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Adult Programming

Ongoing Programs

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Knit 2gether Knitting Group 

Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 am 
Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20, Dec 27

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

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Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA)

Tuesdays, 10am-4pm
Aug 21, Aug 28Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 31, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18

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

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Appointments required. Call 248-479-6516
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Local History Room

Novi Writer’s Group 

Saturdays, 10am-12pm 
Aug 25Sep 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 22

An opportunity to share your creative efforts with fellow writers. 

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

Let's Go To The Movies

Show your library card and print this flyer to receive the discounted rate of $8 per person plus a free small popcorn at Emagine Theatres.  Offer valid for the whole family and only with a current Novi Public Library card at Emagine Theatres in Canton, Novi, Saline, Royal Oak, Rochester Hills, and Macomb on  8/15/18, 9/3/18, 9/19/18, 10/1/18, 10/17/18, 11/5/18, 11/21/18, 12/3/18, 12/19/18.  This is a partnership with The Library Network, Novi Public Library and Emagine Theatres.

Please also see Business Programs, Financial Programs and Career Development here.

Village Workshop Makerspace Partnership

The Novi Library is partnering with the Village Workshop in Northville to offer Novi Library card holders a 50% discount on classes at the Village Workshop when you present your Novi Library card. Click below for a complete list of applicable classes. Discount does not apply to any applicable material fees. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount, coupon or offer. Village Workshop is located at 455 E Cady St,in Northville, 48167.

Class Schedule at the Village Workshop

Novi Public Library’s Camera Club 

Wed, Sept 5 - 7-8:30pm
Wed, Oct 3 - 7-8:30pm
Wed, Nov 7 - 7-8:30pm
Wed, Dec 5 - 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: Dec 1 
Registration Ends: When Filled 
Location: Youth Activity Room 138A

Citizenship and Immigration

Thursday, 11am-12:30pm
Sep 6

Learn the ins and outs of becoming a U.S. citizen including how to apply for citizenship, mock interviews, testing, and more presented by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration: No Registration
Location: East Meeting Room

Water Wars

Thursday, 6:30-8pm
Sep 20

Are you curious to know more about the quality of our water and have
fun at the same time?  Share in an informative discussion with the Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner, and then put your taste buds to the test with a ‘water tasting’.  We will have a splashing good time while voting for the ‘best’ water (and enjoying some snacks, too!).  Come enter to win a Brita Water Filter System.

Age: All ages
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1 Registration
Ends: When Filled
Location: West Meeting Room

Authors Live Luncheon

Tuesday, 11:30am-2pm
Oct 2

Enjoy a lunch experience that brings people together to talk about great books and hear from the authors who created them!

To reserve your spot for this event contact the Administration Office at 248-869-7204

Fox Run Signatures Restaurant at the Belmont Clubhouse 41200 Fox Run Rd. Novi, 48377

Oakland County Register of Deeds

Thursday, 10:30am-12pm
Oct 4

Get copies of property documents and Oakland Circuit Court Documents, you may also apply for a Marriage License, register to vote, register or renew a business name, or file to become a Notary Public.

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

On the Road Bus Trip to Midland

Saturday, 8am-6:30pm
Sept 8

Don’t miss our popular bus trip because this time we’re headed to Midland!  Enjoy a stop at the Tridge (a bridge which crosses a river 3-ways), a delicious lunch at the H Hotel, tour the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio and finally a stop to Heather n Holly Chocolates for a special treat, and area shops. Invite a friend or meet new ones!

Age: 18+
Price: $89
Registration Begins: Jul 2
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Remote Location - Novi Civic Center

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Sat, Sep 8 - 10:30am-4:30pm
Thu, Dec 27 - 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: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Welcome to Wellness

Mondays, 10am or 7pm (Register for one session)
Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12

They say life is a journey not a destination, and we at Sandstone Massage believe in making the journey to Wellness full of smooth sailing options and not the bumpy rocky road.  If you are looking for alternative, natural and achievable ways to a healthier you, then please join us with friends and family for an all inspiring, informative and invigorating journey this fall. We encourage you to attend all three sessions for a full wellness experience and to be eligible to win a wellness 3 month visit experience.

Sep 10, 10am or Sep 10, 7pm - Learn the benefits of breathing effectively, massage stretching, meditation and holistic healing therapies.

Oct 8, 10am or Oct 8, 7pm - De-stress through the use of 100% pure essential oils, create your own personal blend and learn about classical homeopathy.

Nov 12, 10am or  Nov 12, 7pm - Beat those winter blues and keep the glow of your skin by learning about daily skincare techniques and vascular therapy for improved blood flow and circulation to keep warm during the cold months.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Sandstone Massage (47220 W. 10 Mile Rd.)

Dine & Discuss 

Thursday, 6:30-8pm 
Aug 16

Leave the typical talking points behind and let’s have a community conversation on race, politics, and other divisive topics in the news. Bring your views and your appetite. 

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

Trivia Night

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Aug 14Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11

Think you know it all? Put your general knowledge to the test. You bring your A-game and we’ll bring a grab-bag of questions and topics, and of course prizes.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Lucky Strike Novi, 44320 Twelve Mile Rd, Suite H-160

Craftastic Wednesdays 

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

Sep 12 - Create library/literary themed artwork on a small card (size of a playing card) to trade. Your creation will go to a library friend somewhere in the United States, and you in turn will get someone’s one-of-a-kind artwork to keep and enjoy. During the art-making session, have fun experimenting with various techniques including collage, stenciling, and stamping. Materials, fun and inspirational ideas and resources will be supplied.

Nov 7 - Learn how to start your own bullet journal, a personalized book full of to-do lists, sketches, notes, doodles, and more! We’ll provide the journal, free templates, and supplies (or feel free to bring your own).

Ages: 16+ 
Price: Free Community Event 
Registration Begins: Aug 1 
Registration Ends: When Filled 
Location: Youth Activity Room/East Meeting Room

Adult Sensory Story Time

Tuesday, 1-2pm
Aug 21Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 27, Dec 18

Join us for an inclusive, sensory enhanced story time for adults with varying abilities and those on the autism spectrum. We will explore an interesting topic monthly through stories, music, conversation, and crafts.

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

Summer Music on the Patio Series

Thursdays 6:30-8pm
Aug 23 - Enjoy the catchy beats of Surf Zup Band.

Food from Slows-to-go Barbecue Food Truck will be available for purchase at both August programs.

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

Coffee with Superintendent

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15am
Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 7, Dec 12

Join Dr. Steve Matthews, for a discussion on current topics relating to the Novi Community School District.

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

An Evening with the Experts: Cancer Genetics and Genetics Testing

Wednesday, 6-7:30pm
Sep 12

Learn about cancer genetics and genetics testing.  Meet our panel of medical experts and ask questions about cancer diagnoses and how they might relate to genetic disorders, family history, and the advantages and disadvantages of patient genetic testing. Sponsored by St. John Providence in collaboration with the Library and the American Cancer Society.

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

Scrapbook for a Cause

Saturday, 10am-10pm
Sep 15

Get your paper, stickers and cardstock ready! The Library is hosting 12 hours of scrapbooking fun. Cost: $40 for a 6ft. table space with lunch, dinner, make & takes, and give-aways! Consultants on site from Creative Memories and Close to me Heart. All proceeds go to the Library to support future youth programming. To  register call 248-869-7204.

Age: 18+
Price: $40 for a 6ft. table
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Masterpiece Monday

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Sep 17 - Georgia O’Keefe’s Flowers

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 (although feel free to bring your own) along with light refreshments.

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

Understanding Religion

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 18 - Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor-Muslim American Society

Thursday, 6:30-8pm
Oct 11 - Jewish- Traditions & Celebrations- Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh & Rabbi Susskind Novi Jewish Ctr.

Join us for these family friendly events as we spotlight different religions. Gain understanding and enjoy the diversity through a day flled with activities, exhibits, food samples, performances and presentations which represent each religion and beliefs.

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

Parent to Parent Book Discussion

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26

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.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: Aug 28
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: East Meeting Room

Tipping Point Theater Presents: Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan

Friday 7-8:30pm
Sep 28

Join Novi Youth Assistance for this theater production. A young man, when faced with his mother’s struggle with depression, sets out to create a list of everything brilliant in the world- everything worth living for.  As he grows, so does the list, when he aims to reach one million items. This poignant and funny show addresses growing up with behavioral health challenges in a family, and leaves audiences laughing, thinking and ready to have an honest conversation about an often-diffcult topic. This touring production has received rave reviews and was featured on Detroit Public Television’s “Detroit Performs.” Under18 must be accompanied by an adult and all attendees must register.

Age: 13+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Experience Culture Series

Sundays, 3-4:30pm
Sep 30 - Indian

Saturday, 3-4:30pm
Nov 10 - Romanian
Dec 1 - Nigerian

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: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Movie and a Meal

Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Oct 4

Come enjoy a top-rated release alongwith a free light meal of walking tacos, or hot dogs, chips, beverage, and other treats.

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

Business Resource Center Launch

Wednesday, 8:30-9:30am
Oct 10

The expanded and improved Business Resource Center is here! Learn more about our new business services and products while enjoying a light breakfast and networking with fellow Novi businesses.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: Business Resource Center (Second Floor)

Booked for the Evening

Fri, 7-9pm
Oct 19

Must be a Friends member to attend. To become a Friend or renew your membership contact Sue Johnson.

Ready to Dance

Saturday, 1-2pm
Oct 20

Couples! Brush up on your dancing skills, or start from scratch. Join professional dance instructors Dwight & Theresa Davis, as they teach ballroom, swing, and nightclub slow dance moves that will have you prepared for your next occasion.

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

Sweets with Your Sweetheart

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 16

Couples! Spend part of your Sweetest Day enjoying chocolate fondue and snacks. Join an area chef and learn techniques on making delicious sweet treats.

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

The “Not-So” Newlywed Game

Thursday 6:30-8pm
Nov 15

Couples! Come have fun in a “Not- So Newlywed Game” and see how well you know your partner. Prizes and snacks included.

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

Sustainable Homes

Saturday, 10am-2pm
Oct 13

Do you want to save money, save the planet or live in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way?  This Sustainable Homes event will feature vendors and community groups who can help you learn how to live in a more sustainable way. Featured topics include solar power, home energy audits, native landscaping and more!

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

Donation Day

Sunday, 2-4pm
Oct 21

Be a part of Novi history! Donate photos, school yearbooks, letters or other documents, which we can add to our collection of Novi history. If you wish to take your original documents home, there will be someone on hand to scan and return them to you. Local History Room tours will also be available.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No registration
Location: Local History Room

Simple Graphic Design with Inkscape

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Oct 22

By using Inkscape, a free open source graphic editor, participants will learn some techniques to create a basic scalable design that can be used as a logo, to make graphic t-shirts, greeting cards, illustrations, and more.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

Ragtime Fall Music Concert with Cider & Donuts

Wednesday, 6:30-8pm
Oct 24

Enjoy Michigan-based ragtime pianist and entertainer, Peter Bergin for a family friendly fall music concert you’re sure to enjoy.

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

Hands-on Intermediate Genealogy

Saturday, 10am-3pm
Oct 27

Come and learn from experienced members of the Northville Genealogical Society. Lunch will be around noon. Bring your own lunch or use our café. The afternoon will continue in the computer lab with hands on help from the pros.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: East Meeting Room/Computer Lab

Let’s Get Cooking

Saturdays, 1-2pm

Oct 27 - Cooking with Television News Anchor Steve Garagiola

As a part of Media Month- Join Channel 4 News Anchor & Author of “The I Only Need One Cookbook--Cookbook “Steve Garagiola as he prepares a great dish from his book. Sample food and have fun with Steve!

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

Nov 3 - Easy Dishes for the Next Family Gathering

Area chef and caterer Chef Bobby Watts will prepare a delicious broccoli bow tie pasta salad for everyone to sample. Get ideas on easy dishes to bring to your next family gathering.

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

Dec 8 - Making Cocktails While Sampling Mocktails

Making the perfect cocktail while sampling mocktails can’t be anymore fun this time of year! Bar Louie will share the perfect ideas for that perfect drink. Other light snacks included! Alcohol will not be served at this program.

Age: 21+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Whole Meeting Room

Cut the Cord: Alternatives to Cable TV

Thursday, 7-8:30pm
Nov 8

Look at and compare options for replacing cable TV and help you decide what’s right for you and your household. You’ll also have a chance to win a Roku device!

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

A Community Reads

Friday, 7-9pm
Nov 9

In its ninth year and going strong with more than 700 readers annually, the Neighborhood Library Association (NLA) introduces Anna Clark author of The Poisoned City as its 2018 Community Read title. As part of the NLA, we will again partner with the libraries of Lyon Township, Northville District, Salem-South Lyon District, Wixom and Walled Lake City Library to host a variety of book discussions and programs leading up to a special author presentation on Friday, November 9, at 7pm at  Wixom Public Library, a new location for this event!

Age: 14+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Wixom Public Library-NEW LOCATION!

Battle of the Books Coaches’ Kick-off Meeting

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Dec 11

Team registration forms for Battle of the Books will be available on the Library’s website beginning Monday, November 26th. Registration is limited to the first twelve teams to return their registration form. Teams consist of students in 5th or 6th grade that live or attend school in Novi. All teams must register by this meeting or a place for their team is not guaranteed. At this meeting titles for this year’s Battle will be announced, a set of books for each team will be distributed, and a discussion of coaches’ responsibilities will be conducted. Coaches will also have the opportunities to see a DVD of a previous year’s Battle. Bring your questions and, if you’ve been a coach before, your suggestions for “newbies!”

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

Corel Painter Demonstration on NPL’s Wacom MobileStudio Pro Tablet

Wednesday, 7-8pm
Dec 19

Interested in transitioning from traditional to digital art? Check out some of the vast capabilities of Corel Painter 2017, digital art & drawing software, on our Wacom MobileStudio Pro tablet. Take your digital art to a new level with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-filled strokes.

Ages: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Board Room

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