Events

Friends Gently Used Book Sale

Tuesday, January 24 through Saturday, January 28

  • All Ages

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Gently Used Book Sale. Hardcover and large paperbacks are $1.00, paperbacks and all children's books are $0.50.

  • Tuesday, January 24 from 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM - Friends Member Day
  • Wednesday, January 25 from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM - Open to the Public
  • Thursday, January 26 from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM - Open to the Public
  • Friday, January 27 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM - 1/2 Off Day
  • Saturday, January 28 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM - $5.00 Bag Day (bags supplied by the Friends)

Mother Goose

Thursday, January 19 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, January 19 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, January 19 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Introduce your baby to the wonder of language with music, songs, bells, stories and play!

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

The group will be discussing the book "Room" by Emma Donoghue. The next title to be read for February will be "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Stef Penney.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, January 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • 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.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, January 23 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Monday, January 23 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Monday, January 23 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced teacher and will begin January 23rd and run through March 27th (no class on February 20). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 23, 2017

Preschool Pals

Monday, January 23 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 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, January 23 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • 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.

Dine, Drink & Discuss

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the CJs, located in downtown Lake Orion. To reserve a copy of this month's book, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Member Day

Tuesday, January 24 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

During Friends Member Day, members of the Friends get a special first look at the thousands of books available for sale. Not a member yet? Memberships can be purchased that the door.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, January 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, January 24 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, January 24 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, January 24 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 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, January 24 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • 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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Wednesday, January 25 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale at very reasonable prices: hardcover and large paperback books are $1, paperbacks and childrens books are $.50 cents.

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, January 25 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. 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.

Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, January 25 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Students
  • Teens

Meet monthly to improve your writing and share ideas with peers. Please bring one or two pages of your work with enough copies to share. Adults and teens welcome.

OTPL Team Trivia Tourney

Wednesday, January 25 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Off Site - C-Pub

  • Adults
  • 21+
  • Senior Citizens

Gather a team and test your knowledge! The Orion Township Public Library has partnered with the C-Pub to host trivia nights. Call 248-693-3001 to register your team of 2-6 people. There is 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 and future bragging rights for the first place team.
The C-Pub is located in Canterbury Village at 2325 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, January 26 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale at very reasonable prices: hardcover and large paperback books are $1, paperbacks and childrens books are $.50 cents.

Mother Goose

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, January 26 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, January 26 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Introduce your baby to the wonder of language with music, songs, bells, stories and play!

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 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.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • 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.

Quilting Group

Thursday, January 26 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, January 26 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

  • Adults

Library Board Meeting

Pick up STEAM - Snow Fun

Friday, January 27 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Pick up STEAM is a preschool friendly science, math, and learning series. This session we will look at snow. There will be experiments, fun, crafts, and math all centered around this frosty friend, snow.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Bag Day

Saturday, January 28 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale and get a bagful of books for $ 5.00. (Bags supplied by the Friends)

Chinese New Year Crafts

Saturday, January 28 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 6 Years and Up

2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Celebrate Chinese New Year with rooster and dragon crafts, and learn your Chinese zodiac animal!

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, January 30 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Monday, January 30 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Monday, January 30 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced teacher and will begin January 23rd and run through March 27th (no class on February 20). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 23, 2017

Preschool Pals

Monday, January 30 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 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, January 30 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • 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.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, January 31 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, January 31 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 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, January 31 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • 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.

Harry Potter bath products

Harry Potter: Bath Alchemy 101

Tuesday, January 31 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

Participants will learn about the benefits of bath soaks and body scrubs and then have the opportunity to create a custom soak and scrub from a buffet table full of Harry Potter themed ingredients. Space is limited, register online.

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

Wednesday, February 1 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 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.

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. 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.

Mother Goose

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, February 2 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, February 2 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Introduce your baby to the wonder of language with music, songs, bells, stories and play!

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Teens

Game lovers of all abilities are welcome to try the newest tabletop games, along with classic board games and card games. Drop in and meet up with other like-minded gamers!

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 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.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • 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.

Fairy Tale Friday

Friday, February 3 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Hear a favorite fairy tale, be a part of re-telling it with puppets, and then use our materials to recreate the story in a take-home craft.

Pontiac-Waterford BIG CHIEF CHORUS Concert

Saturday, February 4 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Pontiac-Waterford BIG CHIEF CHORUS is an organization of men who love to sing four-part harmony in the Barbershop style. The Chorus enjoys singing throughout the year at a variety of venues including libraries, parks, churches, hospital and schools. If you love old-fashioned barbershop harmony, join us, this is the event for you!

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, February 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Monday, February 6 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Monday, February 6 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced teacher and will begin January 23rd and run through March 27th (no class on February 20). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 23, 2017

Preschool Pals

Monday, February 6 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 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, February 6 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • 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.

Christ the Redeemer Service Project

Monday, February 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Teens
  • Adults

Christ the Redeemer 7th Grade catechism students will be volunteering their time to stuff Battle of the Books bags.

Cook the Book

Monday, February 6 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

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. Cookbooks will be available at the reference desk, or can be requested through MeLCat. This month's titles are:Indian Cooking Unfolded by Raghavan Iyer or Vegan Indian Cooking by Anupy Singla

Take Charge of Your Work Series:Reclaiming Your Time

Monday, February 6 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults

Led by M. Burchard, Professor of Business Communications at Northwood University, this workshop will identify your time stealers, help you create a plan to eliminate distractions, and teach effective multi-tasking techniques.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, February 7 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, February 7 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, February 7 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 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, February 7 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • 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.

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Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 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!

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

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 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.

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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, February 8 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

The group will be discussing the book "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Stef Penney. The next title to be read for March will be "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. 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.

Mother Goose

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, February 9 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, February 9 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults

GFWC General Meeting

Babytime

Thursday, February 9 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Introduce your baby to the wonder of language with music, songs, bells, stories and play!

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • 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.

Quilting Group

Thursday, February 9 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Lego® @ the Library

Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Calling all builders! A fun and creative time to use your imagination and our colorful bricks to make an amazing object!

Lions Club Vision Screenings

Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 0 - 5 Years

Lions Club partnering with the Library to offer vision screening free of charge to patrons at the library ages 6 months to five years old.

Doggone Readers with CeCe

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

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable CeCe. 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.

Painting with Kim Santini

Saturday, February 11 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Come enjoy a painting workshop with Lake Orion’s own Kim Santini. 2015’s Kentucky Derby Artist, Santini is known for her bright colors and whimsical flora and fauna. Beginners welcome, Kim will cover everything from preliminary sketches to final accents. Sample painting will be on display in the adult department in early February. There is a $10 supply fee, to be paid in cash at the program.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Monday, February 13 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Monday, February 13 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced teacher and will begin January 23rd and run through March 27th (no class on February 20). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 23, 2017

Preschool Pals

Monday, February 13 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 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, February 13 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • 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.

Orion Historical Society

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

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • Students

Monthly meeting to discuss ongoing local history projects.

Take Charge of Your Work Series: Emailing for Results

Monday, February 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults

Led by M. Burchard, Professor of Business Communications at Northwood University, learn how to work the email subject line, create and elicit deadlines, and learn Direct Format.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, February 14 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, February 14 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 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, February 14 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • 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.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Tuesday, February 14 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Teens
  • Students

Get volunteer hours and advise the Teen Librarian on what is popular and current with teens! Participants who attend 5/9 meetings throughout the year will have the opportunity to apply for a $500.00 library scholarship that will go towards a college fund.

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

Wednesday, February 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 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.

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. 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.

Mother Goose

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, February 16 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, February 16 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Introduce your baby to the wonder of language with music, songs, bells, stories and play!

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

The group will be discussing the book "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Stef Penney. The next title to be read for March will be "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, February 16 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • 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.

Library Board Meeting

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

Location: Conference Room

  • Adults

Library Board Meeting

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Doctor Who Cosmic Bingo

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Teens
  • Students

Join your fellow Whovians for cosmic Doctor Who bingo. We will have black lights, neon paint, music and prizes! Register online.

Youth Maker Workshop

Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 8 Years and Up

Create, investigate, experiment with us at our maker workshop. Each workshop will have a variety of activities geared for those in 2nd-5th grade. This is a great time to get some hands on experience with fun technology, computer apps, and crafting.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, February 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Monday, February 20 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Monday, February 20 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Family Book Bingo

Monday, February 20 from 2:00 PM to 2:40 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Families

Play traditional bingo and win books! Bring your whole family for a free, fun-filled time. Both caregivers and children will go home with a book.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, February 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • 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.

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, February 20 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

We will be discussing When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. All are welcome, no registration required.

Taking Charge of Your Work Series: Generating Collaboration

Monday, February 20 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults

Led by M. Burchard, Professor of Business Communications at Northwood University, learn how to set the tone you want, to influence attitudes of co-workers, and inspire action and creativity in others.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, February 21 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, February 21 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 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, February 21 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • 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.

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Geek Club

Tuesday, February 21 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 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!

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

Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 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.

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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.

16th Annual Preschool and Child Care Fair

Wednesday, February 22 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Families
  • Adults

Parents, are you searching for the right
preschool or child care? Meet Lake Orion
and Oxford area providers, ask questions,
and gather information at this special open
house. Receive a checklist of what to look
for in preschool or child care, along with
information on the programs that each facility
has scheduled throughout the year. Drawing
for raffle prizes will be ongoing during the
open house.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. 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.

Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, February 22 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Students
  • Teens

Meet monthly to improve your writing and share ideas with peers. Please bring one or two pages of your work with enough copies to share. Adults and teens welcome.

Mother Goose

Thursday, February 23 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, February 23 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, February 23 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Introduce your baby to the wonder of language with music, songs, bells, stories and play!

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • 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.

Quilting Group

Thursday, February 23 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

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SAT Practice Exam

Saturday, February 25 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

Sylvan Learning Center will be at the library to give some quick tips and tricks about the SAT and then administer a full SAT practice exam. Students will receive their exam scores in 1-2 weeks. Please bring a snack and calculator; students are responsible to know what calculators are permitted on the exam. There is a $10.00 charge for this class and cash or checks made out to Sylvan Learning Center are due the day of the program. Register online.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, February 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Monday, February 27 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Monday, February 27 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced teacher and will begin January 23rd and run through March 27th (no class on February 20). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 23, 2017

Preschool Pals

Monday, February 27 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 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, February 27 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • 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.

Dine, Drink & Discuss

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the CJs, located in downtown Lake Orion. To reserve a copy of this month's book, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Doggone Readers with Midas

Monday, February 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Call 248-693-3002 to register.Practice your reading skills with our lovable retrievers, 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, February 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, February 28 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, February 28 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 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, February 28 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • 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.

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

Wednesday, March 1 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 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.

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, March 1 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

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!

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. 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.

Mother Goose

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, March 2 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Introduce your baby to the wonder of language with music, songs, bells, stories and play!

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

Thursday, March 2 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Teens

Game lovers of all abilities are welcome to try the newest tabletop games, along with classic board games and card games. Drop in and meet up with other like-minded gamers!

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, March 2 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • 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.

Dr. Seuss Party

Thursday, March 2 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Celebrate the fun of Dr. Seuss

Lego® @ the Library

Saturday, March 4 from 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Calling all builders! A fun and creative time to use your imagination and our colorful bricks to make an amazing object!

Doggone Readers with CeCe

Saturday, March 4 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable CeCe. 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.

Cord Cutting

Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Fed up with high prices, endless fees and taxes, and programming packages with 40 channels you don’t want for every one that you do, cable and satellite customers across the U.S. are kicking service providers to the curb by cutting the cord and sourcing their TV programming elsewhere. It’s easier than you may think, and you don’t have to give up much in the process. Our resident IT guru Eric will show you how.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, March 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Monday, March 6 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced teacher and will begin January 23rd and run through March 27th (no class on February 20). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 23, 2017

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, March 6 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • 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.

Septic System Use and Maintenance Workshop

Monday, March 6 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

The MSU Extension will present this workshop which covers well construction and maintenance, water conservation, septic system function and maintenance, and how to detect septic failure.

Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Crates Coffee

Monday, March 6 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Off Site

  • Adults
  • Students
  • Senior Citizens

Come discuss a popular nonfiction title over coffee at Crates, located south of Clarkston Rd. on M24. Call the reference desk at 248-693-3001 to find out this month's book.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, March 7 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 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!

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Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 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!

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

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 8 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

The group will be discussing the book "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. The next title to be read for April will be "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, March 8 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

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!

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, March 8 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. 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.

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, March 9 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults

GFWC General Meeting

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 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.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • 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.

Quilting Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

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Minecraft LAN Party

Friday, March 10 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Adult Department

  • Teens
  • Students

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! Register online.

5th Grade Battle of the Books at Scripps Middle School

Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • Families

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

Lions Club Vision Screenings

Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 0 - 5 Years

Lions Club partnering with the Library to offer vision screening free of charge to patrons at the library ages 6 months to five years old.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, March 13 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Monday, March 13 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced teacher and will begin January 23rd and run through March 27th (no class on February 20). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 23, 2017

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, March 13 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • 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.

Orion Historical Society

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

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • Students

Monthly meeting to discuss ongoing local history projects.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 14 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, March 14 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 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!

5th Grade Battle Awards Ceremony at LOHS

Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30 PM to 6:30 PM

  • Families

Winners of the 2017 Battle of the Books will be announced and everyone will get a chance to meet Alison DeCamp, the author of My Near Death Adventures. All teams will be called on stage to receive their certificates, prizes, and applause for a job well done! Books by Alison DeCamp will be available for purchase and signing after the ceremony.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Tuesday, March 14 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Teens
  • Students

Get volunteer hours and advise the Teen Librarian on what is popular and current with teens! Participants who attend 5/9 meetings throughout the year will have the opportunity to apply for a $500.00 library scholarship that will go towards a college fund.

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

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.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, March 15 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

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!

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, March 15 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. 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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, March 16 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

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.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

The group will be discussing the book "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. The next title to be read for April will be "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, March 16 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • 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.

Library Board Meeting

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

Location: Conference Room

  • Adults

Library Board Meeting

DIY Cookbook

Saturday, March 18 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

DIY Cookbook

Youth Maker Workshop

Saturday, March 18 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 8 Years and Up

Create, investigate, experiment with us at our maker workshop. Each workshop will have a variety of activities geared for those in 2nd-5th grade. This is a great time to get some hands on experience with fun technology, computer apps, and crafting.

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