• Oct 18 End of Life Book Club
    Oct 18 End of Life Book Club

    Bring your lunch and drop in to discuss "Smoke gets in your eyes and other lessons from the crematory" by Caitlin Doughty.

  • Oct 18 Film: Wadjda
    Oct 18 Film: Wadjda

    Wadjda is the story of a Saudi girl who enters a Koran recitation contest to earn enough money to buy a bicycle.

  • Oct 24 Author Robert Downes
    Oct 24 Author Robert Downes

    Author Robert Downes will speak about Windigo Moon, an epic tale set on the Upper Great Lakes during the little Ice Age of the 1600s.

  • View Digitized Fire Fighting Films
    View Digitized Fire Fighting Films

    View vintage 16mm films that the library worked with Rochester Fire Department and the MN Digital Library to collect and share.

  • Oct 8-24 Green Card Voices
    Oct 8-24 Green Card Voices

    This exhibit explores the roles and the contributions of immigrant communities in Minnesota and the nation. Oct 8-24.

Upcoming Events

  • Green Card Voices
    When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - All Day
    This exhibit was inspired by the acclaimed book Green
    Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a
    Minneapolis High School. It includes stories of lost
    loved ones, life in refugee camps, walks through
    deserts, and first snow falls. These young peoples’
    reasons for immigrating are vast, but a common thread
    unites them; despite tremendous tribulation, they
    continue to work toward futures of which they dream.
  • BookBike at Bravo Espresso (University Square, Skyway Level)
    When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Visit Rochester’s award-winning BookBike get a free library card or check out some amazing reads.
  • Health Screening
    When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Wellness Corner - 2nd Floor
    Drop in for blood pressure check, height/weight measurements, or foot checks. Ask questions on health related topics. Open to anyone. Conducted by Winona State University Nursing Students
  • Plain Readers
    When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Meeting Room A - 1st Floor
    Join us to read books set in the Midwest or by Midwestern authors. Book to be discussed - Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
  • Computer & eBook Drop-In
    When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    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.
  • Cuentos y Canciones
    When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Auditorium - 1st Floor
    Join RPL, Gage and Riverside Elementary Schools, and Listos Preschool for a Spanish Immersion storytime for the whole family.

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