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 […]

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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 […]

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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

Stories in the Park

Monday, June 26 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!

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, June 26 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, June 26 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, June 26 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, June 26 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.

Pink Bird Feeder

Build a Bird Feeder

Monday, June 26 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • K - 5

Join us and build a bird feeder out of recycled milk cartons! All supplies will be provided including bird seed to attract our fine feathered friends.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, June 27 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.

Game On! The Big Game

Tuesday, June 27 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • K - 5

During the school year, you can drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games. We have board and card games, checkers, and chess. This summer we will shake things up with special sessions of Game On! Tonight, check out the library’s new larger than life games. We have giant versions of UNO, Connect Four, Jenga, and Tic-Tac-Toe!

Bracelet-Making Fun!

Wednesday, June 28 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • K - 5

Rainbow Loom, friendship bracelets, beaded bracelets: come in and make one kind or all three! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own loom and bands if you have them.

Building Bridges

Thursday, June 29 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • K - 5

Discover some of the world's most famous bridges then use materials provided and experiment with designing and building your own bridge. Which one will be the longest? Which will be strongest?

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, June 29 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.

Phone, Mail, and e-Scams

Thursday, June 29 from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Learn the telltale signs of scams prevalent in phone calls, mail, email, and texts, along with steps to take to minimize your risk of being victimized. Program courtesy of the State of Michigan Attorney General's office.

Outdoor Yoga a@ the Library

Thursday, June 29 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults
  • Teens

Enjoy yoga outside in nature! Whether you are a beginner or experienced Yogi, join us as yoga instructor Renee Westcott leads a series of three Hatha yoga classes outside in the beautiful natural setting surrounding our building. Teens and adults may drop-in, no registration necessary. Please bring a towel or yoga mat. In case of rain, the classes will be held indoors.