Upcoming events

Join Miss Ann and her guitar for songs and musical stories. This is an entertaining way to practice important pre-reading skills by singing, rhyming, and adding to the beat with shakers and other percussion instruments. Registration is requested. Limit 40. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

Event Date 11-29-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 11-29-2016 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 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 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 11-30-2016 10:15 am
Event End Date 11-30-2016 10:45 am
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The acoustic trio Fable, Grable & Bearly Able returns to the library to lead the celebration of the season and perform a selection of your favorite traditional and popular Christmas carols. The trio features three vocalists accompanied by guitar, octave mandolin, flute and harmonica. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or contact the Adult Reference desk at (248) 246-3727.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 12-03-2016 3:00 pm
Event End Date 12-03-2016 4:30 pm
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Available 95

Join us for an evening of relaxation and reminiscing as Royal Oak’s Stu Johnson returns with Irving Berlin: Dean of American Songwriters.

Coming to America in 1893 at the age of five, Irving Berlin was in his teens singing parodies of songs of the day to earn a few extra pennies while selling papers on the street corners of New York. This ability to “write” lyrics soon made him fairly well known, leading quickly to jobs as a singing waiter, a song plugger, and the creator of some of America's greatest songs, and perhaps, the best composer of them all. Registration is requested for each program. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Event Date 12-05-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 12-05-2016 8:30 pm
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Check out our coloring program for adults! We will supply all of the materials for this series: sheets from 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. Registration is requested. Limit 50. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

Event Date 12-08-2016 6:30 pm
Event End Date 12-08-2016 8:00 pm
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The RJ Spangler Quartet will present a Swingin’ Holiday featuring trumpeter James O’Donnell. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or contact the Adult Reference desk at (248) 246-3727.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 12-10-2016 3:00 pm
Event End Date 12-10-2016 4:30 pm
Registered 2
Available 98

Join automotive writer Russell Doré for a one hour presentation with visuals covering the lives of John and Horace Dodge. Find out the role that Henry Ford played in their lives. Learn how these machinists went from being parts suppliers to creating an automobile company which at one time was second only to the Ford Motor Company.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 12-12-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 12-12-2016 8:30 pm
Registered 0
Available 100

My Love, Don't Cross That River (2014) presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. 100-year old lovebirds, Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end. Korean with English subtitles. 86 Minutes. Registration is requested. Limit 100.

Event Date 12-17-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 12-17-2016 3:30 pm
Available 100


Jazz up 2017 with the return of the RJ Spangler Quartet featuring RJ Spangler on drums, Larry Smith on alto saxophone, Oliver Nevels on guitar, and Gregory Cook on string bass. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or contact the Adult Reference desk at (248) 246-3727.

Sponsored by the Jazz Foundation of America.

Event Date 01-07-2017 3:00 pm
Event End Date 01-07-2017 4:30 pm
Registered 0
Available 100


Martin Mandelbaum and Friends return with selections from Les Misérables and Miss Saigon.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Event Date 01-21-2017 3:00 pm
Event End Date 01-21-2017 4:30 pm
Registered 0
Available 100

Contact

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

Hours

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