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Adult Programming

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Library open regular hours of operation for visits 60 min or less. Masks required (Executive Order 2020-153). 
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Novi Writers’ Group

Sep 26 – Ai Weiwei
Sat, 10am-12pm

An opportunity to share your creative efforts with fellow writers.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Always Open
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

International Masterpiece Monday

Mon, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 28 – Ai Weiwei
Oct 26 – S. H. Raza
Nov 23 – Suad Al-Attar

Join us on Zoom to recreate a painted masterpiece of your very own! Join us as we explore a famous work of art from a non-Western artist, and then follow along to paint your own version on canvas. Once you register, we will provide a "grab and go" bag of supplies that you will pick-up at the Library and use during the live Zoom meeting.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 Days Before Event
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Finding Tranquility

Oct 06,

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm

Tranquility- a much needed state of mind, when facing day to day challenges, and especially this year with people celebrating a more isolated holiday season with fewer parties and celebrations. How can we maintain tranquility during stressful situations? Tips and exercises will be presented by Sunitha Grandhee, Ph. D Teacher of Mind-body Connection. *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting and Facebook Live

Ethnic Cultural Discussion Group

Oct 08, Nov 05,

Thu, 6:30-7:30pm

Join us virtually each month as we Inform, Inspire, and Include through cultural conversations on customs, common language, holidays and events, inspirations, literature, small talk, history and resources, designed for specific ethnic cultures.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting
 

Effective Exercises to Keep Your Joints Healthy

Oct 13,

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm

Do you want to try to get active but don’t know where to start? Join Dr. Sina of DPT Novi, and learn about safe, effective exercises with live demonstrations, to get active and keep your joints healthy.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting and Facebook Live

Trivia Night

Oct 14, Nov 11,

Wed, 6pm

Test your knowledge as a team or join one when you get here! Categories and questions for all ages including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course, literature! Top scoring teams win prizes! *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Ages: All Ages
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1 for Oct / Oct 1 for Nov
Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting

Non-Partisan Felt VOTE Patch Kit

Mon-Sat, All Day
Oct 19-24

Register to receive a Grab-n-Go craft kit to create a non-partisan VOTE patch. The felt pieces for this kit were cut out with the Cricut Maker and the Silhouette Cameo cutting machines located in the iCube Makerspace. You will have a week to pick up the craft and will be notified with pick-up details.

Ages: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Location: Grab and Go

Sharing the Memories of the Kent State Massacre

Oct 29,

Thu, 6:30-7:30pm

Join Roseanna “Chic” Canfora, Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Kent State, and eyewitness and survivor of the shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. A Kent 25 defendant, she was one of 24 students indicted by the Ohio Grand Jury, and later exonerated, for activism during a weekend of protests against the Vietnam War. She is a ;stalwart advocate for May 4 remembrance and for the importance of connecting the lessons of the anti-war movement to emerging movements today. Join the conversation, ask questions, or just listen in. *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting and Facebook Live

Tidying Up the Marie Kondo Way

Nov 03,

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm

Do you want to get a fresh start, and clear the clutter in your home before the New Year begins? Learn about the “life changing magic of tidying up” from a licensed KonMari expert. *MUST REGISTER WITH VALID EMAIL TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK* Link will be sent the day before the event.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting

7 Steps to Financial Harmony

Nov 10,

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm

Financial harmony is a key component to a healthy marriage. Couples who take the time to achieve financial harmony often find themselves in a happier and fulfilled relationship. Learn the value that each partner places on money, and how to define guidelines for money management, in this 7 Steps to Financial Harmony program.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

11th Annual Community Reads - Meet the Author with Derf Backderf

Nov 12,

Thu, 7-8:30pm

This year’s Community Reads title is Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf. This graphic novel, written and illustrated by Backderf, chronicles the harrowing events that occurred at Kent State 50 years ago on May 4, 1970, leaving four students dead. Copies of the book are available for check-out in the What’s New section on the 1st floor. Visit the Neighborhood Library Association’s website, nlacommunityreads.weebly.com, for virtual programs.

Ages: 14+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration: Begins Sep 8
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting and Facebook Live

Macramé Hanging Planters

Mon-Sat, All Day
Nov 9-14

Register to receive a Grab-n-Go kit with the supplies to make a macramé hanging planter. You will have a week to pick up the craft and will be notified with pick-up details.

Ages: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Location: Grab and Go

Seasonal Decals

Mon-Sat, All Day
Nov 16-21

Register to pick out a seasonal decal to decorate things found in your home – some examples are a mug, a water bottle, a mirror, or notebook. The decals in this kit were cut out on the Cricut Maker and the Silhouette Cameo cutting machines located in the iCube Makerspace. You will have a week to pick up the craft and will be notified with pick-up details.

Ages: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Sep 1
Location: Grab and Go

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