Upcoming events

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 03-10-2016 1:15 pm
Event End Date 03-10-2016 2:00 pm

Check out our new coloring program for adults! We will supply all of the materials for this series: sheets from great new 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. Limit 40.

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

Event Date 03-10-2016 6:30 pm
Event End Date 03-10-2016 8:00 pm
Registered 23
Available 17

Jason Gittinger, owner of Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music, will show you how to turn your rock star dreams into reality. Limit 20.

Registration is requested. Contact Amy Staples at 248-246-3725 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"Stop practicing...start performing." - Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

Event Date 03-10-2016 6:30 pm
Event End Date 03-10-2016 7:30 pm
Registered 5
Available 15

Fable, Grable & Bearly Able is an acoustic trio featuring flute, penny whistle, guitar and octave mandolin. They will perform many of your Irish music favorites, as well as some lesser-known tunes from the Emerald Isle.

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

Event Date 03-12-2016 3:00 pm
Event End Date 03-12-2016 5:00 pm
Registered 12
Available 88
  • Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, March 14.
  • Meeting on Monday, April 11, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

A Rock is Lively is a poetic and visually stunning introduction to the fascinating world of rocks from the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Butterfly Is Patient. Find out more about the rocks you find in your garden or at the lake shore. Why are they lively? Where did they come from?

Event Date 03-14-2016 12:00 am
Event End Date 03-19-2016 12:00 am

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 03-14-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 03-14-2016 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 03-14-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 03-14-2016 5:00 pm

Dermatologist Richard Weller explains how UV light can lead to great benefit for blood pressure and the cardiovascular system.

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 03-15-2016 12:15 pm
Event End Date 03-15-2016 1:15 pm
Registered 2
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Join PaleoJoe as he introduces animals and plants that have been extinct for millions of years. He will discuss the geological forces that shaped the world, how fossils are formed, the Ice Age, and dinosaurs including T-Rex and velociraptor. Examine specimens ranging from 350 million to 15,000 years ago. Limit 100.

Event Date 03-15-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-15-2016 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-07-2015 12:00 am
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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 03-16-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 03-16-2016 10:45 am

Contact

Directions
222 E. Eleven Mile
Royal Oak, MI 48067
248-246-3700
info@ropl.org

Hours

Monday
10:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 09:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 09:00
Thursday
12:00 - 09:00
Friday
10:00 - 06:00
Saturday
10:00 - 06:00
Sunday
CLOSED