Events

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Youth Chairs

Library Garage Sale

Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Due to library renovations, we have numerous library items looking for good homes: office chairs, shelving, computer equipment, and other miscellaneous treasures.

Music & Movement

Saturday, March 28 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Craft Room

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.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Mother Goose

Monday, March 30 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, March 30 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, March 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.

Storytime With a Twist

Tuesday, March 31 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, March 31 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!

Chess Club

Tuesday, March 31 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

If you are new to strategy games or if you are a master, this club is for you. Learn the rules of chess, and play with your peers.

Mother Goose

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

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Babytime

Wednesday, April 1 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 2 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 2 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, April 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Mother Goose

Monday, April 6 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, April 6 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, April 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, April 7 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Chess Club

Tuesday, April 7 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

If you are new to strategy games or if you are a master, this club is for you. Learn the rules of chess, and play with your peers.

Mother Goose

Wednesday, April 8 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.

Friends Fiesta Planning

Wednesday, April 8 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Conference Room

Friends Fiesta Planning

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 8 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Babytime

Wednesday, April 8 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, April 8 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. The next title to be read for May will be "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, April 8 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.

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 9 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, April 9 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

GFWC General Meeting

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 9 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Book Bingo

Friday, April 10 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

International TableTop Day

Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

It's time to celebrate International TableTop Day again! 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, April 11 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!

Mother Goose

Monday, April 13 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, April 13 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.

Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden

Monday, April 13 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Off Site

Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden -- Eat what you grow! The experts from Wojo's Greenhouse will teach you how to plan, plant, grow, and harvest your best Michigan Garden EVER! Program is at the Orion Center, in the Arts and Crafts Room (on the lower level). Participants must register to reserve space - register by calling the Orion Center at 248-391-0304 ext 305. Spaces are limited.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, April 13 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.

Cook the Book: a Cookbook Book Club

Monday, April 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman or Forks over Knives by Del Sroufe
Do you love browsing through cookbooks, trying new recipes, and then sampling and sharing new dishes? If so, grab your apron and sign up! We pick the cookbooks, you select and make a recipe from one of the cookbooks, then we all get together to share the finished products and discuss the book. Register online, or by calling 248 693-3001. Cookbooks will be available at the adult reference desk during the month preceding the discussion, or can be requested through MeLCat.

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Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, April 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.

1, 2, 3 Play with Me: Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday, April 14 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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, April 14 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!

Chess Club

Tuesday, April 14 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

If you are new to strategy games or if you are a master, this club is for you. Learn the rules of chess, and play with your peers.

Mother Goose

Wednesday, April 15 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, April 15 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Babytime

Wednesday, April 15 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 16 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 16 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, April 16 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

The group will be discussing the book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. The next title to be read for May will be "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon.

Beginners' Computer Lab

Thursday, April 16 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 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.

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, April 16 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Decoding the Common Core Standards

Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Common Core State Standards are all the buzz in education. Youth Services Librarian Kristen Remenar will "decode" the Common Core and share strategies our children need to succeed in school.

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2015 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Friday, April 17 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to honor our adult/special needs volunteers. Staff will also be present.

Afterhours Movie and Pizza Party: Mockingjay Part 1

Friday, April 17 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Join your friends for a special afterhours movie night at the library. We will be watching Mockingjay Part 1 based on the popular novel by Suzanne Collins. Register Online.

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3,000 Miles by Bicycle!

Saturday, April 18 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

During the summer of 2012, educators James and Lauren Dake rode their bicycles from Michigan
to California in a 3,000 mile journey across America. Hear their stories, experiences, and encounters as they share a slideshow of their two-wheeled adventure across the country. After surviving their bike trip, Lauren and James were married in Oxford, and now live in Elk Rapids.

Recycled Art with Cub Scout Pack 59

Saturday, April 18 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Cub Scout Pack 59 will supply the materials and help children make recycled art as part of their community service project. Once the projects are completed, children will have the option of entering the Recycled Art Competition at the Orion Art Center. Feel free to bring your own recycled materials.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, April 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, April 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.

1, 2, 3 Play with Me: Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday, April 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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, April 21 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Geek Club

Tuesday, April 21 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!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, April 22 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: James Ingram 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.

Wet Basement Workshop

Thursday, April 23 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

This Wet Basement Workshop will focus on finding better ways to manage surface water so that it remains outside the basement and home. Ronald K. Gay, licensed builder and author of the book 5 Steps to a Dry Basement or Crawl Space, has been consulting on homeowner issues for over twenty-five years, and specializes in finding solutions to wet basements. Copies of the book will be for sale after the program.

Music & Movement

Saturday, April 25 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.

Stop-Motion Workshop

Saturday, April 25 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Alex Thomas will be here to show participants how to build their very own custom, stop-motion puppet and bring it to life using the art, and the magic of stop-motion animation. All participants of the stop-motion animation workshop will also receive a free DVD copy of all animation produced during the workshop with their name on it! Register online.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, April 27 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, April 27 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.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, April 27 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: James Ingram 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, April 27 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 "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001. In the Shadow of the Banyan / Vaddey Ratner

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, April 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.

1, 2, 3 Play with Me: Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday, April 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 29 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.

Friends Gala Set-Up

Friday, May 1 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Friends Gala Set-Up

Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year! Children, teens and adults are all welcome to stop by the library and select a free comic book of their choice. While supplies last.

Star Wars Day

Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

May the Force be with you! Each year, fans gather on May 4th to celebrate their love of Star Wars, but the library has decided to have a Star Wars event a few days early. All ages and families drop in eat snacks, create crafts, watch a film, and share the enjoyment of this Science Fiction masterpiece. Come in costume for the chance to win a prize!
10:00a-12:00p – Youth crafts
11:00a-12:00p – Teen crafts
12:30p-2:00p – Special showing of a Star Wars film
2:30p-4:00p – Special appearances and presentation

Teen Star Wars Day Craft: Stencil and Bleach a T-shirt

Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Those interested in participating in the Teen Star Wars Day craft which is creating a t-shirt design with a stencil and bleach must register beforehand. The Star Wars stencils and bleach will be provided but please bring a dark colored shirt of your own to decorate.

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Fairy Tale Fun

Monday, May 4 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A

Experience a favorite fairy tale with stories, songs, puppets and a craft; fun for all!

Book Bingo

Monday, May 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Play traditional bingo and win books! Bring a friend or neighbor for a free, fun filled evening.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 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.

1, 2, 3 Play with Me: Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday, May 5 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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, May 5 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, May 5 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, May 6 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.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, May 6 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.

Lego @ the Library

Saturday, May 9 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!

Matt Watroba presents "The Power of Singing, the Power of Song"

Saturday, May 9 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Matt Watroba returns to Michigan with a music program titled "The Power of Singing, The Power of Song" which is an interactive family-friendly concert with traditional and original songs, storytelling and sing-alongs! Matt love entertaining the audience with his voice and guitar. All ages welcome.

Beer Brewing 101

Monday, May 11 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

This class will give you the basics on brewing your own homemade craft beer! Topics include equipment techniques and ingredients needed to create your own homebrew. Class will be taught by Johnny Blast from Hopman's Beer and Wine.

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Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 12 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.

1, 2, 3 Play with Me: Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday, May 12 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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, May 12 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, May 12 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, May 13 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, May 13 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon. The next title to be read for June will be "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.

Be A Superhero!

Thursday, May 14 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Teachers from the Orion Art Center will show you how to make superhero accessories like masks and shields out of cardboard, paint, and other materials.

Friends Gala Set-Up

Friday, May 15 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Friends Gala Set-Up

Music & Movement

Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Craft Room

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.

Passport to Spring - Mexico: An Evening of Colors, Flavors, and Traditions

Saturday, May 16 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Friends of the Orion Township Library, in collaboration with the group Mexicanas en Michigan, invite you to join us at our 2015 Passport to Spring – Mexico: An Evening of Colors, Flavors and Traditions. Experience a festive and magical evening as our library is transformed into five of the most traditional and colorful states of Mexico. Prepare to enjoy live mariachi band music, traditional folk dances, and a variety of authentic Mexican food and drinks. Learn interesting historical and cultural facts about Mexico!

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, May 18 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, May 19 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, May 19 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, May 20 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.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Wednesday, May 20 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.

Kindermusik Mornings

Thursday, May 21 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.

Kindermusik Mornings

Thursday, May 21 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.

Kindermusik Mornings

Thursday, May 21 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.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, May 21 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

The group will be discussing the book "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon. The next title to be read for June will be "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, May 21 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, May 25 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 26 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

Needle Arts Circle

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

Location: James Ingram Room

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

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