Upcoming events

Lots of fun Duck Tape® colors & patterns for wallets and other small projects.

Event Date 09-10-2015 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-10-2015 7:30 pm

The Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden needs volunteers to help maintain the garden throughout the growing season. The volunteer schedule is planned for select Saturdays. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Ann DeKane at 248-246-3714.

Garden Maintenance

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon: September 12 and 26; October 17; November 7

In addition to decorative flower pots, the following is a list of plants that are needed:

  • Coreopsis
  • Perennial Salvia
  • Echinacea
  • Mallow
  • Hollyhock
  • Rudbeckia
  • Perennial Helianthus
  • Shasta or Oxeye Daisy
  • Tall Perennial Phlox
  • Perennial Zinnia
  • Perennial Penstemon
  • Astilbe
  • Perennial Asters
  • Angelica Atropurpurea
  • Hyssop
  • Wild Columbine
  • Heliopsis
  • Lobelia
  • Wild Lupine
  • Bee Balm
  • Primrose
  • Verbena Hastata
Event Date 09-12-2015 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-12-2015 12:00 pm

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, September 14.

Meeting on Monday, October 5, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller is the 2015 Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book selection. Find out what happens when Mr. Rabbit's new neighbors are otters. OTTERS! But he doesn't know anything about otters. Will they be friends? Will they even get along? Follow Mr. Rabbit as he learns how to be a good friend and neighbor by simply following the Golden Rule.

Event Date 09-14-2015 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-19-2015 6:00 pm

These 30-minute sessions for toddlers and their caregivers include simple stories, rhymes, movement, songs, and a craft activity. Limit 24.

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 reference desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 30 minutes before the program begins or when the library opens in the case of 10:15 AM programs. There will be a limited number of tickets available so please arrive early. With this system, people who arrive a few minutes early should be able to secure a ticket and no previously registered spots remain unused because of no-shows.

Event Date 09-14-2015 10:15 am
Event End Date 09-14-2015 10:45 am
Join us every Monday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM for a walk-in technology session. With the assistance of ROPL Technology Staff, ask questions, learn exactly the computer skill you want to learn, receive a diagnosis or fix for your malfunctioning technology device, or learn how to use your new device. Please bring in your own portable device if you choose. Please contact Eric Hayes at 248-246-3751 for more information about this free Q & A session.
Event Date 09-14-2015 5:00 pm
Event End Date 09-14-2015 7:00 pm
Learn about the river that used to flow through Royal Oak and what lived in it. Between the late 1920s and the mid 1960s, the river was buried underground. Royal Oak still had one creek with fish in it during the 1960s. The Red Run is now a ghost river, but if you know what to look for you can still see signs of it throughout Royal Oak. Along with Red Run, other ghosts of old farm woodlots and ridges left by glaciers will be touched on. After this talk, your eyes will become a time machine as you will be able to see into the past almost wherever you look in Royal Oak.
Event Date 09-14-2015 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-14-2015 8:30 pm

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 required for this program. Please phone (248-246-3725) or sign up in person at the Youth Services Information Desk. Limit 36.

Event Date 09-15-2015 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-15-2015 8:00 pm
Registered 3
Available 33

These 30-minute story times for ages five and under with their adults include stories, rhymes, finger plays, movement, and a craft. Limit 24.

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 reference desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 30 minutes before the program begins or when the library opens in the case of 10:15 AM programs. There will be a limited number of tickets available so please arrive early. With this system, people who arrive a few minutes early should be able to secure a ticket and no previously registered spots remain unused because of no-shows.

Event Date 09-16-2015 10:15 am
Event End Date 09-16-2015 10:45 am

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. Limit 24.

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 reference desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 30 minutes before the program begins or when the library opens in the case of 10:15 AM programs. There will be a limited number of tickets available so please arrive early. With this system, people who arrive a few minutes early should be able to secure a ticket and no previously registered spots remain unused because of no-shows.

Event Date 09-17-2015 10:15 am
Event End Date 09-17-2015 11:00 am

Make custom buttons with a hand-press button maker. All materials provided. Bring your own photos if you want to personalize!

Event Date 09-17-2015 6:30 pm
Event End Date 09-17-2015 7:30 pm