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

Weekly Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,
2:30-3pm

Weekly Tuesdays, Thursdays,
7-7:30pm

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: Aug 1-Call 248.349.0720
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: 2nd Floor Computer Area

Excel 2013 Basics

Sat, 1-2:30pm
Aug 27

Learn how to create, modify, and save spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel in this hands-on workshop. Participants must have basic computer experience.

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

E-Reader Instruction

Mondays, 6-7pm
Aug 29

Learn how to download Library items to your eReader with hands-on instruction. 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

Zinio Digital Magazines

Mondays, 7-8pm
Aug 29

Learn how to access full digital issues of selected magazines using the Zinio service with your Library card. Users can view their magazines through a web browser or on custom apps for Apple, Android and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets. You must have a Novi Public Library card to access this service.

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

Tech Time

Thursday, 2-2:30pm
Sep 1, 8, Oct 6, 27, Nov 3, 10, Dec 1, 8

Tuesday, 7-7:30pm
Aug 23, Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, Dec 6, 27

Sunday, 2-2:30pm
Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 11

This is a one-on-one session with a computer tech on a topic of your choice. Investigating your family tree? Microsoft Word has you stumped? We have the tools to help.

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

Basic Photo Editing

Tuesday, 6-8pm
Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 29, Dec 20

Learn basic photo and image editing using one of the best, free photo editing 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: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: Computer Lab

MS Office Assistance

Friday, 3-5pm
Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 18, Dec 9

Our computer lab will be staffed with librarians specifically for one-on-one assistance with E-mail, web searching, and Microsoft Excel, Word, & PowerPoint.

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

VHS to DVD Workshop

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

Thursday, 11am-12pm
Aug 18, Sep 15, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 15

Transfer your home movie VHS tapes onto a DVD using the Library’s Creation Station. Commercial movies may NOT be transferred. Bring a VHS tape, blank DVD-R’s, and ear buds for audio.

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

Ancestry 101

Friday, 1-3pm
Sep 16

Ancestry Library Edition is filled with military, naturalization & immigration records passenger lists and more. Come learn the basics and discover your connection to the past!

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

3D Thursdays

Thursday, 12-2pm
Aug 25, Sep 22, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 22

Join us in a demonstration of NPL’s 3D printer! Showcased will be easy-to-use software that lets you design your own models, a 3D scanner that allows real-world objects to be turned into models, and of course the CubePro printer itself!

Age: 10+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Registration Ends: When Filled
Location: 3D Printer Makerspace

Make Your Resume Work For You

Saturday, 1-2:30pm
Sep 24

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

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

Get Inspired with Pinterest

Wednesday, 7-8:30pm
Oct 19

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.

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

HeritageQuest 101

Sat, 1-3pm
Nov 5

HeritageQuest delivers genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Come learn the basics and discover your connection to the past!

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

Blogging Basics

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Nov 7

Blogging can be a great marketing tool for your business, career, or just for fun. Learn the basics of Google’s blogging service.

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

Cloud Computing Basics

Monday, 7-8:30pm
Dec 5

Is your understanding of the cloud a little foggy? Let us take you through the basics of cloud computing and the many free resources that can be used in your daily life. Participants must have an email account and confidence navigating the Internet.

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

Getting Started with Google Docs

Saturday, 1-2:30pm
Dec 17

If you have a Google account, Google’s Word Processing program makes online editing and collaboration a breeze.

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