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.

Sunday, December 8th 2019

12:00pm
2019 Holiday Show

Join us for a free event, open to the public, families with children welcome! Watch glassblowing demonstrations, shop in our gallery for one-of-a-kind sculptures, and unique handmade gifts. 15% off…

Epiphany Studios
770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
Event Series
12:00pm
Gingerbread House Making

Get creative and craft your own gingerbread house at the library! It's fun to construct your own edible architecture out of candy and other sweets! Get complicated with more effort,…

Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI 48165
1:00pm
Paws to Read with Henley

Henley loves kids and a good story! Take a few minutes to stop by and practice your reading skills with Henley, a Standard Poodle certified by Alliance of Therapy Dogs.…

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Story Room
1:30pm
Workshop: Pets In Pastels

Just in time for holiday gift giving! Mary Jane Erard returns to teach her most popular class; painting pets with pastels. Sunday Dec. 8, a 3 hour workshop, 1:30-4:30pm. $36.…

Main Street Berkley
3833 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072
4:00pm
North Oakland Concert Band presents "Holiday Favorites"

The North Oakland Concert Band will present "Holiday Favorites" on Sunday December 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 2700 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion, MI. Small…

North Oakland Concert Band
2700 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48360

Monday, December 9th 2019

All Day
Make and Take craft - Hadley

Make your own snowglobe! This craft is for ages 4 and up. Call (810) 797-4101 for more information.

Lapeer District Library
3556 Hadley Road, Hadley, MI 48440
Event Series
9:45am
Story Groups: Family Fun

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For ages birth–5 with caregiver; traditional setting with books, songs, action rhymes and play. Story Groups are open…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:00am
Babytime: Birth to 18 months

Story time for babies from birth to 18 months and a loving adult. The program is 20 minutes of structured story time and 10 minutes of play time. No registration…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
Event Series
10:30am
Storytime Stopover @ Detroit Cookie Co (Ages 2-6)

Monthly off-site storytime. Registration Required.

Ferndale Area District Library
23421 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
10:30am
Bouncing Babies Storytime

Stories, rhymes, bounces and songs for the littlest ones (ages 0-18 months) and their caregivers. No registration required. Older and younger siblings welcome.

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Story Room
Event Series
10:45am
Story Groups: Silly Sensory

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. For independent walkers up to 35 months with caregiver; sensory play session with books and songs. Story Groups…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
11:00am
Adult and Teen Sensory Storytime

Join us for a fun sensory storytime including stories, songs, movement and art. For adults and teens with special needs and a support person. Please call Adult Services and let…

Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Event Series
11:00am
Babytime: Birth to 18 months

Story time for babies from birth to 18 months and a loving adult. The program is 20 minutes of structured story time and 10 minutes of play time. No registration…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
Event Series
11:00am
Fun with Friends Open Play

Enjoy toys, music, and friends! Children 0-5 years will learn and grow through interactive and parallel play. We provide the space and toys, you provide the fun! This unstructured event…

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Story Room
Event Series
1:00pm
Santa Boot Painting - Metamora

Santa boot candy dish for teens and adults. Come in and paint a ceramic boot for Christmas to give or keep. Register online or call (810) 678-2991. Registration opens on…

Lapeer District Library
4018 Oak Street, Metamora, MI 48455
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
1:00pm
Next Popular Reads Book Club: The Lager Queen of Minnesota

Join Rebekah Craft, Associate Director of the Baldwin Public Library, to discuss "The Lager Queen of Minnesota," by J. Ryan Stradal. Rebekah leads book discussions of popular and award-winning books…

Baldwin Public Library
2121 Midvale St, Birmingham, MI 48009, Birmingham, MI 48009, Room #4
1:30pm
Romp & Stomp Storytime

Romp, stomp, and read in this highly interactive program for 0-5 years. No registration required. Older and younger siblings welcome.

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Meeting Room
Event Series
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
4:00pm
Anime Club

Mondays, 11/18, 12/09, 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 4-5:30pm, Auditorium: If you are in middle or high school and enjoy watching anime, then, you should join the Library’s new anime club.…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Auditorium
Event Series
4:30pm
Finance Committee of the Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors

Finance Committee of the BPL Board of Directors

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
4:30pm
Art Attack!

Kid's will be working on an array of art and learning basic element that will make their creations POP! We will be working on five projects involving painting, drawing, sculpture…

Orion Township Parks & Recreation
1335 Joslyn, Lake Orion, MI 48360, Art Room
Event Series
4:30pm
Battle Book Talk: Lions & Liars

For students only, no grown ups. Help your team prepare for Battle of the Books by joining our trivia sessions. Librarians will ask a multitude of questions about the books…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
4:30pm
Lego My Library

Stop by and build something fun at the library!  We'll have Legos, K'nex and other materials to build with. Everyone can make their own creation, or work together to create something awesome.  All ages are…

Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI 48165
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
Hour of Code

Come join us for another Hour of Code adventure! Participants can choose between an art, storytelling, game design or science themed adventure to complete. Get ready to have a blast!

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
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
Who Loves Drawing Manga? We do!

Grades 5-8. REGISTER ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING. Who loves reading manga (pronounced ‘Maang-guh’) and watching anime?! Who would like to learn how to draw characters in this style? If this describes…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:30pm
Tween Calligraphy

Ages 8 and up Monday, December 9, 6:30-7:30 pm. Fancy lettering, calligraphy and more! Come and learn some fun ways to write and create a holiday card using your new…

Redford Township District Library
25320 W. Six Mile Rd, Redford, MI 48240
6:30pm
Anime Club (Ages 13+)

Anime Club just for teens! We'll do activities, have snacks, and talk about our favorite anime and manga! 13 and up. No registration required.

Ferndale Area District Library
222 E 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220, Kid's Corner