Upcoming events

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
Registered 6
Available 4

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
Registered 13

Help maintain the library’s butterfly garden and learn more about the plants and animals found there. This is a great volunteer opportunity for garden & nature enthusiasts. If you are interested in volunteering call Youth Services at (248) 246-3725 or e-mail 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
Registered 1

Celebrate the finale of the Teen Summer Reading program with games, crafts, ice cream sundaes & prizes. The Teen Grand Prize will be announced. Registration is requested. Limit 30.

Event Date 08-11-2016 6:30 pm
Event End Date 08-11-2016 7:30 pm
Registered 19


Sea Fog (2014)
Kang, a long time captain of the Junjin, is disheartened to learn that his ship has been sold by its owner, leaving Kang's entire crew in danger of losing their livelihood. Swallowing his pride, Kang pays a visit to Yeo, a human trafficking broker, and decides to take on the dangerous job of smuggling illegal migrants into South Korea. When the Junjin arrives at the pickup point, a violent storm forces the boat to stall in the open waters, inevitably pitting Kang's crew against the migrants. As tension and unrest spread throughout the Junjin, a dense sea fog envelops the boat, and tragedy unfolds in the mysterious depths of the fog. In Korean w/English subtitles. 111 Minutes. Registration is requested. Limit 100.

Event Date 08-20-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 08-20-2016 3:30 pm
Registered 0
Available 100

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 08-24-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 08-24-2016 6:00 pm

Help maintain the library’s butterfly garden and learn more about the plants and animals found there. This is a great volunteer opportunity for garden & nature enthusiasts. If you are interested in volunteering call Youth Services at (248) 246-3725 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date 08-24-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 08-24-2016 6:00 pm
Registered 3

On Wednesday, September 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, volunteers and their families are welcome to help with fall planting to spruce up our Butterfly Garden.

Join other volunteers on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, for a fall cleanup of the Butterfly Garden in preparation for the long winter.

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 09-07-2016 4:00 pm
Event End Date 09-07-2016 6:00 pm

Join Cindy La Ferle and other writers and journalists for three monthly workshops on Wednesdays designed to sharpen your writing, self-presentation and public relations skills.

On Sept. 7, Actor/author Lisa Peers will use theatre exercises to help improve your writing and self-presentation confidence.

On Oct. 5, La Ferle and writers Claire Charlton and Pam Houghton will offer a panel discussion "Publicity 101" to offer tips on how to write a press release and how to promote and publicize your business or event.

On Nov. 2, La Ferle will host "Writing Your Own Hero's Journey," a personal writing class aimed at telling your life story as a journey where you look at the highs and lows of your life as story material. La Ferle, a columnist for Michigan Prime and author of Writing Home, a book of essays and articles, has offered many popular memoir-writing classes at the library. 

All of the free workshops will run from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the Friends Auditorium. Registration is requested. Limit 30. Visit ropl.org or telephone the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

Event Date 09-07-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-07-2016 8:30 pm
Available 30

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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