Adult Programs

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Ongoing Programs

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Knit 2gether Knitting Group

Thursday, 10-11:30am
Jan 7- Apr 28
May 5–Aug 25

Participants gather to enjoy their projects and the companionship of like-minded people. Beginner to expert welcome.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

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Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA)

Tuesday, 10pm-4pm
Jan 5-Apr 26
May 3-Aug 30

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

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Appointments Required. Call 248-209-2600
Location: Local History Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

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Novi Writer’s Group

Saturday, 10am-12pm
Apr 23, May 28, Jun 25, Jul 23 & Aug 27

An opportunity to share your creative efforts with fellow writers.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Board Room

Coffee With The Superintendent

Wednesday, 10:15-11:15am
May 11, Jun 8

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: Board Room

 

 

Harmonie Detroit

Wed, 7-8pm
May 4 (Register)

This outstanding ensemble is the first of its kind in the southeast Michigan area. Be sure to mark your calendars to hear this wonderful wind octet group.

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

How To Allocate Your 401K, 403b or 457 For Retirement

Tue, 6:30-8pm
May 10 (Register)

In this informative class retirees and soon-to-be retirees will learn how to make the most of their 401K’s in retirement. Investment advisory services offered through Sigma Planning Corporation.

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

Aspies Hangin’ Out with a Purpose

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
May 12, Jun 9, Jul 14, Aug 11

Inspired by authentic aspie, Tracey Cohen, author of Six Word Lessons on Female Asperger Syndrome, neurotypicals and individuals on the autistic spectrum alike are invited to laugh, learn, listen and share as Cohen expands on her lessons and more using real life examples; hers and anyone willing to contribute. Bring your questions, stories, ideas and most of all your genuine uncensored self.

Age: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Youth Activity Room

Home Brewing Basics

Thu, 7:30-8:30pm
May 12 (Register)

Join us for an informational session as a local brew master discusses the science of brewing your own beer, including the equipment, ingredients, cost, and everything else needed to get started.

Ages: 21+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled
Location: East Meeting Room

Brewery Tour & Tasting

Sat, 1-2pm
May 14 (Register)

Hop on over to Ascension Brewery to see the process in action with a behind the scenes tour.

Ages: 21+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled
Location: Ascension Brewery, 42000 Grand River Ave

Authentic Indian Cooking

Sat, 1-2:30pm
May 14 (Register)

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

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

Protecting Your Investments

Wed, 10:30am-12pm
May 18 (Register)

How do you protect your investments? Financial Advisor & Certified Financial Planner Kristen Roy and Attorney Caroline Bielas invite you to explore the topic of protecting your investments from the financial and legal perspectives. Discussion topics will include protecting your home, protecting against the costs of long term care, and how proper estate and financial planning can protect your investments today and in the future.

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

Adult Coloring and Conversation

Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm
May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17

Adult coloring books are the latest trend! You bring the conversation and we’ll supply coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and markers. Adults only, please.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Board Room

Novi Concert Band Performs

Thursdays, 7-8pm
May 19, Jul 14

This is an amazing and energetic concert for all ages.

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

Scrapbook For A Cause - CANCELLED

Sat, 10am-10pm
May 21

Get your paper, stickers and cardstock ready for twelve hours of scrapbooking fun with consultants on site from Creative Memories and Close to My Heart. Lunch, dinner, make & takes and giveaways will be provided! All proceeds go to the Novi Public Library to support future programming events. Call 248-869-7204 to register.

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

Document Donation Day

Sun, 2-4pm
May 22

Come to the Local History Room to donate photos, school yearbooks, letters or other documents pertaining to the history of Novi. If you wish to take your original documents home, we will scan them 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

Plan Now or Pay Later – The Truth about Long Term Care, Medicare, and Medicaid

Thu, 7-8:30pm
Jun 2 (Register)

Learn the basics about long term care planning, Medicare hospital discharge issues, and Medicaid planning. Local attorney Michael Hickox will present helpful information on what pitfalls to avoid and how to plan now to avoid costly errors in the future.

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

Time for a De-Clutter

Sun, 2-3pm
Jun 12 (Register)

Do you have a hotspot that needs organizing in your home? Sometimes organizing a project can feel overwhelming. Well help is here! This fun presentation will motivate you to move from stagnation to action. There will be tips and suggestions on how to reach, achieve and maintain your organizing goals. This presentation is the first step to helping you establish the lifestyle you would like for yourself.

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

Readers Run and Walk

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 18, Jul 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15

Meet up with a Librarian at Running Fit in Novi (43280 11 Mile Rd.) with other runners, walkers and readers and enjoy a few miles while talking about great reads.

Maps of various mile courses through Novi will be available. We will start with a quick stretch. Bring your own water, wear some comfy shoes and let’s talk titles!

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1
Location: Running Fit Novi (43280 11 Mile Rd.)

Sustainable Eating

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm
Jun 21 (Register)

Join us as Registered Dietitian Emily Schwartz shares some of the major environmental issues associated with conventional food production, the truth behind eco-related food claims (including “organic,” “natural,” “sustainable,” and “grass-fed”), the benefits and how-to’s of eating locally, and how to eat sustainably on a budget. Sponsored by St. John Providence CareLink program.

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

Conquer Your Paper Mountain

Sun, 2-3pm
Aug 14 (Register)

Does your paperwork seem to multiply and become a mountain very quickly? Is your paperwork mountain causing you stress and anxiety? This fun presentation will offer you tips and suggestions to help you take back control of your paperwork mountain. Are you ready to take down that mountain one step at a time?

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

Skin Deep: Keeping Your Skin Healthy and Beautiful

Tue, 6:30-7:30pm
Aug 16 (Register)

Understand how to protect your skin from damage, recognize the signs of skin cancer, and learn about the latest products and treatments to keep your skin looking its best. Dermatologist Aaron Cetner, MD will share information and answer your questions. Sponsored by St. John Providence CareLink program.

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

 

 

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