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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Come One, Come All

Bring the whole family to our Elf Workshop this Saturday, December 10  between 10 and 12 and make presents for your family and decorate an ice-cream cone tree.  Santa will be here taking requests, so stop and see him too!

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Free Vision Screening

Our local Lions Club is partnering with the library to offer free vision screening for kids from 6 months to 5 years of age. No registration required. Staff at the Customer Service desk will be able to direct you to the room where they are doing screenings.

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Pigeon Wants a Party!

Mo Willems’ very famous pigeon just kept asking us so we finally said yes we would have a party and celebrate some of his more famous stories, do some crazy activities, and have some fun. All ages are welcome to drop in for the party on Thursday, December 29 at 10:00am.

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Make a Bracelet

Friendship bracelets, beaded bracelets or Rainbow Loom bracelets. Come and make one or one of each on Tuesday, December 27 at 2:00p. All materials are provided. Registration is required.

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The 2016 Dragon Award Winner is…

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins! Big thanks to all of the kids who voted for the Dragon Award this year-we had 2,945 votes! Runners-up were Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan, Big Nate From the Top by Lincoln Peirce, and Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous […]

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.

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Elf Workshop

Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Be an elf and make presents for you loved ones! Decorate an ice-cream cone tree and visit with Santa. The whole family is invited.

Teen Makerspace

Saturday, December 10 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Teens
  • Students

A Makerspace is a DIY space where people can gather to create, invent and learn. The library will host four Makerspace sessions for teens this fall. We will have a variety of electronics, software, crafts and tools for you to tinker with including a button maker, sewing machine, Sphero obstacle course, Cricut cutting machine, Little Bits, 3D doodle pens and much more!

Battle of the Books Coaches Meeting

Monday, December 12 from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Battle coaches, please attend this informative session where librarians will answer all the questions you
may have as a Battle of the Books coach.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, December 13 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, December 13 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 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!

Doggone Readers with Midas

Tuesday, December 13 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 Midas. 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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Tuesday, December 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Teens
  • Students

Get volunteer hours and advise the Teen Librarian on what is popular and current with teens! Participants who attend 6/10 meeting throughout the year will have the opportunity to apply for a $500.00 library scholarship that will go towards a college fund.

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, December 14 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

The group will be discussing the book "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, December 15 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Be a Lifesaver! Donate Blood @ the Orion Library. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation/ and enter the sponsor code: orionlibrary. Appointments can also be scheduled via email or phone at 248-693-3000 x324. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, December 15 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.