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Adult Programming

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Library open for visits 60 min or less. Masks required (MDHHS Section 2253 Public Health Code). Click here for more information.

Virtual Masterpiece Monday

Mon, 6:30-8:30pm
Jan 25 – The Art of Kandinsky

Join us on Zoom to recreate a painted masterpiece of your very own! Join us as we explore a famous work of art and then follow along to paint your own version on canvas. Once you register, we will provide a grab and go bag of supplies that you will pick-up at the Library and use during the live Zoom meeting.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 Days Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Fraternity & Sorority Read

Feb 02, Feb 09,

Tues, 7-8pm

Join members of Omega Psi Phi and AKA as they read children’s books for a very special virtual storytime. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the event.

Ages: 5+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Nov 1
Location: Virtual - Zoom and Facebook

Pride & Joy: Parents & Guardians of LGBTQ+ Kids

Feb 03, Mar 03,

Wed, 7pm-8:30pm

Offering educational resources, advocacy opportunities, and mutual support as we strive to love our children well. This free program will be held via Zoom. Details about how to connect will be emailed the day before the program to registered attendees.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 3 for Feb 3, Jan 31 for Mar 3
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Author Q&A with Debbie Irving, Waking Up White

Feb 04,

Thu, 7-8pm

In a partnership with the Northville District Library, we invite the community to attend this virtual program with Debby Irving, author of "Waking Up White." She will answer your questions about her book, how she unpacked her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 11
Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting

DIY Gift Bags

Feb 8-13
Mon-Sat, All Day

Register to receive a Grab-n-Go kit with supplies made in our iCube Makerspace to DIY Valentine's Day gift bags. You will have a week to pick up the craft and will be notified with pick-up details.

Ages: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Location: Grab and Go

Trivia Night

Feb 10, Mar 10,

Wed, 6pm

We'll zoom through all sorts of categories to test your knowledge and give out prizes to top teams!

Ages: All Ages
Price: Free Community Event   
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Step Show

Feb 20,

Sat, 7-8pm

Enjoy the entertainment and education of one of the most popular ways fraternity organizations show their spirit and pride, through step shows. Please register with correct email to receive the Zoom link.

Ages: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Virtual Masterpiece Monday

Mon, 6:30-8:30pm
Feb 22 – Kehinde Wiley
Mar 29 - René Magritte

Join us on Zoom to recreate a painted masterpiece of your very own! Join us as we explore a famous work of art and then follow along to paint your own version on canvas. Once you register, we will provide a "grab and go" bag of supplies that you will pick-up at the Library and use during the live Zoom meeting.

Age: 16+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: 30 Days Before Event
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Black Men in White Coats Film

Feb 23, Feb 24, Feb 24, Feb 25, Feb 25,

Tues, 6:30-8pm, Wed,1-3:20pm, Wed, 7-8:30pm, Thu, 4:30-6pm, Thu, 7:30-9pm

This film is for EVERYONE. This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large. WHOSE FAULT IS IT? What if we had a medical workforce that actually reflected our patient population? What challenges do our black boys face? Who are their role models? Why is it easier to visualize a black man in an orange jumpsuit than it is in a white coat? Please register with your correct email to receive the link for the film, then join us Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 for a discussion on the film and topic, with special guests.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Location: Virtual

Black Men in White Coats Film Discussion

Feb 25,

Thu, 6:30-7:30pm

This discussion is for EVERYONE. Now that you've seen the film, let's talk about it. Join special guest doctors to dissect the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large.

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Location: Virtual – Zoom Meeting

Winter Reading Challenge

February 1 – 28
All Day

From February 1 to February 28, Novi Public Library guests are invited to join our 2021 Winter Reading Challenge! Sign up, create your own personal reading challenge for the month, and log your books on our Beanstack website, novilibrary.beanstack.org. Guests who complete the Library’s reading goals, in addition to their own, will have the chance to win one-of-kind prizes created in our iCube!

Ages: All
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Feb 1 - Visit novilibrary.beanstack.org

Monthly Mental Health Series

Mar 01,

Mon, 6:30-7:30pm

Engage with professional psychologists and counselors to seek to facilitate greater awareness and insight of mental health resources within the community to which members at large may want to connect, to meet any ongoing mental healthcare need for themselves or loved ones.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting and Facebook Live

The Civility Project Workshop

Mar 02,

Tue, 7-8:30pm

Americans are best when they engage in civil conversation with people of opposing views, but today many feel they can't be friends with those whose politics are different. The Civility Project is changing that NPL has teamed up with the City of Novi to provide the community an opportunity to attend this judgement-free workshop. Celebrated journalists Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson will help you build healthy disagreement and dialogue in this virtual safe place. Delta Dental of Michigan is a proud sponsor of The Civility Project.

Ages: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 11
Location: Virtual - Zoom Meeting

Mini Embroidery Hoop Pendants

Mar 8-13
Create wearable works of art by trying out cross stitch and embroidery techniques to be displayed in a mini hoop pendant. You will have a week to pick up the craft and will be notified with pick-up details.

Ages: 12+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: Jan 1
Location: Grab and Go

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