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Four years ago, the Orion Township Public Library (OTPL) created a Strategic Plan, with help from the community. That plan ends this year in 2017, and OTPL is proud to say that many initiatives from that plan have been completed. Interior renovations, the addition of self-checkout, and the creation of new collections and programs, among […]

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Federal funding for MeL and MeLCat at risk

The state of Michigan receives federal funding that provides everyone in the state with access to MeL and MeLCat. This funding comes from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the form of Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) grants, which is now at risk of being eliminated, based on the proposed federal […]

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Cutting the Cord - Watch Video Programs on Your Terms

Cutting the Cord

The library hosted a Cutting the Cord program this past Saturday. Due to popular demand, the library will be repeating the program this fall. In the meantime, if you have questions on the subject, please refer to this Cutting the Cord PDF which contains all of the information presented at the program. Stay tuned for […]

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Orion @ Your Library – March and April 2017

In this episode: Our recent renovations, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, 5th Grade Battle of the Books, Pick Up STEAM Workshops, Septic System Use and Maintenance, PATH Workshops towards Better Health sponsored by McLaren Oakland, Minecraft, Intro to Self Defense, International TableTop Day, and more.

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Community Conversation Consensus

The Orion Library held a number of Community Conversations last year to gather “public knowledge” about our residents’ aspirations for the community. Visit https://orionlibrary.org/documents/conversation-consensus.pdf for a summary of what we heard at these conversations which we want to share with you. We have scheduled one more meeting, somewhat of a wrap-up session, on Wednesday, March […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – January and February 2017

In this episode: Get a sneak peek at what we have planned for the beginning of 2017, including Magic: The Gathering, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who themed programs for teens, Affordable Care Act workshops and a Winter Reading program for adults, puppet shows, maker workshops, and the Annual Preschool and Day Care Fair for families, […]

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Friends Silent Auction

Saturday, April 22 through Saturday, April 29

  • All Ages

The Friends Silent Auction will begin on Saturday, April 22 and conclude at the Passport to Spring Gala on Saturday, April 29. Auction items include a bowling party, gift certificates to area restaurants and businesses, baseballs autographed by members of the Detroit Tigers, one hour of live musical entertainment at your event by George Sinnott, an Urban Air party, and more.

Children's Book Week

Monday, May 1 through Sunday, May 7

  • Families

Children's Book Week is an annual celebration of books for kids and teens. First launched in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

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

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 27 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 27 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

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

Babytime

Thursday, April 27 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, April 27 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

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.

Passport to Spring: A Visit to Poland

Saturday, April 29 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • 21+

On Saturday, April 29 the library will be filled with Polish music, food, culture, and entertainment as we "visit" Poland for the evening. This the Friends biggest fundraiser of the year, and our goal is to raise $10,000 with this event. The evening will include a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. The proceeds from this event will be used to upgrade the technology in the library's Teen Room.

Tickets will be available for $35.00 at the library or online beginning on Monday, March 27. Tickets will also be available for $40.00 at the door.

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One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, May 1 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. You can sign up on your own now! Chose a topic from the list and sign up for 30 minutes of personalized tech help. If you don’t see your topic, or want help with something more complex, come see Eric on Thursday. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, May 1 from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. You can sign up on your own now! Chose a topic from the list and sign up for 30 minutes of personalized tech help. If you don’t see your topic, or want help with something more complex, come see Eric on Thursday. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, May 1 from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. You can sign up on your own now! Chose a topic from the list and sign up for 30 minutes of personalized tech help. If you don’t see your topic, or want help with something more complex, come see Eric on Thursday. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, May 1 from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. You can sign up on your own now! Chose a topic from the list and sign up for 30 minutes of personalized tech help. If you don’t see your topic, or want help with something more complex, come see Eric on Thursday. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 2 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

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. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, May 2 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

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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Geek Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Teens
  • Students

The Geek Club is a casual hang-out night for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, Doctor Who, video games, crazy YouTube clips and more! Even if you’re curious, stop by and meet some new friends. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!