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.

Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

1:00pm
Scribes Writers' Workshop

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Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Event Series
2:00pm
Full STEAM Ahead: 3 1/2 to 5 years

30 minute science, technology, engineering, art, and math story time for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 and a loving adult. Includes crafts and activities. Registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Open Knitting with Kate Fouchey

Join Kate Fouchey for an open-knitting class at the Orion Art Studio every Wednesday from 2-4 pm for only $5 per person. Bring your latest knitting project and enjoy the…

Orion Art Center
3191 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
Event Series
2:30pm
Pilkey Party

Come celebrate Dav Pilkey's adored book characters (Captain Underpants, Dog Man, and Ricky Ricotta) with silly games and fun crafts!

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Meeting Room
5:00pm
Witches, Wizards, Potions and Magic! - Metamora

***THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020. PLEASE CONTACT THE METAMORA BRANCH LIBRARY FOR MORE INFORMATION*** Witches, Wizards, Potions and Magic: Step into another world full of wizards and witches.…

Lapeer District Library
4018 Oak Street, Metamora, MI 48455
5:00pm
Open Knitting with Kate Fouchey

Join Kate Fouchey for an open-knitting class at the Orion Art Studio every Wednesday from 5-7 pm for only $5 per person. Bring your latest knitting project and enjoy the…

Orion Art Center
3191 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
Event Series
5:00pm
Beer and board games!

Weekly board game night! Join "The Loaded Die" in downtown Pontiac for a night of locally brewed craft beer and casual board games! Learn new games and/or bring your own…

Exferimentation Brewing Co
7 N Saginaw Suite 1A, Pontiac, MI 48342
Event Series
5:00pm
Clay Studio - Open Studio

Join the clay studio for open studio every Wednesday 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
5:30pm
Thursday Night Story Time

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, from September 4th (except when the library is closed), Youth Room: Join us as we celebrate the seasons in this monthly holiday themed story time series. September-December: 1st…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room
Event Series
5:30pm
Friends Fall Pre-Sale

Pre-sale for Friends' members. (Memberships sold at door)

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307
6:00pm
Intro to PowerPoint

This course will cover the following skills: - Creating slides - Inserting text and graphics - Formatting backgrounds - Running your presentation - Saving your presentation Registration not required, but class size is limited.

Redford Township District Library
25320 W. Six Mile Rd, Redford, MI 48240
6:00pm
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
6:00pm
Haunted House

Drop in October 21-24 from 6:00pm-8:00pm if you dare for the library's annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Teens, contact our volunteer coordinator, Lori Morris at…

Orion Township Public Library
825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362, Meeting Rooms A and B
6:00pm
Paws

Practice your reading with trained therapy dogs Abbey or Tanner and Tucker and their trainers! Call 248-650-7140 to schedule your 15-minute appointment.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Youth Room
Event Series
6:00pm
Qigong & You

Qigong, a 5,000 year old system referred to as an "Ancient Chinese Secret of Health & Longevity" uses simple movement, breathing technique, and mental focus to cultivate internal energy. The…

Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI 48165
Event Series
6:00pm
STEAM Night

Makers in grades 3rd-8th are invited to come build, design, create and complete challenges of all shapes and sizes. Make your designs and imagination come to life and get your…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
6:30pm
Slightly Spooky Stories

Families are invited to cuddle up together to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs that are part creepy, part strange, and all fun! This slightly spooky story time is for all…

Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
6:30pm
Wheel Throwing Class #6

Join us for our very popular wheel-throwing class and learn how to "throw" clay pots like the pros! This class is for all skill levels and is designed to give…

Orion Art Center
3191 West Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48360
7:00pm
Using Library Resources in Your Job Search

Learn how you can access TPL online resources for job seekers from home on your computer, tablet, or smartphone 24/7. Digital library resources like Cypress Resume, LearningExpress Library, ReferenceUSA, and Tutor.com…

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Meeting Room
7:00pm
Parenting Strategies - Potty Training

Jessica Cortez , LMSW, will give tips and tricks related to potty training. Registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
7:00pm
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
7:00pm
Books & Brews

This book club meets at Dick O'Dow's (160 Maple Rd) in Downtown Birmingham. Join us every 4th Wednesday for a librarian-led discussion of both fiction and nonfiction. This month's selection…

Baldwin Public Library
160 Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009, Off-Site
7:00pm
GAME Night

Formerly known as Geek Club, GAME stands for Gaming, Anime, Movies, and Entertainment. A casual hang-out night for teens who enjoy graphic novels, manga, anime, videogames, RPGs, etc. Snacks included.…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Event Series
7:00pm
Open Knitting with Kate Fouchey

Join Kate Fouchey for an open-knitting class at the Orion Art Studio every Wednesday from 7-9 pm for only $5 per person. Bring your latest knitting project and enjoy the…

Orion Art Center
3191 W. Clarkston Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
Event Series
7:00pm
Advances in Cancer Treatment

Advances in Cancer Treatment Presentation by: Ishmael Jaiyesimi MD, Medical Oncologist-Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine/OUWB Craig Stevens MD, Radiation-Oncologist-Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine/OUWB Jeffrey Falk MD, Surgical Oncologist-Michigan Breast Specialists,…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307

Thursday, October 24th 2019

All Day
Halloween make & take - Hadley

Come get creative with us! Call (810) 797-4101 for more information.

Lapeer District Library
3556 Hadley Road, Hadley, MI 48440
Event Series
All Day
Crafternoon - Metamora

Make a ghost or pumpkin handprint card to take home the week of October 21st-25th. While supplies last. Call (810) 678-2991 for more information.

Lapeer District Library
4018 Oak Street, Metamora, MI 48455
Event Series
All Day
Live Music Thursdays

Every Thursday, check out all of the live music happening in Downtown Royal Oak. Whether you are a fan of rock, acoustic, jazz, open mic nights, or dueling pianos, there's…

Downtown Royal Oak
211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Event Series
9:00am
Clay Studio - Open Studio

Join the clay studio for open studio every Thursday 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
10:00am
Bag O' Books Sale

Buy a bag for $3.00 & fill it with all the books you can! Or get an even better deal and buy 2 bags for $5.00. Thursday, October 24 from 10:00…

Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076