Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Writing Group

January 14, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Music Area
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...
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Parents Empower Pride

January 14, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Families, Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Meet with other parents of LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) kids to talk about how to support your kids on their journey. 

This event is in the "PreK (ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Preschool Storytime

January 15, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: PreK (ages 0-5), Families
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!

This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Senior Advocate available

January 15, 2020
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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sustainability Series: Lunch and Learn

January 15, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Rochester Public Library Board Meeting

January 15, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults
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.  ...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Human Library

January 15, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:
The Human Library of Southeastern Minnesota educates people using human experience, cultivating empathy in such a manner that differences, barriers, and prejudice fall away; we expose and nurture the spirit of humankind by building&nbs...
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

January 15, 2020
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 "PreK (ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Baby Time

January 16, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: PreK (ages 0-5), Families
Program Type: Storytime
This event is in the "PreK (ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Toddler Time

January 16, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
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

January 16, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
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 "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

q club

January 16, 2020
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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Italian Conversation Group

January 16, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
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

January 16, 2020
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

January 16, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Creative, Performances/Presentations, Social Gathering
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

January 17, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
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

January 17, 2020
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Pharmacy Health Fair

January 18, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Families, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Wellness
Event Description:
Games and health information! · Blood pressure checks · Diabetes risk assessment · Immunizations and poison control info Presented by Mayo Clinic Pharmacy interns.   ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Fun: Tabletop Activities

January 18, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Youth Services Area
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Stories, songs and fun for you and your family.

Check out some super fun tabletop activities in Youth Services! ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

Transforming Families

January 18, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Make-N-Take: Cochineal Scarf

January 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Creative
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Using cochineal, an insect that swarms the prickly pear cacti, is a great way to dye a scarf beautiful shades of pink. This class is limited to 20 people so attention may be given to each participant.  Registration required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

UnMosqued : Film and Discussion

January 19, 2020
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Learning, Performances/Presentations
Event Description:
UnMosqued is a documentary film which aims to highlight the growing need for reform in many of the mosques found in America. The purpose of the documentary is to engage a group of people who have been disconnected from their local mosque and explore ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Plain Readers

January 21, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us for a book club focusing on books written by Minnesotan and Midwestern authors. For January: Staggerford by Jon Hassler   ...
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

January 21, 2020
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 and 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 "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

January 21, 2020
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
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 "Youth" group.
This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (grades 4-6)" group.

Level Up: School Age Activities

January 21, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, School Age (grades K-6), Tweens (grades 4-6)
Program Type: Creative, Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
School age students are invited to join us for something new each week! 1/7 Meet Fly Guy 1/14 Slime 1/21 Games 1/28 Glow Storytime 2/4 Harry Potter Book Night 2/11 Meet Spot! 2/18 Cartooning 3/10 Elephant and Piggie Party 3...