25
Jun
2016

Independent Film Series: Glassland (2014)

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


Glassland
(2014)
John (Jack Reynor) lives with his mother, Jean (Toni Collette), in a social housing suburb and ekes out a meager living as a nocturnal taxi driver. John returns home one morning to find his mother unconscious from an alcohol overdose; however this was not the first time. Jean violently rejects John's attempts to help as well as his intentions to unite the family. When Jean is offered an opportunity to recover, and with no savings or insurance, John is forced to offer his services to a petty criminal to help pay for his mother's costly rehab program. John is subsequently faced with a life-changing task that may change him and his family's lives forever. In English. 93 minutes.

27
Jun
2016

Outdoor Family Story Times

10:15 am -11:00 am

Enjoy the fresh air along with some stories and activities on the library lawn. Bring a blanket or beach towel to sit on. No registration is required.

Will be held indoors in inclement weather.

27
Jun
2016

Babysitter Training

1:00 pm -4:00 pm
10 of 30 places available

This program will cover important skills needed by babysitters including health and safety information; diapering, feeding, and soothing an infant; first aid and emergency procedures. A certificate of completion is provided for those attending. Please bring a large doll or stuffed animal. Registration is requested. Limit 30.

27
Jun
2016

Lego™ Time: Ages 5-12

7:00 pm -8:00 pm

Assemble a Lego scene and write about what is happening in it. Your Lego creation and story will be displayed in the library until the next Lego Time session. Registration is requested. Limit 36.

27
Jun
2016

Author Visit: Rob St. Mary

7:00 pm -8:30 pm
99 of 100 places available

Rob St. Mary, author of The Orbit Magazine Anthology: Re-Entry, a 2016 Michigan Notable Book, will visit the library in the Friends Auditorium. A metro Detroit native, St. Mary has created an oversized, heavily illustrated volume that not only details Orbit’s irreverent tone and unique editorial features, but those of its predecessors, White Noise (1978-1980) and Fun: The Magazine for Swinging Intellectuals (1986-1990). Those two publications were created by Jerry Peterson, a.k.a. Jerry Vile, who wrote the foreword to St. Mary’s book. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

Copies of The Orbit Magazine Anthology: Re-Entry will be available for purchase and signing by the author after the presentation.

28
Jun
2016

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

1:00 pm -2:00 pm
2 of 30 places available

Life was better in the old days. Or was it? What would it be like to unplug and go electronics-free like Greg Heffley in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School? Join us for activities, games, crafts and some snacks. Registration is requested. Limit 30.

28
Jun
2016

Magic Chef Nutrition Show

6:00 pm -7:00 pm
35 of 125 places available

Enjoy Baffling Bill’s Recipe for Summer Reading: 4 cups amazing magic, 3 cups comedy, 2 cups audience participation, 1 Bunny Rabbit, and a dash of mystery. The Magic Chef mixes these ingredients for 40 minutes to encourage fitness and reading! Choose from two show times: 6:00 PM or 7:30 PM.

28
Jun
2016

Teen Volunteer hours

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
1 of 10 places available

Volunteer this summer @ ROPL and earn community service hours for school. Tasks may include prepping crafts, organizing, cleaning toys & books, and other essential behind-the-scenes activities. Registration is requested. Limit 10 per 1-hour session.

For other volunteer opportunities at youth programs, please sign up at the Youth Services desk or phone (248) 246-3725.

28
Jun
2016

Magic Chef Nutrition Show

7:30 pm -8:30 pm
83 of 125 places available

Enjoy Baffling Bill’s Recipe for Summer Reading: 4 cups amazing magic, 3 cups comedy, 2 cups audience participation, 1 Bunny Rabbit, and a dash of mystery. The Magic Chef mixes these ingredients for 40 minutes to encourage fitness and reading! Choose from two show times: 6:00 PM or 7:30 PM.

29
Jun
2016

Backyard Birds

10:30 am -11:30 am

Ever wondered about the birds in your backyard? What they eat and how? Come and listen to a story and discover the interesting things birds do, along with an intriguing activity and cool craft to take home. Registration is requested. Limit 30.