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Ongoing Programs

TEEN SPACE

The Novi Public Library has partnered with the City of Novi Parks & Recreation Department, Novi Community School District, and Novi Youth Assistance to offer a Teen Space in the West Side Meeting Room of the Library on Mondays-Fridays 2-5 pm (except over vacation breaks) during the school year. The Teen Space was created for students to “hang out” and socialize when traditional use of the library is not needed, and is open to students in grades 7-12.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Join the TAB as we create and plan programs for teens at the library. Meeting attendance will count as volunteer time. TAB is open to students in grades 9-12.

Friday, 3:30-4:30pm
Sep 25, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 11

Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Volunteers

Please visit our Teen Volunteers page for more information.

 

Catch up On Maze Runner

Friday, 2:30-5pm
September18

In anticipation of The Scorch Trials, watch your favorite shanks work together to escape the Maze, in the Maze Runner. Snacks provided.

Grades: 5-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Smoothie Challenge

Wednesday, 3-4pm
September 23

Get ready for a fun and delicious smoothie challenge. You will choose ingredients at random and try to create the best smoothie possible! Prize for winner.

Grades: 6-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: West Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Maze Runner Trails

Saturday, 2-3pm
September 26

Make your way through a Maze/ obstacle course with the help of your team! Compete in lightning trivia, solve a puzzle and have some snacks at this Maze Runner themed program.

Grades: 5-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week starting September 27 through October 3. Stop by the Teen Stop to check out our display of young adult books and enter for your chance to win one of these challenged books!

NPL Fear Factor

Wednesday, 4-5:30pm
October 14

Participants will overcome their fears by completing challenges.

Grades: 5-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Game On!

Friday, 4-5:30pm
October 16

Join us for some fun competition with favorite games like Jenga, Connect 4 and even Twister, to name a few. The music will be playing and food will be ready for munching, so drop on in.

Grades: 9-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

Brushbots!

Saturday, 2-2:45pm
October 17

Like Robots? Come make a BrushBot! BrushBots are simple and tiny robots made from a toothbrush, a battery, and a pager motor. The result? Serious fun.

Grades: 5-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Youth Activity Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Get Away @ Your Library

Drop in the Teen Stop during Teen Read Week, October 18-24, to vote for your favorite young adult book and a chance to win one of the Young Adult Library Association’s 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults books! 10 winners will be selected.

Re-Design A Book Cover

Tuesday, 2:30-4:30pm
October 20

Celebrate Teen Read Week! Redesign the cover of your favorite young adult book. Participants will vote on their favorite design. There will be first, second, and third place winners.

Ages: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Board Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Wednesday, 7-8pm
October 21

Bring your creativity! Prizes given to scariest, funniest, most realistic and more. Cider and donuts will be served.

Grades: 5-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 3 days before event

DIY Zombie Makeup

Saturday, 2-4pm
October 24
Astute Artistry will teach tweens and
teens how to apply zombie makeup.
Grades: 5-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Great Books 2 Great Movies

Wednesday, 3-5pm
November 4

Three day movie extravaganza! Film inspired authors whose books became popular films. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Ages: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: East Meeting Room

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

Wednesday,7-8pm
Nov 11

Play games and test your knowledge of the Hunger Games. Win a set of the books!

Grades: 5-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Catch Up On Hunger Games

Thursday, 3-5:45pm
November 19

Catch up with all your friends from Panem, while watching Mockingjay Part I and enjoying some great snacks.

Grades: 5-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Theater On The Edge

Wednesday, 7-8pm
December 2

Theatre is for everyone! 4th Wall Theatre Company will teach kids about singing, dancing, and acting while we discover the basics of theatre.

Grades: 3-6
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: Whole Meeting Room
Registration Ends: Dec 2 at 12:00am

Battle of The Books 2016

Team registration forms for Battle of the Books will be available at the Library’s First Floor Information Desk beginning Monday, November 30, 2015. Registration is limited to the first twelve teams to return their registration form. Teams consist of students in 5th or 6th grade that live or attend school in Novi.

Battles of The Books Coaches’ Kick-Off Meeting

Wednesday, 7-7:45pm
December 9

At this meeting, titles for this year’s Battle will be announced, a set of books for each team will be distributed, and a discussion of coaches’ responsibilities will be conducted. Coaches will also have the opportunity to see a DVD of a previous year’s Battle. Bring your questions and, if you’ve been a coach before, your suggestions for “newbies!”

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

Mason Jar Cooking Time

Friday, 4:30-5:30pm
December 11

Join us and create an easy, homemade gift filled with delicious ingredients to make the perfect holiday cookies. You won’t want to miss this one.

Grades: 9-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Youth Activity Room

DIY Mason Jar Cookie Mix

Thursday, 4-5pm
December 17

Create an easy, homemade gift filled with delicious ingredients to make the perfect holiday cookies.

Grades: 5-8
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: When Filled

Gingerbread Decorating Day

Tuesday, 4-5:30pm
December 22

Bring your friends for a gingerbread house decorating challenge. Prizes and candy treats!

Grades: 5-12
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Aug 1
Location: East Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 3 days before event