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
3 of 20 places available

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

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
98 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.

24
Apr
2017

Author Cindy La Ferle Returns with Winning Writing Strategies

7:00 pm -8:30 pm
38 of 40 places available

Local journalist and blogger, Cindy La Ferle, will offer Write Where You Are: Using Journaling to Jumpstart Your Memoirs on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 pm in the Friends Auditorium.

The one-night workshop will focus on self-exploration with simple journaling prompts. These exercises will inspire moments of reflection by helping you recall valuable life lessons and experiences that can be used later as material for your memoirs, blog posts, or personal essays.

There will be writing in class, so bring a notebook or laptop.

La Ferle’s columns, essays, and features have been nationally published in dozens of magazines and newspapers. She is the author of an award-winning story collection, Writing Home, and writes a regular column for Michigan Prime magazine in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press. Program registration is requested.

Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

25
Apr
2017

Preschool Story Times for Ages 3-5

10:15 am -10:45 am

These 45-minute sessions are designed for preschoolers who enjoy more extended stories, movement, music and crafts. Adults stay with the children and younger siblings may attend but these sessions are developmentally appropriate for ages 3-5.

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.

25
Apr
2017

Personal Finance Workshops

6:30 pm -7:30 pm
40 of 40 places available

Increase your financial literacy with the help of three free spring workshops, on select Tuesdays at 6:30 pm beginning April 11. The following workshops will be hosted by a program instructor from the Michigan State University Extension Service:

April 11: Rent Smart!
Considering renting but no sure where to start? Already a seasoned renter but want to learn how to become a better one? This two-hour session will address such topics as getting your money in order, understanding the rental process, and being a good tenant. The workshop will be held in the Friends Auditorium.

April 25: Student Loans, Part 1:
Accessing and Applying for Student Loans This two-hour session will address how to prepare financially for college, what the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and financial aid process look like, and how to choose a loan. The workshop will be held in Meeting Rooms C-D.

May 2: Student Loans, Part 2: Understanding
Repayment Options for Student Loans A webinar will provide a one-hour tutorial on the various options available for federal, PLUS, and private student loans. Eligibility criteria, loan consolidation best practices, and tips to avoid default will be provided. The workshop will be held in the Friends Auditorium.

Registration is requested. Limit 40. Register below or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free series.

25
Apr
2017

Money Smart Week: Ages 4-10

7:00 pm -8:00 pm
2 of 50 places available

Join staff from OUR Credit Union for fun, interactive money-themed stories and activities during Money Smart Week. Registration is requested. Limit 50. Register below or call the Youth Services Desk at (248) 246-3725.