• Jul 26 Moving Words
    Jul 26 Moving Words

    Enjoy a lively discussion with four Minnesota Book Award-winning authors: Bao Phi, Steve Sack, Sun Yung Shin, and Wendy Webb.

  • Jul 21 BioEthics @ Cinema
    Jul 21 BioEthics @ Cinema

    Join us at the Rochester Civic Theater for a showing of the film Wonder, followed by a discussion from Mayo BioEthics experts.

  • Jul 26 Celebrate Art Storytime
    Jul 26 Celebrate Art Storytime

    After an art-themed storytime, walk over to Rochester Art Center to spend time exploring the exhibits.

  • Jul 31 Senior Speed Friending
    Jul 31 Senior Speed Friending

    Join us at Dunn Brother's Coffee (across from 125 Live) for a special speed-friending event for people 50+

  • It's Summer Playlist Time!
    It's Summer Playlist Time!

    Experience Summer Playlist with Rochester Public Library to read, connect, explore, and discover from June 4 to August 25.

Upcoming Events

  • Library Closed on Sundays
    When: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - All Day
    Library is closed on Sundays From Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • BioEthics at the Cinema - Wonder at Rochester Civic Theatre
    When: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Offsite Adult
    Join RPL and Mayo's Biomedical Ethics Program for a showing of the film Wonder (rated PG), followed by a discussion of the themes in the film.
  • Computer & eBook Drop-In
    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Computer Lab - 2nd Floor
    Bring your computer and eBook reader questions to this drop-in class. Librarians will be there to answer your basic questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.) and library eBooks. Our computer lab has 10 computers with access to the internet for you to use. Please bring in your own devices (laptops, tablets, eBook readers, smartphones, etc.,) and we will be there to help answer your questions. No signup for this class.
  • BookBike & ArtCart at Silver Lake Park (Three Links Shelter)
    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Visit Rochester Public Library’s amazing BookBike & ArtCart to get started on your Summer Playlist, create incredible art, or check out books & DVDs!

    Find the BookBike & ArtCart near Three Links Shelter.
  • TLC - Teen Library Council
    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room A - 1st Floor
    We need you to make TeenScape better! Help us plan awesome teen programs and activities throughout the year. What would make the library even more fun? Join TLC and let your opinions be heard!TLC meets on the third Monday of the month. Applications for new members are reviewed in September and January. Contact Sarah for more information.
  • Primary Candidate Debates: City Council Ward 1
    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium - 1st Floor
    We the People: Be Informed!

    The League of Women Voters will be hosting the debate of the candidates for the primary for the Ward 1 Rochester City Council race. Come meet the candidates and learn where they stand on pressing community issues.

    Candidates include:
    Heather Holmes
    Patrick Keane
    Paul Myhrom
    Kim Sin

    This event will also be available via live-stream and we will be archiving a recording.

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Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:30am - 9:00pm

Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday 9:30am - 1:30pm

Sunday Closed