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Monday, October 1, 2012
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Beyond Books Newsletter Novi Public Library October 2012
Join Community Reads 2012!
Reserve your copy of Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton and join the libraries of Novi, Lyon Township, Northville, Salem-South Lyon, and Wixom in 2 months of related book discussion groups and programs related to this powerful and insightful book. Make your reservation now for the Author Visit with Jennifer Thompson-Cannino at the Novi Public Library on November 14 at 7pm. See the Community Read flyer or Library website to learn more.
Sincerely, Julie Farkas Director
Listen @ the Library
In partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, PNC Foundation, Friends of the Novi Public Library, and Nordstrom, enjoy this series of free family concerts by internationally acclaimed artists. The first concert of the season is October 28 from 3-4pm featuring Classical Jam.
Teens, You Asked for It...
The Library, in partnership with the Novi Community School District, Novi Youth Assistance, and Novi Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services, created a space just for you! Meet in the Library's West Meeting Room most Mondays-Thursdays from 2-5pm to hang out, do homework, visit with your friends, and unwind from your school day. For grades 7-12.
ESL Book Discussion Group
For the past year the Novi Public Library has been conducting an English as a Second Language (ESL) Book Discussion Group. Headed by Susan Marshall, who has been teaching ESL for over 20 years, this group gives participants a chance to read, discuss, and experience one book during an 8-week session. Register now for the fall session starting the first week of October with a daytime group meeting on Tuesdays at 11:30am and an evening group meeting on Thursdays at 7pm.
New to the Youth Area...
...a parking garage with cars for hours of preschool fun! Checkout our newest play toy outside the Novi Special racecar display.
In honor of our local talent, the Library is happy to introduce our new Novi Author/Artist Collection, featuring works from authors/artists currently living in or originally from Novi. The collection will be housed on the shelves behind the Druschel Collection on the second floor.
We Geek Our Friends!
Help us celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week October 21-27 by thanking our Friends organization for supporting and advocating the Novi Public Library for over 50 years! See our geek display on the first floor to learn more about this amazing group. Tell us what you geek the most about your friends for a special geek gift.
Business Resource Center Opens
Mayor Gatt, Board Trustee Verma, and many others celebrated the Grand Opening of the Library's Business Resource Center (BRC) on September 25. The BRC is located on the second floor and is the"one-stop-shop" for business information.
Congratulations Spelling Bee Winners!
3rd/4th grades: Ghazala Sameer and Steven Santosh
5th/6th grades: Lahari Vavilala and Ankush Bakuli
Teen Read Week: October 14-20
This year's theme is "It Came From the Library!" Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to visit the 1st Floor Information Desk for a make-&-take project celebrating books and reading.
SCORE Business Mentoring
Grow your business or start one with free one-to-one business counseling with executives from SCORE. Starting in October, there are Thursday sessions at 6:30 and 7:30pm and Saturday sessions at 10:30 and 11:30am. Learn more.
A Day in Detroit
Join Kathy Crawford and Margi Karp-Opperer as they continue "On the Road" on November 2 to enjoy a docent presentation and tour of the DIA's Faberge special exhibit, motor coach tour of Detroit architecture, and luncheon at the Rattlesnake Club. A fee of $73 covers deluxe motor coach transportation, admission fees, door prizes, and lunch. Call Library Administration at (248) 869-7204 to register.
Save the Date!
The 3rd Annual Book It! event will be April 26 from 7-10 pm. A great night of shopping, sipping, and fun! More details to come!