Special Events Information

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


Please stay tuned for videos from our December 1st 2018 TedXRHPLibraryWomen Event, sponsored by Chief Financial Credit Union.

See photos of the event, graciously donated by Emilee Rose Films, here

For more information about the event, please visit https://tedxrhplibrarywomen.wordpress.com/

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".

 Find all of our letterboxes:


 (Some videos may contain profanity and mature content.)

Standing Strong       (library event on September 16, 2017)              Playlist of videos         Extra Videos

  • "To This Day"... for the bullied and beautiful by Shane Koyczan
  • Listening to shame by Brene Brown
  • A call to men by Tony Porter
  • How do you define yourself? by Lizzie Velasquez
  • Why I keep speaking up, even when people mock my accent by Safwat Saleem
  • "High School Training Ground" by Malcolm London
  • To raise brave girls, encourage adventure by Caroline Paul
  • Grit: the power of passion and perseverance by Angela Lee Duckworth
  • If I should have a daughter... by Sarah Kay

Managing Stress      (library event on November 18, 2017)         Playlist of videos         Extra Videos

  • Inside the mind of a master procrastinator by Tim Urban
  • All it takes is 10 mindful minutes by Andy Puddicombe
  • Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer
  • The Good Life by Robert Waldinger
  • There's no shame in taking care of your mental health by Sangu Delle
  • Why do we sleep? by Russell Foster
  • Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness by Michele L. Sullivan
  • 3 things I learned while my plane crashed by Ric Elias
  • How to make stress your friend by Kelly McGonigal
  • How to succeed? Get more sleep by Arianna Huffington
  • Juggling: the power of ups and downs by Paul Miller
  • Breath -- five minutes can change your life by Stacey Schuerman

Technology & You     (library event on January 13, 2018)             Playlist of videos         Extra Videos

  • Meet spot, the robot dog that can run, hop, and open doors by Marc Raibert
  • Can we build AI without losing control over it? by Sam Harris
  • Can a computer write poetry? by Oscar Schwarts
  • Machine intelligence makes human morals more important by Zeynep Tufekciachine intelligence makes human morals more important by Zeynep Tufekci
  • My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe by Kenneth Shinozuka
  • High-altitude wind energy from kites! by Saul Griffith
  • How I built a jet suit by Richard Browning
  • Don't fear intelligent machines. Work with them. by Garry Kasparov
  • How I hacked online dating by Amy Webb

Have a Laugh!          (library event on March 17, 2018)                Playlist of videos          Extra Videos

  • If I controlled the Internet by Rives
  • Humor at Work by Andrew Tarvin
  • How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk by Will Stephen
  • The shared experience of absurdity by Charlie Todd
  • Happy Secret to Better Work by Shawn Achor
  • I got 99 problems... palse is just one by Maysoon Zayid
  • Why we laugh by Sophie Scott
  • The agony of trying to unsubscribe by James Veitch
  • More than funny by Michael Jr.

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