Prescott. In this course students are introduced to the art of linocut printing. Students learn how to translate drawings onto different plates of linoleum and…

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

Tuesday, April 7th 2020

9:00am
Exploring Watercolor for adults 18+

For All Levels. Led by Mary Reo. This class is for all levels of experience. Beginning students benefit from working alongside more advanced students in a mixed setting. Techniques learned in…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
10:00am
Family Fine Art Fun (adult + child)

For All Levels. Led by Alex Wilson. This class will put a fun spin on classic fine art techniques with exciting and intriguing projects. Along with their guardians, young and eager…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
10:00am
CANCELED-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
12:30pm
Introduction to Portrait Drawing for adults 18+

For All Levels. Led by Charles Pompilius. In this class, students will be introduced to the foundations of drawing and painting the portrait from a live model. Through demonstrations, individual instruction…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, North Studio
Event Series
1:00pm
CANCELED: Low-Tech STEAM Camp

Low-Tech STEAM Camp

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307
4:00pm
High School Ceramics for ages 14-17

For All Levels. Led by Laurie Longtin. In this class students learn the basics of working with clay including how to hand build with pinch, coil, and slab techniques and an…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, Clay Studio
Event Series
4:30pm
CANCELED: Girls Who Code

This class is for girls who were not able to attend the first 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