Adult programs

Winter 2023-2024

Adult Programming Events:

Wedding Prep Dance Class

Wednesday, December 20 | 6:00 p.m.

Registration Required

Looking to wow your guests with your dance moves at your upcoming wedding? Look no further than the Wedding Prep dance class taught by Jon from Young Dance Inc. This class, taking place on December 20 at 6pm, is designed to help you and your partner prepare for your next wedding event.

Register here. 

Genealogy 101

Wednesday, January 17 | 6:00 pm – free

Are you interested in exploring your family history and discovering your roots? Our genealogy class is the perfect opportunity to do just that. In this class, you will learn how to research your family history and create a family tree using FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world.


Register here.

Recipe & Cookbook Exchange

Wednesday, February 7 @ 6:00 pm – free  

Are you a foodie looking to expand your culinary horizons, but tired of the same old recipes? Look no further than the Recipe & Cookbook Exchange. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share along with copies of the recipe. Whether you’re an experienced chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this event is a great opportunity to connect with others and explore the world of cooking. 

Tales and Travel Memory Care Program

Second Wednesday of the month @ 2:00 pm  free

Interested in Volunteering? Call the library and ask for Kaylee.

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


Winter Craft Box

Looking for a fun craft to keep you busy this winter? Sign up for our Winter Craft Box. The box includes all the necessary supplies to dye a tea towel with Shibori dying! Sign ups start January 15th. Boxes will go out starting February 1st. Limit 15 participants. 


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

Cyber Security Basics | Thursday, December 7 @ 3 pm

Registration Required

Cybersecurity is an essential aspect of modern life. With the increasing reliance on digital technology, it’s more important than ever to learn the basics of protecting your online identity. In this class you will learn how to be safer online with accounts/passwords, overview of frauds/scams.

Attendees who complete a survey will earn a chance to win a $50 gift card to Amazon thanks to the AT&T/PLA Digital Grant.

Register here.

Libby Basics | Wednesday, January 31 @ 6 pm

If you’re looking to learn more about using the Libby app for reading e-books and listening to audiobooks, then this class is for you! In this class, you will discover all the features Libby has to offer, including how to search for and borrow books, how to customize your reading experience, and how to return books when you’re finished.

Reigster here.

How to Use Canva | Wednesday, February 21 @ 6 pm

Canva is a powerful graphic design tool that allows you to create stunning visuals for any purpose. In our Canva class, you will learn how to make the most out of this versatile tool. With Canva, you don’t need to be a graphic design expert to create beautiful visuals. Join our class today and unlock your creativity!

Register here.

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. December 13 | 3-6 p.m.

Weds. February 21 | 3-6 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: