Adult programs

Fall 2022 – Winter 2023

Adult Programming Events:

Fiber Arts Series - Blending

Tuesday, November 15 @ 6 pm

Have you ever wondered how fiber from animals and plants turns into yarn? In this class, Denise Rainford will show the process of blending fiber for unique yarn. 

Readers' Advisory

Tuesday, November 29 @ 6 pm

Christmas is coming! If you want bookish gift ideas, we have a list. We will discuss where to find new titles for adults & kids, how to keep track of what you have already given, and what you have already read.

DIY Name Ornament

Week of December 5-9 | take home kit

$10 for 2 ornaments, $5 for additional

Register on ACTIVE to pick your color(s). We will fill your kit with supplies. You will take them home and create your own one of a kind ornament for Christmas.

Chunky Arm Knit Blanket

Tuesday, January 24 @ 6 pm

Registration required. 15 participants maximum.

After the holidays, nothing sounds better than cozy couch time with a good book. Bring your own supplies, and we will spend about 45 minutes to an hour creating a blanket that will up the hygge factor.

Local Author Night

February 7 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Drop in with scheduled author talks.

RPLD is committed to supporting local authors. Stop by to meet local authors and explore their work. There will be something for everyone! Light refreshments will be provided.

Card Catalog and Self-Checkout January 10 @ 6 pm

Learn to browse an online card catalog of all the books in the Illinois Heartland Library System and place holds on the ones you want to read. Renew your own materials and more, from the comfort of your own home. No registration necessary.

Climbing Your Family Tree February 28 @ 6 pm

If you’ve ever thought about researching your family tree, this class is for you. We will explore the basics of research and keeping records, along with discovering which online tools are useful for you. No registration necessary.

COVID Testing

We are excited to offer free, easy to access COVID-19 testing for our community onsite Monday – Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.

To participate, scan the QR code below, register, and call the library. We will run a test out. Please call again when you have dropped the completed test in the bin so we can send it to the lab.

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.)

Blood Drives

Weds. December 21 | 3-6 p.m.

Weds. February 22 | 3-6 p.m.

Registration required

To schedule an appointment, please contact the library or register at:  for the December date. for the February date.

Safe Driving Course

Tuesday January 24 | 9 a.m. 

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.

Rules of the Road

Wednesday February 22 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

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.

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 Fall 2022 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 Beth at: