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Celebrate Chinese New Year

Today 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

Headstart Preschool Storytime Outreach

Today 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

Once Upon a Time… and moreBook Babies

Today 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

Free 2017 Income Tax Preparation

Today at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Tue
  • Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Community

Those with incomes up to $54,000 get free, full service tax help. Appointments only. Call 313-556-1920 to register and learn what documents to bring. More info: accountingaidsociety.org/taxpayers

Free 2017 Income Tax Preparation on Tuesday, February 20 at 2:00pm

One-On-One Computer Sessions

Today at 2:30pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: February 20th Tue
  • Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults, Seniors
  • 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, February 20 at 2:30pm

Weekday Homework Help with DEAC

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 20th Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Tutoring

Get homework help by qualified professionals. Program is sponsored by Detroit Eagles Athletic Club. Register at Reference Desk. Spaces limited.

Weekday Homework Help with DEAC on Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00pm

Art in the Library ProjectArt

Today at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: February 20th Tue
  • 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 Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00pm

Crochet with Nozibele

Today at 6pm
Elmwood Park

  • Location: Elmwood Park
  • Date: February 20th Tue
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Come and crochet with others who love the craft. Bring current projects or just your enthusiasm.

Crochet with Nozibele on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00pm

Once Upon a Time… and moreToddler Time

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 21st Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Toddler Time 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. 18 months--2 yrs.

Once Upon a Time… and more on Wednesday, February 21 at 10:30am

Preschool Storyhour

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 21st Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Infants, Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Join us for stories, fingerplay and songs. December 20 is a Christmas themed storyhour. Walk-ins welcomed!!!

Preschool Storyhour on Wednesday, February 21 at 10:30am

Computer Assistance

Tomorrow at 12:30pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: February 21st Wed
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Have technological questions? Come get one-on-one assistance in getting them answered. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome.

Computer Assistance on Wednesday, February 21 at 12:30pm
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