Orion History Museum Display

Orion History Museum Display

The Orion Township Public Library recently unveiled a new Orion history museum exhibit on display in the Friends Reading Room at the library with pictures and artifacts related to Lake Orion’s origins as a resort town. The exhibit includes pictures and information about Park Island, taxi boats, and the Detroit United Railway. Some of the […]

Library Bookbike parked in front of the library building.

Our Library Bookbike

Thanks to generous donations, the Orion Township Public Library has been able to purchase a Bookbike! The Bookbike delivers materials and markets the library on trails, safety paths, and sidewalks all over Orion, and at parks and community events. We can check out books, issue library cards, demonstrate how to download ebooks, and answer any […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – May and June 2017

In this episode: Free Comic Book Day, the return of Puppet Theater, Gone with the Wind: From Bestseller to Blockbuster, Pick Up STEAM Workshops, National Children’s Book Week, Star Wars Day, Summer Reading, and more.

We need YOUR help!

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 […]

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 […]

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, July 25 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.

Cardboard Challenge

Tuesday, July 25 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • K - 5

Be creative and have fun building with different cardboard challenges!

Past and present US-Russian relations

Tuesday, July 25 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Teens

Join Wayne State History Professor Aaron Retish as he discusses the recent history of US-Russian relations and outlook for the future.

Stories in the park

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

Location: Off Site - Children's Park

  • All Ages

We are excited to take story time on the road. Join us this summer at Children's Park to hear some fun stories and songs. There is nothing like a fun time with friends at the park. We hope to see you there!

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, July 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.

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Intro to Calligraphy

Thursday, July 27 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

The library is excited to welcome Leah Moss, a professional calligrapher. This hands-on class will teach participants the basics of calligraphy using a variety of different tools. Participants will make and take a final decorative piece incorporating lettering. Teens and adults register online.

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Harry Potter Day

Saturday, July 29 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

All ages, drop in
Come and celebrate the magic of the wizard world! 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-1:30p – Tonks and the Aurors Wizard Rock Band concert
2:00p-4:30p – Special showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, July 31 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, July 31 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, July 31 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, July 31 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.

Cook the Book

Monday, July 31 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

You select and make a recipe from Fiesta at Ricks, Mexican Everyday, or Mexican Kitchen by Rick Bayless, bring enough to share, and meet to discuss and sample recipes from that month’s cookbooks. Cookbooks will be available at the reference desk, or can be requested through MeLCat