Rochester Hills Public Library to Host Film and Discussion Series on Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt

The Rochester Hills Public Library announces a four-part film and discussion series called “Roosevelts in the White House: TR, FDR, and the Lessons of Leadership”. Through film and discussion, we will compare these leaders and their times, looking for the human beings behind the myths. We will consider their successes and their failures, and share ideas about the legacy they left behind. Dr. Gregory Sumner, professor of 20th Century American History at the University of Detroit Mercy, will introduce and lead the discussion of each film.

The programs on Theodore Roosevelt will be held on Tuesday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The programs on Franklin Roosevelt will be held on Tuesday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration for the film and discussion series is open to those who live or work in Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township and have a Rochester Hills Public Library card. All sessions will be held in the library’s multipurpose room. To register for the series, please visit the Events page at or contact the Adult Services Desk at 248-650-7130. For further details on this series, please contact Lynne Fugate at 248-650-7133. The library is located in downtown Rochester at 500 Olde Towne Rd.

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