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Friends of the Library Gently Used Book Sale

Monday, September 21 through Saturday, September 26

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

  • Monday, September 21 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Local Teacher Night
  • Tuesday, September 22 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Friends Member Night
  • Wednesday, September 23 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM - Open to the General Public
  • Thursday, September 24 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM - Open to the General Public
  • Friday, September 25 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM - All Books Half Off
  • Saturday, September 26 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Bag Day: Get a bagful of books for $ 5.00

Build a Fort

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

Location: Youth Department

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

Bracelet-Making Fun!

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

Location: Meeting Room B

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

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Learn to play Quidditch!

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

Location: Off Site

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

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

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

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

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

Sushi with Chef Lucas

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

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Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Puppet Show

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 5 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Babytime

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

Location: Craft Room

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

Movies in the Afternoon - Big Hero 6

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Really Big Game Day

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

All ages are welcome to drop in and have a blast playing games. We'll have board games, card games, and more for all ages and skills, so be sure to bring the whole family!

Lego @ the Library

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

Location: Craft Room

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

Pete the Cat Party

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Join us as we sing some of our favorite Pete the Cat songs, play some games, make some crafts and celebrate this very cool cat!

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

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

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Teens In Action

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

See a Magician

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

Location: Craft Room

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

Be a Magician

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

Location: Craft Room

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

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Kindermusik Mornings

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Friends Gala Planning

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

Location: Conference Room

Friends Gala Planning

Kindermusik Mornings

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Kindermusik Mornings

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Book Bunch Book Club

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

Location: Orion Center

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

Quilting Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

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Little Scientists - Color My World

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

Location: Craft Room

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

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

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

Location: Craft Room

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

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Angelina Ballerina Dance Party

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

LA Dance is sponsoring an Angelina Ballerina Dance Party. You've read the books now you can dance the stories!

Sign up begins on Wednesday, August 5.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 19 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Stories in the Park

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

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

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Library Board Meeting

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

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Overnight Lock-In

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

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

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Midnight Lock-In

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

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

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Gordon Russ the Magician!

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Grand Prize Drawings

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

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

Book Discussion at the C-Pub

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

Location: Off Site

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the C-Pub, located at the north end of Canterbury Village. To reserve a copy of "The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adriana Trigiani, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Teens In Action

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Movies in the Afternoon - The Incredibles

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Quilting Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

One-on-one Technology Help

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

Location: Study Room 2

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, September 1 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, September 2 from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, September 9 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.

Doggone Readers with Maggie

Wednesday, September 9 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

Quilting Group

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

Location: James Ingram Room

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Picture of yoga

Outdoor Yoga @ the Library

Thursday, September 10 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Whether you are a beginner or experienced Yogi, join us as yoga instructor Renee Westcott leads a series of three Hatha yoga classes outside in the beautiful natural setting surrounding our building. You can register for one or all the classes. Teens and adults are welcome! Please bring a towel or yoga mat. In case of rain, the classes will be held indoors.

Sign up begins on Tuesday, September 1.

Dinosaur Egg Hunt

Friday, September 11 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Craft Room

Hear some dinosaur stories, then go on a hunt for dinosaur eggs

Sign up begins on Friday, August 28.

Little Scientists: Paper Capers

Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

Charm a paper snake, electrify an ordinary newspaper, step through an index card, defy gravity and more. This is a collaborative effort featuring Ms. Christine, science guru from Pee Wee Patch Preschool, and our science-loving librarians. Drop-in, limit 15.

Music & Movement

Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Early On Oakland County will bring a physical therapist and language specialists in for an enriching musical program for your toddler. Ages 1 & 2 with parents. Drop in.

Paint Creek Boys Concert

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Come listen to the Paint Creek Boys play a blend of country, folk and bluegrass music. A local favorite, the Paint Creek Boys hail from Oxford and have been playing for 10 years. Weather permitting, we will savor the last warm days of summer and enjoy the concert out on the lawn.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

ESL Day Class

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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 in each group! Classes are taught by a certified teacher and will begin the week of September 14th and run through the week of December 7th (no classes Thanksgiving week).

Sign up begins on Monday, August 24.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, September 14 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:30p-6:30p every 1st and 2nd Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, September 14 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:30p-6:30p every 1st and 2nd Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, September 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, September 15 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Doggone Readers with Midas

Tuesday, September 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.

Geek Club

Tuesday, September 15 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!

Doggone Readers with Maggie

Wednesday, September 16 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.

ESL Evening Class

Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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 in each group! Classes are taught by a certified teacher and will begin the week of September 14th and run through the week of December 7th (no classes Thanksgiving week).

Sign up begins on Monday, August 24.

Create Your Own Fiesta

Wednesday, September 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Learn to make a variety of fresh salsas, and guacamole to get our party started. Then enjoy a taste of your creation as we play some traditional fiesta games.

Sign up begins on Wednesday, September 2.

OTPL Team Trivia Tourney

Wednesday, September 16 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Off Site

Gather a team and test your knowledge! The Orion Township Public Library has partnered with the C-Pub to host trivia nights on September 16 and November 12 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.

Stories in the Park with Pete the Cat

Thursday, September 17 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Off Site

Pete the Cat will join us in Children’s Park in downtown Lake Orion for a fun-filled, free family storytime!

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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.

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, September 17 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Picture of yoga

Outdoor Yoga@ the Library

Thursday, September 17 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Whether you are a beginner or experienced Yogi, join us as yoga instructor Renee Westcott leads a series of three Hatha yoga classes outside in the beautiful natural setting surrounding our building. You can register for one or all the classes. Teens and adults are welcome! Please bring a towel or yoga mat. In case of rain, the classes will be held indoors.

Sign up begins on Tuesday, September 1.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Mother Goose

Monday, September 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 Day Class

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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 in each group! Classes are taught by a certified teacher and will begin the week of September 14th and run through the week of December 7th (no classes Thanksgiving week).

Sign up begins on Monday, August 24.

Preschool Pals

Monday, September 21 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, September 21 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:30p-6:30p every 1st and 2nd Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Local Teacher Night

Monday, September 21 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Beautify with Bulbs

Monday, September 21 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Off Site

Come join the experts from Wojo’s Greenhouse and learn all about Fall and Spring bulb gardening. We will cover planning, planting, and maintenance as well as forcing and container design. Come with questions and ideas! This program will be at the Orion Center located at 1335 Joslyn Road. Please reserve your space today by calling the Orion Center at 248.391.0304 x305, spaces are limited.

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, September 21 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions held at the library September-June. The title we are discussing this week is Hammer Head by Nina MacLaughlin

GED Tutoring

Monday, September 21 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Study Room 2

GED Tutoring

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site

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

Mother Goose

Tuesday, September 22 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

Tuesday, September 22 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, September 22 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Member Night

Tuesday, September 22 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Game On!

Tuesday, September 22 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Wednesday, September 23 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Babytime

Wednesday, September 23 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, September 23 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

Will we build? Will we dance? Will we explore? Will we create? There will be something different every time and whatever we do we will be having fun!

Doggone Readers with Maggie

Wednesday, September 23 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.

ESL Evening Class

Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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 in each group! Classes are taught by a certified teacher and will begin the week of September 14th and run through the week of December 7th (no classes Thanksgiving week).

Sign up begins on Monday, August 24.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, September 24 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Mother Goose

Thursday, September 24 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

Thursday, September 24 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.

Quilting Group

Thursday, September 24 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

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Outdoor Yoga @the Library

Thursday, September 24 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Whether you are a beginner or experienced Yogi, join us as yoga instructor Renee Westcott leads a series of three Hatha yoga classes outside in the beautiful natural setting surrounding our building. You can register for one or all the classes. Teens and adults are welcome! Please bring a towel or yoga mat. In case of rain, the classes will be held indoors.

Sign up begins on Tuesday, September 1.

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Minecraft LAN Party Battle

Friday, September 25 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

You’ve played Minecraft, but have you played Minecraft against another library? Register to attend this Minecraft battle between the teens of the Orion Township Public Library and the White Lake Township Library. Register online.

Sign up begins on Monday, August 24.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Bag Day

Saturday, September 26 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale and get a bagful of books for $ 5.00. (Bags supplied by the Friends)

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, September 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Mother Goose

Monday, September 28 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 Day Class

Monday, September 28 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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 in each group! Classes are taught by a certified teacher and will begin the week of September 14th and run through the week of December 7th (no classes Thanksgiving week).

Sign up begins on Monday, August 24.

Preschool Pals

Monday, September 28 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.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, September 28 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday or 5:30p-6:30p every 1st and 2nd Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Book Discussion at the C-Pub

Monday, September 28 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 "Big Brother" by Lionel Shriver, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Big Brother / Lionel Shriver

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