Events

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  • Friends of the Library

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 3 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.

Storytime With a Twist

Tuesday, March 3 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Play and movement will be the focus of these special storytimes. Sing a song, listen to a story then be surprised each week with a fun activity.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, March 3 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!

Chess Club

Tuesday, March 3 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

If you are new to strategy games or if you are a master, this club is for you. Learn the rules of chess, and play with your peers.

Geek Club

Tuesday, March 3 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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!

Mother Goose

Wednesday, March 4 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.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, March 4 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

Babytime

Wednesday, March 4 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

storytime

Mother Goose

Thursday, March 5 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

Thursday, March 5 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Dance Party

Friday, March 6 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

Have you danced in our storytimes? Do you love the “Beanie Bag Dance”? Join us for a crazy dance party with scarves, shakers, and beanie bags!

Lego® @ the Library

Saturday, March 7 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Calling all builders for a fun and creative time! Use colorful interlocking blocks to create an object based on our mystery theme!

A Thousand Letters Home

Monday, March 9 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

After the 2006 death of her father, Bud, a recipient of the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and two Bronze Stars, Teresa Irish found the 1,000 letters he wrote home during WWII. These treasures are the basis for the book A Thousand Letters Home. Join Teresa as she shares the life-affirming story of the journey of the letters, a historic story of life and loss, hope and perseverance, unwavering faith and true love. Books available for purchase and signing. This is for the children, grandchildren, and future descendants of all veterans…Lest we forget. Learn more at www.AThousandLettersHome.com.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, March 9 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Midas and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 10 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, March 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!

Friends Gala Planning

Tuesday, March 10 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Conference Room

Friends Gala Planning

Pinterest 101 for Seniors

Tuesday, March 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

Pinterest is a pin board-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. If you need to sign up for a Pinterest account please arrive a few minutes early.

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ReferenceUSA training

Tuesday, March 10 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

ReferenceUSA, a leading provider of business and consumer research, is provided free to our patrons. Learn how this database can help your business by helping you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people! Through a series of case studies a representative from ReferenceUSA will demonstrate how to use the database in practical business settings. Along the way we'll look how to access the database, how to create searches, how to manage the results as well as exploring all of the features that make ReferenceUSA a unique tool for business research. Topics include:

  • Name search for businesses
  • Locate hard to find vendors, both locally and nationally
  • Create marketing lists
  • Find investors and venture capitalists
  • Network with other businesses in your area or in your industry
  • Understand community demographics
  • Survey locations for expansion
  • Conduct competitive analysis
  • Plan delivery routes and service areas

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Chess Club

Tuesday, March 10 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

If you are new to strategy games or if you are a master, this club is for you. Learn the rules of chess, and play with your peers.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, March 11 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

Book Bunch Book Club

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

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. The next title to be read for April will be "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, March 11 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, March 12 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

GFWC General Meeting

Minecraft LAN Party

Friday, March 13 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

Join fellow Minecraft players for a Minecraft LAN party! You will need your own Minecraft account to participate. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop but computers will be available. Pizza will be provided! Participants can also play from home at 198.111.162.130. Registration Required. In the notes field please indicate if you plan on bringing your own laptop of if you plan on using a library computer!

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Beginners' Computer Lab

Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

The Beginners’ Computer Lab is a drop-in lab at the library designed to help you practice basic computer skills. A librarian will also be available to assist with eReaders, tablets, smartphones and social media questions.

5th Grade Battle of the Books

Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Scripps Middle School Gymnasium
Teams of 5th graders from the Lake Orion area will compete in a live quiz to test their knowledge of the 15 books that were assigned. Doors will open at 9:30a.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, March 16 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. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 17 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, March 17 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!

Battle Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, March 17 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Winners of the 2015 Battle of the Books will be announced and everyone will get a chance to meet Sarah Miller the author of Miss Spitfire. All teams will be called on stage to receive their certificates, prizes and applause for a job well done! Books by Sarah Miller will be available for purchase and signing after the ceremony. Event takes place at the Lake Orion High School auditorium.

Geek Club

Tuesday, March 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, March 18 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, March 19 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

The group will be discussing the book "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. The next title to be read for April will be "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford.

Beginners' Computer Lab

Thursday, March 19 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

The Beginners’ Computer Lab is a drop-in lab at the library designed to help you practice basic computer skills. A librarian will also be available to assist with eReaders, tablets, smartphones and social media questions.

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, March 23 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. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Mother Goose

Monday, March 23 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, March 23 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.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, March 23 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Midas and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Book Discussion at the C-Pub

Monday, March 23 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Off Site

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the C-Pub, located at the north end of Canterbury Village. To reserve a copy of "Thank You for your Service" by David Finkel, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001. Thank You for your Service / David Finkel

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 24 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.

Storytime With a Twist

Tuesday, March 24 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Play and movement will be the focus of these special storytimes. Sing a song, listen to a story then be surprised each week with a fun activity.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, March 24 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!

Mother Goose

Wednesday, March 25 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.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, March 25 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

Babytime

Wednesday, March 25 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, March 25 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

OTPL Team Trivia Tourney

Wednesday, March 25 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Off Site

Gather a team and test your knowledge! The Orion Township Public Library has partnered with the C-Pub to host trivia nights on January 28 and March 25 starting at 7:30p. Call 248.693.3001 to register your team of 2-6 people. There is also a limit of 10 teams per night. Gift cards to the C-Pub will be awarded to the top three teams along with a trophy for the first place team and future bragging rights.
The C-Pub is located in Canterbury Village at 2325 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI.

Mother Goose

Thursday, March 26 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, March 26 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

RPG Geek Night

Friday, March 27 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Come to this special after hours role playing geek night! Bring your own Magic deck to play against others. We will also have a Dungeon Master for Dungeons & Dragons and of course, pizza! Register online.

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Music & Movement

Saturday, March 28 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.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, March 30 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. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Mother Goose

Monday, March 30 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, March 30 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.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 31 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.

Storytime With a Twist

Tuesday, March 31 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Play and movement will be the focus of these special storytimes. Sing a song, listen to a story then be surprised each week with a fun activity.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, March 31 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!

Chess Club

Tuesday, March 31 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

If you are new to strategy games or if you are a master, this club is for you. Learn the rules of chess, and play with your peers.

Mother Goose

Wednesday, April 1 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.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 1 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

Babytime

Wednesday, April 1 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 2 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 2 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, April 6 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. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Mother Goose

Monday, April 6 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, April 6 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.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, April 7 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, April 7 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!

Chess Club

Tuesday, April 7 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

If you are new to strategy games or if you are a master, this club is for you. Learn the rules of chess, and play with your peers.

Geek Club

Tuesday, April 7 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!

Mother Goose

Wednesday, April 8 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.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 8 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

Babytime

Wednesday, April 8 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, April 8 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, April 8 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 9 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 9 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, April 9 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

GFWC General Meeting

Book Bingo

Friday, April 10 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Play traditional bingo and win books! Bring a friend for a free, fun-filled time.

International TableTop Day

Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

It's time to celebrate International TableTop Day again! All ages are welcome to drop in and have a blast playing games. We'll have board games, card games, and more for all ages and skills, so be sure to bring the whole family!

Lego® @ the Library

Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Calling all builders for a fun and creative time! Use colorful interlocking blocks to create an object based on our mystery theme!

Mother Goose

Monday, April 13 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, April 13 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.

Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden

Monday, April 13 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Off Site

Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden -- Eat what you grow! The experts from Wojo's Greenhouse will teach you how to plan, plant, grow, and harvest your best Michigan Garden EVER! Program is at the Orion Center, in the Arts and Crafts Room (on the lower level). Participants must register to reserve space - register by calling the Orion Center at 248-391-0304 ext 305. Spaces are limited.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, April 13 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Midas and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Cook the Book: a Cookbook Book Club

Monday, April 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman or Forks over Knives by Del Sroufe
Do you love browsing through cookbooks, trying new recipes, and then sampling and sharing new dishes? If so, grab your apron and sign up! We pick the cookbooks, you select and make a recipe from one of the cookbooks, then we all get together to share the finished products and discuss the book. Register online, or by calling 248 693-3001. Cookbooks will be available at the adult reference desk during the month preceding the discussion, or can be requested through MeLCat.

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Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, April 14 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.

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

Tuesday, April 14 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, April 14 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!

Chess Club

Tuesday, April 14 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

If you are new to strategy games or if you are a master, this club is for you. Learn the rules of chess, and play with your peers.

Mother Goose

Wednesday, April 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.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 15 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

Babytime

Wednesday, April 15 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 16 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 16 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, April 16 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

The group will be discussing the book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford.

Beginners' Computer Lab

Thursday, April 16 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

The Beginners’ Computer Lab is a drop-in lab at the library designed to help you practice basic computer skills. A librarian will also be available to assist with eReaders, tablets, smartphones and social media questions.

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, April 16 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Decoding the Common Core Standards

Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Common Core State Standards are all the buzz in education. Youth Services Librarian Kristen Remenar will "decode" the Common Core and share strategies our children need to succeed in school.

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2015 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Friday, April 17 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to honor our adult/special needs volunteers. Staff will also be present.

Afterhours Movie and Pizza Party: Mockingjay Part 1

Friday, April 17 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Join your friends for a special afterhours movie night at the library. We will be watching Mockingjay Part 1 based on the popular novel by Suzanne Collins. Register Online.

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3,000 Miles by Bicycle!

Saturday, April 18 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

During the summer of 2012, educators James and Lauren Dake rode their bicycles from Michigan
to California in a 3,000 mile journey across America. Hear their stories, experiences, and encounters as they share a slideshow of their two-wheeled adventure across the country. After surviving their bike trip, Lauren and James were married in Oxford, and now live in Elk Rapids.

Recycled Art with Cub Scout Pack 59

Saturday, April 18 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Cub Scout Pack 59 will supply the materials and help children make recycled art as part of their community service project. Once the projects are completed, children will have the option of entering the Recycled Art Competition at the Orion Art Center. Feel free to bring your own recycled materials.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, April 20 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. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, April 21 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.

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

Tuesday, April 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, April 21 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!

Geek Club

Tuesday, April 21 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!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, April 22 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Wet Basement Workshop

Thursday, April 23 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

This Wet Basement Workshop will focus on finding better ways to manage surface water so that it remains outside the basement and home. Ronald K. Gay, licensed builder and author of the book 5 Steps to a Dry Basement or Crawl Space, has been consulting on homeowner issues for over twenty-five years, and specializes in finding solutions to wet basements. Copies of the book will be for sale after the program.

Music & Movement

Saturday, April 25 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

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.

Stop-Motion Workshop

Saturday, April 25 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Alex Thomas will be here to show participants how to build their very own custom, stop-motion puppet and bring it to life using the art, and the magic of stop-motion animation. All participants of the stop-motion animation workshop will also receive a free DVD copy of all animation produced during the workshop with their name on it! Register online.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, April 27 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, April 27 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. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, April 27 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with Midas and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Book Discussion at the C-Pub

Monday, April 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Off Site

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the C-Pub, located at the north end of Canterbury Village. To reserve a copy of "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001. In the Shadow of the Banyan / Vaddey Ratner

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, April 28 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.

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

Tuesday, April 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 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.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 29 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people.

Friends Gala Set-Up

Friday, May 1 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Friends Gala Set-Up

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