08
Feb
2016

Toddler Story Times: Ages 18 Months - 3 Years

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 30-minute sessions for toddlers and their caregivers include simple stories, rhymes, movement, songs, and a craft activity. Ticketed Drop-In: Limit 24.

08
Feb
2016

Book Buddies Book Club Meeting: Ages 5 - 8

4:30 pm -5:30 pm
  • Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, January 11.
  • Meeting on Monday, February 8, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

The Vanishing Coin is the first book in The Magic Shop series by Kate Egan with magician Mike Lane. Fourth grade was supposed to be a fresh start, but Mike’s already back in the principal’s office. He’s not a bad kid; he just can’t sit still. And now, his parents won’t let him play soccer anymore. Instead he has to hang out with his new neighbor Nora, who is good at everything! Together Mike and Nora discover an odd shop, The White Rabbit. Its owner, Mr. Zerlin, is a magician, and he believes Mike could be a magician too. Has Mike finally found something he’s good at?

08
Feb
2016

From Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact! Ages 7 - 107

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
73 of 100 places available
Registration begins on December 7.

Celebrate the man who “invented the future,” charted the path to the Moon, Mars, and WAY beyond! Join us on the birthday of Jules Verne and learn the truth behind Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact! Presented by astronomer and NASA Educator, Michael Foerster. Limit 100.

09
Feb
2016

The Bunny Funnies: The Puppet Show! Ages 3 and Up

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
40 of 100 places available
Registration begins on December 7.

Join the fun with a crazy bunny adventure presented by Robert Papineau and his Pippin Puppets. Limit 100.

10
Feb
2016

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 30-minute story times for ages five and under with their adults include stories, rhymes, finger plays, movement, and a craft. Ticketed Drop-In: Limit 24.

11
Feb
2016

Story Times for Four- and Five-Year-Olds

1:15 pm -2:00 pm

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. Ticketed Drop-In: Limit 24.

11
Feb
2016

Keep on Coloring

6:30 pm -8:00 pm

Check out our new coloring program for adults! We will supply all of the materials for this series: sheets from great new adult coloring books, pencils, and crayons, or you can bring your own. All you will need to think about is which color you will choose next! For ages 18 and over. Limit 40.

Registration is requested. Fill out the form by clicking the event title or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727.

11
Feb
2016

Teens: Valentine Chocolates

6:30 pm -7:30 pm

Making perfect molded chocolate candy is easy and fun! Create chocolates for a classic Valentine gift or just for yourself! Limit 20.

13
Feb
2016

Live Music Series: Metro Jazz Voices

3:00 pm -5:00 pm
87 of 100 places available

Join us on Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 pm in the Friends Auditorium as Metro Jazz Voices, Detroit's only four-part harmony vocal jazz group, make their second appearance at ROPL. MJV has recently released their second CD, “Wingin’ It,” which will be available for sale after the concert. They will perform selections from their new CD, as well as some of the greatest love songs from the American Songbook for Valentine's Day. Meri Slaven, Trish Shandor, Carl Cafagna & Jordan Schug will sing (Cafagna also plays saxophone & flute) with instrumental support from the Scott Gwinnell Trio. A delight for music lovers of all ages.

Registration is requested. Fill out the form by clicking the event title or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727.

15
Feb
2016

Salter Center Book Discussion: Escape by Carolyn Jessop

10:00 am -12:00 pm

A woman forced into a plural marriage as a teenager with a man thirty-two years her senior describes the years of psychological abuse she suffered, her decision to escape with her eight children, and her successful battle with the church over custody of her children.