Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Novi PublicLibrary Newsletter - August #michlit

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Beyond Books Newsletter
Novi Public Library

August 2011

Better and Better!freegal

"The Novi Library just gets better and better...I just had to let you know we're loving the new freegal music download service that started yesterday. It's a great way to get some of our favorite songs. Thank you!" - MJ Pine 

Thanks for your input MJ!  We hope all our patrons enjoy downloading free music using freegal from the Library website as much as you!  Try it today! 

libraryFall Library Hours
The Library will be closed on September 5th in honor
of Labor Day.  Sunday hours (1-5pm) resume on
September 11.  Hope to see you then! 
SRP ParrotOne Week Left...
Youth, teens, and adults have until August 6 to record their summer reading time and receive prizes as part of the Summer Reading Programs.  
seascapeDIAA Free Day at the DIA & More!

Through the end of the month, you can enjoy the lifesize reproduction of Seascape:  Sunset by Martin Johnson Heade on the Library patio as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside/Out program.  Register for our special DIA program to learn more about one of the greatest art museums in the U.S. on August 25 at 7pm.  The DIA has also invited Novi residents to visit the DIA free of charge on August 7.  

shopforacauseShop for a Cause
Buy a "Shop for a Cause" pass for $5 at the Check Out Desk to receive 25% off merchandise at Macy's on August 27 and be eligible to win a $500 gift card.  All proceeds benefit the Library. 
Calling All Teens!TAB Logo
Start the school year off right, by joining the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the August 12 meeting from 3:30-4:30pm.  Help the Library plan future teen events and earn volunteer credit.  For Grades 9-12.      
A Second Year of Novi Newbiesbaby reading!
Thank you to our sponsors of this year's Novi Newbies program:  The Friends of the Novi Public Library, Novi Chamber of Commerce, Novi Rotary, and Providence Park Hospital.  The program welcomes new babies, who are residents of Novi and born at Providence Hospital, with their first book bag.  The bag is filled with a book, bib, onesie, and community information - all to promote the importance of reading to infants.  An average of 20 bags/month has been provided to Novi's newest residents through this program.
red crossHelp Save a Life...

You can donate blood on August 29 at the Novi Public Library from 1- 7pm.  Make an appointment at (248) 912-5910 or online using the sponsor code:  novilibrary.  Walk-ins are welcome when possible.  Remember, there are no holidays or vacations when it comes to blood needs.

scrapbookingCrop for a Cause Weekend:  Oct 7-9
The Library is hosting 30 hours of scrapbooking fun to benefit the Youth Programming Initiatives.  A donation of $100.00 per person entitles a cropper to a 3 foot workspace, 6 meals, refreshments, door prizes, use of an Accu-Cut machine, and more!  Creative Memories Consultant, Mary Gantt, will also be on site to sell products and demonstrate new techniques!  Register now by calling Library Administration at (248) 869-7204. 
Kathryn_HPStory Times

"Kids enjoy story time with all the singing, dancing, and moving around.  It's a joy to watch them." - Melony Daley 


The Library staff works hard to make every storytime special.  See the Program Calendar for Story Time schedules. 

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45255 W. Ten Mile Road
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 349-0720
Mon-Thur:  10am-9pm
Fri-Sat:  10am-5pm
Sun:  Closed (Jun-Aug)

Featured Youth Programs

girl on glob 
World's Fair Summer Reading Finale
Aug 2, 7-8:30pm
Grades 5-12

Jack & the Gentle Giant Summer Reading Finale

Aug 3, 7-8pm
Grades K+

Teen Volunteer
Thank You Party
Aug 10, 7-8:30pm
Grades 7-12


Kiddie Crafts!
Aug 13, 10:30-11am
Ages 18mos-4yrs
Registration Required

Featured Adult Programs

 Microsoft Word
Intermediate Word
Aug 6, 1-2:30pm
Registration Required
Let's Stop the Bullying
Aug 15, 7-8pm
Registration Required
RefUSA Level 2
Aug 18, 8-9am 
Registration Required

Transfer VHS to DVD
Aug 18, 11am-12pm
Registration Required

Harmony Town Barbershop Chorus
Aug 22, 7-8pm
Registration Required

Novi Historical Commission

 NHC Building
Local History Room
Open Office Hours
Aug 1 & 15, 12-2pm
NHC Meeting
Aug 24, 6:30-8:30pm

City of Novi

Movie:  Howl's
Moving Castle

Aug 20, 8:30pm
More Information
Sizzling Summer Art Series:  The Groove Council Motown Band
Aug 26, 8pm
More Information

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