ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ your library – May/June 2016

Director Karen Knox, Head of Youth Services Deb Refior, and Adult Librarian Kate Kloor discuss the upcoming library news and programs for May and June.  Volunteer Coordinator Lori McGeary discusses the volunteer program at the library and Head of Adult Services Beth Sheridan highlights the upcoming Summer Reading Program.  

Pebble Go

Go Pebble Go!

Looking for information about animals, science, the world around us? Try Pebble Go, a database designed for emerging readers who are eager to explore the wonders of their world. There are games, videos, activities and more in a colorful and easy to navigate database.


HVAC Install April 2016

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, we installed 6 new rooftop HVAC units at the Library. Below is a collection of photos from the event. The crane workers and the guys from Lake Orion Plumbing Heating and Cooling all did an excellent job!


Get Ready! Get Set! Learn!

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is our newest literacy program for kids ages 3-6. Interactive lessons in math, science, language, art, music and more are designed for kids to use at their own pace as they learn. You can access this program at the library on the computers, on your home computer, on your ipad  or tablet. […]

Game on

Game On!

Every Tuesday starting at 6:30p in the Youth room you can play a variety of board games from classic chess, checkers, Clue and Scrabble to newer games like Balloon Lagoon and Captain Bones Gold. You are welcome to bring your own games and challenge others. Bring a friend; make a friend.

Chromecast Device

Chromecast Now Available for Checkout!

Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV.  Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to cast your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more.  You can also use it to cast a movie from Hoopla, OTPL’s downloadable media service. Chromecast works […]

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, May 5 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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.

Free comic book day picture

Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year! Children, teens and adults are all welcome to stop by the library and select a free comic book of their choice. While supplies last.

Teen Galaxy T-Shirts!

Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Teens! Come to Star Wars day between 10:00a-12:00p for crafts, specifically a DIY Galaxy T-shirt. Bring your own dark colored shirt for this craft.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, May 9 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. 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, May 10 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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, May 10 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!

Michigan Notable Author visit: Matt Bell

Tuesday, May 10 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Author Matt Bell will be discussing his recent book, Scrapper, which was selected as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book. Scrapper is set in a near future Detroit that has descended into ruin, and the main character scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in Detroit to support himself. Join Matt Bell for an interesting and educational evening!

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1, 2, 3 Play with Me: Parent/Child Workshop

Wednesday, May 11 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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.

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, May 11 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

The group will be discussing the book "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin. The next title to be read for June will be "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Sponsored by McLaren Oakland, this workshop is Michigan’s version of the award winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Learn to manage your chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions. Techniques taught in this workshop include healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, stress management, pain management, and others. Every participant who attends 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a $30.00 gas card from the sponsors of this grant funded program!

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