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Ongoing Programs

TEEN SPACE

The Novi Public Library has partnered with the City of Novi Parks & Recreation Department, Novi Community School District, and Novi Youth Assistance to offer a Teen Space in the West Side Meeting Room of the Library on Mondays- Fridays 2-5 pm (except over vacation breaks) during the school year. The Teen Space was created for students to “hang out” and socialize when traditional use of the library is not needed, and is open to students in grades 7-12.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Join the TAB as we create and plan programs for teens at the Library. Meeting attendance will count as volunteer time.  Click here for more information on the Teen Advisory Board.

Teen Advisory Board 2017
2017 Teen Advisory Board

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Stomp Out Bullying!

Teen Volunteers

Please visit our Teen Volunteers page for more information.

Students for Success

Tuesday, 6pm
Feb 27

In partnership with Parents of African American Students in Novi, Novi Community School District and Novi Educational Foundation as we celebrate Black History Month. Copies of the book All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely will be available for check out through February 2018. Read the book and join students and community members for a thoughtful discussion on Tuesday, February 27th at 6pm. School Library Journal says, “All American Boys is timely and powerful, this novel promises to have an impact long after the pages stop turning.”

Ages: 13+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: West Meeting Room

Get Cracking on Code: Coding Club

Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm
Mar 7, Apr 11

Join the Library’s coding club for grades 5-8! AccelerateKid will educate and teach participants about computer science with Bitsbox to program video app games using Javascript programming language. The objective of each program is to provide a fun and educational club that participants can design, develop and debug games to share with
family and friends.

Grades: 5-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Teen Advisory Board

(TAB)
Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm
Mar 16, Apr 20

Get involved with the Library by joining our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). All high school students are welcome. Help plan teen programs, organize community service projects, and volunteer at programs. Meeting attendance will count towards community service hours.

Grades: 9-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration : No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Pizza & Pages Book Club

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24

A book club just for tweens! Welcoming students in grades 4-6 to join us for pizza and discuss a book. We will be reading books from various genres, including realistic fiction, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and more.

Grades: 4-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: East Meeting Room

February title is Treasure Hunters by James Patterson.  March title will be announced at the February meeting.  April title will be announced at the March meeting.

SCORE Business Mentoring for Teens

Wednesdays,
Mar 14 - 2:15-3, 3-3:45, 3:45-4:30
Apr 11 - 2:15-3, 3-3:45, 3:45-4:30
 
A one-on-one appointment with a SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) business counselor to help you with your business idea.

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Grades: 9-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Nerf Night at the Library

Friday, 6:30-9:30pm
Feb 23

Join us for an after-hours Nerf Night party! Bring your own Nerf guns if you have them. Wear something comfortable as we’ll be moving around the Library. Pizza and ice cream will be served. Permission slip required and will be emailed to participants who sign up. No admittance will be permitted after 6:45pm. Participants must be picked up no later than 9:45pm.

Grades: 9-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Princeton Review: Getting Into Your Dream College

Saturday, 11am-12pm
Mar 3

Determined to get into one of your top college choices? Let Princeton Review help you! They will provide insight on how to find the best college for you.

Grades: 9-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

College Planning for College Bound Families

Tuesday, 6:30-8pm
Mar 6

Mike Bink, Founder and Director of College Planning, will present a workshop that is designed to answer parents’ biggest questions about college planning: Where can we get the most financial aid and scholarship money? What strategies are available to me if I make too much money to qualify for financial aid? How do student loans work? What colleges can we afford based on our personal resources?

Ages: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Battle of the Books

Saturday, 1-2:30pm
Mar 10

Come and enjoy this great event designed to promote the sport of reading! Students read from a list of six books and then participate in a contest where each team answers questions about those books. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams. There will also be awards for Best Team Name and Best Team Attire. Applications are available Monday, November 27th, 2017 on our website. Thank you to Novi’s Lucky Strike for sponsoring this event!

Grades: 5-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Nov 27
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Novi Civic Center

You’re a Poet and You Didn’t Even Know It

Tuesday, 6-7pm
Apr 3

In celebration of spring and April is Poetry Month, this program invites all to come find their inner poet and learn all about rhyme, rhythm, and the joy of playing with words. Instructor Melanie M. Zwegers, Northville author and illustrator of the children’s book “Into the Garden - Verses for Hearts Young & Old,” will show her audience how she creates poems and teach attendees how to write their very own! Prepare to get silly, sensible, and seriously poetic!

Grades: 1-3
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Tween/Teen Journaling Workshop

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Apr 3

Need an outlet for all your thoughts? Looking for a way to vent your feelings? Trying to organize your life? Journaling is an amazing and fun way to connect with yourself and feel great! Come hear about how author and illustrator Melanie M Zwegers uses her journals to unlock her creativity and overcome fears. Whether you love writing or can’t stand the thought of even reading a cereal box, join us to get inspired and get changed!

Grades: 4-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Demolition Derby with Miniature Motorways

Wednesday, 6-8pm
Apr 4

Compete in Demolition Derby slot car racing at the Library. Last car driving wins the race! For more information about demolition derby car racing, please visit http://www. miniaturemotorways.com/.

Grades: K-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

The Art of Improvisation with Karen Bell-Brege

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Apr 11

Celebrate National Humor Month by learning improv with Karen Bell-Brege. Bell-Brege is the founder, director and performer in the improv troupe Totally Unrehearsed Theatre. Join us to learn how improvisation can enhance leadership skills, communication, teamwork, flexibility, spontaneity and imagination. This program can help you let your humor and personality shine through, both personally and professionally.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Tween National Geography Bee

Wednesday, 7-8pm
Apr 25

Test your knowledge about questions from all over the world. Visit the Library for resources to help prepare for this fun event!

Grades: 4-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When program is filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room