September is known around the literary world as Library Card Sign Up Month, a time to boost awareness of all the goodness your library has to offer. Sometimes it’s as simple as reminding families in the community what you have to offer. As of 2010, libraries in the United States offered more than 2.3 million children’s programs, which account for nearly two thirds of all library programming.
Arts du Jour returns to the Royal Oak Public Library on Thursday evening, August 25. Arts du Jour provides a sneak peek of the food, music and art of Arts, Beats, and Eats while supporting great metro Detroit charities. See ArtsDuJour.org for details of the 35 area restaurants providing food samples, the four musical performers, and the four featured artists. It all starts at 6:00 PM on the library lawn.
Library Hours Will Increase In September.
The Royal Oak Public Library will be restoring Tuesday and Thursday morning hours. Starting on September 6, the library will open at 10 AM. Currently the library opens at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which were reductions made during the recession.
Gale Courses offers patrons access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more.
These courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates.
Call for Volunteers:
The Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden needs volunteers to help maintain the garden throughout the spring, summer and fall. The volunteer schedule is planned below:
The library has 2015 federal tax forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ and the booklets for each of the three forms.
MI 1040 forms and instructions are available, along with the MI 1040CR-7 (Home Heating Credit Claim) and related instructions.
With 4000 courses available, Pronunciator gives Royal Oak patrons access to 80 Languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). These language courses are available in English as well as many other languages.
Know someone who needs to learn English? Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.
The Royal Oak Public Library offers large print books, audiobooks, downloadable books and an adaptive computer that contains magnification software, text to speech, and a large print keyboard. Librarians are available to help anyone wishing to browse these collections or use the adaptive computer.