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.

Saturday, August 24th 2019

5:30pm
Campfire Evening

Spend an evening outdoors with friends and family around a campfire. Roast hot dogs and s’mores, and enjoy activities around the fire. A naturalist will lead a leisurely stroll through…

Oakland County Parks and Recreation
30300 Hales St., Madison Heights, MI 48071
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

Sunday, August 25th 2019

All Day
Library Closed

Library Closed on Sunday from June 16, 2019 to September 8, 2019

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Event Series
All Day
Library Closed

The library will be closed on Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI 48165
Event Series
All Day
Dragon Boat Team Registration

Dragon Boat Racing is the ultimate team building challenge and one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. The race is 300 meters and takes between 2 to…

Dragon on the Lake
66 S. Park Blvd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
All Day
Closed!

Closed!

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Event Series
11:00am
Franklin Farmers' Market : Market on the Green

Market on the Green, a farmer, artisan, crafter, and food market with herbs, spice, flowers, vegetable, bread and cake and dessert vendors artists and jewelers... is held Sundays from…

Franklin Community Association
32455 Franklin Rd, Franklin, MI 48025
Event Series

Monday, August 26th 2019

9:00am
Sculpture Camp

Look what I made! Get ready to get messy as we explore all sorts of modelling and carving projects! Our young artists we be making bas relief objects with papier-mâché…

Orion Township Parks & Recreation
1335 Joslyn, Lake Orion, MI 48360, Art Room
Event Series
10:00am
*Family Playgroup - Metamora

Free playgroup for children (birth to 5yrs) and parents or caregivers. Have fun while learning through song, play, friendship, and crafts. Children will enjoy a snack, social time with other…

Lapeer District Library
4018 Oak Street, Metamora, MI 48455
Event Series
10:00am
Family Playgroup - Metamora

For children birth to age 5 years and parent/caregiver. Play, learn and do crafts with your child! Children will participate in a story-time, developmentally appropriate games, learn new skills, and…

Lapeer District Library
4018 Oak Street, Metamora, MI 48455
Event Series
12:00pm
Metamora Quilters

Join the Metamora Quilters every 3rd and 4th Monday of the month from 12:00-3:00 pm.

Lapeer District Library
4018 Oak Street, Metamora, MI 48455
Event Series
1:00pm
Tech Help!

Receive one-on-one assistance, including but not limited to: Using your library card to access your account and the Library catalog online Exploring the free digital resources and materials provided by our library…

Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI 48165
Event Series
1:30pm
Census Job Fair @ Hadley Branch

Hadley Library will be hosting a job fair for Census 2020 workers at 1:30 on Monday 8/26/19. Drop-In only. Representative will be here to answer all of your questions. Starting wage…

Lapeer District Library
3556 Hadley Road, Hadley, MI 48440
2:00pm
Tech Help!

Receive one-on-one assistance, including but not limited to: Using your library card to access your account and the Library catalog online Exploring the free digital resources and materials provided by our library…

Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI 48165
Event Series
2:00pm
Engineering with Energy Strawbees

Family event. Come and build structures or inventions using Strawbees. Registration is required.

Redford Township District Library
25320 W. Six Mile Rd, Redford, MI 48240, Meeting Room
2:30pm
Dungeons and Dragons

Ferndale Middle School's D&D group is meeting here in the summer. Carryover from the school group, but is open to anyone ages 12-17. Group is monitored by parent volunteers.

Ferndale Area District Library
222 E 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220, Community Room
Event Series
5:00pm
Paws to Read with Reba

Reba loves kids and a good story! Take a few minutes to stop by and practice your reading skills with Reba, a Fox Red Labrador Retriever certified by U.S.A. Therapy…

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Story Room
5:00pm
Clay Studio - Open Studio

Join the clay studio for open studio every Monday evening from 5-9 pm; practice your hand-building or wheel-throwing techniques (must have prior experience in working with clay). $100 for 5 sessions…

Orion Art Center
3191 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
Event Series
6:00pm
Portrait-Painting Open Studio

Are you a novice or expert portrait painter who is looking for a place to hone your skills or to work on a new portrait? Then come to the Orion…

Orion Art Center
3191 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
Event Series
6:00pm
ESL 101

ESL 101, Mondays, 6-7pm, Computer Lab: This is a class for adult English language learners to enhance their conversational English proficiency.

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Computer Lab
Event Series
6:30pm
History Book Club

This book discussion group, focusing on books about history, meets on the 4th Monday of the month in the 2nd-floor staff lounge. Book Club does not meet in December. Drop-ins…

Redford Township District Library
25320 W. Six Mile Rd, Redford, MI 48240
7:00pm
Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

Dine, Drink & Discuss fourth Mondays @ 7 pm at CJ's Lakeside Grill in Downtown Lake Orion.  Due to Memorial Day there will be no May book discussion. Monday, June…

Orion Township Public Library
21 West Flint Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362
7:00pm
Trivia & Brews: 90s Pop Culture

Show off your 90s knowledge at Trivia Night! Meet us for dinner at Granite City Food & Brewery with your team of up to 6 people to prove you’re all…

Troy Public Library
699 W. Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48084
7:00pm
Finding 3D Models Online

Discover resources for finding high quality 3D models online. This is a single session class, choose the date that works best for you.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Computer Lab
Event Series
7:30pm
Camp Fire Stories and S'mores

Teens will meet around the campfire behind the library with prepared short stories or poems to read.  Supplies for s'mores will also be provided.  Weather permitting.

Orion Township Public Library
825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362, Reading Garden

Tuesday, August 27th 2019

9:00am
Sculpture Camp

Look what I made! Get ready to get messy as we explore all sorts of modelling and carving projects! Our young artists we be making bas relief objects with papier-mâché…

Orion Township Parks & Recreation
1335 Joslyn, Lake Orion, MI 48360, Art Room
Event Series
9:00am
Clay Studio - Open Studio

Join the clay studio for open studio every Tuesday from 9 am - 1 pm; practice your hand-building or wheel-throwing techniques (must have prior experience in working with clay). $100 for…

Orion Art Center
3191 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
Event Series
10:30am
Uprooted: Music and Movement

Uprooted! Music and Movement Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am Uprooted! Music and Movement will focus on small and gross motor skills, listening, playing, and having fun. These practices will aid in developing…

Ferndale Area District Library
222 E 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220, Community Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Tree Buds

Story and playtime for our youngest patrons, 10-18m with a caregiver.

Ferndale Area District Library
222 E 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220, Kid's Corner
Event Series
6:00pm
Microsoft Word Basics

This class will provide knowledge on Microsoft Word's basic functions, including the ribbon, templates, and printing.

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