painting with slime at the Orion Library

Edible Slime recipes from our Get Gross program

Our Get Gross @ the Orion Library program this afternoon led to some delightfully disgusting outdoor art. Ms. Kristen read stories about yucky things, and then the kids painted on the sidewalk with homemade slime! Here’s the no-cook recipe if you want to try it at home: 16-oz. box cornstarch 1 1/2 c. water Food […]

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ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – August 2015

August will bring about the end of this year’s Summer Reading Programs but there’s still time to sign up if you haven’t already. Check out the latest edition of ONTV’s Orion @ Your Library for information about our End of Summer Reading Events and some of our other upcoming events, including Learn to Play Quidditch, […]

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Knight's Helmet

Discounted Renaissance Fair Tickets

The Library Network (TLN) is proud to present discounted tickets to the The 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival.  The festival will be held on Weekends & Labor Day, August 22nd through October 4th, plus Festival Friday on October 2nd. To purchase discounted tickets, visit TLN’s Renaissance Ticket Portal.  The password is MRF2015, the promo code is […]

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Half Way There!

Calling all super hero readers! We are at the half way mark for summer reading. There is still time to sign up, earn fun prizes and be eligible for our grand prizes at the end of summer reading on Saturday, August 22 when Gordon the Magician will perform his fantastic magic show. Sign up today from […]

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ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – July 2015

In this month’s episode of Orion @ Your Library, you’ll hear about our upcoming author visits with Mark Crilley (Akiko) on Saturday, July 11 and Deb Pilutti (Ten Rules of Being a Superhero) on Saturday, July 25, some of the volunteer opportunities available for teens this summer, information about our ongoing Summer Reading Clubs for […]

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Maker Camp

Maker Camp

Maker Camp is a free summer camp for kids and teens that you can do from home. Try a new project every day, go on virtual field trips, build and explore with your family, friends and kids from around the world. Sign up for Maker Camp and start building today!

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This Week's Featured Events & Programs

  • Youth
  • Teen
  • Adult
  • Outreach
  • Friends of the Library

Build a Fort

Friday, July 31 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

Join us after the library is closed to build reading forts! Bring your own pillows and blankets to build a cozy area to read your favorite stories. Parents must stay with their children. Snacks provided.

Bracelet-Making Fun!

Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Rainbow Loom, friendship bracelets, beaded bracelets: come in and make one kind or all three! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own loom and bands if you have them.

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Learn to play Quidditch!

Saturday, August 1 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Off Site

The library is excited to welcome the Michigan Quidditch Team! U of M students will be here to teach participants how to play the game of Quidditch (from Harry Potter!), divide everyone into teams and then engage in some Snitch seeking fun. This event will be held outside. Register online.

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One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 3 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 3 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Sushi with Chef Lucas

Monday, August 3 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Join Big Wave Sushi’s Chef Lucas as you learn about this Japanese delicacy and craft your own sushi roll. Everything from making the rice to choosing and arranging your ingredients. All supplies will be provided. Registration required.

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Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, August 4 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. For more information, please call 248-693-3001.

Puppet Show

Tuesday, August 4 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Puppets, a puppet theater and your favorite librarians combine to tell stories old and new. Fun for all!

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, August 4 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Geek Club

Tuesday, August 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The Geek Club is a casual hangout night for teens who enjoy anything from Anime to Doctor Who to Video Games or even crazy YouTube clips. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!

Babytime

Wednesday, August 5 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Introduce your baby to the wonder of language with music, songs, bells, stories and play!

Movies in the Afternoon - Big Hero 6

Thursday, August 6 from 2:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Free movies, free popcorn! Come to the library and see Big Hero 6 on the big screen.