03
Aug
2016

Art Expression Session

7:30 pm -3:15 pm
17 of 20 places available

Join certified art therapists Tessa Bird and Erin Shahly as they teach you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions through the arts. A variety of multisensory art materials and techniques, including drawing, paint and clay are used. Registration is requested. Limit 20.

04
Aug
2016

Community Partners: Police

1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Meet a police officer and go on a tour of the Royal Oak Police station! Learn more about what police officers do and what it takes to become a police officer. See inside the station including a look at the jail cells. This program is offered on three different dates. Please register for one and meet at the library's youth activity room. Registration is requested. Limit 20 per session.

04
Aug
2016

Henna Tattoos

6:30 pm -7:15 pm
18 of 28 places available

Get a beautiful henna tattoo designed by Angel Shah of Mehendi Styling. Permission slips are available at the Youth Services Desk and online @ www.ropl.org/events. Registration & signed permission slip are required. Limit 28.

05
Aug
2016

Summer Readers' Fair volunteer Opportunity

10:00 am -12:30 pm

Help with the Summer Readers’ Fair games and face painting on the library lawn, and enjoy pizza & pop after clean-up at 1:00 PM, exclusively for volunteers! Contact Amy Howes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Youth Services Desk (248) 246-3725 to schedule your volunteer time.

09
Aug
2016

Teen Volunteer hours

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
6 of 10 places available

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.

10
Aug
2016

Butterfly Garden: Call for Volunteers

4:00 pm -6:00 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..

10
Aug
2016

Help in the Butterfly Garden!

4:00 pm -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.

10
Aug
2016

Help in the Butterfly Garden!

4:00 pm -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..

11
Aug
2016

Teen Summer Reading Finale

6:30 pm -7:30 pm

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.

20
Aug
2016

Independent Film Series: Sea Fog (2014)

2:00 pm -3:30 pm
100 of 100 places available


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.

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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
10:00 - 06:00
Sunday
CLOSED