Adult programs

Spring 2024

Adult Programming Events:

Crafternoon at the Library; March 6th @4pm; Spend your afternoon crafting amongst great company; all skill levels and crafts welcome


Wednesday, March 6 | 4:00 pm – free

Have a new craft you are wanting to try out? Or an old craft you’ve been working on for way too long? Join the library’s Crafternoon program and spend your afternoon crafting amongst great company. All crafts and skill levels are welcome; participants must supply their own materials.


April 4 @6pm<br />
Blackout Poetry Workshop

Blackout Poetry Workshop

Wednesday, April 3 | 6:00 pm – free

Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining the Blackout Poetry Workshop. Learn about the history of Blackout Poetry, and get the chance to test out your own poetic prowess. Participants will be given old book pages as the basis for their poems. 

Foxtrot Dance Class<br />
May 7 @6pm<br />
Learn to dance to the music of the Rat Pack, Sinatra, Martin, and Buble.<br />

Foxtrot Dance Class

Wednesday, May 7 | 6:00 pm – free

Registration required

If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to get some exercise and meet new people, then our Foxtrot Dance Class might be just what you need. Learn to dance to the music of the Rat Pack, Sinatra, Martin, and Buble.

Spring 2024 2-in-1 Craft Box<br />
Everything you need for 2 printmaking crafts


Tales and Travel

Second Wednesday of the month @ 2:30 pm  free

Once a month, the Library Van will take the world to Carriage Crossings Rochester. Their memory care residents will enjoy stories, snacks and activities from locations around the globe as we virtually visit other places. If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please call and talk to Kaylee or email


Spring 2024 2-in-1 Craft Box

Looking to indulge in your crafty side this spring? Sign up for our 2-in-1 Spring Craft Box. This box includes all the necessary supplies to make TWO printmaking crafts! Sign ups start April 15. Boxes will go out starting May 1. Limit 15 participants.

Spring 2024 2-in-1 Craft Box<br />
Everything you need for 2 printmaking crafts

Have an idea for a tech class?

We are always looking for new ideas! If there is something you would like to learn about the world of technology, please let us know at the library. Call 217-498-8454 or email Kaylee at

Printing From Personal Devices Wednesday, March 20 | 6:00 pm – free

Printer ink is expensive, so why not print at the library instead! Come learn about how to print at the library from your phone, tablet, or laptop. 

eReaders for Beginners Wednesday, April 17 | 6:00 pm – free

With apps like Libby and Hoopla, digital reading is on the rise. Join us as we discuss the various eReaders on the market and learn which device is right for you.

Organize Your Life With Google Calendar Wednesday, May 15 | 6:00 pm – free

Most of us have smartphones, tablets, and or laptops that we carry with us every day. Learn how to use ALL of these devices as a calendar and task manager all in one. 

Book Club Information

Rochester Public Library currently offers two book clubs.

Day Book Club meets at ten in the morning and reads a little bit of everything. Our conversations are lively and there are always treats to go with the coffee.

Evening Book Club meets in the evening and reads books with a primarily historical focus. Members’ willingness to dig a little into the historical background of the story makes for interesting conversations around the book of the month. 

In the past, we have done a book to movie club – and are willing to bring it back should there be interest. Please let us know at the front desk or email us at

Blood Drives

Weds. April 17 | 2-6 p.m.

Registration required

To schedule an appointment, please contact the library or register at: 

Rules of the Road

Next Date TBD

Registration required

The Rules of the Road Review Course  combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam, helping prepare drivers for the tests. This is not the course that allows a potential insurance rate reduction.

License Plate Renewals

RPLD can renew your license plates here in town! Stop by the library from 10 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday, or Tuesday evenings until 8 pm. and walk out with your renewal sticker and registration. (You will need your renewal postcard or the vehicle’s VIN# and a valid driver’s license. Convenience fee applies.)

Safe Driving Course

Next Date TBD

Registration required – 20 participants maximum

This is an all day course that is specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. In many states, drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. Bring a lunch.

At the Rochester Public Library we strive to provide a variety of programs to meet the needs and interests of our patrons. Click HERE to see our Winter 2023-2024 newsletter. Please contact the Library if you have any questions.

Do you have a program you want to offer? Or one you would like to see at the library? Please contact Kaylee at: