12
Apr
2017

Growing Ideas Writing Series

7:00 pm -8:30 pm
33 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.

13
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.

13
Apr
2017

Teen Peeps Dioramas

6:30 pm -7:30 pm
12 of 20 places available

Create a Peeps Diorama with a shoe box, marshmallow Peeps, tiny props and your imagination! What will your Peepscape story be? All materials provided. Registration is required. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

15
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.

17
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.

17
Apr
2017

Kids' Book Club: Ages 8-11

4:30 pm -5:30 pm

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.

Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
When the twelve-year-old narrator’s grandmother gives him a lawnmower, the youngster decides he might as well earn a few bucks. He meets Arnold, an investor with a cash-flow problem, who promises to buy stocks for him as payment for a freshly trimmed yard. With all the energy of a bull market, this brief farce has summer escapism written all over it.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, March 20.
Meeting on Monday, April 17, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

18
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.

18
Apr
2017

Magic Carpet Theatre

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
67 of 80 places available

What makes a memorable story? Join the cast of the Magic Carpet Theatre to explore four literary gems: Love You Forever, Horton Hears a Who, The Ogre with the Three Golden Hairs, and Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. The audience is part of the action and creativity! Registration is requested. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

19
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.

19
Apr
2017

Genealogy Series: Ancestry Library Edition

7:00 pm -8:30 pm
15 of 20 places available

Genealogist and librarian Sarah Hatter will return to offer a two-part genealogy series on Wednesdays, starting April 19 at 7:00 pm in the Friends Auditorium. Enhance your research with the following session:

Researching your family history can be made easier by using the popular database Ancestry Library Edition, which the public can access for free at the library. In this class, Hatter will show you how to search the most complete set of U.S. census records available online in one place, along with important family documents such as birth, marriage and death records.

Program registration is requested. Limit 20. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for these free programs.