Public Library, Royal Oak


222 East 11 Mile Road
Royal Oak


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Past Events

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm
You can help bring about a clean energy future for Michigan by learning how to be an effective advocate. Join Michigan Interfaith Power & Light and the Sierra Club for the Own Your Power Advocacy Workshop! for details see
Monday, November 10, 2014 from 7-9pm
The Devil is in the Details - Carbon Fee and Dividend The burning of carbon fuel, while vital to our way of life, is also putting it at jeopardy. We currently do not have a "free" market influencing carbon use. What are the market "remedies" for greenhouse gasses? Republican George Schultz and Democrat Jimmy Carter support a carbon tax. What about you? These choices impact future generations - our kids. We will review: What are carbon pricing cap and trade? Economists' opinions of revenue neutral carbon fee Experiences of other governments Pros and cons Obstacles to implementing revenue neutral carbon fee Please join Royal Oak resident Mary Dunn on Monday, November 10 at 7:00 pm in the Friends Auditorium of the Royal Oak Public Library 222 East 11 Mile Road Royal Oak, MI 48067 for discussion and information sharing. Ms. Dunn feels that civil conversation is fundamental to our democracy. Climate change discussion and policy have become very polarized. Yet, we make better choices when sharing ideas. Ms. Dunn is a member of SOLAR, the Sierra Club and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She is also a volunteer for the non-partisan Citizens' Climate Lobby. Registration is requested. Register online at or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727 for more information.
Monday, December 9, 2013 from 4-7pm
Attend and, if you want, join in the discussion with: - Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) - Rep. Rose Mary Robinson (D-Detroit) - ACLU of Michigan's Legislative Director Shelli Weisberg - MI Campaign for Liberty's Oakland Coordinator Dennis Marburger December's topic: "What is the proper regulation of Government Drones?" * Public invited and encouraged to participate in the discussions
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 7-8pm
Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Road, (Park in Farmers Market lot) After speakers and discussion, we will walk through Royal Oak. We will be urging people to sign a petition to President Obama to call for nuclear disarmament when he speaks to the United Nations on Sept. 26. Kevin Martin is the Executive Director of Peace Action. He has traveled abroad for Peace Action in Hiroshima, Russia, China, Mexico and Britain and has been national TV programs. Walk Royal Oak after the 7 p.m. program and return to the Library for inspiration. Sign a petition urging President Obama to reduce nuclear weapons. Attend early bird seminar at 3 p.m. and eat with friends at 5 p.m. RSVP's welcomed at 248-548-3920, but not necessary.