22
Sep
2015

Music with Miss Ann: Family

7:00 pm -8:00 pm

Join Miss Ann and her guitar for songs and musical stories with the audience adding to the beat with percussion instruments.

23
Sep
2015

Family Story Times: Ages 5 and Under

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 30-minute story times for ages five and under with their adults include stories, rhymes, finger plays, movement, and a craft. Limit 24.

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 reference desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 30 minutes before the program begins or when the library opens in the case of 10:15 AM programs. There will be a limited number of tickets available so please arrive early. With this system, people who arrive a few minutes early should be able to secure a ticket and no previously registered spots remain unused because of no-shows.

24
Sep
2015

Story Times for 4 & 5 Year Olds

10:15 am -11:00 am

These story times for independent listeners include a variety of stories, movement, music, and an art or craft activity. Programs last about 45 minutes. Adults wait outside the story room. Limit 24.

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 reference desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 30 minutes before the program begins or when the library opens in the case of 10:15 AM programs. There will be a limited number of tickets available so please arrive early. With this system, people who arrive a few minutes early should be able to secure a ticket and no previously registered spots remain unused because of no-shows.

24
Sep
2015

Video Games for Tweens: Ages 7 - 11

4:30 pm -5:30 pm
Chill out playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, Playstation 2, and Game Cube.
24
Sep
2015

Teen Video Games: Ages 11-18

6:30 pm -7:30 pm

Kick back and play Wii, Gamecube, and Xbox 360 with Kinect. Bring a friend! Snacks provided.

24
Sep
2015

Still Burning: Poet Reading

7:00 pm -8:45 pm
98 of 100 places available

On Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm, prolific Michigan Poet, Alinda Dickinson Wasner will read from her recently published poetry work, Still Burning: Collected Works from 1963-2013.

Alinda Wasner's work has appeared in Fresh Water: Women Writing About the Great Lakes (a Michigan Best Book), New Millennium Poets, Passages North, Wayne Review, Wittenberg Review, Blue Lake Review, Corridors, Comstock Review, UpStreet, Paint Creek Press, Outsider Writers, Inkwell, The MacGuffin, Up the Staircase, The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times and Michigan Natural Resources among others.

Winner of the Tompkins Prize for Poetry, Fiction and Essay, Alinda has also won an Amelia Press Award, the Wittenberg Poetry Award, a Mr. Cogito Press Award, an Archives Bookstore Poetry prize, a Port Aransas Poetry Slam prize, MacGuffin prize, a Chicago Poetry Center juried award, a 2007 Prague Writer’s scholarship, and was semi-finalist in the 2010 Paumonok Poetry Prize, a finalist in the 2010 Atlanta Review International Poetry Award, and was nominated for the 2011 Best of the Net award. She won second place in the 2012 Cork Ireland Munster Poetry Center poetry prize.

Copies of Wasner’s book will be available for sale and signing after her talk.

26
Sep
2015

Butterfly Garden: Call for Volunteers

10:00 am -12:00 pm

The Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden needs volunteers to help maintain the garden throughout the growing season. The volunteer schedule is planned for select Saturdays. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mary Ann DeKane at 248-246-3714.

Garden Maintenance

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon: September 12 and 26; October 17; November 7

In addition to decorative flower pots, the following is a list of plants that are needed:

  • Coreopsis
  • Perennial Salvia
  • Echinacea
  • Mallow
  • Hollyhock
  • Rudbeckia
  • Perennial Helianthus
  • Shasta or Oxeye Daisy
  • Tall Perennial Phlox
  • Perennial Zinnia
  • Perennial Penstemon
  • Astilbe
  • Perennial Asters
  • Angelica Atropurpurea
  • Hyssop
  • Wild Columbine
  • Heliopsis
  • Lobelia
  • Wild Lupine
  • Bee Balm
  • Primrose
  • Verbena Hastata
26
Sep
2015

Live Music Series: Carl Cafagna & the North Star Saxophone Quartet

3:00 pm -5:00 pm
92 of 100 places available

Join us on Saturday, September 26 at 3:00 pm in the Friends Auditorium as one of Detroit's most unique music ensembles, Carl Cafagna & the North Star Saxophone Quartet kicks off the 2015-2016 ROPL Live Music Series with a two-hour performance. The quartet will entertain you with the music of J.S. Bach, the Beatles, Scott Joplin, Claude Debussy, Duke Ellington, and music from TV and cinema, all in the same concert! With just four saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone), the North Star Quartet creates a fascinating, informative, and truly beautiful musical experience. The quartet will feature Carl Cafagna, soprano, Paul Onachuck, alto, Len Temelini, tenor, and Keith Kaminski, baritone. A concert for all ages and musical appetites.

28
Sep
2015

Toddler Story Times: Ages 18 Months - 3 Years

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 30-minute sessions for toddlers and their caregivers include simple stories, rhymes, movement, songs, and a craft activity. Limit 24.

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 reference desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 30 minutes before the program begins or when the library opens in the case of 10:15 AM programs. There will be a limited number of tickets available so please arrive early. With this system, people who arrive a few minutes early should be able to secure a ticket and no previously registered spots remain unused because of no-shows.