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Kimmie Horne LIVE!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m

Kimmie Horne kicks off our 2019 Comerica Bank Java & Jazz Series!!!  Kimmie Horne is an International Jazz Vocalist, model, and actress. She is a native Detroiter, descendant of the legendary songstress and actor Lena Horne, and niece of the late great singer/songwriter Cleveland Horne of the “Fantastic Four.”

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Upcoming Events

AARP Tax Aide ProgramBY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: March 20th Wed
  • Time: All Day
  • Age Group: Adults, Seniors
  • Event Category: Business and Finance

FREE tax assistance for low and moderate income persons, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Call 313-481-1707 for an appointment.

AARP Tax Aide Program on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00am

Business CounselingSBDC Business Workshop

Today at 2:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 20th Wed
  • Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Business and Finance

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

Business Counseling on Wednesday, March 20 at 2:30pm

Studio Sessions

Today at 3pm
Main Library

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

Writing a Business Plan

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 20th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Business and Finance

Join Small Business Development Center in discussing the preparation of your business plan.

Writing a Business Plan on Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

Today at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: March 20th 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, March 20 at 4:00pm

Cooking Matters

Today at 4:30pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: March 20th Wed
  • Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

This is a nutrition-education program that teaches you how to prepare delicious meals on a budget! Groceries provided at the end of each class. Must commit to all six sessions. Registration required.

Cooking Matters on Wednesday, March 20 at 4:30pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 5-7

Today at 5:15pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 20th Wed
  • Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
  • 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 Wednesday, March 20 at 5:15pm

Cooking for OneFree Cooking Class

Today at 5:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 20th Wed
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

Learn how to shop for and prepare healthy, delicious foods on a budget. Taught by professional chefs and nutritionists. Free incentives and recipe book. Spaces limited. Sign up at the Reference Desk.

Cooking for One on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:30pm

Read to the Librarian

Tomorrow at 12pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: March 21st Thu
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Storytime

Children and young adults will read a book of their choice to the librarian.

Read to the Librarian on Thursday, March 21 at 12:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

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

Introduction to Computers

Tomorrow at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: March 21st 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, March 21 at 4:00pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 5pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: March 21st 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, March 21 at 5:00pm

Tobin T. Buhk

Tomorrow at 6pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: March 21st Thu
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Author Events

True crime author Tobin Buhk delves into the past of the old Detroit House of Correction, which incarcerated Michigan’s dangerous female inmates, in his presentation "Michigan’s Most Murderous Women".

Tobin T. Buhk on Thursday, March 21 at 6:00pm

Cooking Matters

March 22nd at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: March 22nd Fri
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

Six week course featuring: Healthy cooking on a budget, Smart shopping ideas, Culinary secrets, Free cookbook & Free groceries. Registration is Required. Commitment to all classes is mandatory.

Cooking Matters on Friday, March 22 at 12:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

March 22nd at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 22nd 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, March 22 at 3:00pm

Music Production 101

March 23rd at 12am
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: March 23rd Sat
  • Time: 12:00am - 1:00am
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Music

Learn the music business from writing your song to copyright, publishing, branding and recording. Ten week course. You must pre-register.

Music Production 101 on Saturday, March 23 at 12:00am

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

March 23rd at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 23rd 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 13-18

Studio Sessions on Saturday, March 23 at 10:30am

Storytime

March 23rd at 11am
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: March 23rd Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Children, Parent/Child
  • Event Category: Storytime

Join us for a family story time! Each week will feature a different story and an activity to match.

Storytime on Saturday, March 23 at 11:00am

After School Learning Support

March 23rd at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 23rd 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, March 23 at 11:00am

Wii Game Day

March 23rd at 12pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: March 23rd Sat
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Join us for an afternoon on the Wii! Wii game days will happen on the fourth Saturday of every month.

Wii Game Day on Saturday, March 23 at 12:00pm

Code Club

March 23rd at 1pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: March 23rd Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Come each week to learn a different coding language through fun projects. Must sign up in advance!

Code Club on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00pm

Knit With Us

March 23rd at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 23rd 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, March 23 at 1:00pm

ProjectArtSession A & B

March 23rd at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: March 23rd 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, March 23 at 1:00pm

Yoga Club?

March 23rd at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 23rd 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, March 23 at 1:00pm

Kids Can Code

March 23rd at 2pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: March 23rd Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Teens
  • Event Category: Computers

Explore different coding languages in the library. Practice with Python, Scratch, HTML and SenseHat.

Kids Can Code on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 8-12

March 23rd at 3pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 23rd Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • 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 Saturday, March 23 at 3:00pm

E-Games

March 23rd at 6pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: March 23rd Sat
  • 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 Saturday, March 23 at 6:00pm

Family Funday Films

March 24th at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 24th 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, March 24 at 1:30pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

March 25th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: March 25th 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, March 25 at 10:30am

Introduction to ComputersBeginners

March 25th at 12:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 25th 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, March 25 at 12:30pm

After School Learning Support

March 25th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 25th 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, March 25 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt

March 25th at 4pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: March 25th 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, March 25 at 4:00pm

Knitting and Crocheting Club

March 25th at 4pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: March 25th 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, March 25 at 4:00pm

The DPL Galleria

The DPL Galleria is a community-driven art gallery located within our Popular Library department at Main Library. The main objective of the gallery space is to showcase local artistic talent, whether well-known or virtually unknown. We want to highlight the creative, diverse and talented artists that Detroit has to offer. The best part is that all of our exhibitions are free and open to the public!

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

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

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