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Friends Basket Silent Auction

Monday, November 24 through Saturday, December 13

Just in time for the Christmas holidays, the Friends of the Orion Library will be holding a fall silent basket auction. All funds raised will help support library programming.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, November 24 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

Book Discussion at the C-Pub

Monday, November 24 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Off Site

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the C-Pub, located at the north end of Canterbury Village. To reserve a copy of "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

ESL Conversation Group

Tuesday, November 25 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

ESL conversation group is held every Tuesday 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.

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Mutt Club Movie: Super Buddies

Saturday, November 29 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Relax and eat popcorn while watching Super Buddies.

Policy Committee Meeting

Monday, December 1 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Policy Committee Meeting

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, December 1 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, December 2 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

ESL Conversation Group

Tuesday, December 2 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

ESL conversation group is held every Tuesday 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.

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Lego @ the Library

Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Craft Room

Calling all builders for a fun and creative time! Use colorful interlocking blocks to create an object based on our mystery theme!

The Giving Season: Local Author Fair

Saturday, December 6 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Meet authors from the Metro Detroit area at the library. Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Books for readers of all ages will be available for signing and purchase. This is a perfect opportunity to find holiday gifts!

The Giving Season: Local Author Fair

Saturday, December 6 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

Meet authors from the Metro Detroit area at the library. Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Books for readers of all ages will be available for signing and purchase. This is a perfect opportunity to find holiday gifts! If you are a local author who would like to apply to participate in this event, contact Alice Cruz at acruz@orionlibrary.org or 248-693-3000 X308 or Kristen Remenar at kremenar@orionlibrary.org or 248-693-3000 X340. You may also download an application http://orionlibrary.org/author-application.pdf. Please note that participation is by application only and the Library reserves the right to accept or refuse applications due to space limitations or other considerations.

Create your own Fizzy Bath Bomb

Saturday, December 6 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Craft Room

Join Camille Leinbach of Autumn Moon Aesthetics to create your own customized fizzing bath bombs using natural ingredients. Register Online, space is limited!

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Battle Coaches Meeting

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

Location: Craft Room

Battle Coaches, please attend this informative session where librarians will answer all the questions you may have as a Battle of the Books coach.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, December 9 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

ESL Conversation Group

Tuesday, December 9 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

ESL conversation group is held every Tuesday 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, December 9 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, December 10 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin.

Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 13 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Calling all builders! Come and hear the story of the Gingerbread boy, sing some gingerbread songs, then use your creative talents to build a gingerbread house. Sign up begins on Saturday, November 29.

Beginners Computer Lab

Beginners Computer Lab

Saturday, December 13 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

The Beginners Computer Lab is a drop-in lab at the library designed to help you practice basic computer skills at your own pace.

  • using the mouse and keyboard
  • saving and organizing documents
  • navigating the Internet
  • setting up and using Email
  • working with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher
  • where to go to learn more

Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 13 from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Calling all builders! Come and hear the story of the Gingerbread boy, sing some gingerbread songs, then use your creative talents to build a gingerbread house. Sign up begins on Saturday, November 29.

Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 13 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The Orion Township Public Library and North Oakland Community Coalition are partnering together for this fun and festive program! Stop by the library Saturday, December 13 and construct and decorate your own gingerbread house.

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Puppet Show

Monday, December 15 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Come see our puppet theater! Our librarians will delight you with a puppet show and have plenty of puppets on hand for kids to check out.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, December 15 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

One True thing book discussion

Monday Evening Book Discussion

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

Location: James Ingram Room

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions held at the library September-June.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, December 16 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

ESL Conversation Group

Tuesday, December 16 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

ESL conversation group is held every Tuesday 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.

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: Meeting Room B

The group will be discussing the book "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin.

Library Board Meeting

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

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, December 23 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Youth Book Bingo

Saturday, December 27 from 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, December 30 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, December 30 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, January 5 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Mother Goose

Monday, January 5 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Monday, January 5 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, January 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Storytime With a Twist

Tuesday, January 6 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Play and movement will be the focus of these special storytimes. Sing a song, listen to a story then be surprised each week with a fun activity.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, January 6 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Geek Club

Tuesday, January 6 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Mother Goose

Wednesday, January 7 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Babytime

Wednesday, January 7 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, January 7 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

Beginners' Computer Lab

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

Location: Computer Lab

The Beginners’ Computer Lab is a drop-in lab at the library designed to help you practice basic computer skills. A librarian will also be available to assist with eReaders, tablets, smartphones and social media questions.

Lego® @ the Library

Saturday, January 10 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Calling all builders for a fun and creative time! Use colorful interlocking blocks to create an object based on our mystery theme!

Downton Abbey Celebration

Saturday, January 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The Orion Township Public Library cordially invites you to an afternoon celebrating the BBC/PBS series Downton Abbey! There will be a presentation of period costumes by the Oakland University department of Theatre costume shop, clips of the show and it’s actors on the big screen, and Downton themed refreshments. Following the presentations, you are invited to stay for a discussion of Season 4 of Downton Abbey!

Mother Goose

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

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Monday, January 12 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, January 12 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

Tea

Make Your Own Tea Blend

Monday, January 12 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Make your own tea. Sign up begins on Thursday, January 1.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, January 13 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Storytime With a Twist

Tuesday, January 13 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Play and movement will be the focus of these special storytimes. Sing a song, listen to a story then be surprised each week with a fun activity.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, January 13 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Mother Goose

Wednesday, January 14 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, January 14 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Babytime

Wednesday, January 14 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, January 14 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

Everyone is welcome at the Book Bunch Book Club held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Orion Center. Copies of the book for the following month will be available at each meeting.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: Meeting Room B

Everyone is welcome at the Thursday Afternoon Book Club held on the third Thursday of each month at the Library. Copies of the book for the following month will be available at each meeting.

Minecraft LAN Party

Friday, January 16 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

Join fellow Minecraft players for a Minecraft LAN party! You will need your own Minecraft account to participate. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop but computers will be available. Pizza will be provided! Participants can also play from home at 198.111.162.130. Registration Required. Sign up begins on Thursday, January 1.

Be a Magician

Saturday, January 17 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

Seeing can't always be believing, but if you join local magician Lauren, you won't only see magic, but also learn how the tricks are done. Learn some hands-on tricks to amaze your family and friends. Sign up begins on Friday, January 2.

Be a Magician

Saturday, January 17 from 11:00 AM to 11:40 AM

Location: Craft Room

Seeing can't always be believing, but if you join local magician Lauren, you won't only see magic, but also learn how the tricks are done. Learn tricks with playing cards and amaze your family and friends. Sign up begins on Friday, January 2.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, January 19 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Mother Goose

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

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Monday, January 19 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Monday Evening Book Discussion

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

Location: James Ingram Room

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions held at the library September-June.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, January 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Storytime With a Twist

Tuesday, January 20 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Play and movement will be the focus of these special storytimes. Sing a song, listen to a story then be surprised each week with a fun activity.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, January 20 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Geek Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

Join the Anime Club at your library! Bring your favorite manga, anime or comic. We watch member selected shows, such as Black Butler, Soul Eater and Fairy Tail, watch crazy youtube clips and play games. Come chill with us and get your weekly fix of anime. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!

Mother Goose

Wednesday, January 21 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, January 21 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Babytime

Wednesday, January 21 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, January 21 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

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