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    Photo of Anne CurzanBetween You and Me A Linguist’s Guide to Language Join Host and Linguist Anne Curzan, Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m., to hear about her language pet peeves. Curzan will tackle topics like why we say what we say, how words like ‘funner’, ‘snuck’ and ‘lol’ are creeping their way into the English Language and […]

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  • 11/09/17--05:25: The New Zoo
  • Photo of a Giraffe looking over a tree, only the head and neck can been seenThe New Zoo: How are Zoos Changing & Their Conservation Efforts on November 16 at 7:00 p.m.  Field Conservation Officer of the Detroit Zoo, Paul Buzzard is coming to discuss the future of the zoo. This includes how zoos are changing along with the increased role zoos play in conservation of wildlife and animal welfare. […]

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    Rochester Hills Public LibraryThose living in Sanctuary at Bellbrook, Avon on the Lake Senior Living, and Samaritas Affordable Living will now be able to share a variety of beloved children’s books their grandchildren and other little visitors.   “We know the importance of reading out loud to your children but we’re just starting to realize the positive impact it […]

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    Rochester Hills Public LibraryPolar Express Celebration Friday, December 1, Registration begins November 17 at 9:00 a.m. – Online Only PLEASE REGISTER ALL ADULTS & CHILDREN ATTENDING. A holiday event inspired by the book, The Polar Express. Join us for the story, festive crafts, cookie decorating, games, a trolley ride through the Big Bright Light Show, and of course, Santa. Please make […]

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    Rochester Hills Public LibraryDue to his recent election to the Rochester Hills City Council, Ryan Deel, library trustee, has resigned from the library board of trustees effective November 19, 2017. Chuck Stouffer, President of the library board said, “Ryan has been an extremely valuable and active member of the board and will be greatly missed.” Stouffer announced today that […]

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    Rochester Hills Public LibraryFantastic Fridays Friday, January 19 10:00-10:45 a.m. Ages 5 & under with a caregiver Multipurpose Room Celebrate your favorite Polynesian characters with a dance party & leis. Baby Wearing Dance Party Saturday, January 20 , 11:00-11:30 a.m. Ages Birth to Walking with Caregiver Multipurpose Room Are you looking for a fun way to get some […]

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    Rochester Hills Public LibraryMany who know about the Civil Rights Movement know about Martin Luther King, Jr. but few know the other influential leaders who helped shape the movement. Learn these untold stories during Names Unspoken: Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. President of the Detroit Branch of Association for the […]

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    Illustration showing dozens of people engaged in social and political reformThe Burned-Over District: Revival, Reform and the Migration to Michigan, 1820-1850 Michigan settlers during the territorial and early statehood period in the early and mid-1800s came from western New York. Learn about them at the event on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. During this period, many considered western […]

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    Photo of a red book titled Immigration LawDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Heated debate over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a potential border wall and stipulations for legal immigration have gone so far as to cause a government shutdown. The instability surrounding the subject has left some voters confused and the future of DACA benefactors unclear. To help make sense of where […]

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    Photo of Anne Curzan standing next to a stack of books on a table, she is resting her arm over themThe question of the moment: Where can you hear great lectures on the Mackinac Bridge, pet peeves about the English language, our state’s legacy of lighthouses, Detroit’s role during World War II, the history of motorsports and beekeeping all in one evening that also includes a strolling dinner, beverages plus an exciting silent auction? The […]

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    Photo of Suba SubbaraoThe Rochester Hills Public Library today announced the appointment of Suba Subbarao, an English professor for Oakland Community College and avid library user, to the library’s Board of Trustees. The appointment fills a vacancy left by now-Rochester Hills City Councilmen Ryan Deel, who stepped down shortly after winning November’s election. “Subbarao brings substantial experience to […]

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  • 02/20/18--07:48: Hollywood in World War II
  • Photo of the Hollywood signLearn About Hollywood in WWII at the Rochester Hills Public Library World War II took a toll on everyone and Hollywood was included. Learn about the celebrities who served in the US Military during WWII at the event, When Hollywood Went to War on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. You know the names, people […]

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    Rochester Hills Public LibraryResidents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these amazing concerts with the Rochester Hills Public Library. Each person must be registered under his or her own library card and be a resident of Rochester, Rochester Hills or Oakland Township. Registration is online. All adult programs are funded by the Friends of the Rochester […]

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    Man with the appearance of a large flame rising from his extended handThe Rochester Hills Public Library is hosting a Myth Busters inspired presentation with the Michigan Science Center to make things explode, Monday, March 5 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The science center will present KaBOOMistry a hands-on demonstration about the science of explosions. “The Michigan Science Center is proud to bring educational and fun programming to libraries […]

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    Rochester Hills Public LibraryPrevnt Shines Light On the Dark Reality of Elder Abuse at the Rochester Hills Public Library The Rochester Hills Public Library proudly partners with the Disability Network Oakland and Macomb to present “Prevent Elder Abuse”, March 20 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The Disability Network Oakland and Macomb is offering a new program called PREVNT, dedicated to […]

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  • 03/22/18--21:30: The Doctors at the Library
  • Photo of a doctor with three colleaguesRochester Hills Public Library and Ascension Crittenton Hospital Team Up to Present Discussions on Latest Medical Advancements  The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) and Ascension Crittenton Hospital have formed a partnership to provide you access to esteemed medical professionals. Through a new conversation series, The Doctors, beginning March 29, each medical professional will bring their unique […]

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    Flier for Library Movie NightsThe Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is excited to partner with Emagine Theatre in Rochester to bring members once-monthly Library Movie Nights. Here’s how it works, for a limited time your RHPL Library Card will get you an exclusive deal of $8 for a movie ticket and a small popcorn. This special event will happen once […]

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    Rochester Hills Public LibraryThe Rochester Hills Public Library proudly presents “What’s In a Name?” presented by Genealogist Judy Nimer Muhn, April 19 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Nimer Muhn has been researching genealogy since the age of 12 and specializes in French-Canadian, Acadian, Native American and Michigan genealogy. She will discuss how your surname could offer important clues […]

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    Rochester Hills Public LibraryKen Daniels Shares Insider Stories from the Red Wings at Rochester Hills Public Library The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is proud to present “If These Walls Could Talk: Insider Stories from the Detroit Red Wings,” presented by TV Broadcaster Ken Daniels, April 24 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Daniels served as the Red Wing’s […]

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    Photo of the printing facility buildingThe Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library organization is sponsoring a tour of the Detroit News and Free Press Printing facility on Friday, May 18. Most everyone has read a newspaper at some point in their life. Have you ever wondered what the process is to produce that newspaper? This is your chance to find […]

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