Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

q club

March 21, 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.

Improv Jam

March 21, 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.

Mystery Book Club

March 25, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us for a monthly discussion mystery novels!  Each month we read a mystery of your choice on a shared theme. This month the group will be discussing a Poirot novel by Agatha Christie.   ...

TeenScape Mondays

March 25, 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.

BookBike at Bravo Espresso

March 26, 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.  ...

Literature into Film Book Club

March 26, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room C
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Each month we read a classic work of fiction and/or watch the film adaptation of the novel. Book and Film to be discussed: The Martian by Andy Weir Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.  Now, ...

Let's Talk Movies!

March 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join this monthly film discussion group to meet others who love movies and discuss a wide variety of films. This month the group will discuss movies starring Denzel Washington. ...

Pridefest Meeting

March 27, 2019
7:00pm - 8:45pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Rochester Pridefest Committee regular meeting. ...

q club

March 28, 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.

Improv Jam

March 28, 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.

Get Graphic

April 1, 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:
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.

TeenScape Mondays

April 1, 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.

Human Library

April 1, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
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...

BookBike at Bravo Espresso

April 2, 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.  ...

Armchair Travelers

April 2, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us to discuss a best-selling book that will transport you to a different place or time. Book to be discussed: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel ...

An Hour to Kill

April 3, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Calling all true crime fans, murderinos, and internet sleuths! Join us for a meet up to discuss true crime past and present. ...

q club

April 4, 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.

Genderqueer/ Gender Nonbinary Meet Up

April 4, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

This group, hosted by Southern Minnesota Transgender Support, provides a safe place for nonbinary and genderqueer identified people 18+ who live in southeastern Minnesota to talk, share resources, and build community. 

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.

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. ...

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.

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. ...
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.  ...

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...