18
Apr
2017

Magic Carpet Theatre

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
38 of 80 places available

What makes a memorable story? Join the cast of the Magic Carpet Theatre to explore four literary gems: Love You Forever, Horton Hears a Who, The Ogre with the Three Golden Hairs, and Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. The audience is part of the action and creativity! Registration is requested. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

19
Apr
2017

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am

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 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 Services Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

19
Apr
2017

Researching Your Family Tree? Sharpen Your Skills

7:00 pm -8:30 pm
9 of 20 places available

Genealogist and librarian Sarah Hatter will return to offer a two-part genealogy series on Wednesdays, starting April 19 at 7:00-8:30 pm in the Friends Auditorium. Enhance your skills with the following sessions:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017: Ancestry Library Edition
Researching your family history can be made easier by using the popular database Ancestry Library Edition, which the public can access at the library. In this class, Hatter will show you how to search the most complete set of U.S. census records available online in one place, along with important family documents such as birth, marriage and death records.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Breaking Down Your Genealogy Brick Walls
What do you do when you hit a "brick wall" in your genealogy research? Hatter will share strategies to get beyond your trouble spots and breathe new life into your research. Bring your own "brick wall" problems to class and get advice on what to do next.

Program registration is requested. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free series.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

20
Apr
2017

Baby Size!

10:15 am -10:45 am

These story times are for the youngest children, infants to 15 months, and their caregivers. Enjoy 30 minutes of literacy building activities for babies including songs and rhymes and sharing board books. Older siblings may attend, but these sessions are designed for babies up through 15 months old. Join the fun!

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 Services Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.

20
Apr
2017

Teen Animal Careers with Bowers School Farm

6:30 pm -7:30 pm

Do you want to work with animals? Here’s the opportunity for hands-on experience with weeks-old baby goats. Learn the typical health and development of the goats, and pet and feed these little cuties! Registration is required. Limit 20. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.

22
Apr
2017

ROPL Butterfly Garden: Spring Cleanup, Composting, Mulching and Planting

10:00 am -1:00 pm

Spring Cleanup, Composting, Mulching and Planting:
Join other volunteers, ages 4 and up (ages 4 through 11 must have caregiver present) to cleanup, and spread compost and mulch in the Butterfly Garden in preparation for spring planting.

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..

22
Apr
2017

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. Registration is required for this program. Please phone (248) 246-3725 or sign up in person at the Youth Services Desk for a 20-minute time slot.

22
Apr
2017

ESL Saturday Morning Conversations

10:30 am -11:30 am

Practice conversational English in a relaxed setting with other ESL learners on Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 11:30am in the library's auditorium. A brief video or presentation will be shared at the beginning of the hour to introduce the week’s topic and offer conversation starting points. Registration is not required. For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

22
Apr
2017

Film Screening: Blush (2015)

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

17-year-old Naama spends most of her free time drinking and partying in the hopes of escaping from her parents' constant bickering, worsened by the recent disappearance of her AWOL soldier sister. When a free-spirited new girl shows up at school, Naama falls deeply in love for the first time and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning. In Hebrew and Arabic w/English subtitles. 85 minutes. Registration is requested. Limit 100. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727.

24
Apr
2017

Family Story Times

10:15 am -10:45 am

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 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 Services Information Desk and pick up a numbered ticket which will be available 15 minutes before the program begins. Most story times have 24 spots available.