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Upcoming Events at the Royal Oak Library

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(City of Royal Oak Press Release, Feb. 14, 2014)

 

Teen Volunteers Needed for ROPL Book Sale (March 6, 7, 8)

Middle and high school student volunteers are needed to help at the Friends’ Annual Book Sale, March 6-8. Tasks include straightening book displays, helping customers carry purchases, and more. Contact Amy Staples at 248-246-3725 or amy@ropl.org if interested.

Teen Valentine Chocolate program at the Royal Oak Public Library

Middle and high school students are invited to make Valentine’s Day chocolates on

Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm. Melt chocolate and choose your favorites molds to make handcrafted candy for your Valentine or yourself. Materials provided. Registration is limited to 20. Visit ropl.org or call 248-246-3725 to sign up for this free program.

dinos02sidelogo3Children Read to the Dogs at the Royal Oak Public Library

Registered therapy dogs will be here on Saturday, February 15 from 10:30 am – 12:15 pm 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. Call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-246-3725 to sign up for a 20-minute time slot.

Independent Film Series at the Royal Oak Public Library

The Royal Oak Public Library continues its Independent Film Series on Saturday, February 15 at 2:00 pm with the showing of Three Worlds. Al commits a hit-and-run while drunk from his bachelor party. The witness of the accident keeps his secret and the two become involved romantically. However, the situation is complicated when the accident victim’s wife learns of their relationship. The film is 100 minutes in French with English subtitles. The film is appropriate for the over-18 crowd. Admission is free and a short essentialdiscussion will follow the film. For more information, contact the Adult Reference Desk at 248-246-3727 or visit ropl.org.

Family Nature Night at the Royal Oak Public Library

Families with children of all ages are invited to Nature Night at the library on Tuesday,

February 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Participants will have an opportunity to see, touch and learn about insects, fish, mammals, trees and other natural phenomena that can be found in this area, as well as make nature crafts. Exhibitors will share their collections and expertise. Allow enough time to visit all exhibit tables. Presented by the Royal Oak Nature Society. Registration is limited to 150. Visit ropl.org or call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-246-3725 to sign up for this free program.

Teen Craft program at the Royal Oak Public Library

Middle and high school students are invited to make packing tape wallets on Thursday, February 20 at nicholas-schrock-allstate6:30 pm. Use newspapers, maps, sheet music or original drawings under the clear packing tape. Materials and instruction provided. Registration is limited to 20.

Visit ropl.org or call the Youth and Teen Services at 248-246-3725 to sign up for this free program.

Walter Chrysler program at Royal Oak Public Library

Please join us on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 pm as we welcome local automotive history writer/presenter Russell Doré for a one-hour presentation on the life of Walter Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation. Chrysler’s family, personality and love of the good life are all explored in this presentation which covers his early life in the locomotive business, his success at General Motors, and the creation of the Chrysler Corporation.

Registration is requested. Register online at ropl.org or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727 for more information.bridget and kevin deegan krause thank you

Rainbow Fairies program at the Royal Oak Public Library

Join us on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm for a program based on the Rainbow Fairies book series. Elementary and preschool students will enjoy stories, make a magic wand, design a fairy house and play fairy games. Registration is limited to 50. Visit ropl.org or call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-246-3725 to sign up for this free program.

Video Games for Tweens at the Royal Oak Public Library

Kids ages 7 to 11 can chill out at the Library on Thursday, February 27 at 4:30 pm and play video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, Playstation 2 and Game Cube.

Registration is limited to 20. Visit ropl.org or call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-246- 3725 to sign-up for this free program.

gallowaycollens1Video Games for Teens at the Royal Oak Public Library

Middle and high school students can chill out at the library on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 pm and play video games on our Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii, Playstation 2 and Game Cube. Snacks provided. Registration is limited to 20. Visit ropl.org or call Youth and Teen Services at 248-246-3725 to sign up for this free program.

Celebrate Black History Month at Royal Oak Public Library

One summer day in 1958 a young photographer took a picture of dozens of America’s jazz legends all gathered in one place. This famous photograph became known as A Great Day in Harlem. Join Stu Johnson, Royal Oak resident and frequent speaker, on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm as he takes us to that fateful day with the back story, photos, and of course, great music. Musicians profiled include Theloneous Monk, Hank Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, and Coleman Hawkins. Registration is requested. Register online at ropl.org or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727 for more information.

Bill Long Band to perform at the Royal Oak Public Library

Take a break and enjoy live music at the Royal Oak Public Library on Saturday, March 1 at 3:00 pm with the Bill Long Band! Bill Long began playing guitar at age 11, and in 9th grade joined the Tidal Waves, famous for their song “Farmer John.” Bill and his band went on to play such venues as the Grande Ballroom with Three Dog Night. Bill’s show has expanded to seven guitars and he Toms Custom Painting Adrecords all his own back-up music including bass, keyboards, backup vocals and drums. He is a virtual “One Man Band.” Perfect for the whole family! Registration is suggested. Visit ropl.org or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-246-3727 to sign up for this free program.

Detroit Zoo Tickets & More program available through the Library

The Royal Oak Public Library, in partnership with The Library Network, is proud to announce the Detroit Zoo Tickets & More program. Through the program, ROPL patrons may purchase discounted tickets to the Detroit Zoo, save on zoo memberships, pre-paid parking vouchers and dining. The discounted offers are updated throughout the year to keep the program fresh. To participate in the program, patrons simply need to visit

www.ropl.org and click on the Detroit Zoo Tickets & More icon (look for the giraffe) on the home page. Contact the library at 248-246-3700 for more information.

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