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Ongoing Programs

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Knit 2gether Knitting Group 

Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 am 
Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20, Dec 27

Participants gather to enjoy their projects and the companionship of like-minded people. Skill levels range from beginner to expert.  No instructor. Limited to 20 persons. 

Age: 18+ 
Price: Free Community Event 
Registration Begins: No Registration 
Location: Board Room

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Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA)

Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 31, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18

Need help with emergency services? Make an appointment with an OLHSA staff member.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Appointments required. Call 248-479-6516
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Local History Room

Novi Writer’s Group 

Saturdays, 10am-12pm 
Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 22

An opportunity to share your creative efforts with fellow writers. 

Age: 18+ 
Price: Free Community Event 
Registration Begins: Dec 1 
Registration Ends: When Filled 
Location: Second Floor Meeting Room

Let's Go To The Movies

Show your library card and print this flyer to receive the discounted rate of $8 per person plus a free small popcorn at Emagine Theatres.  Offer valid for the whole family and only with a current Novi Public Library card at Emagine Theatres in Canton, Novi, Saline, Royal Oak, Rochester Hills, and Macomb on 10/17/18, 11/5/18, 11/21/18, 12/3/18, 12/19/18.  This is a partnership with The Library Network, Novi Public Library and Emagine Theatres.

Please also see Business Programs, Financial Programs and Career Development here.

Village Workshop Makerspace Partnership

The Novi Library is partnering with the Village Workshop in Northville to offer Novi Library card holders a 50% discount on classes at the Village Workshop when you present your Novi Library card. Click below for a complete list of applicable classes. Discount does not apply to any applicable material fees. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount, coupon or offer. Village Workshop is located at 455 E Cady St,in Northville, 48167.

Class Schedule at the Village Workshop

Sweets with Your Sweetheart

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 16

Couples! Spend part of your Sweetest Day enjoying chocolate fondue and snacks. Join an area chef and learn techniques on making delicious sweet treats.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Booked for the Evening

Fri, 7-9pm
Oct 19

Must be a Friends member to attend. To become a Friend or renew your membership contact Sue Johnson.

Ready to Dance

Saturday, 1-2pm
Oct 20

Couples! Brush up on your dancing skills, or start from scratch. Join professional dance instructors Dwight & Theresa Davis, as they teach ballroom, swing, and nightclub slow dance moves that will have you prepared for your next occasion.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Donation Day

Sunday, 2-4pm
Oct 21

Be a part of Novi history! Donate photos, school yearbooks, letters or other documents, which we can add to our collection of Novi history. If you wish to take your original documents home, there will be someone on hand to scan and return them to you. Local History Room tours will also be available.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: Local History Room

Simple Graphic Design with Inkscape

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Oct 22

By using Inkscape, a free open source graphic editor, participants will learn some techniques to create a basic scalable design that can be used as a logo, to make graphic t-shirts, greeting cards, illustrations, and more.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Adult Sensory Story Time

Tuesday, 1-2pm
Oct 23, Nov 27, Dec 18

Join us for an inclusive, sensory enhanced story time for adults with varying abilities and those on the autism spectrum. We will explore an interesting topic monthly through stories, music, conversation, and crafts.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Story Time Room

Ragtime Fall Music Concert with Cider & Donuts

Wednesday, 6:30-8pm
Oct 24

Enjoy Michigan-based ragtime pianist and entertainer, Peter Bergin for a family friendly fall music concert you’re sure to enjoy.

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Hands-on Intermediate Genealogy

Saturday, 10am-3pm
Oct 27

Come and learn from experienced members of the Northville Genealogical Society. Lunch will be around noon. Bring your own lunch or use our café. The afternoon will continue in the computer lab with hands on help from the pros.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: East Meeting Room/Computer Lab

Let’s Get Cooking

Saturdays, 1-2pm

Oct 27 - Cooking with Television News Anchor Steve Garagiola - CANCELLED

As a part of Media Month- Join Channel 4 News Anchor & Author of “The I Only Need One Cookbook--Cookbook “Steve Garagiola as he prepares a great dish from his book. Sample food and have fun with Steve!

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Nov 3 - Easy Dishes for the Next Family Gathering

Area chef and caterer Chef Bobby Watts will prepare a delicious broccoli bow tie pasta salad for everyone to sample. Get ideas on easy dishes to bring to your next family gathering.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Dec 8 - Making Cocktails While Sampling Mocktails

Making the perfect cocktail while sampling mocktails can’t be anymore fun this time of year! Bar Louie will share the perfect ideas for that perfect drink. Other light snacks included! Alcohol will not be served at this program.

Age: 21+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Parent to Parent Book Discussion

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Oct 29, Nov 26

Participate with Novi Community School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Matthews in a parent book club. Read books that challenge, inspire, and help us as we work with our children and the students in our district. Engage with each other in meaningful conversations about the challenges of raising successful children and building successful schools. At registration, a copy of the current book will be provided.Registration is required for each book discussion and can be done through the Library’s first floor Information Desk. Titles TBD.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 28
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: East Meeting Room

An Evening with the Experts: Cancer Genetics and Genetics Testing

Thursday, 6-7:30pm
Nov 1

Learn about cancer genetics and genetics testing.  Meet our panel of medical experts and ask questions about cancer diagnoses and how they might relate to genetic disorders, family history, and the advantages and disadvantages of patient genetic testing. Sponsored by St. John Providence in collaboration with the Library and the American Cancer Society.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: West Meeting Room

Coffee with Superintendant

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15am
Nov 7, Dec 12

Join Dr. Steve Matthews, for a discussion on current topics relating to the Novi Community School District.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: East Meeting Room

Craftastic Wednesdays 

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

Nov 7 - Learn how to start your own bullet journal, a personalized book full of to-do lists, sketches, notes, doodles, and more! We’ll provide the journal, free templates, and supplies (or feel free to bring your own).

Ages: 16+ 
Price: Free Community Event 
Registration Begins: Aug 1 
Registration Ends: When Filled 
Location: Youth Activity Room/East Meeting Room

Novi Public Library’s Camera Club 

Wed, Nov 7 - 7-8:30pm
Wed, Dec 5 - 7-8:30pm

Jim Farkas with more than 45 years of photographic experience has been conducting digital photography workshops for the past three years.  This advanced photography camera club will meet once a month at the Library to discuss photographic techniques and critique member’s photography as well as plan outside location photo shoots during the month.  If you are looking to pick up your camera and engage the creative side of your brain, then this is the camera club for you!  

Age: 18+ 
Price: Free Community Event 
Registration Begins: Dec 1 
Registration Ends: When Filled 
Location: Youth Activity Room 138A

Cut the Cord: Alternatives to Cable TV

Thursday, 7-8:30pm
Nov 8

Look at and compare options for replacing cable TV and help you decide what’s right for you and your household. You’ll also have a chance to win a Roku device!

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

A Community Reads

Friday, 7-9pm
Nov 9

In its ninth year and going strong with more than 700 readers annually, the Neighborhood Library Association (NLA) introduces Anna Clark author of The Poisoned City as its 2018 Community Read title. As part of the NLA, we will again partner with the libraries of Lyon Township, Northville District, Salem-South Lyon District, Wixom and Walled Lake City Library to host a variety of book discussions and programs leading up to a special author presentation on Friday, November 9, at 7pm at  Wixom Public Library, a new location for this event!

Age: 14+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Wixom Public Library-NEW LOCATION!

Experience Culture Series

Saturday, 3-4:30pm
Nov 10 - Romanian
Dec 1 - Nigerian

Join us as we spotlight and celebrate ethnic groups. Learn about culture, traditions, and customs through presentations, food, music, art, and more.

Age: All
Price: Free Community
Event Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Welcome to Wellness

Sandstone Therapeutic MassageMondays, 10am or 7pm (Register for one session)
Nov 12

They say life is a journey not a destination, and we at Sandstone Massage believe in making the journey to Wellness full of smooth sailing options and not the bumpy rocky road.  If you are looking for alternative, natural and achievable ways to a healthier you, then please join us with friends and family for an all inspiring, informative and invigorating journey this fall. We encourage you to attend all three sessions for a full wellness experience and to be eligible to win a wellness 3 month visit experience.

Nov 12, 10am or  Nov 12, 7pm - Beat those winter blues and keep the glow of your skin by learning about daily skincare techniques and vascular therapy for improved blood flow and circulation to keep warm during the cold months.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Sandstone Massage (47220 W. 10 Mile Rd.)

Trivia Night

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Nov 13, Dec 11

Think you know it all? Put your general knowledge to the test. You bring your A-game and we’ll bring a grab-bag of questions and topics, and of course prizes.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Lucky Strike Novi, 44320 Twelve Mile Rd, Suite H-160

The “Not-So” Newlywed Game

Thursday 6:30-8pm
Nov 15

Couples! Come have fun in a “Not- So Newlywed Game” and see how well you know your partner. Prizes and snacks included.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Battle of the Books Coaches’ Kick-off Meeting

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Dec 11

Team registration forms for Battle of the Books will be available on the Library’s website beginning Monday, November 26th. Registration is limited to the first twelve teams to return their registration form. Teams consist of students in 5th or 6th grade that live or attend school in Novi. All teams must register by this meeting or a place for their team is not guaranteed. At this meeting titles for this year’s Battle will be announced, a set of books for each team will be distributed, and a discussion of coaches’ responsibilities will be conducted. Coaches will also have the opportunities to see a DVD of a previous year’s Battle. Bring your questions and, if you’ve been a coach before, your suggestions for “newbies!”

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: East Meeting Room

Corel Painter Demonstration on NPL’s Wacom MobileStudio Pro Tablet

Wednesday, 7-8pm
Dec 19

Interested in transitioning from traditional to digital art? Check out some of the vast capabilities of Corel Painter 2017, digital art & drawing software, on our Wacom MobileStudio Pro tablet. Take your digital art to a new level with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-filled strokes.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Board Room

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thu, Dec 27 - 10:30am-4:30pm

Each day our local Red Cross must collect 800 pints of blood to meet the needs of hospital patients in our community. You can help by donating blood.  Pass the word on to your family and friends. Register at 313-549-7052 or log onto redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: NoviLibrary).

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

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