News & Events
Fandom Trivia Smackdown: Musicals! Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
Teens and adults! Bring your team of up to 6 people to answer questions about the 10 musicals included above for your chance to be crowned the Drama Queens and Kings! You do not have to be 21 years old to attend this event at Main Street Billiards. Please register your team in advance. Register today
Hour of Code, Dec. 9 & Dec. 17
RHPL received a 2019 Hour of Code mini grant from the American Library Association to do an Hour of Code! Kids in grades 3-8 can join us for another Hour of Code adventure! On Dec. 9 from 6-7 p.m. participants can choose between an art, storytelling, game design or science themed adventure to complete. On Dec. 17 from 6-7 p.m. participants will choose a hero to then move, fly, spin, and add music to the background. Get ready to have a blast! Registration is open.
Lecture Series: Boys Under the Hood, Dec. 17
Gary Fisher, a lifetime resident of Flint, MI, will discuss how the GM-Flint connection began in a single neighborhood in his hometown and how he is ready to witness the city's revitalization. "Boys Under the Hood" highlights the lives and stories of local automotive pioneers Durant, Dort, Buick, Chrysler, and others. Join us for an exhilarating ride through history! Registration is open.
Check out RHPL's collection of books featuring General Motors at https://bit.ly/2OvFKXu.
Rochester Hills Public Library receives $185,000 Gift
At a recent board meeting, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library (FRHPL) presented the library with a check for $185,000. The Friends group, formed in 1961, is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money to support the library. Monies raised help to fund the library's programs, newsletter, maintenance of its freshwater aquarium, as well as several other resources used by the public at the library... Read more
Holiday Community Sing Event, Dec. 22
Sing a song for all to hear at “Community Sings: Holiday Concert with Matt Watroba” on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 2-3 p.m. Watroba is a community singer with a knack for picking the perfect songs and stories for his audience. Whether in concert, at a festival, in a library, a school, or park, music-lovers can count on a performance that will get them singing, laughing, and feeling a bit better about the world. Community singing exists so that all willing singers, at all levels of skill, can experience the power of song and musical participation. Many know Watroba from his radio work both in Detroit and nationally through folkalley.com and as the founding host of “The Sing Out! Radio Magazine.” No matter your singing style or talent, come out and enjoy the holiday sing-along. Registration is required for this program. Click here for event details
Friends of RHPL Cookie Bake Sale, Dec. 14
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 on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
RHPL Presents How-To-Fest
How to fest will be a showcase of life-long learning skills for all ages, taught by local participants and organizations. If you or your business is interested in sharing your expertise or hidden talents, please submit your application!