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Adult Programming

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Need Help With Emergency Services?

Aug 20, Aug 27,

Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
Jun 11 - Aug 27
Make an appointment with an OLHSA staff member for assistance with housing, education, economic security and more.

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

Knit 2gether Knitting Group

Sep 05, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 03, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31,

Thursdays, 10-11:30am

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

Coffee with Superintendent, Dr. Steve Matthews

Sep 11, Oct 09,

Weds, 10:15-11:15am

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

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

Novi Writer’s Group

Sep 28, Oct 26,

Saturdays, 10am-12pm

An opportunity to share your creative efforts with fellow writers.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Always open
Location: Second Floor Small Meeting Room

Experience Culture Series

Saturday, 2-3:30pm
August 17- Native American

Join us as we spotlight and celebrate a different ethnic group each month. Learn about their culture, traditions, and customs through presentations, food, music, art, and more.

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: June 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Woodstock Concert Day

Aug 24,

Saturday, 12-5pm

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock! Live music all day on the patio! Woodstock-themed music, Beatles vs. Beach Boys, Motown, and Woodstock Revisited. Bring a lunch and spend the day with us, or pop in for a little while.

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration No Registration Necessary
Location: NPL Patio

Reel Talk

Aug 29,

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm

A book club, but for movies! View the film prior to the meeting, as the film will not be viewed at that time. In the meeting, members will share their thoughts on that month’s film.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jun 1
Location: Board Room

Family Game Night Series

Sep 05, Oct 03,

Thursdays, 6:30pm
Name That Tune - Sep 5
Jeopardy - Oct 3

A family game night like you’ve never seen before - We’ll play some fan favorites old and new with a Novi Twist!

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Yoga for Beginners

Sep 12,

Thursday, 6:30-8pm

Designed for adults and youth ages 7+. Through a synthesis of 5-minute yoga practices, this sessions will present easy-to-practice yet potent tools to enhance health, joy, peace, love, success and inner exploration, helping one cope with the hectic pace of modern lifestyles and realize the full potential in all spheres of life. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and do not eat for 2 hours before the event. Please bring yoga mat if desired.

Ages: 7+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

September Songfest

Sep 13,

Enjoy the Music of Julie & David Landry

Friday, 7-9pm

Bring the entire family out for an evening of song and entertainment at your favorite local attraction, Paradise Park! Proud sponsors of NPL’s annual Summer Reading program.

Ages: All
Price: Free – Cash bar, food service,
attractions and arcade games available
Registration: Aug 1
Location: Remote Location -
Paradise Park - 45799 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374

Craftastic Wednesday: Painting with Alcohol Inks

Sep 18,

Wednesday, 7-8:30pm

Alcohol inks are specially formulated inks used to create colorful, blended effects with ease on non-porous surfaces. Learn basic techniques on tiles and special paper. After a brief introduction and demonstration, attendees will have a chance to experiment with the inks to create their own unique colorful artworks.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jun 1
Location: Youth Activity Room

Experience Chinese Culture

Sep 21,

Saturday, 3-4:30pm

Enjoy Chinese Shadow Puppetry and musical performances. One of the most ancient arts using light and shadow, thousands of years before film, shadow puppetry wins the heart of an audience of all ages by its lingering music, exquisite sculpture, brisk color and lively performance and storytelling. It is widely performed across China. Bring the family for a unique cultural experience, including special snacks.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Holocaust Witness Documentary

Sep 23,

Monday, 6:30-8pm

This Holocaust victim was able to survive 5 concentration and work camps during WWII. Originally, she was labeled and imprisoned as a non-Jew. After 4 years of hiding her true identity, Halina Laster was unable to continue her disguise. This turned out to help save her life. Come view this documentary and talk with the film’s
producer.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: West Meeting Room

Learn to Macramé

Sep 23,

Monday, 7-8:30 PM

Embrace the popular new trend of macramé (creating textiles using knots) and learn how to braid your own keychain. All supplies will be provided.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Youth Activity Room

Meditation for Beginners Series

Sep 26, Oct 28,

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Designed for adults and youth 12+. Learn a simple yet powerful practice which creates enhanced clarity, improved health and a state of peacefulness and joy. No previous meditation experience necessary and it can be done seated in a chair. This practice is offered by Isha Foundation, an international, non-profit, public service organization dedicated to cultivating human potential.

Age: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Adult Battle of the Books

Sep 27,

Friday, 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for our first after-hours Adult Battle of the Books! Teams read from a list of books and then participate in a contest where each team answers questions about those books. Prizes will be awarded. Light meal is included.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jul 10
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Parent to Parent Book Discussion

Sep 30, Oct 28,

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

Participate with the 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. Limit 1 book per family. Registration is required for each book discussion and can be done through the Library’s first floor Information Desk. Titles TBD.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 days before each event
Location: East Meeting Room

Trash or Treasure Appraisal Clinic

Oct 05,

Saturday, 11am-3pm

Wondering how much that special item you have safely stored away is worth, or if it has any value at all? Bring it to the library and let professional appraisers from DuMouchelles take a look to see if you have a treasure. (Limit 2 items per family)

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Listen at the Library with the Five Lakes Silver Band

Oct 13,

Sunday, 3-4pm

The Five Lakes Silver Band is a nationally acclaimed British style Brass Band based in Royal Oak, Michigan, comprised of brass and percussion musicians. The name ‘Five Lakes Silver Band’ is a tribute to the brass band traditions of England and the region where they perform most.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Authors Live Luncheon

Oct 15,

Tuesday, 11:30am-2pm

Enjoy a lunch buffet experience that brings people together to talk about great books and hear from the authors who created them. For more information regarding the three authors and books featured at this exciting event, call the Library at 248.869.7204! Books will be available for purchase. Thank you to the Friends of the Novi Library and Fox Run Y.O.U. for making this program possible!

Age: 18+
Price: $20 per person
Registration Begins: Aug 1 – To reserve your spot for this event, contact the Administration Office at 248.869.7204.
Location: Remote Location - Fox Run Signatures Restaurant at the Belmont Clubhouse – 42100 Fox Run Rd., Novi, 48377

Trivia Night

Sep 11, Oct 16,

Wednesdays, 7pm

Put your knowledge to the test with a grab-bag of questions and topics, and of course prizes. History, Music, Pop Culture, Movies, and more!

Ages: All Ages
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration Needed
Location: Remote Location

On the Road Trip to Lansing - Michigan Princess Riverboat Cruise

Oct 18,

Friday, 8am-5:30pm 

Join us for this highly popular event! First stop- The Michigan History Museum for a self-guided tour. Next stop- the Michigan Princess Riverboat cruise for a delicious buffet lunch as we cruise along the Grand River enjoying live music and viewing the beautiful Fall colors. Next- The MSU Broad Art Museum voted the best-designed building in Michigan by Architectural Digest. The ride home includes a stop in Howell for a little shopping at Carriage House Designs, and choice of Mainstreet Winery or M Street Baking Company.  Register soon! These events always fill up fast!

Age: 18+
Price: $89
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Remote Location

Fall Evening Concert with Cider & Donuts

Oct 21,

Monday, 6:30-8pm

Kick off the fall season with an evening of great music, along with delicious cider and donuts.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1

Adult Sensory Story Time

Sep 24, Oct 22,

Tuesday, 1-2pm

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

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

Camera Club

Sep 04, Oct 02, Nov 06, Dec 04,

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

The Novi Photography Club has open enrollment for all photography enthusiasts who are interested in learning and sharing advanced techniques to improve their photographic skills. Participate in monthly workshops and photo shoots. Socialize with creative people who share a common interest.

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

Local Author Fair

Dec 07,

If you are a published author, our Local Author Fair will be a great opportunity to share and sell your book(s) with new readers!   If you are trying to get published, hear some tips from publishers, or find out how to self-publish.   Application submissions begin Aug. 1.  Please contact Gail Anderson / 248.869.7210 or Jessie Schenk for an application. Space is limited.

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