Adult Programs

Ongoing Programs

KNIT 2GETHER

Participants gather to enjoy their crafts and the companionship of like-minded people. Skill levels range from beginner to expert.

Date Day Time Age
May 1-Aug 28 Thu 10-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Sherrill Berman Activity Room

 

Oakland Livingston human services agency (OLHSA) at the Library

Meet with an OLHSA staff member for support with Medicaid, food, cash, or foreclosure assistance or other human services. Please call the OLHSA office at 248-209-2683 to make an appointment.

Date Day Time Age
May 6-Aug 26 Tue 10am-4pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Appointments required. Call 248-209-2683
Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

NOVI WRITERS’ GROUP

Writers groups are a great way to make connections in the writing and publishing world and to get critiques that will improve your skills as a writer. Join us for an inspirational environment facilitated by local writer, Kathy Mutch.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 26 Sat 10am-12pm 18+
May 24 Sat 10am-12pm 18+
Jun 28 Sat 10am-12pm 18+
Jul 26 Sat 10am-12pm 18+
Aug 23 Sat 10am-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Board Room

 

 

NOVI COMMUNITY SCHOOLS COFFEE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT

Come and meet Dr. Matthews, Superintendent of Novi Community School District, and enjoy a cup of coffee over conversation.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 21 Mon 6:30-8pm 18+
Apr 23 Wed 10:15-11:30am 18+
May 19 Mon 6:30-8pm All
May 21 Wed 10:15-11:45am All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Board Room 202

 

 

CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: LIVES CHANGE @ YOUR LIBRARY

Celebrate National Library Week with us as local author Bonnie Virag shares her book, The Stovepipe. Ms. Virag’s life was changed at an early age and she will share her unforgettable story through recollections, remembrances and official records from the Children’s Aid Society in Canada. This memoir is full of laughter and tears and a moving story of sisterly love, as well as a strong will to survive. It is an emotional, yet heartwarming account of a journey through the eyes of a child.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 15 Tue 7-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

‘AMERICAN SONGBOOK’ PERFORMED BY THE MICHIGAN OPERA THEATER

A delightful performance featuring two MOT singers and accompanist, highlighting the classic songs of 20th century musical theater, with selections from composers such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and others. Be prepared to join in! Sponsored by Friends of the Novi Public Library.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 17 Thu 11am-12pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

P.L.A.Y. PROJECT PART 2: CASE STUDIES WITH DR. RICK SOLOMON

Dr. Solomon will review Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters, (P.L.A.Y.) project methods and techniques, and will use video clips to present new cases demonstrating The P.L.A.Y. Project model in action. This presentation is designed for parents and professionals. Dr. Solomon, creator of the P.L.A.Y. Project, will spend time answering your questions as well.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 23 Wed 7-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

A COMPARATIVE LOOK AT ARAB MUSLIMS, ARAB JEWS AND ARAB CHRISTIANS

This presentation looks at the similarities between the three most widely practiced monotheistic faiths-Islam, Christianity, and Judaism-and the Arab populations that practice them.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 24 Thu 7-8pm 16+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

ON THE ROAD WITH THE NOVI PUBLIC LIBRARY - SOLD OUT

Winding RoadRound-trip deluxe transportation is provided as we travel to Meadow Brook Hall & Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester, MI. We begin with a guided tour of the historic estate, followed by a tasty lunch in the elegant dining room. Then we are off to the theatre to see the musical production, "The Andrews Brothers," with over 25 songs made famous by the Andrew Sisters. Kathy Crawford and Margi Karp-Opperer are your hosts, as we offer you a cultural and entertaining day.

Contact the Administration Office for questions or to register: 248-869-7204  (M-F 10-5 PM)

Date Day Time Age
Apr 30 Wed 9am-5pm 18+
 
Price: $87 per person
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Remote Location
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled - SOLD OUT

 

AUTHENTIC INDIAN COOKING

Indian dishes will be the specialty of the day. Don’t miss these wonderful tips, tidbits and demonstrations and, of course, samples of delicious dishes. Recipe handouts will be provided as well as an entertaining and educational time.

Date Day Time Age Program
May 3 Sat 1-2pm 18+ North Indian Dishes
Jun 26 Thu 7-8pm 18+ West Indian Dishes
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

FINANCIAL AND PRACTICAL ADVICE ON THE RAMIFICATIONS OF DIVORCE

Navigating emotional issues before and after a divorce can be overwhelming. This event is designed to help with those decisions. Let our experienced panel answer your questions regarding divorce, support, children, retirement planning, division of equity, buying/selling/refinancing a home.

Date Day Time Age
May 13 Tue 7-8:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

EDIBLE SPOTS AND POTS

Learn the how’s and whys of growing vegetables in containers for easy, edible gardens that you can put just about anywhere with Stacey Hirvela, former garden editor at Martha Stewart Living and author of the book, Edible Spots and Pots.

Date Day Time Age
May 15 Thu 7-8:30pm 16+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

GROWING TOGETHER AT MSU TOLLGATE

The Library will be partnering with MSU Tollgate Education Center and the Friends of the Novi Library as we celebrate and grow together at a fantastic family event for the Community. Families will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including, hay rides throughout MSU Tollgate’s farmstead, story times led by Mother Goose, quilt making, gardening, carnival games, visiting with farm animals near the children’s garden and more. This educational and entertaining day is sure to enrich all who attend as we learn about each other, discover new resources and friends plus grow together.

Date Day Time Age
May 17 Sat 1-3pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: MSU Tollgate Farm
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

MAKE YOUR RESUME WORK FOR YOU

Gain confidence that your resume will stand out with this workshop covering resume styles, formats, do’s and don’ts. We will provide employment resources that can be found at the Library.

Date Day Time Age
May 20 Tue 7-8pm 16+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION

We are honored to have Joan Gelfand presenting her newest collection of poetry from “the Long Blue Room”.

Date Day Time Age
June 5 Thu 6:30-8:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

GET INSPIRED WITH PINTEREST

Learn to create and share virtual “boards” full of inspiration and ideas about your passions and hobbies. Plan a wedding, collect recipes, share crafting know-how and more with your friends online! Participants must have basic internet experience.

Date Day Time Age
Jun 14 Sat 10:30am-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

ROSEY MAKES SENSE

We are very proud to introduce local author and educator, Melissa Israel, and local illustrator, Sarena Chirdon to the Novi Community to share their delightful story. Fun and engaging activities to celebrate the theme, “Be True to Yourself,” will highlight the evening. Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by both author and illustrator at this wonderful event.

Date Day Time Age
Jun 18 Wed 7-8pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

POODLE SKIRTS & 50’S MUSIC WITH THE EARTH ANGELS

Cruise back in time and experience the magic of the 50’s and 60’s recreated by the Earth Angels. Their high energy, fast moving show blends song, dance, and costumes of the era, along with theatrics, nostalgia, comedic relief, and audience participation. Appealing to all ages, this feel good-group will get your fingers snapping, toes tapping, and hands clapping.

Date Day Time Age
Jun 19 Thu 7-8pm All Ages
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Library Patio
Registration Ends: When program is Filled

 

PURCHASING THE RIGHT CAMERA

Be introduced to what different types of cameras will and will not do, based on what your photography goals are. This presentation will also offer guidelines for optional lenses, speed lights and other accessories. If you want to take this information to the next level, sign up for the photography series offered by the City of Novi-Parks Recreation and Cultural Services starting July 17.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 10 Thu 7-8:30pm 16+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

BEGINNING WRITERS WORKSHOP

Do you have stories to tell, opinions to share, memories to pass on to family or friends? This small-group introduction to creative writing for adults may be just what you could use to jumpstart your writing efforts.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 17 Thu 10:30am-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When program is Filled

 

TASTING AND TOURING MICHIGAN’S HOMEGROWN FOOD

Join author, Jaye Beeler and photographer, Dianne Carroll Burdick, for a photo tour, talk and tasting based on their delicious book, Tasting and Touring Michigan’s Homegrown Food: A Culinary Roadtrip. Through storytelling and spectacular photography, nibble your way through this fantastic program. Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by both author and photographer at this wonderful event.

Date Day Time Age
Jul 23 Wed 7-8:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

FROM BLANK PAGE TO ON STAGE!

Troubadour John D. Lamb, award-winning and engaging musician and songwriter, will discuss the songwriting process and perform songs- some funny, some serious, and some just a little weird! John is executive director of the nonprofit Springfed Arts. Please join us for a fantastic time.

Date Day Time Age
Aug 20 Wed 7-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

 

  

 

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