Adult Programs

Ongoing Programs

KNIT 2GETHER KNITTING GROUP

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

Date Day Time Age
Sep 4-Dec 18 Thu 10-11:30 18+
Jan 8-Apr 30 Thu 10-11:30am 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

OAKLAND LIVINGSTON HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY (OLHSA)

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

Date Day Time Age
Sep 2-Dec 30 Tue 10am-4pm 18+
Jan 6-Apr 28 Tue 10am-4pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Appointments required. Call 248.209.2600
Location: Local History Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

NOVI COMMUNITY SCHOOLS COFFEE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT

Come and meet Dr. Matthews, and enjoy a cup of coffee over conversation.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 15 Mon 6:30-7:30pm All
Dec 17 Wed 10:15-11:15am All
Jan 12 Mon 6:30-7:30pm All
Jan 14 Wed 10:15-11:15am All
Feb 9 Mon 6:30-7:30pm All
Feb 11 Wed 10:15-11:15am All
Mar 9 Mon 6:30-7:30pm All
Mar 11 Wed 10:15-11:15am All
Apr 13 Mon 6:30-7:30pm All
Apr 15 Wed 10:15-11:15am All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: East Meeting Room

 

NOVI WRITERS GROUP

Come to the Library for an inspirational environment where you can create and share ideas. This group is facilitated by local writer, Kathy Mutch.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 13 - cancelled Sat 10am-12pm 18+
Jan 24 Sat 10am-12pm 18+
Feb 28 Sat 10am-12pm 18+
Mar 28 Sat 10am-12pm 18+
Apr 25 Sat 10am-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Board Room

 

CHESS TIME

Please bring your own chess set and enjoy a morning of chess play.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 14 Wed 11am-12:30pm 16+
Jan 28 Wed 11am-12:30pm 16+
Feb 11 Wed 11am-12:30pm 16+
Feb 25 Wed 11am-12:30pm 16+
Mar 11 Wed 11am-12:30pm 16+
Mar 25 Wed 11am-12:30pm 16+
Apr 8 Wed 11am-12:30pm 16+
Apr 22 Wed 11am-12:30pm 16+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

 

LIFELONG LEARNING: GET GOING WITH GALE COURSES AND LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community. Learn how to create an account, register for classes, and get started with this great tool as well as the basics of our online test taking program Learning Express Library.

Date Day Time Age
Dec 13 Sat 10:30-11:30am 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Computer Lab

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS

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.

Date Day Time Age Program
Dec 13 Sat 1-2:30pm 18+ South Indian Dishes
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled 

WHAT IS YOUR CREDIT SCORE COSTING YOU?

Learn simple tricks to improve your credit score and save thousands. Sponsored by Kevin M. Weedmark.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 21 Wed 7-8:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

PURCHASING THE RIGHT CAMERA

An introduction to different types of cameras and lenses, with a step up from cell phone selfies.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 22 Thu 7-8:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

FINANCE AND RETIREMENT SERIES

Join us for one or all of these informative seminars, sponsored by PNC Bank.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 22 Thu 7-8pm 18+
Program: What Women Need To Know About Investing For Retirement
Feb 19 Thu 7-8pm 18+
Program: Five Threats To Your Retirement
Mar 19 Thu 7-8pm 18+
Program: What To Do With Your Old 401(k) Or Other Retirement Plans
Apr 23 Thu 7-8pm 18+
Program: Securing Your Retirement: Transforming Social Security Into A Winning Retirement Strategy
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

MEXICAN CULTURAL PROGRAM

The history of folk dancing, dancing styles, and costumes will be shared.

Date Day Time Age
Jan 24 Sat 1–2:30pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

PARENT TO PARENT BOOK DISCUSSION

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. At registration, a copy of the current book will be provided.

Date Day Time Age Program
Jan 27 Tue 7-8pm 18+ Making Hope Happen by Shane Lopez
Feb 24 Tue 7-8pm 18+ The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner
Mar 31 Tue 7-8pm 18+ 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times by Bernie Trilling & Charles Fadel
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1-Register at the First Floor Information Desk
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

LISTEN @ THE LIBRARY

Free informal and interactive family concerts brought to you by the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Friends of the Novi Public Library, Walmart of Novi, and Community Financial.

Date Day Time Age Performer
Feb 1 Sun 3-4pm All Ji-Lewis-Kessler Trio
Mar 8 Sun 3-4pm All Quintet Attacca
Apr 12 Sun 3-4pm All The Mack Sisters Duo Pianists
May 3 Sun 3-4pm All Cellist Felix Umansky and Pianist Stephen Wogaman
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Whole Meeting Room

FANTASTIC MUSIC WITH EXPRESSIONS MUSIC ACADEMY

This accomplished faculty will perform on a number of musical instruments, and engage the audience for a wonderful and interactive musical afternoon.

Date Day Time Age
Feb 7 Sat 1-3pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

AARP TAX DAYS

AARP volunteers assist with the preparation of taxes for those with middle and low incomes.

Date Day Time Age
Feb 9 Mon 10:30am-2:30pm 18+
Mar 9 Mon 10:30am-2:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1: Call 248-349-0720 or stop by the
First Floor Information Desk.
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

DRUMMUNITY A CIRCLE OF DRUMS

Drummunity is for all ages: pre-school to elders. It’s a high-energy community-music-making circle of fun with drums and percussion. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Novi Public Library.

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

BEGINNING WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

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
Feb 13 Fri 10:30am-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Board Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

SOLOMON NORTHUP’S AMERICA

Solomon Northrup was an African-American farmer and musician who was taken hostage and sold into slavery in 1841. His story is told in the film “12 Years A Slave” and will be discussed by Dr. Finkenbine, Professor of History at U of D Mercy.

Date Day Time Age
Feb 25 Wed 7-8:30pm 16+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

SCRAPBOOK FOR A CAUSE

Get your paper, stickers and cardstock ready- for 12 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.

Date Day Time Age
Feb 28 Sat 10am-10pm 18+
 
Price: $30 for a 6ft. table
Registration Begins: Dec 1 - Call 248-869-7204 to register.
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

LETS PLAY BALL!

Getting ready for the baseball season? Learn the ins and outs with equipment, coaching and instruction in this informative Q & A sponsored by Play It Again Sports. Attendees can enter a drawing for a store gift card.

Date Day Time Age
Mar 14 Sat 11am-12pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

HANDS-ON INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY

Continue learning from experienced members of the Northville Genealogical Society. Bring your own lunch or use our café.

Date Day Time Age
Mar 21 Sat 10:30am-3:30pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: East Meeting Room and Computer Lab
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

I WROTE A BOOK-NOW WHAT?

Shannon Janeczek, Secretary of the Women’s National Book Association, and owner of PublishSavvy (a Michigan-based author services firm), will discuss the details on various production steps and the costs that are involved to get your book in both print and ebook format.

Date Day Time Age
Mar 25 Wed 7-8pm 18+
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

SWINGING INTO SPRING WITH THE NOVI CHORALAIRES

Music is in the air. Join us for a delightful, toe-tapping evening.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 7 Tue 7-7:45pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

TOWEL HAT USA PROJECT

Towel hats are unique head wear made from breathable, washable terry cloth and are designed for patients undergoing chemotherapy. The Towel Hat Project started in Japan and a local group of volunteers are sewing these hats and distributing them through St. John Providence Park. Learn about this program and please bring a new, inexpensive, 28”x 60” towel with you to donate.

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

TRAVELOGUE IN JAZZ: AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES

Stu Johnson, a member of the Michigan Jazz Record Collectors, will lead us through the musical journey. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Novi Public Library.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 16 Thu 11am-12pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

HARMONIE DETROIT

This ensemble is the first of its kind in the southeast Michigan area. Be the first to hear this outstanding wind octet.

Date Day Time Age
Apr 29 Wed 7-8pm All
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Dec 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

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