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Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 13th 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, December 13 at 5:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 14th Fri
  • 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 Friday, December 14 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

December 15th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 15th 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 13-1

Studio Sessions on Saturday, December 15 at 10:30am

Adult Book Club

December 15th at 11am
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: December 15th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join us as we discuss A Second Helping by Beverly Jenkins. The book club meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month from September through May in the Hubbard Auditorium.

Adult Book Club on Saturday, December 15 at 11:00am

Yoga Club?

December 15th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 15th 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, December 15 at 1:00pm

Knit With Us

December 15th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 15th 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, December 15 at 1:00pm

ProjectArtSession A & B

December 15th at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 15th 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, December 15 at 1:00pm

Holiday Craft

December 15th at 2pm
Conely

  • Location: Conely
  • Date: December 15th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Make a "2018" Snowman for tree, window, refrigerator or wherever. Enjoy Snowmen Sugar Cookies.

Holiday Craft on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00pm

Thanksgiving Craft

December 15th at 2pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: December 15th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Come on out and go all out, as you make a special ornament to adorn that special tree.

Thanksgiving Craft on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt Age 4-7

December 15th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 15th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • 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 or at class.

ProjectArt on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00pm

Tween Book Club

December 15th at 3pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: December 15th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Tweens
  • Event Category: Block Clubs

Tweens will gather to have snacks and discuss: "The Lifters" by Dave Eggers

Tween Book Club on Saturday, December 15 at 3:00pm

Project ArtTeen Edition

December 15th at 3:30pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: December 15th Sat
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • 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 Saturday, December 15 at 3:30pm

Family Funday Films

December 16th at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 16th 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, December 16 at 1:30pm

ProjectArt Age 8-14

December 16th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 16th 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, December 16 at 2:00pm

Jingle All The WayHoliday Show

December 16th at 2pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: December 16th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Recreation

Mary Ellen Clark will put you in the holiday spirit with magic, puppetry and song.

Jingle All The Way on Sunday, December 16 at 2:00pm

Dennis W. Archer

December 16th at 2:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 16th Sun
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

A celebrated attorney, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, two-term Mayor of Detroit, President of the American Bar Association, will discuss his autobiography, "Let the Future Begin".

Dennis W. Archer on Sunday, December 16 at 2:30pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

December 17th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: December 17th 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, December 17 at 10:30am

Knitting and Crocheting Club

December 17th at 4pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: December 17th 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, December 17 at 4:00pm

Intergenerational Book Club

December 17th at 5pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: December 17th 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, December 17 at 5:00pm

E-Games

December 17th at 6pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: December 17th Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Get your game on at the library! Play video games with friends and family!

E-Games on Monday, December 17 at 6:00pm

Studio Sessions

December 18th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 18th 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, December 18 at 3:00pm

Cook Book Club

December 18th at 6pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 18th Tue
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:45pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Do you like to cook and are you addicted to cookbooks?? If so then this club is for you. This is a new club, join us and together we will develop its direction.

Cook Book Club on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00pm

DPL Movie Nights @ Emagine Theatre

December 19th at 10am
Emagine Theatre

  • Location: Emagine Theatre
  • Date: December 19th Wed
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm
  • Event Category: Recreation

Show your Detroit Public Library card to pay $8 for one movie ticket and small popcorn for you and guests! DPL Movie Nights are hosted at all Emagine Theatre locations in Southeast Michigan.

DPL Movie Nights @ Emagine Theatre on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:00am

Preschool Storyhour

December 19th at 10:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: December 19th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Infants, Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Join us for stories, fingerplay and songs. March 21, is an Easter themed storyhour. Walk-ins welcomed!!!

Preschool Storyhour on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:30am

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

December 19th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: December 19th 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, December 19 at 10:30am

Introduction to Microsoft Word

December 19th at 10:30am
Conely

  • Location: Conely
  • Date: December 19th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include: entering and editing text, saving files, and various

Introduction to Microsoft Word on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:30am

Studio Sessions

December 19th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 19th 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, December 19 at 3:00pm

Hustle with your Child

December 19th at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: December 19th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Recreation

Dance instructor, Baraka Johnson will teach you and your child(ren) various hustle moves during this bi-weekly class.

Hustle with your Child on Wednesday, December 19 at 4:00pm

Sunday Family Fundays!

On October 7, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sunday service will resume at Main Library and the Redford and Wilder branches. All regular services are available as well as programming for all ages.

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