The Royal Oak Public Library will be restoring Tuesday and Thursday morning hours. Starting on September 6, the library will open at 10 AM.
Chill out playing video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii and Game Cube. Registration is requested. Limit 20.
Kick back and play Wii, Gamecube, and Xbox 360 with Kinect. Bring a friend! Snacks provided. Registration is requested. Limit 20.
Bring the whole family for a merry, not scary, time of Halloween games, crafts, and activities. Wear your Halloween costume and drop in anytime during the festivities. No registration necessary.
Join Miss Ann and her guitar for songs and musical stories. Registration is requested. Limit 40.
Join Cindy La Ferle and other writers and journalists for three monthly workshops on Wednesdays designed to sharpen your writing, self-presentation and public relations skills. Registration is requested. Limit 30.
Make a delicious home-made gingerbread house with all the trimmings: cookies, candy & frosting. Registration is requested. Limit 20.
When Hollywood Went to War is the real life story of nearly 90 celebrities who served in the United States Military during World War II. This presentation will explain where they went to serve and what battlefields and/or naval battles they experienced. Registration is requested. Limit 100.
Book pick up at Youth Services desk begins Monday, November 7. Meeting on Monday, November 28 at 4:30-5:30 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.
Trivia, treats and crafts - make your own Fantastic Beast. Registration is requested. Limit 20.
Check out our coloring program for adults! We will supply all of the materials. All you will need to think about is which color you will choose next! For ages 18 and over. Registration is requested. Limit 50.
The Vintage Stringband is an eclectic group of eight southeast Michigan musicians bound together mainly by their passion for playing music and their desire to share their musical joy with others. Registration is requested. Limit 100.
New story times for the youngest children, infants to 15 months and their adults. Enjoy 30 minutes of language building activities for babies. Story times are “ticketed drop-in” which means there is no advance registration.
With 4000 courses available, Pronunciator gives Royal Oak patrons access to 80 Languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). These language courses are available in English as well as many other languages.
Know someone who needs to learn English? Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.
Gale Courses offers patrons access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more.
These courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates.
Do you love reading magazines? If you do, Zinio is what you’ve been waiting for. All you need is a Royal Oak Library card and an internet connection. You can choose from several hundred popular and current magazines, access back issues of selected titles, and download them to your mobile device or read them on your computer – for free!
The Michigan Activity Pass program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages by providing reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan.
The 2016 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 40 area facilities that provide services for children ages six and under. The directory provides information on area preschools, child care programs, educational approaches, special needs programs, and specialty programs.
Call for Volunteers:
The Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden needs volunteers to help maintain the garden throughout the spring, summer and fall. The volunteer schedule is planned below:
Library Hours Will Increase In September.
The Royal Oak Public Library will be restoring Tuesday and Thursday morning hours. Starting on September 6, the library will open at 10 AM. Currently the library opens at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which were reductions made during the recession.
The Royal Oak Public Library offers large print books, audiobooks, downloadable books and an adaptive computer that contains magnification software, text to speech, and a large print keyboard. Librarians are available to help anyone wishing to browse these collections or use the adaptive computer.
Odilo provides libraries with a different channel for eBook lending, incorporating library-created content, as well as content from midlist, emerging, small, independent and self-publishers. With titles from more than 500 publishers worldwide, Odilo provides a rich catalog for users to explore!