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Studio Sessions

Today at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 11th 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 11 at 3:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: December 12th 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 12 at 10:30am

Nifty Knitters

Tomorrow at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: December 12th Wed
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Nifty Knitters meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Learn to knit on a loom and enjoy knitting with others. Supplies are provided or bring your own. Registration required.

Nifty Knitters on Wednesday, December 12 at 12:00pm

Studio Sessions

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 12th 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 12 at 3:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

Tomorrow at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 12th 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, December 12 at 4:00pm

Project Art

Tomorrow at 4pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: December 12th 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, December 12 at 4:00pm

Coloring for Adults

Tomorrow at 5:30pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: December 12th Wed
  • Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Recreation

No longer just for kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness.

Coloring for Adults on Wednesday, December 12 at 5:30pm

Motor City Tai Chi

Tomorrow at 6:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 12th Wed
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Wellness

Please join this class to learn about the benefits of Tai Chi! At the end of the class, you will experience improved concentration, increased self-confidence, improved heath & coordination.

Motor City Tai Chi on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30pm

The Library Tour

December 13th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 13th Thu
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Tours

This free, docent-led tour highlights the history, art and architecture of Detroit's acclaimed Main Library.

The Library Tour on Thursday, December 13 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

December 13th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 13th 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, December 13 at 3:00pm

Introduction to Computers

December 13th at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: December 13th 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, December 13 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Social Media

December 13th at 5pm
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

December 14th 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

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

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

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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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