Adult Services Featured Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
Tuesdays, 08/08, 08/15, 08/22, 08/29, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: 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 1.5 hours). As classes progress, we add other techniques to help you go into a deep meditative state, faster. Ideally, all participants may register for all six sessions. Participants will be meditating in chairs. Those wishing to meditate while sitting on the floor may bring their own floor cushions. The entire program will be conducted by certified Heartfulness trainers, who have been meditating and training for several years.
Friday Movies at the Library
Come watch a movie at the library on a Friday afternoon!
Fridays, 2:30-5pm, Auditorium:
- September 15: The Liberator
- November 3: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
- December 1: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Summer Empowerment Women Series
Thursdays, 06/29, 07/27, 08/24, 5-6pm, Auditorium: Financial Professional Marcella A. Evans conducts education seminars regarding Women Wealth and Wisdom. Ms. Evans presents this series of seminars to help women enhance their knowledge about financial issues and strategies, especially considering recent market events.
06/29: Financial Strategies 101: Making the Most of Your Money Workshop objectives:
Get started on smart financial management by:
• Setting goals
• Paying yourself first
• Keeping emergency reserves
• Using company retirement plans
07/27: Women’s Financial Beliefs Workshop for Women:
Get the truth behind these and other common misconceptions:
• A 401(k) is all the retirement planning I need to do right now
• I don’t have to take care of the family finances, my spouse does
• Investing is only for risk-takers
• Estate strategies are only for the wealthy
08/24: Informed Women Know More Workshop
Women generally save less money for retirement than men, even though they live longer and will likely face retirement alone. In this seminar, women explore seven strategies that will help them address the unique financial challenges they face. Also, women will get help with breaking down their goals into small, manageable steps, so they can understand the available options, make informed decisions, and take action toward a more secure future.
Breast Cancer Education
09/08, 3-4pm, Auditorium: Alicia Tollefson, am a Breast Health Educator for McLaren Oakland Foundation, will give a presentation that will include information about breast cancer prevention, detection, and the services and assistance that McLaren has available.
Library Financial Education Series
Mondays, 09/18, 11/06, 6-7:30pm, Auditorium: The Pontiac Public Library and the Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy present the “Library Financial Education Series”. This is a series of 90-minute courses, designed to help people of all stages in life to make the right financial decisions. There is no fee for attending the courses. Necessary materials will be provided.
Registration is required. You can register online, on the phone or at the adult reference desk. Cygnet will cancel classes with less than five (5) participants!
Wednesday, 09/18, 6-7:30pm: Social Security: What claiming options are available? How are benefits taxed? Learn what survivor and retirement benefits are available to your family. Learn why you may want to collect early - or not.
Wednesday, 11/06, 6-7:30pm: Learn How to Pay Your Mortgage Earlier: There are other ways to pay off your house earlier than just refinancing. Find out what your options are and also discuss techniques for managing your credit.
Saturday, 09/23, 3-5pm, Auditorium:
Jolyn from BargainstoBounty.com (a free Michigan money-saving resource) will join us to share the best ways to save the most with coupons at area grocery stores through strategic shopping. You’ll also learn how to find and organize coupons, understand the anatomy of coupons, stretch your money without coupons and more. It’s not that hard to lower your grocery budget-learn the tricks!
Phil Hale Trio-Jazz Concert
Saturday, 10/21, 3-4pm, Auditorium or outdoors (weather permitting): Come to our library for an afternoon with live Jazz music.
Information is coming soon!
Meet The Author: Diana Carter
Saturday, 11/18, 11:00am-12:30pm, Auditorium: Come to our library to meet author Diana Carter presenting her book: “In the Name of Justice: The Erica Blackstone Chronicles”. You will be able to purchase a signed copy of her book.
A picture of the book's front cover is coming soon!
PHOTO/VIDEO USE - The Pontiac Public Library reserves the right, under federal, state and local law, to use photographs and video taken at library events for reproduction on the library's website or in other official library publications and displays, including but not limited to print or online, without consideration or compensation. The Library reserves the right to crop or treat the photographs/video at its discretion. Full names will not be used unless participants express their desire to be identified.