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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.”

Upcoming Events

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

Today at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: February 18th 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, February 18 at 10:30am

Movie Matinee

Today at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 18th Mon
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Monday, February 18 at 3:00pm

After School Learning Support

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 18th 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, February 18 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Teen EditionAges 13-17

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 18th Mon
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Join us for an ongoing class in the visual arts for youth ages 13-17.Register at Reference Desk

ProjectArt: Teen Edition on Monday, February 18 at 4:00pm

AARP Tax Aide ProgramBY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Tomorrow at 12am
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 19th Tue
  • Time: 12:00am - 11:59pm
  • 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 Tuesday, February 19 at 12:00am

Basic Computer Skills

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 19th 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, February 19 at 10:30am

StorytimeHeadstart and Daycare Outreach

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: February 19th Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Toddlers, Children
  • Event Category: Storytime
Storytime on Tuesday, February 19 at 10:30am

African American History Week

Tomorrow at 1pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 19th Tue
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: History

Join us during your winter break for a week long tribute to African American History month with movies, crafts, and presentations geared to honor this very special month.

African American History Week on Tuesday, February 19 at 1:00pm

Introduction to Gmail

Tomorrow at 2pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 19th Tue
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:45pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Get the most out of your Google account with Mail, Maps, storage and PLENTY of things to make your life easier!

Introduction to Gmail on Tuesday, February 19 at 2:00pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 19th Tue
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Tuesday, February 19 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 19th 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, February 19 at 3:00pm

Homework Help

Tomorrow at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 19th Tue
  • 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.

Homework Help on Tuesday, February 19 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Tomorrow at 4pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 19th Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn how to enter and edit cells, format a worksheet, save and print a workbook. Participants should have a general knowledge of the keyboard and mouse.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel on Tuesday, February 19 at 4:00pm

Cook Book Club

Tomorrow at 6pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: February 19th 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, February 19 at 6:00pm

Crochet with Nozibele

Tomorrow at 6pm
Elmwood Park

  • Location: Elmwood Park
  • Date: February 19th 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, February 19 at 6:00pm

Introduction to Social Media

Tomorrow at 6pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 19th Tue
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Join us on Tuesday evenings for an intro to using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. Also learn all the ends and outs of YouTube.

Introduction to Social Media on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

February 20th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: February 20th 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, February 20 at 10:30am

Toddler Story Time

February 20th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Storytime is from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Play and snack time is from 11:00 a.m.-Noon Enter through small door near Cass circular drive that opens at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Story Time on Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30am

African American History Week

February 20th at 1pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: History

Join us during your winter break for a week long tribute to African American History month with movies, crafts, and presentations geared to honor this very special month.

African American History Week on Wednesday, February 20 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions

February 20th at 3pm
Main Library

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

Movie Matinee

February 20th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Wednesday, February 20 at 3:00pm

Cooking Matters

February 20th at 3pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

A 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 Wednesday, February 20 at 3:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 5-7

February 20th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • 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 Wednesday, February 20 at 4:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

February 20th at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

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

Writing a Business Plan

February 20th at 4pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

This workshop explains how to write a business plan, including the first steps for creating a business plan draft and examples of effective plans. Registration required, https://sbdcmichigan.org/

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

Movie Matinee

February 20th at 5pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Film & Movie

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Movie Matinee on Wednesday, February 20 at 5:00pm

Chris Wilson

February 20th at 6pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Please join us as we welcome author Chris Wilson who will be sharing his new book, "The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose".

Chris Wilson on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00pm

Alice McAllister Tillman75th Annual Hackley Collection Concert

February 20th at 7pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Concert & Theater

Alice McAllister Tillman is a versatile artist whose experiences have taken her to concert halls and recital stages throughout the United States.

Alice McAllister Tillman on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00pm

African American History Week

February 21st at 1pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 21st Thu
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: History

Join us during your winter break for a week long tribute to African American History month with movies, crafts, and presentations geared to honor this very special month.

African American History Week on Thursday, February 21 at 1:00pm

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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