Adult Programs

Ongoing Programs

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Knit 2gether Knitting Group

Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 am
Jan 5 – Apr 27

Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 am
May 4 – Aug 31

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: Youth Activity Room

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Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA)

Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
Jan 3-Apr 26

Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
May 2-Aug 29

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
Location: Local History Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Coffee with Superintendent, Dr. Steve Matthews

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15am
Apr 12, May 10, Jun 7

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
May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22, Aug 26

An opportunity to share your creative efforts with fellow writers.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled Location: Board Room

Kaleidoscope Lecture Series

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Discovering and Sharing Detroit’s History, Mysteries and Surprises
(Register)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Performance and History of Bagpipers, Bagpipes and Bagpipes Music
(Register)

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.

 Classes Available at the Village Workshop

Listen At the Library

Sundays, 3-4pm
Apr 23, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Strings Trio

This series of free family concerts are informal, friendly and fun. Sponsored by the Friends of the Novi Library. The Harp/Flute Duet have performed in such venues as the Max Fisher Orchestra Hall, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and more. Their dynamic classical concerts include masterworks of the past as well as contemporary composition. The DSO Strings Trio have performed in concerts around the world. From the Shanghai Conservatory, Kennedy Center, Syracuse Symphony, and much more.

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

PAASN Monthly Meetings

Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm
Apr 26, May 24, Jun 28

Parents of African American Students in Novi is a group that meets on a monthly basis to learn about resources, programs and services that are beneficial to their students. This program is hosted by Paula and Gicentroy Henry and is in partnership with the Novi Community School District and Library. For more information call 734-369-1222.

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

On the Road Bus Trip to Chelsea

Friday, April 28

Back by popular demand…Join us for our ON THE ROAD trip offering a day of culture, history and fun. We will be traveling in a deluxe motor coach to Chelsea, Michigan for a tour of the Jiffy Mix factory, with coffee, tea, and of course muffins. This will be followed by a tour and sampling at the Alehouse Brewery. We will then enjoy a delicious full course meal at The Common Grill. Our day will end with a step-on guided tour of the historical sites of downtown Chelsea, provided by the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce tour guide. We may stop by a few shops if we want a little more fun! We will also raffle a special gift that you’re sure to enjoy! The cost of the trip is $89, and space is limited. To register call the Administration office at 248-869-7204.

Flyer and Registration Form

Relationship Program: Couples Ready to Dance

Saturday, 2-3:30pm
May 6

As part of the Library’s Relationship Program, couples come and learn the Fox Trot, Rumba, Swing, Slow dance, and more. Have fun with professional dancers Dwight & Theresa Davis.

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

Managing for Service Excellence

Mondays, 7:30-9am
May 8, 15 & 22

Wish your staff cared about service as much as you do? Would you like to train your team to handle the most difficult customers with ease? Then this series is for you! Network with other community leaders who strive for service excellence, ideate solutions to some of your stickiest service challenges, and learn worksin- real-life methods to exponentially increase your repeat and referral business. Sessions led by, Marilyn Suttle, coauthor of best-selling management book, Who’s Your Gladys.

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

Relationship Program: Couples Get Fit Together

Saturday, 11am-12pm
May 13

Here’s another great way to bond! Come exercise and get fit with fitness experts from Anytime Fitness. Program designed especially for couples, including full body circuit workout, resistance bands, kettle balls, medicine balls, steps, and more.

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

Relationship Program: Couples Enjoy Dinner & Quality Time Together

Wednesday, 6:30-8pm
May 17

As part of the Library’s Relationship Program, couples come and enjoy dinner from an area restaurant, while learning about the importance of spending quality time together, with professional counselors from Sollars and Associates.

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

Community Resources Healthcare Lecture

Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm
May 18

Join Providence Park Hospital as they share community resources for seniors and adults.

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

Board Games at the Library

Saturday, 1-4pm
May 20

Take time for some digital detox. Come play an old favorite or discover your next one. Pandemic, Settlers Cataan, and more. No experience required.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Document Donation Day

Sunday, 2-4
May 21

Be a part of Novi history. Donate photos, school yearbooks, letters or other documents pertaining to the history of Novi which can be added to the collection! 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: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Local History Room

Catch the Classics

Thursdays, 6:30-8:45pm
May 25, Jun 8, Jul 6, Aug 10

Are you always missing out on movie references? Take the time to catch a few classics from the ‘80s. Movie titles TBA.

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

Art Talk and Tour: Diego Rivera Murals & the DIA

Tuesday, 7-8:45pm
June 6

Come listen to a “Behind the Seen” talk by a DIA representative regarding Diego Rivera’s famous murals at the museum. Following the session a Novi Public Library guide will take the group around various art installations at the Library.

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

Murder Mystery

CANCELLED - Friday, 6:30-9pm
Jun 9

A murder has occurred at the Library. Gather a group of friends and team up to solve the mystery. The first two teams to complete the game will receive a prize.

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

Cook the Book: Cooking Program

Saturdays, 1-2pm

Jun 10, The Pioneer Woman Cooks:
Foods from My Frontier by Ree Drummond

Aug 12, Essentials of Classic Italian
Cooking by Marcella Hazan

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 Information Desk for your perusal.

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

Craftastic Wednesday: Artify Your Fridge with Fun Magnets

Wednesday, 7-8:30pm
Jun 14

Style-up your fridge with one-of-akind glass marble magnets with guest artist Jenn Millspaugh from Snarky but Joyful.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Novi Concert Band Performs

Thursday, 7-8 pm
Jun 22

This is an amazing and energetic concert for all ages, so mark your calendars and join us.

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Patio

Witness the Beautiful Wedding Giveaway You All Voted On

Saturday, 5-6pm
June 24

You have voted, all of the wedding results are in, and now you know the lucky couple of the Novi Library Wedding Competition. You are invited to see all of your selections and witness the outdoor wedding at Fuerst Park. Reception is private.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Fuerst Park (Behind Novi Library)

Healthcare Lecture

Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm
July 13

Join us to hear health information provided by Providence Park Hospital.

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

License to Grill

Saturday, 11am-3pm
Aug 5

Enjoy the day with grilling and smoker tips for that perfect tailgating party or BBQ. Games and Prizes. Sample brisket, smoked sausage, and all the trimmings from Dickey’s Barbecue. The Home Depot of Novi will be providing grilling demonstrations and techniques to enhance your next barbecue.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room and Patio

3-D Print Pinewood Derby

Saturday, 3-5pm
Aug 12

I feel the need... the need for speed. Join us for the first ever Pinewood Derby at the Library! Watch teams race their 3D printed cars down our track for a grand prize. Teams who wish to enter must pay an entry fee of $5, which includes your 3D printed car. Designs must be submitted by July 8th. If you like to go fast, this event is for you.

Ages: All
Price: $5 entry fee includes your 3-D
print job
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Trivia Night

Thursday, 7-8pm
Aug 24

Put your general knowledge to the test as a Quizzo trivia host presents a grab-bag of questions and topics. Bring your “A” game and you may just take home a prize.

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

 

 

 

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