Events

Friends Silent Auction

Saturday, April 22 through Saturday, April 29

  • All Ages

The Friends Silent Auction will begin on Saturday, April 22 and conclude at the Passport to Spring Gala on Saturday, April 29. Auction items include a bowling party, gift certificates to area restaurants and businesses, baseballs autographed by members of the Detroit Tigers, one hour of live musical entertainment at your event by George Sinnott, an Urban Air party, and more.

Friends Gently Used Book Sale

Tuesday, May 16 through Saturday, May 20

  • All Ages

Come browse the thousands of books available at the Friends Gently Used Book Sale. Hardcover and large paperbacks are $1.00, paperbacks and all children's books are $0.50.

  • Tuesday, May 16 from 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM - Friends Member Day
  • Wednesday, May 17 from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM - Open to the Public
  • Thursday, May 18 from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM - Open to the Public
  • Friday, May 19 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM - 1/2 Off Day
  • Saturday, May 20 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM - $5.00 Bag Day (bags supplied by the Friends)

National Library Week

Monday, April 10 through Saturday, April 15

  • All Ages

In honor of National Library Week 2017 the Orion Township Public Library will be showing thanks to the community with some fun and exciting festivities for the whole family! The Library will be giving away tokens of appreciation to patrons all week long, with thanks to the Friends of the Orion Township Library and the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Lake Orion for their support.

  • Monday, April 10 - Orion Library Spirit Day
  • Tuesday, April 11 - Friends of the Library Day
    Patron Appreciation Reception from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 12 - Orion History Day
  • Thursday, April 13 - Favorite Sports Team Day

Fingerprint Art

Saturday, March 25 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 6 Years and Up

Create fingerprint art and make bookmarks and buttons to take home!

YouTube Video Competition

Saturday, March 25 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

Think you know the funniest videos on the internet? Put your searching skills to the test for a YouTube video competition! You will get a theme, one minute to search for your video and the audience will vote on who has the best entry. You will have multiple chances to compete and win prizes! Register online.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, March 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Monday, March 27 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Monday, March 27 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

This class is geared towards non-native speakers of English and will focus on all areas of the English language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. All levels are welcome in each group! Classes are taught by a experienced teacher and will begin January 23rd and run through March 27th (no class on February 20). Class fee is $60 and is payment is due by January 23, 2017

Preschool Pals

Monday, March 27 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, March 27 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Dine, Drink & Discuss

Monday, March 27 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the CJs, located in downtown Lake Orion. To reserve a copy of this month's book, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Doggone Readers with Midas

Monday, March 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Call 248-693-3002 to register.Practice your reading skills with our lovable retrievers, and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, March 28 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, March 28 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, March 28 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

PHASES Volunteer Group

Tuesday, March 28 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • 21+

Weekly book washing.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, March 28 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Game On!

Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games! There will be a variety to choose from, including board games, card games, chess, checkers, and more.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, March 29 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The 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.

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, March 29 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Sponsored by McLaren Oakland, this workshop is Michigan’s version of the award winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Learn to manage your chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions. Techniques taught in this workshop include healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, stress management, pain management, and others. Every participant who attends 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a $30.00 gas card from the sponsors of this grant funded program!

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Mother Goose

Thursday, March 30 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Thursday, March 30 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Babytime

Thursday, March 30 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm rhyme, and repetition.

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, March 30 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Aizlyn. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, March 30 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Doggone Readers with CeCe

Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable CeCe. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

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Minute to Win It!

Saturday, April 1 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

Based on the popular game show you have a minute to win it! Compete in crazy challenges and activities to win prizes. Register online.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Monday, April 3 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Family Book Bingo

Monday, April 3 from 2:00 PM to 2:40 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Families

Play traditional bingo and win books! Bring your whole family for a free, fun-filled time. Both caregivers and children will go home with a book.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, April 3 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Cook the Book

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

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

You select and make a recipe from the cookbook chosen, bring enough to share, and meet to discuss and sample recipes from that month’s cookbooks. Cookbooks will be available at the reference desk, or can be requested through MeLCat. This month's titles are Brunch @ Bobby’s by Bobby Flay or Williams-Sonoma Breakfast

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, April 4 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

PHASES Volunteer Group

Tuesday, April 4 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 21+
  • Adults

Weekly book washing.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, April 4 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Game On!

Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games! There will be a variety to choose from, including board games, card games, chess, checkers, and more.

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Geek Club

Tuesday, April 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

The Geek Club is a casual hang-out night for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, Doctor Who, video 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!

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The 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.

Buttons & Bottle Caps

Wednesday, April 5 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • 6 Years and Up

Create a button bracelet, bottle cap magnets, and other fun Spring-themed crafts using buttons and bottle caps!

PATH Workshops towards better health

Wednesday, April 5 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Sponsored by McLaren Oakland, this workshop is Michigan’s version of the award winning Stanford Chronic Disease Self-management Program. Learn to manage your chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, depression and other physical and mental health conditions. Techniques taught in this workshop include healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, stress management, pain management, and others. Every participant who attends 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a $30.00 gas card from the sponsors of this grant funded program!

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, April 5 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 6 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 6 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Babytime

Thursday, April 6 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm rhyme, and repetition.

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

Thursday, April 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Teens

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

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, April 6 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Aizlyn. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, April 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

The History of Michigan Newspapers

Thursday, April 6 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • All Ages

Join Frank Boyles, director of the Clarke Historical Library, as he gives a tour and detailed history of the exhibit and Michigan's newspapers.

Marshmallow Madness

Friday, April 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 3 Years and Up

What can you do with a marshmallow? The better question is what can't you do? Join us for some fun experimenting, building, and creating with one of the best snacks around.

Lego® @ the Library

Saturday, April 8 from 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Calling all builders! A fun and creative time to use your imagination and our colorful bricks to make an amazing object!

Lions Club Vision Screenings

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 0 - 5 Years

Lions Club partnering with the Library to offer vision screening free of charge to patrons at the library ages 6 months to five years old.

International TableTop Day

Saturday, April 8 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

It's time to celebrate International TableTop Day again! All ages are welcome to drop in and have a blast playing games. We'll have board games, card games, and more for all ages and skills, so be sure to bring the whole family!

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Saturday, April 8 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Aizlyn. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, April 10 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Monday, April 10 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, April 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Friends Gala Planning

Monday, April 10 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Conference Room

  • Adults

Friends Gala Planning Meeting

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, April 11 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

PHASES Group Volunteers

Tuesday, April 11 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • 21+

Weekly book washing.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, April 11 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Patron Appreciation Night

Tuesday, April 11 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Patron Appreciation Night

Game On!

Tuesday, April 11 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games! There will be a variety to choose from, including board games, card games, chess, checkers, and more.

National Library Week - Patron Appreciation Night

Tuesday, April 11 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages

Celebrate the new library renovations and Citation of Excellence Award! All patrons are encouraged to stop by the library for refreshments, entertainment, giveaways, and the chance to win an e-book reader, bestselling book, movie, board game, and more!

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Teens
  • Students

Get volunteer hours and advise the Teen Librarian on what is popular and current with teens! Participants who attend 5/9 meetings throughout the year will have the opportunity to apply for a $500.00 library scholarship that will go towards a college fund.

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The 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.

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, April 12 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

The group will be discussing the book "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, April 12 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 13 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 13 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

GFWC General Meeting

Thursday, April 13 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults

GFWC General Meeting

Babytime

Thursday, April 13 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm rhyme, and repetition.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

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

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Quilting Group

Thursday, April 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Monday, April 17 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Monday, April 17 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, April 17 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, April 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

We will be discussing Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld. All are welcome, no registration required.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, April 18 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, April 18 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

PHASES Group Volunteers

Tuesday, April 18 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • 21+

Weekly book washing.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, April 18 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Game On!

Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games! There will be a variety to choose from, including board games, card games, chess, checkers, and more.

Geek Club logo

Geek Club

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

The Geek Club is a casual hang-out night for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, Doctor Who, video 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!

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The 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.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 20 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 20 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Babytime

Thursday, April 20 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm rhyme, and repetition.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

The group will be discussing the book "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Senior Care and Services Information Program

Thursday, April 20 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Don’t be caught off guard without time to do your proper homework when seeking Senior Care Services for yourself, spouse, parent or friend.
Discover the resources right here in your community that provide quality services that can assist when the time arises. Meet a panel of professionals offering Senior Assisted Living Communities; In Home Care Services; Elder Law Advice; and support services for you and your loved ones.
Each representative will provide a brief overview of the local services available and expert advice on planning. At the end of the program, we will allow for individual questions and answers to be addressed to the individual representative. Light refreshments will be served along with door prize raffle for attendees.
Who should attend: Seniors, Adult Children and Family Caregivers; Community professionals serving the seniors

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, April 20 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

  • Adults

Library Board Meeting

Orion Community Green-Up

Saturday, April 22 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • All Ages

Participate with the township for their annual Community Green-Up. Volunteers will start at Camp Agawam and then come to the library to help with outdoor Spring clean-up.

Gala Auction

Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages

Gala Auction

Bats in the Library

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Families

Learn the truth about bats through this exciting and interactive presentation. Meet bats from across the world and learn why these wonderful animals are so important to ecosystems, and to you! You will meet four bats from around the world, including the species of bat Stellaluna was based off of!

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Intro to Self-Defense

Saturday, April 22 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students
  • Adults

The library is excited to welcome Citizen Defense Training for an interactive intro to self-defense class. Participants will learn how to be aware and identify dangerous situations as well as learn basic self-defense techniques. Teens and adults welcome. Register online.

Gala Auction

Sunday, April 23 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages

Gala Auction

Gala Auction

Monday, April 24 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages

Gala Auction

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Monday, April 24 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Monday, April 24 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, April 24 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Dine, Drink & Discuss

Monday, April 24 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the CJs, located in downtown Lake Orion. To reserve a copy of this month's book, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Doggone Readers with Midas

Monday, April 24 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Call 248-693-3002 to register.Practice your reading skills with our lovable retrievers, and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Gala Auction

Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages

Gala Auction

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

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

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Mother Goose

Tuesday, April 25 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Tuesday, April 25 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

PHASES Group Volunteers

Tuesday, April 25 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • 21+

Weekly book washing.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, April 25 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Game On!

Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Drop into the Youth room for a fun evening of playing games! There will be a variety to choose from, including board games, card games, chess, checkers, and more.

Gala Auction

Wednesday, April 26 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages

Gala Auction

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The 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.

Pick Up STEAM - Flowers

Wednesday, April 26 from 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 3 - 6 Years

Pick up STEAM is a preschool friendly science, math, and learning series. This session we will look at flowers. There will be experiments, fun, crafts, and math all centered around these springtime friends, flowers.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, April 26 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Students
  • Teens

Meet monthly to improve your writing and share ideas with peers. Please bring one or two pages of your work with enough copies to share. Adults and teens welcome.

Gala Auction

Thursday, April 27 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages

Gala Auction

Mother Goose

Thursday, April 27 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 1 - 2 Years

Ones and twos develop social, emotional, and language skills through movement, stories, songs and rhymes.

Preschool Pals

Thursday, April 27 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 3 - 6 Years

Preschoolers build vocabulary, language development, and listening comprehension with stories, rhymes, songs, movement and creative expression.

Babytime

Thursday, April 27 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm rhyme, and repetition.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, April 27 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Quilting Group

Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Friends Gala Set-Up

Friday, April 28 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Friends Gala Set-Up

Friends Gala Set-Up

Friday, April 28 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Adults

Friends Gala Set-Up

Gala Auction

Friday, April 28 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages

Gala Auction

Gala Auction

Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages

Gala Auction

Passport to Spring: A Visit to Poland

Saturday, April 29 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • 21+

On Saturday, April 29 the library will be filled with Polish music, food, culture, and entertainment as we "visit" Poland for the evening. This the Friends biggest fundraiser of the year, and our goal is to raise $10,000 with this event. The evening will include a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. The proceeds from this event will be used to upgrade the technology in the library's Teen Room.

Tickets will be available for $35.00 at the library or online beginning on Monday, March 27. Tickets will also be available for $40.00 at the door.

Friends Gala Clean Up

Monday, May 1 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults

Friends Gala Clean Up

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, May 1 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, May 1 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 2 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, May 2 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Geek Club logo

Geek Club

Tuesday, May 2 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

The Geek Club is a casual hang-out night for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, Doctor Who, video 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!

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, May 3 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The 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.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, May 3 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Drop-In Tabletop Gaming for Adults & Teens

Thursday, May 4 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Teens

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

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, May 4 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Fairy Tale Friday

Friday, May 5 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Hear a favorite fairy tale, be a part of re-telling it with puppets, and then use our materials to recreate the story in a take-home craft.

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Star Wars Day

Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

May the Force be with you! All ages are welcome to drop in and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Families will enjoy snacks, crafts, a film, and share in the enjoyment of this science fiction masterpiece. Come in costume for the chance to win a prize!

10:00a – 12:00p – Youth crafts and activities
10:00a – 12:00p – Teen crafts and activities
12:30p – 2:00p – Showing of Rogue One
2:30p – 4:00p – Special Star Wars presentation

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Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Friends Reading Room

  • All Ages
  • Teens
  • Families

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year! Children, teens and adults are all welcome to stop by the library and select a free comic book of their choice. While supplies last.

Project Kidsight:Lions Club Vision Screening

Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • 0 - 5 Years

Lions Club partnering with the library to offer vision screening free of charge to patrons at the library ages 6 mo. to 5 years old.

Star Wars Bleached T-Shirt Craft

Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Teens
  • Students

Teens bring a dark colored t-shirt or piece of clothing for Star Wars Day to create a cool bleached, stenciled craft.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, May 8 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Puppet Show

Monday, May 8 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • All Ages

Our famous puppet theater will feature some new stories with lots of puppets for lots of fun!

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, May 8 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Orion Historical Society

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

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • Students

Monthly meeting to discuss ongoing local history projects.

Gone With The Wind: From Bestseller to Blockbuster

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

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

The book Gone With the Wind recently celebrated its 80th anniversary! Expert Kathleen Mochiacco will share information about the author and how she came to write her novel, how it got published and became a bestseller, and how the movie rights were acquired and a blockbuster movie was produced that still resonates today. She will also bring a selection of vintage and contemporary Gone With the Wind memorabilia to share with the audience.

Policy Committee Meeting

Monday, May 8 from 7:00 PM to 7:55 PM

Location: Conference Room

  • Adults

Policy Committee Meeting

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 9 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, May 9 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Mother's Day Craft

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

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 2 - 5 Years

Be creative with your child and make a special craft for a special mom.

ESL Conversation Group

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

Location: Meeting Room B

  • Adults

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The 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.

Book Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, May 10 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Off Site - Orion Center

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Orion Center. Books for the following month will be available for pick up at each meeting. New members are always welcome!

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, May 10 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Pick Up STEAM - Shapes

Thursday, May 11 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 3 - 6 Years

Pick up STEAM is a preschool friendly science, math, and learning series. This session we will look at shapes. There will be experiments, fun, crafts, and math all centered around a variety of shapes.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, May 11 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Thursday, May 11 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Aizlyn. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Quilting Group

Thursday, May 11 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

All quilters are welcome to come to the library and share their projects, expertise, and company with fellow quilters. All levels of quilting skill are welcome! The group meets twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Lego@the Library

Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

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

Doggone Readers with Aizlyn

Saturday, May 13 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Youth Department

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Aizlyn. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, May 15 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

One-on-one Technology Help

Monday, May 15 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Study Room 2

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Ages

Our technology savvy librarians will help you understand your eReader, tablet, smartphone or laptop. Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment between 2:00p-4:00p every Monday. Our staff can also assist with setting up an email address and using popular computer programs like Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Please note: one device at a time, multiple attendees are okay if learning on same device. Call 248-693-3001 to register.

Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, May 15 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

We will be discussing The Nest, by Cynthia Sweeney. All are welcome, no registration required.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 16 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Friends Member Day

Tuesday, May 16 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room 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.

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, May 16 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

Geek Club logo

Geek Club

Tuesday, May 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Teens
  • Students

The Geek Club is a casual hang-out night for teens who enjoy anything from anime, comics, Doctor Who, video 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!

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Wednesday, May 17 from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room 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.

All About Colors

Wednesday, May 17 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • 2 - 5 Years

Listen to a story and learn about color with music, art, and play activities.

ESL Conversation Group

Wednesday, May 17 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults

ESL conversation group is held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. The 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.

Doggone Readers with Bear

Wednesday, May 17 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • K - 5

Please call the Youth Reference Desk at 248-693-3002 to register for this program. Practice your reading skills with the lovable Bear. Choose your favorite book to real aloud and receive a stamp for each time you read. Receive a free book of your choice after you have earned four stamps.

Everything, Everything book cover

Pizza and Paperbacks – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Wednesday, May 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Teens
  • Students

Celebrate the movie release of Everything, Everything and discuss the popular novel by Nicola Yoon. A copy of the book will be given to the first five teens who arrive! Pizza will also be served. Register online.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, May 18 from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room 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.

Baby & Me Play Time

Thursday, May 18 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

  • Infant to Walking with Caregiver

A special time for babies and caregivers to play together and make new friends.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, May 18 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Senior Citizens
  • Adults

New members are always welcome to join this vivacious group! Books for the following month will be available at each meeting.

Drop-In One-on-one Technology Help

Thursday, May 18 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Adults

Our network & systems administrator (IT Guy) is available to help you with your electronic device from 6:00p-8:00p every Thursday. He will teach you how to use your new device, recommend devices based on your needs, remove viruses, fix error messages, configure email, recommend apps, and otherwise help you with anything involving technology. No sign up is necessary for this weekly program, but you may call Eric at 248-287-8019 if you need to discuss something before you come to the drop-in tech help.

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, May 18 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Conference Room

  • Adults

Library Board Meeting

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Bag Day

Saturday, May 20 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Meeting Room 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)

Monday Next Chapter Book Club

Monday, May 22 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Dine, Drink & Discuss

Monday, May 22 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for the monthly book discussions at the CJs, located in downtown Lake Orion. To reserve a copy of this month's book, stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-693-3001.

Tuesday Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesday, May 23 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Off Site - CJ's Lakeside Grill

  • Adults

The library is hosting a book discussion for developmentally or intellectually challenged patrons in our area. The discussions are held at CJs Restaurant in downtown Lake Orion. To see about available space, please call 248-693-3000, ext 309.

Royal Toddler Dance Party

Tuesday, May 23 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • 2 - 5 Years

Show off your dance moves with our groovy tunes. Filled with story time favorites and new jams to enjoy. Dress as the royalty that you are and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Needle Arts Circle

Tuesday, May 23 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: James Ingram Room

  • Adults
  • Senior Citizens

Come and join other needle artists to work on projects and enjoy each other’s company! No registration needed, just bring your project and drop in!

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Sphero Obstacle Course

Tuesday, May 23 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

  • Teens
  • Students

The Sphero is a small robotic ball you control with a tablet. Build your obstacle course with things like cardboard and duct tape and race your Sphero against other teams for the chance to win prizes! Register online.

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