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.

Monday, January 20th 2020

All Day
Library Closed

The Library will be Closed Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our website is always open for research sources and the digital library of…

Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076
All Day
Library Closed

Martin Luther King Day is a United States federal holiday. It is celebrated annually on the third Monday of January and is also known as King Day or MLK Day.…

Redford Township District Library
25320 W. Six Mile Rd, Redford, MI 48240
All Day
Library Closed for MLK Day

Library Closed for MLK Day

Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI 48165
9:00am
MLK Peace March

Join the Library, the City of Southfield, the MLK Task Force and the whole community at the 35th Annual MLK Peach March. Find out more at: https://bit.ly/2RrwHqX.

Southfield Public Library
26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076
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
Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy by providing service to our community. No registration required.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, Youth Room
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
10:00am
Toddler Time

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Orion Township Public Library
825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362, Youth Activity Room
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: Little Scientists (ON MY OWN)

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE STORY GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. On my own time for 3–5 year olds; science themed session with books and exploration. Story Groups are…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
11:00am
Preschool Pals

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Orion Township Public Library
825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362, Youth Activity Room
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

Join us for toys, music, and friends! Play helps children grow physically, cognitively, and socially by engaging and interacting with the world. We provide the space and toys so children…

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Story Room
Event Series
12:00pm
Group Study Zone

Come in and study for your final exams!

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Meeting Room
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
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Teen Service Project

Join us for a service oriented craft to donate to the animals at the Michigan Humane Society. This program is for students in grades 7-12. Registration is NOT required.

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
1:00pm
LEGO Play Day

Drop in for some LEGO® play time at the Library! This program is recommended for kids ages 5 and up. DUPLOs will be available for siblings under the age of…

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Story Room
3:00pm
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Miz Rosie

Best suited for elementary age students. Rosie Chapman, fondly known as Miz Rosie, is back for another popular performance, this time as Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King,…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
5:00pm
Open Knitting with Kate Fouchey

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

Orion Art Center
115 S. Anderson Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362
Event Series
6:00pm
Books by the Tree

Ages 5 & up. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Bring a pillow and a blanket and come listen to a few books under the tree. Everybody is welcome to attend however…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
6:00pm
Books & Brews

A fun & festive environment to meet new friends and read great books. There will be giveaways, trivia contests, prizes and more! Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Held at…

Troy Public Library
1950 E. Square Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48085
7:00pm
Time for a Declutter

Do you have a space that needs organizing in your home? Help is here! This fun presentation by professional organizer Soo Porter will provide you with tips and suggestions on…

Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
7:00pm
Family Storytime

Stories, songs and rhymes for families with children with various ages. Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Troy Public Library
510 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, Story Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Open Knitting with Kate Fouchey

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

Orion Art Center
115 S. Anderson Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362
Event Series

Tuesday, January 21st 2020

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
9:45am
Story Groups: Preschool Time (ON MY OWN)

PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE GROUP PER SESSION! Register CHILDREN attending. On my own time for 3–5 year olds; traditional setting with books, songs, action rhymes and play. Story Groups…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307, Story Room
Event Series
10:00am
English Matters: ELL Conversation Group

Our conversation groups are a time to come together and discuss hometowns, food, hobbies, jobs, and other informal topics. Joining a group will introduce you to new friends and a…

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
Event Series
10:00am
Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Member Day

During Friends Member Day, members of the Friends get a special first look at the thousands of books available for sale. Not a member yet? Memberships can be purchased that…

Friends of the Orion Township Library
825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362, Meeting Rooms A and B
10:00am
Itsy Bitsy Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition.

Orion Township Public Library
825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362, Youth Activity Room
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