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College for Creative Studies Art Class

Today at 10am
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: November 17th 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, November 17 at 10:00am

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Today at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 17th 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, November 17 at 10:30am

Introduction to ComputersBeginners

Today at 10:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: November 17th Sat
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • 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 Saturday, November 17 at 10:30am

National Novel Writing MonthWrite In

Today at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 17th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Writing

Thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. HYPE is your NaNoWriMo Write In destination!

National Novel Writing Month on Saturday, November 17 at 11:00am

Adult Book Discussion

Today at 11am
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: November 17th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

November 18th: “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Gann December 8th: “Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit” by Lila Corwin Berman

Adult Book Discussion on Saturday, November 17 at 11:00am

Adult Book Club

Today at 11am
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: November 17th 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, November 17 at 11:00am

Adult Book Club

Today at 11:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: November 17th Sat
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join us for an entertaining discussion at our Monthly Book Club. This month's book is For Your Love by Beverly Jenkins

Adult Book Club on Saturday, November 17 at 11:30am

The Great DetroitFilm Screening & Discussion

Today at 12pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 17th Sat
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Film & Movie

viewing and discussion with producer, writer, and director Anthony Brogdon. The Great Detroit is an documentary that highlights Detroit’s history, and celebrates the positive attributes of Detroit.

The Great Detroit on Saturday, November 17 at 12:00pm

ProjectArtSession A & B

Today at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: November 17th 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, November 17 at 1:00pm

Knit With Us

Today at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 17th 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, November 17 at 1:00pm

Yoga Club?

Today at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 17th 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, November 17 at 1:00pm

Adult Book Club

Today at 1pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: November 17th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join the discussion on a featured book, "Who Asked You?" by Terry McMillan. Register at the Reference Desk.

Adult Book Club on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvance

Today at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 17th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn how to navigate the Internet. Also learn how to creating, Saving and Opening Computer Files

Introduction to Computers on Saturday, November 17 at 2:00pm

David Baldacci

Tomorrow at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 18th Sun
  • Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

New York Times Bestselling author: David Baldacci. Baldacci will discuss and sign his latest book, "Long Road to Mercy".

David Baldacci on Sunday, November 18 at 1:30pm

Family Funday Films

Tomorrow at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 18th 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, November 18 at 1:30pm

Thanksgiving Craft

Tomorrow at 2pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: November 18th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

“Make and Take" a Thanksgiving Holiday decoration. Adult's make your choice of either a wreath or basket. Kids make a Turkey from Pine cones!

Thanksgiving Craft on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00pm

Cake Decorating

Tomorrow at 2pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: November 18th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Recreation

Want to learn how to decorate a cake? Beginners will learn the basics of using piping bags and decorating techniques. Registration for this class is currently full. Please register for next year class

Cake Decorating on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

November 19th at 10:30am
Chase

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

Introduction to ComputersBeginners

November 19th at 12:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: November 19th 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, November 19 at 12:30pm

Knitting and Crocheting Club

November 19th at 4pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: November 19th 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, November 19 at 4:00pm

Intergenerational Book Club

November 19th at 5pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: November 19th 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, November 19 at 5:00pm

E-Games

November 19th at 6pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: November 19th 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, November 19 at 6:00pm

Basic Computer Skills

November 20th at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: November 20th Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn to check spelling and grammar, copy and paste, organize files, and browse the Internet. Introduction to Computers or teacher approval is required. Registration is required for this 4 week class.

Basic Computer Skills on Tuesday, November 20 at 10:30am

STEAM Saturdays

November 20th at 2pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: November 20th Tue
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Computers

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math – Join us for fun afternoon experiments.

STEAM Saturdays on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00pm

Studio Sessions

November 20th at 3pm
Main Library

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

MSU Teen Cooking Classes

November 20th at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: November 20th Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Teen Cuisine is a hands-on cooking program that teaches students in grades 6-12 important life skills for eating smart, which will stay with them as they grow into adults.

MSU Teen Cooking Classes on Tuesday, November 20 at 4:00pm

Cook Book Club

November 20th at 6pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: November 20th 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, November 20 at 6:00pm

Crochet with Nozibele

November 20th at 6pm
Elmwood Park

  • Location: Elmwood Park
  • Date: November 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, November 20 at 6:00pm

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

November 21st at 10:30am
Conely

  • Location: Conely
  • Date: November 21st Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Students will learn basic functions of this program to create presentations, including adding graphics and multimedia. Students will also learn the various printing options for their presentations.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint on Wednesday, November 21 at 10:30am

Introduction to Microsoft Word

November 21st at 10:30am
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: November 21st 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, November 21 at 10:30am

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

November 21st at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: November 21st 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, November 21 at 10:30am

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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