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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Royal Oak Nature Society Honored

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In the spirit of Arbor Day, the Royal Oak Department of Public Services awarded the Royal Oak Nature Society with its first "Community Partner Award", in recognition of the group's dedicated volunteers who annually spend countless hours tending ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Mystery Card Bundles

Mystery Cards

Pickup a mixture of cards that can be mailed out to loved ones or pen pals.  We  place a bundle of ten cards on the front bench at the senior center, 3500 Marais,  for pickup. 

Enjoy writing!

(Ongoing offering and FREE)

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Parking Lot Bingo

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The Royal Oak Senior Center Presents Free Parking Lot Bingo on Friday, May 7 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the Royal Oak Senior Center parking lot, 3500 Marais.

Call 248-246-3900 to register.

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

2020 Water Quality Report Available

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The 2020 Consumer Confidence Report - commonly referred to as the 'water quality report' - is now available online. It includes important consumer information on source water quality as well as test results from points within Royal Oak.

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Get the Lead Out

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Royal Oak has implemented a lead service line replacement program, through which homeowners can replace their lead or galvanized steel service line at no cost.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

News for Seniors

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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: February 19, 2021

When is Refuse Collection Delayed?

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When is Refuse Collection Delayed?

 

When any of the following holidays occur on a weekday, collection for the remaining days of the week will be delayed one day. 

Collection is not delayed when the holiday falls on a weekend and snow emerg...

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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

Why is My Water Cloudy?

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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: April 27, 2021

Support the Friends of the Library Through AmazonSmile!

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Did you know that you can contribute to the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library at the same time you shop on Amazon.com at no additional cost to you? This program started in 2013 to offer shoppers a simple way to support their favorite charit...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Friends of the Royal Oak Library Spring Garden Fundraiser

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Now through May 7th, 50% of the proceeds from these sales go to the Friends. The money they collect goes toward library services, programs, projects, and resources not provided for by the general library budget.

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Welcome to LinkedIn Learning for Library!

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Our Lynda.com service has been upgraded to a new platform with twice the amount of courses in 6 more languages. Learn relevant, professional skills on LinkedIn Learning. Now free to all patrons.

Get access to:

  • 16,000+ online courses in 7 languages.
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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Seniors’ Computer College Held Live/Virtual for the Royal Oak Public Library

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This Senior College (ages 65-95) is for seniors and other interested adults. Take all seven classes to complete the course. A Certificate of Achievement will be e-mailed to you! Instructor Mike Wilson is an author of five books for seniors. Mike has taugh...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Let Us Help You Find Great Reads

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Not sure what to read next? Your ROPL librarians are here with some suggestions! Complete our form to receive personalized book recommendations. One of our librarians will respond within a week with 3-5 titles. Please remember, the more information that y...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Register to View History Hounds® Presentations From the HSM

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If you enjoy “sniffing out” and exploring fascinating historical subjects, the Historical Society of Michigan’s History Hounds® lecture series now offers weekly in-depth presentations, allowing attendees to curl up with a myriad of historical topics. You ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Introducing The Library of Things

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Introducing The Library of Things!The Library of Things is a new and growing collection of items loaned at no charge. Many are already in circulation and we are adding more items regularly. What Things are in the collection? Toys, games, tools, STEM kits,...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Ancestry Library Edition - Temporary Remote Access for Public Libraries

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Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.  Remote access will be available until  June 30, 2021 and will continue to be re-eva...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Our Spring 2021 Leaflet | TWIGS Newsletter is Now Available

Spring 2021 Leaflet

Spring 2021 offers a programming season packed full of events that celebrate diversity and inclusion. In addition to Black History in February and Women’s History in March, there are programs for the Chinese NewYear and Mardi Gras as well. The standard ar...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

The Seed Library is Now Available Through Contactless Pickup

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Fill out our form to make your selections and we'll contact you to setup a pick-up time.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Daily Tribune Digital Archive

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Announcing ROPL Daily Tribune Digital Archive

The Royal Oak Public Library is pleased to announce the completion of a digitization project that offers thousands of pages of newspapers available to search, view, print and clip with a click of a mouse. Past ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Join the Friends' of the Royal Oak Public Library

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The Friends' of the Royal Oak Public Library promotes and publicizes the services of the Royal Oak Public Library.

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

About the Market

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Become a Vendor

Become a Vendor

Click on this link for 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

Current Events

Current Events

We have many wonderful and exciting events scheduled. 

Click here to see a full event list and event details.


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Posted on: May 5, 2021

The Zoning Board of Appeals Meets May 13, 2021

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NOTICE OF ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING 

The Royal Oak Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. 

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Veterans Events Committee Meets May 11, 2021

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NOTICE OF VETERANS EVENTS COMMITTEE MEETING

Royal Oak Veterans Events Committee holding a regular meeting at 7:00pm. On Tuesday, May 11, 2021

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans, can spread easily from p...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Planning Commission Meets May 11, 2021

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NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 

The Royal Oak Planning Commission will conduct a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. 

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans, can ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

City Commission Meets May 10, 2021

Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE OF CITY COMMISSION MEETING

The Royal Oak City Commission will conduct a closed session at 7:00p.m. and regular meeting at 7:30p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021.

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans, can...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Royal Oak Names New City Attorney

Aaron Leal

The Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved an employment agreement with Aaron Leal to serve as city attorney effective June 14.
"I believe Mr. Leal has a wealth of experience," said Commissioner Monica Hunt. "We are very lucky to hav...
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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Board Meets May 6, 2021

Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND SENIOR SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

The Royal Oak Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Board will hold a meeting at 7:00p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021

 COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Construction Notice

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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Franklin Park, Lawson Park & nearby traffic diverters

The city’s contractor (Warren Contractors & Development, Inc.) will implement vast improvements to Franklin Park, Lawson Park, and nearby traffic diverters.

Site wo...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: February 7, 2021

Sign Up for Emergency Notifications

Civic Ready

Royal Oak utilizes a mass notification system called Civic Ready to keep residents informed about critical events within our community. Examples include snow emergencies, missing persons, evacuations, and local threats. Learn more and sign up at romi.gov/...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: February 18, 2021

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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City Spotlights
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: April 28, 2021

SBA is launching a Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Registration will begin Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT and SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3 at 12 p.m. EDT. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until funds are exhausted

Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: April 13, 2021

RO DDA wins Main Street Forward Award

The RO DDA is the only DDA in Michigan to win this award, and one of 6 nationwide

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

When You’re a Small Business, E-Commerce Is Tougher Than It Looks

(From the NY TImes) On a ledger of pandemic winners and losers, Royal Oak's Holiday Market is in the positive column thanks to online shopping, which helped push the store’s overall revenue up 20 percent in 2020 compared with 2019.

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Co-working Operator Bamboo Opens Downtown Royal Oak Location

Bamboo, a co-working space operator and designer, announced the opening of its first expansion outside of Detroit — Bamboo Royal Oak. The development, located in downtown Royal Oak, adds more than 20,000 square feet of workspace across three floors.

Additional Info... Economic Development
Posted on: November 19, 2020

New shops, restaurants open, coming soon in southeast Oakland County

Coming soon: The Side Bar is expected to open at 116 W. Fourth Street, the former home of Town Tavern

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

New shops, restaurants open, coming soon

Jimmy's Pancake Grill and Panda Express among the new offerings coming to Royal Oak

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Google Chromebooks Now Available for Public Use

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In an effort to increase computer access within our community we are offering Google Chromebooks for public use. Chromebooks are fast, lightweight computers that run apps instead of traditional software. A Wi-Fi connection is required to log in. Patrons c...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Our 2021 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory is Now Available

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The Royal Oak Public Library is pleased to present the 22nd 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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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Senior Times Newsletter

Senior Times

Be the first to know what’s happening at the Mahany/Meininger Community Center and in our community.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Meal Program

Tim's Kitchen

Tim’s Kitchen at the Senior CenterServiced by Chef Erin Koch

Nutritious & Delicious

Enjoy meals prepared from scratch in the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center kitchen Monday - Friday, served at 11:45 a.m. Chef Erin Koch (pronou...

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Senior News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Age-Friendly Royal Oak

AARP Age Friendly

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) estimates the senior population of Royal Oak to grow by at least 34.8 percent by the year 2045. To prepare for the forecasted growth in the senior population, the Royal Oak Senior Services / Aging in ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Thank you, volunteers!

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To all who helped with reception, card parties, BINGO or painting set up; also our Tim’s Kitchen, Helping Hands, and Senior Sew groups; to AARP, MMAP, and Legal Aide teams; and the Pals, Garden, Computer , and Star Grabbers Clubs

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