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Michigan Libraries for Life

Monday, October 06, 2014 through Saturday, October 11, 2014

Stop by the Orion Township Public Library during Michigan Libraries for Life week and become an organ donor. Volunteers and library staff will be in the lobby to answer questions, provide fun give-away items and, most importantly, help library patrons sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors. In addition, the "Memories from Michigan" donor family quilt will be on display which tells the stories of organ, eye, and tissue donors through panels that have been personalized by their families. For more information about Michigan Libraries for Life, see https://sites.google.com/site/michiganlibraries4life/.

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 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.

Family Place Parent-Child Workshop:Class is Now Full

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 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.

Sign Up

ESL Conversation Group

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 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, September 30, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

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.

Babytime

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Facebook 101 for Seniors

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

Facebook is a social gathering place on the Internet that you can use to connect with family and friends far and wide! Learn about settings, your timeline, and how to share photos. If you need to create your own Facebook account, please arrive a few minutes early.

Sign Up

Policy Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Policy Committee Meeting

Mother Goose

Thursday, October 02, 2014 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, October 02, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Beautiful Bountiful Bulbs

Thursday, October 02, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Bulb Gardening program

ACT Practice Exam

Saturday, October 04, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Sylvan Learning Center will be at the library to give a 45 minute seminar and then administer a full ACT practice exam. Students will receive their exam scores in 1-2 weeks. Bring a snack and calculator. Participants are responsible to know if your calculator is permitted on the exam. There is a $10.00 charge. Checks can be made out to Sylvan Learning Center and are due the day of the exam at the latest (Sylvan will also accept cash). Registration for students in 9-12 is required. NOTE: There is an October 25 ACT Test date.

Sign Up

Mother Goose

Monday, October 06, 2014 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, October 06, 2014 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.

Book Bingo

Monday, October 06, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 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.

Family Place Parent-Child Workshop:Class is Now Full

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 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.

Sign Up

ESL Conversation Group

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 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!

Seniors Helping Seniors Program

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Presented by Seniors Helping Seniors, will provide information for seniors, their families, and caregivers. Medicaid Planning and VA Benefits presented by Jim Parker & Safety in the Home presented by Stacy Thom.

Chess Club

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

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.

Geek Club

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Babytime

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "The Scent of Rain and Lightning" by Nancy Pickard. The next title to be read for November will be "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers:Registration Required

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 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.

Sign Up

Toilet Training Basics: Registration Required

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

To register contact Sue McIntyre at 248-209-2520 or email susan.mcintyre@oakland.k12.mi.us
Early On Oakland will discuss toilet training basics such as the right time to start, recognizing signs of readiness and the procedures to follow.

Mother Goose

Thursday, October 09, 2014 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, October 09, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Seniors Helping Seniors Program

Thursday, October 09, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Presented by Seniors Helping Seniors, will provide information for seniors, their families, and caregivers. Medicaid Planning and VA Benefits presented by Jim Parker & Safety in the Home presented by Stacy Thom.

Lego @ the Library

Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Beginners Computer Lab

Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

The Beginners Computer Lab is a drop-in lab at the library designed to help you practice basic computer skills like using a mouse and keyboard, selecting, copying and pasting text, saving documents, or setting up an email account. We will provide guided activities and librarian assistance to help you become more comfortable using computers for everyday tasks.

Mutt Club - Give Me Shelter

Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Meet some loveable pets looking for a home and learn about how the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center cares for stray animals.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, October 13, 2014 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 or Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Sign Up

Securing Your Retirement

Monday, October 13, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Millions of Americans are worried about how they will generate predictable and reliable retirement income. Learn strategies to grow your portfolio, reduce your taxes, and protect your retirement nest egg while generating a reliable income to finance your retirement dreams.
All attendees will receive a complimentary Retirement Investment Strategy guide. Presented by Financial Advisor Todd Daniels, CRPC

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Book Discussion at the C-Pub

Monday, October 13, 2014 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 Round House" by Louise Erdrich, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

ESL Conversation Group

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 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, October 14, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

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, September 30.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

The group will be discussing the book "The Scent of Rain and Lightning" by Nancy Pickard. The next title to be read for November will be "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green.

Building Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Conference Room

Building Committee Meeting

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Music & Movement

Saturday, October 18, 2014 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.

Neon Glow Art & Spooky Stories

Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Get ready for Halloween with spooky stories, create fun art projects with neon paint, and see how neon colors glow under a black light. Sign up begins on Saturday, October 4.

Light Between Oceans book discussion

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, October 20, 2014 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.

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

ESL Conversation Group

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 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, October 21, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers:Canceled

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 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.

Sign Up

Beginners Computer Lab

Thursday, October 23, 2014 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 like using a mouse and keyboard, selecting, copying and pasting text, saving documents, or setting up an email account. We will provide guided activities and librarian assistance to help you become more comfortable using computers for everyday tasks.

GFWC General Meeting

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

GFWC General Meeting

Special Needs Storytime

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

This storytime is for children ages 2-5 who may feel more comfortable attending a smaller program. We will have stories, music, and lots of fun! Sign up begins on Saturday, October 4.

Haunted House Set-Up

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Volunteers needed to help set-up the annual kid-friendly haunted house. Bring your own scary props and snacks will be provided!

Mother Goose

Monday, October 27, 2014 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, October 27, 2014 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.

Haunted House

Monday, October 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Drop in October 27-30 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library?s annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Ages birth to 5th grade welcome.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, October 27, 2014 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 or Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Sign Up

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 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, October 28, 2014 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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A

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

Mother Goose

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 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, October 28, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

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.

Haunted House

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Drop in October 27-30 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library?s annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Ages birth to 5th grade welcome.

Babytime

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Haunted House

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Drop in October 27-30 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library?s annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Ages birth to 5th grade welcome.

Mother Goose

Thursday, October 30, 2014 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, October 30, 2014 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.

Haunted House

Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Drop in October 27-30 from 6:00p-8:00p if you dare for the library?s annual kid-friendly haunted house put on by teen volunteers. Ages birth to 5th grade welcome.

Halloween Stories and Parade

Friday, October 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A

Wear your costume and join us for stories, then march through the library to participate in our Halloween parade!

Vote for the 2nd Annual Dragon Award!

Monday, November 03, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Periodical Room

Vote for the Second Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. The week of November 3, cast your vote online. On November 7, join us for a victory party where we will announce the winner of this year?s Dragon Award!

Mother Goose

Monday, November 03, 2014 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, November 03, 2014 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.

Vote for the 2nd Annual Dragon Award!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

Vote for the Second Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. The week of November 3, cast your vote online. On November 7, join us for a victory party where we will announce the winner of this year?s Dragon Award!

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 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, November 04, 2014 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

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Mother Goose

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 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, November 04, 2014 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.

Geek Club

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Vote for the 2nd Annual Dragon Award!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Periodical Room

Vote for the Second Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. The week of November 3, cast your vote online. On November 7, join us for a victory party where we will announce the winner of this year?s Dragon Award!

Babytime

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Pinterest 101 for Seniors

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. If you need to sign up for a Pinterest account please arrive a few minutes early. Sign up begins on Wednesday, October 22.

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers:Registration Required

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 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.

Sign Up

C-Pub Trivia Night

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Off Site

Gather a team and test your knowledge! The Orion Township Public Library is excited to announce trivia nights hosted at the C-Pub on September 24 and November 5 starting at 7:30p. Call 248.693.3001 to register your team of 3-5 people. Gift cards to the C-Pub will be awarded to the top three teams along with a trophy for the first place team and future bragging rights.
The C-Pub is located in Canterbury Village at 2325 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI.

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Vote for the 2nd Annual Dragon Award!

Thursday, November 06, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Periodical Room

Vote for the Second Annual Dragon Award! Five chapter books will be nominated to earn our special award. Read the books and campaign for your favorite on our website. The week of November 3, cast your vote online. On November 7, join us for a victory party where we will announce the winner of this year?s Dragon Award!

Mother Goose

Thursday, November 06, 2014 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, November 06, 2014 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.

A Cookbook Book Club

Cook the Book: A Cookbook Book Club

Thursday, November 06, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes, and sampling and sharing new dishes? Then grab your apron and sign up for Orion Library's brand new book club! We pick the cookbook, you select and make a recipe from that cookbook, then we all get together to share the finished products and discuss the book. Please peruse and bring a favorite from one of the Pioneer Woman's Cookbooks:


Visit the author's website at http://thepioneerwoman.com/.
Cookbooks will be available at the adult reference desk during October.

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Dragon Award Victory Party

Friday, November 07, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Join us for a victory party where we will announce the winner of this year?s Dragon Award! Please have read at least one of this year's nominees so you can join in the discussion. Sign up begins on Friday, October 24.

Humans vs. Zombies

Friday, November 07, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

It?s that time of the year again! Humans vs. Zombies has returned for the third year in a row. Bring your NERF gun, assemble a team and get ready to see if you can survive the zombie apocalypse. There will be pizza to keep your energy level high. Register Online.

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GFWC General Meeting

Saturday, November 08, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

GFWC General Meeting

Lego @ the Library

Saturday, November 08, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Beginners Computer Lab

Saturday, November 08, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

The Beginners Computer Lab is a drop-in lab at the library designed to help you practice basic computer skills like using a mouse and keyboard, selecting, copying and pasting text, saving documents, or setting up an email account. We will provide guided activities and librarian assistance to help you become more comfortable using computers for everyday tasks.

Mother Goose

Monday, November 10, 2014 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, November 10, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, November 10, 2014 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 or Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Sign Up

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 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, November 11, 2014 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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A

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

Mother Goose

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 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!

Seniors Helping Seniors Program

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Presented by Seniors Helping Seniors, will provide information for seniors, their families, and caregivers. How to be an Engaged Healthcare Consumer presented by Carol DeVore & Medical Billing Errors that Affect Your Wallet presented by Rachel Decena.

Chess Club

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

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.

Puppet-O-Rama

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

Do you want to be a puppeteer? You?ve already got what it takes: fingers and hands! So let?s get started by making your very own puppet pal to take home. Sign up begins on Tuesday, October 28.

Anime Trivia Night

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Test your knowledge of popular anime shows and graphic novels in an Anime Trivia Night extravaganza! Amazing anime and manga prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Register online.

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Babytime

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

The group will be discussing the book "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green. The next title to be read for December will be "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin.

Mother Goose

Thursday, November 13, 2014 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, November 13, 2014 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.

Book Bunch & Thursday Afternoon Movie

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

The Book Bunch Book Club and Thursday Afternoon Book Club will be getting together to watch the film based on the book that was read for November, "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green.

Seniors Helping Seniors Program

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Presented by Seniors Helping Seniors, will provide information for seniors, their families, and caregivers. How to be an Engaged Healthcare Consumer presented by Carol DeVore & Medical Billing Errors that Affect Your Wallet presented by Rachel Decena.

International Games Day @ your library

Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

OTPL will join hundreds of libraries throughout the country for the seventh annual International Games Day @ your library. All ages are welcome to drop in and play some games. We'll have board games, card games, and more for all ages and skills, so be sure to bring the whole family for lots of gaming fun.

Music & Movement

Saturday, November 15, 2014 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.

Mother Goose

Monday, November 17, 2014 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, November 17, 2014 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.

Hot Lights Cold Steel book discussion

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, November 17, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

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

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 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, November 18, 2014 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

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Mother Goose

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 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!

5th Grade Battle of the Books Kickoff

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Computer Lab

5th graders, if you love good books and a good challenge, join the Battle of the Books! Get a team of three, four, or five 5th graders together with a coach, read the titles chosen by the librarians, and compete in the Battle in March.

Battle of the Books Kick-Off

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

5th graders, if you love good books and a good challenge, join the Battle of the Books! Get a team of three, four, or five 5th graders together with a coach, read the titles chosen by the librarians, and compete in the Battle in March.

Geek Club

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Babytime

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 10:40 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Preschool Pals

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Craft Room

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

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers:Registration Required

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Craft Room

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

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Mother Goose

Thursday, November 20, 2014 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, November 20, 2014 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.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

The group will be discussing the book "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green. The next title to be read for December will be "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin.

Beginners Computer Lab

Thursday, November 20, 2014 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 like using a mouse and keyboard, selecting, copying and pasting text, saving documents, or setting up an email account. We will provide guided activities and librarian assistance to help you become more comfortable using computers for everyday tasks.

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

Library Board Meeting

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Former Army Captain and bestselling author Luis Carlos Montalvan travels the world with his loyal companion, Tuesday, the service dog and subject of his book Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Montalvan will discuss his personal experience with life after war and how Tuesday saved him from his mental health issues stemming from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Ragtime, Boogie and Blues Piano Concert

Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Pianist Matthew Ball brings his rollickin’ concert of old-time piano fun with favorites like The Entertainer, Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, In the Mood, and many more. Described as Michigan’s leading boogie-woogie pianist, Oakland county resident Matthew Ball holds a BA in both Music and History, and has trained extensively as both a classic and jazz pianist. Bring the family, this is one not to miss! www.boogiewoogiekid.com

Mutt Club - Doggone Readers: Registration Required

Monday, November 24, 2014 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 or Maggie and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Sign Up

Book Discussion at the C-Pub

Monday, November 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Off Site

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

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site

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

ESL Conversation Group

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

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

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 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!

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