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"Read Aloud Gather a Crowd" sculpture

“Read Aloud Gather a Crowd” Sculpture Celebration Rescheduled

The Orion Library has received a second anonymous donation of a life-sized, one-of-a-kind, bronze sculpture. “Read Aloud Gather a Crowd,” created by local sculptor Suzanne Young with the Fine Arts Sculpture Centre, depicts a little girl carrying a book and school bag and is currently on display in the entrance to the library’s Youth Department. […]

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Cartoon children

Preschool and Child Care Fair 2018

All licensed area preschools and child care providers are invited to participate in our annual Preschool and Child Care Fair on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 4:00 PM t0 7:00 PM. Meet and greet parents and promote your program! There is no charge to participate in the Fair or be included in our Preschool and […]

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Young girl and mother reading

Preschool Pals

Thursday, January 18 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Preschool

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

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, January 18 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

All are welcome to join this lively book discussion held on the third Thursday of every month at the library. Books for the following month will be available at each meeting.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, January 18 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.

Toddler looking at a book with mother and father

Toddler Time

Monday, January 22 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Toddlers

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

English as a Second Language (ESL) Morning Class

Monday, January 22 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • All Ages

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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, and meet 8 times January 22-March 19. Class fee of $60, due by January 22.

Young girl and mother reading

Preschool Pals

Monday, January 22 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Preschool

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

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Member Day

Tuesday, January 23 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

During Friends Member Day, members of the Friends get a special first look at the thousands of books available for sale. Not a member yet? Memberships can be purchased that the door.

Mother and baby reading board books

Baby Time

Tuesday, January 23 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Babies

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

Doggone Readers with Bear 6:30

Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30 PM to 6:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

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.

Doggone Readers with Bear 6:45

Tuesday, January 23 from 6:46 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

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.

Community ConversationsUnderstanding Gender Identity in Children and Teens @ Lockhart's BBQ

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Adults
  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

The Orion Township Public Library and the Lake Orion United Methodist Church have formed a partnership to bring you a series of lectures on various Social Justice Issues, presented by experts in each topic.  Join us at the upstairs of Lockhart's BBQ for each presentation! 

This event:

Understanding Gender Identity in Children and Teens: Presented by Dr. Dan Shumer of The University of Michigan Gender Clinic, who specializes in the care of transgender patients.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:00

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:01 PM to 7:15 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

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.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:15

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:16 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

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.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:30

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:31 PM to 7:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

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.

Doggone Readers with Bear 7:45

Tuesday, January 23 from 7:46 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

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.

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Wednesday, January 24 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale at very reasonable prices: hardcover and large paperback books are $1, paperbacks and childrens books are $.50 cents.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Evening Class

Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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! Classes are taught by a certified teacher, and meet 8 times January 22-March 19. Class fee of $60, due by January 24.

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, January 25 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale at very reasonable prices: hardcover and large paperback books are $1, paperbacks and childrens books are $.50 cents.

Young girl and mother reading

Preschool Pals

Thursday, January 25 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Preschool

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, January 25 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.