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 […]

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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 […]

ONTV presents Orion @ Your Library

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 […]

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 30 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, May 30 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • 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!

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, May 31 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 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.

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

Thursday, June 1 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Teens

Game lovers of all abilities are welcome to try the newest tabletop games, along with classic board games and card games. Drop in and meet up with other like-minded gamers!

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, June 1 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.

Lego@the Library

Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Calling all builders! Drop in for a fun and creative time using our colorful bricks to make an amazing object!

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, June 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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.

Cook the Book

Monday, June 5 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

You select and make a recipe from The Book Club Cookbook by Judi Gelman , bring enough to share, and meet to discuss and sample recipes from that month’s cookbooks. Cookbooks will be available at the reference desk, or can be requested through MeLCat