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Adult Programming

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Need Help With Emergency Services?

Jul 02, Jul 09, Jul 16, Jul 23, Jul 30, Aug 06, Aug 13, 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

Thursdays, 10-11:30am
Mar 7 – Jun 27

Participants gather to enjoy their projects and the companionship of like-minded people. Skill levels range from beginner to expert.

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

Novi Writer’s Group

Jul 27, Aug 24,

Saturdays, 10am-12pm

An opportunity to share your creative efforts with fellow writers.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jun 1
Location: Second Floor Small Meeting Room

Conflict and Communication: Special Education Presentation

Jul 08,

6:30-7:30pm

When planning for children with special needs, it is crucial that IEP team meetings go well. This highly interactive presentation is designed to impart skills that help the IEP team effectively manage conflict prior to, during, and after IEP meetings. This presentation is ideal for any school staff working in special education or parent who is involved in the special education process. Presented by Oakland Mediation Center.

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

Adult Battle of the Books Informational Meeting

Jul 09,

Tuesday, 7-7:30pm

Join us for our first ever Adult Battle of the Books! We will give you the inside scoop on what it takes to participate. You will also learn some tips on how questions are developed for the competition and what to expect the day of the battle.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Summer Classic Car Show

Jul 13
Saturday, 11am-4pm

Bring the family and have fun as we feature Classic Cars from the 60’s. Enjoy music, games, and prizes. Delicious food from area food trucks will be on site.

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Library Parking Lot

Masterpiece with a Twist: Paint Your Pet’s Portrait

Jul 15,

Monday, 7-8:30pm

Have the perfect photo of your furry friend? Make it into a painting and we’ll walk you through color mixing and painting techniques to get your pet’s fur and features just right.

Once you sign up, please send us a high quality digital photo of your pet. Well-lit close ups with minimal background work best.

Email your photo to: mrobinson@novilibrary.org.
Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: June 1
Location: Youth Activity Room

Craftastic Wednesday: Intro to Paper Marbling

Jul 17,

Wednesday, 7-8:30pm

Colorful marbled paper can be used as wrapping paper, cards, or stationary. In this introduction to Paper Marbling, try a variety of techniques to make one-of-a-kind and beautifully marbled paper, including some with unique galaxy starbursts in honor of our Summer Reading Program theme, A Universe of Stories.

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

Masterpiece Monday

Jul 22,

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Monday, 6:30-8:30pm

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: Jun 17
Location: Youth Activity Room

Smart Home, Smarter You

Jul 22,

Monday, 7-8:30pm

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: May 1
Location: Meeting Room East

Adult Sensory Story Time with 4th Wall Theatre Company

Jul 23,

Tuesday, 1-2pm

Join us for a special sensory enhanced story time for adults with varying abilities and those on the autism spectrum. 4th Wall Theatre will be joining us for a very special story time with lots of audience participation. This activity is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.

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

Golf Scramble or Swim

Aug 03,

Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Bring your golfing skills and join us at Maples Golf Club for a day of play and fun! Form a team or we will form one for you. Don’t want to golf? Come ready to swim or sit poolside with us.
Refreshments Provided. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Contact Gail Anderson to register for golf or swim at 248-869-7210.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: June 1
Location: Maples Golf Club

Co-parenting and Communication: Working Together When We Don’t Agree

Aug 05,

Monday, 6:30-7:30pm

Preparing for co-parenting decision-making can feel like preparing for battle and the children’s needs are often overlooked. This presentation will offer effective communication skills and strategies to address challenges that many co-parents experience. We will look at real life examples and talk about strategies for overcoming roadblocks to successful communication. Presented by Oakland Mediation Center.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: May 1
Location: East Meeting Room

NASA @ the Library-Mysteries of the Universe

Aug 06,

Tuesday, 6:30-8pm

Join us for Mysteries of the Universe, “Light-The Gift That Keeps on Giving.” The NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassadors program brings you demonstrations of why different mediums react differently to light. These interesting demonstrations will help to show what the universe is made from.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: June 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Camera Club

Jul 03, Aug 07,

Wednesdays, 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 Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

A Parent’s Guide to Autism

Aug 08,

Thursday, 7-8:30pm

Author Ron Sandison shares his journey with autism and writing two books. He shares the stories of amazing young adults with autism he interviewed like Armani Williams, a NASCAR Driver, Clay Marzo, a pro-surfer, Haley Moss, a lawyer, Tarik El-abour, a professional baseball player, Alexis Wineman, Miss Montana 2012, Temple Grandin, and many more. Ron also shares tips to becoming a professional writer and international speaker. The author’s books will be available for purchase.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jun 1
Location: East Meeting Room

Trivia Night

Jul 10, Aug 14,

Put your general knowledge to the test. Bring your A-game. We’ll bring a grab-bag of questions and topics, and of course prizes.

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

How to Spot Fake News

Aug 15,

Thursday, 3-4pm

In this presentation you’ll learn techniques for evaluating the credibility of news stories and learn the importance of getting information from multiple reliable sources.

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

Summer Music on the Patio Series

Jun 27, Jul 18, Aug 15,

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm
Jun 20 - Blue Cat Band
Jun 27 - Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies
Jul 18 - The Invasions
Aug 15 - Surf Zup Band

Bring the family for a fun evening on the patio. Enjoy great music and cool off with refreshing summer treats.

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

Experience Culture Series

Jul 28, Aug 17,

Sunday, 3-5pm
July 28 – Armenian

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

Adult Sensory Story Time

Aug 20,

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

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

Jul 25, 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

Yoga for Beginners Series

Jul 11, Aug 01, Sep 12,

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm

Through a synthesis of 5-minute yoga practices, these 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. Bring yoga mat if desired.

Age: Intended for adults and youth 7+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: June 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Meditation for Beginners Series

Jul 25, Aug 22, Sep 26,

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Learn a simple yet powerful practice which creates enhanced clarity, improved health and a state of peacefulness and joy. No previous meditation experience is 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: June 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

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