Events

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, July 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.

See a Magician

Monday, July 6 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Can our local magician Lauren fool you with her magic tricks? You will be amazed by her magical skills!

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Be a Magician

Monday, July 6 from 3:00 PM to 3:40 PM

Location: Craft Room

Seeing can't always be believing, but if you join local magician Lauren, you won't only see magic, but also learn how the tricks are done. Learn tricks with playing cards and amaze your family and friends.

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One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, July 6 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 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.

Stories in the Park

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

Join us in Children’s Park in downtown Lake Orion for an all-ages, fun-filled, free family storytime!

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, July 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!

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The Geek Club is a casual hangout night for teens who enjoy anything from Anime to Doctor Who to Video Games or even crazy YouTube clips. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, July 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.

Book Bunch Book Club

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

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "Please Look After Mom" by Kyung-Sook Shin. For August, members are asked to read their favorite "Guilty Pleasure" book and bring it to the meeting to share with others!

Bracelet-Making Fun!

Wednesday, July 8 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Rainbow Loom, friendship bracelets, beaded bracelets: come in and make one kind or all three! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own loom and bands if you have them.

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Toddlers, Transitions, and Tantrums Workshop

Wednesday, July 8 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

What causes tantrums? Can they be prevented? Are they a normal part of development? Why do so many tantrums occur around transition times? Most importantly, how can you survive the trying times and tearful trials of the toddlers and twos? Learn what is happening that makes the behavior of toddlers so challenging, how to prevent many tantrums, and ways to work through tantrums and transitions with less trauma for everyone!! Bring questions!

Quilting Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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.

Outdoor Yoga for Teens and Adults@ the library

Thursday, July 9 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Stretch yourself, do something out of the ordinary; enjoy yoga outside in nature! Whether you are a beginner or experienced Yogi, join us as yoga instructor Renee Westcott leads a series of 3 hatha yoga classes outside the library in the beautiful natural setting surrounding our building. You can register for one or all the classes. Teens and adults are welcome; this could be a great mother/daughter activity! Please bring a towel or yoga mat. In case of rain, the classes will be held indoors.

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Fairy Tale Fun

Friday, July 10 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Experience a favorite fairy tale with stories, songs, puppets and a craft, fun for all!

Lego @ the Library

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

Location: Craft Room

Calling all builders. A fun and creative time to use your imagination and our colorful interlocking Lego blocks to make an amazing object!

Draw a Superhero With Mark Crilley

Saturday, July 11 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Mark Crilley has almost 2 million subscribers to his drawing tutorial channel on YouTube. Learn how to draw superheroes and comic strips with the author/illustrator of the popular series “Akiko”, “Brody’s Ghost”, and more!

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Create your own comic book with Mark Crilley

Saturday, July 11 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The library is excited to welcome Detroit author, illustrator and YouTube sensation Mark Crilley! Mark will show participants how to create their very own comic through instruction and demonstration of his own art. All supplies provided but be sure to bring your creative ideas! Register online.

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Kids in superhero capes

Become a Superhero!

Monday, July 13 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Make a mask and have your picture taken as you fly over the city to save the day. Create your superhero name and choose your powers. Participate in other super-fun activities and receive your superhero certification!

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, July 13 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.

Kids in superhero capes

Become a Superhero!

Monday, July 13 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Make a mask and have your picture taken as you fly over the city to save the day. Create your superhero name and choose your powers. Participate in other super-fun activities and receive your superhero certification!

Sign Up

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, July 13 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Cook the Book: A Cookbook Book Club

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

Location: Meeting Room B

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. Read The Deen Bros Get Fired Up by Jamie Deen and a grill will be available if you want to come early and use it. 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. The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up by Jamie Deen

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Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 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.

Frozen Dance Party

Tuesday, July 14 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Come join LA Dance as they teach you how to dance like Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf. This will be the party of the summer! This party is for kids ages 3-6.

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Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, July 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 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!

Teens In Action

Tuesday, July 14 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Need volunteer hours for school? The library is now partnering with the North Oakland Community Coalition (NOCC) to meet and create fun activities and volunteering opportunities for teens in a healthy, positive, substance-free environment. Teens In Action offers teen/team building, leadership skills, mentoring and scholarships. Each meeting will include a different project to help the library. Snacks and/or pizza will always be provided! Please feel free to contact the following with any questions:
Kathleen Kozlowski (Teen Services Librarian) at kkozlowski@orionlibrary.org
Patti Charette (NOCC Outreach Coordinator) at pcharette@noccmi.org

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, July 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.

Super Heroes - Fire

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Our local heroes from the Orion Township Fire Department will be here to share stories, safety tips, and show how some of their equipment works!

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

The group will be discussing the book "Please Look After Mom" by Kyung-Sook Shin. For August, members are asked to read their favorite "Guilty Pleasure" book and bring it to the meeting to share with others!

Library Board Meeting

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

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Outdoor Yoga for Teens and Adults@ the library

Thursday, July 16 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Stretch yourself, do something out of the ordinary; enjoy yoga outside in nature! Whether you are a beginner or experienced Yogi, join us as yoga instructor Renee Westcott leads a series of 3 hatha yoga classes outside the library in the beautiful natural setting surrounding our building. You can register for one or all the classes. Teens and adults are welcome; this could be a great mother/daughter activity! Please bring a towel or yoga mat. In case of rain, the classes will be held indoors.

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Little Scientists - Water Works

Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

We will make a kid-powered fountain; explore surface tension, evaporation and molecules. Also, do you dare to hold a real fish?

Make a Masquerade Mask

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The summer reading theme this year for teens is “Unmask!” Stop by the library and make your very own masquerade mask. All supplies will be provided. Register Online.

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, July 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.

Baby Splash and Play

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

Location: Craft Room

Bring your baby for some stories, songs and a splash in the pool!

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 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.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Tuesday, July 21 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The Geek Club is a casual hangout night for teens who enjoy anything from Anime to Doctor Who to Video Games or even crazy YouTube clips. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, July 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.

Super Heroes - Police

Wednesday, July 22 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Chief Jerry Narsch of the Lake Orion Police department will tell stories about the humor and the heartbreak of our public safety heroes. Bring the whole family as Chief Jerry pulls back the blue curtain and gives us a 360 degree view of our local police super heroes!

Youth Book Bingo

Thursday, July 23 from 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Quilting Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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.

Ten Rules of Being a Superhero with author Deb Pilutti

Saturday, July 25 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Local author/illustrator Deb Pilutti will share her book “Ten Rules of Being a Superhero” and teach kids all they need to know to be super in this family storytime.

Michigan Mysteries and Oddities

Saturday, July 25 from 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Ron Rademacher, author of Michigan Backroads, will share the stories of all things extraordinary in our state. He says, "There are incredibly cool things out there that no one knows about... A mystery tool in Ontonagon, Newberry tablets and statues revealed in a storm, tomb of the cow. Very few people have heard of these”. Rademacher has done Michigan Travel presentations for 15 years and is well versed in all the state’s stories and legends.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, July 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, July 27 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Book Discussion at the C-Pub

Monday, July 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 "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Kindermusik Mornings

Tuesday, July 28 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages infant to 18 months and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik’s blend of singing, dancing and musical activities. These programs are led by Kindermusik instructors from the Clarkston Conservatory.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 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.

Kindermusik Mornings

Tuesday, July 28 from 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik’s blend of singing, dancing and musical activities. These programs are led by Kindermusik instructors from the Clarkston Conservatory.

Kindermusik Mornings

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 3 to 5 and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik’s blend of singing, dancing and musical activities. These programs are led by Kindermusik instructors from the Clarkston Conservatory.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, July 28 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!

Teens In Action

Tuesday, July 28 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Need volunteer hours for school? The library is now partnering with the North Oakland Community Coalition (NOCC) to meet and create fun activities and volunteering opportunities for teens in a healthy, positive, substance-free environment. Teens In Action offers teen/team building, leadership skills, mentoring and scholarships. Each meeting will include a different project to help the library. Snacks and/or pizza will always be provided! Please feel free to contact the following with any questions:
Kathleen Kozlowski (Teen Services Librarian) at kkozlowski@orionlibrary.org
Patti Charette (NOCC Outreach Coordinator) at pcharette@noccmi.org

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, July 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.

Get Gross @ the Orion Library

Wednesday, July 29 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Learn about cool, gross science and make your own slime! Sign up begins on Wednesday, July 15.

Heroes vs. Villains Meet up and Movie

Thursday, July 30 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Curious who your summer reading competition is? Register for our Heroes vs. Villains Meet up and movie night. Get to know some fellow teens in the community and enjoy watching a superhero themed movie and pizza. Register online.

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Build a Fort

Friday, July 31 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

Join us after the library is closed to build reading forts! Bring your own pillows and blankets to build a cozy area to read your favorite stories. Snacks provided.

Bracelet-Making Fun!

Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Rainbow Loom, friendship bracelets, beaded bracelets: come in and make one kind or all three! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own loom and bands if you have them. Sign up begins on Saturday, July 18.

Learn to play Quidditch!

Saturday, August 1 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Off Site

The library is excited to welcome the Michigan Quidditch Team! U of M students will be here to teach participants how to play the game of Quidditch (from Harry Potter!), divide everyone into teams and then engage in some Snitch seeking fun. This event will be held outside. Register online.

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, August 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 3 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 3 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Sushi with Chef Lucas

Monday, August 3 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Join Big Wave Sushi’s Chef Lucas as you learn about this Japanese delicacy and craft your own sushi roll. Everything from making the rice to choosing and arranging your ingredients. All supplies will be provided. Registration required.

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Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, August 4 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.

Puppet Show

Tuesday, August 4 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Puppets, a puppet theater and your favorite librarians combine to tell stories old and new. Fun for all!

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, August 4 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, August 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The Geek Club is a casual hangout night for teens who enjoy anything from Anime to Doctor Who to Video Games or even crazy YouTube clips. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 5 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, August 5 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Movies in the Afternoon - Big Hero 6

Thursday, August 6 from 2:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Free movies, free popcorn! Come to the library and see Big Hero 6 on the big screen.

Really Big Game Day

Saturday, August 8 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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, August 8 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Calling all builders. A fun and creative time to use your imagination and our colorful interlocking Lego blocks to make an amazing object!

Pete the Cat Party

Monday, August 10 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Join us as we sing some of our favorite Pete the Cat songs, play some games, make some crafts and celebrate this very cool cat! Sign up begins on Monday, July 27.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, August 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 10 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, August 11 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, August 11 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 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!

Teens In Action

Tuesday, August 11 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Need volunteer hours for school? The library is now partnering with the North Oakland Community Coalition (NOCC) to meet and create fun activities and volunteering opportunities for teens in a healthy, positive, substance-free environment. Teens In Action offers teen/team building, leadership skills, mentoring and scholarships. Each meeting will include a different project to help the library. Snacks and/or pizza will always be provided! Please feel free to contact the following with any questions:
Kathleen Kozlowski (Teen Services Librarian) at kkozlowski@orionlibrary.org
Patti Charette (NOCC Outreach Coordinator) at pcharette@noccmi.org

See a Magician

Tuesday, August 11 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Can our local magician Lauren fool you with her magic tricks? You will be amazed by her magical skills!

Be a Magician

Tuesday, August 11 from 3:00 PM to 3:40 PM

Location: Craft Room

Seeing can't always be believing, but if you join local magician Lauren, you won't only see magic, but also learn how the tricks are done. Learn tricks with playing cards and amaze your family and friends. Sign up begins on Tuesday, July 28.

Kindermusik Mornings

Wednesday, August 12 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages infant to 18 months and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik’s blend of singing, dancing and musical activities. These programs are led by Kindermusik instructors from the Clarkston Conservatory.

Kindermusik Mornings

Wednesday, August 12 from 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik’s blend of singing, dancing and musical activities. These programs are led by Kindermusik instructors from the Clarkston Conservatory.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 12 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.

Kindermusik Mornings

Wednesday, August 12 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 3 to 5 and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik’s blend of singing, dancing and musical activities. These programs are led by Kindermusik instructors from the Clarkston Conservatory.

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, August 12 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing their favorite "Guilty Pleasure" book, and are encouraged to it to the meeting to share with others!

Quilting Group

Thursday, August 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament

Friday, August 14 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Are you ready to brawl? Register to compete in this Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament! Prizes will be awarded to the top three players and snacks will be awarded to all. Register Online.

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Little Scientists - Color My World

Saturday, August 15 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Come and see how science and art can be one and the same! We will use paint to make secondary colors, discover what happens if you melt crayons and watch as color drops into water.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, August 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 17 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, August 18 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.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Tuesday, August 18 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, August 18 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, August 18 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The Geek Club is a casual hangout night for teens who enjoy anything from Anime to Doctor Who to Video Games or even crazy YouTube clips. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!

Angelina Ballerina Dance Party

Wednesday, August 19 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

LA Dance is sponsoring an Angelina Ballerina Dance Party. You've read the books now you can dance the stories! Sign up begins on Wednesday, August 5.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 19 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.

Stories in the Park

Thursday, August 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Join us in Children’s Park in downtown Lake Orion for an all-ages, fun-filled, free family storytime!

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, August 20 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

The group will be discussing their favorite "Guilty Pleasure" book, and are encouraged to it to the meeting to share with others!

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, August 20 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Overnight Lock-In

Friday, August 21 from 9:30 PM to 6:00 AM

If you participated in the teen summer reading program this year students in grade 7-12 are eligible to attend the Overnight Lock-In Finale! Come at 9:30 in the evening and bring your sleeping bags, 'cause you'll be staying 'til 6:00 the next morning. We'll watch movies, play video games and capture the flag, do crafts and, as always, eat! Registrations opens Monday, July 6. Sign up begins on Monday, July 6.

Midnight Lock-In

Friday, August 21 from 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Incoming 6th graders who participated in the teen summer reading program this year are eligible to attend the lock-in until midnight. Registration opens Monday, July 6. Sign up begins on Monday, July 6.

Gordon Russ the Magician!

Saturday, August 22 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Be prepared to be amazed by the super hero magician Gordon Russ.

Grand Prize Drawings

Saturday, August 22 from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Any child who completed the Rubber Ducky club or 3 levels in the Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program is eligible to win a prize at the Grand Prize Drawing. Each child must have completed their levels by August 21. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, August 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 24 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Book Discussion at the C-Pub

Monday, August 24 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 "The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adriana Trigiani, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, August 25 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, August 25 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!

Teens In Action

Tuesday, August 25 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Need volunteer hours for school? The library is now partnering with the North Oakland Community Coalition (NOCC) to meet and create fun activities and volunteering opportunities for teens in a healthy, positive, substance-free environment. Teens In Action offers teen/team building, leadership skills, mentoring and scholarships. Each meeting will include a different project to help the library. Snacks and/or pizza will always be provided! Please feel free to contact the following with any questions:
Kathleen Kozlowski (Teen Services Librarian) at kkozlowski@orionlibrary.org
Patti Charette (NOCC Outreach Coordinator) at pcharette@noccmi.org

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 26 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.

Movies in the Afternoon - The Incredibles

Thursday, August 27 from 2:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

See the famous family of superheroes, The Incredibles, on the big screen at the library. Free popcorn!

Quilting Group

Thursday, August 27 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, August 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 31 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-7:00p the 1st and 2nd Monday of each month. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248.693.3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, September 1 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. For more information, please call 248-693-3001.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, September 1 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 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, September 1 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Formerly known as the Anime Club, the Geek Club is a casual hang-out night for teens who enjoy anything from Anime to Doctor Who to Video Games or even crazy YouTube clips. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, September 2 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.

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