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Main Library is closed on 2/17/18 and Branches are closed on 2/19/18 to observe President's Day
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Elmwood Park

  • Location: Elmwood Park
  • Date: February 17th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Hidden Figures (Young Reader's Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly. Come and discuss the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space!

Children & Young Adult Book Club on Saturday, February 17 at 3:00pm

ProjectArt

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Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 17th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • 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 Reference Desk.

ProjectArt on Saturday, February 17 at 3:00pm

Bring Your Own Video Games

Today at 4pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: February 17th Sat
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Bring your favorite Xbox One and Wii U/Wii games, or pick from our selection for a session of open play.

Bring Your Own Video Games on Saturday, February 17 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt

Tomorrow at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 18th Sun
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • 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. Ages 4-7.

ProjectArt on Sunday, February 18 at 1:30pm

Martial Arts with Sensei Harris

Tomorrow at 2pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: February 18th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Wellness

Learn some basic Martial Arts self-defense moves with Sensei Harris, a 5th degree black belt instructor. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes.

Martial Arts with Sensei Harris on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm

Candlemaking

Tomorrow at 2pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: February 18th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Make your own candle from scratch, including color and scent.

Candlemaking on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm

Vegan Anyone?Celebrating African American Chefs in the Culinary World

Tomorrow at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 18th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Event Category: Wellness

Join us for a live demonstration from AVC Kitchens! Learn how to easily prepare traditional African American dishes, but with a healthier twist. Sample foods and take home easy-to-follow recipes.

Vegan Anyone? on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm

Hasani and Shelbie AliWinter Author Series

Tomorrow at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 18th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Author Events

Hasani and Shelbie Ali, authors of Fasting: Make Your Love Electric, join us to discuss how fasting can transform your health and your relationship. Mini workshop and book sigining included.

Hasani and Shelbie Ali on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt

Tomorrow at 2:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 18th Sun
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • 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. Ages 8-13.

ProjectArt on Sunday, February 18 at 2:30pm

Art in the Library ProjectArt

February 19th at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: February 19th 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 to bring out the inner artist weekly in 2018 at the Jefferson Branch Library. Please register at: projectart.org/enroll

Art in the Library ProjectArt on Monday, February 19 at 4:00pm

Headstart Preschool Storytime Outreach

February 20th at 10:30am
Monteith

  • Location: Monteith
  • Date: February 20th Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:15am
  • Age Group: Toddlers, Children
  • Event Category: Storytime

Schedule a storytime at your location. Please call (313) 481-1802 at least one week in advance and ask for the Children’s Librarian.

Headstart Preschool Storytime Outreach on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30am

Celebrate Chinese New Year

February 20th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Holiday

Mary Ellen Clark will present an interactive program with stories and activities to engage children of all ages! Enter through small door near Cass circular drive that opens at 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30am

Once Upon a Time… and moreBook Babies

February 20th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Infants
  • Event Category: Storytime

Book Babies at the Library! Storytime is from 10:30 am-11:00 am. Play and snack time is from 11:00 am-Noon. Enter through small door near Cass circular drive that opens at 10:00 am. Birth--18 months.

Once Upon a Time… and more on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30am
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