Upcoming events

Practice conversational English in a relaxed setting with other ESL learners on Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 11:30am in the library's auditorium. A brief video or presentation will be shared at the beginning of the hour to introduce the week’s topic and offer conversation starting points. Registration is not required. For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

Event Date 03-25-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 03-25-2017 11:30 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.

Event Date 03-27-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 03-27-2017 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.

Event Date 03-28-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 03-28-2017 10:45 am

Join Miss Ann and her guitar for songs and musical stories. This is an entertaining way to practice important pre-reading skills by singing, rhyming, and adding to the beat with shakers and other percussion instruments. Registration is requested. Limit 40. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

Event Date 03-28-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-28-2017 7:30 pm
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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.

Event Date 03-29-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 03-29-2017 10:45 am

Growing Ideas: Generating & Developing Fiction and Non-Fiction, a series offered by author and University of Michigan- Dearborn professor Alicia Schaeffer, will be held Wednesday nights, March 29, April 5, and April 12 at 7:00 pm. The free series will help you generate ideas and master tools to help them come alive.

The first session encourages participants to feed the imagination and pull from one’s experience to spark fiction and non-fiction material. As the sessions advance, participants will be able to develop their ideas into more formal pieces, and share and revise.

“I often think of this course as a process similar to gardening,” Schaeffer said. “We begin by choosing seeds (generating ideas), then plant and nourish them (experimenting with ideas through prompts, sharing short works, and receiving feedback from peers and instructor), and then progress further by responding to what has grown (revision, inspiring new work).”Schaeffer is a professor of Composition, Rhetoric, and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Post Road Magazine, Word Riot, Georama Travel Blog, Women About Town, Beyond Service, and The Harlem Times.

Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 03-29-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-29-2017 8:30 pm
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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.

Event Date 03-30-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 03-30-2017 10:45 am

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.

Event Date 03-30-2017 4:30 pm
Event End Date 03-30-2017 5:30 pm
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Kick back playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, and GameCube. Snacks provided. Bring a friend! Registration is required. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

Event Date 03-30-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 03-30-2017 7:30 pm
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Practice conversational English in a relaxed setting with other ESL learners on Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 11:30am in the library's auditorium. A brief video or presentation will be shared at the beginning of the hour to introduce the week’s topic and offer conversation starting points. Registration is not required. For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

Event Date 04-01-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 04-01-2017 11:30 am