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Studio Time at HYPE791.4 HYPE Radio

Today at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 20th 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 Time at HYPE on Friday, April 20 at 3:00pm

3D Printing at HYPE

Today at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 20th Fri
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Use of the MakerBot is on a first come, first-served basis. Reservations for are highly recommended

3D Printing at HYPE on Friday, April 20 at 3:00pm

College for Creative Studies Art Class

Tomorrow at 10am
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: April 21st Sat
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

For middle schoolers with a serious interest in art and strong family support. Helps students prepare their personal art portfolio and encourages them to apply to Detroit’s high school art programs.

College for Creative Studies Art Class on Saturday, April 21 at 10:00am

Studio Time at HYPE791.4 HYPE Radio

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 21st 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 Time at HYPE on Saturday, April 21 at 10:30am

3D Printing at HYPE

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 21st Sat
  • Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Use of the MakerBot is on a first come, first-served basis. Reservations for are highly recommended

3D Printing at HYPE on Saturday, April 21 at 10:30am

Mobile Technology Workshop Series

Tomorrow at 11am
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: April 21st Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Is it a computer, a phone, or a camera? Is it an Apple or Android? If you are interested in learning more about your mobile device, then this workshop series is for you. Attend one workshop or all.

Mobile Technology Workshop Series on Saturday, April 21 at 11:00am

Martial Arts with Sensei Harris

Tomorrow at 11am
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: April 21st Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Wellness

Learn some basic Martial Arts self-defense moves with Sensei Harris, a 5th degree black belt instructor. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes.

Martial Arts with Sensei Harris on Saturday, April 21 at 11:00am

Progressionista Girls Book Club

Tomorrow at 11am
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: April 21st Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

A book club for girls, ages 8-12, where they meet fantastic women, have fun activities and take a book home to discuss at the next meeting.

Progressionista Girls Book Club on Saturday, April 21 at 11:00am

Project Art for 4-7 yrs.

Tomorrow at 1pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: April 21st Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Project Arts goal is to make sure that the youth in the neighborhood have the opportunities to express themselves creatively and constructively.

Project Art for 4-7 yrs. on Saturday, April 21 at 1:00pm

PULSE: Enchantments in Movement and Nature

Tomorrow at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 21st Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Music

Join us as internationally accomplished flute and piano duo, Tabatha Easley and Tracy Cowden perform a dynamic musical program that pays tribute to the beauty and energy of nature and movement.

PULSE: Enchantments in Movement and Nature on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt Age 4-7

Tomorrow at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 21st 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 or at class.

ProjectArt Age 4-7 on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00pm

Short FilmsFilmmaking Workshop

Tomorrow at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 21st Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

View examples of short films and how to make them in this workshop. Learn how to plan and storyboard how to shoot your ideas. Depending on the group, we can make a group short film or individual ones.

Short Films on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00pm

Aja’s Real Life Financeswith Aja Williams

Tomorrow at 3pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: April 21st Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Business and Finance

Finance guru, Aja Williams, will help teens discover and foster their money mindset, by delving into topics such as saving and budgeting, forms of money and how they function, and credit scores.

Aja’s Real Life Finances on Saturday, April 21 at 3:00pm

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Sunday Family Fundays

Sunday hours are back. Visit Main, Redford, or Wilder for special family programming on top of our usual services.

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