06
Apr
2017

Baby Size!

10:15 am -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.

06
Apr
2017

Teen Henna Tattoos

6:30 pm -8:30 pm
28 of 28 places available

Get a beautiful henna tattoo designed by Angel Shah of Mehendi StylingRegistration and permission slip is required. Limit 28. Register below and download permission slip. Permission slips are also available at the Youth Services Desk (248) 246-3725.

06
Apr
2017

Coloring and Crafts: Ages 18 & Over

6:30 pm -8:00 pm
50 of 50 places available

We have the space and a block of time you can use to color or work on any craft or creative project you would like. Coloring materials (sheets and pencils) will be provided, but we also invite you to work on any craft or creative projects you may have in progress in the library auditorium. Bring a couple of scrapbook pages, a pair of socks you started to knit, or grab a book on origami and give it a try. All crafters are welcome. We would love to see what you are working on! For ages 18 and over. Limit 50 per session. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

08
Apr
2017

ESL Saturday Morning Conversations

10:30 am -11:30 am

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.

10
Apr
2017

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 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.

10
Apr
2017

Book Buddies Book Club Meeting: Ages 5-8

4:30 pm -5:30 pm

Book Buddies is a book club for ROPL’s youngest independent readers, ages 5-8 in grades K-3. Participants will get a copy of the book to keep when they sign up in person at the Youth Services Desk. Book Buddies Book Club includes activities, book discussions, and snacks based on the book. Limit 25 per session.

Curious George Discovers the Rainbow by H.A. Rey
Curious George Discovers the Rainbow is part of a new Science Storybook series by H. A. Rey. George’s city friends Betsy and Steve are taking their first trip to visit him in the country. When a light rain casts a stunning rainbow in the sky, George is introduced to all the beautiful colors of the spectrum! Come along as he chases the rainbow for his pot of gold and learns all about how rainbows occur and even how to create his own.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, March 13.
Meeting on Monday, April 10, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

11
Apr
2017

Preschool Story Times for Ages 3-5

10:15 am -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.

11
Apr
2017

Meet a Lamb and Kid

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
42 of 75 places available

Spring means new babies on the farm. Bowers School Farm will bring some live lambs and kids to provide an up close experience with these interesting animals. Registration is requested. Limit 75. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

12
Apr
2017

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 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.

12
Apr
2017

Growing Ideas Writing Series

7:00 pm -8:30 pm
35 of 35 places available

Growing Ideas: Generating & Developing Fiction and Non-Fiction, is a three-part writing series offered by author and writing professor Alicia Schaeffer. This series will be offered Wednesday nights, starting March 29 at 7:00 pm.

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 on April 5 and April 12, participants will be able to develop their ideas into more formal pieces, and share and revise.

Schaeffer is a professor of Composition, Rhetoric, and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and she has led creative writing workshops in New York. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Post Road Magazine, Word Riot, Georama Travel Blog, Woman About Town, Beyond Service, and The Harlem Times.

Registration is required for this series in the Friends Auditorium. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for these free programs.

The library’s popular writing instructor, Cindy La Ferle, will return in the spring. Further details and dates are to be announced.