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.

Friday, June 21st 2019

All Day
Summer Reading begins!

SUMMER READING -- "A UNIVERSE OF STORIES!" Sign up begins Monday, June 10 We have a program for everyone 0-99 years of age. OUR SUMMER READING PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY SPONSORED BY THE…

Franklin Public Library
32455 Franklin Road, Franklin, MI 48025
Event Series
8:00am
Berkley Chamber Chat

Chamber Chats. Networking events are available for members to host and attend. This is a superb opportunity to meet fellow Chamber members. “Chamber Chats” are morning coffees and are…

Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce
3297 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072
9:00am
Week 1 MAD SCIENCE for ages 4-5

Let your inner mad scientist express themselves through art! This week will feature exploration of the science within art. Color mixing, adding different materials to your piece to change it…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
9:00am
Kid's Summer Clay Camp (Half Days) - Day 5

Are your kids interested in learning how to work with clay and need something fun to do this summer? Then sign them up for our one-week, half-days summer camp where…

Orion Art Center
3191 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
9:00am
Week 1 MAD SCIENCE for ages 6-13

Let your inner mad scientist express themselves through art! This week will feature exploration of the science within art. Color mixing, adding different materials to your piece to change it…

Paint Creek Center For The Arts
407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48307, West Studio
Event Series
10:30am
PIWI Playgroup (Ages 0-2)

Join us for free playgroups! Parents Interacting with Infants (and Toddlers) Your relationship with your child is critical for early developmental. Oakland Family Services will provide a developmentally supportive environment with…

Ferndale Area District Library
222 E 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220, Community Room
Event Series
1:00pm
Get in the Game: Board Games & Pizza

Come play at the library! We'll have pizza and snacks and all sorts of games! Play some games you may not have played before and make some new friends! We…

Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI 48165
3:00pm
Escape the Room, With Game of Clues

You are a superhero and your sidekick is being held captive by an evil villain! You will have 45 minutes to solve clues, figure out riddles, and crack codes in…

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Combined
4:00pm
Saplings (Ages 3-5yrs)

Story and activity time for children 3-5 years and their caregivers

Ferndale Area District Library
222 E 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220
Event Series
5:00pm
The Summer Solstice at The Twisted Shamrock

Join us for The Summer Solstice, join in on an evening of fun. Irish Music, Irish Dancers, Irish Cheese and Irish Iced Tea. A portion of the profits…

Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce
3074 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072
6:30pm
Custom Flower Box Class

Join the Orion Art Center and Picasso's Grapevine to create a Custom Flower Box - Wooden planter, personalized stencil, dirt, and succulents (courtesy of Fogler's Greenhouse of Lake Orion) included.…

Orion Art Center
3191 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
7:00pm
Music in the Air Concert Series

Concerts are held on 14 Fridays throughout the summer, beginning in May and ending the Friday before Labor Day. There is no concert July 12. (Art in the Park weekend).…

Downtown Plymouth
Kellogg Park, Plymouth, MI 48170
Event Series
9:30pm
Drag Queen Bingo 10pm

FIVE15 hosts the wackiest night in Royal Oak! Part Camp, Part Audience Participation, ALL COMEDY...This ain't your Grandma's Bingo! 18+ up. Reservations are required. $20 per person. Perfect for Milestone Birthday, Bachelor-ette parties…

Five15
600 South Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Event Series

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

All Day
Summer Reading begins!

SUMMER READING -- "A UNIVERSE OF STORIES!" Sign up begins Monday, June 10 We have a program for everyone 0-99 years of age. OUR SUMMER READING PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY SPONSORED BY THE…

Franklin Public Library
32455 Franklin Road, Franklin, MI 48025
Event Series
8:00am
Plymouth Farmers Market

The Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce will once again bring the annual Farmers Community Market to Downtown Plymouth. The 2018 market opens on Saturday, May 5th from 8:00am – 1:00pm.…

Downtown Plymouth
Downtown Plymouth, Plymouth, MI 48170
Event Series
10:00am
Escape the Death Star Lockbox Challenge

Puzzle solvers of all ages are invited to do your best to ESCAPE THE DEATH STAR as a team of up to five (let us know if you have additional young jedis…

Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI 48165
10:00am
Braille Jewelry Making

Using a slate and stylus plus other tools in the Makerspace, come in and make your own braille jewelry!

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
10:00am
Digital Drop-In

Drop in to get help with device or e-reader and learn about the Library’s digital resources – ebooks, emagazines, digital music, streaming movies, and more!

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Computer Lab
Event Series
10:15am
Talk Time: English as a Second Language Conversational Group

If English is your second language, come to Talk Time to practice your speaking and listening skills and improve your English vocabulary in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Conference Room
Event Series
10:30am
Baby Play

Explore self-paced activities that support brain development, motor skills, and language skills of 0-2 year olds. Make new friends, too!

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Story Room
12:00pm
Rural Charm: Michigan Landscapes

Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI, presents Rural Charm features plein-air and studio oil and pastel compositions by Michigan artists Tom Tomasek and Alan Maciag. Tomasek’s award-winning…

Northville Art House
215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167
Event Series
1:00pm
Music And Beatmaking Workshop

Yaktown Sounds is back this summer at the Pontiac Public Library to present a DJ, beatmaking, and music production workshop. Come learn how to use a variety of beatmaking equipment…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Auditorium
1:00pm
Lego & Roblox Club

Come to the library and play Roblox or join us as we build our own Lego creations. Weekly themes and special Lego challenge events are a fun part of this…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Summer Reading Kick-Off

Join us in the library's courtyard for ice cream from Treat Dreams Ferndale, a performance from magician Tom Plunkard, lawn games and chalk art, the opening of a time capsule,…

Ferndale Area District Library
222 E 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220, Courtyard
2:00pm
The Ocean: Earth's Final Frontier

For kids grades 1-4 REGISTER ALL KIDS ATTENDING Explore the ocean’s depths with Mr. Everett. We’ll learn about the different zones of the ocean and draw the sea creatures that live there.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307, Story Room
2:00pm
Isha Foundation: Yoga for Beginners

CLASS BEGINS AT 2:30 Ages 7 and up can attend Non-Library Event

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
2:00pm
Meet Donut Dolly—Joann Puffer Kotcher

One of the first women allowed in a combat zone, Joanne Puffer Kotcher will discuss the riveting story of her service as an American Red Cross Donut Dolly. All are…

Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
2:00pm
Paint Along With Bob Ross

The Joy of Painting comes to the library! Paint along with Bob Ross as we create happy little accidents following along with an episode of The Joy of Painting. All…

Orion Township Public Library
825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362, Meeting Rooms A and B
3:30pm
Universe of Stories Story Time

Join us as we fly an arrow to the sun, practice our moon walk steps or drive by Mars or Jupiter as we explore the universe with stories and activities.

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room
Event Series
6:00pm
Email Basics

This class will provide knowledge on how to create an email account, use it (send emails, open received emails etc.), and maintain your account.

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Computer Lab