Upcoming events

A woman forced into a plural marriage as a teenager with a man thirty-two years her senior describes the years of psychological abuse she suffered, her decision to escape with her eight children, and her successful battle with the church over custody of her children.

Event Date 02-15-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 02-15-2016 12:00 pm

These 30-minute sessions for toddlers and their caregivers include simple stories, rhymes, movement, songs, and a craft activity. Ticketed Drop-In: Limit 24.

Event Date 02-15-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 02-15-2016 10:45 am

Do you need a break from homework or are you just looking for some after-school fun? Drop in for an hour of crafts & games on select Mondays through April. Snacks provided.

Event Date 02-15-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 02-15-2016 5:00 pm

Helen Fisher discusses our very real, very physical need for romantic love.

Gather at the library for Tea & TED on select Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15pm. These "brown bag lunch" events will include a TED video presentation (18 minutes or less) followed by a moderated, open discussion on the presented topic.

Tea & TED is sponsored by the City of Royal Oak Health and Wellness Committee and ROPL. Refreshments provided by the Royal Oak Community Coalition. All programs are free and open to the public.

Registration is requested. Fill out the form by clicking the event title or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727.

Event Date 02-16-2016 12:15 pm
Event End Date 02-16-2016 1:15 pm
Registered 4
Available 96

Join Miss Ann and her guitar for songs and musical stories with the audience adding to the beat with percussion instruments. Limit 40.

Event Date 02-16-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 02-16-2016 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-07-2015 12:00 am
Registered 27
Available 13

These 30-minute story times for ages five and under with their adults include stories, rhymes, finger plays, movement, and a craft. Ticketed Drop-In: Limit 24.

Event Date 02-17-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 02-17-2016 10:45 am

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. Ticketed Drop-In: Limit 24.

Event Date 02-18-2016 1:15 pm
Event End Date 02-18-2016 2:00 pm

Repurpose that old T-shirt into a tote bag or purse. This no-sew method is super easy and fun. T-shirts will be provided, but bring your own favorites to turn into bags, too! (best with knit fabrics).

Event Date 02-18-2016 6:30 pm
Event End Date 02-18-2016 7:30 pm
Registered 8
Available 12

An astronaut fights to survive on Mars without food, shelter, air or water -- after his mission is cut short by a dust storm and his crew leaves him behind, thinking he is dead.

Event Date 02-18-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 02-18-2016 8:45 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.

Event Date 02-20-2016 10:30 am
Event End Date 02-20-2016 12:15 pm


222 E. Eleven Mile
Royal Oak, MI 48067


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