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Live Music @ Royal Oak Public Library

30 October 2013 Published in News

Take a break and enjoy live music at the Royal Oak Public Library! Join us in the Friends Auditorium on select Saturdays at 3:00 pm throughout the year for these free performances. This series is sponsored by Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

October 18, 2014 – The RJ Spangler Trio

We jazz up the Library with The RJ Spangler Trio, featuring Detroit jazz sax great, Larry Smith. RJ will speak about the history of Detroit’s jazz and blues roots, and perform musical examples with his all-star band. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America.

November 15, 2014 – Vintage Strings of Michigan

The Vintage Strings is an eclectic group of eleven southeast Michigan musicians bound together mainly by their passion for playing music together and their desire to share their musical joy with others. They play old-time, Celtic (Irish, Scottish), and other types of tunes with an interesting blend of hammered dulcimers, fiddles, vocals, reed pump organ, guitars, banjo, penny whistle, harmonicas, and bass.

December 6, 2014 – Silver Strings Dulcimer Society

Welcome back the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society as they begin their 31st year of playing “Old Time Music,” featuring the hammered dulcimer in addition to the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, penny whistle, autoharp, harmonica, and bass fiddle. Enjoy listening to a variety of traditional
music, including Celtic music, waltzes, polkas, and holiday standards to celebrate the season.

January 10, 2015 – Piper Kim Johnson

Piper Kim Johnson shares her love for her heritage and hobby, as she demonstrates and entertains with a variety of bagpipes and a sampling of pipe tunes. She’ll discuss the history of bagpipes and other Scottish history and folklore. All ages are welcome to join in a simple Highland
dance – audience participation is encouraged!

February 14, 2015 – Broadway Love Songs

Join pianist Martin Mandelbaum and Friends for a Valentine's Day concert featuring Broadway Love Songs.

March 21, 2015 – Woodward Corridor Musicians

The Woodward Corridor Musicians will be back with chamber music to welcome spring.

April 25, 2015 – Rich Eddy’s Rockin’ Oldies Band

Join us as we liven up the library with Rich Eddy’s Rockin’ Oldies Band.

May 9, 2015 – Broadway Revue

Join pianist Martin Mandelbaum and Friends for a revue of classic Broadway Songs.

Local History

25 September 2013 Published in Using the Library

Compiled by Monica Brady, ROPL Library Science Intern Project, 2011.

Important items and subjects in this collection are:

  • Annual reports
  • Atlases of both southern and northern Oakland County, 1860-1963 (not all years available)
  • Blueprints and development plans for I-696
  • Blueprints and development plans for downtown Royal Oak in the 1990s
  • Cemeteries
  • Churches
  • City Elections
  • City Finance
  • City Planning
  • Coughlin, Charles Edward
  • Daily Tribune, January 27, 1877-June 30, 2007
  • Dondero, George A.
  • Downtown Development
  • Fredericks, Marshall
  • Kevorkian, Jack
  • Laws and Ordinances
  • Library, Royal Oak Public
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Oakland County census data
  • Officials
  • Organizations
  • Parker Family
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Social Justice, March 20, 1936-April 13, 1942
  • Starr Family & Homes
  • Streets
  • Tax assessment rolls
  • Transportation
  • Voter Registration (women voters), 1912-1919
  • War Work, 1917-1918, 1941-1945
  • Zoning

Part I: Clippings and Articles—Local History—RO

  • Animal Shelter
  • Annexation
  • Anniversary
  • Annual Reports
  • Art and Artists
    • 1930-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Audit
  • Authors (see also Biography)
  • Biography
    • A
    • B
    • Broomfield
    • Ca-Ch
    • Campbell
    • Ci-Co
    • Codling
    • Cook Family
    • Coughlin, Charles Edward
    • Cr-Cz
    • D
    • Dawkins
    • Dondero, George A.
    • E
    • Eastham, Clark
    • Erb (see also Biography-Kidder)
    • Fa-Fl
    • Flurry, Helen
    • Fo-Fu
    • Fredericks, MarshallG
    • Gardner
    • Goodale, Martha Fall
    • Green (see also Biography-Starr)
    • Grow
    • Ha-Hi
    • Hayward
    • Heber, Malcolm
    • Hilzinger
    • Hj-Hz
    • Hurd
    • I-J
    • K
    • Kevorkian
      • 1987-1990
      • 1991
      • January-August 1992
      • September-December 1992
      • January-August 1993
      • September-December 1993
      • 1994-1995
      • January-April 1996
      • May-December 1996
      • 1997
      • 1998-1999
      • 2000-
    • Knowles
    • La-Le
    • Labbitt
    • Lawson
    • Levy, J.J.
    • Leenhouts, Keith J.
    • Li-Ly
    • Lopez, Carlos
    • Mc/Mac
    • Ma-Mi
    • Miller, Floyd J.
    • Mo-My
    • Morrison
    • N
    • O
    • Pa-Pe
    • Parker
    • Ph-Po
    • Poray
    • Pr-Q
    • Quickstad
    • Ra-RiRenton, F.
    • Ro-Ry
    • Robbins, James Marshall
    • Sa-Se
    • Sh-Sm
    • Smith, Ansley
    • Sn-Sz
    • Sparks
    • Springsteen
    • Starr (see also Biography-Green)
    • T (see also Authors)
    • U-V
    • Wa-We
    • Wh-Wz
    • Williams Family
    • X, Y, Z
  • Budget
    • 1922-1959
    • 1965-2004
    • 2005
    • 2007-2009
  • Buildings
    • 1920-1969
    • 1970-1999
    • 2000-2009
  • Business
    • Undated
    • 1920-1939
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1974
    • 1975-1979
    • 1970s-A-H
    • 1970s-I-P
    • 1970s-Q-Z
    • 1980-1989
    • 1980s-A-M
    • 1980s-N-Z
    • 1990-1999
    • 1990s-A-H
    • 1990s-I-P
    • 1990s-Q-Z
    • 2000-
    • 2000s-A-H
    • 2000s-I-P
    • 2000s-Q-Z
  • Cemeteries
  • Censorship
  • Charter
  • Churches
    • Baptist
      • First
    • Catholic
      • St. Dennis
      • St. Mary
      • Shrine of the Little Flower
    • Congregational
      • First
    • Episcopal
      • St. John’s
    • Lutheran
    • Methodist
      • First
    • Presbyterian
      • Christ Memorial
      • First
      • United
    • Salvation Army
  • City Hall
  • City Planning
    • Undated
    • 1940-1959
    • 1960-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • Master Plan
  • Community Farm Project
  • Civil Service
  • Civilian Defense
  • Community Information Books
  • Consumers Power
  • Courts
  • Crime & Crime Prevention
  • Description & Travel
  • Detroit Edison
  • Detroit Zoological Park
    • 1940-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Directories
  • Downtown Development
    • 1950-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Draft
  • Drains
  • Drama
  • Dream Cruise
  • Elections
    • Undated & pre-1940
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Employees
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Events and Expos
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • AIDS Walk
    • Arts, Beats, and Eats
    • Clay, Glass, and Metal
    • Grand National
    • Oak Apple
    • Outdoor Art Fair
    • Polar Palooza
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Film Industry
  • Finance
    • 1920-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Fire Department
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-
  • Fires and Fire Prevention
  • Grand Trunk
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-
  • Growth and Improvement
  • Health, Public
  • History
    • Undated & pre1920s
    • 1930-1939
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Hobbies
  • Homeless
  • Hospitals
  • Housing
  • Incorporation
  • Landmarks (see also History)
  • Laws and Ordinances
    • 1917-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Lawsuits
  • Library, Public
    • 1920s and undated
    • 1930-1939
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-2009
    • 2010-
    • Displays
    • Filters
    • Friends of
    • Memorial Book Collection
    • Programs
      • Adult
      • Children and Teen
    • Proposed Building
    • Technology
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Lodges
    • Eagles
    • Elks
    • I.O.O.F.
    • Masons
  • Maps
    • 1900-1959
    • 1960-
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Memorial and Honor Roll
  • Memorial Day (see also Oakland County-Memorial Day)
  • Memorial Park
  • Music
  • Musicians
  • Newspapers
    • Daily Tribune
      • 1902-1924
      • 1925-1969
      • 1970-
      • Contests
      • Special Issues (two folders)
    • Experiment
    • Midget
    • Mirror
    • South Oakland Eccentric
  • Officials
    • Pre-1940 and undated
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Organizations
    • Pre-1940 and undated
    • 1950-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
    • American Legion
    • Arts Council
    • Boys/Girls Club
    • Boys/Girls Club Salter Center
      • 1961-1979
      • 1980-
    • Boy Scouts
    • Business and Professional Women’s Club
    • CampFire Girls
    • Cloud Busters
    • Chamber of Commerce
      • Awards
        • 1930-1979
        • 1980-
      • Newsletter
    • Coin Club
    • Common Ground/Sanctuary
    • Consumers Co-Op
    • D.A.R.
    • Easter Seals
    • Exchange
    • Garden Club
    • Gay Sixties
    • Gilda’s Club
    • Girl Scouts
    • Goodfellows
    • Haven
    • Historical Society
    • Honor Flight
    • Inter-Club Council
    • Jaycees
    • Judson Center
    • Kiwanis
    • League of Women Voters
    • Lions Club
    • Memorial Society
    • Morning Musicale
    • Nature Society
    • Needlework Guild
    • Oakridge Women’s Club
    • Optimist Club
    • Parents of Murdered Children
    • PTA
    • Republican Women’s Club
    • Rotary
    • Royal Oak Youth Assistance
    • Second Horizons
    • Soroptimist
    • VFW
    • Women’s Club
    • Women’s Christian Temperance Union
    • YMCA
  • Parking
  • Parks and Playgrounds
    • Pre-1970 and undated
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Pets
  • Physicians
  • Police Department
    • 1920-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Politics and Government
    • Pre-1940 and undated
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Population
  • Post Office
    • Shootings
  • Post-war Planning
  • Programs
  • Projected Books Fund
  • Property Valuation
  • Public Works
  • Publicity
  • Radio
  • Recreation
  • Red Cross
  • Retirement Plan
  • Salvation Army
  • Schools
    • Pre-1950 and undated
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-2001
    • 2002-2003
    • 2004-2005
    • 2006-
    • Alternative Education
    • Annual Reports
      • 1990-1991
      • 1991-1992
      • 1993-1994
      • 1995-1996
      • 1996-1997
      • 2000-2001
    • Board of Education
      • 1920-1989
      • 1990-1999
      • 2000-
    • Clara Barton
    • Clubs
    • Colleges
      • Oakland Community College
    • Consolidation and Renovation
    • Curriculum
    • Directories
    • District Administrators
    • District Information and Reports
    • Elementary and Middle
      • Royal Oak Middle School
    • Enrollment
    • Events
    • Finance
      • 1940-1959
      • 1960-1989
      • 1990-1999
      • 2000-
    • High Schools
      • Dondero
        • 1950-1989
        • 1989-2007
      • Kimball
        • 1920-1979
        • 1980-2007
      • Oakridge
      • Royal Oak High School
        • 1920-2000
        • 2001-
    • Music
    • Parochial Schools
      • St. Mary
      • Shrine of the Little Flower
    • Preschools
    • Reunions
    • Scholarships and Awards
    • School Newspapers
    • Sports
    • Survey
    • Teachers
      • Pre-1970 and undated
      • 1970-
    • WOAK
  • Senior Center
  • Service Men
  • South Oakland Shelter
  • Starr Houses
  • Statistics (see also Finance)
  • Streets
    • 1920-1929
    • 1950-1969
    • 1970-1999
    • 2000-
  • Strikes and Labor Troubles
  • Taxes
    • 1800-1929
    • 1930-1969
    • 1970-
  • Taxlands, Delinquent
  • Telephone (see also Business)
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-
  • Television
  • Theatres
    • 1920-1969
    • 1970-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Traffic
  • Transportation
    • 1920-1929
    • 1930-1959
    • 1970-1989
    • 1990-
  • Trees Scrapbook
    • 1930-2008
  • University of Life
    • 1930-2008
  • United States Bicentennial Celebration
  • Vandalism
  • V.E. Day
  • War Bonds
  • War Work
    • 1917-1918 Scrapbook
    • 1941-1945 Civil Defense
    • 1941 Victory Book Campaign
  • Waste Management
    • 1920-
  • Water Quality
  • Water Supply
    • 1920-1929
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1999
    • 2000-
  • Welfare
  • Wolverine Boys’ State
  • Wolverine Girls’ State
  • Youth Forum
  • Zoning (two folders)

Part II: Clippings and Articles—Local History—Oakland County

  • Oakland County, Michigan
  • Artists
  • Authors
  • Bio-Collective
  • Biographies
  • Blind
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Board of Auditors
  • Budget
  • Building
  • Business
  • Cemeteries
  • Census
  • Christmas
  • Churches
  • Cities
  • Citizenship
  • City Government
  • Civilian Defense
  • Coal Shortage
  • Community Chest
  • Consumers Power
  • Courthouse
  • Courts
  • Cranbrook
  • Crime
  • Child Murders
    • 1976-1977
  • Directories
  • Draft
  • Drains
    • Sewers
    • Oakland-Macomb Drain
  • Dream Cruise
    • 1995-1997
    • 1998-1999
    • 2000-2002
    • 2003-2005
  • Elections
  • Employment 
    • Salaries
  • Farms
  • Finance
  • Fires and Fire Prevention
  • Freeways
  • Garbage and Rubbish Authority
  • Grand Jury
  • Grand Trunk Western
  • Growth and Improvement
  • Health, Public
  • History (see also Biographies)
  • Hospitals
    • Beaumont
      • 1940-1949
      • 1950-1959
      • 1960-1969
      • 1970-1979
      • 1980-1989
      • 1990-1999
      • 2000-
    • Beaumont SOC
  • Housing
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Homes
  • Landmarks
  • Libraries
  • Maps
  • Memorial Day
  • Michigan National Guard
  • Newspapers
  • Offices
  • Officials
  • Organizations
    • A
    • B
    • Campfire Girls
    • Girl Scouts
    • M-Z
    • National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
    • Pioneer and Historical Society
  • Parks and Playgrounds
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Politics and Government
    • Supervisor’s Proceedings
  • Population (see also Census)
  • Post-war Planning
  • Property Valuation
  • Publicity
  • Racial Disturbance
  • Rationing
  • Red Cross
  • Redistricting and Reapportionment
  • Refuse, Disposal of in SOC
  • Riots
  • Roads
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • Woodward Avenue
  • Schools
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • Private
    • Special Education
    • “Town Meeting on the Air”
    • Vocational Education
  • Service Men
  • Storms
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
  • Strikes
  • Substance Abuse
  • Taxes
  • Telecommunication
  • Traffic
  • Transportation
  • Trees
  • United Torch Drive
  • Universities and Colleges
    • Oakland Community College
    • Oakland University
  • V.A. Affairs
  • War Bonds
  • War Dead
  • Water Supply
  • Welfare
  • Wireless
  • WPA Project
  • Zoning and Planning

Part III: Microfilm (to the right of the local history room)

  • Daily Tribune
    • January 27, 1877-June 2007
  • Oakland County Census
    • 1820-1930
  • Oakland County Mortality Schedules
    • 1920-1939

Part IV: Images (boxes on top of file cabinets) 

  • Digital
  • Print
    • Royal Oak
    • Banks
    • Buildings
    • Business
    • Churches
    • City Hall
    • Grand Trunk
    • Homes
    • Landmarks
    • Library, Public
    • Organizations
      • Business and Professional Women’s Club
    • Portraits
    • Post Office
    • Schools
    • Schools, High
    • Storms
    • Streets
    • Traffic
    • Transportation
    • Trees

Part V: Bound Periodicals (cabinets on left wall)

  • School Newspapers
    • Acorn
      • 1972-1979
    • Social Justice
      • March 20, 1936-April 13, 1942
  • Yearbooks
    • The Oak-Dondero (including former Royal Oak High School)
      • 1919-1927
      • 1929-1931
      • 1934-1997
      • 1999-2003
      • 2006
    • The Lancer-Kimball
      • 1958-1977
      • 1979-2006
    • Royal Oak High School
      • 2007-2010
    • The Maria-St. Mary
      • 1929-1930
    • Shrine of the Little Flower
      • 1962-1963
      • 1972

Part VI: Bound City and County Records (cabinets on back wall)

  • Atlases
    • 1860-1865
    • 1947
    • 1960 (South Oakland County only)
    • 1962 (South Oakland County only)
    • 1963 (South Oakland County only)
    • 1971
    • 1976
    • 1981
    • 1983
    • 1986
    • 1989
  • City Budget
    • 1975-1989
  • Dog License Records
    • 1918
  • I-696 Blueprints and Development Plan
  • Legal Decisions
    • 1919-1920
  • Oakland County Treasurer’s Log
    • 1922
  • Tax Assessment Rolls
    • 1845
    • 1849
    • 1851
    • 1854
    • 1855
    • 1857-1859
    • 1862-1864
    • 1866
    • 1873
    • 1879
    • 1881
    • 1898-1899
    • 1901-1903
    • 1908
  • Village Treasurer’s Log
    • 1919-1920
  • Voter Registration Records
    • 1894-1928 (bulk 1927-1928)
    • Women
      • 1912-1919

Part VII: City and County Directories (cabinets on right wall)

  • Bresser’s
    • South Oakland County
      • 1952-1957
      • 1964-2009
  • Polk’s City Directory
    • Birmingham
      • 1951
      • 1956-1957
      • 1960
      • 1962
      • 1964-1967
      • 1969-1970
      • 1976-1979
      • 1982-1986
      • 1988-1989
      • 1991-1993
    • Ferndale
      • 1955
      • 1957
      • 1959
    • Royal Oak
      • 1924
      • 1926
      • 1928
      • 1930
      • 1933
      • 1936
      • 1938
      • 1940
      • 1942
      • 1945
      • 1948
      • 1953
      • 1955
      • 1956
      • 1958
      • 1960
    • South Oakland County
      • 1997-1998
  • Telephone Directories, Historic
    • Royal Oak Village
      • 1915-1916
    • Royal Oak, including Clawson and Ferndale
      • 1922

Part VIII: Shelved Items

  • Biographies
    • Bennett, D.H. Demagogues in the Depression: American radicals and the Union Party, 1932-1936. 329.8B
    • Old Timer’s Tales. 917.74 O44
    • La Ferle, C.G. Old houses, good neighbors. BIO La Ferle
    • Gabler, C.W. Gabler and related families. 920 G
    • Warren, D. Radio priest: Charles Coughlin, father of hate radio. BIO Coughlin
    • Marcus, S. Father Coughlin. 921 C8545m
    • Ward, L.B. Father Charles Edward Coughlin: An authorized biography. 921 C8545w
    • Betzold, M. Appointment with Doctor Death. BIO Kevorkian
    • Sparks, J.B. Jacob’s well of life. 921 S736j
    • Spivak, J.L. Shrine of the silver dollar: Documentary story of Father Coughlin. 921 C8545s
    • Hutting, A.M. The life of the little flower. 921 T398H
    • Van Hoosen, B. Petticoat surgeon. 921 V2564
    • Ancestral lines of Edwin Chellis Starr and his descendants. 929.2A
  • Churches and Cemeteries
    • Cole. First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak: The first fifty years. 285 C689F
    • Grimm. Third quarter chronicles. 285 G
    • First Baptist Church, 1839-1965. 286 F
    • History of First United Methodist Church, 1838-1968. 287 H673h
    • Michigan Cemetery Atlas, 1991. 352.72M
    • Hutting, A.M. Shrine of the Little Flower souvenir book. 724.6H
    • Shrine of the Little Flower Golden Jubilee, 1926-1976. 917.7438s
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. Oakview cemetery. 929.5 O
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. St. Mary’s and Royal Oak Cemeteries. 929.5 S
  • Coughlin, Fr. Charles E. (lectures)
    • Why leave our own. 204 C854w
    • Who is dead? God or democracy. 231 C854w
    • Fr. Coughlin’s radio discourses. 252 C83f
    • By the sweat of thy brow. 252 C854b
    • Bishops versus the Pope. 282C
    • Helmet and sword. 282C
    • “Am I an Anti-Semite?”. 301.452 C854b
    • Sixteen radio lectures, 1938. 320.1C
    • An answer to Fr. Coughlin’s critics. 320.1 C854a
    • Series of lectures on social justice, 1934. 320.1 C854s
    • Series of lectures on social justice, 1935. 320.1 C854se
    • Eight lectures on labor, capital, and justice. 330.973 C854e
    • Money! Questions and answers. 332.4 C83m
    • New Deal in money. 332.4 C854n
  • Oakland County
    • 1980 Census Population by Census Tract for Oakland County. 310 N
    • 1980 Oakland County Census Tracts. R 310 O
    • 1980 Oakland County Census Income and Population Data. R 310 O
    • Statistical Profile of Oakland County. 312 O
      • 1968
      • 1974
      • 1983-1984
      • 1986-1994
      • 1996-1998
    • Summary of Development of Oakland County. 333.73 O
      • 1984-1987
    • Oakland County Community and Home Improvement Consolidation Plan. R 336.185C
    • Oakland County Economic Outlook Summary Report. R 352.0774 E
      • 2006-2008
    • McIntyre, T. Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Search for a child killer. 364.152 M
    • Moore, A.E. The new justice for children and families and the story of Camp Oakland, Inc. 364.3 M821n
    • Reader’s Digest, October 1965. 364.3 R286
    • Morris, J.A. First offender. 364.36 M876f
    • Oakland County Road Commission Strategic Planning. 388.1 R
      • 2005
      • 2007
    • Bingham, M.T. Flora of Oakland County, Michigan. 581.9774 B613f
    • Oakland County Drain Project Plan. 625.734H
    • Preparing for Change, Oakland County 1970-1990. 711D
    • Stokes, C. Bronze ladies, corporate giants, saints and sinners: Public art in Oakland County. R 711S
    • Biographical record of Oakland County, Michigan. 920 B52
    • Hoot, E. Early history of Oakland County. R977.43H
    • Hagman, A.A. Oakland County book of history, 1820-1970. 977.438 O
    • Waddell, R.L. Out of small beginnings: Bicentennial historical sketch of Oakland County, 1815-1976. 977.438w
    • History of Oakland County, 1877. 977.438 H62
    • Portrait biographical album of Oakland County, Michigan. 977.438 P853
    • Seeley, T.D. History of Oakland County, 1912. 977.438 S32h
    • Oakland County Plat Map. 912.774 O; 912.774 R; 912.774 R682a
      • 1857
      • 1973
      • 1977
      • 1988
    • Oakland County Officials Directory R 917.74 O
      • 1926-2010
    • Pomeroy, T. Oakland County: A contemporary portrait. R 917.7438P
    • Bicentennial Historical Sketch of Oakland County, 1815-1976. R 917.7438w
    • Greater County Book Map, 1995. R 912.774 R
    • Oakland County Street Atlas, 1997. 917.774 O
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society Quarterly. 929.377M
      • 1977-1997
    • Oakland County Divorce Records, 1839-1865. 929.377 O
    • Pontiac Area Historical and Genealogical Society. Patrons’ reference directory for the 1908 Atlas of Oakland County, Michigan. 929.3L
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. Michigan state census for Oakland County, 1845. R929.3S
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. First land owners in Oakland County. 977.438 O
  • Organizations
    • Fey, C. History of freemasonry in Oakland County, Michigan. 366.1 F43h
    • Forward, D.C. A century of service: Story of Rotary, International. R369.52f
    • Detroit Zoological Society. Wonders among us: Celebrating 75 years of the Detroit Zoo. 590.73w
    • Austin, W.A. First fifty years: An informal history of the Detroit Zoological Park and Detroit Zoological Society. 590.74A
    • Detroit Zoological Society. Visiting the Detroit Zoo. Videocassette. 590.737V
    • Detroit Zoological Society. First 50 years. 590.74A
    • Farmer’s Market Strategic Plan, April 1999. R 711.552P
    • Wendland, J. Legacy of the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, 1975-2009. 977.438L
  • Royal Oak—Directories
    • Kimball High Alumni Directory. 920C
      • 1957-2002
    • Dondero High Alumni Directory. 920G; 920R
      • 1997
      • 2002
    • Telephone Directories, Greater Royal Oak Area. 917.74m; 917.74R
      • 1956
      • 1989-1991
      • 1995-1997
      • 2001
      • 2004
      • 2006-2007
  • Royal Oak—Government
    • Traffic, Building, Zoning, Retirement Plan Codes and Ordinances. R340; 352.0977438
      • 1926-1981 (bulk 1920-1935)
    • Royal Oak City Charter, 1921. R 340 R888ch
    • Royal Oak Personnel Department Classification Plan. 352.005 R888c
    • Minutes of City Commission. 352.0977438R
      • March 20, 1912-March 13, 1913
    • City of Royal Oak Financial Statements. 352.1 R81
      • 1977-1991
      • 1996-1997
      • 2002
      • 2004
      • 2006
    • City of Royal Oak Annual Budgets. 352.1 R81a
      • 1948
      • 1953-1969
      • 1989-1993
      • 1999-2010
    • City of Royal Oak Annual Audit. 352.1 R81r
      • 1939-1952
      • 19992001-2002
      • 2004
      • 2006
    • Royal Oak Police Department Annual Report. 363.2 R
      • 1968-2000
  • Royal Oak—History
    • Hudson, A.S. History of the Royal Oak Public Library. 027.4 H885h
    • Royal Oak Midget, 1879. 070 R81m
    • Edwards, C. Royal Oak pigskin past. R 796.332 E26R
    • Trama, P. Birthright poems. 811 T
    • Royal Oak: City of homes. 917.74 R8m
    • Bockemuehl, J.M. Royal Oak, Michigan: The early years. 977.438 R888r
    • Perkins, O.A. Royal Oak, Michigan: The early years. 977.438 R888r
    • Crossman, C.K. Royal Oak: Our living legend. R 977.438 C951r
    • Fey, C. The city of Royal Oak, 1817-1954. 977.438 F433C
    • McDonald, M., & Schultz, J.S. Royal Oak, R 977.438 M
    • Penney, D.G. Royal Oak: My images from the twentieth century. 977.438 P
    • Penney, D.G. Twigs and acorns. 977.438 R
    • Penney, D.G. Twigs and acorns plus. 977.438 R
    • Royal Oak Historical Commission. Royal Oak images: Yesterday’s charm today’s treasures. 977.438 R
    • Vogt, E., & Pobst, D. Our Royal Oak community, past and present. R 977.4 R
    • Oakland County Pioneers Society. History of Royal Oak. 977.438 P22h
    • Miller, W.T. First purchasers of lands in Royal Oak Township. 977.438 M61f
    • Wendland, J.F. City of Royal Oak War Memorial. R 977.438 C
  • Royal Oak—Planning
    • City of Royal Oak Neighborhood Design Plan, May 2005. R 307.12 C
    • Slum and Blight Area: East Eleven Mile Road Improvement Plan, 2004. R 307.12 S
    • Strategic Information Systems Planning Reports. 352 D
      • 1996-1997
    • Royal Oak Parks and Recreation Master Plan. R 352.73 R
    • Royal Oak Housing Authority Streamlined Plan. R 363.58 P
    • Master Fire Alarm Box Plan for Royal Oak, 1951. 621.389 R81m
    • City of Royal Oak Master Plan, August 1999. R 711 R
    • Downtown Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan, September 2002. R 711 R
    • Subarea Land Use Concept Plans, May 1998. R 711 R
    • Woodward/I-696 Tax Increment and Financing Plan, March 1989. R 711 R
    • City of Royal Oak Proposed General Development Plan, 1968. R 711 R888p
    • Skylofts Uptown Submission Package for Preliminary Site Plan Review, February 2004. R 711.4 S
    • Barrie, T. Community visions of Royal Oak: Rebuilding the American small city. R 711.5 C
    • Conceptual Main Street Reconstruction Exhibits. R 711.7 C
    • Station 3 Lofts, June 2005. R 711.4 S
    • South Main Street Lofts, September 2004. R 711.4 S
  • Royal Oak—Schools
    • History of School District Number 7, 1840-1946. 370 P44h
    • Board of Education Policies and Procedures Manual. 371.2 R
    • Oakland Community College. A vision for excellence: 35th anniversary history. 378.154 VSchool District Proposed Budget. R 379.11 S
      • 1998-1999
      • 2002-2003
    • School District Financial Report. R 379.977 R
      • 2005
      • 2006
      • 2008
    • Study of Public School Building Needs, 1946. 711.666 H74s
  • Royal Oak—Studies/Surveys/Analyses
    • Community Development Planning Study, Pt. 1: Neighborhood Analysis, Housing Needs, Physical Solutions, Housing Assistance. 1976. 307.14 V
    • Community Development Planning Study, Pt. 2: Social Services Needs. 1976. 307.14 V
    • Royal Oak Downtown District Market Analysis, December 2005. R 333.77 D
    • Committee on Post Offices and Civil Service, House of Representatives. Report. A post office tragedy: The shooting at Royal Oak. 364.1523U
    • Traffic Impact Study of Proposed Royal Center Planned Unit Development, March 2004. 388.31 T
    • Royal Oak South End Traffic Study, December 2001. 388.413 R
    • Downtown Traffic and Parking Study, May 2001. 388.413 R
    • Traffic Circulation Analysis for Royal Oak, August 1968. 625.7 R 359t
    • Woodward Avenue Corridor Study, June 1996. R 711w
    • Woodward Avenue Corridor Study Market Analysis, June 1995. R 711w
    • Woodward Avenue Corridor Study Background Report, January 1995. R 711w
    • City of Royal Oak Parking Planning Study, May 2006. R 711.73P
    • Survey of Potential Cultural Resources in Royal Oak, March 1999. R 720.9774 C
    • Royal Oak Historic District Study Committee. Royal Oak Savings Bank Block Preliminary Report, 1998-1999. R 720.9774 R
    • Minutes of the Survey of Public Roads, 1833-1885. 977.438 R81m
  • Surrounding Communities
    • Schramm, J.E. When eastern Michigan rode the rails. 385.5 S
    • Cameron, T.C. Metro Detroit’s high school football rivalries. R 796.332 C
    • Cole, M.F. Ferndale of yesteryear. 977.438 C689f
    • Ferndale 1918-1943: 25 years of progress. 977.438 F39f
    • Ballard, C.R. History of Huntington Woods. 977.438 F
    • Karshner, D. Burton School history. 977.438 K18b
    • Lance, L. Pathways of history through Troy. 977.438 M
    • Heritage book: City of Madison Heights. 977.438 M
    • Scheuer, B. Pioneer history of Michigan. R 977.438 S

Pronunciator: New Language Learning Database

24 September 2013 Published in Research News

Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library has just what you’re looking for! We are pleased to announce the launching of Pronunciator on September 26. 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). The language courses are available in English as well as many other languages. In addition, Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.

All you need to access Pronunciator is a computer with internet access and a Royal Oak Library card. Cards are available to all Royal Oak residents in person at the check out desk.

Please call the library, 248-246-3727, with any questions. Happy Language Learning!

Strategic Planning 2009 - 2013

10 September 2013 Published in About

The Royal Oak Public Library has developed a strategic plan for 2009-2013 based on community needs and values and informed by progressive library practices across the nation.

Arts Du Jour: Library Fundraising Opportunity

31 July 2013 Published in News

New venue this year! Arts Du Jour, the Charity Preview Party for Ford Arts, Beats and Eats will be held at the Royal Oak Public Library and the Barbara Hallman Memorial Plaza (the green space south of the Library) on Thursday, August 22 from 6:30 – 10:00 pm. The Library benefits from general admission tickets purchased at the library for this event. Tickets are on sale at the Library’s circulation desk for $65 (credit cards are accepted). Ticket holders are entitled to a sampling of food from over 50 restaurants, musical entertainment at two stages, and three cocktail vouchers. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The Library receives 100% of the ticket price as a charitable contribution for tickets purchased at the Library. The Library will be closed at 4:30 pm. Contact Mary Karshner, Library Director, at 248-246-3710, if you have questions. Hope to see you at Arts Du Jour!

The Desert Angel: Support Our Troops @ ROPL

11 June 2013 Published in News

Royal Oak Public Library's teens are collecting items to be sent to overseas military service people through the Desert Angel Miracle Box Program. Bring items (or monetary donations to help with the postage) to the library between June 8 and July 18. Join us for a "packing party" at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 18.

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