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Beyond Books At Novi Library

30 EpisodesProduced by Novi LibraryWebsite

Staff from the Novi Library banter about programming, resources, and more topics from Library Land - and yes, books too!Email us at

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Exploring the Christopher Cosmos

June 29th, 2021


We chat with Michigan author Christopher Cosmos about his book Once We Were Here, and he tells us about his inspirations, and shares advice for aspiring storytellers! You'll also hear about some building updates and new …

International Best-Selling and Michigan author Viola Shipman

May 13th, 2021


We chat with International Best-Selling and Local author Viola Shipman who has a new book, The Clover Girls, out next week!  Hear all about the …

Financial Wellness Month

April 30th, 2021


Hillary discusses debt solutions and other financial wellness topics with Financial Coach Jessie Glandon from Embracing Your Means

Teen Mental Health Check-In

March 31st, 2021


Today, we're talking about teen stress. Two Novi High School students join Dana & Hillary for a discussion on eating disorders affecting teens. …

The year ahead, inauguration memes, spirited debates and games

January 31st, 2021


We preview some of what the Library has in store for the year ahead, learn some library lingo, debate some very important topic and Dana tries her hand at trivia program

Own Voices

December 14th, 2020


Do you know what #OwnVoices means? In this episode, Information Services Librarian Katie talks about the movement and how NPL is bringing diverse stories and voices to the forefront! You'll also learn about about some …

Libraries are for Everyone!

December 4th, 2020

  • Emily and Lindsay discuss our Libraries are for Everyone collection
  • We meet Emily 
  • We hear about the Raising a Reader program
  • Lindsay shares …

Social Distance Holiday

November 17th, 2020


Have a socially distanced holiday with help from NPL and other community organizations.

Two new programs and one annual favorite!

October 23rd, 2020


Sarah and Gail introduce two new monthly programs and Katie joins us to discuss one of our annual favorites - Community Reads!!

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October 15th, 2020


We meet Danielle, our newest Information Services Librarian, and discuss voting resources and experiences with Hillary

State Representative Kathy Crawford

September 29th, 2020


We meet State Representative Kathy Crawford and learn about her upbringing, memories of Novi, and lots more!

Get Creative with Mary!

September 10th, 2020


Mary tells us all about her involvement with the Novi Cultural Arts and Advisory Board [CAAB], her creative programs, collections, ebooks and more!

Back to School

August 27th, 2020


Gail, Hillary, and Julie discuss returning to school during COVID-19 and ways the Library can help virtual learners

Library Games

August 5th, 2020


We meet Sarah and hear all about the fun programs she puts on, such as trivia, escape rooms, virtual reality, STEAM programming and more!

Can you …

How to handle statues in Detroit

July 24th, 2020


Historian & Educator Jamon Jordan joins us for a discussion about how to handle historical statues and whether they should be removed. For more …

Virtual Book Club

July 16th, 2020


In this episode, we meet Katie and hear about the Virtual Book Club she's running. We also learn about our SelectReads resource to find your next read, and get another book recommendation

Find more information about our …

COVID Archive

July 7th, 2020


We are creating a collection of reflections on this important historical moment for the Local History Room. We want stories from first responders, …

International Programs and Resources

June 25th, 2020


We meet Shannon our International Services Librarian and hear about her programs, conversation groups, collections and resources. We also learn about …

Teens, TAB, and Student Reps

June 16th, 2020


In this episode we meet Lindsay, our Teen Services Librarian, as well as two student representatives to the Novi Library board. We also get a book recommendation just for teens from a special guest!

Summer Reading

June 8th, 2020


In this episode, Dana tells us about the Friends of the Novi Library, and we meet Kathleen, our Youth Programming Coordinator who tells us all about this year's Summer Reading program! We even brought in a special guest …

STEAM Activities

June 1st, 2020


We meet Kirsten, learn about Vidcode, and explore simple and fun STEAM activities from home


May 26th, 2020


We miss our guests and can't wait to get back. In this episode, Director Julie Farkas discusses the measures we're taking to re-open safely and what …

Lakeshore Lending Library

May 19th, 2020


In this episode, we meet Eva, learn about Raising a Reader program, hear about an exciting project in the works, and get a new book recommendation from Katie!

Finance Edition

May 11th, 2020


David and Hillary discuss investment databases and personal finance e-books. Later, Gail interviews Tom Smith from Ameriprise Financial about managing your money during an economic crisis.

Parenting & Home Schooling

May 5th, 2020


Board Member Tara Michener joins us to discuss strategies and resources to maintain and foster a productive environment for kids

Check out the …

Author Michael Zadoorian

April 30th, 2020


Local author Michael Zadoorian joins us for a chat about his inspirations, past books, and his upcoming book due out May 5th!

Chamber Interview and Recommendation

April 13th, 2020


Updates on social media features, a tour of our Reference USA business resource, we interview a chamber of commerce member, and Katie joins us with a new book recommendation!

Feed the Need

April 7th, 2020


In this episode, we meet Building Monitor Tia-Marie Sanders and hear about all the great efforts Feed the Need is doing

Inform, Inspire, Include!

April 1st, 2020


In this episode, we meet Dana, learn new languages with pronunciator, hear about an exciting effort to help make masks tonight COVID, and explore virtual reality.

Libraries in the time of Corona

March 31st, 2020


Welcome to our podcast! Today, we're chatting about some of our programming challenges in this new, strange time as well as what we're doing working from home and how we are keeping busy

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