Adult Featured Programs

“Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships”

Heartfulness Meditation Online


Heartfulness Meditation Online
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Financial Guidance for Adults


Financial Guidance for Adults
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The Art Experience at thePontiac Public Library


The Art Experience at the
Pontiac Public Library
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Adult Summer Reading 2022


Adult Summer Reading 2022
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Authors EXPO 2022

Authors EXPO 2022
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RJ Spangler Quartet-Jazz Concert


RJ Spangler Quartet-Jazz Concert
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Tribute to the Divas:A Night with Vanessa Carr

Tribute to the Divas:
A Night with Vanessa Carr
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End of Summer Reading Celebration

End of Summer Reading Celebration
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Heartfulness Meditation Online

Mondays (except from holidays), 6-7pm, Zoom: Join us for our returning Heartfulness Meditation program online. The Heartfulness Meditation Program offers a simple set of relaxation and meditation exercises, which when practiced daily, help restore balance in life, manage stress, better your health, and most of all will lead you to inner calm and peace. The relaxation and meditation techniques are taught over free courses: Each class covers both the conceptual framework as well as practical meditation and relaxation sessions (classes last for 1 hour). The entire program will be conducted by certified Heartfulness trainers, who have been meditating and training for several years. The Zoom meeting link follows:

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Financial Guidance for Adults

Saturdays, 02/05, 03/19, 04/02, 05/14, 06/11, 07/09, 4-5pm, Auditorium: The Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union and the Pontiac Public Library present a series of workshops to help adults cope with common financial challenges and learn how to invest. The series schedule follows below:

02/05, 05/14, Saving on Groceries: Delve into strategies to corral your monthly food budget. There is useful information for new and more seasoned shoppers alike.

03/19, 06/11, Boosting your Credit Score: Learn how credit scores are calculated and how to use a credit report as a financial tool. Helpful tips are provided for monitoring and improving your credit score.

04/02, 07/09, Investment Vehicles: Need help starting a conversation about financial planning and the bigger picture? Learn the basics of investing, the concepts of risk and return, plus stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Refreshments will be provided!

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The Art Experience at the Pontiac Public Library

 

Saturdays, 05/28, 06/25, 3-4:30pm, Wednesdays, 07/20, 08/17, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: The Pontiac Public Library collaborates with the Art Experience Organization to offer a series of art classes. The schedule follows below:

 

 

Saturday, 05/28, 3-4:30pm: Beginning Knitting: Join us and explore your creative side by learning how to knit!  Participants will learn the very basic skills including casting on and the knit stitch.  With just these simple skills, you can begin creating your own masterpiece!

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 06/25, 3-4:30pm: Bracelet and Earring Making: Learn the basics of beading! Each participant will create their own bracelet and pair of earrings using beads, wire, and tools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 07/20, 6-7:30: Zentangle Flower Garden Drawing: Bring out the artist within using the Zentangle Method! You will create your own Zentangle Flower Garden using a combination of dots, lines, and patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 08/17, 6-7:30pm: Music and Mixed Media: Enjoy music and art making! Participants will be invited to paint, draw, and collage while listening to music.

 

 

Refreshments will be provided!

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Adult Summer Reading 2022

Saturday, 06/18, 12-5pm, Beanstack: The new Summer Reading challenge, “Oceans of Possibilities”, is here! The challenge will start on June 18 and end on August 20. If you do not have an account on Beanstack, please go ahead and create one by clicking Here! All registered participants will get a goody bag!

The steps:                                                                                                                                                                     Complete the seven steps to earn small prizes:
Step 1: Read one book to win a cordless Mouse and Mouse Pad.
Step 2: Read a second book to win an Amazon Gift Card.
Step 3: Read a third book to win a Starbucks Gift Card.
Step 4: Write a review for the first book you have read to win a Barnes and Noble Gift Card.
Step 5: Write a review for the second book you have read to win an IHOP Gift Card.
Step 6: write a review for the third book you have read to win a Grubhub Gift Card.
Step 7: Read an article about global warming and submit it with your name to our circulation desk (front desk) to win a Subway Gift Card.
You earn raffles based on how many steps you will complete by the end of the Summer Reading Challenge. You can earn seven raffles for the seven steps. The raffles you will earn will be entered for the big prize drawing on August 27, 3pm. There will be five big prizes. You will have to be present for the drawing in order to participate.

Only Pontiac residents can win prizes!

 

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Authors EXPO

Saturday, 06/18, 12-5pm, Main floor of the library: Like every year, we are hosting a number of authors from Southeast Michigan at the same time with our Summer Reading Kick Off. Feel free to roam around the authors’ tables, check their books, and buy signed copies if you wish!

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RJ Spangler Quartet-Jazz Concert

Saturday, 07/23, 5-6pm, Main floor of the library: Join us for an afternoon with live jazz music. The RJ Spangler Quartet is coming to our library after 2 years on Zoom. RJ speaks about the history of Detroit’s Jazz & Blues roots and performs musical examples with an all-star band. The performance covers different decades of Jazz music.

Refreshments will be provided!

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Tribute to the Divas: A Night with Vanessa Carr

Saturday, 08/06, 6-7:30pm, Main Floor of the Library: Join Vanessa Carr on August 6th for A Tribute To The Divas! From Tina Turner to Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston to Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick to Diana Ross, and Aretha Franklin to Linda Ronstadt, get ready for an evening of music that you know and love. They are the greatest female performers of all time, wrapped into one night. Join the Pontiac Library as we celebrate great women in music!

BIO:                                                                                                                                                                               Vanessa Carr is a world-class entertainer, noted for her dynamic musical performances. She is a singer and dancer recognized for her emotional interpretations, humorous renditions, captivating story-telling, and genuine connection to audiences. You may have seen Vanessa kick off Detroit Lions and Tigers games with her rendition of the National Anthem. Vanessa was also a member of the Detroit Pistons House Band and other accomplished and rising Metro Detroit bands – just recently opening for the Jacksons at Detroit Music Weekend. She has shared the stage with Twinkie Clark of The Clark Sisters, as well as Martha Reeves. You may also find Vanessa performing during the holiday season at Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn. Other notable performances include starring as Fantine in Les Miserables and performing on the Detroit Free Press Marathon course. No matter the event, Vanessa’s audiences are charmed as they are taken on a musical journey by this astounding powerhouse singer.

Refreshments will be provided!

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End of Summer Reading Celebration

Saturday, 08/27, 12-2pm, Main floor of the Library: Come to the Pontiac Public Library’s End of Summer Reading Celebration. We will be giving out the drawing prizes for summer reading and you must be present in order to win. There will also be food, games, and so much more. All ages!

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