Upcoming events

Meet representatives from over 25 area preschools and child care providers at the 18th Annual Preschool/Child Care Information Night on Monday, January 23 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. The 2017 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory will debut at this event. Come and gather information about area child care and preschool options at this annual event. The Royal Oak Farmers Market is located at 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., just east of Troy St., directly across from the Royal Oak Public Library. No registration is necessary and parking is free in the Royal Oak Farmers Market lot for this event.

Event Date 01-23-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 01-23-2017 8:30 pm

These 45-minute sessions are designed for preschoolers who enjoy more extended stories, movement, music and crafts. Adults stay with the children and younger siblings may attend but these sessions are developmentally appropriate for ages 3-5.

Registration System for All Story Times: Story times are “Ticketed Drop-In” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

Event Date 01-24-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 01-24-2017 10:45 am

Discover new takes on old tales! Join the fun with a story time, teeny-tiny reader’s theater, crafts and games. Registration is requested. Limit 30. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

Event Date 01-24-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 01-24-2017 8:00 pm
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These 30-minute story times for ages 5 and under with their adults incorporate many enjoyable pre-reading skills including stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, movement, and a craft. The same program is repeated on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Registration System for All Story Times: Story times are “Ticketed Drop-In” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

Event Date 01-25-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 01-25-2017 10:45 am

These story times are for the youngest children, infants to 15 months, and their caregivers. Enjoy 30 minutes of literacy building activities for babies including songs and rhymes and sharing board books. Older siblings may attend, but these sessions are designed for babies up through 15 months old. Join the fun!

Registration System for All Story Times: Story times are “Ticketed Drop-In” which means there is no advance registration. On the day of the program, visit the Youth Services Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

Event Date 01-26-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 01-26-2017 10:45 am

Chill out playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii and Game Cube. Registration is requested. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

Event Date 01-26-2017 4:30 pm
Event End Date 01-26-2017 5:30 pm
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Kick back playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, and GameCube. Snacks provided. Bring a friend! Registration is required. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725

Event Date 01-26-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 01-26-2017 7:30 pm
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At least 1 out of every 10 adults who are 60 years old or older experiences abuse every year in the United States. It is no different in our area. There are ways to protect yourself and resources available to help heal. On Saturday, January 28 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, join experts from Disability Network Oakland Macomb as they discuss elder abuse in many forms, and the reasons for reporting or not reporting it are explored. Specific strategies to identify elder abuse as it happens and what to do about it are also discussed. This presentation is free to participants and is geared towards older adults, adult children, community organizations, business members, banks, and any other member of the community interested. This one-hour presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Please note that parking is free at the Royal Oak Farmers Market lot until 1:00 pm on Saturdays.

Event Date 01-28-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 01-28-2017 1:00 pm
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Most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but Henry (Tim Morton) and Francis Mellon (David Maloney) couldn't care less. Bracing for another winter on their struggling farm in rural Kentucky, the brothers have become suffocatingly close. Francis' practical jokes become more and more aggressive until the night he accidentally injures Henry in a drunken fight. After humiliating himself in front of a daughter (Rachel Korine) of the town's preeminent family, Henry disappears in the night. Months later, Francis learns that Henry has joined the Union army, and the two are left to find out separately what the approaching war will bring. In English. 98 Minutes. Registration is requested. Limit 100.

Event Date 01-28-2017 2:00 pm
Event End Date 01-28-2017 3:30 pm
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ROPL has a book club just for kids ages 8-11 in grades 3-6! Join us for a lively book discussion, activities and a light snack centered on the featured book. Participants will get a copy of the book to keep when they sign up in person at the Youth Services Desk. Limit 15 per session.

Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff
Meggie Dillon’s life has been turned upside down by World War II. Meggie’s father has announced that they must help the war effort and move to Willow Run, Michigan, where he’ll work nights in a factory building important war planes that will help fight the enemy in Europe. There Meggie faces questions about courage, and what it takes to go into battle, like her brother, Eddie, and to keep hope alive on the home front.

Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, January 30.
Meeting on Monday, February 27, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Event Date 01-30-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 01-30-2017 9:00 pm
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222 E. Eleven Mile
Royal Oak, MI 48067
248-246-3700
info@ropl.org

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Monday
10:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 09:00
Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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