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Battle Preparation Has Begun!

Battle of the BooksThe 2018 5th Grade Battle of the Books will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Waldon Middle School. For those who don’t know, Battle of the Books is a reading competition for teams of local 5th graders. Each team consists of three to five students. Teams read 14 books chosen by Youth Services librarians and answer questions in a quiz show format.

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Preschool and Child Care Fair 2018

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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 Child Care Information Directory. The updated directory will be available online beginning February 22, 2018 on our Resources for Parents & Teachers page.

We would appreciate all information to be returned by Friday, December 29, 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Suzanne Tison, Youth Services Library
248-693-3002 x342

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out of my mind

The 2017 Dragon Award Winner is…

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper! Big thanks to all of the kids who voted for the Dragon Award this year-we had 160 votes. Runners-up were The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tullane by Kate DiCamillo, Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeff Brown, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer, and Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. Look for the coveted golden Orion […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – September and October 2017

In this episode: Our upcoming Orion History Exhibit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Makerspace programs, STEAM programs for kids, the 2017 Dragon Award, Outside the Lines, the World War I and America series, and more.

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Friends Holiday Silent Basket Auction

Saturday, November 11 through Saturday, December 2

Location: Lobby

  • All Ages

Plan a visit to the library in November to bid on holiday baskets themed around, and including, a book. Baskets make a wonderful gift, so come check them out and get a start on your holiday shopping. Be sure to check back to make sure you will win the baskets you want.

Contact the Friends at friends@orionlibrary.org or 248-693-3000 x350 if you would like to donate an item, book, or basket for the auction.

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, November 20 from 7:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

We will be discussing We are all completely beside ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler. All are welcome!

Needle Arts

Tuesday, November 21 from 1:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

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!

Geek Club

Tuesday, November 21 from 7:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Teens

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!