Upcoming Events

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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 "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.

Night Owls Book Club

November 19, 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: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg ...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

q club

November 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

NERF Battle at the Library

November 22, 2019
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us for an 18+, after-hours Nerf Battle at the library.  BYO un-modded Blaster and we’ll provide the ammo.  This is an after-hours event but participants must be in the library before the program begins.     ...

Disclaimer(s)

Participants will need to sign a liability waiver to participate in the class.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Fun: Storytime

November 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
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.

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

Mystery Book Club

November 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 mystery novel by a Wisconsin author.   ...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

TeenScape Hang Out/Geek Out

November 25, 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 "Adults" group.

Connect 4 Gaming

November 25, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Offsite
Room: Civic Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Looking to move beyond Monopoly? Come try out a variety of games each month. All ages are welcome, but some games may be too complex for younger players. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Literature into Film Book Club - Meeting Room B

November 26, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
This meeting will be held on the 2nd floor of the library in Meeting Room B. Each month we read a classic work of fiction and/or watch the film adaptation of the novel. Book and Film to be discussed: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Storytime

November 26, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
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.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Fun: Tabletop Activities

November 30, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Youth Services Area
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Bring the family to check out the fun tabletop activities in Youth Services! ...
This event is in the "School Age (grades K-6)" 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.

Origami Club

December 1, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: School Age (grades K-6), Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative, Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:

Anyone interested in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding is invited to meet for 1 hour each month. Whether you are a beginner or a master folder, all are welcome. 

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

TeenScape Hang Out/Geek Out

December 2, 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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Armchair Travelers

December 3, 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 River by Peter Heller ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

An Hour to Kill

December 4, 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. ...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

q club

December 5, 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 "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genderqueer/ Gender Nonbinary Meet Up

December 5, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), 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. 

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

Cribbage Club

December 8, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Cribbage is a fun, easy to play card game that you can play just about anywhere.  Whether you’re just learning, haven’t played since you were a kid or an experienced player, the club is open to players of all abilities. Cribbage Club will be a g...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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

TeenScape Hang Out/Geek Out

December 9, 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 "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

Cafe Fuzz

December 9, 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.

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

Movies You Must See Before You Die - High Noon

December 9, 2019
6:30pm - 9:00pm
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. A retiring town...

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.

Remedial Book Club

December 9, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Music Area
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Did you sleep through English class in high school? Do you find yourself lying about having read classic books? Do you wish you had a better grasp of classic literature? Join us at the Remedial Book Club as we support each other in finishing the requ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Writing Group

December 10, 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...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Parents Empower Pride

December 10, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Youth, 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 "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

q club

December 12, 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 "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Saturday Family Fun: U of M Raptor Center

December 14, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
: Come meet some of the feathered friends of the U of M Raptor Center. Presenters will bring these raptors out individually, tell you the differences between each of them and what makes them raptors. ...