Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Novi Public #Library Newsletter via @thenewnpl #michlit

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Beyond Books Newsletter

Novi Public Library

May 2012

Dear Syl, 


Thank You!BookIt!

...Book It! sponsors, participants, planning committee members, and supporters for making this second annual fundraising event a success and raising over $11,000 to benefit the Library's multimedia collections.  Special thanks to our sponsors: Steve & Rocky's, Telcom Credit Union, Providence Park Hospital, Twelve Oaks, and Global Office Solutions.  Donations 


Julie Farkas

May Closures
  • Sunday, May 13, 2012
  • Sunday, May 27, 2012
  • Monday, May 28, 2012
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March with Us!
Join Library staff, Library Board Members, Friends Board Members, and TAB Board Members as we march in the Novi Memorial Day Parade on May 28.  Call Library Administration at 248.869.7204 to reserve your spot!  
What Do You Geek?
- What do you enjoy?  What interests you?  Over the next year, the Library is on a mission to find out what you geek most and help you expand and explore your interests at the Library.  We will introduce our Geek campaign at the Memorial Day Parade and at the Library during the week of May 28th.  Stop by the Library during this week for more details and the chance to win some great geek prizes! 
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History @ the Library

Come see the new historical display case located on the first floor, next to the elevators.  This case was purchased with monies donated on behalf of Hugh and Kathy Crawford, longtime residents of Novi and strong supporters of Novi's history.  If you have any information or artifacts you would consider donating or loaning for the display case, please contact Library Historian, Kathy Mutch at
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Friendraiser:  Friday, June 8, 7-9pm
All current Friends of the Novi Public Library  are invited to bring a new "Friend" - and - new "Friends" are invited to buy a ticket, which includes Friends membership, to the Friendraiser event.  This event features music by Legacy Jazz Trio, refreshments, beverages and "Friend-ly" fun!  Email for reservations.  Flyer    
New Blooms for Novi
Celebrate the Centennial Celebration of the Gift of Trees May 12-18.  The City of Novi, along with the Library and Novi Community Schools, is offering a variety of cherry tree-inspired activities for all ages.  Drop by the Library on May 17 from 4-8pm to create Japanese crafts and haikuLearn More
tumblereadablesNew Read-Along Database
Checkout our newest database, available through the Library website.  Tumblereadables is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration.  Great for emergent, reluctant, or ESL readers!  
Summer Reading Programs
...for youth, teens, and adults start June 18 and run through August 4.  Track your time reading and visit the Library to collect prizes, check out books, and attend super programs!   Youth and teens completing the Summer Reading Games are invited to parties at Paradise Park featruring free games, laser tag, and food.  Applications now being accepted for teen volunteers.    
Mark Your Calendar!Novi Farmers Market 
The Novi Farmers' Market opens on Saturday, June 9th at Fuerst Park (enter off of Taft Rd.) and will be open every Saturday from 9am until 2pm. The Market features fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, smoked sausage, and crafts.  Call the Novi Chamber of Commerce for more information, (248) 349-3743.
Scrapbook for a Cause:  August 4, 9am-Midnight
Back by popular demand - The Library is hosting 15 hours of scrapbooking fun with Creative Memories consultant, Mary Gantt.  Enjoy lunch, dinner, refreshments, snacks, door prizes, and demonstrations.  All proceeds go to support future Library programming events.  1 scrapper can enjoy a 6 foot table for $50 and 2 scrappers can share a 6 foot table for $40.  Call 248.869-7204 to register.
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Very Helpful
"I love it here...Computer reminders for due dates are very helpful! - Online renewals are very convenient - You're all doing a great job." - Barbara
Thanks Barbara for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.  We encourage everyone to use our online services to reserve and renew their library materials to make the most of their library experience!
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45255 W. Ten Mile Road
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 349-0720
Mon-Thu:  10am-9pm
Fri-Sat:  10am-5pm
Sun:  1-5pm (Sept-May)
Featured Youth Programs
hand writing
AP Test Open Study
May 7 & 8, 2-5pm
Grades 9-12
Write Your Way to College Admissions
May 9, 7-8:30pm
Decorate Your Own Kite
May 19, 10:30-11:30am
Grades K-6
Math 101
May 23, 10:30-11:30am

Science 101
May 30, 10:30-11:30am
Featured Adult Programs
Investing Fundamentals
May 3, 7-8:30pm
E-Reader Sampler
May 14, 7-8pm

Chinese Language Conversation Group
May 21, 7-8:30pm
Herb Container Gardens
May 23, 7-8pm

Savvy Social Security Planning
May 24, 1pm & 6:30pm
Registration Required
Featured Friends Programs
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Board Meeting
May 9, 7-8:45pm
Annual Meeting
May 30, 7-8:45pm
Book & Author Luncheon
May 29, 12pm
Tickets $25,
 call (248) 869-7204
Novi Historical Commission
NHC Building
Local History Room
Open Office Hours
May 7 & 21, 12-2pm
 Board Meeting
May 23, 1-2:30pm 
City of Novi
Household Hazardous Waste Event
May 5, 9am-2pm
Earth Day 2012
May 5, 10am-12pm

Novi Public Library | 45255 W. Ten Mile Road | Novi | MI | 48375

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