Upcoming events

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.

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

Book Buddies is a book club for ROPL’s youngest independent readers, ages 5-8 in grades K-3. Participants will get a copy of the book to keep when they sign up in person at the Youth Services Desk. Book Buddies Book Club includes activities, book discussions, and snacks based on the book. Limit 25 per session.

Curious George Discovers the Rainbow by H.A. Rey
Curious George Discovers the Rainbow is part of a new Science Storybook series by H. A. Rey. George’s city friends Betsy and Steve are taking their first trip to visit him in the country. When a light rain casts a stunning rainbow in the sky, George is introduced to all the beautiful colors of the spectrum! Come along as he chases the rainbow for his pot of gold and learns all about how rainbows occur and even how to create his own.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, March 13.
Meeting on Monday, April 10, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Event Date 04-10-2017 4:30 pm
Event End Date 04-10-2017 5:30 pm

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.

Event Date 04-11-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 04-11-2017 10:45 am

Increase your financial literacy with the help of three free spring workshops, on select Tuesdays at 6:30 pm beginning April 11. The following workshops will be hosted by a program instructor from the Michigan State University Extension Service:

April 11: Rent Smart!
Considering renting but no sure where to start? Already a seasoned renter but want to learn how to become a better one? This two-hour session will address such topics as getting your money in order, understanding the rental process, and being a good tenant. The workshop will be held in the Friends Auditorium.

April 25: Student Loans, Part 1:
Accessing and Applying for Student Loans This two-hour session will address how to prepare financially for college, what the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and financial aid process look like, and how to choose a loan. The workshop will be held in Meeting Rooms C-D.

May 2: Student Loans, Part 2: Understanding
Repayment Options for Student Loans A webinar will provide a one-hour tutorial on the various options available for federal, PLUS, and private student loans. Eligibility criteria, loan consolidation best practices, and tips to avoid default will be provided. The workshop will be held in the Friends Auditorium.

Registration is requested. Limit 40. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free series.

Event Date 04-11-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-11-2017 7:30 pm
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Spring means new babies on the farm. Bowers School Farm will bring some live lambs and kids to provide an up close experience with these interesting animals. Registration is requested. Limit 75. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

Event Date 04-11-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 04-11-2017 8:00 pm
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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.

Event Date 04-12-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 04-12-2017 10:45 am

Growing Ideas: Generating & Developing Fiction and Non-Fiction, a series offered by author and University of Michigan- Dearborn professor Alicia Schaeffer, will be held Wednesday nights, March 29, April 5, and April 12 at 7:00 pm. The free series will help you generate ideas and master tools to help them come alive.

The first session encourages participants to feed the imagination and pull from one’s experience to spark fiction and non-fiction material. As the sessions advance, participants will be able to develop their ideas into more formal pieces, and share and revise.

“I often think of this course as a process similar to gardening,” Schaeffer said. “We begin by choosing seeds (generating ideas), then plant and nourish them (experimenting with ideas through prompts, sharing short works, and receiving feedback from peers and instructor), and then progress further by responding to what has grown (revision, inspiring new work).”Schaeffer is a professor of Composition, Rhetoric, and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Post Road Magazine, Word Riot, Georama Travel Blog, Women About Town, Beyond Service, and The Harlem Times.

Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 04-12-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 04-12-2017 8:30 pm
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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 04-13-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 04-13-2017 10:45 am

Create a Peeps Diorama with a shoe box, marshmallow Peeps, tiny props and your imagination! What will your Peepscape story be? All materials provided. Registration is required. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

Event Date 04-13-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-13-2017 7:30 pm
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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 04-15-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 04-15-2017 11:30 am