Battle of the Books 2017

Battle of the Books - LogoRegistration for the 2017 Battle of the Books is under way. Local 5th graders can sign up as individuals or as teams of 3 to 5 students and on Saturday, March 11 at 10:00 AM, compete to answer questions in a quiz show format.

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ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – January and February 2017

In this episode: Get a sneak peek at what we have planned for the beginning of 2017, including Magic: The Gathering, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who themed programs for teens, Affordable Care Act workshops and a Winter Reading program for adults, puppet shows, maker workshops, and the Annual Preschool and Day Care Fair for families, […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – November and December 2016

In this episode: Get the latest information about our upcoming events, programs planned for the end of 2016 including Battle of the Books, our annual Author / Illustrator Fair, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: DIY T-shirt program for teens, and more.

Adult Services Renovation Underway

If you visit the library in the next couple months, you will see that we have started the renovation of our Adult Services space. Similar to our renovation of the Lobby and Youth Services spaces a couple years ago, this renovation will involve removing wallpaper and painting, adding some electrical, replacing the carpeting, and installing […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – September and October 2016

In this episode:  Director Karen Knox, Youth Services Librarian Debra Refior, and Adult Services Librarian Kate Kloor talk about some of the exciting programs we have scheduled in the upcoming months, including our Pirate Party on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Outside the Lines Week (#GetOTL), Youth and Teen Maker programs, and Farm Fresh […]

Library Board works to provide timely equal access to shared materials

Earlier this year, the Library Board of Trustees analyzed its finances in order to ensure they are maximizing use of the public tax dollars. In doing so, they learned that there is over $40,000 in outstanding fines and fees that is owed by patrons to the Library. The Library Board decided it was time to […]

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Bike Bookmobile Fundraising

The Orion Library is raising funds to purchase a Bike Bookmobile – a traveling library that will allow us to transport adventure, knowledge and fun! With the Bike Bookmobile, we’ll check out books and other library materials, hold outdoor book discussions, pop-up story times, and educate community members on how to search the library catalog […]

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Friends Gently Used Book Sale

Tuesday, January 24 through Saturday, January 28

  • All Ages

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Gently Used Book Sale. Hardcover and large paperbacks are $1.00, paperbacks and all children's books are $0.50.

  • Tuesday, January 24 from 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM - Friends Member Day
  • Wednesday, January 25 from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM - Open to the Public
  • Thursday, January 26 from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM - Open to the Public
  • Friday, January 27 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM - 1/2 Off Day
  • Saturday, January 28 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM - $5.00 Bag Day (bags supplied by the Friends)

Mother Goose

Monday, January 23 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Monday, January 23 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, January 23 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

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. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, January 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

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.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, January 24 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, January 24 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, January 24 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

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!

Game On!

Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games! There will be a variety to choose from, including board games, card games, chess, checkers, and more.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, January 25 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

OTPL Team Trivia Tourney

Wednesday, January 25 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Off Site - C-Pub

  • Adults
  • 21+
  • Senior Citizens

Gather a team and test your knowledge! The Orion Township Public Library has partnered with the C-Pub to host trivia nights. Call 248-693-3001 to register your team of 2-6 people. There is a limit of 10 teams per night. Gift cards to the C-Pub will be awarded to the top three teams along with a trophy and future bragging rights for the first place team.
The C-Pub is located in Canterbury Village at 2325 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI.

Mother Goose

Thursday, January 26 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, January 26 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, January 26 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

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

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Aizlyn. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Chinese New Year Crafts

Saturday, January 28 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 6 Years and Up

2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Celebrate Chinese New Year with rooster and dragon crafts, and learn your Chinese zodiac animal!