Upcoming events

On Wednesday, September 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, volunteers and their families are welcome to help with fall planting to spruce up our Butterfly Garden.

Join other volunteers on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, for a fall cleanup of the Butterfly Garden in preparation for the long winter.

If you are interested in volunteering, 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..

Event Date 09-07-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 09-07-2016 6:00 pm

Join Cindy La Ferle and other writers and journalists for three monthly workshops on Wednesdays designed to sharpen your writing, self-presentation and public relations skills.

On Sept. 7, actor/author Lisa Peers will use theatre exercises to help improve your writing and self-presentation confidence.

All of the free workshops will run from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the Friends Auditorium. Registration is requested. Limit 30. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

Event Date 09-07-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-07-2016 8:30 pm
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Available 30

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.

Registration System for 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 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 09-08-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 09-08-2016 11:00 am
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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.

Event Date 09-08-2016 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-08-2016 8:00 pm
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Available 50

Book Buddies is a book club for ROPL’s youngest independent readers, ages 5-8 in grades K-3. Each participant will get their own copy of the book to keep when they sign up at the Youth Services Desk. Club meetings are 45-60 minutes and include activities, book discussions, and snacks based on the book. Limit 25 per session.

Fly Guy Presents the White House by Tedd Arnold
Join Fly Guy and Buzz as they visit the White House and learn about its history and some of the presidents who have lived there. It is a great time to learn about the White House because a new president will be voted in soon.

Book pick up at Youth Services desk begins Monday, September 12.
Meeting on Monday, October 3 at 4:30-5:30 PM.

Event Date 09-12-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-12-2016 9:00 pm

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 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 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 09-12-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 09-12-2016 10:45 am
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Meet local novelist Donald Levin on Monday, September 12, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Friends Auditorium to learn more about his detective series featuring a Ferndale police detective. The third novel in the series, Guilt in Hiding: A Martin Preuss Mystery, was published this year by Poison Toe Press.

Event Date 09-12-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-12-2016 8:30 pm
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Available 100

New story times for the youngest children, infants to 15 months and their adults. Enjoy 30 minutes of language building activities for babies including songs, rhymes, and play. Older siblings may attend, but these sessions are designed for babies up through 15 months old. Join the fun!

Registration System for 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 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 09-13-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 09-13-2016 10:45 am
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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.

Event Date 09-13-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-13-2016 8:00 pm
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Available 36

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 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 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 09-14-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 09-14-2016 10:45 am
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Contact

Directions
222 E. Eleven Mile
Royal Oak, MI 48067
248-246-3700
info@ropl.org

Hours

Monday
10:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 09:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 09:00
Thursday
12:00 - 09:00
Friday
10:00 - 06:00
Saturday
10:00 - 06:00
Sunday
CLOSED