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Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Today at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 10:30am - 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 Saturday, April 20 at 10:30am

Adult Book Club

Today at 11am
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

This month’s book is "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Hope you'll join us for another exciting discussion!

Adult Book Club on Saturday, April 20 at 11:00am

Storytime

Today at 11am
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Children, Parent/Child
  • Event Category: Storytime

Join us for a family story time! Each week will feature a different story and an activity to match.

Storytime on Saturday, April 20 at 11:00am

After School Learning Support

Today at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • 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.

After School Learning Support on Saturday, April 20 at 11:00am

Adult Book Club

Today at 1pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join the discussion on a featured book, "Life is Short but Wide" by J. California Cooper. Register at the Reference Desk.

Adult Book Club on Saturday, April 20 at 1:00pm

Code Club

Today at 1pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Come each week to learn a different coding language through fun projects. Must sign up in advance!

Code Club on Saturday, April 20 at 1:00pm

ProjectArtSession A & B

Today at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

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

ProjectArt on Saturday, April 20 at 1:00pm

Yoga Club?

Today at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

We’re interested in starting a yoga club at HYPE. Interested? Check out these classes with instructor Andrew, and tell us what you think. Please be prompt! Limited mats available to borrow for class.

Yoga Club? on Saturday, April 20 at 1:00pm

Knit With Us

Today at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Join the Detroit Knitting & Crochet Club for knitting and conversation. Get your pattern questions answered. All levels are welcome. Please bring your own supplies.

Knit With Us on Saturday, April 20 at 1:00pm

Kids Can Code

Today at 2pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Teens
  • Event Category: Computers

Explore different coding languages in the library. Practice with Python, Scratch, HTML and SenseHat.

Kids Can Code on Saturday, April 20 at 2:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvance

Today at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn how to navigate the Internet. Also learn how to creating, Saving and Opening Computer Files

Introduction to Computers on Saturday, April 20 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 8-12

Today at 3pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 20th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Join us for an ongoing class in the visual arts for youth ages 8-12. Register at Reference Desk.

ProjectArt: Kid Edition on Saturday, April 20 at 3:00pm

Sunday Funday Films

Tomorrow at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 21st Sun
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Film & Movie

April 7, 2019 – He Named Me Malala April 14, 2019 – American Legends April 28, 2019 – Fences

Sunday Funday Films on Sunday, April 21 at 1:30pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

April 22nd at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • 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 Monday, April 22 at 10:30am

Introduction to ComputersBeginners

April 22nd at 12:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • 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 Monday, April 22 at 12:30pm

Knitting and Crocheting Club

April 22nd at 4pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Join our ever-growing group of yarn enthusiasts for a fun time sharing projects and sharing lives.

Knitting and Crocheting Club on Monday, April 22 at 4:00pm

After School Learning Support

April 22nd at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • 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.

After School Learning Support on Monday, April 22 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt

April 22nd at 4pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

FREE Art classes for kids of all ages.

ProjectArt on Monday, April 22 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Teen EditionAges 13-17

April 22nd at 5:15pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Join us for an ongoing class in the visual arts for youth ages 13-17.Register at Reference Desk

ProjectArt: Teen Edition on Monday, April 22 at 5:15pm

Heuristics Men’s Book Club

April 22nd at 6pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

A warm intellectually stimulating environment where all educational levels of men can actively participate in. All are welcome to attend.

Heuristics Men’s Book Club on Monday, April 22 at 6:00pm

aRT in the "D"

April 22nd at 6pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Aspiring artists learn painting and drawing concepts. Local Detroit artist Walter Bailey will offer art classes for adults. Classes are free. Sign up in the branch or call to reserve your spot.

aRT in the "D" on Monday, April 22 at 6:00pm

StorytimeHeadstart and Daycare Outreach

April 23rd at 10:30am
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: April 23rd Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Toddlers, Children
  • Event Category: Storytime
Storytime on Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30am

Basic Computer Skills

April 23rd at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 23rd 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, April 23 at 10:30am

Cyber Seniors

April 23rd at 12pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 23rd Tue
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Seniors
  • Event Category: Computers

Grandparents and seniors 50 and older meet twice a week to learn computer, tablet, and smartphone skills. Pre-registration is required for this 10 week program.

Cyber Seniors on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:00pm

Insurance In Your Golden YearsWhat Seniors Need To Know

April 23rd at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: April 23rd Tue
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Business and Finance

Find out about common insurance products and offers helpful tips and information specific to senior citizens. Presented by Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS).

Insurance In Your Golden Years on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:00pm

Introduction to Computers Beginners

April 23rd at 12:30pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: April 23rd Tue
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

General beginning skills for Windows PC’s and Microsoft Word will be covered

Introduction to Computers on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:30pm

Introduction to Gmail

April 23rd at 2pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 23rd Tue
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:45pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Get the most out of your Google account with Mail, Maps, storage and PLENTY of things to make your life easier!

Introduction to Gmail on Tuesday, April 23 at 2:00pm

Studio Sessions

April 23rd at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 23rd 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, April 23 at 3:00pm

Money Smart for Kids

April 23rd at 4pm
Franklin

  • Location: Franklin
  • Date: April 23rd Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Money Smart

Learn to make your own snacks to save money and get a free book!

Money Smart for Kids on Tuesday, April 23 at 4:00pm

Homework Help

April 23rd at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 23rd 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, April 23 at 4:00pm

Free Violin Classes

April 23rd at 4:15pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 23rd Tue
  • Time: 4:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Music

Learn to play the violin. Instruments are provided & registration and parent participation required.

Free Violin Classes on Tuesday, April 23 at 4:15pm

Crochet Circle

April 23rd at 6:30pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: April 23rd 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, April 23 at 6:30pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

April 24th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: April 24th 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, April 24 at 10:30am

Toddler Story Time

April 24th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 24th 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, April 24 at 10:30am

Adult Book Club

April 24th at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: April 24th 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, April 24 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions

April 24th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 24th 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, April 24 at 3:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

April 24th at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: April 24th 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, April 24 at 4:00pm

Project Art

April 24th at 4pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: April 24th 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, April 24 at 4:00pm

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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Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week (April 7th - 13th) is an exciting opportunity for library supporters and libraries of all types to raise awareness of their value and impact in their communities. Libraries provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.

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