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Family Funday Films

Today at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 20th Sun
  • Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Film & Movie

Movies: November 4th- Casablanca, November 18th- Ferdinand, and November 25th- Justice League

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

MLK Birthday Celebrartion

Today at 2pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: January 20th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Holiday

In celebration of Martin Luther King's Birthday, children will hear a story about him and then they will make a movable M.L. King and a cut and fold book about his life.

MLK Birthday Celebrartion on Sunday, January 20 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt Age 8-14

Today at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 20th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Learn some art techniques that build your creative side each week! Create a work of art each session. Register at projectart.org/enroll or at class.

ProjectArt on Sunday, January 20 at 2:00pm

Indian History of Southeastern Michigan

Today at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 20th Sun
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: History

Join us for a fascinating visual presentation of Native American history in our region, from the Paleo Indian era, the coming of the Anishanabe, to the French traders and missionaries of the 1600’s.

Indian History of Southeastern Michigan on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00pm

Movie Matinee

Today at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 20th Sun
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00pm

StorytimeHeadstart and Daycare Outreach

January 22nd at 10:30am
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: January 22nd Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Toddlers, Children
  • Event Category: Storytime
Storytime on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:30am

Basic Computer Skills

January 22nd at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 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, January 22 at 10:30am

Learn Your New Device

January 22nd at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 22nd Tue
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

An introduction to smartphones, tablets and e-readers for users that would like to become more comfortable with their devices. Attendees should bring their own device.

Learn Your New Device on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:00pm

Movie Matinee

January 22nd at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 22nd Tue
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Tuesday, January 22 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions

January 22nd at 3pm
Main Library

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

Requests for one hour 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 Sessions on Tuesday, January 22 at 3:00pm

Homework Help

January 22nd at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 22nd Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Tutoring

Build your learning skills and get homework help. Program provided by Hartmann-Eton Center for Teaching and Learning. Registration required.

Homework Help on Tuesday, January 22 at 4:00pm

Crochet Circle

January 22nd at 6:30pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: January 22nd Tue
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Meet with others who love to crochet or learn a new skill.

Crochet Circle on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

January 23rd at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

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

Introduction to Computers on Wednesday, January 23 at 10:30am

Toddler Story Time

January 23rd at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Storytime is from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Play and snack time is from 11:00 a.m.-Noon Enter through small door near Cass circular drive that opens at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Story Time on Wednesday, January 23 at 10:30am

Introduction to Word 2016 (4 part class)

January 23rd at 11am
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Includes entering and editing text, cut, copy/paste text, format, save and print documents. Students should have a general knowledge of the keyboard and mouse and are expected to attend each class.

Introduction to Word 2016 (4 part class) on Wednesday, January 23 at 11:00am

Book ClubLibrary for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

January 23rd at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Book Club meets 4th Tuesday of the month. Two books are discussed at each meeting. Call or attend to receive a digital copy of the books to be discussed. Light refreshments.

Book Club on Wednesday, January 23 at 1:00pm

Adult Book Club

January 23rd at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday. Call or attend to receive a digital copy of the books. Light refreshments provided. Registration required.

Adult Book Club on Wednesday, January 23 at 1:00pm

Movie Matinee

January 23rd at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Wednesday, January 23 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions

January 23rd at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Requests for one hour 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 Sessions on Wednesday, January 23 at 3:00pm

Cooking Matters

January 23rd at 3pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

A six-week course featuring: Healthy cooking on a budget, Smart shopping ideas, Culinary secrets, Free cookbook & Free groceries. Registration is Required. Commitment to all classes is mandatory.

Cooking Matters on Wednesday, January 23 at 3:00pm

Project Art

January 23rd at 4pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Sign up today for Project Art! Learn from a local artist how to tap into your creativity.

Project Art on Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 5-7

January 23rd at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Join us for an ongoing class in the visual arts for youth ages 5-7.Register at the Reference Desk.

ProjectArt: Kid Edition on Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

January 23rd at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

FREE art classes for kids taught by real artists. Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration required!

ProjectArt on Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00pm

Photography with Bree

January 23rd at 4pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Panoramics, framing and close-ups. Learn these and other techniques in these workshops.

Photography with Bree on Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00pm

Art and TestimonyArtist Lecture with Ana Candioti

January 23rd at 5:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Ana Candioti will discuss her exhibit, the genesis for this particular series of paintings, and her focus on social art. This will also be an opportunity to view the exhibit, as well as ask questions

Art and Testimony on Wednesday, January 23 at 5:30pm

Read to the Librarian

January 24th at 12pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: January 24th Thu
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Storytime

Children and young adults will read a book of their choice to the librarian.

Read to the Librarian on Thursday, January 24 at 12:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

January 24th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 24th Thu
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 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 Sessions on Thursday, January 24 at 3:00pm

Movie Matinee

January 24th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 24th Thu
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Thursday, January 24 at 3:00pm

Introduction to Computers

January 24th at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: January 24th Thu
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Covers the basic parts of a computer, flash drives, saving documents/pictures, printing, mouse usage, keyboarding, an introduction to Microsoft Word, Internet browsing. No computer skills needed.

Introduction to Computers on Thursday, January 24 at 4:00pm

College Portfolio Workshop

January 24th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 24th Thu
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Tutoring

Are you a high school senior or junior? Learn about buidling a college portfolio to make yourself stand out to colleges.

College Portfolio Workshop on Thursday, January 24 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Social Media

January 24th at 5pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: January 24th Thu
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Catch up with old friends, watch family members grow up, follow and participate with current events. Follow entertainers, and athletes from around the world. Learn Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Introduction to Social Media on Thursday, January 24 at 5:00pm

Home Repair and Improvement

January 25th at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 25th Fri
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Tutoring

Learn the telltale signs of home repair scams, unscrupulous contractors, and how to navigate the home improvement process. Presented by MI Attorney General Consumer Education.

Home Repair and Improvement on Friday, January 25 at 12:00pm

Introduction to Snapchat

January 25th at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 25th Fri
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Computers

Snapchat lets you easily talk with friends, view Live Stories from around the world, and explore news. We will create an account and practice snapping.

Introduction to Snapchat on Friday, January 25 at 12:00pm

The DPL Galleria

The DPL Galleria is a community-driven art gallery located within our Popular Library department at Main Library. The main objective of the gallery space is to showcase local artistic talent, whether well-known or virtually unknown. We want to highlight the creative, diverse and talented artists that Detroit has to offer. The best part is that all of our exhibitions are free and open to the public!

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