Upcoming Events

  • BookBike & ArtCart at Rochester Downtown Farmers Market
    08/24/2019 @ 7:30am - 12:00pm BookBike/ArtCart

    Visit Rochester Public Library’s amazing BookBike & ArtCart to get started on your Summer Playlist, create incredible art, or check out books & DVDs!

  • Storytime at Quarry Hill Nature Center
    08/24/2019 @ 10:30am - 11:00am Offsite

    Join us outside at Quarry Hill for a special family storytime. 

  • Heirloom Seeds and Their Stories
    08/24/2019 @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm Offsite

    This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

    Sara Straate, seed historian from Seed Savers Exchange, coordinates their seed history research project, which is an ongoing effort to enhance the documentation of each variety in the Seed Savers Exchange collection. Join us at the History Center of Olmsted County and learn about the diversity of this collection through the heirloom seeds and their unique stories, which honor the garden stewards who preserved them through the generations.

  • Library Closed Saturday afternoon
    08/24/2019 @ 1:30pm - 5:30pm Main Branch BookBike/ArtCart Outreach Bookmobile
  • Library closed on Sundays
    08/25/2019 @ 12:00am - 12:00am Main Branch BookBike/ArtCart Outreach Bookmobile Offsite

    The library is closed on Sundays in the summer.  Winter hours (open Sundays 1:30-5:30 pm) will start Sep 8 2019.

  • Digital Drop In
    08/26/2019 @ 9:30am - 11:00am Computer Lab Main Branch

    Librarians are available to answer BASIC questions about computers (e-mail, internet, digital photos, etc.), smart phones, tablets and library eBooks. They may also give assistance with online job applications or starting a resume. No signup needed for attending this class.

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Summer Hours 

Monday – Thursday 9:30AM - 9:00PM

Friday 9:30AM - 5:30PM

Saturday 9:30AM - 1:30PM

Sunday - Closed