18
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.

19
Jan
2017

Monthly Book Discussion Group: Third-Thursday Book Discussion Group

10:00 am -11:30 am

The Third-Thursday Book Discussion Group meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 7 PM in Meeting Rooms C-D at the library, 222 E. Eleven Mile Road. Join us for spirited discussions about novels and non-fiction titles. Registration is suggested. Titles are provided for each session. For more information, contact Librarian Rosemary Mirsky at 248-246-3715 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The group’s upcoming selection is:

January 19, 2017
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel Brown. 2013. The story of working class youths from the University of Washington rowing team who emerge from obscurity and defeat elite international rivals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

19
Jan
2017

Baby Size!

10:15 am -10:45 am

These story times are for the youngest children, infants to 15 months, and their caregivers. Enjoy 30 minutes of literacy building activities for babies including songs and rhymes and sharing board books. Older siblings may attend, but these sessions are designed for babies up through 15 months old. Join the fun!

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.

19
Jan
2017

Teen Go! Comedy Workshop

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

Ferndale’s Go! Comedy will present an improvisation and comedy workshop for teens. Instructors will focus on improv basics and performance games with an emphasis on listening, teamwork, and support. Registration is required. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

21
Jan
2017

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.

21
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.

21
Jan
2017

Martin Mandelbaum and Friends

3:00 pm -4:30 pm
87 of 100 places available


Martin Mandelbaum and Friends return with selections from Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Registration is requested. Limit 100.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

23
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.

23
Jan
2017

Preschool/Child Care Information Night

7:00 pm -8:30 pm

Meet representatives from over 25 area preschools and child care providers at the 18th Annual Preschool/Child Care Information Night on Monday, January 23 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. The 2017 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory will debut at this event. Come and gather information about area child care and preschool options at this annual event. The Royal Oak Farmers Market is located at 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., just east of Troy St., directly across from the Royal Oak Public Library. No registration is necessary and parking is free in the Royal Oak Farmers Market lot for this event.

24
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.