Events

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

Friends of the Library Gently Used Book Sale

Monday, June 1 through Saturday, June 6

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

  • Monday, June 1 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Local Teacher Night
  • Tuesday, June 2 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Friends Member Night
  • Wednesday, June 3 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM - Open to the General Public
  • Thursday, June 4 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM - Open to the General Public
  • Friday, June 5 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM - All Books Half Off
  • Saturday, June 6 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Bag Day: Get a bagful of books for $ 5.00

Friends of the Library Book-Themed Basket Auction

Monday, June 1 through Saturday, June 20

Baskets will be on display in the library's main lobby. Bidding will end at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 20 and winning bidders will be notified early the following week. All funds raised will help support library programming.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 26 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, May 26 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 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!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, May 27 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.

Quilting Group

Thursday, May 28 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.

Little Scientists - Bugs

Saturday, May 30 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Join us as we explore live bugs! Bring a 2-liter bottle and make a worm habitat to take home. We will also set up an environment to hatch praying mantis larvae. When they hatch you can come back to the library and take a few home to set free in your yard.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, June 1 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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Local Teacher Night

Monday, June 1 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, June 1 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.

Book Discussion at the C-Pub *Rescheduled from Memorial Day

Monday, June 1 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 "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, June 2 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, June 2 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Member Night

Tuesday, June 2 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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.

Geek Club

Tuesday, June 2 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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!

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Wednesday, June 3 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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, June 3 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Babytime

Wednesday, June 3 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!

Hoopla meeting

Wednesday, June 3 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Conference Room

Hoopla/CD theft

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, June 4 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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.

Create Your Own Hero

Thursday, June 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Craft Room

Teachers from the Orion Art Center will teach you how to draw from classic superhero images to create your own hero.

Friends of the Library - Bag Day

Saturday, June 6 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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)

Lego @ the Library

Saturday, June 6 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!

Move with the Music

Monday, June 8 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

Can you Shake Your Sillies Out? do the Tooty-Ta? do the Beanie-Bag Dance? Then you are ready to join us for some rock and roll fun!

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, June 8 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, June 8 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, June 9 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, June 9 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, June 9 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, June 10 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, June 10 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. The next title to be read for July will be "Please Look After Mom" by Kyung-Sook Shin.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, June 10 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

Quilting Group

Thursday, June 11 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.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 13 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

All Ages Welcome! Bring the whole family to register for our Summer Reading Club. We have outdoor fun planned with activities, food, live music, and creative projects. All family members can sign up at the event or online at http://orionlibrary.org/summer-reading/. Everyone is invited to participate in this year's themes - Every Hero Has a Story, Unmasked, and Escape the Ordinary - by wearing a super hero costume!

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, June 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. For more information, please call 248-693-3001. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, June 15 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30-minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:00p-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.

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Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, June 15 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions held at the library September-June. The title we are discussing in June is A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club - Movie

Tuesday, June 16 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. This week's meeting will be at the library to enjoy a movie based on the most recent book read by the group.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, June 16 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Youth Book Bingo

Tuesday, June 16 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.

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, June 17 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.

Captain Underpants Party

Wednesday, June 17 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

For fans of Captain Underpants, games, activities and lots of fun! Sign up begins on Wednesday, June 3.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, June 18 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

The group will be discussing the book "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. The next title to be read for July will be "Please Look After Mom" by Kyung-Sook Shin.

Magic The Gathering Tournament

Thursday, June 18 from 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Register to participate in this Magic the Gathering Tournament! Participants will be required to pay $10.00 at the door which covers the cost of six packs of cards that you get to keep! There will be prizes for the top several players and pizza and pop will be provided. A basic understanding of the game and rules is needed.

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Library Board Meeting

Thursday, June 18 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Geocaching Adventure

Saturday, June 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Come and embark on a geocaching adventure! Like a treasure hunt with GPS coordinates, geocaching is a great way to learn about nature and explore. Oakland Parks and Recreation will lead a hands on lesson and then send groups to find caches around the library’s grounds and on the Polly Ann Trail. Fun for adults, families, or teens. Registration required.

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, June 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. For more information, please call 248-693-3001. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Stories in the Park

Monday, June 22 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!

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, June 22 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, June 22 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 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 "Want Not" by Jonathan Miles, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, June 23 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Tuesday, June 23 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, June 23 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, June 23 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

Bracelet-Making Fun!

Tuesday, June 23 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 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. Sign up begins on Tuesday, June 9.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, June 24 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.

Meet a Nature Hero

Wednesday, June 24 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

A conservation officer from Bald Mountain Recreation Area will be here to share a story, show off animal pelts and answer any questions you may have about the great outdoors!

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, June 24 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, June 25 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.

Quilting Group

Thursday, June 25 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.

OTPL Team Trivia Tourney

Thursday, June 25 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Off Site

Is what you know beyond the ordinary? Gather a team and test your knowledge! The Orion Township Public Library has partnered with the C-Pub to host a trivia night. 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.
The C-Pub is located in Canterbury Village at 2325 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI.

ACT Practice Exam

Saturday, June 27 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Sylvan Learning Center will be at the library to give a 45 minute seminar about what to expect on the ACT and then administer a full ACT 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 checks can be made out to Sylvan Learning Center and are due at the library the day of the exam (Sylvan will also accept cash). Registration for students in grades 9-12 required.

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Little Scientists - Bubbles

Saturday, June 27 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Explore the magic! Learn how to amaze your family and friends by inserting things into a bubble without popping the bubble. Make bubbles inside of bubbles and help us create a bubble monster!

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, June 29 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. For more information, please call 248-693-3001. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Child exploring sensory bag.

Art Explorers

Monday, June 29 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Come listen to a story and then explore different textures and create art using a variety of sensory materials.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, June 29 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, June 30 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, June 30 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!

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Babytime

Wednesday, July 1 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!

Outdoor Yoga for Teens and Adults@ the library

Thursday, July 2 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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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. This book group does not meet on the 2nd Monday of the month.

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. Sign up begins on Monday, June 22.

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. Sign up begins on Wednesday, July 22.

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! Sign up begins on Saturday, June 27.

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! Sign up begins on Monday, June 29.

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 begins on Monday, June 29.

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! Sign up begins on Tuesday, June 30.

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

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!

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