Upcoming events

Join certified art therapists Tessa Bird and Erin Shahly as they teach you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions through the arts. You will learn the benefits of art therapy and take part in an art experiment. Registration is requested. Limit 25.

Event Date 08-03-2016 5:30 pm
Event End Date 08-03-2016 6:30 pm
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Express your thoughts, feelings and emotions through the arts. A variety of multisensory art materials and techniques, including drawing, paint and clay will be available. Presented by certified art therapists Tessa Bird and Erin Shahly. Registration is requested. Limit 20.

Event Date 08-03-2016 6:30 pm
Event End Date 08-03-2016 7:15 pm
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Join certified art therapists Tessa Bird and Erin Shahly as they teach you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions through the arts. You will learn the benefits of art therapy and take part in an art experiment.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 08-03-2016 7:30 pm
Event End Date 08-03-2016 8:30 pm
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Join certified art therapists Tessa Bird and Erin Shahly as they teach you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions through the arts. A variety of multisensory art materials and techniques, including drawing, paint and clay are used. Registration is requested. Limit 20.

Event Date 08-03-2016 7:30 pm
Event End Date 08-03-2016 3:15 pm
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Meet a police officer and go on a tour of the Royal Oak Police station! Learn more about what police officers do and what it takes to become a police officer. See inside the station including a look at the jail cells. This program is offered on three different dates. Please register for one and meet at the library's youth activity room. Registration is requested. Limit 20 per session.

Event Date 08-04-2016 1:00 pm
Event End Date 08-04-2016 2:00 pm
Registered 20
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Get a beautiful henna tattoo designed by Angel Shah of Mehendi Styling. Permission slips are available at the Youth Services Desk and online @ www.ropl.org/events. Registration & signed permission slip are required. Limit 28.

Event Date 08-04-2016 6:30 pm
Event End Date 08-04-2016 7:15 pm
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Help with the Summer Readers’ Fair games and face painting on the library lawn, and enjoy pizza & pop after clean-up at 1:00 PM, exclusively for volunteers! Contact Amy Howes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Youth Services Desk (248) 246-3725 to schedule your volunteer time.

Event Date 08-05-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 08-05-2016 12:30 pm
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Volunteer this summer @ ROPL and earn community service hours for school. Tasks may include prepping crafts, organizing, cleaning toys & books, and other essential behind-the-scenes activities. Registration is requested. Limit 10 per 1-hour session.

For other volunteer opportunities at youth programs, please sign up at the Youth Services desk or phone (248) 246-3725.

Event Date 08-09-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 08-09-2016 8:00 pm
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The Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden needs volunteers to help maintain the garden throughout the spring, summer and fall. The volunteer schedule is planned below:

Garden Maintenance:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm:

May 25; June 8 and 22; July 13 and 27; August 10 and 24; September 28; October 12

Spring Cleanup:
Wednesday, April 27, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Spring Planting/Mulching:
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fall Planting:
Wednesday, September 7, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Fall Cleanup:
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Ann DeKane at 248-246-3714 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date 08-10-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 08-10-2016 6:00 pm

Help maintain the library’s butterfly garden and learn more about the plants and animals found there. Crystal Castle, butterfly garden coordinator, welcomes families with children four years old and up (caregiver must be present) who want to help take care of the garden. Along with the gardening, you may spot butterflies and learn more about the plants and why they are included in the butterfly garden.

Event Date 08-10-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 08-10-2016 6:00 pm
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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
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