Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Chester Woods Reptiles

July 24, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Event Description:
A variety of unique and interesting reptiles will visit the library! Learn about these remarkable creatures in an educational and entertaining program presented by Chester Woods Naturalists. ...

Digital Drop In

July 24, 2019
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.

Speed-Friending at LTS Brewing Company

July 24, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Offsite
Room: Offsite
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Speed-Friending is back!  New to Rochester? Not new in town but looking to expand your social circle? Join RPL for Speed-Friending at LTS Brewing Company! What is speed-friending?  It's like speed-dating, but platonic - a fun, fast, l...
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative
Event Description:
Ever wanted to learn how to screen print? In this class local artist and arts educator Cassandra Buck will be teaching the basics of screen printing. You will learn: -basic printmaking terminology -brief introduction into the history of pr...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:
July is Minority Mental Health Month.  Guest Cassandra Linkenmeyer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present on the link between addiction and suicide within the diverse cultures that make up our community.   ...

Pridefest Meeting

July 24, 2019
7:00pm - 8:45pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Rochester Pridefest Committee regular meeting. ...

Spanish Conversation Group

July 24, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults
Event Description:
Practice your Spanish language skills, no matter your level of fluency.  ...

Family Storytime

July 25, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:

Stories, songs and fun for you and your family.

BookBike & ArtCart at Slatterly Park

July 25, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: BookBike/ArtCart
Age Group: Youth, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Visit Rochester Public Library’s amazing BookBike & ArtCart to get started on your Summer Playlist, create incredible art, or check out books & DVDs!

Digital Drop In

July 25, 2019
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

July 25, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

Italian Conversation Group

July 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Group Study Large
Age Group: Adults
Event Description:
Practice your Italian conversation skills with other Italian language learners.  Best for those at an intermediate level.   ...

Allies & Advocates Training

July 25, 2019
6:00pm - 8:15pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:
Allies & Advocates is a community response program that: 1) nurtures and supports individuals experiencing heightened anxiety, uncertainty, or incidents of hate/bias in this challenging social and cultural climate; 2) provides skills and ta...
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Performances/Presentations, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us for another story of BioEthics at the Cinema with Mayo Clinic Community Engagement in Research Program.  We'll be watching The Children Act (rated R), in which High Court judge Fiona Maye has to make a life-or-death decision for 17-year-...

Improv Jam

July 25, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Creative, Learning
Event Description:

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

BookBike & ArtCart at Soldier's Field

July 26, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: BookBike/ArtCart
Age Group: Youth, Families, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Visit Rochester Public Library’s amazing BookBike & ArtCart at Soldier's Field (at the playground off of Soldier's Field Drive SW) to get started on your Summer Playlist, create incredible art, or check out books & DVDs! ...

NERF Battle at the Library

July 26, 2019
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us for an 18+, after-hours Nerf Battle at the library.  BYO un-modded Blaster and we’ll provide the ammo.  This is an after-hours event but participants must be in the library before the program begins.     ...

Disclaimer(s)

Participants will need to sign a liability waiver to participate in the class.

Digital Drop In

July 29, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
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.

Ultimate Champion Chip

July 29, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Test your chip knowledge and vote for your favorites to discover the Ultimate Champion Chip. ...

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

Connect 4 Gaming

July 29, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Looking to move beyond Monopoly? Come try out a variety of games each month. All ages are welcome, but some games may be too complex for younger players. ...
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Youth, School Age (grades K-6), Families
Program Type: Learning, Performances/Presentations
Event Description:
Have you ever heard an owl but didn’t know what kind it was? What should you do if you find a baby owl on the ground? Show off how much you know about owls in this hands-on game show that highlights how humans encounter and affect owls. You'll also g...

Disclaimer(s)

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.