What's new at the Library?
Teens! Celebrate Teen Tech Week at RPL!
On Monday, stop by the Makerspace from 3-6 pm to learn about Japanese book binding. You'll be able to create your own book to take home! Sign up for Tuesday's Intro to Photoshop Elements class to learn the basics. Thursday, we'll be making bookmarks, magnets and buttons using your Instagram photos on the 2nd floor computer lab. And stop by the TeenScape all week after school to make DIY headphone wraps!
Homes needed for Mini-Libraries in the Eastside Pioneers neighborhood
Rochester Public Library is seeking families with preschool children to participate in Neighbors Read: Eastside Pioneers. Participating families will decorate a free mini-library which will be placed in the neighborhood and will participate in programs and special events.
A mini-library is a tiny neighborhood library. The mini-libraries will be filled with free books provided by Friends of the Rochester Public Library and books will be available for anyone in the neighborhood to take. No library card required and no due dates or late fees!
Interested families with preschoolers living in Eastside Pioneers are invited to contact Rochester Public Library at 507.328.2332 for more information.
This year's writing contest will have three categories: Short Story, Poetry, and Picture Prompt (see the Writing Contest Page for more info)
Submissions for the RPL Inked Writing Contest will be accepted through Midnight on April 7th, 2014. Limit of three entries per person. Questions? Check out the Inked Writing Contest Page or call the Youth Services Desk at 507.328.2303.
Enter the 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival!
Enjoy playing with your food? Tantalize your taste buds with a good title at RPL’s 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival! All community members and businesses are welcome to submit their most creative - and edible - literary work of art.
Entries must be made primarily of edible materials with the subject pertaining to books in shape or content. “Punny” entries welcome! Registration forms now available online.
Federal and State Tax forms now available
We now have the 2013 Federal 1040 (booklet & forms), 1040A (booklet & forms), 1040EZ (booklet & forms), Publication 17 (booklet), Schedule A (form), Schedule B (form), Schedule EIC (form) and 2013 Minnesota State Tax forms M1, M1W and M1PR available in the hallway to the right of the main desk on the 1st floor.
English Conversation Group meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm
New to speaking English? Practice speaking with others in a relaxed, informal setting. Stop up at Meeting Room B on the second floor on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm to have a chat.
This is not a class, but an opportunity to meet new people, share cultures and have fun. The group is open to all non-native English speaking adults. No registration required.
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Rochester Public Library
101 2nd Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904