Propose a Program

Library Programs

The Royal Oak Public Library is committed to presenting educational, cultural, intellectual, and civic-minded programs for all ages that represent a wide range of subjects, perspectives, and experiences. Priority will be given to programs that highlight library services and collections and those that support the library’s mission to provide opportunities for all to learn, connect, create, and innovate.

Proposal Deadlines

Please be aware that our program calendar is planned 4-6 months in advance. We receive more proposals than we are able to accept. It may take us 2-4 weeks to respond. Please be patient with us.

Proposed Program Dates Proposal Submission Deadline
January - April August 15
May - August December 15
September - December April 15

Presenter and Performer Expectations

Royal Oak Public Library programs provide opportunities for all to learn, create, connect and innovate. Programs are free and open to the public.  We ask that presenters not actively promote their businesses during library programs. Brochures, flyers and business cards may be made available to attendees at an informational table or as an online link at the conclusion of a virtual program.

  • Authors and performers may sell their books, CDs and DVDs at Library programs, providing their own method of payment for customers. The Library cannot provide staff support for selling of materials.

Patron Information

When registration for a program is required, it must be completed through the Library's online calendar of events. Presenters may not require personal information from program participants as part of a pre-registration process or during the program itself. Program participants may voluntarily give presenters their contact information.

Proposal Form