26
Jan
2017

Video Games for Tweens: Ages 7-11

4:30 pm -5:30 pm
18 of 20 places available

Chill out playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii and Game Cube. Registration is requested. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

26
Jan
2017

Teen Video Games

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

Kick back playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, and GameCube. Snacks provided. Bring a friend! Registration is required. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725

28
Jan
2017

ESL Saturday Morning Conversations

10:30 am -11:30 am

Practice conversational English in a relaxed setting with other ESL learners on Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 11:30am in the library's auditorium. A brief video or presentation will be shared at the beginning of the hour to introduce the week’s topic and offer conversation starting points. Registration is not required. For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

28
Jan
2017

Senior Program Series: Elder Abuse Protection

11:00 am -1:00 pm
100 of 100 places available

At least 1 out of every 10 adults who are 60 years old or older experiences abuse every year in the United States. It is no different in our area. There are ways to protect yourself and resources available to help heal. On Saturday, January 28 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, join experts from Disability Network Oakland Macomb as they discuss elder abuse in many forms, and the reasons for reporting or not reporting it are explored. Specific strategies to identify elder abuse as it happens and what to do about it are also discussed.

This presentation is free to participants and is geared towards older adults, adult children, community organizations, business members, banks, and any other member of the community interested. This one-hour presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Please note that parking is free at the Royal Oak Farmers Market lot until 1:00 pm on Saturdays.

28
Jan
2017

Film Screening: Men Go To Battle (2015)

2:00 pm -3:30 pm
97 of 100 places available

Most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but Henry (Tim Morton) and Francis Mellon (David Maloney) couldn't care less. Bracing for another winter on their struggling farm in rural Kentucky, the brothers have become suffocatingly close. Francis' practical jokes become more and more aggressive until the night he accidentally injures Henry in a drunken fight. After humiliating himself in front of a daughter (Rachel Korine) of the town's preeminent family, Henry disappears in the night. Months later, Francis learns that Henry has joined the Union army, and the two are left to find out separately what the approaching war will bring. In English. 98 Minutes. Registration is requested. Limit 100.

30
Jan
2017

Kids' Book Club: Ages 8-11

10:00 am -9:00 pm

ROPL has a book club just for kids ages 8-11 in grades 3-6! Join us for a lively book discussion, activities and a light snack centered on the featured book. Participants will get a copy of the book to keep when they sign up in person at the Youth Services Desk. Limit 15 per session.

Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff
Meggie Dillon’s life has been turned upside down by World War II. Meggie’s father has announced that they must help the war effort and move to Willow Run, Michigan, where he’ll work nights in a factory building important war planes that will help fight the enemy in Europe. There Meggie faces questions about courage, and what it takes to go into battle, like her brother, Eddie, and to keep hope alive on the home front.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, January 30.
Meeting on Monday, February 27, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

30
Jan
2017

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 30-minute story times for ages 5 and under with their adults incorporate many enjoyable pre-reading skills including stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, movement, and a craft. The same program is repeated on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Registration System for All Story Times: Story times are “Ticketed Drop-In” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

31
Jan
2017

Preschool Story Times for Ages 3-5

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 45-minute sessions are designed for preschoolers who enjoy more extended stories, movement, music and crafts. Adults stay with the children and younger siblings may attend but these sessions are developmentally appropriate for ages 3-5.

Registration System for All Story Times: Story times are “Ticketed Drop-In” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

31
Jan
2017

Michigan Mammals Live!

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
52 of 100 places available

Meet several live mammals that reside in Michigan. Naturalists from Howell Nature Center will explain mammal habits and habitats. In anticipation of Ground Hog’s Day, a resident ground hog will make an early appearance! Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

01
Feb
2017

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 30-minute story times for ages 5 and under with their adults incorporate many enjoyable pre-reading skills including stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, movement, and a craft. The same program is repeated on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Registration System for All Story Times: Story times are “Ticketed Drop-In” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.