Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Improv Jam

April 4, 2019
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.

Science Storytime: Seed Saving

April 6, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:
Celebrate spring and all things green as we learn about seeds and gardening! ...

Plant a Garden for Seed Saving

April 6, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Get more from your garden than just herbs and vegetables. Go one step further and grow seeds as well. In this class you will learn what kinds of seeds you need to start with, which garden veggies are the easiest for beginners, how the right garden pl...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Performances/Presentations
Event Description:
Join us for a wild ride of adventure above, on, and below the amazing Driftless Region!  Emmy-winning filmmakers George Howe, Tim Jacobson, Rob Nelson, and Neil Rettig have teamed up with Jonas Stenstrom of Untamed Science, to capture fantastic ...

Foraging Meet Up

April 6, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Offsite
Room: Offsite
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us at Quarry Hill Nature Center to discuss edible plants and foraging.  In the event of bad weather we will meet at the library in Meeting Room B. ...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Crafternoon

April 7, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Music Area
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us for some social craft time at Crafternoon!  Bring your own knitting, crochet, cross stitch, or other portable craft project and join other crafters for conversation and inspiration. ...

Sunday Homework Help

April 7, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Youth Services Area
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!

Are You Looking To Purchase a Home?

April 7, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Event Description:
  Are you looking to - purchase your 1st home? - upgrade your current home? - Downsize your current home? - buy an investment property? - buy a foreclosed property?   You will get answers to all of your questions ...

Digital Drop In

April 8, 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.

TeenScape Mondays

April 8, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teenscape
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Creative, Social Gathering
Event Description:
 Play games, make art, color, build a puzzle - something different is happening every Monday! ...

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

Cafe Fuzz

April 8, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Teens--hang out and relax for an hour with everybody's favorite therapy animals! 

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

SÖNDÖRGŐ - FREE MINI-CONCERT

April 8, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Families, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Performances/Presentations
Event Description:
Söndörgő is one of the leading exponents of tamburitza music from Hungary. Unlike the fiddle driven village music and brass band traditions often associated with eastern European folk music, tamburitza is propelled by the tambura, an instrument akin ...

Financial Literacy Workshop

April 8, 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: 19
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 ...

Speed Optimization of Your WordPress Website

April 8, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative, Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Brian Pederson is presenting on speed optimization - what it is, why you should, and how it will benefit both you and your visitors. Learn the tools that Brian recommends as well as some best practices for ensuring that your website stays optimized. ...

Homework Help

April 8, 2019
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!

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
This film and discussion series hosted by film critic Vernon E. Neal showcases films from the popular book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. After watching the film, audience members will be invited to discuss the film. Easy Rider - Tw...

Disclaimer(s)

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

BookBike at Bravo Espresso

April 9, 2019
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.  ...

Digital Drop In

April 9, 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.

Cuentos y Canciones

April 9, 2019
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Social Gathering, Storytime
Event Description:
Únete a RPL, Gage Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School, y Listos Preschool para un evento inmersión de español para toda la familia. Join RPL, Gage Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School, and Listos Preschool for a Spanish Immers...

Homework Help

April 9, 2019
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!

Family Dance Party

April 9, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:

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

Writing Group

April 9, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative, Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Stuck on your first draft? Not sure about your plot? Let's get together and help each other out. Once a month we will meet to read and critique a member's writing. The goal is to improve our writing in a friendly, supportive environment. This p...

Preschool Storytime

April 10, 2019
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!

Sustainability Series: Lunch and Learn

April 10, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Performances/Presentations
Event Description:
Join the Energy and Sustainability director of Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, Kevin Bright, for a monthly meeting to learn about a variety of sustainability topics. ...