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 2023 newsletter. Please contact the Library if you have any questions.

Eclipse Preparation

Saturday | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


On April 8, there will be a solar eclipse. In preparation for this experience, we will be hosting a solar eclipse activity hour. You will be able to make an eclipse spinner that visually demonstrates the relation of the moon to the Earth and the sun during the eclipse.

There will be worksheets to color, cut, and glue. Don’t forget to take home the Map of Totality so you will know where to find the best places to experience the eclipse with your family.

Family Yoga

Saturday | 10:00 – 11:a.m.

It’s back by popular demand! We had so much fun playing the yoga games together from one of our STEAM kits that the families requested we do it again. Don’t miss out on all the fun. Grab your mat, wear something comfortable, and join us for more Family Yoga.


Saturday | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

What do you get when you join a group of people of all ages with small, colorful interlocking bricks that, when put together, create machines that can take you through the galaxy in order to find adventure? Star Wars Lego Family Hour of course!

Ada Twist, Scientist

Thursday | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Why do facts matter? Ada is always asking questions. Let’s discuss why it is important to get the facts. We will also touch on what the different sciences are, but focus primarily on astrology. Your kids will go home with a chart for them to track moon phases for a month.

Registration Required 

Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Thursday | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Aaron struggled with words, but he didn’t let that stop him from expressing himself. Let’s shine a light on our uniqueness by painting a personality portrait.

Registration Required

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Thursday | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

We will be digging through our recyclables to find the items needed to make a simple hovercraft. Remember to be creative and have fun with your hovercraft! Experimenting with different materials and designs is all part of the engineering process.

Registration Required

March 28 | A First Time for Everything

by Dan Santat

Activity: Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher

A middle grade graphic memoir based on bestselling author and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat’s awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life. Dan’s always been a good kid. The kind of kid who listens to his teachers, helps his mom with grocery shopping, and stays out of trouble.

*Themed snacks provided!

April 25 | Daughter of the Deep

by Rick Riordan

Activity: Sharpie-Ocean Coasters

Ana’s parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family’s she’s got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP. Ana’s freshman year culminates with the class’s weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret. She only hopes she has what it’ll take to succeed.

*Themed snacks provided!

May 23 | Starfish 

by Lisa Fipps

Activity: DIY Journal

Written in free verse, Starfish follows Ellie, a Texas girl who has been bullied relentlessly for her weight, even by her own mother. With the help of a therapist, a new friend, and her loving father, Ellie learns to stand up for herself and be unapologetically her.

*Themed snacks provided!

Junior Police Officer Test

Saturday, March 4

Our partnership is back! The Rochester Police Department is excited to bring you this three-part series of events that gives young people a peek into their world. Today’s event will include a written exercise, physical fitness test, and interview (trivia).

Investigation Station

Saturday, April 13 | 11:00 a.m.

Your child will build relationship with local law enforcement while learning how to investigate. This will involve basic crime scene processing procedures; searching for evidence (scavenger hunt) and fingerprinting station.

Storybook Reporting

Saturday, May 4 | 11:00 a.m.

Did you think all your report-writing days will be over once you are out of school? Nope! Accurate reporting is key to a good investigation. The kids will create their own storybook (report).


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