Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Digital Drop In

August 19, 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.

Get Graphic

August 19, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Creative, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Do you like graphic novels? Drawing? Storytelling?  Hang out, discuss & create something of your own!  ...

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

Make-N-Take: Eucalyptus Botanical Scarf

August 19, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
In this class we will use botanical prints to made a silk scarf using locally harvested eucalyptus leaves which will produce wonderful orange colors.    This class is limited to 10 people so attention may be given to each part...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Get Healthy, Go Vegan!

August 19, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Wellness
Event Description:
Are you already committed to a vegan or whole foods, plant based lifestyle or do you want to learn more? Meet up with others to talk about recipes, cooking techniques and living a vegan lifestyle.  ...

Connla - Free Mini-Concert

August 20, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative, Performances/Presentations, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Part of Riverside Concerts' 2019 World Music Series. Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry and are made up of Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (Flute/Whistles) Paul Starrett (Guitar) Emer Mallon (Harp) and Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes/W...

Plain Readers

August 20, 2019
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 for a book club focusing on books written by Minnesotan and Midwestern authors. For August: The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America by Sarah Kendzior ...

Digital Drop In

August 20, 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.

Summer Playlist on the Road: Roy Watson

August 20, 2019
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Creative
Event Description:
Visit the Bookmobile at Roy Watson, 1000 Essex Pkwy NW to make a fun art project and receive free produce grown by Rochester Public School students! ...

Summer Playlist on the Road: Gage School

August 20, 2019
3:45pm - 4:15pm
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Creative
Event Description:
Visit the Bookmobile at Gage School, 1300 40th Street NW to make a fun art project and receive free produce grown by Rochester Public School students! ...

Family Dance Party

August 20, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Event Description:

Lights, shakers, dance! Put on your dancing shoes for 30 minutes of non-stop dancing fun!

Disclaimer(s)

Music programmed in partnership with the City of Rochester Music Department and Riverside Concerts.

Make-N-Take: Eucalyptus Botanical Scarf

August 20, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
In this class we will use botanical prints to made a silk scarf using locally harvested eucalyptus leaves which will produce wonderful orange colors.    This class is limited to 10 people so attention may be given to each part...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Night Owls Book Club

August 20, 2019
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! Book to be discussed: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by Ryan J. Stradal ...

Let it Glow Dance Party

August 21, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Event Description:
Join us for a glow party with black lights, neon, glow sticks and music. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Music programmed in partnership with the City of Rochester Music Department and Riverside Concerts.

Senior Advocate available

August 21, 2019
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.

Yoga for Beginners

August 21, 2019
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Wellness
Event Description:
Yoga for beginners is taught by a certified instructor. The class will focus on sun salutations and meditation.  Please bring your own mat.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Tai Chi Chih for beginners

August 21, 2019
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Wellness
Event Description:
A class learning additional basic Tai Chi Chih movements - moving meditation practice, gentle and easy to learn. Benefits may include stress reduction, increased creativity, heightened energy and improved physical and emotional well-being. Taught by certified Tai Chi Chih instructor. Dress comfortably. Must have had beginning sessions or previous experience.

Disclaimer(s)

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

Digital Drop In

August 21, 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.

Rochester Public Library Board Meeting

August 21, 2019
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 http://rochestercitymn.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx 3 days prior to the meeting.  ...

Slow Stitch Enthusiasts

August 21, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Event Description:
Join us for an introduction to the Slow Stitch Movement! Slow Stitching is about enjoying the process, rather than anticipating a deadline or project completion. It encourages creativity on a small canvas, a portable art form that also lends itself t...

Local Author Jene' Lindor

August 21, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Performances/Presentations
Event Description:
Local author Jene' Lindor will share her book The Love of a Vampire. ...

Family Storytime

August 22, 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

August 22, 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

August 22, 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

August 22, 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

August 22, 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.   ...