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Check our Program Calendar for all upcoming events, and see our tutorial for step-by-step registration instructions.

Holiday Gifts from Your Kitchen

Join popular local chef Mary Spencer as she returns to the library and shares easy holiday gifts to make in your own kitchen. There is nothing more special or delicious than something you made for your friends and family. Mary will share secrets for you to share with loved ones so they know you really do care. Join us on November 7 at 7:00 PM and get started on your holiday gift list.

How to Not Outlive Your Money

Gary Timco of Timco Financial Group will share ways to prosper in uncertain economic times, preserve your principal while earning a respectable rate of return and ways to stretch your IRAs. He will also discuss ways to reduce a heavy tax burden on your beneficiaries. Please join us on November 6 at 7:00 PM for this informative session.

Holiday Savings Tips

Melissa Buckles, popular blogger Bargain Shopper Mom, will share holiday savings tips - everything from Black Friday, Cyber Monday and how to save when entertaining. Melissa has many followers who trust and learn from her experience and research. Please join us on November 11 at 7:00 PM and you may learn a few tricks too. May your holidays be merry, bright and full of savings.

Who Killed JFK?

It has been 50 years since our 35th president John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in the Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The FBI and the Warren Commission concluded that Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1978, however, the US House Select Committee on Assassinations felt Kennedy's assassination was the result of a conspiracy. Today, 80% of Americans believe the FBI and Warren Commission investigations were flawed. Hear the rest of the story from former Department of Defense employee and Canton resident, Gerald Dodson. Join us on November 14 at 7:00 PM as we remember this tragic event in our history.

Lincoln: The Movie

We are honoring the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with an amazing Civil War traveling exhibit and a special showing of Lincoln. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Academy Award winner Daniel Day Lewis, this profoundly thought-provoking movie focuses on Lincoln's final months in office as he struggles to end the war, emancipate the slaves and reunite our country. Four score and seven years ago... please join us on November 20 at 6:00 PM to share this movie and a few snacks with friends and neighbors.

Knit Night

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday, November 11 at 7:00 PM in the library's Purple Room. Bring your own projects, yarn and needles. No registration needed.

Open Chess

Join us for informal open play as well as a tournament by the "Library Chess Clubs" on the fourth Sunday of each month in the library community room. For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com. This chess is open to 10 year olds and up.

Starfish Family Services: Reading with Preschoolers

On November 5 from 6:30-8:30 PM, Starfish Family Services will present Reading with Preschoolers. Participants will learn and pracatice ways to make storybook reading an interactive and enjoyable experience. Bring your children as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Traditional Yoga Basics

On Tuesday, November 5 from 4:30-5:15 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach young people from 6-16 years of age the basic asanas, building up to various intermediate poses. Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat to work on. If you have long hair, please tie it back. Registration for this program begins on October 22.

[Vrksasana – postura del árbol / Amineko Yoga by ((carola)) is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University every Sunday from 2:45-5:45 PM in the Purple Room to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love.

*2:45-4:00 PM class is for registrants only. You may register with Brahma Kumaris in Michigan by calling 248.987.2687 or emailing farmingtonhills@us.brahmakumaris.org
*4:00-5:45 PM class is open to any and all participants. No registration is necessary.

December Topics (vary from week to week):
  • 1st - THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON THIS DAY.
  • 8th — Art of meditation
  • 15th — Healing Power of Mediation
  • 22nd — Inner Beauty
  • 29th — World Peace through meditation

Read with a Dog!

Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a Canine Good Citizen. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM at the Children's Desk and is on a first come, first served basis. Sessions start at 10 minutes per sitting.

Date: October 28
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Place: Purple Room

Holiday Greetings with MS Publisher

Looking for an easy but affordable way to send out those holiday greetings? Learn how MS Publisher can help you make and print out personalized holiday cards and letters. We'll also talk about how you can use the Mail Merge function to print out personally addressed envelopes. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Word and Excel. Join us in the I-Lab on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Registration required.

Tutoring Returns October 7th

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing

There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days.

2nd Annual LEGO contest: Dream House Winners

Congratulations to Junaid Raza who won the Popular Vote in our Dream House LEGO contest with his spy themed "House on Secret Island".  The Popular Vote was decided by votes by patrons visiting the LEGO exhibit this weekend.  
Our other winners:

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd
1st:  Ty Edwards
2nd:  David Li
3rd:  Shlok Masurkar
Honorable Mention:  Arivan and Iniya Mudaliyar

3rd and 4th 
1st: Zachary Jaeger  
2nd: Cecilia and Oscar Bermudez
3rd: Adham Musa
Honorable Mention: Layal Musa

4th and 5th
1st:  Curtis Jeffress and Brendan Chorian  
2nd: Ryan Sheahan
3rd: Isaac Fong
Honorable Mention: Christian Ristovski

6th and 7th
1st: Ethan and Gabriel Fritz
2nd: Josiah Cunningham
3rd: Caitlin Sheahan
Honorable Mention: Labiba Qazi

Congratulations to all the winners and participants on your amazing and wonderful LEGO Dream Houses.  

Financing Options For Your Small Business

Together with SCORE, representatives from the Michigan Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED) and TCF Bank will offer insights into the requirements for various types of loans and alternate financing methods at this workshop. Join us Thursday, October 24 from 6:30-7:30 PM. No registration required.

Monster Mash Masquerade

Families with young children can get dressed in their most comfortable costumes and get your dance on! This program is an open dance party for our littlest patrons to get movin' and groovin' with their grownups to some great spooky tunes. After we've danced the monsters away, be ready for a Halloweeny trick-or-treat through the library!

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old, dancing is a great way to have some fun!

[Disco Ball by dichohecho is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

Resume Workshop

Need help putting together a resume? Join us on Saturday, October 12 from 1-2 PM as Preston Banks of Resume Solutions gives tips and advice regarding creating the best resume possible. Registration required.

ApocOlympics- CANCELLED

The countdown to the ApocOlympics begins! In tribute to The Hunger Games and Divergent, CPL announces the ApocOlympics! Test your wits, skills and precision against your peers in a duel to the death. Okay, so not to the death, BUT the winners will get bragging rights AND 2 movie gift certificates that can be used for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire coming to the theaters November 22, 2013. Contests will include Nerf archery, shelter building, survival skill tests and relay races. No experience is necessary. Teens join us Saturday, October 19 from 1-3PM. Registration is required.

October Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Monday, October 2 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Please be prompt.

Intermediate Excel 2010

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel. Join us Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.