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Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 23rd Fri
  • Time: 11:00am - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

We get it, sometimes you just want to kick back and watch movies all day. Today’s the day for a movie marathon. Bring your friends, we’re bringing popcorn.

Movie Marathon on Friday, February 23 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

Tomorrow at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • 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 Saturday, February 24 at 11:00am

Cover Letters, Resumes and Applications – OMG!

Tomorrow at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Job Skills

Bring pertinent information to create the rough drafts of your cover letter/ resume such as: contact info, school addresses and a list of extracurricular activities. High school juniors/seniors.

Cover Letters, Resumes and Applications – OMG! on Saturday, February 24 at 11:00am

Chaney Book Club

Tomorrow at 11:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join us for lively discussion at our Monthly Book Club. This month's book is Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Chaney Book Club on Saturday, February 24 at 11:30am

Chill Out and Color!

Tomorrow at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:45pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Adults have been taking all the fun. But they aren’t invited to this coloring extravaganza. Winter Break is almost over and it’s time to hang out with friends, eat snacks, chill out and just color!

Chill Out and Color! on Saturday, February 24 at 1:00pm

Detroit Knitting & Crochet Club

Tomorrow at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Join the Detroit Knitting & Crochet Club for knitting and conversation. All levels are welcome. Please bring your own supplies.

Detroit Knitting & Crochet Club on Saturday, February 24 at 1:00pm

ProjectArt

Tomorrow at 1pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Ages 4-7. “ProjectArt transforms the nation’s public Libraries into vital cultural hubs by offering youth year-round visual art classes."

ProjectArt on Saturday, February 24 at 1:00pm

Book Club With a Twist

Tomorrow at 1pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join the Knapp Branch Book Club With a Twist as we discuss the book of the month and create an art project. Please register with the Children’s Librarian. 8-13 years.

Book Club With a Twist on Saturday, February 24 at 1:00pm

ProjectArt

Tomorrow at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th 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. Ages 4-7.

ProjectArt on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00pm

African American Quilting in the Detroit CommunityCelebrate African American History Month!

Tomorrow at 2pm
Duffield

  • Location: Duffield
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Shirley Phillips-Horne of the Great Lakes African American Quilters' Network will discuss the heritage and history of quilting in the African American community. There will be a few quilts on display.

African American Quilting in the Detroit Community on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt

Tomorrow at 2pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Ages 8-12. “ProjectArt transforms the nation’s public Libraries into vital cultural hubs by offering youth year-round visual art classes."

ProjectArt on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00pm

Anime Club

Tomorrow at 2pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • 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 Saturday, February 24 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt

Tomorrow at 3pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • 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 Reference Desk.

ProjectArt on Saturday, February 24 at 3:00pm

Campbell Branch Adult Book Discussion Group

Tomorrow at 3pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join us for a lively discussion about the selected book. We are accepting suggestions for future books in Spanish or English. Please contact a librarian for this month's title. Light refreshments.

Campbell Branch Adult Book Discussion Group on Saturday, February 24 at 3:00pm

Plush Pad Pro

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:45pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Computers

Plush Pad Pro: Put yourself in control. With Adafruit FLORA and conductive fabric, sew a fully functional video game controller that can handle the most intense of game sessions.

Plush Pad Pro on Saturday, February 24 at 3:00pm

Family Reading and Science University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Science

How Humans Change the Earth will look at all the ways that human activity changes our planet. We will look at habitat and climate changes and also the many physical artifacts of our activities.

Family Reading and Science on Saturday, February 24 at 3:00pm
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