Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room
This event is in the "PreK (ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Toddler Time CANCELLED

November 14, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: PreK (ages 0-5), Families
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:
Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years). ...
This event is in the "PreK (ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Toddler Time CANCELLED

November 14, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: PreK (ages 0-5), Families
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:
Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years). ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Digital Drop In

November 14, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cancelled
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.

This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

q club

November 14, 2019
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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Italian Conversation Group

November 14, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults
Event Description:
Practice your Italian conversation skills with other Italian language learners.  Best for those at an intermediate level.   ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (grades 4-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

Homework Help

November 14, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
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! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Improv Jam CANCELLED

November 14, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cancelled
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.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.

Bookworms Homeschool Book Club CANCELLED

November 15, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Youth, School Age (grades K-6)
Event Description:
Join us for a book discussion followed by some fun activities based on the book. This program is aimed at homeschooled kids ages 5 to 10. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. September:  Igraine The Brave by Cornelia Funke October: T...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (grades 4-6)" group.

What's Your Genre? Homeschool Book Club CANCELLED

November 15, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Youth, Tweens (grades 4-6)
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 Scavengers by Michael Perry ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (grades 4-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

Ultimate Chess CANCELLED

November 16, 2019
9:30am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
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, Social Gathering
Event Description:
A safe and welcoming place to play chess and receive instruction from a team of experienced chess coaches. Registration recommended.  ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Learn how the story comes alive in this sneak peak of the new production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from Allegro School of Dance. This event will be held at the Civic Theatre - Black Box Stage. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

CANCELLED Transforming Families

November 16, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families, Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Transforming Families is a community where transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families come together to support each other in a safe, welcoming space. Families meet other families to share, talk, and hang out. We're here to listen to each other's stories, exchange resources, build community, and have fun!

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Silent Book Club @ Cafe Steam

November 17, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Event Description:
Join Rochester Public Library at Cafe Steam for a Silent book club!  Once the bell rings, silent reading time commences. After an hour, the bell rings again. Other than that, there are no rules. Liberated from the orthodoxy of trad...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Film: "Two Weeks" ; MCC - American Legion room

November 17, 2019
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Offsite
Room: Civic Center
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Wellness
Event Description:
This film shows four siblings having an emotional reunion at their dying mother's house. Sally Field, Ben Chaplin, Thomas Cavanagh, Julianne Nicholson. Discussion will follow the film.  This event is part of the Community Reflections on Living a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Digital Drop In

November 18, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Cancelled
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.

This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

TeenScape Hang Out/Geek Out

November 18, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Creative, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Come hang out, play games, draw, or share whatever you geek out on. ...

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (grades 4-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

Homework Help

November 18, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
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! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

CANCELLED: Movies You Must See Before You Die - On the Town

November 18, 2019
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Cancelled
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. Three footloose...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Get Healthy, Go Plant Based!

November 18, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
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 Plant Based Rochester to talk about recipes, cooking techniques and living a plant based lifestyle.  ...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Olmsted County Social Workers/ GPS available

November 19, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Wellness Corner
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Wellness
Event Description:
Social workers available to connect you with community resources and help with accessing services. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Health Screening

November 19, 2019
11:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Wellness Corner
Age Group: Youth, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Wellness
Event Description:
Drop-in for non-invasive health screenings: blood pressure check, height/weight, foot check. Ask questions on health topics. Open to anyone. Presented by Winona State University Nursing students. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Plain Readers

November 19, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Offsite
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 November: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Digital Drop In

November 19, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cancelled
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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Tai Chi Chih for beginners

November 19, 2019
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Yoga for Beginners

November 19, 2019
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
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.

This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (grades 4-6)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Stitch In for Warm Up Rochester

November 19, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Youth Services Area
Age Group: School Age (grades K-6), Tweens (grades 4-6), Families, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative
Event Description:
Bring your own project and hang out, or join us to learn to knit to create cozy items for Warm Up Rochester. Supplies will be provided. We are always collecting hats, gloves, and scarves to give away during the cold weather season.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Group CANCELLED

November 19, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Group Study Large
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:
Practice your English in a relaxed, welcoming setting.  For adults with basic English skills. No registration required.   ...