Menu

Pontiac, MI

Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located near Metro Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 59,515. It is the county seat of Oakland County, and about 12 miles (19 km) north and slightly west of the Detroit city limits. Founded in 1818, Pontiac is notably the first European-American organized settlement of a town within the interior of Michigan, with the exception of Dearborn, Michigan, which is in close proximity to Detroit. It was named after Pontiac, a war chief of the Ottawa people, who had occupied that area before the European settlers. The city achieved its widest reputation for its General Motors automobile manufacturing plants of the 20th century, which were the basis of its economy and contributed to the wealth of the region. These included Fisher Body, Pontiac East Assembly (a.k.a. Truck & Coach/Bus), which manufactured GMC products, and the Pontiac Motor Division. In the city's heyday, this was the primary automobile assembly plant where the famed Pontiac cars were produced and was named after the city (the Pontiac name was discontinued by General Motors in 2010). The city of Pontiac also was home to Oakland Motor Car Company, which was acquired by General Motors in 1909.

Sunday, April 22nd 2018

11:00am
Earth Day - Downtown Pontiac Spring Cleaning!

We're celebrating Earth Day over a 2-day weekend with a number of our community partners! On Sunday, April 22 (Day 2), we'll be gathering in Downtown Pontiac for…

Main Street Pontiac
31 N. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342, Use entrance off Lawrence St.
6:00pm
Happy Coast Earth Day Bash

Happy Coast, Feral Ground, and JK&WTS come together for the love of the Earth on our Mother's birthday! Happy Coast is a cruelty free, plant based mushroom compost soil &…

Happy Coast
47 N. Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI 48342

Monday, April 23rd 2018

10:30am
PIWI Play Group 0-2 Years Old

Join us for a FREE playgroup! Your relationship with your child is critical for early development. We will provide a developmentally supportive environment with opportunities for parent/child play, expanding on…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room
6:00pm
Adult Coloring

Come color intricate designs with colored pencils and fine markers. Adult Coloring is a trendy new way to settle your mind and de-stress.

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Auditorium
6:30pm
Monday Night Story Time

Children of all ages are welcome. Come join us and special guests as we share a story. Children can also pick their own story and we will read it together…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room

Tuesday, April 24th 2018

6:00pm
Library Financial Education Series Money Smart Week: 9 Criteria for 401k Rollovers

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…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Auditorium

Wednesday, April 25th 2018

5:00pm
Microsoft Word Basics

This class will provide knowledge on Microsoft Word's basic functions, including the ribbon, templates, and printing.

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Lab

Thursday, April 26th 2018

6:00pm
Family Karaoke Nights

Come sing with us in the Auditorium. Our Karaoke program is open to all ages!

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Auditorium
6:30pm
Thursday Night Story Time

Join us as we celebrate the seasons in this monthly holiday-themed story series. December will be about holidays and what is the message for the holiday season; January will be…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room

Friday, April 27th 2018

10:30am
Getting Ready to Read Story Time

(For Infants and Toddlers!) Get your child ready by doing these pre-reading activities that the very young love! We’ll do finger plays and sing nursery rhymes and simple songs for…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room
7:00pm
2018 Wine Tasting Fundraiser for JDRF

Please join us for a fun evening of wine tasting, appetizers and cocktails as we raise money for JDRF (Type 1 Diabetes.)  A Certified Sommelier from Woodbury Wine will guide us…

Women In The Neighborhood (WIN)
31 North Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342

Saturday, April 28th 2018

11:00am
Smooth Operator

Come learn about smoothies, juices and how to turn those fruits and vegetables into delicious and healthy drinks! Great for weight loss, detoxing, energy boost and a clear mind! Ingredients provided,…

Sprout Fresh Food Store
580 W Huron Street, Pontiac, MI 48341
Event Series
11:00am
A Saturday Matinee

The Walton Charter Academy presents "A Saturday Matinee" at the Pontiac Public Library for ages 5-14. The Movie presented is "Coco". Craft at 11:00am Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks will…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Auditorium
1:00pm
Lego & Roblox Club

Come to the library and play Roblox or join us as we build our own Lego creations. Weekly themes and special Lego challenge events are a fun part of this…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room

Sunday, April 29th 2018

All Day
Closed!

Closed!

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Event Series

Monday, April 30th 2018

10:30am
PIWI Play Group 0-2 Years Old

Join us for a FREE playgroup! Your relationship with your child is critical for early development. We will provide a developmentally supportive environment with opportunities for parent/child play, expanding on…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room
6:30pm
Monday Night Story Time

Children of all ages are welcome. Come join us and special guests as we share a story. Children can also pick their own story and we will read it together…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

5:00pm
Computer Basics

Learn the basics on how to use a computer.

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Lab
5:30pm
Free Professional Training for Daycare Staff

Free required training for your Day Care staff at the library in two-hour sessions! Certificates will be awarded at the end of each two-hour session. Registration is recommended! 02/07: Playroom Material…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Auditorium

Thursday, May 3rd 2018

6:30pm
Thursday Night Story Time

Join us as we celebrate the seasons in this monthly holiday-themed story series. December will be about holidays and what is the message for the holiday season; January will be…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Youth Room

Friday, May 4th 2018

12:00pm
Computers for Beginners

This is a beginners level class on how to use a computer, which includes the use of the mouse, the desktop, windows, and how to manage files and folders using…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Computer Lab
3:00pm
Cinco de Mayo

Come to our library to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and break the Piñata.

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Auditorium
4:00pm
Music of the West African Kora with Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul…

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342, Auditorium
4:00pm
epiphany studios Spring Show & Sale

Experience the art of glassblowing at the epiphany studios annual Spring Open Studio Friday, May 4 4-8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday, May 5/6 noon-6 p.m. World renowned glass artist April Wagner…

Epiphany Studios
770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
Event Series
4:00pm
Roasted Vegetable Medley - Taste Testing at Sprout!

Michigan Harvest of the Month programming along with the Oakland County Health Division and SNAP-Ed are providing summer taste tests at Sprout Fresh Food Store! Come try new things, get recipes,…

Sprout Fresh Food Store
580 W Huron Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
5:00pm
Pontiac Arts & Culture Crawl

A free, pedestrian-friendly event for arts and culture lovers of all ages! Showcasing Pontiac's dynamic pool of creative talent, along with local businesses and venues on Saginaw, Huron, Lawrence, and…

Pontiac Arts Commission
47 N. Saginaw Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
6:30pm
Heart of Baldwin Gala 2018

Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us. For the price of a ticket, enjoy the pre-Derby theme with hats and bowties, live music, food from several restaurants, drinks,…

The Baldwin Center
One Lafayette, Pontiac, MI 48342, Grande Ballroom

Saturday, May 5th 2018

12:00pm
epiphany studios Spring Show & Sale

Experience the art of glassblowing at the epiphany studios annual Spring Open Studio Friday, May 4 4-8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday, May 5/6 noon-6 p.m. World renowned glass artist April Wagner…

Epiphany Studios
770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
Event Series

Sunday, May 6th 2018

All Day
Closed!

Closed!

Pontiac Public Library
60 East Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Event Series
12:00pm
epiphany studios Spring Show & Sale

Experience the art of glassblowing at the epiphany studios annual Spring Open Studio Friday, May 4 4-8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday, May 5/6 noon-6 p.m. World renowned glass artist April Wagner…

Epiphany Studios
770 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
Event Series