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Computer Programs

All computer classes except Tech Time, Drop-In Computer Lab, and One-on-One Instruction require participants to be confident using a computer and proficient with a keyboard and mouse.

Computer Tutor 1 On 1

Tuesdays, 3pm
Wednesdays, 3pm
Thursdays, 6pm
Weekly

Librarians are offering 30 minutes of one-on-one help with a computer topic of your choice. When registering, patrons will choose between the basics of Word, Excel, e-mail, Facebook or internet.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Apr 1 - Call 248-349-0720
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: 2nd Floor Computer Area

Downloadable Sundays 

Sunday, 1-3pm 
Aug 19

Learn how to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, and music to your mobile devices. Please make sure that you have an active Novi Library card in order to access materials. Kindle users will also need their Amazon login and password. 

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

Digitize Your Home Movies 

Monday, 6-7pm 
Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 10

Thursday, 11am-12pm 
Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13

Convert your home movie VHS tapes into digital MP4 files. Commercial movies may NOT be converted. Bring your VHS tape, a USB drive (at least 8 GB), and ear buds for audio.

Age: 18+ 
Price: Free Community Event 
Registration Begins: Aug 1 
Registration Ends: When Filled 
Location: Creation Station, 2nd Floor

Virtual Reality Sundays 

Sunday, 1-3pm 
Aug 26

Experience an amazing new reality! Play cool games and explore distant places using our PlayStation Virtual Reality headsets! Must be 12 or older.

Age: 12+ 
Price: Free Community Event 
Registration Begins: Apr 1 
Registration Ends: When Filled 
Location: Boardroom

Vinyl and Cassette Conversion

Monday, 7-8pm
Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3

Thursday, 11am-12pm
Aug 16Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 6

Digitize your tapes and vinyl LPs using NPL’s cassette and turntable converters. Bring your records/tapes, USB drive, and ear buds.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Creation Station, 2nd Floor

Tech Time

Sunday, 2-2:30pm
Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2

Tuesday, 7-7:30pm
Aug 14Sep 11, Sep 18, Oct 9, Oct 16, Nov 6, Nov 13, Dec 4, Dec 11

Thursday, 2-2:30pm
Aug 16Sep 6, Sep 20, Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13

Looking to discover all the hidden features of your electronic gadgets? Do you need to learn how to download materials from NPL’s extensive digital collections, including eBooks, magazines, and more? We have the tools to help.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Second Floor Information Desk
Registration Ends: When Filled

Basic Photo Editing

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Aug 21

Learn basic photo and image editing using one of the best, free photoediting packages on the web - GIMP. Bring your own photos on a personal flash drive or learn using ours. Attendees should be comfortable using a mouse and keyboard with a Windows computer.

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

Creating & Editing Digital Photos

Tuesday, 7-8pm
Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 27, Dec 18

Thursday, 11am-12pm
Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 29, Dec 20

Do you have old, faded, or torn photos that you’d like to give a facelift? Have you been meaning to take that box of old snapshots from Grandma and scan them to your PC? Learn to create and edit digital photos using our high-resolution scanner and photo-editing software.

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community
Event Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Creation Station, 2nd Floor

3D Design & Printing 101

Thursday, 7-8:30pm
Sep 6

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Nov 5

A crash course in 3-D printing resources and techniques.

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

There’s an App for Us

Monday, 7-8pm
Sep 24

We’ll show you all of our wonderful services that are accessible from your fingertips with supported apps.

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

Protecting Yourself Online

Thursday, 7-8:30pm
Nov 15

The internet can be a scary place of identity theft and loss of privacy. We’ll show you some steps you can take to minimize your risks.

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