Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Plain Readers

July 16, 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 July: Hallowed Murder by Ellen Hart ...

BookBike & ArtCart at Kutzky Park

July 16, 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 16, 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.

Family Dance Party

July 16, 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.

Night Owls Book Club

July 16, 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: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway ...

Whiz Bang Science: Moon Landing

July 17, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Event Description:
This will be both a scientific and historic look at the Moon landing in 1969. There will be exciting demos of scientific concepts related to rocketry and survival in a hostile environment. Lots of audience participation opportunities! High flying fun...

Senior Advocate available

July 17, 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.

Digital Drop In

July 17, 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

July 17, 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.  ...

Financial Literacy Workshop

July 17, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Description:
Do you have questions such as ” How do I start a budget?”; “Who can help me with my taxes?”; and “How do I interact with creditors?”.  If so, then take the first step to Financial Wellness by attending this free workshop. Register ahead of time ...
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Event Description:
Join us for a bimonthly film series featuring Francophone films provided by the Alliance Francaise.  Cherchez la femme (2017) Armand and Leila are in love, but Leila's conservative brother doesn't approve. In order to sneak back into ...

Make-N-Take: Ribbon Embroidery

July 17, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Silk ribbon embroidery is a decorative needle craft that covers the canvas much more quickly than counted cross-stitch because of the use of ribbon instead of embroidery floss. In this class you will learn several basic stitches, including the beauti...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Family Storytime

July 18, 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.

Digital Drop In

July 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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.   ...

Nerd Nite - Pirates of The Caribbean

July 18, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Event Description:
Ready for some sword-clashing action and suspense-filled adventure? Join us for a high-seas adventure Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) followed by trivia Nerd Nite is a recurring series, check our calendar for othe...

Allies & Advocates Training

July 18, 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...

Improv Jam

July 18, 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 19, 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! ...

Make-N-Take: Decorative Book Bags

July 20, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Group Study Large
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative, Learning
Event Description:
Carry your books in style when you visit the library! You can create a colorful summer garden on a book bag. First you will sketch a summer garden scene. Then, using Pellon 2-sided sticky back fusible web and colorful fabrics, cut the pieces out...

Disclaimer(s)

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