Special Events Information

Special Events Information

Check out some of the awesome upcoming events we have planned for everyone of all ages!

2017: Women’s History Month Eighth Grade Essay Contest

“A Woman of Significance to Me” 2017 Women’s History Month Eighth Grade Essay Contest

End date: April 13, 2017

Are you in the 8th grade? Have you been inspired by a woman in history or a woman in your family? Write an essay telling about your experience and you could be the winner of the fourteenth annual Rochester AAUW 8th grade essay contest about "A Woman of Significance to Me." Prizes of $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00 will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners at the Rochester Community House on April 27, 2017.

The contest is sponsored by the Rochester branch of the American Association of University Women, the Rochester Hills Public Library and the Auburn Hills Public library. Please download the documents below to enter! 

AAUW Essay Contest Rules for 2017

AAUW Essay Contest Application for 2017


Letterboxes Event

Adult and Teen RHPL Letterboxes

“Letterboxing combines artistic ability with "treasure-hunts" in parks, forests, and cities around the world. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by cracking codes and following clues. The prize: an image from a miniature piece of art known as a rubber stamp—usually a unique, hand-carved creation. Letterboxers stamp their discoveries in a personal journal, then use their own rubber stamp, called a signature stamp, to stamp into the letterbox's logbook.” (from www.atlasquest.com )

Get the clues, follow them, and find the letterbox. Bring a notebook and inkpad to capture the stamp image found in the letterbox. Bring your own stamp to leave your mark on the logbook inside the letterbox or simply sign and date the logbook. We would love to hear about your adventure! Share a selfie or comment on the RHPL Facebook page or any social media you use and tag Rochester Hills Public Library. @RHPLibrary  #RHPL  #RHPLetterboxing  #Letterboxing

Clues available to pick up at the Adult Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Access the clues anytime by clicking the links below or by visiting the following websites: letterboxing.org or atlasquest.com - simply search "RHPL".

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