Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Literature into Film Book Club

May 28, 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: Enemy at the Gates: the Battle for Stalingrad by William Craig ...

q club

May 30, 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

May 30, 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

June 1, 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

June 3, 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

June 4, 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: Tigers in Read Weather by Liza Klaussmann ...

BookBike & ArtCart at Kutzky Park

June 4, 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!

An Hour to Kill

June 5, 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

June 6, 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

June 6, 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

June 6, 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.

BookBike & ArtCart at Soldier's Field

June 7, 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! ...

Cafe Fuzz

June 10, 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:

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.

WordPress MeetUp

June 10, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative, Learning, Social Gathering
Event Description:
Meet other local bloggers, designers and developers of WordPress, the Internet's classiest and fastest dynamic content management system. Meetings start with socializing and sharing. We meet on the second Monday of each month. Bring your questions to...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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. The Thing - In ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Writing Group

June 11, 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...

Pridefest Meeting

June 12, 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

June 13, 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

June 13, 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.

Improv Jam

June 13, 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.

BookBike & ArtCart at Soldier's Field

June 14, 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! ...

Pride Prom 2019

June 15, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Social Gathering
Event Description:
Rochester's 5th annual Pride Prom for teens is, like, totally 80s themed! This is a safe & welcoming after-hours party for LGBTQIA teens & allies in grades 7-12. Doors will be open from 6-6:30PM, and re-entry is not allowed. A school or state...

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.