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Adult Programming

Ongoing Programs

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Knit 2gether Knitting Group 

Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 am 
Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20, Dec 27Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28

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
Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 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

Novi Writer’s Group 

Saturdays, 10am-12pm 
Dec 22Jan 26, Feb 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  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.

2019 Winter Reading ChallengeWinter Reading Challenge

Are you a Winter Reading Champion? Join our Winter Reading Challenge! This year, our library is participating in the challenge, joining other libraries around the world. We challenge you to read at least three (3) books during the month of January and track those books in Beanstack.

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

Light Up Your Holiday

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Dec 3

Construct festive greeting cards for the holiday using paper circuitry! Paper, stickers, stencils, and all other supplies will be provided.

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

Novi Public Library’s Camera Club

Wed, Dec 5 - 7-8:30pm
Wed, Jan 2 - 7-8:30pm
Wed, Feb 6 - 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

Let’s Get Cooking

Saturdays, 1-2pm
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

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

Trivia Night at Buffalo Wild Wings 

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Dec 11, Jan 8

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: Buffalo Wild Wings 44375 Twelve Mile Rd, Novi, Mi 48377

Coffee with Superintendent

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15am
Dec 12, Jan 9Feb 13

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

Adult Sensory Story Time

Tuesday, 1-2pm
Dec 18, Jan 22, Feb 19

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

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

Smart Home, Smarter You

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Jan 7

We’ll cover the basic options available in smart home technology and discuss applications for all ages as well as privacy and security concerns.

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

Genealogy – Where Do I Begin?

Monday, 10:30-12:30
Jan 14, Feb 11

Get started learning how to put together a family tree. This class is very basic for those who don’t know where or how to begin. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. You will learn where to find information, forms, census, Ancestry Library Edition and other databases.  Feb 11 is a repeat of Jan 14. Class limited to 6 people.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Local History Room

MLK Unity Breakfast and Program

Monday 10am-12pm
Jan 21

Let’s celebrate unity! Join us for a free delicious breakfast, music, special guest speakers. A special program for children ages 5-10 will take place in the Youth Activity Room to make crafts and have refreshments.

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

Masterpiece Monday

Monday, 7-8:30 PM
Jan 21

Pollock’s Drip Art - Recreate a painted masterpiece of your very own! Join us as we explore a famous work of art, discuss its symbols, themes, and the artist’s life, and then follow along to paint your own version on canvas. Paint, canvas, and supplies will be provided.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Strong Moms Strong Girls

Saturday 12pm-2pm
Jan 26

A community service program of the Junior League of Ann Arbor, developed in collaboration with the University of Michigan Center for Child and Family. Through this workshop, mothers/female caregivers and daughters will learn together skills that promote healthier peer interactions among girls including the impact of culture and media in influencing definitions of femininity, how girls can both commit and be the targets of relational aggression, how to build respectful communication behaviors, and how to become an ally to the women around you.

Age: 8+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: October 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: West Meeting Room

Parent to Parent Book Discussion

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25

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, one book per family.

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

New Year New Investments

Tuesday 6:30pm-8pm
Jan 29

Learn about current smart money investments for the New Year from financial planning expert Jonathan Strong of UBS Financial Services, Inc. Programs to protect your money in volatile and uncertain markets – while earning income for your portfolio.

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

Craftastic Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
Jan 30 - Cute Needle Felted Critters

Unleash your creativity and make a cute woolly critter by using special fiber needles to sculpt them out of unspun wool roving. Supplies provided.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Pre-Employment Skills Training for Adults with Autism

Tuesday 6-7:30pm
Feb 5

Come learn about a training program that teaches the interpersonal skills of how to get and keep a job to people with autism and other challenges! This 90 minute informational session will introduce you to the Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Service (OUCARES). Presenters will provide basic information on the variety of programs available to those families impacted by autism while placing an emphasis on the Pre-Employment Skills Training for adults ages 18 and older.  The Pre-Employment Skills Training is designed to assist adults high on the spectrum by providing them training in the “Soft” interpersonal skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment.  Scholarship information will also be provided.

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

Listen at the Library- The Ivalas Quartet

Sunday 3pm-4pm
Feb 10

Enjoy the afternoon with beautiful classical music. Founded at the University of Michigan, this outstanding group was recently awarded first prize in the 2018 Briggs Chamber Music Competition, and named a semifinalist group at both the M-Prize competition and Concert Artists Guild competition in New York.

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

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