Events


Dial-a-Story: for adults

Location: Virtual

Simply call us to listen to essays, short stories, or poetry read by library staff. Every week a new reading is posted so that you can listen anytime from anywhere that works for you! To access Dial-a-Story for Adults call (248) 287-8028.

Dial-a-Story: for adults

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

Simply call us to listen to essays, short stories, or poetry read by library staff. Every week a new reading is posted so that you can listen anytime from anywhere that works for you! To access Dial-a-Story for Adults call (248) 287-8028.

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, July 28 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • 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 July 7

Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.  

Virtual: 3D Keychain Design

Wednesday, July 28 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Virtual

  • Elementary Age

Register to receive a link with instructional videos to create your own 3D keychain. This class is a great introduction to using our new 3D printer. Once your design is submitted, you will be notified when it is ready to be picked up.

Outside: Animal Adventures

Thursday, July 29 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Preschool

Children ages 2-5 and their families are invited to join us for a mini-storytime in our reading garden followed by playtime with animal-themed activities. Limit 20 

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Outside: Kids Maker Night: Paper Circuits

Thursday, July 29 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Elementary Age
  • Families

Learn the basics of electric circuitry with these creative art projects! Beginners welcome.

Friendship park playscape

Neighborhoods of Stories at Friendship Park

Friday, July 30 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Friendship Park

  • Families
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

In collaboration with the Clarkston Independence District Library, we will be exploring both of our neighborhood's parks!  Youth librarians from both library will perform storybooks, tell stories, sing and dance with you as we enjoy six parks in our communities, a different one each week!  These storytimes welcome the whole family to attend.  Admittance to all of these events is free and no registration is required, but please observe current MDDHS policies

Bookbike @ Storytime

Friday, July 30 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Location: Friendship Park

Bookbike ride

Take and Make: Salt Dough Paw Print Ornaments

Saturday, July 31 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

If the love of your life happens to be a 2 or 4 legged pet, cherish their memory with a paw print ornament! Dog, cat, bird, rabbit, hedgehog, goats, etc. all leave paw prints on our hearts, now we can hang their animal print in our house! All Take and Make supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Outdoor: Tails and Tales Trivia

Saturday, July 31 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • All Ages

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket for this outdoor trivia game. Teams of 2-5 will compete in several rounds of animal themed trivia, the winning team will receive 5 tickets to the Detroit Zoo.

Outside: Cook the Book

Monday, August 2 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults

You select and prepare a recipe from the cookbook chosen, and we meet to discuss recipes from that month's cookbook. Please either put on hold or inter-loan your own copy of the cookbook for each meeting; call (248) 693-3001 if you need assistance acquiring a cookbook.

  • Mon, June 7 | 7 pm | Trejo's Tacos: Recipes and stories from L.A., by Danny Trejo
  • Mon Aug 2 | 7 pm | Earth to Table Every Day: Cooking With Good Ingredients Through the Seasons, or Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm, both by Jeff Crump
Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.  

Take and Make: Pinwheel

Tuesday, August 3 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

Pick up your kit to create your very own pinwheel to enjoy for the rest of the summer.

Outside: Geek Club

Tuesday, August 3 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

Geek Club is a casual hang-out for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, video games, board and card games, crazy YouTube clips and more! Even if you're curious, stop by and meet some new friends. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome.

Outside: Tails and Tales Bilingual Storytime

Wednesday, August 4 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • All Ages
  • Families

Listen to stories from around the world as members from our ELL group regale us with folktales and fairy tales from their native countries.

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 4 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • 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 July 7

Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.  

Outside: Tai Chi for Beginners

Wednesday, August 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults
  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

The library is excited to welcome Teresa Moy, a certified tai chi instructor for a beginner level course in our reading garden. Tai chi is a form of exercise based on martial arts that involves slow movements and is excellent for circulation, flexibility, posture, stability, balance, and reducing stress.  Weather reschedule date: TBD.  Register online.  Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.

Neighborhoods of Stories at Wint Nature Center

Friday, August 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Wint Nature Center

  • Families
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

In collaboration with the Clarkston Independence District Library, we will be exploring both of our neighborhood's parks!  Youth librarians from both library will perform storybooks, tell stories, sing and dance with you as we enjoy six parks in our communities, a different one each week!  These storytimes welcome the whole family to attend.  Admittance to all of these events is free and no registration is required, but please observe current social distancing policies.


Wint Nature Center is located inside an Oakland County Park. Stop by the library to receive a free day pass to Independence Oaks. We will meet outside in the amphitheater to the left of the Nature Center. 

Backyard Party - SRP Finale

Saturday, August 7 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool
  • Elementary Age

Join in celebrating a summer of fun and reading as we hang out behind the library with fun games. We will also be raffling off our summer reading showcase prizes, so be sure to attend to see if you won a prize!

Virtual: Little Lit

Monday, August 9 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

A storytime for all ages! Children ages 0-5 and their families are invited to meet us on Zoom for stories, songs, and activities that promote the five staple early literacy practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing!

OHS logo

Outside: Orion Historical Society (OHS)

Monday, August 9 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • 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! For the summer quarter, this group will meet outside in the library's reading garden. Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.

Virtual: Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

Tuesday, August 10 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Virtual

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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. Participate in a support group meeting and hear from others who really understand.

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 10 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

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

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 11 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • 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 July 7

Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.  

Outside: Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, August 11 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. 

  • Wed, June 9: The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
  • Wed, July 14: Don't Look for Me, by Wendy Walker
  • Wed, Aug 11: Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera

Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.


Outside: Writer's Workshop

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • 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. For the summer quarter, this group will meet outside in the library's reading garden.  Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.

Outside: Animal Adventures

Thursday, August 12 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Preschool

Children ages 2-5 and their families are invited to join us for a mini-storytime in our reading garden followed by playtime with animal-themed activities. Limit 20 

Neighborhoods of Stories at Children's Park

Friday, August 13 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Children's Park

  • Families
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

In collaboration with the Clarkston Independence District Library, we will be exploring both of our neighborhood's parks!  Youth librarians from both library will perform storybooks, tell stories, sing and dance with you as we enjoy six parks in our communities, a different one each week!  These storytimes welcome the whole family to attend.  Admittance to all of these events is free and no registration is required, but please observe current social distancing policies.

Outside: Summer Reading Party Teen Movie Night

Friday, August 13 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

Congratulations teens on finishing summer reading! Let's celebrate with an outdoor movie in our reading garden. The movie will be PG or PG-13 and picked from the library catalog. Arrive at 8pm with the movie starting at 8:30 pm. Registration is limited based on current MDHHS guidelines at the time. Brink blanket or camping chairs. Snacks are welcome, treat and drink will be provided.

Take and Make: Loom Woven Bookmarks

Saturday, August 14 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Adults

With a miniature cardboard loom, learn to make a bright and colorful woven bookmark.  All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen and adult programs will be available on a first come, first serve basis, starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program in the library lobby.

Teen Subscription Box: Dragon Box

Monday, August 16 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

Teens, how would you like a box of library magic picked just for you? Subscription boxes are coming to OTPL for the summer and will be filled with fun items for all to enjoy. Each box will contain a checked out library book, packaged snack, STEAM activity, and novelties pertaining to that month's theme. Each box will have their own registration and pick up date every month as boxes are limited, and personalized just for you. Boxes can be picked up at the youth and adult reference desk. All boxes not picked up within a week will be forfeited to the waiting list. 


Youth Subscription Box: Dragon Box

Monday, August 16 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Elementary Age

Youth in grades 3-6, how would you like a box of library magic picked just for you? Subscription boxes are coming to OTPL for the summer and will be filled with fun items for all to enjoy. Each box will contain a checked out library book, packaged snack, STEAM activity, and novelties pertaining to that month's theme. Each box will have their own registration and pick up date every month as boxes are limited, and personalized just for you. Boxes can be picked up at the youth and adult reference desk. All boxes not picked up within a week will be forfeited to the waiting list. 

Stroller Stories and Strides

Tuesday, August 17 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

Mini storytime and stroller fitness class in our back reading gardens. 

Outside: Geek Club

Tuesday, August 17 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

Geek Club is a casual hang-out for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, video games, board and card games, crazy YouTube clips and more! Even if you're curious, stop by and meet some new friends. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome.

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 18 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • 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 July 7

Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.  

Books

Outside: Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults

The Thursday Afternoon Book Club will meet outside the library in the Reading Garden.  In case of bad weather, a virtual backup session will be available.


June: Any book by Kristin Hannah
August: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, August 19 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

The Orion Township Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its monthly board meeting on Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in person in the library's Meeting Room. Members of the public can join this meeting remotely or at the library in accordance with the current MDHHS COVID-19 building capacity restrictions.

  • View the Meeting Agenda and Discussion Packet (coming soon)
  • Contact the Board with any questions or comments before the meeting
  • For additional assistance to attend this meeting virtually, please contact Karen Knox at (248) 287-8010.

Attend via phone (Toll Call): 
+1 312 626 6799 (Chicago) 
+1 646 876 9923 (New York) 

Meeting ID 
248 693 3000

Outside: Family Movie

Thursday, August 19 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Families

Grab a blanket or low lawn chair and meet up in the library reading gardens for a twilight family movie. Individual popcorn and movie theatre candy available. Movie selection TBD. Registration is limited to 100 and all current MDDHS orders will be followed. 

Outside: Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

Monday, August 23 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults

Dine, Drink & Discuss fourth Mondays @ 7 pm, for the summer quarter, this group will meet outside in the library's reading garden. Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Mon, Jul 26: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
  • Mon, Aug 23: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, August 25 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • 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 July 7

Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.  

Picture of bags

Take and Make: Leftover Kits

Saturday, August 28 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Adults
  • Elementary Age
  • Middle School Age

Whether you are an adult, teen, or kid, we have a program for you! Starting at 9:30 am, kits from extra programs the library did throughout the summer will be available for you to pick up and enjoy. All Take and Make supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Virtual: Information Literacy Class

Monday, August 30 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

Using your OTPL card, participants will access this course through LinkedIn Learning. Information literacy is the ability to discover and use various types of information. It's an essential skill for navigating the information age. Watch this course to learn about strategies for finding information-from a library, archive, database, or the Internet-and the ethics of using it. Librarian Elsa Loftis discusses different types of resources and explains how to evaluate their usefulness and trustworthiness. She also shows how to avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement, and accurately cite sources. A link will be emailed to participants on the day of the class.

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, September 1 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 October 20 or November 24.

Holiday Closing

Saturday, September 4 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: All Locations

The Orion Library will be closed Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

Holiday Closing

Sunday, September 5 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: All Locations

The Orion Library will be closed Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

Holiday Closing

Monday, September 6 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: All Locations

The Orion Library will be closed Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

Teen Tuesday

Tuesday, September 7 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

Teen Tuesday is a casual hang-out for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, video games, board and card games, D&D, crazy YouTube clips, crafts, and more! If you're looking for something to do with some friends, hang with us for a bit. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!!

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, September 8 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 October 20 or November 24.

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, September 8 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. 

Wed, Sept 8: The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes

Wed, Oct 13: This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger

Wed, Nov 10: Women of the Copper Country, by Mary Doria Russell


Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, September 8 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 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.

Outside: SENSEsational Storytime

Friday, September 10 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Preschool

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

Outside: Bounce & Boogie

Saturday, September 11 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Preschool

A music and movement-based program just for ages 0-5! Join us as we dance, groove, jump, and move to our favorite songs and rhymes!

All Ages Makerspace

Saturday, September 11 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

Come experiment with a variety of creative and technology projects including Sphero, Glowforge, Little Bits, Lego, 3-D printing, and more!

Take and Make: Solar Printing

Sunday, September 12 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: Lobby

  • Adults

Pick up this kit for all of the supplies to make a botanical-inspired solar print. All Take and Make supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Maximizing Social Security Learning Lunch

Monday, September 13 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults

Social Security claiming strategies can vary dramatically, and claiming Social Security at the wrong age can affect your lifetime benefits. Come and learn more at this group presentation, hosted by local retirement specialist, Oliver Lee. This educational event will cover the basics of Social Security and reveal the latest strategies for maximizing your benefits. A light lunch will be provided.

SAT/ACT Prep Class

Monday, September 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: 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!

OHS - Logo

Orion Historical Society (OHS)

Monday, September 13 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!

Michigan Works @ Your Library

Tuesday, September 14 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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, September 14 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B


This monthly support group for individuals who care for those with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia 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

Teen Tuesday

Tuesday, September 14 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

Teen Tuesday is a casual hang-out for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, video games, board and card games, D&D, crazy YouTube clips, crafts, and more! If you're looking for something to do with some friends, hang with us for a bit. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!!

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 14 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

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

Teen Subscription Box: Autumn Box

Wednesday, September 15 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

Teens, how would you like a box of library magic picked just for you? Subscription boxes are here at OTPL for the fall and will be filled with fun items for all to enjoy. Each box will contain a checked out library book, packaged snack, STEAM activity, and novelties pertaining to that month's theme. Each box will have their own registration and pick up date every month as boxes are limited, and personalized just for you. Boxes can be picked up at the youth and adult reference desk. All boxes not picked up within a week will be forfeited to the waiting list. 


English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, September 15 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 October 20 or November 24.

Books

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, September 16 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

September 16: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
October 21: The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
November 18: The 7 /12 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

The Orion Township Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its monthly board meeting on Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in person in the library's Meeting Room. Members of the public can join this meeting remotely or at the library in accordance with the current MDHHS COVID-19 building capacity restrictions.

  • View the Meeting Agenda and Discussion Packet (coming soon)
  • Contact the Board with any questions or comments before the meeting
  • For additional assistance to attend this meeting virtually, please contact Karen Knox at (248) 287-8010.

Attend via phone (Toll Call): 
+1 312 626 6799 (Chicago) 
+1 646 876 9923 (New York) 

Meeting ID 
248 693 3000

North Oakland Genealogical Society (NOGS)

Thursday, September 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

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

Teen Take and Make: Comic Book Magnets

Saturday, September 18 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

Jazz up your locker, room, whiteboard or refrigerator with pebble glass and pop bottle magnets in your favorite comic book artwork! All Take and Make supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Take and Make - Tiny Art Show

Saturday, September 18 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Elementary Age

Come and pick up a mini-canvas and some clay to create your own unique work of art. Return your masterpiece to the library by October 1 to be displayed in our youth showcase for the month of October.

Outside: Pete the Cat Button Hunt

Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Preschool

Enjoy some Pete the Cat stories and then help Pete find his missing buttons.  

Outdoors: Pirate Treasure Hunt

Sunday, September 19 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

  • All Ages

Shiver me timbers, it's Talk like a Pirate Day! Stop by the Youth Services desk for ye treasure map and solve clues to find a Pirate's Booty.

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, September 20 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for this monthly book discussion!


Mon, Sept 20: The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes
Mon, Oct 18: The Push, by Ashley Audrain
Mon, Nov 15: Women of the Copper Country, by Mary Doria Russell


Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Member Day

Tuesday, September 21 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • All Ages

During Friends Member Day, members of the Friends get a special first look at the thousands of books available for sale. Not a member yet? Memberships can be purchased that the door.

Teen Tuesday

Tuesday, September 21 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

Teen Tuesday is a casual hang-out for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, video games, board and card games, D&D, crazy YouTube clips, crafts, and more! If you're looking for something to do with some friends, hang with us for a bit. Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome!!

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Wednesday, September 22 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.

English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, September 22 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 October 20 or November 24.

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, September 23 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.

Makerspace Office Hours

Thursday, September 23 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.

Book buyer with an armload of books

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Bag Day

Saturday, September 25 from 9:30 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)

3-D Printed Cookie Cutters

Saturday, September 25 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Using Tinkercad, learn to design and print your own customized cookie cutters.

3-D Printed Cookie Cutters

Saturday, September 25 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Maker Space

  • Adults

Using Tinkercad, learn to design and print your own customized cookie cutters.

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