Adult Featured Programs

“Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships”

Heartfulness Meditation Online

Heartfulness Meditation Online
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Adult Summer Reading 2022

Adult Summer Reading 2022
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End of Summer Reading 2022Community Fair


End of Summer Reading 2022
Community Fair
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The Art Experience at thePontiac Public Library


The Art Experience at the
Pontiac Public Library
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Financial Guidance for Adults


Financial Guidance for Adults
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Modern Women's Self-Defense Seminar


Modern Women’s Self-Defense Seminar
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Wine and Jazz


Wine and Jazz
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RJ Spangler Quartet-Jazz Concert


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

A Tribute to the Divas and Christmas: A Night with Vanessa Carr
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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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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 13. If you do not have an account on Beanstack, please go ahead and create one at pontiac.beanstack.org.

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 a Gift Card.
Step 3: Read a third book to a Gift Card.
Step 4: Write a review for the first book you have read to win a Gift Card.
Step 5: Write a review for the second book you have read to win a Gift Card.
Step 6: Write a review for the third book you have read to win a 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 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 20. There will be five big prizes. You will have to be present for the drawing in order to participate.
For registering in this year’s program you will receive a Gift Card.

Only Pontiac residents can win prizes!

 

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End of Summer Reading 2022 Community Fair

Saturday, 08/20, 12-4pm, On the Library property: 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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The Art Experience at the Pontiac Public Library

 

Wednesdays, 08/17, 09/14, 10/26, 11/09, 12/07, 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:

 

 

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.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Wednesday, 09/14, 6-7:30pm: Drawing Mandalas: Learn about practicing the mindful, guided process of making mandalas. This step-by-step process will help you to create your own beautiful hand-drawn mandala.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 10/26, 6-7:30pm: Weaving a Dream Catcher: Learn to weave an 8 inch dream catcher. Traditionally dream catchers were used to protect us from bad dreams while we slumber. We will use fabric, feathers, beads, and floral accents to create a unique piece.

 

                                                                    

                                                                 

 

Wednesday, 11/09, 6-7:30pm: 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!

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 12/07, 6-7:30pm: Holiday Gnomes: Create your own holiday gnome! These no-sew gnomes are made using rice, socks, fabrics, and embellishments!

 

 

 

 

Refreshments will be provided!

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Financial Guidance for Adults

Saturdays, 10/01, 11/12, 12/10, 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:

10/01, 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.

11/12, How to Spot a Scam: Learn about common frauds and tactics used by scammers. Learn how to recognize the red flags and keep your personal information safe.

12/10, 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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Modern Women’s Self-Defense Seminar

Saturdays, 09/17, 10/29, 11/26, 3:30-5pm, Auditorium: Discover your inner warrior! Please join us for an informative seminar to give you techniques to protect yourself from danger. Representative of the Metro Michigan Shotokan Karate school, Andrea Moon (4th Degree Black Belt), will teach you a variety of tried and true techniques to defend yourself. Participants will work with partners as attacker and defender to learn a variety of self-defense techniques. At the completion of the seminar, you will receive a written hand-out that includes a review of all techniques covered during the seminar. With these instructions, you will be able to practice the exercises presented at the seminar. Please wear loose fitting clothing, no jewelry, hair tied back. We will work in bare feet in order to stay safe when practicing foot/leg techniques.

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Wine and Jazz

Saturday, 12/16, 4:30-5:15pm, Main floor of the library: Visit our library for wine tasting followed by jazz and Christmas tunes. The wine tasting will take place before our Jazz concert with RJ Spangler Quartet.

8oz maximum consumption, 1oz per wine shot!

Requirement: 21 years of age and up with ID only!

Preregistration is required (up to a day prior to the event). Preregister HERE!

 

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RJ Spangler Quartet-Jazz Concert

Friday, 12/16, 5:30-7pm, Main floor of the library: Join us for an afternoon with live jazz and Christmas 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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A Tribute to the Divas and Christmas: A Night with Vanessa Carr

Monday, 12/12, 5:30-7pm, Main Floor of the Library: Join Vanessa Carr on December 12th for a repeat of the  “Tribute To The Divas”, mixed with Christmas songs! 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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