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Upcoming Events

DPL Movie Nights @ Emagine Theatre

Today at 10am
Emagine Theatre

  • Location: Emagine Theatre
  • Date: September 26th 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, September 26 at 10:00am

Adult Book Club

Today at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: September 26th 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, September 26 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions

Today at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 26th 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, September 26 at 3:00pm

One-on-One CounselingSBDC Business Workshop

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 26th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Business and Finance

Have a personal one on one consultation with a Small Business Develpment Center representative.

One-on-One Counseling on Wednesday, September 26 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 8-12

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 26th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 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 Wednesday, September 26 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Today at 5:30pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: September 26th Wed
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn basic word processing skills for creating papers, reports, and other documents. This class will focus on how to open, save, format, and print your work. Must have some computer skills.

Introduction to Microsoft Word on Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30pm

Motor City Tai Chi

Today at 6:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 26th 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, September 26 at 6:30pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 27th 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, September 27 at 3:00pm

Introduction to Computers

Tomorrow at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: September 27th 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, September 27 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt

Tomorrow at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: September 27th Thu
  • 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.

ProjectArt on Thursday, September 27 at 4:00pm

Adult Coloring

Tomorrow at 5pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: September 27th Thu
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Get creative at our monthly adults only coloring club. Coloring sheets and materials provided.

Adult Coloring on Thursday, September 27 at 5:00pm

Introduction to Chess

September 28th at 2pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: September 28th Fri
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Mr. Ronald Williams will teach interested children and adults how to play chess or improve their game of chess.

Introduction to Chess on Friday, September 28 at 2:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

September 28th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 28th 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, September 28 at 3:00pm

Anime Club

September 28th at 4pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: September 28th Fri
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Each month will feature a different anime viewing and event. Events may be drawing, learning about anime history, experiencing an element of Japanese culture, and more.

Anime Club on Friday, September 28 at 4:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

September 29th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 29th 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, September 29 at 10:30am

After School Learning Support

September 29th at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 29th 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, September 29 at 11:00am

Open Chess

September 29th at 11:30am
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: September 29th Sat
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Recreation

Want to play or learn to play Chess? Join our open Chess sessions. Our instructor Mr. Ronald Williams is on hand to help or challenge you!

Open Chess on Saturday, September 29 at 11:30am

Anime Club

September 29th at 12pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 29th Sat
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Recreation

Watch and Learn about different kinds of Anime. Learn about Japanese Culture. Help each other to better characterize ourselves, draw, or write. Signup at the Reference Desk.

Anime Club on Saturday, September 29 at 12:00pm

ProjectArt: Kids EditionAges 4-7

September 29th at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: September 29th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • 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: Kids Edition on Saturday, September 29 at 1:00pm

Knit With Us

September 29th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 29th 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, September 29 at 1:00pm

ProjectArt: Kids Edition

September 29th at 2pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: September 29th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Sign up today for Project Art! Learn from a local artist how to tap into your creativity

ProjectArt: Kids Edition on Saturday, September 29 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt: Teen Edition

September 29th at 2pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: September 29th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 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: Teen Edition on Saturday, September 29 at 2:00pm

Back to School SMASH

September 29th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 29th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Community

School is in session, which of you is the teacher? Show your skills in this SMASH tournament.

Back to School SMASH on Saturday, September 29 at 3:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 5-7

September 29th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 29th Sat
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 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 the Reference Desk.

ProjectArt: Kid Edition on Saturday, September 29 at 4:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvance

October 1st at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: October 1st 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, October 1 at 10:30am

Introduction to ComputersBeginners

October 1st at 12:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 1st 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, October 1 at 12:30pm

ProjectArt

October 1st at 4pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: October 1st 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, October 1 at 4:00pm

Knitting and Crocheting Club

October 1st at 4pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: October 1st 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, October 1 at 4:00pm

After School Learning Support

October 1st at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 1st 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, October 1 at 4:00pm

Adult Book Club

October 1st at 6pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: October 1st Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Come for a fun discussion; help select books for future discussions. This month's book: "Sweet Tomorrows" by Debbie Macomber. Get a copy to check out from Redford’s reference desk.

Adult Book Club on Monday, October 1 at 6:00pm

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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Your library card gets you access to books, digital media, programs, and services. Library cards are completely free for Detroiters.

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Book Club in a Bag

Do you love to read books? Are you looking to start your own book club? Explore our Book Club in a Bag program!

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The Library Tour

Free, one-hour tours highlight the history, architecture and art of the Main Library.  Public and private tours are available.

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