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Youth Programming

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Ongoing Programs

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Toys in Space

Saturday, 2-3pm

Learn the process of sending things into space with Zeemo Productions Toys in Space Program. There will be demonstrations and audience participation. You won’t want to miss this!

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

Pokemon Party!

Jul 21,

Sunday, 3-4:30pm

Join us for an afternoon of all things Pokemon. Crafts, activities, a movie, and more! Trainers of all ages welcome to participate.  Still playing Pokemon Go? Check out the Pokestops all around the library. Lures will be set so that trainers of all ages can come “catch ’em all!”

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

4th Wall Theatre Company

Jul 23,

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm

Join 4th Wall Theatre for a one-hour introduction workshop of singing, dancing, and acting. The last 10 minutes will be dedicated to a final performance. This activity is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.

Grades: 1-4
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jun 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Starlab Planetarium

Jul 30,

Tuesday, 6-30-7pm, 7-7:30pm, 7:30-8pm, 8-8:30pm

Explore the wonders of the night sky in the Starlab mylar silver dome. Join us for one of four demonstrations every half hour beginning at 6:30pm.

Grades: K and Up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Design-A-Plate Day

Jul 25, Aug 10,

Thursday, 6-8pm
Saturday, 11am-1pm

Don’t miss this time-honored Novi Library tradition. Design a keepsake plate that makes a perfect present for loved ones or a way to capture your children’s artistic talent at every age. Special paper and markers will be provided. The cost is $8 per plate which is payable by cash or check. Plates will be available for pick-up 4-8 weeks after event.

Ages: All
Price: $8 per plate
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Novi Library 3D Derby

Aug 10,

Saturday, 2pm - 4pm

Novi Public Library presents the Third Annual 3-D Derby!  You design it.  We print it.  Registration is required.  Designs are due July 15. 

Registration Ends:  When program filled

Novi Library 3D Derby Information and Rules

Blast Off With Books! Magic of Reading Show

Aug 13,

Tuesday, 7-8pm

Join Baffling Bill for amazing magic, audience participation and a visit from “Gus the Bunny.” Don’t miss this magical experience!

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

Dog Days at the Library

Aug 14,

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Read to a dog! Children are encouraged to practice their reading skills with a very patient listener; a therapy dog. Drop in anytime between 6:30-7:30pm to read to one of our wonderful library dogs!

Grades: K-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Story Time Room

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Aug 15,

Thursdays, 12-1pm

Bring your lunch and join us for our Lunch Bunch Book Club for grades 2-3. Each month we’ll discuss a book and do related activities. Beverages and dessert provided. The book title will be released one month before program. Please see a librarian about getting a copy.

Grades: 2-3
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 days prior to event
Location: East Meeting Room

MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden Story Hour

Jul 25, Aug 8, Aug 22
Thursdays, 10-11am

Preschoolers will enjoy a story time and participate in engaging activities; such as process-based art, moving to music, or a game. Children will have the opportunity to visit and observe the animals in their farm habitat. Please pre-register for the event by visiting The program costs $5/child and includes materials. For questions and to register please contact Brooke Larm at 248-347-0269 x230.

Ages: 2-5
Price: $5 per child
Registration Begins: April 20
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Remote Location

Monday Movie Matinee

Aug 12, Aug 26,

Mondays, 12-2pm

Bring your lunch and a blanket and enjoy a picnic while you watch a recent release feature film on our big screen. Popcorn and lemonade provided.

Grades: K and up
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: West Meeting Room

Science of Sound

Aug 28,

Wednesday, 7-8pm

Join us in this fun and engaging program where kids explore the science behind musical instruments! Participants review the instrument families and discover how sound works. Sound principles are shown through the use of musical instrument in hands on science stations!

Grades: 2-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jul 28
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

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