Events


Holiday Closing

The Orion Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23 in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday and remain closed through Friday, November 25. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 26.

Donor Appreciation

Sunday, October 2 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

Little Lit

Monday, October 3 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Monday, October 3 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Special Needs Adult Programming (SNAP)

Monday, October 3 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

Adults with special needs and their caregivers can join us for stories, songs, movements and activities.

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Orion Historical Society (OHS)

Monday, October 3 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

Come to an OHS meeting to learn about our township's history and work on projects to preserve the past. Newcomers are always welcome!

Oat Soda: Beers of Fall

Monday, October 3 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Oat Soda

  • Adults


October, a month that conjures up thoughts of leaves changing colors, cool nights sitting by a fire, and carving pumpkins. As the seasons change, so does our tastes, and no industry embraces seasonality quite like beer. Harvest Ales, Fresh Hop IPAs, Oktoberfest, Spiced Ales. and of course, PUMPKIN beers. Join us as at Oat Soda, 197 S Broadway St, and learn about the Beers of Fall! The presentation does not require the purchase of alcohol, but should you wish to enjoy a beverage (and are 21 or older), we will have them available for purchase. Snacks will be provided.


Roaming Readers Walking Club

Tuesday, October 4 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Trail Entrance / Parking Lot

Meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as you walk! The informal discussion will be about books and authors that you are currently reading or have read in the past. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine and socialize with fellow readers. Drop-in, no registration is necessary.

Little Lit

Tuesday, October 4 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Tuesday, October 4 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Cook the Book

Tuesday, October 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Room B

  • Adults

You select and prepare a recipe from the cookbook chosen, and we meet to sample and discuss recipes from that month's cookbook! Call (248) 693-3001 if you need assistance acquiring a cookbook.
Tues | Oct 4:  Choose any cookbook by Chef Emeril Lagasse



Little Lit

Wednesday, October 5 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, October 5 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

ELL conversation group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people. 


No meeting Sept 7 or Nov 23.

Little Lit

Wednesday, October 5 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, October 6 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

Be a Lifesaver! Donate Blood @ the Orion Library. To schedule an appointment, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive and enter the sponsor code: orionlibrary. Appointments can also be scheduled with Lori at 248-693-3000 x435. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The Joys of Painting for Kids

Friday, October 7 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Elementary Age

Explore different techniques and textures while you create your very own masterpieces.

Lions Club Vision Screening

Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Elementary Age

The Lake Orion Lions Club is partnering with the Orion Library to offer FREE vision screenings to children over 5 months old. The test is quick and painless. If caught early, 95% of vision issues can be corrected.

Monster Mash Up

Saturday, October 8 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Elementary Age

Create your own monster crafts, experiment, and DIY toys. All things monster are encouraged!!

Library Closed

Monday, October 10 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The Orion Library will be closed on Monday, October 10 for a Staff In-Service Day.
Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, October 11.

Roaming Readers Walking Club

Tuesday, October 11 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Trail Entrance / Parking Lot

Meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as you walk! The informal discussion will be about books and authors that you are currently reading or have read in the past. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine and socialize with fellow readers. Drop-in, no registration is necessary.

Michigan Works @ Your Library

Tuesday, October 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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

Little Lit

Tuesday, October 11 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Room A

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

Tuesday, October 11 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Room B


This monthly support group for individuals who care for those with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias is led by a trained facilitator and sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter. Participate in a support group meeting and hear from others who really understand. If you can't make the meeting in person, see below  for a zoom link to join virtually.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2486933001


Meeting ID: 248 693 3001

Little Lit

Tuesday, October 11 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Room A

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Room B

  • Adults

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Orion Township Library Board of Directors.

Teen Writer's Group

Tuesday, October 11 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

Whether you write short stories, poetry or fan fiction, join the teen writers group for an informal and casual experience for young aspiring writers to collaborate, share ideas and receive feedback from one another.

Little Lit

Wednesday, October 12 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, October 12 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

ELL conversation group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people. 


No meeting Sept 7 or Nov 23.

Little Lit

Wednesday, October 12 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, October 12 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Adults

All are welcome to join this lively book discussion held on the second Wednesday of the month. No meeting in July


Sept 14: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Oct 12: I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Nov 9: The People We Keep by Allison Larkin

Medicare Planning 101

Wednesday, October 12 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults


An expert from the Strategic Planning Group of Lake Orion will address the ins and outs of Medicare. This presentation will help you find answers, troubleshoot problems, sort through options, and understand Medicare programs.

The Write Stuff Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, October 12 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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.

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Makerspace Office Hours

Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Interested in learning about makerspace equipment? Have a question? Need some guidance or inspiration for your project? Drop in and meet with our makerspace librarian and start creating.  Assistance will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Senior Social Hour

Friday, October 14 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

  • Adults


Join us the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month for a chance to get out and socialize.  Each week will feature a different topic or conversation prompt so that  participants can enjoy the company of other seniors! 
No meeting Friday, November 25

SENSEsational Storytime

Friday, October 14 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

A welcoming, interactive environment designed for children with special needs and sensory seeking kids.

Halloween Murder Mystery

Friday, October 14 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

At this after-hours event, attendees will become a character in a Halloween themed murder mystery and work together to figure out whodunit!  Refreshments will be provided. Costumes encouraged!

Bounce & Boogie

Saturday, October 15 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Learn physical literacy, fundamental motor skills to promote a healthy, active, lifestyle with [experts] and fun activities.

Teen Spooky Graham Cracker House

Saturday, October 15 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

Halloween just got more fun! Build your own haunted house using chocolate and graham crackers and then decorate it with all the candy!

 

 

Little Lit

Monday, October 17 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Monday, October 17 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Dogs reading

Doggone Readers

Monday, October 17 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

The dogs are back. Visit and read with Jasper, Henry, or our other surprise therapy dogs to practice your reading skills to a silent listener - the dog! Readers can collect stamps for a free book!

Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

Monday, October 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Ignite Tavern

  • Adults

Join us for this monthly book discussion which meets at Ignite Tavern, 065 S Baldwin Rd, on the corner of Clarkston and Baldwin.
Mondays | 7 pm
Sept 19 |The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Oct 17 | It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
Nov 21 | Beloved by Toni Morrison

Roaming Readers Walking Club

Tuesday, October 18 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Trail Entrance / Parking Lot

Meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as you walk! The informal discussion will be about books and authors that you are currently reading or have read in the past. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine and socialize with fellow readers. Drop-in, no registration is necessary.

Little Lit

Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Tuesday, October 18 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

The Art of Herbal Tea

Tuesday, October 18 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

Blend, brew, and enjoy an irresistible selection of herbal teas while Bevin Cohen, author, herbalist, seed saver, and owner of Small House Farm in Michigan shares his knowledge on the history and folklore of the various herbal ingredients. Participants will also get to create a custom herbal tea to enjoy at home with a take and make activity.

Little Lit

Wednesday, October 19 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, October 19 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

ELL conversation group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people. 


No meeting Sept 7 or Nov 23.

Little Lit

Wednesday, October 19 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Books

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, October 20 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

September 15 - *UPDATE* - Bring a book of your choice

October 20 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
November 17 - Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Book Buddies

Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

We are excited to introduce our new Book Buddies program for Kindergarten through third grade. Kids will be paired with a teen reading buddy to practice reading aloud, help sound out words and assist with comprehension through stories, rhymes and games. Teen reading buddies are supportive, enthusiastic listeners who can help your child practice reading here at the library.

September 20 | 6-6:45 pm

October 20 | 6- 6:45 pm

November 15 | 6-6:45 pm


North Oakland Genealogical Society (NOGS)

Thursday, October 20 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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

All About Trains!

Saturday, October 22 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Families

Little Lit

Monday, October 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Monday, October 24 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

ThinkLink 5

Monday, October 24 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Elementary Age

NEW program just for 5th grade students in public or private schools, or homeschool. This month will be a games night!

Alzheimer's Association Informational Series

Monday, October 24 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Room A

  • Adults

This educational series focuses on individuals whose lives are touched by a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia-related illness.  Learn how to make simple lifestyle choices at any age to support brain health resilience; explore the tools available to buffer against the caregiving stresses of Alzheimer's disease; and discover a new perspective on preparing and celebrating the holidays as seen through the eyes of dementia.  All are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.
Sept 26 | Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body - An Alzheimer's Association sponsored program
Oct 24 | Caregiver Stress
Nov 28 | Handling the Holidays with Dementia


Roaming Readers Walking Club

Tuesday, October 25 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: Trail Entrance / Parking Lot

Meet at the back of the library parking lot to walk the Polly Ann trail for 30 minutes and talk about books as you walk! The informal discussion will be about books and authors that you are currently reading or have read in the past. Enjoy the health benefits of a regular walking routine and socialize with fellow readers. Drop-in, no registration is necessary.

Little Lit

Tuesday, October 25 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Tuesday, October 25 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

SAT/ACT Test Prep

Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • High School Age

Parents and students, get ready for test day! If it's your turn to take the SAT or ACT, let the Orion Library guide you in preparation with tips and techniques from Carson Academic Consultants. Karen Carson will provide strategies for improving test taking skills and reviewing required knowledge. This class is recommended for both students and parents to attend. Bring your questions, and Karen will provide the answers!

Little Lit

Wednesday, October 26 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, October 26 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

ELL conversation group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people. 


No meeting Sept 7 or Nov 23.

Little Lit

Wednesday, October 26 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Senior Social Hour

Friday, October 28 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

  • Adults


Join us the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month for a chance to get out and socialize.  Each week will feature a different topic or conversation prompt so that  participants can enjoy the company of other seniors! 
No meeting Friday, November 25

Glow in the Dark Dance Party

Saturday, October 29 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Dress in your Halloween best and join us for a dance party in the dark. Lots of glow sticks will be provided!!

Makerspace: Glowforge Jewelry

Saturday, October 29 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Learn to use the Glowforge laser cutter to make unique acrylic and wood jewelry.

Makerspace: Glowforge Jewelry

Saturday, October 29 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Learn to use the Glowforge laser cutter to make unique acrylic and wood jewelry.

Halloween Storytime

Monday, October 31 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Preschool
  • Toddlers
  • Babies

Join all of your favorite youth librarians in costume as they lead you in a Halloween themed storytime with music, dancing, stories, and fun. A costume parade through the library follows this fun filled event!

Little Lit

Tuesday, November 1 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Tuesday, November 1 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Hello Kitty Day

Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Families

Celebrate everyone's favorite kitty with fun Hello Kitty themed activities!

Little Lit

Wednesday, November 2 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, November 2 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

ELL conversation group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people. 


No meeting Sept 7 or Nov 23.

Little Lit

Wednesday, November 2 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Lions Club Vision Screening

Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Elementary Age

The Lake Orion Lions Club is partnering with the Orion Library to offer FREE vision screenings to children over 5 months old. The test is quick and painless. If caught early, 95% of vision issues can be corrected.

Bounce & Boogie

Saturday, November 5 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Learn physical literacy, fundamental motor skills to promote a healthy, active, lifestyle with experts and fun activities.

International Games Week Kickoff

Monday, November 7 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • All Ages

Drop in and play an assortment of board games in the Youth area, from chess to chutes and ladders to Settlers of Catan, we have games for the whole family. You can even check out some games to take home!

Michigan Works @ Your Library

Tuesday, November 8 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults

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

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

Tuesday, November 8 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room


This monthly support group for individuals who care for those with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias is led by a trained facilitator and sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter. Participate in a support group meeting and hear from others who really understand. If you can't make the meeting in person, see below  for a zoom link to join virtually.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2486933001


Meeting ID: 248 693 3001

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, November 9 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

ELL conversation group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people. 


No meeting Sept 7 or Nov 23.

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, November 9 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Adults

All are welcome to join this lively book discussion held on the second Wednesday of the month. No meeting in July


Sept 14: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Oct 12: I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Nov 9: The People We Keep by Allison Larkin



The Write Stuff Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, November 9 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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.

Battle of the Books

5th Grade Battle of the Books Kickoff

Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Elementary Age

Register for the 5th Grade Battle of the Books and find out how to form teams, who can mentor, 2023 digital activities, and more. Also this year's guest author will be revealed!

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Makerspace Office Hours

Thursday, November 10 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Interested in learning about makerspace equipment? Have a question? Need some guidance or inspiration for your project? Drop in and meet with our makerspace librarian and start creating.  Assistance will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

5th Grade Battle of the Books Kickoff

Thursday, November 10 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Elementary Age

Register for the 5th Grade Battle of the Books and find out how to form teams, who can mentor, digital 2023 activities, and more. Also this year's guest author will be revealed!

Senior Social Hour

Friday, November 11 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Orion Center Library

  • Adults


Join us the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month for a chance to get out and socialize.  Each week will feature a different topic or conversation prompt so that  participants can enjoy the company of other seniors! 
No meeting Friday, November 25

SENSEsational Storytime

Friday, November 11 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

A welcoming, interactive environment designed for children with special needs and sensory seeking kids.

Retro Gaming Day

Saturday, November 12 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

In honor of International Games Month, come try retro board games, video games, and refreshments!

Little Lit

Monday, November 14 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Monday, November 14 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Dogs reading

Doggone Readers

Monday, November 14 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

The dogs are back. Visit and read with Jasper, Henry, or our other surprise therapy dogs to practice your reading skills to a silent listener - the dog! Readers can collect stamps for a free book!

OHS - Logo

Orion Historical Society (OHS)

Monday, November 14 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

Come to an OHS meeting to learn about our township's history and work on projects to preserve the past. Newcomers are always welcome!

Uses and Abuses of History in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Monday, November 14 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults
  • High School Age


  
Professor Paul Kubicek will discuss how history matters in the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Dr. Kubicek is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at Oakland University; he wrote his dissertation on Ukraine, and has taught at the Lviv State University in Ukraine. Come prepared with questions and to get answers about this important and current topic! 


Little Lit

Tuesday, November 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Tuesday, November 15 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Book Buddies

Tuesday, November 15 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Elementary Age

We are excited to introduce our new Book Buddies program for Kindergarten through third grade. Kids will be paired with a teen reading buddy to practice reading aloud, help sound out words and assist with comprehension through stories, rhymes and games. Teen reading buddies are supportive, enthusiastic listeners who can help your child practice reading here at the library.

September 20 | 6-6:45 pm

October 20 | 6- 6:45 pm

November 15 | 6-6:45 pm


Holiday Appetizers

Tuesday, November 15 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

Mary Spencer, owner of Taste: A Cook's Place will be at the library to demonstrate some delicious and easy new appetizer ideas just in time to prepare for the holidays.  A sampling of the appetizers and recipes will be included.

Little Lit

Wednesday, November 16 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, November 16 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

ELL conversation group is open to all who wish to practice their English language skills in a relaxed and informal setting. The topics vary widely, and it is a great learning experience as well as an opportunity to meet people. 


No meeting Sept 7 or Nov 23.

Little Lit

Wednesday, November 16 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Books

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, November 17 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

September 15 - *UPDATE* - Bring a book of your choice

October 20 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
November 17 - Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Room B

  • Adults

North Oakland Genealogical Society (NOGS)

Thursday, November 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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

Kindergarten Library Card Party

Saturday, November 19 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Elementary Age

NEW PROGRAM designed just for Kindergarten students. Come enjoy activities and crafts and learn a little about the resources available to you in the library.

Makerspace: Cricut Mugs

Saturday, November 19 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Using our Cricut Explore cutting machine and Cricut Mug Press, print a custom design on a coffee mug.  Perfect for holiday gifting!

Coffee Cup Keychains

Saturday, November 19 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

We all have our favorite drink, whether it's from Starbucks, Time Horton's or homemade. Now we can make our favorite coffee or frappuccino drink into a keychain!

 

 

Makerspace: Cricut Mugs

Saturday, November 19 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Using our Cricut Explore cutting machine and Cricut Mug Press, print a custom design on a coffee mug.  Perfect for holiday gifting!

Little Lit

Monday, November 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Monday, November 21 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

Monday, November 21 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Ignite Tavern

  • Adults

Join us for this monthly book discussion which meets at Ignite Tavern, 065 S Baldwin Rd, on the corner of Clarkston and Baldwin.
Mondays | 7 pm
Sept 19 |The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Oct 17 | It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
Nov 21 | Beloved by Toni Morrison

Take and Make - Thanksgiving Fun

Tuesday, November 22 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: Lobby

  • All Ages

Do you get bored sitting at the Thanksgiving table? Grab this fun kit to keep you busy during the holiday. 
Take and Make kits are set out at 9:30am and are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Little Lit

Tuesday, November 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Tuesday, November 22 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Wednesday, November 23 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Little Lit

Wednesday, November 23 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing! Limit 20 children.

Library Closes at 5:00 PM

Wednesday, November 23 from 5:00 PM to 11:59 PM

The Orion Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23 in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday and remain closed through Friday, November 25. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 26.

ThinkLink 5

Monday, November 28 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Elementary Age

NEW program just for 5th grade students in public or private schools, or homeschool. This month we will have supplies to make your own holiday cards!

Alzheimer's Association Informational Series

Monday, November 28 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Linda Sickles Meeting Room A

  • Adults

This educational series focuses on individuals whose lives are touched by a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia-related illness.  Learn how to make simple lifestyle choices at any age to support brain health resilience; explore the tools available to buffer against the caregiving stresses of Alzheimer's disease; and discover a new perspective on preparing and celebrating the holidays as seen through the eyes of dementia.  All are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.
Sept 26 | Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body - An Alzheimer's Association sponsored program
Oct 24 | Caregiver Stress
Nov 28 | Handling the Holidays with Dementia


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