Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

BookBike at Bravo Espresso

December 18, 2018
8:00am - 10:00am
Library Branch: BookBike/ArtCart
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Visit the BookBike at Bravo Espresso in University Square (111 S. Broadway) to pick up a book, get a library card, or chat with library staff.  ...

Plain Readers

December 18, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us each month as we read a variety of books set in the Midwest or by Midwestern authors. For December: No Saints Around Here: a Caregiver's Days by Susan Allen Toth ...

Digital Drop In

December 18, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Chess Club

December 18, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Tweens (grades 4-6), Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Anyone age 9 or older, interested in playing chess is invited to meet each week with club host Nestor Yañez Gutierrez. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome.

Homework Help

December 18, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Youth, School Age (grades K-6), Tweens (grades 4-6), Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Got homework? Don't stress! Let our volunteer tutors help!

English Conversation Group

December 18, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Group Study Large
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:
Practice your English skills through conversation with native English speakers. Offering writing review as well. Open to adult, non-native English speakers. ...

Family Storytime

December 18, 2018
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:

Stories, songs and fun for you and your family.

Parents Empower Pride

December 18, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Families, Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Meet with other parents of LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) kids to talk about how to support your kids on their journey. Refreshments will be provided.

Night Owls Book Club

December 18, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us each month as we read and discuss a different page-turner that is sure to keep you up all night! For December: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith ...

Preschool Storytime

December 19, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: PreK (ages 0-5)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:

Join us for 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, early literacy activities, and fun for you and your 3-5 year-old child!

Senior Advocate available

December 19, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Wellness Corner
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Wellness
Event Description:

An Olmsted County Senior Advocate, familiar with the long-term care system, will be available to help complete forms, answer questions on medicare, provide assistance to accessing services, and referrals to other agencies.

Digital Drop In

December 19, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Art Club

December 19, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: School Age (grades K-6)
Program Type: Creative
Event Description:
Come to Art Club to try out creative supplies and techniques ...

Rochester Public Library Board Meeting

December 19, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Description:
Monthly public library board meeting. Open to the public. Agenda and documents will be available to view/download from the link on the right 3 days prior to the meeting.  ...

Homework Help

December 19, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Youth, School Age (grades K-6), Tweens (grades 4-6), Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Got homework? Don't stress! Let our volunteer tutors help!

Bob Ross Paint-a-Long

December 19, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Creative
Registration Required
Event Description:
Join us in creating "happy little accidents" at the library!  If you've always wanted to try your hand at a Bob Ross painting, this is the event for you! We'll be following along with Bob as he creates a painting on his beloved tv show T...

Baby Time

December 20, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: PreK (ages 0-5)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:

Bring in your baby for rhymes, songs and stories just right for the little ones (birth to 18 months).

Toddler Time

December 20, 2018
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: PreK (ages 0-5)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:
Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years).

Toddler Time

December 20, 2018
11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: PreK (ages 0-5)
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:
Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years).

Digital Drop In

December 20, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

q club

December 20, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

A safe and welcoming meet-up for LGBTQIA teens and allies ages 13-18! Hang out, make friends and have fun at this club just for you.

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

Homework Help

December 20, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Youth, School Age (grades K-6), Tweens (grades 4-6), Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Got homework? Don't stress! Let our volunteer tutors help!

Improv Jam

December 20, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative, Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:

Join a group of intermediate to advanced improv actors as we develop improv skills through games and exercises.

What's Your Genre Homeschool Book Club

December 21, 2018
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Youth, Tweens (grades 4-6)
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
What's Your Genre? is a homeschooling book club for ages 10 and above that meets once a month throughout the school year.  We welcome you to join us for book discussion and activities.   September: The House with the Clock in i...

Bookworms Homeschool Book Club

December 21, 2018
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, School Age (grades K-6)
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Bookworms is a homeschooling book club for ages nine and under that meets once a month throughout the school year. We welcome you to join us for book discussion and activities   September: The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White Oc...