Make your miniatures: fairies, toadstools, snails, birdhouses and more. Then use them to create a miniature world in your planter. All materials provided. .
Join Miss Ann and her guitar for songs and musical stories. This is an entertaining way to practice important pre-reading skills. Registration is requested. Limit 40.
Generating & Developing Fiction and Non-Fiction is a series offered by author and University of Michigan-Dearborn professor Alicia Schaeffer. This free series will help you generate ideas and master tools to help them come alive. Registration is requested. Limit 35.
Chill out playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii and Game Cube. Registration is requested. Limit 20.
Kick back playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, and GameCube. Snacks provided. Bring a friend! Registration is required. Limit 20.
These story times are for the youngest children, infants to 15 months, and their caregivers. Enjoy 30 minutes of literacy building activities for babies. Join the fun!
Curious George Discovers the Rainbow by H.A. Rey
Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, March 13. Meeting on Monday, April 10, 4:30 - 5:30 PM.
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, March 20. Meeting on Monday, April 17, 4:30 - 5:30 PM.
Practice conversational English in a relaxed setting with other ESL learners on Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 11:30am.
Team up with the Royal Oak Public Library to help our hungry neighbors in need. The fourth annual Food for Thought Campaign is a regional effort to offset the post-holiday decline in emergency food availability during the early spring. Bring in nonperishable food items and place them in donation boxes inside the library.
The 2017 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 36 area facilities that provide services for children ages six and under. The directory provides information on area preschools, child care programs, educational approaches, special needs programs, and specialty programs.
The following paper 2016 federal tax forms and instruction booklets are available for pick up in the Library: Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and the corresponding instruction books. We will NOT be getting the schedules and specialty forms for 2016. Visit www.irs.gov to print online forms, or call 1-800-829-3676 to order forms and publications.
Buy One, Get One Free!
Purchase one admission ticket and get the second of equal or lesser value free. Free ticket must be redeemed by April 2, 2017. No exceptions. Prices and operating schedule are subject to change without notice. Not valid for special or evening events and cannot be combined with any other promotions. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Offer ends March 30, 2017.
Wireless mobile printing is now available at the Royal Oak Public Library. Library cardholders can print wirelessly using a laptop, tablet, phone or other mobile device. Printing works from anywhere in the Library as long as you are connected to our public Wi-Fi network.
Each year the Royal Oak Public Library compiles a list of places that can provide assistance for the following: temporary day and overnight shelter; groceries; meals; clothing; referrals; transportation; and housing.
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.
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.
Do you love reading magazines? If you do, Zinio is what you’ve been waiting for. All you need is a Royal Oak Library card and an internet connection. You can choose from several hundred popular and current magazines, access back issues of selected titles, and download them to your mobile device or read them on your computer – for free!
The Michigan Activity Pass program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages by providing reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan.
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.
Odilo provides libraries with a different channel for eBook lending, incorporating library-created content, as well as content from midlist, emerging, small, independent and self-publishers. With titles from more than 500 publishers worldwide, Odilo provides a rich catalog for users to explore!