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Posted on: August 12, 2019

2019 Great Michigan Read Focuses on the Flint Water Crisis

What The Eyes

The Michigan Humanities Council has named What the Eyes Don’t See: a Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha as The Great Michigan Read for 2019. The program kicks off in September as groups across the...

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Library News
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Detroit Tigers Corporate Insider Program


Use your valid library card and enjoy great group rate insider prices. Single seat prices start at $26. Grab a friend and enjoy the game. Tickets available as follows:

  • July 19, 20 and 21 - Blue Jays
  • July 23 and 24 - Phillies
  • August 5, 6 and 7 - White Sox
  • Augu...
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Library News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

New Circulating Technology Devices

The Royal Oak Public Library is pleased to announce two new additions to our circulating items:

  1. Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots: A hotspot is a small device you can use to connect a wireless enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the int...
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Library News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Michigan Activity Pass


The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is now in it's 12th season. With 440+ participating destinations MAP truly offers something for everyone. Get out and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer, but be sure to print your MAP pass first!

Did you know that...

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Click here to check out a MAP pass! Library News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Introducing Creativebug - Our New Online Resource


Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. With this resource you get on-demand access to a full library of 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels. All classes are taught ...

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Launch Creativebug Library News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

ROPL Homebound Service

The Royal Oak Public Library Homebound Service program helps fulfill the library’s mission by offering services to residents who are homebound due to disability or illness and are physically unable to visit the library. Patrons must have a ROPL library ca...

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Library News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Homeschoolers Welcome!

Did you know the library has plenty of resources available for homeschooling families? Visit the Homeschooling Resources section at (located under the Parent and Teacher Resources tab) for links to homeschooling pages and information. Check with ...

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Library News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

2019 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory

The 2019 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 40 area facilities which includes area preschools, child care programs, K-8, educational approaches, special needs programs and specialty programs.

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Library News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Where To Go For a Helping Hand 2019

Each year the Royal Oak Public Library compiles a list of places that can provide assistance for the following: temporary day and overnight shelter; groceries; meals; clothing; referrals; transportation; and housing.

Helping Hand 2019 (PDF)

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