20
Feb
2016

Read to the Dogs for Independent Readers

10:30 am -12:15 pm

Registered therapy dogs are here to listen to children read to them in a one-to-one setting. It is fun and helps improve reading skills because the dog listens attentively and does not judge, laugh, or criticize. Registration is required for this program. Please phone 248-246-3725 or sign up in person at the Youth Services Desk for a 20-minute time slot.

20
Feb
2016

Saturday Independent Movie: Secrets of War (2014)

2:00 pm -3:40 pm
98 of 100 places available

Tuur and Lambert are best friends in a Nazi-occupied Dutch village who pass their days playing soldiers and exploring local caves, mimicking a war that seems far removed from their everyday life. When Maartje joins their class, the young girl immediately stands out as different from her classmates. Yet the boys embrace their new friend, forming a unique bond based on shared adventures, secrets and mischief. Ultimately, the realities of war find even them - Lambert's father, a Nazi sympathizer, is named mayor of their town and Tuur discovers his own father and brother have joined the resistance, instantly putting the two boys at odds. Meanwhile, Maartje is hiding a secret of her own, one that not only threatens to tear the new friends apart, but could lead to devastating consequences for anyone involved in keeping it. Secrets Of War puts both the danger and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the shoulders of three children who must face extraordinary circumstances with a maturity far beyond their years. Dutch with English subtitles. 95 minutes.

Registration is requested. Fill out the form by clicking the event title or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727.

22
Feb
2016

Toddler Story Times: Ages 18 Months - 3 Years

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 30-minute sessions for toddlers and their caregivers include simple stories, rhymes, movement, songs, and a craft activity. Ticketed Drop-In: Limit 24.

22
Feb
2016

Kids' Book Club Meeting: Ages 8 - 11

4:30 pm -5:30 pm
  • Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, January 25.
  • Meeting on Monday, February 22, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Small, feisty Siberian husky Togo – the overlooked sled-dog hero of the 1925 serum run to Nome – sets the record straight in Dog Diaries #4! When an epidemic breaks out in isolated Nome, Alaska, in January 1925, the only way to get life-saving serum to the town is by using dog-sled relay teams. Twenty teams participate, and the dog who gets credit for saving the town is Balto, lead dog on the final team which delivered the serum. But few people have heard of 12-year-old Togo and his musher Leonard Seppala, who carried the serum for almost double the length of any other team. Read about their true adventure which is told from Togo’s point of view.

23
Feb
2016

Family Science Workshop: Time – In the Blink of an Eye: Ages 6 - 11

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
19 of 30 places available
Registration begins on December 7.

Do you know what a nanosecond is? Have you ever held one? In this workshop presented by U of M’s Museum of Natural History, participants will explore unique ways to measure time and learn what can happen in the blink of an eye. Limit 30.

24
Feb
2016

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 30-minute story times for ages five and under with their adults include stories, rhymes, finger plays, movement, and a craft. Ticketed Drop-In: Limit 24.

25
Feb
2016

Story Times for Four- and Five-Year-Olds

1:15 pm -2:00 pm

These story times for independent listeners include a variety of stories, movement, music, and an art or craft activity. Programs last about 45 minutes. Adults wait outside the story room. Ticketed Drop-In: Limit 24.

25
Feb
2016

Video Games for Tweens: Ages 7 - 11

4:30 pm -5:30 pm

Chill out playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, Playstation 2, and Game Cube.

25
Feb
2016

Teens: Video Games

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

Kick back and play Wii, Gamecube, and Xbox 360 with Kinect. Bring a friend! Snacks provided.

01
Mar
2016

Teen Volunteer Opportunities: Book Sale

4:00 pm -7:00 pm
20 of 20 places available
  • Tuesday, March 1, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 2, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 3, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, March 4, 10:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 5, 10:00 - 3:00 PM

Help with the Friends of the Library annual book sale. Tasks include stocking, straightening tables, and assisting customers with purchases. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for shift registration.

Contact

Directions
222 E. Eleven Mile
Royal Oak, MI 48067
248-246-3700
info@ropl.org

Hours

Monday
10:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 09:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 09:00
Thursday
12:00 - 09:00
Friday
10:00 - 06:00
Saturday
10:00 - 06:00
Sunday
CLOSED