Upcoming events

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.

Event Date 04-27-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 04-27-2017 10:45 am

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.

Event Date 04-27-2017 4:30 pm
Event End Date 04-27-2017 5:30 pm
Registered 2
Available 18

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.

Event Date 04-27-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-27-2017 7:30 pm
Registered 0
Available 20

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.

Event Date 04-29-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 04-29-2017 11:30 am


The Quintet Cantabile will return with chamber music to complete our fabulous 2016/17 ROPL Live Music Series.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 04-29-2017 3:00 pm
Event End Date 04-29-2017 4:30 pm
Registered 0
Available 100

The Royal Oak Handbell Ensemble will perform a variety of secular and sacred music pieces in the Friends Auditorium. The ensemble includes four and a half octaves of Schulmerich Handbells with occasional use of hand chimes, percussion and other instruments. The Ensemble was established in 1988 through the Recreation Department of the City of Royal Oak. Its twelve members live in the Royal Oak area. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Event Date 05-01-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 05-01-2017 8:30 pm
Registered 2
Available 98

A long time ago in a library far, far away… there was a Star Wars party. Celebrate all things Star Wars on Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 PM with stories, crafts, games, trivia and more. Come in costume! All ages welcome. Limit 40.

Event Date 05-04-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 05-04-2017 8:30 pm
Registered 27
Available 13

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.

Event Date 05-06-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 05-06-2017 11:30 am

We have the space and a block of time you can use to color or work on any craft or creative project you would like. Coloring materials (sheets and pencils) will be provided, but we also invite you to work on any craft or creative projects you may have in progress in the library auditorium. Bring a couple of scrapbook pages, a pair of socks you started to knit, or grab a book on origami and give it a try. All crafters are welcome. We would love to see what you are working on! For ages 18 and over. Registration is requested. Limit 50 per session. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

Event Date 05-11-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 05-11-2017 8:00 pm
Registered 1
Available 49

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.

Event Date 05-13-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 05-13-2017 11:30 am