12
Oct
2015

Walk-In Technology Help

5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Join us every Monday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM for a walk-in technology session. With the assistance of ROPL Technology Staff, ask questions, learn exactly the computer skill you want to learn, receive a diagnosis or fix for your malfunctioning technology device, or learn how to use your new device. Please bring in your own portable device if you choose. Please contact Eric Hayes at 248-246-3751 for more information about this free Q & A session.
13
Oct
2015

Halloween Magic Show

7:00 pm -8:00 pm

Join Baffling Bill and Gus the Bunny to welcome in the magic of the fall season.

14
Oct
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.

15
Oct
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.

15
Oct
2015

Zombie Barbies & Mummy Men: Ages 11-18

6:30 pm -7:30 pm

Transform Barbie & Ken Dolls into Zombies & Mummies with paint, scissors, and clay. All dolls & materials provided.

17
Oct
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
17
Oct
2015

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 Information Desk for a 20 minute time slot. Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.
17
Oct
2015

Saturday Independent Movie: Stations of the Cross (2014)

2:00 pm -4:00 pm
100 of 100 places available
Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ's journey to his own crucifixion, Stations of the Cross is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen's struggle to find her own path in life. Though from the outside Maria lives in the modern world, her family and her heart are faithful to a Catholic radicalism that requires sacrifice and devotion at every turn. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family's faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. In German with English subtitles. 107 minutes.
19
Oct
2015

Salter Center Book Discussion: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt

10:00 am -12:00 pm
The author offers his views of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.
19
Oct
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.

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