Upcoming events

Check out our morning coloring program and make something beautiful before lunch! All materials will be provided (or bring your own if you’d like). For ages 18 and over. Limit 50.

Registration is requested. Sign up for free below or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-246-3727.

Event Date 06-01-2016 10:30 am
Event End Date 06-01-2016 12:00 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 06-08-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 06-08-2016 6:00 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 50.

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

Event Date 06-09-2016 6:30 pm
Event End Date 06-09-2016 8:00 pm
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June Outdoor Concerts at ROPL

The Royal Oak Concert Band will present an entertaining program of light classics, songs from stage and screen, and a bit of Americana with patriotic selections. In addition, the concert will feature a set by The Woodward Avenue Jazz Orchestra, who will perform an array of jazz favorites from the Big Band Era to the present. Great for all ages! (Concert will be held at the Royal Oak Farmers Market in case of inclement weather.)

Event Date 06-15-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 06-15-2016 8:30 pm

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 06-22-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 06-22-2016 6:00 pm
June Outdoor Concerts at ROPL

Today called Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie-Woogie Kid, “Michigan’s Best” in ragtime, boogie-woogie and blues performance. Join Matthew for a family-friendly program of piano fun from the 20s, 30s, and 40s with arrangements of classic American songs like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, In the Mood, The Entertainer, and so many more! Don’t miss this toe-tappin’ performance of swinging piano favorites! (Concert will be held in the Friends Auditorium in case of inclement weather.)

Event Date 06-22-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 06-22-2016 8:30 pm

The Alexander Technique works by helping you identify and prevent the harmful postural habits that can cause, or aggravate, stress, pain or lack of effectiveness. You learn to release tension and rediscover balance of mind and body.

Carol Strozier, a certified and registered Alexander Technique teacher, will explain and demonstrate how to achieve a balanced body and mind, and better health and positive well being.

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

Event Date 06-23-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 06-23-2016 8:30 pm
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Glassland
(2014)
John (Jack Reynor) lives with his mother, Jean (Toni Collette), in a social housing suburb and ekes out a meager living as a nocturnal taxi driver. John returns home one morning to find his mother unconscious from an alcohol overdose; however this was not the first time. Jean violently rejects John's attempts to help as well as his intentions to unite the family. When Jean is offered an opportunity to recover, and with no savings or insurance, John is forced to offer his services to a petty criminal to help pay for his mother's costly rehab program. John is subsequently faced with a life-changing task that may change him and his family's lives forever. In English. 93 minutes.

Event Date 06-25-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 06-25-2016 3:30 pm
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Enjoy the fresh air along with some stories and activities on the library lawn. Bring a blanket or beach towel to sit on. (Will be held indoors in inclement weather.) No registration is required.

Event Date 06-27-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 06-27-2016 11:00 am

Enjoy Baffling Bill’s Recipe for Summer Reading: 4 cups amazing magic, 3 cups comedy, 2 cups audience participation, 1 Bunny Rabbit, and a dash of mystery. The Magic Chef mixes these ingredients for 40 minutes to encourage fitness and reading! Choose from two show times.

Event Date 06-28-2016 6:00 pm
Event End Date 06-28-2016 7:00 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
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED