02
Feb
2017

Coloring and Crafts

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.

06
Feb
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.

06
Feb
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.

February Friend by Ron Roy
In the second book of the Calendar Mysteries series, they’re having a Valentine’s Day party! Bradley is passing out the valentines in his class, but one of them has no name on it. Inside, the card tells the class to look in the closet. When they open the closet door, the kids find a rabbit named Douglas in a cage! What mysterious “friend” left him there? And why? When the bunny gets sick, it's up to Bradley, Brian, Lucy, and Nate to track down his owner and figure out what is wrong with poor little Douglas.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, January 9.
Meeting on Monday, February 6, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

07
Feb
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.

07
Feb
2017

Family Science Workshop: Back to the Future - Plants: Ages 6-12

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

People have been using, collecting, and pressing flowers and herbs for centuries. Find out how plants are shared across the world and used in research to answer questions about global warming, habitat destruction, new medicinal uses, and the spread of disease. Select and press some plants to take home. Learn about techniques researchers use in collecting and labeling specimens, and see some of the 1,700,000 plant specimens from the U of M Museum of Natural History’s herbarium. Registration is requested. Limit 30. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

08
Feb
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.

09
Feb
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.

09
Feb
2017

Teen Valentine Chocolates

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

Making perfect molded chocolate candy is easy and fun! Create chocolates for a classic Valentine gift or just for yourself! Registration is required. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

11
Feb
2017

Senior Program Series: Local author Kristin Meekhof

11:00 am -1:00 pm
100 of 100 places available

When, at the age of 33, Birmingham social worker Kristin Meekhof lost her husband to cancer, she discovered what all widows learn: the moment you lose your partner, you must make crucial decisions that will impact the rest of your life. But where do you begin?

On Saturday, February 11 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Ms. Meekhof will be at the library to discuss her book, A Widow’s Guide to Healing: Gentle Support and Advice for the First 5 Years, a much-needed blueprint for grieving widows to face the often overwhelming challenges of their new reality. From immediate issues like finances, estates and medical bills to long-term hurdles such as single parenthood, being a widow in the workplace and navigating social situations by yourself, this inspiring book gently and clearly guides widows through the tumultuous and painful first five years to a more hopeful and happier future.

Books will be available for cash sales ($15) and author signing after presentation.

This presentation is free to participants and is geared towards widows, older adults and their adult children, community organizations and any other interested members of the community.

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.

13
Feb
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.

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