07
Sep
2016

ROPL Butterfly Garden: Fall Cleanup and Planting

4:00 pm -6:00 pm

On Wednesday, September 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, volunteers and their families are welcome to help with fall planting to spruce up our Butterfly Garden.

Join other volunteers on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, for a fall cleanup of the Butterfly Garden in preparation for the long winter.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Ann DeKane at 248-246-3714 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

07
Sep
2016

Cindy La Ferle Three-Part Writing Series

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

Join Cindy La Ferle and other writers and journalists for three monthly workshops on Wednesdays designed to sharpen your writing, self-presentation and public relations skills.

On Sept. 7, Actor/author Lisa Peers will use theatre exercises to help improve your writing and self-presentation confidence.

On Oct. 5, La Ferle and writers Claire Charlton and Pam Houghton will offer a panel discussion "Publicity 101" to offer tips on how to write a press release and how to promote and publicize your business or event.

On Nov. 2, La Ferle will host "Writing Your Own Hero's Journey," a personal writing class aimed at telling your life story as a journey where you look at the highs and lows of your life as story material. La Ferle, a columnist for Michigan Prime and author of Writing Home, a book of essays and articles, has offered many popular memoir-writing classes at the library. 

All of the free workshops will run from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the Friends Auditorium. Registration is requested. Limit 30. Visit ropl.org or telephone the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

08
Sep
2016

New Time: Story Times for Four and Five Year Olds

10:15 am -11:00 am
24 of 24 places available

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.

Registration System for 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 Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

2016 Fall Program Registration begins in September.

08
Sep
2016

Keep On Coloring

6:30 pm -8:00 pm
50 of 50 places available

Check out our coloring program for adults! We will supply all of the materials for this series: sheets from adult coloring books, pencils, and crayons, or you can bring your own. All you will need to think about is which color you will choose next! For ages 18 and over. Registration is requested. Limit 50.

2016 Fall Program Registration begins in September.

12
Sep
2016

Fall Book Clubs: Book Buddies Book Club

10:00 am -9:00 pm

Book Buddies is a book club for ROPL’s youngest independent readers, ages 5-8 in grades K-3. Each participant will get their own copy of the book to keep when they sign up at the Youth Services Desk. Club meetings are 45-60 minutes and include activities, book discussions, and snacks based on the book. Limit 25 per session.

Fly Guy Presents the White House by Tedd Arnold
Join Fly Guy and Buzz as they visit the White House and learn about its history and some of the presidents who have lived there. It is a great time to learn about the White House because a new president will be voted in soon.

Book pick up at Youth Services desk begins Monday, September 12.
Meeting on Monday, October 3 at 4:30-5:30 PM.

2016 Fall Program Registration begins in September.

12
Sep
2016

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am
24 of 24 places available

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 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 Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

2016 Fall Program Registration begins in September.

12
Sep
2016

Author Visit: Donald Levin

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

Meet local novelist Donald Levin on Monday, September 12, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Friends Auditorium to learn more about his detective series featuring a Ferndale police detective. The third novel in the series, Guilt in Hiding: A Martin Preuss Mystery, was published this year by Poison Toe Press.

2016 Fall Program Registration begins in September.

13
Sep
2016

New Program: Baby Size!

10:15 am -10:45 am
24 of 24 places available

New story times for the youngest children, infants to 15 months and their adults. Enjoy 30 minutes of language building activities for babies including songs, rhymes, and play. Older siblings may attend, but these sessions are designed for babies up through 15 months old. Join the fun!

Registration System for 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 Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

2016 Fall Program Registration begins in September.

13
Sep
2016

Lego™ Time: Ages 5-12

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
36 of 36 places available

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.

2016 Fall Program Registration begins in September.

14
Sep
2016

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am
24 of 24 places available

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 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 Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

2016 Fall Program Registration begins in September.