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PO Box 617
Rochester, IL 62563 Phone: 217.498.8454 Fax: 217.498.8455
10 am-5 pm
10 am-4 pm
10 am-8 pm
Library Events Calendar
We are proud to provide a great variety of programs for all ages. Following is an overview of all the programs at the Rochester Library. To the left, a listing of our current events. Click any listing for more information or call the library at 217.498.8454
For Children And Teens
- "Toddle on Over" Storytime for toddlers 18-40 month old. Meets selected Wednesday mornings at 10:30am.
- "Preschool Storytime" for preschoolers 3 years old to 5. Meets selected Thursday mornings at 10:30am.
- "Lego Club" next meeting will be April 27th, 2013 from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Rochester Community Room. Patrons are welcome to bring their own legos, but Lego supplies will be avaible. If Patrons are looking to donate, donations of Legos are being accepted! Ages 6+.
- "Teen Advisory Board" What is TAB? Teens will help plan awesome Teen Programming at the Library, Fundraise for Teen Events, help out with the Summer Reading Program, and provide Community Services. Ages 12 - 18. Next TAB meeting will be held on April 10th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. For more information please email Youth Services Director, Megan Carlson at email@example.com.
- "Blood Drive" will be held on Wednesday April 24th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.
- "Book-A-Librarian" Patrons can now book thirty minute one-on-one sessions to recieve help with their I-pad, Kindle, or Nook for Libraryonthego.org. Patrons MUST sign-up in advance. Please call the Library at 498.8454 to sign-up.
- Book Club" book discussion group meets on selected Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the library. New members are always welcome! View a list of upcoming book club books.
- "Computer Classes"
Facebook Privacy and Events - April 16th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. With the recent FAcebook updates, have you been up to date with your Privacy settings? Come learn how to check you Privacy settings and make sure they are set to how you want them! Also, have you heard of making Events on Facebook? Learn what Events are and how to make and promote them with just a few simple steps! Advanced registration is required.
Microsoft Office 2010 - May 14th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Have you ever wanted to know what certain icons were or how to use certain fuctions in Microsoft Office? Here is your chance to learn how to operate Mircosoft Office and become a professional at creating documents by following our eay step-by-step instructional PowerPoint. Advanced registration is required.
- "Day Book Club" first meeting is on April 5th at 10:30am. Unable to attend the night Book Club? Come join us in the morning while the sun is still out! During the meeting on April 5th, the first Book Club book will be handed out.
- "Money Smart Week" on April 23rd at 10:30am, come join Vice President CEO, Sam Leak, of the Rochester State Bank as he explains how interest in banks work and how loans can benefit you!
- "National Library Week" on April 15th at 6:30pm, get your icing skills ready as you battle other participants in a cupcake decorating contest lead by Instructor Kathryn Elder. Deadline for registeration ends April 1st.
- "Star Wars Trivia Night" on May 4th at 5:00pm, get your lightsabers ready, your nerd game on, and come to the library! On National Star Wars Day, the library will be hosting Star Wars Trivia Night. Please call the library to sign-up!
- "Project Linus" is a non-profit organization, were we provide homemade blankets to children in need. Volunteers, known as "Blanketeers", provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18, at our local hospitals. It is Project Linus' policy to accept blankets of all sizes, in child-friendly colors.
“Blanketeer” group meetings are:
Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 12:30pm and 6:30pm
Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 12:30pm and 6:30pm
- "World Book Night" U.S. is a celebration of books and reading held on April 23rd, when 25,000 passionate volunteers across America give a total of half a million books within their commuunities to those who don't regularly read. Director, Janet McAllister, is hoping to recieve 20 books from this rganization to pass out to the youth.
Especially for Seniors
- "Writing Your Story" This monthly workshop will help patrons write personal tales full of life, family, love and wisdom. Meets at 1:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
- "Bunco & Bagels" is back by popular demand! Join us for a game of Bunco with bagels provided by the Library.
Games are held on the second Monday of each month during 10:30am to 12:00pm.
- "Rules of the Road" review course is designed to give drivers-especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities- the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license. The review course combimes an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam. The next class will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 from 1:30pm-3:30pm.
- "Topics To Chew On" each month a new topic is taught to participating members while lunch is served. Call the Library to reserve your seat for each month's Topics!
Tuesday, April 30th - Laura Ingalls Wilder presented by Lori Pahde
Tuesday, May 28th - Preparing the Garden