The Orion Library will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Thursday, December 26.

The Orion Library will also be closed Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1 for the New Year's Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Thursday, January 2.

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ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

Orion @ Your Library – December 2019 through February 2020

In this episode: The Friends of the Orion Township Library’s Basket Auction; Cook the Book; MI Works; Alzheimer’s Caregivers Group; Community Conversation; Red Cross Blood Drive; Winter Workshop; All About Colors; Pick Up STEAM; Life During the Civil War; Family Place Free Play; Family Book Bingo; Orion Gladiators; Fun with Puppets; Magic & Comedy with […]

David Kaufman and Lori Morris with newly added puzzles.

Eagle Scout Donates Unique Puzzles

On October 7, David Kaufman presented his Eagle Scout project to the Orion Township Public Library. David is part of Troop 186 out of St. Joseph’s in Lake Orion, under the leadership of Scout Master Steve Anderson. David’s project included ten beautiful and unique puzzles, plus a wooden shelving unit to store them. His project […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Week's Featured Events

Michigan Works

Monday, December 9 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

Oakland County Michigan Works will  assist you with upcoming workshops, youth and adult programs, resume ideas, job searches, interview skills and much more. They can point you in the right direction for inquiries about local resources, Department of Health & Human Services and much more.

Alzhiemer's Caregivers Support Group

Monday, December 9 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room A

2nd Mondays at 10:30 am Monday: December 9, January 13, and February 10.

This monthly support group for individuals who care for those with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia will be led by a trained facilitator and sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. Come to a support group meeting and hear from others who really understand. We encourage caregivers NOT to bring their person with dementia to the meeting; caregivers may not be comfortable expressing themselves when someone with dementia is present.

Think Link After School

Monday, December 9 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Middle School Age
  • Teens

LOCS 6th-8th graders can register with their school and receive a special bus pass to come to the library Mondays after school. Middle schoolers can socialize, study, use the library, and participate in the day's planned activity like art projects, video games, book discussions, makerspace, and more! *Special registration required with school secretary.

Teen Advisory Board

Monday, December 9 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Teens

Want to earn extra volunteer hours just for spending time with other teens? Join the newly established Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and have exclusive opportunity to plan events and programs, suggest improvements to the Teen department, and talk about books, movies, and video games with other teens.

One-on-One Technology Help for Seniors

Wednesday, December 11 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

Wednesdays, beginning 10 am at the Orion Center Library Branch, by appointment only 

 Seniors, do you need help with your computer, tablet, cell phone or other technical device? Do you need assistance with email, texting, surfing the internet or ebooks? Our volunteer technology expert, Dr. Bob Hazzard can help! Call the Orion Center Library Branch at (248) 639-6840 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Writers' Workshop

Wednesday, December 11 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Teens

Meet the second Wednesday of each month and connect with a group of like-minded writers to learn from each other, share ideas, and practice your writing skills.

Coloring and Coffee with the Classics

Thursday, December 12 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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.

No meeting December 26 or January 2

Senior Moments Activity Hour

Thursday, December 12 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

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

No meeting December 26 or January 2

Makerspace - Glowforge Holiday Ornaments

Thursday, December 12 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults
  • Teens

Using our Glowforge laser cutter, learn to design and print your own custom acrylic holiday ornament. *Registration is required

Makerspace - Glowforge Holiday Ornaments

Thursday, December 12 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults
  • Teens

Using our Glowforge laser cutter, learn to design and print your own custom acrylic holiday ornament. *Registration is required.

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Winter Workshop

Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Elementary Age

Happy Holidays! All ages are welcome to stop by the library to partake in winter fun, including winter crafts, treats, games, and a visit with Santa Claus. We will have a hot chocolate bar, photobooth, bow tying tutorials and games all day!

10 am-12 pm
  • Youth games, crafts, and activities
  • Santa Claus and cookies
  • Adult greeting card station
1 pm-3 pm
  • Teen and adult crafts

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, December 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

New members are always welcome for this monthly book discussion. 

Monday, December 16, The  Library Book by Susan Orlean.

Monday, January 20   The River by Peter Heller

Monday, February 17 Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian