Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Jane Austen Tea Party

July 22, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Have an interest in learning about Jane Austen and her novels? Join Antonella Dahlstrom-Afcha and Zoey Temesgen as they share why the books are so special, the historical context and societal impact of Austen's novels and you enjoy a cup of tea and r...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Speed-Friending at LTS Brewing Company

July 24, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Offsite
Room: Offsite
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Speed-Friending is back!  New to Rochester? Not new in town but looking to expand your social circle? Join RPL for Speed-Friending at LTS Brewing Company! What is speed-friending?  It's like speed-dating, but platonic - a fun, fast, l...

Pridefest Meeting

July 24, 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. ...

BookBike & ArtCart at Slatterly Park

July 25, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: BookBike/ArtCart
Age Group: Youth, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Visit Rochester Public Library’s amazing BookBike & ArtCart to get started on your Summer Playlist, create incredible art, or check out books & DVDs!

q club

July 25, 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.

Library Branch: Offsite
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning, Performances/Presentations, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Join us for another story of BioEthics at the Cinema with Mayo Clinic Community Engagement in Research Program.  We'll be watching The Children Act (rated R), in which High Court judge Fiona Maye has to make a life-or-death decision for 17-year-...

BookBike & ArtCart at Soldier's Field

July 26, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: BookBike/ArtCart
Age Group: Youth, Families, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Visit Rochester Public Library’s amazing BookBike & ArtCart at Soldier's Field (at the playground off of Soldier's Field Drive SW) to get started on your Summer Playlist, create incredible art, or check out books & DVDs! ...

NERF Battle at the Library

July 26, 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.

Ultimate Champion Chip

July 29, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room A
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Test your chip knowledge and vote for your favorites to discover the Ultimate Champion Chip. ...

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

Connect 4 Gaming

July 29, 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. ...

BookBike & ArtCart at Kutzky Park

July 30, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: BookBike/ArtCart
Age Group: Youth, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Visit Rochester Public Library’s amazing BookBike & ArtCart to get started on your Summer Playlist, create incredible art, or check out books & DVDs!

Literature into Film Book Club

July 30, 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 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson ...

q club

August 1, 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.

Genderqueer/ Gender Nonbinary Meet Up

August 1, 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. 

BookBike & ArtCart at Soldier's Field

August 2, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: BookBike/ArtCart
Age Group: Youth, Families, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Visit Rochester Public Library’s amazing BookBike & ArtCart at Soldier's Field (at the playground off of Soldier's Field Drive SW) to get started on your Summer Playlist, create incredible art, or check out books & DVDs! ...

Foraging Meet Up

August 3, 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.

Get Graphic

August 5, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
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.

Armchair Travelers

August 6, 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 Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel ...

An Hour to Kill

August 7, 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. ...

BookBike & ArtCart at Slatterly Park

August 8, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: BookBike/ArtCart
Age Group: Youth, Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:

Visit Rochester Public Library’s amazing BookBike & ArtCart to get started on your Summer Playlist, create incredible art, or check out books & DVDs!

q club

August 8, 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.