Events

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Sample from previous auction - Cocktail Party Basket

Holiday Silent Basket Auction

Monday, November 7 through Friday, December 2

Audience: All Ages

The Holiday Auction baskets are each themed around, and include, a book. Baskets make a wonderful gift, so come check them out and get a start on your holiday shopping! Be sure to check back to make sure you will win the baskets you want.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, September 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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.

1,2,3 Play with Me!

Tuesday, September 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, September 27 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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, September 27 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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.

Doggone Readers with Midas-Canceled

Tuesday, September 27 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: K - 5

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

Let's Build!

Wednesday, September 28 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 2 - 5 Years

Listen to a story and have fun building with wooden blocks, LEGO Duplo, and pattern puzzles!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, September 28 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: 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.

Genealogy at the Library

Wednesday, September 28 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Computer Lab

Audience: Adults

Start building your skills in tracing your family history through this introductory class in genealogy. Using library resources, we will explore how to begin, how to use official records such as marriage records and census information, and how to compile what you know. Handouts will help you to document what you find and some excellent online that will help you to continue the search when you go home. Registration required.

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Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, September 28 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: Adults

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.

Mother Goose

Thursday, September 29 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, September 29 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, September 29 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: Infant to Walking with Caregiver

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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.

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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.

BFG Party

Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: K - 5

Make a dream catcher, construct a giant sized fork, try a snozzcumber sandwich with some frobscottle and have a whoopsy-splunkers time at the BFG party @ your library! Drop in, limit 30.

The Ancient Japanese Art of Shibori

Saturday, October 1 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Adults

Shibori is the ancient Japanese art of resist dying fabric – one of the more elegant predecessors of modern tie-die. At this workshop, each participant will make unique pieces of Shibori using two of the many methods as well as learning the tips and techniques to do more at home!

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, October 3 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, October 3 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second (ESL) Classes

Monday, October 3 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, 12 weeks long, and will begin September 12 and run through November 28. Class fee of $60 is due by September 12.

Sign Up

Preschool Pals

Monday, October 3 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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, October 3 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Audience: 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.

Cook the Book

Monday, October 3 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: Adults

Grab your apron and sign up! 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. Register online, or by calling 248 693-3001. Cookbooks will be available at the reference desk during the month preceding the discussion, or can be requested through MeLCat.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, October 4 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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.

1,2,3 Play with Me!

Tuesday, October 4 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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.

Community Conversation - Orion Center

Tuesday, October 4 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Off Site

Audience: Adults

As a core community service provider in the Orion community, the Orion Township Public Library plays a role in bringing the community together and making it better. Take this opportunity to share your aspirations for the community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community. Please RSVP to Joyce at 248.693.3000 x302 or jbecker@orionlibrary.org

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, October 4 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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, October 4 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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.

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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, October 5 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: 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.

Mother Goose

Thursday, October 6 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

OACC Luncheon

Thursday, October 6 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Adults

OACC Luncheon

Preschool Pals

Thursday, October 6 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, October 6 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: Infant to Walking with Caregiver

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help (This Date Cancelled)

Thursday, October 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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.

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

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

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Adults

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!

Lions Club Vision Screenings

Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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.

Lego @ the Library

Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: K - 5

Calling all builders! A fun and creative time to use your imagination and our colorful bricks to make an amazing object! Drop-in, limit 25.

Pokemon Go at the Orion Library

Saturday, October 8 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: All Ages

Come catch ‘em all at our three pokestops and battle for the Orion Library gym. Lures will be set back-to-back from 1pm to 4pm and snacks and beverages will be provided.

Youth Maker Workshop - Code It

Saturday, October 8 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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.

Teen Makerspace

Saturday, October 8 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students

A Makerspace is a DIY space where people can gather to create, invent and learn. The library will host four Makerspace sessions for teens this fall. We will have a variety of electronics, software, crafts and tools for you to tinker with including a button maker, sewing machine, Sphero obstacle course, Cricut cutting machine, Little Bits, 3D doodle pens and much more!

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, October 10 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, October 10 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second (ESL) Classes

Monday, October 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, 12 weeks long, and will begin September 12 and run through November 28. Class fee of $60 is due by September 12.

Sign Up

Preschool Pals

Monday, October 10 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Audience: 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.

DNR Hunter's Safety

Monday, October 10 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

Dennis Elie, DNR Certified Hunter Education Instructor, will teach students age 10 and up responsible behavior, safe gun skills, and gun handling with respect to the sport of hunting. This course does not contain live fire training. The students will have a written exam and firearm handling exercise with safe training firearms, and will receive a DNR Hunter Education Card upon successful completion of the classes. The goal of this class is not only to encourage self-confidence for hunting but also to encourage a respect for all of our natural resources.
* Each participant needs to pick up a free Today’s Hunter Manual available here at the library after September 5th. The Parent/Guardian Agreement and all chapter review must be completed by the first class.

Sign Up

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, October 11 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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.

1,2,3 Play with Me!

Tuesday, October 11 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, October 11 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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!

DNR Hunter's Safety

Tuesday, October 11 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

Dennis Elie, DNR Certified Hunter Education Instructor, will teach students age 10 and up responsible behavior, safe gun skills, and gun handling with respect to the sport of hunting. This course does not contain live fire training. The students will have a written exam and firearm handling exercise with safe training firearms, and will receive a DNR Hunter Education Card upon successful completion of the classes. The goal of this class is not only to encourage self-confidence for hunting but also to encourage a respect for all of our natural resources.
* Each participant needs to pick up a free Today’s Hunter Manual available here at the library after September 5th. The Parent/Guardian Agreement and all chapter review must be completed by the first class.

Game On!

Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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, October 11 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Teens, Students

Get volunteer hours and advise the Teen Librarian on what is popular and current with teens! Participants who attend 6/10 meeting throughout the year will have the opportunity to apply for a $500.00 library scholarship that will go towards a college fund.

Art is Awesome!

Wednesday, October 12 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 2 - 5 Years

Listen to a story and create art with many different materials.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, October 12 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: 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, October 12 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

Audience: Senior Citizens, Adults

The group will be discussing the book "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. The next title to be read for November will be "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls.

DNR Hunter's Safety

Wednesday, October 12 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

Dennis Elie, DNR Certified Hunter Education Instructor, will teach students age 10 and up responsible behavior, safe gun skills, and gun handling with respect to the sport of hunting. This course does not contain live fire training. The students will have a written exam and firearm handling exercise with safe training firearms, and will receive a DNR Hunter Education Card upon successful completion of the classes. The goal of this class is not only to encourage self-confidence for hunting but also to encourage a respect for all of our natural resources.
* Each participant needs to pick up a free Today’s Hunter Manual available here at the library after September 5th. The Parent/Guardian Agreement and all chapter review must be completed by the first class.

Mother Goose

Thursday, October 13 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, October 13 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 3 - 6 Years

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

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, October 13 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Audience: Adults

GFWC General Meeting

Babytime

Thursday, October 13 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: Infant to Walking with Caregiver

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help (This Date Cancelled)

Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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.

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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.

Quilting Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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.

Youth Book Bingo

Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: K - 5

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

Cardboard Build Day

Saturday, October 15 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

Be creative with cardboard and join kids from around the world as we all build today!

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, October 17 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, October 17 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second (ESL) Classes

Monday, October 17 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, 12 weeks long, and will begin September 12 and run through November 28. Class fee of $60 is due by September 12.

Sign Up

Preschool Pals

Monday, October 17 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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, October 17 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Audience: 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, October 17 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: Adults

We will be discussing The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy. All are welcome, no registration required

Policy Committee Meeting

Monday, October 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Audience: Adults

Policy Committee Meeting

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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.

1,2,3 Play with Me!

Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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!

Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Audience: Adults

Library Board Meeting

Game On!

Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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.

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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, October 19 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: 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.

Community Conversation

Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Adults

As a core community service provider in the Orion community, the Orion Township Public Library plays a role in bringing the community together and making it better. Take this opportunity to share your aspirations for the community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community. Please RSVP to Joyce at 248.693.3000 x302 or jbecker@orionlibrary.org

Mother Goose

Thursday, October 20 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, October 20 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, October 20 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: Infant to Walking with Caregiver

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

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Senior Citizens, Adults

The group will be discussing the book "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. The next title to be read for November will be "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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.

Friends Membership Reception

Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Adults

Friends Membership Reception

MineCrafts

Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 6 Years and Up

Do you love Minecraft? Drop in and create cool crafts inspired by everyone's favorite video game!

Haunted House Set-Up

Saturday, October 22 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students

Volunteers needed to help set-up the annual kid-friendly haunted house. Bring your own scary props and snacks will be provided! Contact our volunteer coordinator Lori McGeary at lmcgeary@orionlibrary.org for more information.

Haunted House

Monday, October 24 - All Day

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students, All Ages

Drop in October 24-27 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library's annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Teens, contact our volunteer coordinator, Lori McGeary at lmcgeary@orionlibrary.org for more information. Ages birth to 5th grade and families welcome.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, October 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, October 24 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second (ESL) Classes

Monday, October 24 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, 12 weeks long, and will begin September 12 and run through November 28. Class fee of $60 is due by September 12.

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Preschool Pals

Monday, October 24 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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, October 24 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Audience: 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 Evening Book Discussion Group

Monday, October 24 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Off Site

Audience: Adults

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at Christi's, located at the corner of M24 and Clarkston. We are reading Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus. To reserve a copy of this month's book, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, October 25 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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.

1,2,3 Play with Me!

Tuesday, October 25 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, October 25 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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!

Haunted House

Tuesday, October 25 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students, All Ages

Drop in October 24-27 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library's annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Teens, contact our volunteer coordinator, Lori McGeary at lmcgeary@orionlibrary.org for more information. Ages birth to 5th grade and families welcome.

Game On!

Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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.

Doggone Readers with Midas

Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: K - 5

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

Royalty Day

Wednesday, October 26 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 2 - 5 Years

Do you have a little prince or princess? Listen to a story and make a crown and royal wand.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, October 26 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: 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.

Haunted House

Wednesday, October 26 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students, All Ages

Drop in October 24-27 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library's annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Teens, contact our volunteer coordinator, Lori McGeary at lmcgeary@orionlibrary.org for more information. Ages birth to 5th grade and families welcome.

Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, October 26 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Adults

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.

Haunted House

Thursday, October 27 - All Day

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students, All Ages

Drop in October 24-27 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library's annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Teens, contact our volunteer coordinator, Lori McGeary at lmcgeary@orionlibrary.org for more information. Ages birth to 5th grade and families welcome.

Mother Goose

Thursday, October 27 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, October 27 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, October 27 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: Infant to Walking with Caregiver

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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.

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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.

Quilting Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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.

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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.

SAT Practice Exam

Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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.

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Saturday, October 29 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Off Site

Audience: Adults

Do you remember the spooky show Are You Afraid of the Dark? Come relive it and enjoy scary stories and s’mores around a campfire at Camp Agawam. In partnership with Orion Township Community Programs. Registration Required, adults only please.

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Dragon Award - Vote for Books!

Monday, October 31 - All Day

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Vote for the Fourth Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. Starting the week of October 31, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on November 9.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, October 31 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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.

Halloween Stories & Parade

Monday, October 31 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

Wear your costume and join us for stories, then march through the library to participate in our Halloween parade!

Adult English as a Second (ESL) Classes

Monday, October 31 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, 12 weeks long, and will begin September 12 and run through November 28. Class fee of $60 is due by September 12.

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One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

Audience: 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.

Dragon Award - Vote for Books!

Tuesday, November 1 - All Day

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Vote for the Fourth Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. Starting the week of October 31, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on November 9.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, November 1 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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, November 1 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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.

Geek Club

Tuesday, November 1 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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!

Dragon Award - Vote for Books!

Wednesday, November 2 - All Day

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Vote for the Fourth Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. Starting the week of October 31, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on November 9.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, November 2 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: 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.

Dragon Award - Vote for Books!

Thursday, November 3 - All Day

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Vote for the Fourth Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. Starting the week of October 31, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on November 9.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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.

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Adults

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!

Community Conversation - CERC Building

Thursday, November 3 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Off Site

Audience: Adults

As a core community service provider in the Orion community, the Orion Township Public Library plays a role in bringing the community together and making it better. Take this opportunity to share your aspirations for the community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community. Please RSVP to Joyce at 248.693.3000 x302 or jbecker@orionlibrary.org

Dragon Award - Vote for Books!

Friday, November 4 - All Day

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Vote for the Fourth Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. Starting the week of October 31, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on November 9.

Dragon Award - Vote for Books!

Saturday, November 5 - All Day

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Vote for the Fourth Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. Starting the week of October 31, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on November 9.

Cricut Makerspace DIY: Design your own pillow for teens and adults

Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Adults, Teens

At this Makerspace workshop you will learn how to use a Cricut machine which precisely cuts iron-on adhesives and even thick materials like leather and burlap to create the perfect customized pillow. The library will provide sewing machines, pillow stuffing, fabric adhesive and additional fabric scraps but you can bring your own fabric for a personalized touch. Participants will have the option to create words, all-over designs or images on a pillow to match your home or to give as a holiday gift!

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Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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.

Time for a De-Clutter

Saturday, November 5 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Adults, Teens, Students

Do you have a hotspot that needs organizing in your home? Sometimes an organizing project can feel overwhelming. Well help is here! This fun presentation will motivate you to move you from stagnation to action. There will be tips and suggestions on how to reach, achieve and maintain your organizing goals. This presentation is the first step to helping you establish the lifestyle you would like for yourself.

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Dragon Award - Vote for Books!

Sunday, November 6 - All Day

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Vote for the Fourth Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. Starting the week of October 31, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on November 9.

Dragon Award - Vote for Books!

Monday, November 7 - All Day

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Vote for the Fourth Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. Starting the week of October 31, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on November 9.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, November 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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 (ESL) Classes

Monday, November 7 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, 12 weeks long, and will begin September 12 and run through November 28. Class fee of $60 is due by September 12.

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One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, November 7 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Audience: 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.

Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Crates Coffee

Monday, November 7 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Off Site

Audience: 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.

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Dragon Award - Vote for Books!

Tuesday, November 8 - All Day

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Vote for the Fourth Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. Starting the week of October 31, cast your vote online. The winner will be announced online on November 9.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, November 8 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, November 8 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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, November 8 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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, November 8 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Teens, Students

Get volunteer hours and advise the Teen Librarian on what is popular and current with teens! Participants who attend 6/10 meeting 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, November 9 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: 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, November 9 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

Audience: Senior Citizens, Adults

The group will be discussing the book "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. The next title to be read for December will be "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks.

5th Grade Battle of the Books Kickoff 5:30 & 7:00

Wednesday, November 9 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Families

5th graders, if you love good books and a good challenge, join the Battle of the Books! Get a team of three, four, or five 5th graders together with a coach, read the titles chosen by the librarians, and compete in the Battle in March. Librarians will be visiting 5th grade classrooms in Lake Orion schools this fall to tell you about it.

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, November 10 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Audience: Adults

GFWC General Meeting

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, November 10 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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.

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, November 10 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: DIY T-shirt

Thursday, November 10 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: Teens, Students

Join your fellow teens to celebrate the release of the movie, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" with a fantastic DIY t-shirt project. We'll be using stencils with themes from the wizarding world to create custom shirts. Bring your own black or dark colored t-shirt and all other supplies will be provided. Register online.

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Quilting Group

Thursday, November 10 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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.

Lions Club Vision Screenings

Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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.

Lego @ the Library

Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: K - 5

Calling all builders! A fun and creative time to use your imagination and our colorful bricks to make an amazing object! Drop-in, limit 25.

Youth Maker Workshop - Connect It

Saturday, November 12 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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.

Teen Makerspace

Saturday, November 12 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students

A Makerspace is a DIY space where people can gather to create, invent and learn. The library will host four Makerspace sessions for teens this fall. We will have a variety of electronics, software, crafts and tools for you to tinker with including a button maker, sewing machine, Sphero obstacle course, Cricut cutting machine, Little Bits, 3D doodle pens and much more!

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, November 14 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, November 14 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second (ESL) Classes

Monday, November 14 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, 12 weeks long, and will begin September 12 and run through November 28. Class fee of $60 is due by September 12.

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Preschool Pals

Monday, November 14 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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, November 14 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Audience: 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, November 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, November 15 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, November 15 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 3 - 6 Years

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, November 15 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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, November 15 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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.

Geek Club

Tuesday, November 15 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 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!

Early Explorers

Wednesday, November 16 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 2 - 5 Years

Listen to a story and explore with sensory bins and fine motor activities.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, November 16 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: 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.

Community Conversation

Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Adults

As a core community service provider in the Orion community, the Orion Township Public Library plays a role in bringing the community together and making it better. Take this opportunity to share your aspirations for the community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community. Please RSVP to Joyce at 248.693.3000 x302 or jbecker@orionlibrary.org

Mother Goose

Thursday, November 17 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, November 17 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, November 17 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: Infant to Walking with Caregiver

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

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, November 17 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Senior Citizens, Adults

The group will be discussing the book "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. The next title to be read for December will be "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, November 17 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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, November 17 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Audience: Adults

Library Board Meeting

DIY Dreamcatcher

Thursday, November 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students

Make your own unique dreamcatcher with colored ribbon, fabric, beads, feathers, and other ornaments. All supplies and instructions provided. Please note that will be a challenging and high-quality craft. Register online.

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Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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.

International Games Day @ your library 2016

Saturday, November 19 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

It's time to celebrate International Games Day @ your library again! Join thousands of people around the world and play some awesome games. 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!

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, November 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, November 21 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Adult English as a Second (ESL) Classes

Monday, November 21 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, 12 weeks long, and will begin September 12 and run through November 28. Class fee of $60 is due by September 12.

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Preschool Pals

Monday, November 21 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 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, November 21 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Audience: 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, November 21 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: Adults

We will be discussing House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout. All are welcome, no registration required

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, November 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

Audience: 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, November 22 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, November 22 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 3 - 6 Years

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, November 22 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: 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, November 22 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

Audience: 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.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, November 23 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

Audience: 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.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, November 24 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Audience: 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.

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