Outreach, Senior & Homebound Services

"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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Upcoming Programs for Adults & Seniors

  • Youth
  • Teen
  • Adult
  • Outreach
  • Friends of the Library

Quilting Group

Thursday, February 11 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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OTPL Team Trivia Tourney

Thursday, February 11 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Off Site - C-Pub

Gather a team and test your knowledge! The Orion Township Public Library has partnered with the C-Pub to host trivia nights on February 11 and April 14 starting at 7:30p. Call 248-693-3001 to register your team of 2-6 people. There is a limit of 10 teams per night. Gift cards to the C-Pub will be awarded to the top three teams along with a trophy and future bragging rights for the first place team. The C-Pub is located in Canterbury Village at 2325 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI.

Flash Fiction

Saturday, February 13 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

Discover why this interesting form of short fiction is catching on. Gloria Nixon-John, author of two novels and a biography, will define flash fiction, and show you how to create flash fiction from bits of what you have, or from scratch. Then learn how a piece of flash fiction can be stretched into a longer work…a short story, or a chapter in your novel. This workshop is for beginners as well as seasoned writers. It will delve into both the structure, and craft, of flash fiction. Poets, essayists, memoirists, fiction, and non-fiction writers will gain from this workshop.

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ESL Day Class

Monday, February 15 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome in each group! Classes are taught by a certified teacher and will begin February 1st and run through the week of April 25th (no class on February 29 and April 4th). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 25, 2016.

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Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, February 15 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.

Current Events Discussion Group

Monday, February 15 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

Want to chat about current events? Anyone interested in what’s going on in the world can attend this casual, informal discussion offered by the Library and held at the Orion Center.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, February 15 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

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

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, February 16 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, February 16 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, February 17 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.