Upcoming events

It’s estimated that 93% of all adults over the age of 18 have considered a business of their own. Local author and entrepreneur Dan Nichols is challenging you to take that thought to the next level. If you’ve ever wanted to give your ideas legs, this might be the perfect opportunity to do so with the guidance of the Lemonade Stand Simple Business Planning System. Dan is confident that he can get you from where you are to where you want to be in a business of your very own.

You are encouraged to attend this short 3-week course and use Dan’s system and knowledge to get your idea off the ground and onto the streets. Whether you have considerable experience in business or NONE at all, Dan promises it will be well worth your time to tickle your dreams and prime your entrepreneurial pump!

Join us on the following Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Friends Auditorium. It is beneficial to attend all three classes.

May 10 – Getting ready for your new life as a business owner; setting up/details of start up: legal, accounting, funding, etc.
May 17 – Determining your unique value – your differentiator
May 24 – First steps – ways to ease into self employment

Registration is requested. Limit 40. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free series.

Event Date 05-24-2017 1:00 pm
Event End Date 05-24-2017 3:00 pm
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The beautiful Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden is a work in progress that is in continual need of plants, flowers, and bushes. If you would like to donate plants, you can drop them off in the garden. If you have additional questions, or would like one of our volunteer gardeners to come to your home and split plants to bring to the garden, 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..

Following is a list of plants that are needed:

• Spicebush

• Coreopsis

• Zinnia

• Perennial Salvia

• Butterfly weed

• Liatris

• Verbena Bonariensis

• New England Aster

• Shasta Daisy

• Verbena

• Black-eyed Susan

• Coral Bells

• Hosta

• Yarrow

• Spiderwort

• Delphinium

• Dianthus

• Fennel

• Parsley

• Lavender

• Oregano

• Lupine

• Penstemon

Event Date 06-03-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 06-03-2017 1:00 pm

RJ Spangler and friends will heat up the night with sizzling jazz music selections. T-bone Paxton returns with his fabulous vocals and trombone. No registration is required.

Concert will be held in the Friends Auditorium in case of inclement weather.

All concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 06-07-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 06-07-2017 8:30 pm
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Metro Jazz Voices bring four-part harmony and music from the Great American Songbook. No registration is required.

Concert will be held in the Friends Auditorium in case of inclement weather.

All concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 06-14-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 06-14-2017 8:30 pm
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The Royal Oak Concert Band will entertain us with light classics, patriotic selections and more. The concert will also feature a set by The Woodward Avenue Jazz Orchestra, who will perform an array of jazz favorites from the Big Band Era to the present. No registration is required.

Concert will be held in the Friends Auditorium in case of inclement weather.

All concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 06-21-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 06-21-2017 8:30 pm
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The Royal Oak Concert Band will entertain us with light classics, patriotic selections and more. The concert will also feature a set by The Woodward Avenue Jazz Orchestra, who will perform an array of jazz favorites from the Big Band Era to the present. No registration is required.

Concert will be held in the Friends Auditorium in case of inclement weather.

All concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 06-28-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 06-28-2017 8:30 pm
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