Battle of the Books 2016 is Starting Now!

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books, the reading competition for teams of local fifth graders is back. Teams of 3, 4 or 5 read 15 books selected by our Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format.

Battle orientation will be held Monday November 16 at 5:30 or 7:00 in the library meeting room. Battlers will be able to register for the Battle online and will be able to check out one book per card that night. After November 16, battlers and coaches will be able to check out 2 books per card, each for one week with one week renewal.

Battle of the Books 2016 will will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00am in the Scripps gymnasium.

For more information and a sneak peek at some of this year’s title selections, visit:

Battle of the Books


November is Picture Book Month

Now is the time to read, share and celebrate the love of picture books. Stop by the library and explore the picture book area where the books are now shelved by theme – Adventures, Celebrations, Nature and more. Want a longer picture book story? Discover our Illustrated Fiction collection and check one out today.

Dragon Award Seal

The 2015 Dragon Award Winner is…

“I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912” by Lauren Tarshis! Big thanks to the more than 890 kids who voted for the Dragon Award this year. Runners- up were “The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo, “Babymouse: Queen of the World” by Jennifer Holm, “Knucklehead” by Jon Scieszka, and “Ivy & Bean” by Annie […]


Discover World Book Online

Looking for help with your latest assignment? Need a picture for your project? Just want to explore something on your own? World Book Online has articles, activities, pictures, audio and visual tools to meet your every need. There is even a dictionary! Discover World Book Online today!


Discover Britannica School

Here you will find learning tools for every level – elementary, middle and high school. Watch and learn with videos, have fun with games and other activities. Find a quick answer to your question or take more time to explore articles about famous people and places. If you are in school, Britannica School is here […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – November and December 2015

Director Karen Knox, Head of Youth Services Deb Refior, and Head of Adult Services Beth Sheridan share some of the exciting programs coming in the next few weeks, including voting for the 3rd Annual Dragon Award, our Resume Writing Workshop, Kitchen Science, and more.

Big Library Read: Oct 2015

Big Library Read: October 7 – 21, 2015

For the first time ever, OverDrive’s Big Library Read program is offering a choice of two titles: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In the Shadows of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. Between October 7 and 21, 2015, both titles will be available with no holds and no wait lists. Download one or […]


This Week's Featured Events & Programs

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

Friends Fall Basket Auction

Monday, November 16 through Saturday, December 12

Back again by popular demand, watch for the Friends' next basket auction in November. Auction basket contents are themed around, and include, a book. Look for baskets featuring winter fun and holiday themes at this auction.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, November 30 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 5:30p-6:30p every 1st and 2nd Monday. 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.

Mission Control: Personal Perspectives by a NASA Engineer

Monday, November 30 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Join retired engineer Harlan Neuville as he gives us an up close and personal look at working Mission Control during the heyday of the NASA Space Program and moon launches, from 1966-1975. A great program for school age on up to Seniors lived through those years!

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, December 1 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, December 1 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!

Game On!

Tuesday, December 1 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

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, December 1 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Formerly known as the Anime Club, the Geek Club is a casual hang-out 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!

Affordable HealthCare Marketplace Workshop and Q+A

Wednesday, December 2 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Computer Lab

Affordable HealthCare Marketplace Workshop and Q+A
The deadline for using the Marketplace to enroll in health insurance for 2016 is Jan 31st, 2016. AHC trained navigator Dr. Shakil Khan will present information as well as help using the Marketplace to enroll in health insurance. A Q+A session will follow this hands on session.

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The Giving Season: Author Fair

Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Meet authors and illustrators (including our own Ms. Kristen!) and see Santa! Books for readers of all ages will be available for signing and purchase. This is a perfect opportunity to find holiday gifts! Drop in anytime between 1:00p and 4:00p.

If you are a local author who would like to apply to participate in this event, contact Kristen Remenar at or 248-693-3000 X340 or Kate Kloor at or 248-693-3000 X308. You may also download an application Please note that participation is by application only and the Library reserves the right to accept or refuse applications due to space limitations or other considerations.

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DIY Peppermint Lip Balm

Saturday, December 5 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Craft Room

A perfect holiday gift or treat for yourself! Create your very own custom peppermint lip balm with Camille Leinbach from Autumn Moon Aesthetics. Register online.

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