Tax Forms Are Here (Sort Of)

tax-formsA very limited number of federal tax forms and instruction booklets have arrived and are available in the Adult Services area. We have not yet received any Michigan forms or instructions. We expect more to arrive in the coming weeks but have no definitive delivery schedule.

Both the IRS and the Michigan Treasury have made forms available online for download.

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Love a Surprise?

Pick up one of the Youth red and white wrapped books from the display by the magazine alcove. There are some clues about the story on the cover including genre and a short description but what’s inside is a surprise. The librarians would love to hear how you liked the book when you are done.

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Doggone Readers – Mutt Club

Maggie and Midas have a new friend coming to listen to stories from our beginning readers. Griffin will be here one Saturday a month, Maggie comes on Wednesday afternoons and Midas on Tuesday nights. Read 4 times to any of the dogs and receive a free book. Call the Youth desk and sign up to […]

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Preschool Newsletter

Looking for some new songs, books and ideas to share with your preschooler? Look no farther than the library webpage where you can sign up for our Preschool eNewsletter. Our latest eNewsletter features winter animals with great ideas for reading, singing, talking, writing, and playing with your child.

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OverDrive for Kids

Explore Overdrive for Kids

Not sure you’ll like a book? Try a sample online before you check it out. Worried about a long wait time if you put a book on hold? Look for the starburst A with a check mark, the library has copies of these titles and your wait is shorter. Looking for the most popular books? […]

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Ring in the New Year

Will you be ready to ring in the New Year? You will be if you stop by the library on Tuesday, December 29 @ 11:00a. Create favors and decorations to ring in 2016!

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This Week's Featured Events & Programs

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

Cardboard Critters

Saturday, February 13 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Craft Room

Learn about winter animals, then create adorable critters out of recycled materials like cardboard tubes and egg cartons.

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Music & Movement

Saturday, February 13 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Craft Room

Early On Oakland County will bring a physical therapist and language specialists in for an enriching musical program for your toddler. Ages 1 & 2 with parents. Drop in.

Flash Fiction

Saturday, February 13 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Discover why this interesting form of short fiction is catching on. Gloria Nixon-John, author of two novels and a biography, will define flash fiction, and show you how to create flash fiction from bits of what you have, or from scratch. Then learn how a piece of flash fiction can be stretched into a longer work…a short story, or a chapter in your novel. This workshop is for beginners as well as seasoned writers. It will delve into both the structure, and craft, of flash fiction. Poets, essayists, memoirists, fiction, and non-fiction writers will gain from this workshop.

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Mother Goose

Monday, February 15 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Monday, February 15 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, February 15 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.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, February 16 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.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, February 16 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, February 16 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, February 16 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, February 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The Geek Club is a casual hangout 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!

Preschool Pals

Thursday, February 18 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, February 18 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.