Events

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  • Adult
  • Outreach
  • Friends of the Library

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, May 25 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.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, May 25 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Sponsored by McLaren Oakland, this workshop is Michigan’s version of the award winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Learn to manage your chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions. Techniques taught in this workshop include healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, stress management, pain management, and others. Every participant who attends 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a $30.00 gas card from the sponsors of this grant funded program!

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Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, May 25 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Meet monthly to improve your writing and share ideas with peers. Please bring one or two pages of your work with enough copies to share.

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Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, May 26 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Quilting Group

Thursday, May 26 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.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 31 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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 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!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, June 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.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, June 1 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Sponsored by McLaren Oakland, this workshop is Michigan’s version of the award winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Learn to manage your chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions. Techniques taught in this workshop include healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, stress management, pain management, and others. Every participant who attends 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a $30.00 gas card from the sponsors of this grant funded program!

Sign Up

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, June 2 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

Thursday, June 2 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Game lovers of all abilities are welcome to try the newest tabletop games, along with classic board games and card games. Drop in and meet up with other like-minded gamers!

Lego @ the Library

Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

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

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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, June 6 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. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, June 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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.

Get Ready, Get Set, Dance!

Tuesday, June 7 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Get your morning started with a dance party. Bring your dancing shoes to move and groove to some of your favorite tunes.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, June 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!

Teen Volunteer Orientation - Summer

Tuesday, June 7 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Need to get some volunteer hours this summer? Come and learn our new summer reading software and spend some time encouraging kids to read this summer. You will be equipped to log in reading time, redeem prizes, and award raffle tickets.

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Geek Club

Tuesday, June 7 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, June 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.

Stories in the Park

Wednesday, June 8 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Off Site

We are excited to take story time on the road. Join us this summer at Children's Park to hear some fun stories and songs. There is nothing like a fun time with friends at the park. We hope to see you there!

Book Bunch Book Club

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

Location: Meeting Room B

The group will be discussing the book "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin. The next title to be read for July will be "The Last Girls" by Lee Smith.

Teen Volunteer Orientation - Summer

Wednesday, June 8 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Need to get some volunteer hours this summer? Come and learn our new summer reading software and spend some time encouraging kids to read this summer. You will be equipped to log in reading time, redeem prizes, and award raffle tickets.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Sponsored by McLaren Oakland, this workshop is Michigan’s version of the award winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Learn to manage your chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions. Techniques taught in this workshop include healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, stress management, pain management, and others. Every participant who attends 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a $30.00 gas card from the sponsors of this grant funded program!

Sign Up

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, June 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Quilting Group

Thursday, June 9 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.

Lions Club Vision Screenings

Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Lions Club partnering with the Library to offer vision screening free of charge to patrons at the library ages 6 months to five years old.

Summer Reading Kick-off

Saturday, June 11 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Summer Reading Kick-off

Ragtime Piano Concert for the whole family

Saturday, June 11 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Reading Garden

As part of the Summer Reading Kick-off, pianist Matthew Ball brings us a rollicking old-time piano concert with songs for all ages! Described as Michigan’s leading boogie-woogie pianist, Oakland County resident Matthew Ball has trained extensively as both a classic and jazz pianist. Bring the family, this is one not to miss! www.boogiewoogiekid.com

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, June 13 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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.

Nursery Rhyme Olympics

Monday, June 13 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Listen to your favorite Nursery Rhymes, and then participate in fun games and challenges.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, June 13 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. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Youth Book Bingo

Monday, June 13 from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Doggone Readers with MIdas

Monday, June 13 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity 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.

Kindermusik Morning for 0-18 mos

Tuesday, June 14 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 0-18 months and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik's blend of singing, dancing, and musical activities. This program is led by Kindermusik instructor Mrs. Giselle and is sponsored by the Clarkston Conservatory. Drop in!

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, June 14 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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.

Kindermusik Morning for 18 mos - 3 year olds

Tuesday, June 14 from 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 18 months - 3 years and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik's blend of singing, dancing, and musical activities. This program is led by Miss Giselle and is sponsored by the Clarkston Conservatory. Drop in!

Kindermusik Morning for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday, June 14 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 3 - 5 years old and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik's blend of singing, dancing, and musical activities. This program is led by Mrs. Giselle and is sponsored by the Clarkston Conservatory. Drop in!

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, June 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!

Roaming readers Walking Club

Wednesday, June 15 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Trail Entrance - Library Parking Lot

We will meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as we walk! You don’t have to read any particular book to participate, the informal discussion will be about books you are currently reading and what your favorite books are. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine, socialize with fellow book lovers, and take home recommendations of what to read next!

Sign Up

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, June 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.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, June 15 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Sponsored by McLaren Oakland, this workshop is Michigan’s version of the award winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Learn to manage your chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions. Techniques taught in this workshop include healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, stress management, pain management, and others. Every participant who attends 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a $30.00 gas card from the sponsors of this grant funded program!

Sign Up

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

The group will be discussing the book "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin. The next title to be read for July will be "The Last Girls" by Lee Smith.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, June 16 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Library Board Meeting

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

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

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Outdoor Yoga @ your library

Thursday, June 16 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Exercise and relax your mind and body; enjoy yoga outside in nature! 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. Drop-in, no registration needed. Teens and adults are welcome. Please bring a towel or yoga mat. In case of rain, the classes will be held indoors.

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Doggone Readers with Mazie Lu

Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable yellow lab Mazie Lu. Choose a longer book or several shorter books to read aloud to him during the hot summer weather, and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Tasting and Touring Michigan

Saturday, June 18 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Tasting and Touring Michigan: Join Jaye Beeler for a photo tour, talk and tasting based on her delicious book, "Tasting and Touring Michigan's Homegrown Food: A Culinary Roadtrip" -- Arbutus Press. Jaye travels Michigan's culinary landscape from the Straits of Mackinac to Lake Michigan's fruit belt and urban farms in Detroit. Nibble your way into summer's ripeness with Jaye's pesto, berry tart, summer minestrone, and hand-crafted Michigan cheese board -- the start of many good things. Book-signing will follow the presentation. The book cost $29.95 plus Michigan sales tax which makes it $31.75.

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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, June 20 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. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Puppet Show

Monday, June 20 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Cook the Book @ your Library

Monday, June 20 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

Grab your apron and sign up! You select and make a recipe from the cookbook chosen, bring enough to share, and meet to discuss and sample recipes from that month’s cookbook. Register online, or by calling 248 693-3001. This month's cookbooks, The Outdoor Table, by April McKinney or Summer on a Plate, by Anna Pump will be available at the reference desk during June.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, June 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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, June 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!

Gobstopper Games

Tuesday, June 21 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Victory and defeat has never tasted this sweet. Join your friends with some fun challenges that revolve around sweet treats. Become a candy Olympian and taste the sweetness of the games.

Sign up begins on Tuesday, June 7.

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Geek Club

Tuesday, June 21 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!

Roaming Readers Walking Club

Wednesday, June 22 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Off Site

We will meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as we walk! You don’t have to read any particular book to participate, the informal discussion will be about books you are currently reading and what your favorite books are. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine, socialize with fellow book lovers, and take home recommendations of what to read next!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, June 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.

Glow in the Dark Geometry

Wednesday, June 22 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Build 3-dimensional objects and then see them glow in the dark! Drop-in, limit 30

Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, June 22 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Meet monthly to improve your writing and share ideas with peers. Please bring one or two pages of your work with enough copies to share.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, June 23 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.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, June 23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Quilting Group

Thursday, June 23 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 @ your Library

Thursday, June 23 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Exercise and relax your mind and body; enjoy yoga outside in nature! 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. Drop-in, no registration needed. Teens and adults are welcome. Please bring a towel or yoga mat. In case of rain, the classes will be held indoors.

Introduction to Archery

Saturday, June 25 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Reading Garden

Archery instructors from the Royal Oak Archers will be here to go over the important safety tips of shooting archery and then all participants will have the opportunity to practice and shoot a bow and arrow. Register online.

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, June 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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, June 27 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. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Doggone Readers with MIdas

Monday, June 27 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity 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.

Color Me Calm

Monday, June 27 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Color Me Calm

Book Discussion at the C-Pub

Monday, June 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Off Site - C-Pub

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 this month's book, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, June 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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, June 28 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!

Bracelet-Making Fun!

Tuesday, June 28 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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.

Sign up begins on Tuesday, June 14.

Roaming readers Walking Club

Wednesday, June 29 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Off Site

We will meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as we walk! You don’t have to read any particular book to participate, the informal discussion will be about books you are currently reading and what your favorite books are. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine, socialize with fellow book lovers, and take home recommendations of what to read next!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, June 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.

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DIY Nail Polish

Wednesday, June 29 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

A perfect gift or treat for yourself! Create your very own custom nail polish with Camille Leinbach from Autumn Moon Aesthetics. Register online.

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Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

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

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

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Outdoor Yoga @ the library

Thursday, June 30 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Exercise and relax your mind and body; enjoy yoga outside in nature! 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. Drop-in, no registration needed. Teens and adults are welcome. Please bring a towel or yoga mat. In case of rain, the classes will be held indoors.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 5 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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, July 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 logo

Geek Club

Tuesday, July 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!

Roaming readers Walking Club

Wednesday, July 6 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Off Site

We will meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as we walk! You don’t have to read any particular book to participate, the informal discussion will be about books you are currently reading and what your favorite books are. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine, socialize with fellow book lovers, and take home recommendations of what to read next!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, July 6 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.

Cars Movie Fun @ the Library

Wednesday, July 6 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Watch "Cars" and have a snack at the library.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, July 7 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

Thursday, July 7 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Game lovers of all abilities are welcome to try the newest tabletop games, along with classic board games and card games. Drop in and meet up with other like-minded gamers!

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The Great Escape Room!

Friday, July 8 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

It’s after-hours and you’re trapped inside the library! The only way to escape is by working together to solve clues and riddles. Register online.

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Lego @ the Library

Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

Lions Club Vision Screenings

Saturday, July 9 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Lions Club partnering with the Library to offer vision screening free of charge to patrons at the library ages 6 months to five years old

Game Day

Saturday, July 9 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Game Day

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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, July 11 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. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Kindermusik Morning for 0-18 mos

Tuesday, July 12 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 0-18 months and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik's blend of singing, dancing, and musical activities. This program is led by Kindermusik instructor Miss Buffie and is sponsored by the Clarkston Conservatory. Drop in!

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 12 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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.

Kindermusik Morning for 18 mos - 3 year olds

Tuesday, July 12 from 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 18 months - 3 years old and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik's blend of singing, dancing, and musical activities. This program is led by Kindermusik instructor Miss Buffie and is sponsored by the Clarkston Conservatory. Drop in!

Orion History Coffee Hour

Tuesday, July 12 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

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

Kindermusik Morning for 3 - 5 year olds

Tuesday, July 12 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Children ages 3 - 5 years old and parents join in the creative experience of Kindermusik's blend of singing, dancing, and musical activities. This program is led by Kindermusik instructor Miss Buffie and is sponsored by the Clarkston Conservatory. Drop in!

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, July 12 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!

Roaming readers Walking Club

Wednesday, July 13 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Off Site

We will meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as we walk! You don’t have to read any particular book to participate, the informal discussion will be about books you are currently reading and what your favorite books are. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine, socialize with fellow book lovers, and take home recommendations of what to read next!

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "The Last Girls" by Lee Smith. The next title to be read for August will be "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman.

Toilet Paper Olympics

Wednesday, July 13 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

What do the shot put, the long jump, a relay and toilet paper have in common? Drop in and find out. Limit 30.

Olympic rings in chocolate

Chocolate Olympics

Thursday, July 14 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

If death-defying Freestyle Aerials are not your game, maybe the Chocolate Olympics are more your style! At this very sweet program you will compete in a variety of chocolaty challenges. Bring your friends and bring your appetite! Register online.

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Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, July 14 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Quilting Group

Thursday, July 14 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.

Bike the Polly Ann Trail

Saturday, July 16 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Trail Entrance - Library Parking Lot

Bike south on the Polly Ann Trail to the Yates Cider Mill for a FREE donut and cider, then turn around and return to the library for a total ride of 5 miles. Stop at the library when done riding, and receive a prize! The Oakland County Sheriff’s department will be at the library from 10:00a-10:30a to share bicycle safety tips. Oakland County Parks will have some bikes available to use, and HealthQuest will be on site offering free bicycle fittings for energy preservation and to help maximize efficiency for riders.

Doggone Readers with Mazie Lu

Saturday, July 16 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable yellow lab Mazie Lu. Choose a longer book or several shorter books to read aloud to him during the hot summer weather, and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, July 18 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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.

Build It Day

Monday, July 18 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

We have cardboard, wooden, Lego and more kinds of blocks to build with; bring your creativity and have some fun building with blocks.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, July 18 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. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Crates Coffee

Monday, July 18 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Off Site

Come discuss a popular nonfiction title over coffee at Crates, located south of Clarkston Rd. on M24. Call the reference desk at 248-693-3001 to find out this month's book.

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Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 19 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

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, July 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!

Noodlin' Around

Tuesday, July 19 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Pool noodles are not just for water anymore. Find out what fun you can have noodlin' around. We aren't stringing you along, this will be the most fun you have had all summer!

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Geek Club

Tuesday, July 19 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!

Roaming readers Walking Club

Wednesday, July 20 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Off Site

We will meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as we walk! You don’t have to read any particular book to participate, the informal discussion will be about books you are currently reading and what your favorite books are. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine, socialize with fellow book lovers, and take home recommendations of what to read next!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, July 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.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

The group will be discussing the book "The Last Girls" by Lee Smith. The next title to be read for August will be "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, July 21 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Library Board Meeting

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

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

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Overnight Lock-In

Friday, July 22 from 9:30 PM to 6:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

If you participated in the teen summer reading program this year students in 7-12 grade are eligible to attend the Overnight Lock-In! 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! Registration for the lock-in opens June 20.

Sign up begins on Monday, June 20.

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Midnight Lock-In

Friday, July 22 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 for the midnight lock-in opens June 20.

Sign up begins on Monday, June 20.

Wildlife Safari

Saturday, July 23 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

See and touch creatures both great and small from around the world and listen to great adventures!

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