*Registration is required unless otherwise noted.
 Register online, at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 248-628-3034. 
Click here  to view the library calendar and register for programs online.

Adult Winter 2021-2022

Book Bingo is BACK!
Tuesdays at 2:00pm
December 21, January 18 and February 15
Community Room
Play traditional bingo and win books. Bring a friend or neighbor – this fun-loving group welcomes new players.
Winter Reading Program
January 1st- 31st
Read books and win prizes! Beanstack (miopl.beanstack.org/ ) an online platform will keep track of your books and offer additional activities. Three completed books will qualify you for prizes, but the more you read the better your chances! Winners will receive gift cards for local businesses, book bags or free books. Please see or call the adult services department for more information.
**NEW! Take & Bake – Spice of the Month
Stop by the adult services desk the first week of each month to pick up a sample, the history of the spice and a few recipes to try. No registration required. While supplies last.
December – Ginger
January – Cinnamon
February – Clove
 Mistletoe Wreath Craft
December 4th, 1pm
Join us for an in-person craft.  Make a beautiful handmade felt mistletoe wreath out of grapevine, felt and cotton spun balls that will add wintertime cheer to your home.
Cookie Decorating with the Magic Brownie Box Bakery
December 11, 1pm
Learn wonderful holiday cookie decorating techniques from a professional baker and the owner of the Magic Brownie Box Bakery in Oxford, Michigan.  All materials and supplies will be provided.  Register today.  Space is limited
Suncatcher Snowman Take & Make Craft
December 13-19
Create an adorable suncatcher snowman to celebrate the season. No registration required. While supplies last.
Hands on Class – Hand building With Clay
January 21 3PM
OR February 11 3:00 PM
Join artist Virginia Bur and experience the craftsmanship of hand building with clay! In this class, we will explore the ideas of slab building, sculpture, coil or pinch methods of forming ceramic arts. All tools, supplies and colorants/glazes are provided.  Pieces will be high fired, therefore all things will be food safe. *Firing time takes about a month and items will be returned to the library for pick up. 
Orion Art Center Pottery Studio Tour
January 22 11am
OR February 12 at 11am
The Oxford Public library is hosting two tours of the Orion Art Center’s Pottery Studio located at Moose Tree Nature Preserve in Lake Orion. The tour of the clay studio will offer an in-depth look at the process of making, bisque firing, glazing, and glaze firing pieces of pottery. The stages of pottery will be discussed (with examples). There will be a demonstration of a slab roller, the pottery wheel, and the extruder in creating functional and decorative art.
 Orion Art Center Pottery Studio Ceramic Class: Make a Trinket Dish
January 22 11:30 am
OR February 12 11:30 am
Create and glaze a trinket dish at the Orion Art Center Studio. All tools, supplies provided. The Orion Art Center’s Pottery studio is located on 3191 Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48362. Call the library to register. Space is limited.
The History of Pewabic Pottery
January 26, 7pm
Pewabic is a National Historic Landmark pottery founded in Detroit in 1903. Today it continues to be an active working pottery, architectural tile studio, ceramic arts education center and vibrant cultural destination that attracts visitors from around the world. Join us as a historian from Pewabic shares their deep history.

Fireside Chats

No Registration Required

Fridays at 2:00pm

January 21 – Virginia Bur, Artist– Finding Inspiration and getting started making pottery.

January 28 – Bryan Cloutier, Library Director, Shares his personal pottery collection.

February 4 – Video Showing “Pewabic Pottery; Patronage, Private Residences, Public Buildings, Sacred  Spaces” With Thomas Brunk.

February 11- Virginia Bur, Artist – Native American Pottery

February 18- Sarah Christensen; Professor of Art History – Contemporary Tea ware


Teen Winter 2021-2022

You MUST Sign Up!

Register early! Space is limited!

Quilling with Miss Jennifer: Ornaments
Wednesday, December 8
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Ms. Jennifer will instruct you how to make gorgeous quilled ornaments.
Cookie Decorating
Tuesday, December 14
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Put your confectionary skills to the test as you make your own unique cookie creation!
LEGO Club for Teens
First Wednesdays: January 5 & February 2
6:00-7:00 p.m.
We’re bringing back our Teen LEGO Club in January, so come build and have fun. Creations will be on display in the teen area until the following month.
One Night Werewolf
Tuesday, January 18
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Do you have the deduction skills to uncover the werewolf? Will the werewolf survive the night? Join us for a time of fun, intrigue, and werewolves!
Boredom Busters: Just Drop In
No need to sign up. Just show up.
Unwrap a Great Read
December—All Month long
Who wants to play a Holiday Reading Game? Stop by Teen and grab a Wrapped-Up Book—which is exactly what it sounds like. We’ll let you know the genre and approximate age level (teen or tween), but otherwise the book will be a surprise.
Yummy Crafts
Second Saturdays: January 8 & February 12
All Day (while supplies last)
Drop in and make a tasty treat to eat now or enjoy later.
January 8: Hot Cocoa Cones or Jars
February 12: Decorate a Rice Crispy Treat
Paper Lantern Craft
Tuesday, February 1
All Day
It’s Chinse New Year! Drop in and make a paper lantern to celebrate the Year of the Tiger! We’ll also have info about the Chinese Zodiac so you can learn what animal represents you and unlock the secrets of what the coming year may hold for you!
Want to WIN a Prize? Enter Here:
You must be in grades 6-12 to be eligible to win
Teen Winter Reading
January—All Month Long
Register through Beanstack. Read books, write reviews, and be entered to WIN a Swag Bag full of fabulous goodies! The more you participate, the better your chances at winning!
We Heart Coloring (A Contest)
February—All Month Long
Stop by and request a special Valentine Coloring Page. Turn it in by month’s end and be entered to win! Contest will be judged by staff.