Events

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Friends Gently Used Book Sale

Monday, September 19 through Saturday, September 24

Audience: All Ages

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

  • Tuesday, September 20 from 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM - Friends Member Day
  • Wednesday, September 21 from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM - Open to the Public
  • Thursday, September 22 from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM - Open to the Public
  • Friday, September 23 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM - 1/2 Off Day
  • Saturday, September 24 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM - $5.00 Bag Day (bags supplied by the Friends)
Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go at the Orion Library

Saturday, August 27 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, August 29 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, August 29 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, August 30 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, August 30 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!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 31 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, September 1 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, September 1 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!

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, September 5 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.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, September 6 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, September 6 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!

Geek Club

Tuesday, September 6 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!

Pirate Party

Wednesday, September 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: 3 - 6 Years, 1 - 2 Years

Get ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day by hearing stories, singing songs and practicing your pirate speak. Be prepared to walk the plank! Drop in, limit 30.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, September 7 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

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.

Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Crates Coffee

Wednesday, September 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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GFWC General Meeting

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

Location: Meeting Room A

Audience: Adults

GFWC General Meeting

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, September 8 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.

Quilting Group

Thursday, September 8 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, September 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity 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.

Youth Maker Workshop - Take it Apart

Saturday, September 10 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, September 10 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, September 12 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.

Puppet Show @ Your Library

Monday, September 12 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

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

Adult English as a Second (ESL) Classes

Monday, September 12 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, September 12 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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, September 13 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Adults

Be a Lifesaver! Donate Blood @ the Orion Library. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation/ and enter the sponsor code: orionlibrary. Appointments can also be scheduled via email or phone at 248-693-3000 x324. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, September 13 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.

Orion History Coffee Hour

Tuesday, September 13 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

Audience: Adults, Senior Citizens

Meet other Orion residents to share tales of Orion History as you remember it. Anyone interested in local history can attend this casual, informal discussion offered by the Library and the Orion Historical Society, but held at the Orion Center.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, September 13 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!

Outside the Lines Pop Up Library in Downtown Lake Orion's Parklet

Tuesday, September 13 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Audience: All Ages

Stop by our Pop Up Library in Downtown Lake Orion's Parklet (located in front of ABeanToGo on Flint Street), enjoy some giveaways, find out what's new at the library, and enter into our prize drawing!

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Tuesday, September 13 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, September 14 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, September 14 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

Audience: Senior Citizens, Adults

The group will be discussing the book "Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian. The next title to be read for October will be "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce.

Farm Fresh Skin Care

Wednesday, September 14 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Adults, Teens, Students

Join Camille Leinbach of Autumn Moon Aesthetics to learn how to make your own DIY skin care from local, fresh farmer's market produce. You will make a fresh produce face mask, an herb body scrub, and a delicious skin healthy juice! Registration required.

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Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, September 15 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Senior Citizens, Adults

The group will be discussing the book "Sandcastle Girls" by Chris Bohjalian. The next title to be read for October will be "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, September 15 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 15 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.

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Audience: Adults

Library Board Meeting

Toddlers, Transitions and Tantrums

Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Audience: Adults

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 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! Some survival tips with toddlers will also be given during this presentation. Bring questions!
For program information or to register for the session, please contact:
Sue McIntyre
Phone: 248.209.2520
Email: susan.mcintyre@oakland.k12.mi.us

OTPL Team Trivia Tourney

Thursday, September 15 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Off Site - C-Pub

Audience: Adults, 21+, Senior Citizens

Gather a team and test your knowledge! The Orion Township Public Library has partnered with the C-Pub to host a trivia night on September 15 starting at 7:30p. 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.

Lego @ the Library

Saturday, September 17 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.

En Plein Air with Kim Santini

Saturday, September 17 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: Adults

Come enjoy a painting workshop outside with Lake Orion's own Kim Santini. 2015's Kentucky Derby Artist, Santini is known for her bright colors and whimsical flora and fauna. Workshop is free, but space is extremely limited so register now!

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, September 19 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, September 19 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

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, September 19 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, September 19 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Audience: Adults

We will be discussing 84, Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff. All are welcome, no registration required.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Member Day

Tuesday, September 20 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, September 20 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, September 20 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!

Geek Club

Tuesday, September 20 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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!

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Wednesday, September 21 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

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, September 21 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, September 22 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

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.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, September 22 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.

Quilting Group

Thursday, September 22 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.

Superfight Tournament!

Friday, September 23 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: Teens, Students

Superfight is a party game of super powers and super problems! It’s all about absurd arguments about ridiculous fights. Imagine Darth Vader armed with a fairy godmother and has the ability to shoot glitter vs. a lava monster riding a Segway armed with a class of kindergartners. Who would win!? Make your character then make your case. Pizza will be provided and tournament winners will get a prize! Register online.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale - Bag Day

Saturday, September 24 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

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)

Fingerprint Art

Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: 6 Years and Up

Create fingerprint art and make bookmarks and buttons to take home!

Sign up begins on Saturday, September 10.

Treck or Ride the Trail with the Orion Township Library

Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Trail Entrance - Library Parking Lot

Audience: All Ages

Bike or walk south on the Polly Ann Trail to the Yates Cider Mill for FREE donuts and cider, then return to the library for a total of 5 miles. Stop at the library and receive a participation prize. Bring the whole family to this fun event, or come on your own!

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, September 26 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, September 26 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, September 26 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, September 26 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, September 26 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.

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring

Monday, September 26 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Audience: Adults, Senior Citizens

Discover the calming effects of adult coloring, as well as good company. Enjoy herbal tea, snacks, and soothing music. Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

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Book Discussion at Christi's

Monday, September 26 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. 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, 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

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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 begins on Monday, August 29.

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.

Orion History Coffee Hour

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

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

Audience: Adults, Senior Citizens

Meet other Orion residents to share tales of Orion History as you remember it. Anyone interested in local history can attend this casual, informal discussion offered by the Library and the Orion Historical Society, but held at the Orion Center.

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.

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.

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Audience: Adults

GFWC General Meeting

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

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

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

Community Conversation

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.

Sign Up

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.

Book Discussion at Christi's

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. 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.

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