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Family Funday Films

Today at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: May 20th Sun
  • Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Recreation

Join us for an afternoon of entertaining films for the entire family. This week's film is "Waiting for Superman."

Family Funday Films on Sunday, May 20 at 1:30pm

Sunday Family Fun Day Finale

Today at 1:30pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: May 20th Sun
  • Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Recreation

Join us for our last open Sunday this season! (Don’t worry, we’ll be back on Sundays with fabulous programs for the whole family in October!) Games, Fun, Ice Cream!!

Sunday Family Fun Day Finale on Sunday, May 20 at 1:30pm

Intermediate Computer Skills

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: May 21st Mon
  • Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Intermediate skills for Windows PC’s and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint will be covered.

Intermediate Computer Skills on Monday, May 21 at 10:30am

Meet the Commish!

Tomorrow at 12:15pm
Monteith

  • Location: Monteith
  • Date: May 21st Mon
  • Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Community

Present your neighborhood questions and/or concerns to Commissioner Killeen or his representative.

Meet the Commish! on Monday, May 21 at 12:15pm

Introduction to Computers

Tomorrow at 12:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: May 21st Mon
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Beginners learn how to use the mouse and keyboard for simple tasks. Activities include saving files and getting on the Internet. Registration is required for this 4 week class.

Introduction to Computers on Monday, May 21 at 12:30pm

Art in the Library ProjectArt

Tomorrow at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: May 21st Mon
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

ProjectArt offers the young artist a wide range of activities. No prior art-making experience is required, simply bring your desire to express yourself and art instructors will help you.

Art in the Library ProjectArt on Monday, May 21 at 4:00pm

Computer Classes

Tomorrow at 4:15pm
Monteith

  • Location: Monteith
  • Date: May 21st Mon
  • Time: 4:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Computers

Individual and/or group instruction from the basics to more advanced classes. Call one hour ahead to confirm class attendance!

Computer Classes on Monday, May 21 at 4:15pm

Intergenerational Book Club

Tomorrow at 5pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: May 21st Mon
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

This adult/teen discussion group is open to anyone who enjoys reading a good book. Titles will be selected by the group at this monthly teen/adult club.

Intergenerational Book Club on Monday, May 21 at 5:00pm

One-On-One Computer SessionsBY APPOINTMENT ONLY

May 22nd at 10am
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: May 22nd Tue
  • Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Receive 30 minutes of individual, uninterrupted help with the computer topic of your choice. Focus on a new skill (basic or intermediate level) or work on a special project.

One-On-One Computer Sessions on Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00am

Baby Massage in English

May 22nd at 10am
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: May 22nd Tue
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

Do you want your baby to sleep better, reduce crying and fussiness, improve her/his health, and bond with you? Learn how to give your baby a massage!

Baby Massage in English on Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00am

Basic Computer Skills

May 22nd at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: May 22nd Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn to check spelling and grammar, copy and paste, organize files, and browse the Internet. Introduction to Computers or teacher approval is required. Registration is required for this 4 week class.

Basic Computer Skills on Tuesday, May 22 at 10:30am

Headstart Preschool Outreach

May 22nd at 10:30am
Monteith

  • Location: Monteith
  • Date: May 22nd Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Toddlers, Children
  • Event Category: Storytime

Call for a storytime presentation at your location. Please call at least one week in advance and ask for the Children’s Librarian

Headstart Preschool Outreach on Tuesday, May 22 at 10:30am

Studio Time at HYPE791.4 HYPE Radio

May 22nd at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: May 22nd Tue
  • Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Requests for 30-minute recording sessions are limited to two per day, and confirmed by email. A Detroit Public Library or HYPE card is required. Teens attending must be between the ages of 13-18.

Studio Time at HYPE on Tuesday, May 22 at 3:00pm

Broadcast Boot Camp

May 22nd at 4pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: May 22nd Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Computers

This podcast and video production series will equip you with the basics of content preparation/ development. Get the skills needed to create your own podcast on 791.4 HYPE Radio! Teens 13-18

Broadcast Boot Camp on Tuesday, May 22 at 4:00pm

Sunday Family Fundays

The last Sunday this season is May 20, 2018. The new season will begin on October 7, 2018.

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Sunday Family Fundays

Sunday hours are back. Visit Main, Redford, or Wilder for special family programming on top of our usual services.

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The Library Tour

Free, one-hour tours highlight the history, architecture and art of the Main Library.  Public and private tours are available.

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