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Adult Programming

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Need Help With Emergency Services?

Apr 23, Apr 30, May 07, May 14, May 21, May 28, Jun 04, Jun 11, Jun 18, Jun 25,

Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
Mar 5-Jun 25

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

Apr 20, May 25, Jun 22,

Saturdays, 10am-12pm

An opportunity to share your creative efforts with fellow writers.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Second Floor Small Meeting
Room

Community Volunteer Fair

Apr 27,

Caring in the Community Volunteer FairSaturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Caring in the Community Volunteer Fair featuring keynote speaker Chuck Gaidica.  Chuck Gaidica has been in the TV and radio broadcast business in Detroit since 1982. As a top keynote speaker and podcast host, Chuck inspires audience members to journey strong in life.
Seating available for 200 guests

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Feb 7
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Novi Public Library

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The Incubator: Innovate, Inspire, Ignite!

Apr 29,

Monday, 6-7:30pm

Join students from Novi High School to learn more about a brand new entrepreneurship class called The Incubator. All are welcome to attend and hear more about the mission, goals and experiences of the students in the class. Students will be at the event to talk about their prospects in launching at the Market at Macy’s.

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

Craftastic Wednesday

May 01,

Wednesday, 7-8:30pm

May 1 - Save the Bees with Seed Bombs

Create small, colorful paper and clay balls stuffed with native Non-GMO wildflower seeds that bees and butterflies will love.  Keep for your garden or give as a gift to your favorite nature lover.

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

On the Road Bus Trip to Blissfield- “Murder Mystery Train Ride”

May 03,

Friday, 8am-5pm

This program is SOLD OUT
Join us for this highly popular event! First stop - the Lenawee Historical Museum for an interesting tour of various artifacts and exhibits. Then off to Blissfield and, “All Aboard” to enjoy a 3-hour train ride, 3-course lunch, and exciting “murder mystery.”

Age: 18+
Price: $89
Registration Begins: Mar 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Remote Location- Novi Civic Center

Experience Culture Series

May 05,

Sunday, 3-4:30pm

Mar 24 - Poland
May 5 - Puerto Rico

Join us as we spotlight and celebrate ethnic groups. Learn about culture, traditions, and customs through presentations, food, music, art and more.

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

Coffee with Superintendent, Dr. Steve Matthews

May 08,

Wednesdays, 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

Meet Your Elected Officials!

May 13,

Monday, 7-8:30pm

Meet Your Elected Officials!
The November vote is over so join us to hear from your newly appointed officials about their goals and hopes for the future while they are in office. Q & A will follow presentation.

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive

May 18
Saturday, 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: Jan 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

The Plant Based Diet

May 21,

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm

Join Dr. Breakey and Veg Michigan as they share the benefits of a plant-based diet. Ask questions and leave with a wealth of information. Complimentary vegan food samples will be provided.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Game Show Night “Not-So Family Feud”

Jun 06,

Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm

Come as a couple, group, or alone, and participate in a game of Family Feud.  Similar to the hit game show! Hit the buzzer if you can guess the most popular answers to zany survey questions. We’ll group the teams.

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

Genealogy – Where Do I Begin?

May 13, Jun 10,

Monday, 10:30-12:30pm

This class is very basic for those who don’t know where or how to begin with genealogy. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. You will learn where to find information, forms, census, Ancestry Library Edition and other databases. Mar, Apr, May and June are a repeat of Jan 14. Class limited to 6 people.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Location: Local History Room

Cut the Cord: Alternatives to Cable TV

Jun 10,

Monday, 7-8:30pm

Look at and compare options for replacing cable TV and help you decide what’s right for you and your household.

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

Adult Sensory Story Time

Apr 23, May 21, Jun 18,

Tuesdays, 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: West Meeting Room

Camera Club

May 08, Jun 05,

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 Begins: Jan 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

60’s 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

Summer Music on the Patio Series

Jun 27, Jul 18, Aug 15,

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm
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

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