Board Game Night

Tuesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Grab a friend and grab a game for our weekly board game night! Interested in Magic: The Gathering? We have lots of cards donated by MagiKids and local players for you to choose from and build a deck of your own! *Please note that while members as young as 11 will be allowed to participate, the distributors of Magic: The Gathering do recommend their items for ages 13+.


Fall Frenzy

Friday, September 8 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Grab a friend and prepare for autumn! Join us for DIY caramel apples and foam pumpkin decorating.

Costume Makeup Class

Friday, October 20 | 6:00 p.m.

Registration Required | $10 Supplies Fee

Team gore or team glamor? Springfield Theatre Centre and Muni costume makeup aficionado Gwen Cribbett will be here to teach you both! Come learn some amazing tips and tricks to bring this year’s costume to the next level. Afterwards take home your own six-color effects palette and application supplies. *Allergy warning: we will be using liquid latex for some of these skills.

PowerPoint Party

Friday, November 17 | 6:00 p.m.

Do you have strong opinions of the rankings of Taylor Swift’s albums? How much do you know about native birds? Create a short presentation of something silly or serious – you decide! We’ll provide snacks and the projector equipment.

Need somewhere new to study or a common place to work on a group project? Come by the library on the second Tuesday of the month. Tables will be reserved starting at 6:00 p.m.

September 12

October 10

November 14

Keep an eye on our bi-weekly Biblio-Buzz newsletter reminder and our social media pages to see about mini life skills popup classes including: simple clothing repairs, how to write a check, how to address an envelope, resumé tips and MORE!

Teen Advisory Board

1st Friday of the Month @ 5:00 p.m.

Looking for somewhere to share your voice? Do you and your friends have some great ideas for projects or activities you’d like to share with the community? Look no further
than your local library! We are looking for any voices aged 13-18 to help us help you make those involvements come true! Please join us for a discussion on how the library can
provide services for what you want to do or achieve. We look forward to hearing you!

Young Adult Reading Advisory

Are you a book fiend? Love YA? Need some easy volunteer hours? Then we need your help! We are looking for avid YA readers to review our collection! Check out a new YA book (fiction, nonfiction, or graphic novel) and sign up to create
an online, written book review or book talk video in whichever field you’re comfortable and be rewarded with 1-6 hours** volunteer credit. Review training resources can be provided upon request. Reviews will be posted and shared on our social media platforms and website.

*Under age 16 will require a parental
signature if wishing to do video
**Contingent on quality of work

Teen Volunteer Training

Fill out our volunteer application to be contacted for a volunteer orientation


Looking for volunteer credit? We’ve got you covered! We’re looking for individuals aged 11-18 seeking to gain valuable experience in a work-based environment with regularly scheduled hours. Training will be provided; no prior experience is required. Tasks may include but are not limited to, shelf reading, shelf straightening, craft prep, and program assistance. Scheduled hours will be based on your availability. Must submit a volunteer application:

Submit Volunteer Application

This type of volunteering is great to put on college and job applications.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Friday @ 6:00 p.m.

A teen who spends most of his time making parodies of movies, finds his outlook on life forever changed after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with leukaemia.

*Reading not required


Friday @ 6:00 p.m.

While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery, until Other Mother and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there forever. Coraline must use all her resources and bravery to make it back to her own family and life.

*Reading not required

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 what programs we currently have scheduled. Please contact the Library if you have any questions.






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