Oakland County, MI

Oakland is the second most populous county in Michigan and is located northwest of Detroit. According to the 2010 census, Oakland County has a population of 1,202,362. The county consists of 62 cities, townships, and villages. The county’s five townships are Farmington, Bloomfield, Troy, Oakland, and Pontiac. Oakland County was originally known as “Old Northwest” when the U.S. bought it from France in 1803. It was officially organized as a county in 1819. Some fun things to do include: Stony Creek Metropark, Detroit Axe, and Detroit Kid City. A popular event is the Michigan Renaissance Festival, which takes place in late summer until early fall.

Thursday, June 17th 2021

All Day
2021 Summer Reading Program!

Animals of all kinds roam the lands and soar through the air and many have both a Tail and a Tale! Explore the world of life around you and find…

Walled Lake City Library
1499 E. West Maple Rd., Walled Lake, MI 48390
Event Series
All Day
Made for the Movies

Sign up and we’ll send you a movie pick from RHPL’s streaming services with thematic recipe suggestions! Registering for one event will sign you up for the entire series, June through…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, www.rhpl.org
Event Series
12:00am
Virtual Escape: Zoo Breakout

June 1st through June 30th: All ages are welcome to play the Library’s newest virtual escape room: Zoo Breakout. Puzzles are geared towards middle school aged students, so younger participants…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Event Series
All Day
MiLibraryQuest: Summer Edition 2021

MiLibraryQuest: Summer Edition 2021 is an opportunity for teens across the state to learn about unique animals and Michigan libraries! Teens will find a variety of animal descriptions spread…

Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076
Event Series
9:00am
Summer Drawing Step by Step

"Summertime & the livin' is easy". Think of all those summery things to draw: ice cream, lady bugs & other fun stuff. Join Miss Sue for an…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:00am
Dinosaurs Are Coming!

Create a drawing of a wonderful dinosaur & bring to the library to display on our bulletin board. Register & pick up a drawing tutorial at the Youth Desk,…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:00am
Fabric Paper Doll Kit Take and Make

Help us use up our fabric scraps with this upcycle project perfect for aspiring fashion designers. Get creative and have fun making your own clothing designs with this take and…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
10:00am
Home and Away: Paintings by Karen VanDam Michmerhuizen and Pamela Day

Home and Away: Paintings by Karen VanDam Michmerhuizen and Pamela Day captures the beauty of nature through paintings of Michigan's distinct​ ​seasons​ by Karen VanDam Michmerhuizen​and ​Claude Monet’s garden in…

Northville Art House
215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167
Event Series
10:30am
Take Home Craft

Pick up a craft kit to complete at home. One per child. June 17 - Elephant and Piggie themed craft June 24 - Picnic Kit June 30 - Balloon Rockets July 8 -…

Redford Township District Library
25320 W. Six Mile Rd, Redford, MI 48240
11:30am
ONLINE Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention helps people with or without arthritis to improve balance, both mentally and physically, which helps significantly reduce the rate of falls experienced by…

Walled Lake City Library
1499 E. West Maple Rd., Walled Lake, MI 48390
Event Series
12:00pm
Coffee Talks Book Group

Nothing goes better with coffee than a book! Join us at 12:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month for a lively discussion. New readers are always welcome; visit the…

Walled Lake City Library
1299 Quinif Drive, Walled Lake, MI 48390
12:30pm
Let's Take a Quiz

Every Monday through Friday, 12:30pm, Facebook: Look at our social media each weekday for a daily book trivia question. The correct answer to the question will be posted the following…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Event Series
2:00pm
ELL Conversation Group

Open discussions of various topics to improve ELL student's English proficiency.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
Event Series
2:30pm
Crafternoon

Craft away the afternoon with several simple projects that are incredibly fun to put together!

Sterling Heights Public Library
40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, Programming Center
3:00pm
Teen Anti Racism Alliance

Interested in the broad discussion of Anti Racism and equality but don’t know where to start? Join RHPL library and other teens in the area as we think about and…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, MI 48307, At Your Home
3:30pm
Grandma Reads a Story

Thursdays, 3-3:30pm, from June 24th, 3:30-4pm, Zoom-Facebook: Enjoy the warmth of a good story told by ‘Grandma’ in this friendly weekly story time. We are Springing through Summer with warmhearted…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Event Series
4:00pm
Let's Move with the Library!

Join us for a walk around Hiram Sims Park! Every Thursday at 4:00pm.

Walled Lake City Library
Quinif Drive, Walled Lake, MI 48390
Event Series
4:00pm
Tie-Dye Bandanas for Teens

Starting Monday, June 14, pick up supplies to make tie-dye bandanas together virtually. Keep them for your pet or yourself OR bring them back to the library and we will…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
6:00pm
Animal Scavenger Hunt

Join us in the Courtyard for some animal stories and then head out on an animal scavenger hunt and bingo. Covid safety protocols will be in place and masks will be…

Warren Arthur Miller Library
5460 Arden Ave, Warren, MI 48092
6:00pm
"Yooper Talk" with Michigan Author Kathryn Remlinger **Virtual Event**

Learn how dialect, place, and identity are connected, and in particular, how sounding like a Yooper and what it means to be a Yooper are inextricably linked. Michigan author Kathryn…

Warren Arthur Miller Library
5460 Arden Ave, Warren, MI 48092
6:00pm
Birdwatching and Beyond

Join us as Brenda Suchenek, a naturalist from the Sterling Heights Nature Center, gives a thorough introduction to birdwatching. Participants will learn how to identify birds and how to invite them…

Sterling Heights Public Library
40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, Programming Center
6:30pm
In the Mist of the Storm: Oakland County’s Antislavery and Abolitionism Activism in the Nineteenth Century

Oakland County was an important geographical destination for freedom-seekers seeking assistance and refugee while traveling along the Underground Railroad in Michigan. Professor Rochelle E. Danquah will lead a conversation about…

Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076
7:00pm
Open Mic Night!

Open mic night every Thursday night 7-11pm on our tap room stage. Bring your instruments and your friends! We have a house PA, mics, and drum-set ready to play. …

Exferimentation Brewing Co
7 N Saginaw Suite 1A, Pontiac, MI 48342
Event Series
7:00pm
ONLINE: Women in Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamians' great achievements in many scientific fields still impact us and are being used today. However, for a long time the women who helped build this civilization were silenced…

Walled Lake City Library
1499 E. West Maple Rd., Walled Lake, MI 48390
7:00pm
Virtual Kids Library Society - Grades 3 to 5

Grades 3 to 5. Do you want to be more involved with the Library? Would you like to help us shape our upcoming programs? Registration required if you are interested in…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series

Friday, June 18th 2021

All Day
2021 Summer Reading Program!

Animals of all kinds roam the lands and soar through the air and many have both a Tail and a Tale! Explore the world of life around you and find…

Walled Lake City Library
1499 E. West Maple Rd., Walled Lake, MI 48390
Event Series
12:00am
Virtual Escape: Zoo Breakout

June 1st through June 30th: All ages are welcome to play the Library’s newest virtual escape room: Zoo Breakout. Puzzles are geared towards middle school aged students, so younger participants…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Event Series
All Day
MiLibraryQuest: Summer Edition 2021

MiLibraryQuest: Summer Edition 2021 is an opportunity for teens across the state to learn about unique animals and Michigan libraries! Teens will find a variety of animal descriptions spread…

Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076
Event Series
9:00am
Dinosaurs Are Coming!

Create a drawing of a wonderful dinosaur & bring to the library to display on our bulletin board. Register & pick up a drawing tutorial at the Youth Desk,…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
9:00am
Closed: WPL 9AM-1PM Staff In-Service

Closed: WPL 9AM-1PM Staff In-Service

Suburban Library Cooperative
44750 Delco Blvd., Sterling Heights, MI 48313
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