Thursday, December 1, 2011

Novi Public Library Newsletter - December 2011

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Novi Public Library
December 2011
Light Up the Night - December 2nd (6-9pm)Light Up the Night
Enjoy a tree lighting ceremony at 6:30pm, live performances, train rides, Santa photos, bounce house, hockey shootout, and other family friendly activities on the Civic Center campus.  The Library will host refreshments, crafts, face painting, and Magic Shows with Tom Plunkard at 7pm and 8pm.  Special thanks to the Berenguer family and the Read-A-Latte cafe.  Hope to see you there!  Read More. 
Library Closureshappy holidays
  • December 24
  • December 25
  • December 26
  • December 31
  • January 1
  • January 2 


Meeting Cancellations
  • Friends Board Meeting:  December 14
  • Library Board Meeting:  December 21
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Another Successful Community Read... 
...thanks to our sponsors:  Friends of the Novi Public Library, Barnes and Noble, Sheraton Novi, and the Neighborhood Library Association (NLA).  This year's Community Read of "The Art of Racing in the Rain" resulted in 1,087 checkouts of the title in a 12-week period, a packed house at the Novi Library for a very special Author Event with Garth Stein on November 10, and a fantastic turn-out for a variety of related programs at the five NLA libraries.  We were extremely pleased by the response from our community and are in the beginning stages of planning for next year's event!  Please contact us with any feedback that we can incorporate into future Community Read events. 
Library Winter Tree
Celebrate the Holidays!
Enjoy the Library's new winter tree on the 1st floor near the fireplace lounge.  Our sincere thanks to Theresa Coloske of Just Gardens for the Holidays, who donated her time and talent to beautifully decorate the tree. 
tax credits
A Gift to the Library...Before Tax Credits Expire
This month is your last opportunity to take advantage of significant tax credits when donating to the Novi Public Library, as they expire on December 31, 2011.   Thank you to all who consider making donations in the form of trees, brick pavers, naming opportunities, adopting magazines, or general gifts - you've helped make the Library a very special part of the community!
Oakland county
Why Drive to Pontiac?
The Oakland County Clerk's Mobile Office is setting up shop at the Library on December 14 from 11am-1pm with laptop computers and printers so that our patrons can receive on-the-spot copies of birth certificates, death certificates, or other public records. 
Thank You Friends!Friends Donation 2011
The Friends of the Novi Public Library presented the Library with a generous $30,000 donation at the November 16 Library Board Meeting.  We can't thank the Friends enough for their 50 years of support and partnership.    
Checkout Desk Artwork
Catch Your Eye?
Have you noticed the new artwork at the Checkout Desk?  The beautiful new addition to the Library is a gift in memory of long-time Library supporter, Myrtle Lock by a group of her friends.  Thank You!   
international language services
Orientation and Support
"I am a regular user of the Novi Public Library services...You and your colleagues at the Library have always provided me and my family very good orientation and support." - Henry
Thanks for you kind words regarding our International Language Services, Henry.  We continually review comments like yours to develop new products, services, and programs to fit the needs of our patrons.  See our website to learn more about our latest offerings. 
Novi Public Library
45255 W. Ten Mile Road
Novi, MI 48375

(248) 349-0720

Mon-Thurs:  10am-9pm
Fri-Sat:  10am-5pm
Sun:  1-5pm (Sep-May)
Featured Youth Programs 
winter craft supplies
Winter Craftiness
Dec 2, 3:45-4:30pm
Grades 7-12
Registration Required
Thomas Story Time
Dec 10, 11-11:30am
Empower Me 4 Life
Dec 11 & 18, 3-4:30pm
8-12 years
Get Your Wiggles Out!
Dec 28, 11:15am-12pm
2-4 years
Featured Adult Programs
man on PC
RefUSA - Level 2
Dec 8, 8-9am
Registration Required
Intermediate Word
Dec 10, 10:30am-12pm
Registration Required

Entrepreneurship Database Training

Dec 15, 7-8pm
Registration Required
Help for Families
from Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency
Tuesdays, 11am-2pm, through Dec 27
Featured Friends Programs
Library Logo
Special Book Sale!
Month of December
Regular Hardcovers $.50
Gift Cart Items 50% Off 
Novi Historical Commission
Local History
 Office Hours
Dec 5 & 19, 12-2pm
City of Novi
City logo
Novi Choralaires
Holiday Concerts

Dec 3, 4, & 9
Novi Concert Band:  Holiday Favorites
Dec 4, 2pm
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