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Adult Programming

Ongoing Programs

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Knit 2gether Knitting Group

Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 am
Sep 7 – Dec 28

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

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
Sep 5-Dec 26

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

Coffee with Superintendent, Dr. Steve Matthews

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15am
Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13

Join our own, Dr. Steve Matthews, for a discussion on current topics relating to the schools.

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

Novi Writer’s Group

Saturdays, 10am-12pm
Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 23

An opportunity to share your creative efforts with fellow writers.

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

Parent to Parent Book Discussion

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Sep 25, Oct 30, Nov 27

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

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

Couples Enjoy Dinner and Quality Time Together

Thursday 6:30-8pm
October 19

As part of the Novi Public Library Relationship Program, couples come and enjoy dinner from an area restaurant, while learning about the importance of happy couples: How to keep your relationship healthy, including healthy arguments, and more.

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

Cook the Book: Cooking Program

Saturday, 1-2pm

Oct 21 – The NEW Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas
Dec 9 – Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan

Let’s get cooking! We pick the cookbook, you select and make a recipe from that cookbook, then we all get together to share the finished products. One lucky participant will win a copy of the cookbook! Please call the Adult Information Desk to register and tell us which recipe you plan to prepare for the meeting. There is a copy of the cookbook at the 2nd Floor Info Desk for your perusal.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Document Donation Day

Sunday, 2-4
Oct 22

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

I Wish Someone Taught Me…

Wednesdays, 7-8pm
Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 13

We’re going back to basics to focus on “adulting” skills. Topics include buying vs. renting a home; repairs and DIY basics; party planning and etiquette, and money management skills.

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

Books, Brews, & Banter (Program has been canceled)

Wednesdays, 7-8pm

CANCELED - October 25, Bossypants by Tina Fey
CANCELED - November 29, Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow
CANCELED - December 27, Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

We are venturing outside of the library to bring this latest book club to you! Books, Brews, & Banter will meet at Library Sports Pub & Grill. Read the book and then join us to have a drink and discuss it. Get Lit... erary with us!

Age: 21+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: August 1
Location: Library Sports Pub & Grill

Cultivating Empathy and Building Resilience in our Children to Prevent Bullying

Thursday, 7-8:30pm
Oct 26

Join Novi Youth Assistance for an evening addressing student safety and well-being. We will explore the most recent data from our children and young people about their feelings and perceptions of engagement, safety, and belonging. The great majority of our time together will be exploring how we can help to develop the social-emotional competencies that our children/young people need to live happy and healthy lives. Among the topics we will address are bullying prevention, empathy cultivation, and resilience building.

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

Trivia Night (Program has been canceled)

Wednesdays, 7-8pm
CANCELED - Nov 1, Dec 6

You bring your a-game and we’ll bring a grab-bag of questions and topics.

Ages: 21+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Remote Location (Library Pub)

Listen at the Library

Sunday, 3-4pm

Nov 5 - Professional Violinist Clayton Penrose-Whitmore

Enjoy the amazing sounds of the Ivalas Quartet. Comprised of violinists, violist, and cellist, this quartet is deeply committed to sharing impassioned performances of repertoire both new and old as well as advocating for diversity in classical music. Next, enjoy the classical sounds of Clayton Penrose- Whitmore. He has appeared as a soloist with the New World Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the Hartford Symphony, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Ypsilanti Symphony, Sphinx Competition winner, and more.

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

Scrapbook For a Cause - SOLD OUT

Saturday, 10am-10pm
Nov 18

Get your paper, stickers and cardstock ready! The Library is hosting 12 hours of scrapbooking fun. Cost: $40 for a 6ft. table space with lunch, dinner, make & takes, and give-aways! Consultants on site from Creative Memories and Close to My Heart. All proceeds go to the Novi Public Library to support future programming events. To register call 248-869-7204.

Age: 18+
Price: $40 for a 6ft. table
Registration Begins: Aug 1 To register call 248-869-7204.
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Simple Logo Design with Inkscape

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Nov 20

By using Inkscape, a free open source graphic editor, participants will learn some tips and techniques to create a custom scalable logo.

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

Battle of the Books Coaches’ Kick-off Meeting

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Dec 12

Team registration forms for Battle of the Books will be available on the Library’s website beginning Monday, November 27th. 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

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wed, 10:30am-4:30pm
Dec 27

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. Please pass the word on to your family and friends. Register at 313-549-7052 or log onto redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: NoviLibrary).

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled. Register at 313-549-7052 or log onto redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: NoviLibrary).
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Unity Breakfast and Essay Contest “Vision For a Unified Nation”

Monday, 10am-12pm
Jan 15, 2018

Let’s celebrate unity! Join us for a FREE delicious hot breakfast, music, speakers, and fellowship. Adults, teens, and youth may submit a poem or essay, 500 words or less, on “My Vision For a Unified Nation”. Winners will be selected from each age category, announced at the breakfast, receive a prize. Finalists will receive a unity certificate of recognition. Grand Prizes will be awarded. Email essays and poems to Gail Anderson; ganderson@novilibrary.org  by January 8th. If a student, include name, grade, school, and contact information. Children participants, middle school or younger must provide parent or guardian contact information. You must register for the breakfast if you plan to attend. Winners of the essay contest must attend the breakfast.

Age: 10+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

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