Events


Dial-a-Story: for adults

Location: Virtual

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

Virtual: The Normal Aging Process

Location: Virtual

Vicki Klanke RN, a Nurse Consultant/Educator, discussed the normal aging process, focusing on the impact of nutrition, exercise, sleep, and medication management on our quality of life as we grow older. Recorded on Monday, April 12, 2021.


Dial-a-Story: for adults

Location: Virtual

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

Neighborly Notes: an Intergenerational Pen Pal Program

With social distancing still in effect, we are connecting students with senior neighbors through a Pen Pal program which can help with feelings of isolation. Whether you are a senior wanting to form a connection and along the way help a student practice their writing skills, or you are a student who would like to brighten the day of a homebound neighbor, this program is for you! Register online at this form https://orionlibrary.org/neighborly-notes/ by June 21 to be assigned a pen pal, or call us at 248 693-3001.

Dial-a-Story: for adults

Location: Virtual

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

Take and Make - Create with Your Crew - Mandalas

Friday, April 16 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • All Ages

Work with your crew to create a one of a kind circle mandala.  Each person takes a turn to add a layer to this one of a kind art project. All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Virtual SENSEsational Storytime

Friday, April 16 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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, April 15th at 5pm to receive a Zoom link.

Take and Make: Homemade Pop Rocks

Saturday, April 17 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

Pop ricks are a favorite regardless of age, so lets try homemade pop rocks! We supply the ingredients and directions, you supply the kitchen. I cannot wait to see how these turn out!! All Take and Make supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Take and Make: Getting Buggy with It

Saturday, April 17 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Preschool

On your mark, ready set, let's go! This kit includes crafts based on our buggy friends. All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Virtual: Little Lit

Monday, April 19 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

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

OUTSIDE: Monday Evening Book Discussion

Monday, April 19 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for this monthly book discussion!


Virtual: Mon, Mar 15: American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins
Outside: Mon, Apr 19: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Outside: Mon, May 17: The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi


Virtual: Little Lit

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

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

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

Geek Club

Tuesday, April 20 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

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

Virtual: Little Lit

Wednesday, April 21 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

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

Virtual: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 21 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.  


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Virtual: Intro to 3d Printing

Thursday, April 22 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Adults

Using an interactive video from LinkedIn Learning, learn to design and print 3-D objects with Tinkercad. You can use the library's 3-D printer from home and your registration comes with one free 3-D print!  A link to the class will be emailed to registered patrons.

Take and Make: DIY Suncatchers

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

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

Create beautiful window stars and more that catch and reflect the spring sunshine with this kit available for all ages.

Virtual: Little Lit

Monday, April 26 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

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

Virtual: Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

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

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

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

  • Virtual: Mon, Mar 22: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
  • Virtual: Mon, Apr 26: The End of Her by Shari Lapena
  • Outside: Mon, May 24: Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
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Virtual: Little Lit

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

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

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

Virtual: Little Lit

Wednesday, April 28 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

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

Virtual: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, April 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.  


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Take and Make: Baby & Toddler Sensory Play

Thursday, April 29 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool

This kit includes sensory play and art projects for your littlest ones. Rhymes, songs, and fingerplays also included. All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Take and Make: Pokeball Pom-Poms

Saturday, May 1 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • All Ages

Using yarn and a pom-pom tool, make your own fluffy Pokemon pom-poms.  All Take and Make supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program. Patrons may choose one Fandom Fest take and make kit per person.

Take and Make: Among Us Craft

Saturday, May 1 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

It's Fandom Fest, and I'm calling sus! Among us crafts to make with a group of friends and decide who the imposter of the group is! All Take and Make supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.  Patrons may choose one Fandom Fest take and make kit per person.

Take and Make: Ghostbusters Slime

Saturday, May 1 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Elementary Age

Who you gonna call? Make your own Slimer-green Ghostbusters slime with this fun take and make! Take and Make supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program. Patrons may choose one Fandom Fest take and make kit per person.

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Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 1 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: Lobby

  • Elementary Age

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

Fandom Fest Escape Room

Saturday, May 1 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • All Ages

Work with a group to solve a variety of nerdy riddles and puzzles. Escape rooms will begin promptly on the hour beginning at 11am. Only registered participants may join the escape room. You may register as a group up to 5 people or register each name individually for all to participate.

Fandom Fest Bounce & Boogie: Video Game Edition

Saturday, May 1 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

  • Preschool

Families with kids ages 0-5 are welcome to join us for a special outdoor music and movement program featuring your favorite video game music!

Fandom Fest Escape Rooms

Saturday, May 1 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: Trail Entrance / Parking Lot

  • All Ages

Work with a group to solve a variety of nerdy riddles and puzzles.  Escape rooms will begin promptly on the hour beginning at 11am.  Only registered participants may join the escape room. You can register as a group up to 5 people, or register each member individually for all to participate. 

Fandom Fest Escape Room

Saturday, May 1 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Trail Entrance / Parking Lot

  • All Ages

Work with a group to solve a variety of nerdy riddles and puzzles.  Escape rooms will begin promptly on the hour beginning at 11am.  Only registered participants may join the escape room. You can register as a group up to 5 people, or register each member individually for all to participate. 

Fandom Fest Escape Room

Saturday, May 1 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Trail Entrance / Parking Lot

  • All Ages

Work with a group to solve a variety of nerdy riddles and puzzles.  Escape rooms will begin promptly on the hour beginning at 11am.  Only registered participants may join the escape room. You can register as a group up to 5 people, or register each member individually for all to participate. 

Fandom Fest Escape Room

Saturday, May 1 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Trail Entrance / Parking Lot

  • All Ages

Work with a group to solve a variety of nerdy riddles and puzzles.  Escape rooms will begin promptly on the hour beginning at 11am.  Only registered participants may join the escape room. You can register as a group up to 5 people, or register each member individually for all to participate. 

Geek Club

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

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

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

Take and Make - Mini Pinatas

Wednesday, May 5 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Elementary Age

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by creating your own mini-piñata.  All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, May 5 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.  


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Outdoor Movie

Friday, May 7 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Families
  • All Ages

Bring your blankets and snacks for a family-friendly movie in our reading garden. Arrive at 8 pm with the movie starting at 8:30 pm. Registration is limited to 50 people but the library will follow current MDHHS gathering restrictions at the time of this program. Registration may be increased closer to the program date and walk-ins may be welcomed depending on those restrictions. Rain reschedule date is May 21. Movie TBD.

Take and Make: Terracotta Pot Gardens

Saturday, May 8 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: Virtual

  • Elementary Age
  • Families

Create an original window sill garden with this kit containing a small terracotta pot, seeds, and paint.

Holiday Closing

Sunday, May 9 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: All Locations

The Orion Library will be closed on Sunday, May 9 for the Mother's Day. Normal hours will resume on Monday, May 10.

Virtual: Orion Historical Society (OHS)

Monday, May 10 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 spring quarter, this group will meet online.


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Take and Make: Pick Up STEAM - Music

Tuesday, May 11 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Preschool

Pick up STEAM is a preschool-friendly science, math, and learning series. This session we will look at music. There will be experiments, fun, crafts, and math all centered on making and understanding music.  All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Virtual: Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

Tuesday, May 11 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.

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, May 12 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.  


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Outside: Book Bunch Book Club

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

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

Virtual: Wed, Mar 10: The Last Train to London, by Meg Waite Clayton

Outside on the Orion Center back patio: Wed, Apr 14: Willa's Grove, by Laura Munson

Outside on the Orion Center back patio: Wed, May 12: Be Frank with Me, by Julia Claiborne Johnson



Virtual: Writer's Workshop

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

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

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


Orion Reference is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Writer's Workshop
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Outside: SENSEsational Storytime

Friday, May 14 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Virtual

  • All Ages

An outdoor storytime that is a welcoming, interactive environment designed for children with special needs and sensory seeking kids. 

Take and Make: The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, May 15 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Elementary Age

Celebrate author L. Frank Baum's 165th birthday with Wizard of Oz crafts and activities! All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program. 


Outside: Disney Terrariums

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

With Spring in the air, terrariums are a cool and simple project. Teens will become botanists as they recreate a scene with some of their favorite Disney characters. 

Weather permitting program will be outside in the reading garden, if weather inadequate, program will become a take and make.


 

Outside: Monday Evening Book Discussion

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

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

New members are always welcome for this monthly book discussion!


Virtual: Mon, Mar 15: American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins
Outside: Mon, Apr 19: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Outside: Mon, May 17: The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi


Geek Club

Tuesday, May 18 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

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

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, May 19 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.  


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Virtual: Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

Thur, Mar 18: I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
Thur, Apr 15: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
Thur, May 20: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The March meeting will meet via Zoom.  The April and May meetings will take place outside in the reading garden, or via Zoom in case of bad weather.


Library Board Meeting

Thursday, May 20 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rooms A and B

  • Adults

The Orion Township Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its monthly board meeting on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in person in the library's Meeting Room. Members of the public can join this meeting remotely or at the library in accordance with the current MDHHS COVID-19 building capacity restrictions.


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Take and Make: Upcycled Veggies

Saturday, May 22 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Elementary Age

Discover how you can use kitchen scraps to create edible gardens! Kit includes supplies to start your own vegetable plant. All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Outside: Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

The John Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be having a genealogy workshop for any women 18 years old and older who wish to find information about their American Patriot or wish to join the DAR.  Researchers from John Crawford DAR and state genealogists will be available to work with patrons on their research.  Register online to reserve a spot.

Adventure Seekers Book Club: Children's Park

Saturday, May 22 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Children's Park

  • Elementary Age

Adventure seekers and their parents can join us in a book discussion of I Survived: The Joplin Tornado, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis at Children's Park in Downtown Lake Orion. 

Outdoors: Pavement Picassos

Sunday, May 23 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • All Ages

Create outdoor art with your family using different types of homemade sidewalk paint, and learn some new sidewalk chalk techniques.


Outside: Dine, Drink & Discuss Book Discussion

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults

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

  • Virtual: Mon, Mar 22: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
  • Virtual: Mon, Apr 26: The End of Her by Shari Lapena
  • Outside: Mon, May 24: Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
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Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

Wednesday, May 26 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.  


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Take and Make - Create with Your Crew - Decoupage Garden

Friday, May 28 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Work with your crew to create a beautiful landscape decoupage garden. All Take and Make supplies for youth, teen, and adult programs will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program.

Holiday Closing

Saturday, May 29 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: All Locations

The Orion Library will be closed Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31 for the Memorial Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1.

Holiday Closing

Sunday, May 30 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: All Locations

The Orion Library will be closed Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31 for the Memorial Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1.

Holiday Closing

Monday, May 31 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Location: All Locations

The Orion Library will be closed Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31 for the Memorial Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1.

Outside: Geek Club

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

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

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults

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

No meeting July 7

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

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Take and Make: Leftover Kits

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

  • Adults
  • Elementary Age

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

Outside: Cook the Book

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

Location: Reading Garden

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

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

Virtual: Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

Tuesday, June 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.

Outside: English Language Learning Conversation Group

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults

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

No meeting July 7

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

Outside: Book Bunch Book Club

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

  • Adults

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

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

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


Outside: Writer's Workshop

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults

Meet the second Wednesday of each month and connect with a group of like-minded writers to learn from each other, share ideas, and practice your writing skills. For the summer quarter, this group will meet outside in the library's reading garden.  Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.

Virtual: 3-D Printed Succulent Planter

Thursday, June 10 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Virtual

  • Adults

Learn to make your own custom 3-D printed planter. Participants will design their object at home and submit it to the library to print and pick up. Instructions will be emailed to registered patrons.

Little Libraries Nocturnal Animals Scavenger Hunt

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

Location: Lobby

  • Families

Come to the library anytime between 9:30a and 5:00p and pick up your instruction sheet.  You have a week to look for clues about night-time creatures big and small at our Little Libraries. You may find surprises along the way and you can take a book from or add a book to our Little Libraries! Bring your completed form back to the library by Saturday, June 19 to receive a special surprise!

Outside: Teen Escape Room

Saturday, June 12 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

Join us outside to see if you can escape the room in the time. Bring your friends and phones and laugh your way through puzzles and riddles. Program outside in the reading garden, weather permitting. Registration required.  Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.  For the latest program updates please check the library events calendar at orionlibrary.org/calendar.

Outside: Tails of Wildlife

Saturday, June 12 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults
  • Elementary Age

Listen to stories of local wildlife through a photo tour with naturalist Andrew Nowicki. We will be exploring different critters and how they use different adaptations to help them survive. After a short presentation, Andrew will lead a nature walk around the library and surrounding trails.  Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled. or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.  

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Outside: Orion Historical Society (OHS)

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

Location: Reading Garden

  • Adults

Come to an OHS meeting to learn about our township's history and work on projects to preserve the past.  Newcomers are always welcome!  For the summer quarter, this group will meet outside in the library's reading garden.  Outdoor programs may be canceled, rescheduled, or moved to a virtual format depending on the weather and current COVID-19 restrictions.

Teen Subscription Box: Rainbow Box

Tuesday, June 15 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • High School Age
  • Middle School Age

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

Outside: Geek Club

Tuesday, June 15 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Reading Garden

  • Middle School Age
  • High School Age

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

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