Patron Appreciation Night

Tuesday, April 11 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Celebrate the new library renovations and Citation of Excellence Award! All patrons are encouraged to stop by the library for refreshments, entertainment, giveaways, and the chance to win an e-book reader, bestselling book, movie, board game, and more!

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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 […]

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Cutting the Cord

The library hosted a Cutting the Cord program this past Saturday. Due to popular demand, the library will be repeating the program this fall. In the meantime, if you have questions on the subject, please refer to this Cutting the Cord PDF which contains all of the information presented at the program. Stay tuned for […]

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Orion @ Your Library – March and April 2017

In this episode: Our recent renovations, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, 5th Grade Battle of the Books, Pick Up STEAM Workshops, Septic System Use and Maintenance, PATH Workshops towards Better Health sponsored by McLaren Oakland, Minecraft, Intro to Self Defense, International TableTop Day, and more.

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Community Conversation Consensus

The Orion Library held a number of Community Conversations last year to gather “public knowledge” about our residents’ aspirations for the community. Visit https://orionlibrary.org/documents/conversation-consensus.pdf for a summary of what we heard at these conversations which we want to share with you. We have scheduled one more meeting, somewhat of a wrap-up session, on Wednesday, March […]

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Orion @ Your Library – January and February 2017

In this episode: Get a sneak peek at what we have planned for the beginning of 2017, including Magic: The Gathering, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who themed programs for teens, Affordable Care Act workshops and a Winter Reading program for adults, puppet shows, maker workshops, and the Annual Preschool and Day Care Fair for families, […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – November and December 2016

In this episode: Get the latest information about our upcoming events, programs planned for the end of 2016 including Battle of the Books, our annual Author / Illustrator Fair, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: DIY T-shirt program for teens, and more.

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Mother Goose

Monday, March 27 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Monday, March 27 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, March 27 from 2:00 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. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Doggone Readers with Midas

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Call 248-693-3002 to register.Practice your reading skills with our lovable retrievers, and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 28 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.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, March 28 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, March 28 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

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!

Game On!

Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games! There will be a variety to choose from, including board games, card games, chess, checkers, and more.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, March 29 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Sponsored by McLaren Oakland, this workshop is Michigan’s version of the award winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Learn to manage your chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions. Techniques taught in this workshop include healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, stress management, pain management, and others. Every participant who attends 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a $30.00 gas card from the sponsors of this grant funded program!

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Mother Goose

Thursday, March 30 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

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

Preschool Pals

Thursday, March 30 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Babytime

Thursday, March 30 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm rhyme, and repetition.

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, March 30 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Aizlyn. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, March 30 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.

Doggone Readers with CeCe

Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable CeCe. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

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Minute to Win It!

Saturday, April 1 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

Based on the popular game show you have a minute to win it! Compete in crazy challenges and activities to win prizes. Register online.