Youth Storytime

Fall Storytimes Are Here

Bring your babies, toddlers and preschoolers to the library for some fun with stories, songs, crafts and more. All storytimes are drop in, but there are limits so come early. For complete descriptions and times see our newsletter or call the Youth desk at 248.693.3002.

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Dragon Award Seal

Dragon Award 2016

Five favorite chapter books have been chosen for this year’s Dragon Award contest. You can find the books in our special display near the Graphic Novel collection. Read any or all. Read your favorite ones again! Beginning Sept 12 you can post comments to our web page and campaign for your choice to be the […]

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child's hand building with duplo blocks

Fun Fall School Age Programs

Need a break from homework? Come to the library and build with our Legos, play chess and other board games, read to one of the reading therapy dogs and earn a free book, have fun taking apart broken stuff and discover how things are made. Stop by the library for more information or check out […]

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Baby and mother

Programs for Parents

Parents and caregivers of children ages 1 – 3 are invited to join us for 1, 2, 3 Play With Me. This is a time to play with your child, meet and talk with specialists on a number of areas of child development, and make new friends! Call the Youth desk at 248.693.3002 beginning September […]

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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 […]

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

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

Michigan Libraries for Life

Monday, October 3 through Saturday, October 8

Audience: Adults

The Orion Township Public Library, along with many libraries across the state, will be participating in Michigan Libraries for Life and Gift of Life, a seven-day campaign to inspire residents to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. Volunteers and library staff will answer questions, provide fun give-away items, and most importantly, help library patrons sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Michigan Libraries for Life

Let's Build!

Wednesday, September 28 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 2 - 5 Years

Listen to a story and have fun building with wooden blocks, LEGO Duplo, and pattern puzzles!

Mother Goose

Thursday, September 29 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, September 29 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, September 29 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: Infant to Walking with Caregiver

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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.

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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.

BFG Party

Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: K - 5

Make a dream catcher, construct a giant sized fork, try a snozzcumber sandwich with some frobscottle and have a whoopsy-splunkers time at the BFG party @ your library! Drop in, limit 30.

Mother Goose

Monday, October 3 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Monday, October 3 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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, October 3 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Audience: 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.

Cook the Book

Monday, October 3 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: Adults

Grab your apron and sign up! You select and make a recipe from the cookbook chosen, bring enough to share, and meet to discuss and sample recipes from that month’s cookbook. Register online, or by calling 248 693-3001. Cookbooks will be available at the reference desk during the month preceding the discussion, or can be requested through MeLCat.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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.

1,2,3 Play with Me!

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 1 - 3 Years

Call 248-693-3002 to register. Spend time together, play, experience art activities and meet new friends. Each week a Community Resource Specialist will be on hand to answer questions on their specialty. Topics include resources at the library, child development, speech & hearing, nutrition, and play & movement.

Community Conversation - Orion Center

Tuesday, October 4 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Off Site

Audience: Adults

As a core community service provider in the Orion community, the Orion Township Public Library plays a role in bringing the community together and making it better. Take this opportunity to share your aspirations for the community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community. Please RSVP to Joyce at 248.693.3000 x302 or jbecker@orionlibrary.org

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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, October 4 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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.

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students

The Geek Club is a casual hang-out night for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, Doctor Who, video games, crazy YouTube clips and more! Even if you’re curious, stop by and meet some new friends. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!