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ProjectArt

Today 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

After School Learning Support

Today 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

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Today 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

ProjectArt: Teen EditionAges 13-17

Today at 5:15pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 25th Mon
  • Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
  • 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, March 25 at 5:15pm

Heuristics Men’s Book Club

Today at 6pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 25th Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

A warm intellectually stimulating environment where all educational levels of men can actively participate in. All are welcome to attend.

Heuristics Men’s Book Club on Monday, March 25 at 6:00pm

aRT in the "D"

Today at 6pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: March 25th Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Aspiring artists learn painting and drawing concepts. Local Detroit artist Walter Bailey will offer art classes for adults. Classes are free. Sign up in the branch or call to reserve your spot.

aRT in the "D" on Monday, March 25 at 6:00pm

Basic Computer Skills

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 26th 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, March 26 at 10:30am

StorytimeHeadstart and Daycare Outreach

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: March 26th Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Toddlers, Children
  • Event Category: Storytime
Storytime on Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30am

Cyber Seniors

Tomorrow at 12pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 26th Tue
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Seniors
  • Event Category: Computers

Grandparents and seniors 50 and older meet twice a week to learn computer, tablet, and smartphone skills. Pre-registration is required for this 10 week program.

Cyber Seniors on Tuesday, March 26 at 12:00pm

Introduction to Gmail

Tomorrow at 2pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 26th 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, March 26 at 2:00pm

Women’s History Month Craft

Tomorrow at 3pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: March 26th Tue
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Make your own paper maché astronaut’s helmet to celebrate Sally Ride, the first woman in space.

Women’s History Month Craft on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

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

No-Book-In-Particular Club

Tomorrow at 3pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: March 26th Tue
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Stop by after school to hang out, play games, and talk about whatever book or TV show you've been enjoying recently.

No-Book-In-Particular Club on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:00pm

Homework Help

Tomorrow at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 26th 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, March 26 at 4:00pm

Game Party

Tomorrow at 4:30pm
Franklin

  • Location: Franklin
  • Date: March 26th Tue
  • Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Recreation

Play a great board or card game. Learn a new game or play a favorite. Snacks provided.

Game Party on Tuesday, March 26 at 4:30pm

Crochet Circle

Tomorrow at 6:30pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: March 26th Tue
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Meet with others who love to crochet or learn a new skill.

Crochet Circle on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30pm

AARP Tax Aide ProgramBY APPOINTMENT ONLY

March 27th
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: March 27th 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 27 at 12:00am

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

March 27th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: March 27th 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, March 27 at 10:30am

Toddler Story Time

March 27th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 27th 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, March 27 at 10:30am

Adult Book Club

March 27th at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: March 27th 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, March 27 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions

March 27th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 27th 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 27 at 3:00pm

Art with Ms. Elise

March 27th at 4pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: March 27th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Get creative and express yourself with our after school art classes

Art with Ms. Elise on Wednesday, March 27 at 4:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

March 27th at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: March 27th 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 27 at 4:00pm

Cooking Matters

March 27th at 4:30pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: March 27th 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 27 at 4:30pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 5-7

March 27th at 5:15pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: March 27th 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 27 at 5:15pm

Motor City Tai Chi

March 27th at 6:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 27th 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, March 27 at 6:30pm

Read to the Librarian

March 28th at 12pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: March 28th 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 28 at 12:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

March 28th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 28th 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 28 at 3:00pm

Introduction to Computers

March 28th at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: March 28th 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 28 at 4:00pm

Crochet Circle

March 28th at 6:30pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: March 28th Thu
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Meet with others who love to crochet or learn a new skill.

Crochet Circle on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30pm

Cooking Matters

March 29th at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: March 29th 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 29 at 12:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

March 29th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 29th 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 29 at 3:00pm

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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