Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room
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

September 21, 2019
9:30am - 12:00pm
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
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6
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.

Family Fun: Dance Party

September 21, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

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

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

September 21, 2019
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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Mystery Book Club

September 23, 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 you read this summer.   ...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

TeenScape Hang Out/Geek Out

September 23, 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.

Literature into Film Book Club

September 24, 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: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron ...
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

September 24, 2019
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! 9/10 - Glow Party 9/17 - Buttons 9/24 - Catapults 10/1 - Slime 10/8 - Hex Bugs 10/15 - Shrinky Dinks 10/22 - Cartooning 10/29 - Addams Family Party 11/...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

DIY Teens: Patches

September 25, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
We’re finding new uses for your old stuff this month in TeenScape. Stop by to find out how to make art from old books, mend your stuff, and make patches. We’ll provide the supplies, you provide the creativity! ...

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Speed-Friending at Grand Rounds

September 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Offsite
Room: Offsite
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
New to Rochester? Not new in town but looking to expand your social circle? Join RPL for Speed-Friending at Grand Round's Parklet! What is speed-friending?  It's like speed-dating, but platonic - a fun, fast, low-pressure way to meet new peop...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Pridefest Meeting

September 25, 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. ...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

q club

September 26, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

NERF Battle at the Library

September 27, 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: Rainbow Storytime

September 28, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Stories, songs and fun for you and your family.

All are welcome at this story time celebrating all types of families! ...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

TeenScape Hang Out/Geek Out

September 30, 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

September 30, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
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.

Armchair Travelers

October 1, 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: Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks ...
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

October 1, 2019
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! 9/10 - Glow Party 9/17 - Buttons 9/24 - Catapults 10/1 - Slime 10/8 - Hex Bugs 10/15 - Shrinky Dinks 10/22 - Cartooning 10/29 - Addams Family Party 11/...
This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

Here for the Food: Teen Cooking

October 2, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Come hang out and make some delicious dishes, as well as take your ramen and grilled cheese sandwich skills to the next level! ...

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

An Hour to Kill

October 2, 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

October 3, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genderqueer/ Gender Nonbinary Meet Up

October 3, 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. 

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

Family Fun: Hans Mayer Fall Concert for Kids

October 5, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Children’s recording artist, Hans Mayer, returns to Rochester Public Library with a silly Fall concert guaranteed to tickle your funny bone! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Foraging Meet Up

October 5, 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.

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

October 6, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Group Study Large
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

October 7, 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.

Level Up: School Age Activities

October 8, 2019
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! 9/10 - Glow Party 9/17 - Buttons 9/24 - Catapults 10/1 - Slime 10/8 - Hex Bugs 10/15 - Shrinky Dinks 10/22 - Cartooning 10/29 - Addams Family Party 11/...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Writing Group

October 8, 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...