Upcoming events

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. Please phone (248) 246-3725 or sign up in person at the Youth Services Desk for a 20-minute time slot.

Event Date 07-23-2016 10:30 am
Event End Date 07-23-2016 12:15 pm

Enjoy the fresh air along with some stories and activities on the library lawn. Bring a blanket or beach towel to sit on. No registration is required.

Will be held indoors in inclement weather.

Event Date 07-25-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 07-25-2016 11:00 am

Michigan Notable Author M.L. Liebler will celebrate his lifelong love affair with the Beatles during a 90-minute multimedia presentation. Liebler will be joined by Detroit musicians in a show that brings together the music and videos of the Beatles, and a Beatles sing-a-long for the whole family. Registration is requested. Limit 100.

Event Date 07-25-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 07-25-2016 8:30 pm
Registered 30
Available 70

America’s premier youth fiddling show band! The musicians, all students from Saline High School, present an energetic and polished show that features a diverse range of music from American folk, fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, western swing, and Celtic traditions. Spirited vocals and Appalachian step dancing combine with the fiddle music to create an unforgettable live performance.

Event Date 07-26-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 07-26-2016 8:00 pm
Registered 76
Available 49

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 07-26-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 07-26-2016 8:00 pm
Registered 9
Available 1

Listen to a different dance-themed story each week and then enjoy “dancing” the story with music, make-believe, and fun! Presented by Borgo School of Dance. Parents wait outside the room. Registration is requested. Limit 20.

Event Date 07-27-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-27-2016 10:30 am
Registered 20
Available 0

Listen to a different dance-themed story each week and then enjoy “dancing” the story with music, make-believe, and fun! Presented by Borgo School of Dance. Parents wait outside the room. Registration is requested. Limit 20.

Event Date 07-27-2016 10:45 am
Event End Date 07-27-2016 11:15 am
Registered 20
Available 0

What would it be like to combine yoga with ballet? Join Borgo School of Dance and learn several yoga and ballet positions that combine to make a fun fitness routine. Finish with a sun salutation! Registration is requested. Limit 20.

Event Date 07-27-2016 11:30 am
Event End Date 07-27-2016 12:30 pm
Registered 20
Available 0

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:

July 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 07-27-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 07-27-2016 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 07-27-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 07-27-2016 6:00 pm
Registered 8

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