08
Dec
2016

Keep On Coloring

6:30 pm -8:00 pm
38 of 50 places available

Check out our coloring program for adults! We will supply all of the materials for this series: sheets from 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. Registration is requested. Limit 50. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

10
Dec
2016

RJ Spangler Quartet

3:00 pm -4:30 pm
74 of 100 places available

The RJ Spangler Quartet will present a Swingin’ Holiday featuring trumpeter James O’Donnell. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or contact the Adult Reference desk at (248) 246-3727.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

12
Dec
2016

The Dodge Brothers: Their Company and Their Lives

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

Join automotive writer Russell Doré for a one hour presentation with visuals covering the lives of John and Horace Dodge. Find out the role that Henry Ford played in their lives. Learn how these machinists went from being parts suppliers to creating an automobile company which at one time was second only to the Ford Motor Company.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

17
Dec
2016

Film Screening: My Love, Don't Cross That River (2014)

2:00 pm -3:30 pm
100 of 100 places available

My Love, Don't Cross That River (2014) presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. 100-year old lovebirds, Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end. Korean with English subtitles. 86 Minutes. Registration is requested. Limit 100.

19
Dec
2016

Monthly Book Discussion Group: Salter Center Group

10:00 am -11:30 am

The Salter Center Group meets the Third Monday of each month at 10 AM in the Senior Room at the Jack and Patti Salter Community Center, 1545 East Lincoln. For more information, contact Librarian Mary Ann DeKane at 248-246-3714 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

December 19, 2016
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larson. 2013. In cinematic terms, this dramatic page-turner is Das Boot meets Titanic. Larson has a wonderful way of creating a very readable, accessible story of a time, place, and event. We get three sides of the global story–the U-boat commander, British Admiralty and President Wilson–but what really elevates this book are the affecting stories of individual crew and passengers.

03
Jan
2017

Preschool Story Times for Ages 3-5

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 45-minute sessions are designed for preschoolers who enjoy more extended stories, movement, music and crafts. Adults stay with the children and younger siblings may attend but these sessions are developmentally appropriate for ages 3-5.

Registration System for All 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 Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

03
Jan
2017

LEGO® Time: Ages 5-12

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
32 of 36 places available

Assemble a LEGO® scene and write about what is happening in it. Your LEGO® creation and story will be displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Time Session. Registration is requested. Limit 36. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

04
Jan
2017

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am

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 All 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 Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

05
Jan
2017

Baby Size!

10:15 am -10:45 am

These story times are for the youngest children, infants to 15 months, and their caregivers. Enjoy 30 minutes of literacy building activities for babies including songs and rhymes and sharing board books. Older siblings may attend, but these sessions are designed for babies up through 15 months old. Join the fun!

Registration System for All 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 Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

05
Jan
2017

Teen Saturday Morning Cartoons & Games

6:30 pm -7:30 pm
19 of 20 places available

Be a little kid again and cozy up for some cartoons and games, and enjoy some favorite breakfast snacks. Wear your pajamas if you want! Registration is required. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.