Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Make-N-Take: Decorative Book Bags

July 20, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creative, Learning
Event Description:
Carry your books in style when you visit the library! You can create a colorful summer garden on a book bag. First you will sketch a summer garden scene. Then, using Pellon 2-sided sticky back fusible web and colorful fabrics, cut the pieces out...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Digital Drop In

July 22, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

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.

Digital Drop In

July 23, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Digital Drop In

July 24, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:
July is Minority Mental Health Month.  Guest Cassandra Linkenmeyer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present on the link between addiction and suicide within the diverse cultures that make up our community.   ...

Digital Drop In

July 25, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Allies & Advocates Training

July 25, 2019
6:00pm - 8:15pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:
Allies & Advocates is a community response program that: 1) nurtures and supports individuals experiencing heightened anxiety, uncertainty, or incidents of hate/bias in this challenging social and cultural climate; 2) provides skills and ta...
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-...

Improv Jam

July 25, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Creative, Learning
Event Description:

Join a group of intermediate to advanced improv actors as we develop improv skills through games and exercises.

Digital Drop In

July 29, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

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. ...
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Youth, School Age (grades K-6), Families
Program Type: Learning, Performances/Presentations
Event Description:
Have you ever heard an owl but didn’t know what kind it was? What should you do if you find a baby owl on the ground? Show off how much you know about owls in this hands-on game show that highlights how humans encounter and affect owls. You'll also g...

Disclaimer(s)

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Youth, School Age (grades K-6), Families
Program Type: Learning, Performances/Presentations
Event Description:
 Owls are very popular in today’s books, but how do you know if what you’re reading is true or made up? This program teaches you to tell fiction from nonfiction from realistic fiction. Plus a live owl will come along to teach you more about owls...

Disclaimer(s)

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Digital Drop In

July 30, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

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 ...

Practice ACT

July 31, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:

Take a free, proctored practice test to help identify your strengths and weaknesses before the real thing! Sylvan will provide analyzed results. Remember to bring two #2 sharpened pencils and an approved calculator. Space is limited.

Disclaimer(s)

These programs are for teens in grades 7-12.

Digital Drop In

July 31, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Digital Drop In

August 1, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Improv Jam

August 1, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Meeting Room B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Creative, Learning
Event Description:

Join a group of intermediate to advanced improv actors as we develop improv skills through games and exercises.

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.

Digital Drop In

August 5, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:
This film is about the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas. After moving to Havana in the sixties, Reinaldo begins to explore his sexuality and dive deeper into his writing career. Cuba’s political climate becomes increasingly dangerous ...

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 ...

Digital Drop In

August 6, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Digital Drop In

August 7, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:

Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Learning
Event Description:
Electric car owner and enthusiast Ben Wong will present on the benefits of an electric vehicles for both the environment and your wallet and discuss practical questions and concerns about making the switch to an electric vehicle. ...