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Upcoming Events

DPL Movie Nights @ Emagine Theatre

Today 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

Today 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 Microsoft Word

Today 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

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

Today 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

Studio Sessions

Today 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

Today 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

ProjectArtSession C

Today at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 19th 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 19 at 4:00pm

Motor City Tai Chi

Today at 6:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 19th 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 19 at 6:30pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 20th 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 20 at 3:00pm

Introduction to Computers

Tomorrow at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: December 20th 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 20 at 4:00pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 5pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: December 20th Thu
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Film & Movie

Join us for a family movie night! A different movie will be featured on the third Thursday of every month

Movie Matinee on Thursday, December 20 at 5:00pm

Introduction to Social Media

Tomorrow at 5pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 20th 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 20 at 5:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

December 21st at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 21st 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 21 at 3:00pm

College for Creative Studies Art Class

December 22nd at 10am
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: December 22nd Sat
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

For Middle school students with a serious interest in art and strong family support. This workshop continues for the entire school year, helps students prepare their personal art portfolio.

College for Creative Studies Art Class on Saturday, December 22 at 10:00am

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

December 22nd at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 22nd 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 22 at 10:30am

ProjectArtSession A & B

December 22nd at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 22nd 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 22 at 1:00pm

Knit With Us

December 22nd at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 22nd 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 22 at 1:00pm

Adult Book Club

December 22nd at 6pm
Duffield

  • Location: Duffield
  • Date: December 22nd Sat
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

December's selection is: The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry January's selection is: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Join us for a lively discussion.

Adult Book Club on Saturday, December 22 at 6:00pm

Family Funday Films

December 23rd at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 23rd 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 23 at 1:30pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

December 26th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: December 26th 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 26 at 10:30am

Adult Book Club

December 26th at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: December 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, December 26 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions

December 26th at 3pm
Main Library

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

ProjectArtSession C

December 26th at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 26th 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 26 at 4:00pm

Coloring for Adults

December 26th at 5:30pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: December 26th 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 26 at 5:30pm

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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