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ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – September, October, and November 2019

In this episode: Community Conversations, Red Cross Blood Drive, Maker Space programs for the fall, Friends Book Sale, Local Author & Illustrator Fair, Intro to Knitting, Create with Your Crew, Cook the Book, Paranormal Michigan, MI Libraries for Life, Thinking Money for Kids, Team Trivia, International Games Day, Phil Hale Trio Jazz Concert, Michigan’s Forgotten […]

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Artist Sarah Roberts and her Little Library at Friendship Park

Local Artist Wins Library Art Contest

Congratulations to artist Sarah Roberts of Rochester for winning the Orion Township Public Library and Orion Art Center Community Choice Contest for her Little Library Art Project in Friendship Park. See all of the newly-decorated Little Libraries at the following locations: Orion Oaks Dog ParkArtist – Julie Sugg Jesse Decker ParkArtist – Kelleny Peake Children’s […]

Warrior woman riding a fire breathing dragon.

Discount Tickets to the 2019 Michigan Renaissance Festival

TLN has once again partnered with the Michigan Renaissance Festival to offer discount tickets to library users. This year’s festival will be held Weekends and Labor Day from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, August 17 through September 29, rain or shine. Discount tickets can be purchased through Michigan Activity Pass or from the Michigan Renaissance […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – July and August 2019

In this episode: Summer Reading, MI Works, Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Community Conversation, Out of This World, Outdoor Yoga, Neighborhoods of Stories, Family Game Day, Baffling Bill Magic Show, Babywearing Dance Party, Disney Family Trivia, Makerspace Glowforge, Splash + Play, Camp Crafts, Plant Based 101, Inflatable Carnival, Retro Space Movies, Apollo Missions to the Moon, Space […]

This Week's Featured Events

Toddler looking at a book with mother and father

Toddler Time

Thursday, September 19 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.

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, September 19 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, September 19 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.

Coloring and Coffee with the Classics

Thursday, September 19 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

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.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, September 19 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

  • September 19 - "The Other Side of Lost" by Jessi Kirby
  • October 17 - "The Bird's Nest" by Shirley Jackson
  • November 21 - "Delicious" by Ruth Reichl
  • December 19 - Bring your own favorite book!
  • January 16 - "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Foer
  • February 20 - "The Indigo Girl" by Natasha Boyd

Fireside Chat

Thursday, September 19 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Orion Center

Location: Orion Center Library

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

Drop-In Tech Help

Drop-in Tech Help

Thursday, September 19 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. Please sign in at the Customer Service Desk in the lobby upon arrival.

North Oakland Genealogical Society (NOGS)

Thursday, September 19 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Anyone with an interest in genealogy and family history research is encouraged to attend!

Friday Family Storytime

Friday, September 20 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, September 21 from 10:00 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)

Toddler looking at a book with mother and father

Toddler Time

Monday, September 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.

English as a Second Language Class

Monday, September 23 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Mondays: September 16 - October 28 @ 10am-12pm No class October 14.

This series of 6 classes 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.  Register on-line; class fee of $60 is due by September 16.

Young girl and mother reading

Preschool Pals

Monday, September 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.

Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

Monday, September 23 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.

  • Monday, September 23 - Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
  • Monday, October 28 - The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
  • Monday, November 25 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Mother and baby reading board books

Itsy Bitsy Babies

Tuesday, September 24 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, September 24 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.

Banned Book Campfire

Tuesday, September 24 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Teens

In celebration of Banned Book Week, the library will be hosting a "Banned Book Campfire" where instead of burning books, teens will read passages from famously banned books around the fire.  Supplies for s'mores will also be provided.

Coloring and Coffee with the Classics

Thursday, September 26 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Orion Center

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.

Fireside Chat

Thursday, September 26 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Orion Center

Location: Orion Center Library

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

Makerspace logo

Family Maker Space Night

Thursday, September 26 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Families with kids of all ages are invited to experiment in a variety of creative and technology projects.

Drop-In Tech Help

Drop-in Tech Help

Thursday, September 26 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. Please sign in at the Customer Service Desk in the lobby upon arrival.