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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Why is My Water Cloudy?

Water Supply

Here are five things to know about brown/cloudy water:

1. Water can appear cloudy and/or rusty whenever there is a large draw of water from the water main. This can occur when water valves are opened and closed, when there are water main breaks, and when h...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Facility & Pavilion Rentals

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Royal Oak residents have priority to reserve picnic shelters, meeting rooms, gymnasiums, a gazebo and more.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

What Can I Recycle?

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Go to the Waste Wizard to find out!

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

News for Seniors

News for Seniors

5 Things Every Royal Oak Senior Should Know!

1. Emergency Notifications

Royal Oak utilizes a mass notification system called Civic Ready to keep residents informed about critical events within the community. Examples include snow emergencies, missing person...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Become a Vendor

Become a Vendor

Learn more. Find information, applications and tips on how to become a part of the Royal Oak Farmers Market experience.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Facility Rental

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The Royal Oak Farmers Market is available for event rental year round.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

About the Market

Market Building

What began as a community farmers market in 1925 is now a city institution.

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Posted on: August 22, 2021

Calendar of Events

Events

There is always something happening at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Sustainability & Climate Action Plan Adopted

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Royal Oak has adopted its first sustainability and climate action plan. The 2022 Royal Oak Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S-CAP) is a three-year action strategy that outlines projects and programs to support the city’s sustainability an...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

No Mow May

No Mow May

The Royal Oak City Commission voted on May 9, 2022 to support NO MOW MAY.  The NO MOW MAY movement’s goal is to allow grass  (and dandelions) to grow to help pollinators with habitats and increase the number of bees! 

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Remember and Honor

Field of Honor

A moving display of 188 United States flags will fly in a solemn formation at Centennial Commons in Downtown Royal Oak from May 29 through June 5 to pay tribute to Royal Oak heroes who died in active military service.

Each flag will tell the story of one o...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

News for Seniors

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Offering a variety of groups and activities, the senior center is open to anyone age 50 plus.

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Posted on: February 13, 2022

Parking in Downtown Royal Oak

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Where to park for two hours free, how to avoid a ticket and more.

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Posted on: February 12, 2022

Report a Concern

Report a Concern

Report issues such as potholes, blighted properties, downed trees and more.

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

Signup for Weekly eBlast

Weekly Email Blast

The Weekly eBlast is the easiest way to stay up-to-date on the latest news, information and can't-miss events happenings in Royal Oak. We publish every Friday and send directly to your email or cellphone. If you want to increase your knowledge on what is ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Lockhart's BBQ in Royal Oak to share secrets to art of smoking meats and barbecue

Classes are three hours and take place about once a month and onsite at the restaurant, 202 E. 3rd St. in Royal Oak. The next class is 9 a.m.-noon March 26 and features ribs.

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

80,000 attend first Winter Blast Royal Oak festival

Attendance was among the highest the festival had over the last 10 years and exceeded crowd predictions by about 30,000 people.

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Give Thanks Bakery coming to historical Hermann’s Bakery site in Royal Oak

With locations in Midtown Detroit and Rochester, Give Thanks Bakery is coming to downtown Royal Oak at the former Hermann’s Bakery site.

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Oakland County home to many of Michigan’s safest small cities

Royal Oak is ranked as the second-safest small city in Michigan in this latest study

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Royal Oak named one of the top 100 places to live in America

Royal Oak joins Ann Arbor, Troy and Grand Rapids on the 2021 Livability list

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

5 RO businesses named in Crains' 2021 Cool Places to Work edition

Congratulations to Stout, Rightpoint, BenePro, NFP and WambaTech

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Our Summer 2022 Leaflet | TWIGS Programming & Information Guide Is Now Available!

Summer 2022 Leaflet

We are pleased to announce the publication of our Summer 2022 programs and information guide. Within the guide, you will find our upcoming events and announcements, as well as program specific content to help you prepare for the upcoming season.

We are con...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Have a Question? Ask a Librarian!

Ask a Librarian

Use our online form to ask us a question. Please be as specific as possible about what you need. If you have more than one question, please send each separately. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Our South/Park Side Entrance Is Now Open!

South Park Entrance

We are happy to announce that our south side entrance is now open to the public. Mon-Thurs: 9AM-8PM; Fri-Sat: 9AM-6PM; Sun 1PM-5PM.

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Huron-Clinton Metroparks Joins Michigan Activity Pass Program

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The Huron-Clinton Metroparks and the system’s 13 unique parks are now officially the newest destinations in the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program, offering public library card holders across the state the chance to check out and access these world-clas...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Live Online Learning With GetSetUp

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The Library of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are partnering to offer virtual online classes for older adults through GetSetUp. Use the platform to take live classes on a variety of topics including technology, fitness, ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

2022 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory

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The Royal Oak Public Library is pleased to present the 23rd annual Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory. The information in this directory was supplied by the individual agencies. This list does not contain every preschool and child care faci...

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