26
Sep
2016

Fall Book Clubs: Kids' Book Club

10:00 am -9:00 pm

ROPL has a book club just for kids ages 8-11 in grades 3-6! Join us for a lively book discussion, activities and a snack centered on the featured book. Participants will receive their own copy of the book when they sign up at the Youth Services Desk. Limit 15.

The Screaming Staircase
by Jonathan Stroud
A sinister problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see—and eradicate—these supernatural foes. Many different psychic detection agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the first volume of Jonathan Stroud’s series Lockwood and Company, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small psychic detective agency.

Book pick up at Youth Services desk begins Monday, September 26.
Meeting on Monday, October 24 at 4:30-5:30 PM.

26
Sep
2016

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am
24 of 24 places available

These 30-minute story times for ages 5 and under with their adults incorporate many enjoyable pre-reading skills including stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, movement, and a craft. The same program is repeated on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Registration System for Story Times: Story times are “ticketed drop-in” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

26
Sep
2016

Travelogue in Jazz: Around the world in sixty minutes

7:00 pm -8:30 pm
90 of 100 places available


Join us for evenings of relaxation and reminiscing as Royal Oak’s Stu Johnson returns with his program, Travelogue in Jazz: Around the world in 60 minutes. Enjoy many features and sights with music from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Netherlands, Arabia, India, Bali, China, Russia, Japan, Brazil and Cuba. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

27
Sep
2016

New Program: Baby Size!

10:15 am -10:45 am
24 of 24 places available

New story times for the youngest children, infants to 15 months and their adults. Enjoy 30 minutes of language building activities for babies including songs, rhymes, and play. Older siblings may attend, but these sessions are designed for babies up through 15 months old. Join the fun!

Registration System for Story Times: Story times are “ticketed drop-in” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

27
Sep
2016

Dragons from Around the World! Ages 5 and up

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
8 of 30 places available

Celebrate the diversity of dragons with stories, information, and activities. Registration is requested. Limit 30. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725,

28
Sep
2016

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am
24 of 24 places available

These 30-minute story times for ages 5 and under with their adults incorporate many enjoyable pre-reading skills including stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, movement, and a craft. The same program is repeated on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Registration System for Story Times: Story times are “ticketed drop-in” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

28
Sep
2016

Butterfly Garden: Call for Volunteers

4:00 pm -6:00 pm

The Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden needs volunteers to help maintain the garden throughout the spring, summer and fall. The volunteer schedule is planned below:

Garden Maintenance:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm:

September 28; October 12

Fall Cleanup:
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Ann DeKane at 248-246-3714 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

29
Sep
2016

New Time: Story Times for Four and Five Year Olds

10:15 am -11:00 am
24 of 24 places available

These story times for independent listeners include a variety of stories, movement, music, and an art or craft activity. Programs last about 45 minutes. Adults wait outside the story room.

Registration System for Story Times: Story times are “ticketed drop-in” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

29
Sep
2016

Video Games for Tweens: Ages 7-11

4:30 pm -5:30 pm
17 of 20 places available

Chill out playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii and Game Cube. Registration is requested. Limit 20. Register below or call the youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

29
Sep
2016

Documentary Screening - Land Grab (2016)

6:00 pm -7:30 pm
80 of 100 places available


Land Grab
(2016)
The film chronicles Detroit resident John Hantz's effort to acquire one square mile of blighted Detroit neighborhood and turn it into urban farming, and the resistance he meets from local residents and the Detroit City Council. In English. 90 Minutes. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.