Monday, October 14
Youth Reference Desk
One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (2013 Newbery Award for Children's Literature)
Book pickup at Youth Services Desk begins Monday, October 11.
Meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 4:30 - 5:15 pm.
Meet Ivan an old silverback gorilla that has lived in captivity as a feature act at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall And Video Arcade for 27 years. He was born in the wild, but he hasn't been to the junglesince he was very young. Ivan spends his days performing, being stared at, and watching TV with his friend (a small dog named Bob), but when all the humans go home, he does what he loves best: creating art. One day, Ivan makes a huge promise to help a new arrival, a baby elephant named Ruby. Ivan thinks he can use his art to help her, but how? Join us for a discussion, activity and light snack as we explore social justice, animal rights, friendship and the bond that can exist between animals.
Call the youth reference desk at 248-246-3725 for more information. Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.
ROPL has a book club just for kids ages 8 - 11 in grades 3 - 6! Join us for a lively book discussion, activities and a light snack centered on the featured book. Kids’ Book Club meets on select Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:15 pm. Limit 15.