What our patrons are saying:

This is an excellent library. The many online services allow access at any time of day or night. The renovations have modernized this facility and make it still vital and relevant for this community. It also continues to offer wonderful programs for all ages. Thanks, OTPL!

Adult Battle of the Books

The Orion Township Public Library in partnership with the Auburn Hills Public Library and the Clarkston Independence District Library will hold its first Adult Battle of the Books program on Thursday, April 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm and will take place at C-Pub in Canterbury Village.  Teams will read four books and participate in a trivia tournament covering the titles.  Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the top teams!

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Bookbike decorated for the holiday parade with staff and volunteers.

Looking Back at 2019

2019 was filled with activity for Lake Orion library patrons of all ages! Enjoy this photographic year in review featuring some of our favorite moments, both inside and outside our library building. We look forward to sharing 2020 with you! Cookies with Cops – January5th Grade Battle of the Books – MarchVolunteer Luncheon – MarchFandom […]

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Are you curious about which books and movies were most popular with your fellow Orion Library patrons last year? So were we, so we analyzed the check-out statistics for some of our most popular collections and compiled a few "Top Five" lists.

Patron Favorites of 2019

Are you curious about which books and movies were most popular with your fellow Orion Library patrons last year? So were we, so we analyzed the check-out statistics for some of our most popular collections and compiled a few “Top Five” lists.

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ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – December 2019 through February 2020

In this episode: The Friends of the Orion Township Library’s Basket Auction; Cook the Book; MI Works; Alzheimer’s Caregivers Group; Community Conversation; Red Cross Blood Drive; Winter Workshop; All About Colors; Pick Up STEAM; Life During the Civil War; Family Place Free Play; Family Book Bingo; Orion Gladiators; Fun with Puppets; Magic & Comedy with […]

David Kaufman and Lori Morris with newly added puzzles.

Eagle Scout Donates Unique Puzzles

On October 7, David Kaufman presented his Eagle Scout project to the Orion Township Public Library. David is part of Troop 186 out of St. Joseph’s in Lake Orion, under the leadership of Scout Master Steve Anderson. David’s project included ten beautiful and unique puzzles, plus a wooden shelving unit to store them. His project […]

This Week's Featured Events

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Wednesday, January 22 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.

One-on-One Technology Help for Seniors

Wednesday, January 22 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

Wednesdays, beginning 10 am at the Orion Center Library Branch, by appointment only 


 Seniors, do you need help with your computer, tablet, cell phone or other technical device? Do you need assistance with email, texting, surfing the internet or ebooks? Our volunteer technology expert, Dr. Bob Hazzard can help! Call the Orion Center Library Branch at (248) 639-6840 for more information or to make an appointment.

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, January 23 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.

Toddler looking at a book with mother and father

Toddler Time

Thursday, January 23 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.

Coloring and Coffee with the Classics

Thursday, January 23 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

Treat yourself to some free time, color a page or two, and enjoy a cup of coffee while socializing and listening to calming classical music. Adult coloring sheets and pencils will be supplied.



ELL Small Group Class

Thursday, January 23 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Led by an Oakland Literacy certified ESL tutor, this 6-week class for the non-native, English Language Learner will focus on bolstering conversation confidence, increasing listening skills, and expanding vocabulary.  Weekly homework assignments will include reading and writing skills.  Open to all levels.  Registration required.

Young girl and mother reading

Preschool Pals

Thursday, January 23 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.

Senior Moments Activity Hour

Thursday, January 23 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

Join our weekly conversation group for some trivia, games and fellowship. Any senior is welcome to this fun, casual program.


No meeting December 26 or January 2

Drop-In Tech Help

Thursday, January 23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Lobby

  • Adults

Our "IT Guy" is available to help you with your electronic device from 6 pm-8 pm every Thursday.  No sign up is necessary for this program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss any issues.  First-come, first-served basis.

Orion Quilting Group

Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

All quilters or needle artists are welcome to drop in to work on and share their projects, expertise, and each other's company! Meetings will be held in the cozy warmth of the James Ingram Room. The group meets on the 4th Thursday each month.

Friday Family Storytime

Friday, January 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • All Ages

All Ages, limit 20

Storytime fun for all ages promoting early literacy with books, songs, activities and dancing!

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Bag Day

Saturday, January 25 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Book Sale and get a bagful of books for $ 5.00. (Bags supplied by the Friends)

Grow with Google

Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Participants will learn applied digital skills using the "Grow with Google" curriculum.  Course topics will include internet security and safety, creating and editing shared documents, internet searching, and more.  This is a series of 3 introductory level online classes. *Registration is required.

Toddler looking at a book with mother and father

Toddler Time

Monday, January 27 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.

Young girl and mother reading

Preschool Pals

Monday, January 27 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.

Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

Monday, January 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

Dine, Drink & Discuss fourth Mondays @ 7 pm at CJ's Lakeside Grill in Downtown Lake Orion. No December book discussion. 

  • Monday, January 27: The Dry by Jane Harper
  • Monday, February 24: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Mother and baby reading board books

Itsy Bitsy Babies

Tuesday, January 28 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.

Toddler looking at a book with mother and father

Toddler Time

Tuesday, January 28 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Toddlers

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

Head shot of Tom Santilli

2020 Academy Awards

Tuesday, January 28 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults
  • Teens

The library is excited to welcome Tom Santilli, Executive Producer of Movie Show Plus and Rotten Tomatoes film critic for an exciting discussion on the 2020 Oscar nominations. Tom will discuss the categories, why certain films were nominated, and participants will get to vote for their favorite movies of the year. Refreshments provided, registration required.

One-on-One Technology Help for Seniors

Wednesday, January 29 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

Wednesdays, beginning 10 am at the Orion Center Library Branch, by appointment only 


 Seniors, do you need help with your computer, tablet, cell phone or other technical device? Do you need assistance with email, texting, surfing the internet or ebooks? Our volunteer technology expert, Dr. Bob Hazzard can help! Call the Orion Center Library Branch at (248) 639-6840 for more information or to make an appointment.

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, January 29 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

ELL 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.

Geri-Fit Exercise Program for Seniors

Wednesday, January 29 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

Mondays and Wednesdays @1:30pm, January 6-February 26. No class January 20, 22, and 27.


This exercise and strength training program was designed exclusively for older adults by  Geri-Fit, and helps rebuild strength that's been lost through the aging process to help ensure a higher level of function as we age. Following videos and coached by a trained coach, the classes combine strength and balance training. Have fun with others while exercising mainly in a chair with weights; there's no dancing or floor work. Bring 2 or 3 lb weights if you have them; some will be provided. Registration required, please register for the first (January 6th) session only, which signs you up for the whole series.

UnSelfie book cover

Parenting Book Discussion

Wednesday, January 29 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

Join Assistant Superintendent, Heidi Mercer and Librarian Kathleen Kwiatkowski as we lead a discussion of the parenting book, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Michele Borba.  Contact the adult reference desk at the library at 248-693-3001 to get a copy of the book any time during the month of December or January.  Registration required.