The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a CARES Act Grant from the Library of Michigan. The grant will provide $500 for RHPL's main library and $300 for each RHPL bookmobile to acquire personal protective equipment or cleaning supplies. The library will receive an extra $5,000 for added technology that increases patrons' connectivity to the internet. Learn More.
Take the RHPL Inside|Out Selfie Challenge this weekend and all summer!
Take a photo of you and/or a friend copying the pose in any of the three paintings on display outside the library. Use costumes or come as you are! Post the photos to social media using #RHPLInsideOutChallenge. We'll feature your selfies on our social media pages (Facebook or Instagram). Be careful not to touch or damage the displays.
The Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside|Out art installation was completed in late June at the library. As you walk the library grounds, you can see magnificent reproductions of some of the DIA's most beloved paintings. On the wall at the west entrance is "Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart" by Florine Stettheimer. Located in the Rotary Gateway Park is "Portrait of Postman Roulin" by Vincent van Gogh. At the entrance of the gardens on the building's east side stands "In the Garden" by Mary Cassatt. So stop by and enjoy art in the garden this summer and fall.
The library is representing Rochester and Rochester Hills among communities in three counties.
The Rochester Hills Public Library has put its 3D printers to use to create face shields for local health care workers, senior centers and community members. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Eureka Lab/Makerspace Specialist Tierney Czartoski made around 150 shields, which were donated to local nursing homes and hospitals. Learn More
DIA Inside|Out Art Installation Comes to RHPL
As you walk the library grounds, you can now see magnificent reproductions of some of the DIA's most beloved paintings. On the wall at the west entrance is "Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart" by Florine Stettheimer. Located in the Rotary Gateway Park is "Portrait of Postman Roulin" by Vincent van Gogh. At the entrance of the gardens on the building's east side stands "In the Garden" by Mary Cassatt. So stop by and enjoy art in the garden this summer and fall! Learn More.
Linked items in each list are available as an electronic resource with your RHPL card. These lists have been curated by RHPL librarians. #LibrariesRespond
This once-a-decade count of every person living in the United States will decide how billions of dollars are distributed each year for libraries, schools, and other essential services. If you haven't done so already, you can respond to the census by mail, phone or online before July 31, 2020. Everyone needs to be counted because it’s critical to the future success of Michigan. Remember to count all children living at your address -- even newborns. Visit https://my2020census.gov/ to get started.
Smart Towns 2020: Events that Changed the World
Smart Towns will present programs about events, places, and people who changed the world. Topics will cover history, medicine, pop culture, art, and more. Smart Towns is a community-wide program in partnership with Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, Meadow Brook Hall, the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, Oakland University, and Rochester University. For more, visit the Smart Towns website.