News & Events

Hemingway's Last Good Country: Northern Michigan as He Knew It, Jan. 30

Hemingway 2020

Michigan-born author John Cohassey Cohassey will discuss his latest book about Ernest Hemingway and the famed writer's ties to northern Michigan. Cohassey’s first book, "Toast of the Town: The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson," won an award of merit from the Historical Society of Michigan. In 2007, he served as a consultant for the History Channel documentary, "Hippies." His most recent works include "Hemingway and Pound: A Most Unlikely Friendship" and "The 22nd Michigan Infantry and the Road to Chickamauga." Registration is open


Friends of RHPL Book Sale, Jan. 30-Feb. 2


Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will host a winter book sale beginning Jan. 30 through Feb. 2. Visit Friends Book Sale for a list of dates and time. 


Preschool Fair, Feb. 8

Preschool Fair 2020

Parents are invited to drop in and visit with representatives from local preschools and child care centers who will bring information about their program and be available to answer questions. Call 248-650-7146 for more information. Registration is not required. 


RHPL Presents How-To-Fest

How-To Fest start March 28th at RHPL

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!

Click here to apply to present at 'How-To-Fest'

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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.


English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

ELL 2020

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics. Ell Conversation Groups take place on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Visit to register for each weekly event. 


Drop in Genealogy Help

Genealogy Help

Join us for a casual program to learn more about researching your family history. Our volunteer expert will be available to answer your questions and help you get started. No registration required. This program is held two times per month. Please check RHPL's website for dates and times


Paws for Reading, Wednesdays at RHPL

Paws for Reading

Youth can practice reading with trained therapy dogs Abbey, Tanner, or Tucker and their trainers! Call 248-650-7140 to schedule a 15-minute appointment. Paws for Reading programs take place in the Youth Room on most Wednesdays from 6-7:15 p.m. Please call or check the RHPL website to confirm day and time.