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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 02-22-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 02-22-2017 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.

Event Date 02-23-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 02-23-2017 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 02-23-2017 4:30 pm
Event End Date 02-23-2017 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 02-23-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 02-23-2017 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 02-25-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 02-25-2017 11:30 am

Join us on Saturday, February 25, 11:00 am to 12 noon to learn about the Michigan Rx Card, a free statewide discount prescription assistance program launched to help uninsured and under insured residents afford their medications. The card, when presented at a major pharmacy, will save patients 30% to 70% off the cost of their prescriptions. Participating pharmacies include Kmart, CVS, Meijer, Rite Aid, Target, Walmart, Walgreens and Sam’s Club. There are no income or age limitations and no applications to fill out. Rich and Kelly French will distribute cards to attendees and will answer questions after their presentation. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Please note that parking is free at the Royal Oak Farmers Market lot until 1:00 pm on Saturdays.

 

 

Event Date 02-25-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 02-25-2017 1:00 pm
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Carl Cafagna and The Creole Kitchen will be here for a Mardi Gras music celebration with songs like When the Saints Go Marchin’ In, Bourbon St. Parade and Tiger Rag.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 02-25-2017 3:00 pm
Event End Date 02-25-2017 4:30 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 02-27-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 02-27-2017 10:45 am

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 light snack centered on the featured book. Participants will get a copy of the book to keep when they sign up in person at the Youth Services Desk. Limit 15 per session.

Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff
Meggie Dillon’s life has been turned upside down by World War II. Meggie’s father has announced that they must help the war effort and move to Willow Run, Michigan, where he’ll work nights in a factory building important war planes that will help fight the enemy in Europe. There Meggie faces questions about courage, and what it takes to go into battle, like her brother, Eddie, and to keep hope alive on the home front.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, January 30.
Meeting on Monday, February 27, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Event Date 02-27-2017 4:30 pm
Event End Date 02-27-2017 5:30 pm

Learn how to invest in your child’s future without sacrificing yours with host and presenter John M. Dyer, CRPC® Associate Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial. During this complimentary, informal seminar, you’ll learn ways to:

  • Define a college saving goal that is right for you
  • Determine today’s cost and various payment options
  • Balance retirement and college savings
  • Understand what goes into college saving and college spending

Registration is requested. Limit 50. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

Event Date 02-27-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 02-27-2017 8:30 pm
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