Outreach, Senior & Homebound Services

Traveling Exhibit – Exploring Human Origins

At the Orion Library – Saturday, July 30 through Monday, August 22.  Based on a popular exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human? explores the process of scientific investigation by shedding light on what we know about human evolution and how we know it. The exhibition seeks to foster a positive dialogue with people from different cultural perspectives and a respectful exploration into the science of human origins.

Exploring Human Origins – Schedule of Events

depiction of cave painting

various humanoid skulls

statue of early man and child

human handprint outline on rock

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"The Giving Season" illustration by Matt Faulkner

The Giving Season: Author / Illustrator Fair

Saturday, December 5th, 2015 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM If you’re an author / illustrator who would like to participate in this event, please download and complete the Author / Illustrator Application (pdf) and email it to Kate Kloor at kkloor@orionlibrary.org.  Please note: Participation is by application only and the Orion Library reserves the […]

Trust No One by Jayne Krentz book cover

New Large Print

The Library received some great new Large Print books in February.  We’ve shared a couple below that we think sound fantastic, but you can see the list of all the new titles HERE. It’s no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. […]

13 Soldiers by John McCain and Mark Salter book cover

January New Large Print

The library received some wonderful new Large Print titles in January.  Below are a couple we think sound really interesting, but you can see the whole list HERE. John McCain’s evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War of 1776 […]

book cover of Revival by Stephen King

End of 2014 New Large Print

The Library ended 2014 with some great new additions to our Large Print collection.  Below are two of the new books that we think you’ll really enjoy, but you can see the whole list of new Large Print received in December HERE. In a small New England town over half a century ago, a boy […]

book cover of The Good Son

New November Large Print Books

OTPL received some fantastic new Large Print titles in November.  To see the whole list, click HERE.  Here are just a couple of the books that we think you’ll really enjoy: At the heart of The Good Son is the most important relationship in JFK Jr.’s life: that with his mother, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Andersen […]

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman book cover

October’s New Large Print

We got quite the selection of new Large Print Books during the month of October.  To view the whole list, click HERE.  But here are just a couple great non-fiction titles that we think you will enjoy. With her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up […]

Upcoming Programs for Adults & Seniors

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Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 26 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 26 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 27 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 27 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A

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.

Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, July 27 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.

HP Harry Potter Logo

Harry Potter Day

Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Come and celebrate the magic of the wizarding world at the Library’s first Harry Potter Day. All ages are welcome to drop in and eat snacks, create crafts, enjoy activities, watch a movie, and share in the enjoyment of all things Harry Potter! Come in costume for a chance to win a special prize.

10:00a-12:00p - Youth crafts and activities
10:00a-12:00p - Teen crafts and activities
12:30p-3:00p - Special showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
3:30p-4:30p - Live Owl Presentation - Howell Nature Center

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, August 1 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, August 1 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.

Cook the Book

Monday, August 1 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. This month's cookbook, My Kitchen Year, by Ruth Reichl will be available at the reference desk during July, or can be requested through MeLCat.