Teen 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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Life and Death

New November Teen Fiction and Audiobooks

Winter by Marissa Meyer (Teen Fiction) Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings […]

Big Library Read: Oct 2015

Big Library Read: October 7 – 21, 2015

For the first time ever, OverDrive’s Big Library Read program is offering a choice of two titles: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley and In the Shadows of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. Between October 7 and 21, 2015, both titles will be available with no holds and no wait lists. Download one or […]

Legacy of Kings

New September Teen Fiction

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey (Teen Fiction) Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it’s taken centuries to bring back civilization in the wake. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous monsters fighting to break through. Others are not […]

"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 […]

This Month's Featured Events & Programs

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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

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Geek Club

Tuesday, August 2 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

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

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

Thursday, August 4 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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Learn Parkour with the Phoenx Freerunning Academy

Saturday, August 6 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

The library is excited to welcome the Phoenix Freerunning Academy for an introduction to Parkour program! Parkour is the high-energy sport of navigating obstacles by running, climbing and leaping. Professional runners will be here to instruct teens on the basics of freerunning, give demonstrations and much more! Register online.

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Geek Club

Tuesday, August 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

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!

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Tie-Dye T-Shirts!

Wednesday, August 17 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

No summer is complete without tie-dye! Bring anything you want to color; t-shirts, socks, bandanas and more. The library will supply the rest. Register online.

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