08
Jul
2016

Taste of Theater: Ages 8-14

1:00 pm -2:00 pm
12 of 25 places available

Lots of fun for anyone who wants to learn more about theater! Participants do various theater exercises which will improve stage presence, improvisation, and being comfortable in front of an audience. Each session is different but interrelated, so sign up for one or both. Presented by Jacqueline Murphy. Registration is requested. Limit 25.

08
Jul
2016

Video Games for Tweens

2:30 pm -3:45 pm
1 of 20 places available

Chill out playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, PlayStation 2, and Game Cube. Registration requested. Limit 20 per session.

08
Jul
2016

Teen Video Games

4:00 pm -5:15 pm
14 of 20 places available

Kick back and play Wii, Gamecube, and Xbox 360 with Kinect. Bring a friend! Snacks provided. Registration is requested. Limit 20.

09
Jul
2016

Read to the Dogs for Independent Readers

10:30 am -12:15 pm

Registered therapy dogs are here to listen to children read to them in a one-to-one setting. It is fun and helps improve reading skills because the dog listens attentively and does not judge, laugh, or criticize. Please phone (248) 246-3725 or sign up in person at the Youth Services Desk for a 20-minute time slot.

11
Jul
2016

Summer Book Clubs: Book Buddies Book Club

10:00 am -9:00 pm

Book Buddies is a book club for ROPL’s youngest independent readers, ages 5-8. Each participant will get their own copy of the book to keep when they sign up at the Youth Services Desk. Club meetings are 45-60 minutes and include activities, book discussions, and snacks based on the book. Limit 25 per session.

The Gold Medal Mess
by David A. Kelly
The Gold Medal Mess is the first book in the MVP (Most Valuable Players) series by David A. Kelly. This book, set at an elementary school, features five friends who are getting ready for their school’s Olympics field day. There will be relay races, archery contests, and more! But not everyone wants to play fair – someone is trying to ruin the events! Can the kids in the Most Valuable Players Club solve the mystery, save the Olympics, and take home the gold?

Book pick up at Youth Services desk begins Monday, July 11.
Meeting on Wednesday, July 27 at 4:30 PM or 7:00 PM.

 

11
Jul
2016

Summer Book Clubs: Kids' Book Club

10:00 am -9:00 pm

ROPL has a book club just for kids ages 8-11! Join us for a lively book discussion, activities and a snack centered on the featured book. Participants will receive their own copy of the book when they sign up at the Youth Services Desk. Limit 15.

Navigating Early
by Clare Vanderpool
When Jack Baker’s father sends him from his home in Kansas to attend a boys’ boarding school in Maine, Jack doesn't know what to expect. Certainly not Early Auden, the strangest of boys. Jack, feeling lonely and out of place, connects with Early, and the two become friends. The boys set out for the Appalachian Trail on a quest for a great black bear. Will Jack’s and Early’s friendship last the journey? Can the boys make it home alive?

Book pick up at Youth Services desk begins Monday, July 11.
Meeting on Monday, August 1 at 7:00 PM.

 

11
Jul
2016

Outdoor Family Story Times

10:15 am -11:00 am

Enjoy the fresh air along with some stories and activities on the library lawn. Bring a blanket or beach towel to sit on. No registration is required.

Will be held indoors in inclement weather.

11
Jul
2016

Lego™ Time: Ages 5-12

2:00 pm -3:00 pm

Assemble a Lego scene and write about what is happening in it. Your Lego creation and story will be displayed in the library until the next Lego Time session. Registration is requested. Limit 36.

12
Jul
2016

The Fossil Record

3:30 pm -4:30 pm

Take a look at actual fossils and find clues hidden within that will help us learn something about life millions of years ago. Participants will get to invent their own prehistoric animals, follow along in the story of fossilization, and learn about our planet’s various biologic and geologic processes. Presented by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Registration is requested. Limit 30.

12
Jul
2016

The Human body

5:00 pm -6:00 pm

No single machine can compare to the complexity and elegance of the human body. Participants will learn all about how this complex machine actually works. Presented by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Registration is requested. Limit 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
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED