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Adult Programming

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Knit 2gether Knitting Group

Dec 19, Dec 26, Jan 09, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 06, Feb 13,

Thu, 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

Jan 08, Feb 12,

Wed, 10:15-11:15am

Join our own, 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

Dec 28, Jan 25, Feb 22,

Sat, 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

Novi Concert Band

Sun, 3-4pm

Get in the holiday spirit with the Novi Concert Band. Come enjoy familiar tunes to clap and sing along with.

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

Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA)

Dec 17,

Tue, 10am-4pm

Need help with emergency services? Make an appointment with an OLHSA staff member.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Appointments required.  
Call 248-209-2683.
Location: Local History Room

A Bistro Experience with Mary Brady

Jan 06, Jan 06,

Mon, 10:30am or 7:30pm

Celebrate 65 years of Diamond Jim Brady’s Bistro with this deliciously interesting event! Learn about the history of the restaurant and take part in a food-tasting, presented by Mary Brady, owner and Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation of Diamond Jim Brady’s Bistro Bar!

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Required and Begins: Nov 1 
To register click on the above first Jan 06  for 10:30am or the second Jan 06 for 7:00pm.
Location: West Meeting Room

Preschool and Childcare Information Fair

Jan 14,

Tue, 6:30-8:00pm

Looking for information on local preschools and childcare programs? Representatives from local Novi and surrounding area preschools and childcare centers will be at the Library to provide information about their programs. Don’t miss your chance to meet staff, ask questions, and enter our raffle!

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Celebrate Chinese Culture

Jan 18,

Sat, 2-4pm

Come enjoy a celebration of Chinese Culture at MSU Tollgate Farm. Includes crafts, storytimes hikes, and more. Create your own special blend of tea, while supplies last.

Ages: All
Price: $10
Registration Required and Begins: Dec 1
Location: MSU Tollgate Farm

Create Unity Contest

Jan 20,

Enter NPL's Create Unity Contest by coming up with an idea and design which represents UNITY. Your project must be crafted in the NPL iCube Makerspace, utilizing the services and technology we offer.

Select from: button or jewelry making, t-shirt, tote, mug, or a postcard design. The creativity is all yours*!

Winning categories include: Elementary/Middle School, High School, and Adult

Projects are due January 6. Winners will be announced at the MLK Breakfast on January 20, 2020. Questions? Contact  Gail Anderson by email  or call 248-869-7210.

*NPL is not responsible for supplies necessary for your design.

MLK Unity Breakfast

Jan 20,

Mon, 10am-12pm

Let’s celebrate unity! Join us for a free delicious hot breakfast, music, special guest speakers. Children ages 5-10 will meet in Youth Activity Room for activities and refreshments.Create Unity Contest winners will be announced!

Age: 10+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Nov 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Craftastic Wednesday - Mini Embroidery Hoop Pendants

Jan 29,

Wed, 7-8:30pm

Join in on the fun as we create wearable works of art. Learn some basic cross stitch and embroidery techniques to be displayed in a mini hoop pendant.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: iCube

Essential Oils 101

Jan 30,

Thu, 6:30-7:30pm

Learn about the most versatile oils and blends including those for sleep and anxiety, pain management, and lowering the toxic load. Raffle prizes included.

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

Chinese New Year Celebration

Feb 01,

Sat, 12:15-1:15pm
Come celebrate and enjoy Chinese New Year with musical performances, a children’s art exhibit, Chinese drawing activities, and cookies.

Age: 5+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Nov 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
 

Help! My Child Won’t Listen!

Feb 11,

Tue, 7-8:30pm

What can we do to help our toddler listen to what we say? Are you struggling with a child who doesn’t listen? Join us for this presentation by Early On Oakland and learn about toddler development and gain some helpful tips. To register for the session please contact Sue McIntyre at 248-209-2520 or email.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Registration Early On Oakland
Location: East Meeting Room

Photography Club

Jan 08, Feb 12,

Wed, 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.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration: Always Open
Location: Youth Activity Room

Trivia Night at Paradise Park

Jan 08, Feb 12,

Wed, 7pm
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!

Ages: All Ages
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Remote Location - Paradise Park 45799 Grand River Ave. Novi, MI

Adult Sensory Story Time

Dec 17, Jan 28, Feb 18,

Tue, 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

Going Global: Challenges and Benefits of Working Abroad

Feb 19,

Wed, 6:30-8:00pm

Are you curious as to what it’s like to work and live abroad? Two businesswomen from Japan and the US will talk about their experiences of working and living in a foreign country.

Ages: 21+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Location: East Meeting Room

Parent to Parent Book Discussion

Jan 27, Feb 24,

Mon, 6:30-7:30pm

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. 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.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 Days Before Each Event
Location: East Meeting Room

English Conversation Group

Feb 25,

Tue, 1-2pm

Make friends while you practice your English pronunciation and conversation skills.

Age: 21+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Meeting Room East 105B

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