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Holiday Closing

The Orion Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25 and remain closed through Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 28.

Virtual: Snowy Owls in Michigan

Location: Virtual

Virtual: Snowy Owls in Michigan
Sun | Dec 6 | 2pm
Naturalist Andrew Nowicki will present  a photo tour of owls commonly seen in Michigan. Learn about these bird's incredible adaptations and how you can experience them around your own home. Program will be available for one week.

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Virtual: Isolation During the Pandemic: Especially for Seniors

Location: Virtual

  • Adults


While isolation has affected everyone's mental health this year, it is especially hard for senior citizens who need to quarantine to stay safe. Join Dr. Nicole Lawson of the Oakland Community Health Network,  Kristen Nelson, Chair of the Oakland County Senior Isolation Taskforce, and Cameron McClure, Chairperson of the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council as they speak on, give practical advice about, and  share resources to help on this timely topic. A recording will be available for a week

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Outdoors: Friday Family Storytime

Friday, October 23 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Reading Garden

  • All Ages

Outdoor storytime fun for all ages promoting early literacy with books, songs, activities, and dancing! This storytime is drop in, but limited to 20 families to follow current social distancing measures. Cloth face masks are recommended while attending library programs.

Take and Make - Autumn Artists

Saturday, October 24 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Preschool

Explore the colors of autumn and your creativity with this fun take and make kit. Available for pickup the day of the program during library hours. All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

Virtual: Toddler Time

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

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

Monday, October 26 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

Dine, Drink & Discuss fourth Mondays @ 7 pm, for the fall quarter, this group will be meeting online.

  • Mon, Sept 28: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Mon, Oct, 26: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
  • Mon, Nov 23: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Orion Reference is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion
Time: Oct 26, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Virtual: Itsy Bitsy Babies

Tuesday, October 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. First time baby attendees will receive a welcome bag! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: Preschool Pals

Wednesday, October 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Preschool

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and creative expression. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to link to Storytime room. PLEASE NOTE: This program will not contain a live component and will be prerecorded. Link to recording will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: English Language Learning Conversation Group

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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 Dec 23 or 30th.


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Virtual: Toddler Time

Thursday, October 29 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: Friday Family Storytime

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

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

Virtual storytime fun for all ages promoting early literacy with books, songs, activities, and dancing! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Take and Make - Spooky Crafts

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

  • Elementary Age

Let's get crafty this Halloween with some projects that are sure to put you in a spooky mood! All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

Take and Make - Community Turkey Art

Monday, November 2 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Families

Be a part of a one of a kind piece of art! Stop by the library starting November 2 to pick up your turkey feather supplies. Decorate your feathers at home and stop back by the library on November 15 to attach your feathers to our community turkey. Watch the turkey gain more feathers all week with a grand reveal on Saturday, November 21.  All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

Virtual: Toddler Time

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

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: Itsy Bitsy Babies

Tuesday, November 3 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. First time baby attendees will receive a welcome bag! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Outdoors: Chalk it Up

Tuesday, November 3 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • All Ages

Decorate your own square of the library trail. Chalk will be provided!

Outside: Geek Club

Tuesday, November 3 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Teens

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.

Virtual: Preschool Pals

Wednesday, November 4 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Preschool

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and creative expression. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: English Language Learning Conversation Group

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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 Dec 23 or 30th.


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Strategic Planning / Fund Development Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 4 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

The Orion Library Board of Trustees will hold an online Strategic Planning / Fund Development Committee Meeting on Wednesday, November 4 at 4:00 PM. Members of the public can attend using a web-accessible computer or mobile device, or using the dial-in phone option.


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Virtual: Toddler Time

Thursday, November 5 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

GFWC Board Meeting

Thursday, November 5 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Conference Room

  • Adults

Virtual: Friday Family Storytime

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

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

Virtual storytime fun for all ages promoting early literacy with books, songs, activities, and dancing! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

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Take and Make: Fall Leaf Candle Holder

Saturday, November 7 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

Pick up a take and make kit to create a festive DIY fall leaf candle holder.  Kits are first come, first served.

Virtual: Michigan Works Appointments

Monday, November 9 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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. Contact Beth Sheridan, esheridan@orionlibrary.org or 248 693-3000 ext 411 to set up your 1/2 hour ZOOM appointment with a staff member from Michigan Works. Appointments will be scheduled on the 2nd Mondays of each month between 9:30am-12:00pm.

Virtual: Toddler Time

Monday, November 9 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

Monday, November 9 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Virtual

2nd Mondays at 10:30 am via ZOOM. 


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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.

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Virtual: Orion Historical Society (OHS)

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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 fall quarter, this group will meet online.


Orion Reference is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: OHS
Time: Nov 9, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Virtual: Itsy Bitsy Babies

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

Location: Virtual

  • Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. First time baby attendees will receive a welcome bag! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

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

Location: Conference Room

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

Virtual: Preschool Pals

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

Location: Virtual

  • Preschool

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and creative expression. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: English Language Learning Conversation Group

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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 Dec 23 or 30th.


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Virtual: Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, November 11 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Virtual

All are welcome to join this lively book discussion held on the second Wednesday of the month.


Wed | Sept 9 | The Printed Letter Bookshop, by Katherine Reay
Wed | Oct 14 | Big Lies in a Small Town, by Diane Chamberlain
Wed | Nov 11 | We Hope for Better Things, by Erin Bartels

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Virtual: Writers' Workshop

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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.  For the fall quarter this group will be meeting online.


Orion Reference is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Virtual: Toddler Time

Thursday, November 12 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, November 12 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

Virtual: Friday Family Storytime

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

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

Virtual storytime fun for all ages promoting early literacy with books, songs, activities, and dancing! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Take and Make - Gobble, Gobble!

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

  • Elementary Age

Thanksgiving is almost here! Get in the thankful spirit with an assortment of crafts to celebrate this holiday. Available for pickup the day of the program during library hours. No registration required, supplies are available on a first come/first served basis.

Take and Make: Candy Corn Catpults

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

  • High School Age
  • Teens
  • Middle School Age

How good is your aim? How many times can you catch candy in your mouth? Build this catapult and test yourself and build a contest with friends to see who wins! We supply the supplies and you have fun creating at home. This is a non-registered event and the supplies will be placed outside at 10am, "while supplies last."

Virtual: Bounce & Boogie

Saturday, November 14 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

A virtual 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 on Zoom! Please register with a valid email address by Friday, November 13th at 5pm to receive a Zoom link.

Outdoor - Community Turkey Art Installation

Sunday, November 15 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: Lobby

  • Families

Be a part of a one of a kind piece of art! Stop by the library starting November 2 to pick up your turkey feather supplies. Decorate your feathers at home and stop back by the library on November 15 to attach your feathers to our community turkey. Watch the turkey gain more feathers all week with a grand reveal on Saturday, November 21. 

Virtual: Toddler Time

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

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: Sleepy Storytime

Monday, November 16 from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Virtual

  • Preschool
  • Toddlers

A virtual bedtime story brought to your house! All you need is your jammies, blankie, and favorite stuffed animal for some evening storytime fun! Please register with a valid email address by Sunday, November 15th at 5pm to receive the video link.

Virtual: Monday Evening Book Discussion:

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

New members are always welcome for this monthly book discussion. 

Mon, Nov 16: The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai.

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Virtual: Itsy Bitsy Babies

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

Location: Virtual

  • Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. First time baby attendees will receive a welcome bag! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Geek Club

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

  • Teens

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.

Virtual: Preschool Pals

Wednesday, November 18 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Preschool

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and creative expression. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: English Language Learning Conversation Group

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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 Dec 23 or 30th.


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Virtual: Toddler Time

Thursday, November 19 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults

The September and October Book Club will meet outside in the reading garden, weather permitting. The November book club will meet virtually via Zoom.

Thur, Sept 17: What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Thur, Oct 15: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Thur, Nov 19: How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gill

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Virtual: Friday Family Storytime

Friday, November 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

Virtual storytime fun for all ages promoting early literacy with books, songs, activities, and dancing! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: SENSEsational Storytime

Friday, November 20 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

A virtual storytime that is a welcoming, interactive environment designed for children with special needs and sensory seeking kids. Please register with a valid email address by Thursday, November 19th at 5pm to receive a Zoom link.

Take and Make: Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Saturday, November 21 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Adults

Pick up a take and make kit with supplies and instructions to create a Thanksgiving centerpiece.  Registration is not required, supplies will be available at 2pm on a first come, first serve basis.

Virtual: Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

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

Location: CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

Dine, Drink & Discuss fourth Mondays @ 7 pm, for the fall quarter, this group will be meeting online.

  • Mon, Sept 28: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Mon, Oct, 26: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
  • Mon, Nov 23: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Orion Reference is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion
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Take and Make: Book Letters

Tuesday, November 24 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age
  • Teens

Looking for something to do over break? Memorialize your favorite books on letters! Tell us some of your favorite books or book covers, and we will supply you with a 6 in. letter and pages to cover the letter in, and you have fun creating at home. Don't forget to post on social media the finished result, #otplteens or #teenprogramming. 


Holiday Closing

Wednesday, November 25 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Orion Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25 and remain closed through Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 28.

Take and Make Leftover Edition

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

  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Elementary Age

Take and make leftover edition!  Whether you're 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 fall will be available for you to pick up and enjoy.  First come, first served.

Virtual: Junior Chef - Leftovers Edition

Saturday, November 28 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Elementary Age

Do you want to surprise your family today with a great lunch? Pull out those Thanksgiving leftovers and let's work together to make a great meal. This will be a virtual Zoom so you can even join in from Grandma's house.

Virtual: Toddler Time

Monday, November 30 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Take and Make - Disguise a Gingerbread Man

Tuesday, December 1 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • All Ages

Stop by the library on December 1 and pick up your gingerbread man. Use materials you have at home to build a disguise for the gingerbread man. You can use characters from books, movies, or graphic novels to create a disguise. Take a picture of your incognito gingerbread man and email it to youth@orionlibrary.org. We will pick a winner and the winner will get a surprise gift card.   All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

Virtual: Itsy Bitsy Babies

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

Location: Virtual

  • Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. First time baby attendees will receive a welcome bag! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual Geek Club

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

  • Teens

Geek Club is a casual hang-out for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, video games, board and card games, D and D, crazy YouTube clips and more! For the virtual winter session, we will be exploring Jackbox games, digital escape rooms, teen trivia, etc., stop by and meet some new friends. New faces always welcome!

Virtual: Preschool Pals

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

Location: Virtual

  • Preschool

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and creative expression. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: English Language Learning Conversation Group

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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 Dec 23 or 30th.


Join Zoom Meeting
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Take and Make: Mystery Maker Projects

Thursday, December 3 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Elementary Age
  • Families

Pick up a kit with a variety of makerspace projects for families to complete together.

GFWC Board Meeting

Thursday, December 3 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Conference Room

  • Adults

Take and Make: Tie-Dye Masks

Saturday, December 5 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • All Ages

Pick up a kit to create a colorful tie-dye mask for you to enjoy or gift to a friend or family member.  Each kit will have two masks for you to dye.  All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

Virtual: Toddler Time

Monday, December 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: Cook the Book

Monday, December 7 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

Mon | Dec 7 | 7 pm  | Sister Pie, by Lisa Luwinski
Mon | Feb 1 | 7pm | My Prairie Cookbook, by Melissa Gilbert
You select and prepare a recipe from the cookbooks chosen, and  meet virtually to discuss the recipes from that month's cookbooks. 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.

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Take and Make - Pick Up STEAM - Winter

Tuesday, December 8 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Preschool

Pick up STEAM is a preschool friendly science, math, and learning series. There will be experiments, fun, crafts, and math all centered on the winter season.    All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

Virtual: Itsy Bitsy Babies

Tuesday, December 8 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. First time baby attendees will receive a welcome bag! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

Tuesday, December 8 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.

Virtual: Michigan Works Appointments

Tuesday, December 8 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Virtual: Michigan Works 2nd Tuesdays | Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9 | 1-3 pm

Oakland County Michigan Works! Pontiac 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. Contact Beth Sheridan, esheridan@orionlibrary.org or 248 693-3000 ext 411 to set up your ZOOM appointment with a staff member from Michigan Works.

Virtual: Preschool Pals

Wednesday, December 9 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Preschool

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and creative expression. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: English Language Learning Conversation Group

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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 Dec 23 or 30th.


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Virtual: Book Bunch Book Club

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

Location: Virtual

All are welcome to join this lively book discussion held on the second Wednesday of the month. 


Wed, Dec 9: Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
Wed, Jan 13: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Wed, Feb 10: The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin by Stephanie Knipper

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Virtual: Writers' Workshop

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

Location: Virtual

  • Adults
  • Teens

Meet the second Wednesday of each month and connect with a group of likeminded writers to learn from each other, share ideas, and practice your writing skills. For the winter quarter this group will meet online.

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Winter Workshop

Saturday, December 12 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Elementary Age

While we won't have a visit from Santa this year, the library is still here to bring you some holiday cheer for all ages! Stop by to pick up a special Take and Make kit to celebrate our annual Winter Workshop. All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program. 

  • Youth - LIVE Winter Bounce and Boogie | 11:00 am
  • Youth - Winter themed kits for Preschoolers and Elementary ages
  • Teen - Harry Potter Wizard Crackers
  • Adult - Greeting card kits - A kit with supplies to make custom greeting cards
  • Makerspace - Felt holiday ball ornaments - Get in on the needle felting craze with these seasonal felt holiday ball ornaments

Take and Make: Felt Ball Ornaments

Saturday, December 12 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Adults

Get in on the needle felting craze with these seasonal felt ball holiday ornaments. All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

Take and Make: Harry Potter Wizard Crackers

Saturday, December 12 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age
  • Teens

A Wizard Cracker is a magical kind of Christmas cracker that wizards often gift to each other around Christmas that holds a small gift inside. We will supply the supplies and you create at home to give to a fellow wizard of your choosing! All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

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Take and Make: Greeting Card Kits

Saturday, December 12 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Adults

A kit with supplies to make custom greeting cards. All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

Virtual: Winter Bounce & Boogie!

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

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

A virtual 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 on Zoom! Please register with a valid email address by Friday, December 11th at 5pm to receive a Zoom link.

Virtual: Toddler Time

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

Location: Virtual

  • Toddlers

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs, and rhymes. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

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Virtual: Orion Historical Society (OHS)

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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 fall quarter, this group will meet online.

Virtual: Itsy Bitsy Babies

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

Location: Virtual

  • Babies

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. First time baby attendees will receive a welcome bag! Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual Geek Club

Tuesday, December 15 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Teens

Geek Club is a casual hang-out for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, video games, board and card games, D and D, crazy YouTube clips and more! For the virtual winter session, we will be exploring Jackbox games, digital escape rooms, teen trivia, etc., stop by and meet some new friends. New faces always welcome!

Virtual: Preschool Pals

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

Location: Virtual

  • Preschool

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and creative expression. Registration required. Please register by 5pm on by the day before program to receive Zoom link. Link will be sent out at least one half hour before the program.

Virtual: English Language Learning Conversation Group

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

Location: Virtual

  • 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 Dec 23 or 30th.


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Take and Make: Dinosaur Discovery

Thursday, December 17 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Preschool

Become an archeologist as you excavate dinosaur bones! Dino themed crafts also included.

Books

Virtual: Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

December 17: Bring your 2020 favorite

January 21: Save me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
February 18: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Teen Winter Reading Program Begins

Friday, December 18 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

  • Teens

Stay cozy this winter with Orion Township Public Library's teen winter reading challenge. Summer reading might be over, but there are plenty of books to curl up with while the snow is falling. The program will run through December 18-February 5. Participants will have the opportunity to win fun prizes by completing reading challenges ranging from reading with a friend, to reading a holiday themed book. Prizes will consist of books and gift cards to local Lake Orion businesses. All prizes will be random drawings and the more challenges you complete, the more prizes you can win. Please register by signing up on our website https://wandooreader.com/orionlibrary/teen-winter-reading. Happy Reading!

 

 


The 2020 Postcard Project

Saturday, December 19 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Adults

With the chaos of Covid-19, protests against racial injustice, a presidential election, wild fires, giant hornets, and more, 2020 has been a year for the books.  With this mail art project, capture your thoughts and feelings about this unique moment in time by creating a postcard sized piece of art and writing a message to your future self about 2020.  Artists will return their postcards to the library, we will scan them for our local history collection, and the post cards will be mailed back to their creators in December 2021.  Feel free to decorate with paint, ink, washi tape, stickers, etc. and remember that your postcard will be preserved in our archive.  Pick up your post card kit in the lobby on December 19.  Post cards can be anonymous, but make sure your return address is on the back side, return your post card at the front desk by December 30.

Take and Make - There's No Place Like Gnome

Monday, December 21 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Elementary Age

Every home should have a gnome. Pick up the supplies to create your own gnome. Some basic sewing skills are required.    All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 10 am on the day of the program.

Virtual/Take and Make: Sunshine and Rainbows

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

Location: Virtual

  • Preschool

Join Ms. Halli for a live virtual storytime all about sunshine & rainbows! Sign up for a take and make kit available December 18 with fun crafts and activities, then attend our live Zoom storytime on December 21!

Virtual: Monday Evening Book Discussion

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for this monthly book discussion!


Mon, Dec 21: Lillian Boxfish takes a Walk, by Kathleen Rooney
Mon, Jan 18: As Bright as Heaven, by Susan Meissner
Mon, Feb 15: The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris 

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