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Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: January 16th 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, January 16 at 10:30am

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: January 16th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include: entering and editing text, saving files, and various

Introduction to Microsoft Word on Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30am

Preschool Storyhour

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: January 16th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Infants, Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Join us for stories, fingerplay and songs. March 21, is an Easter themed storyhour. Walk-ins welcomed!!!

Preschool Storyhour on Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30am

Toddler Story Time

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 16th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

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, January 16 at 10:30am

Introduction to Word 2016 (4 part class)

Tomorrow at 11am
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 16th Wed
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Includes entering and editing text, cut, copy/paste text, format, save and print documents. Students should have a general knowledge of the keyboard and mouse and are expected to attend each class.

Introduction to Word 2016 (4 part class) on Wednesday, January 16 at 11:00am

Studio Sessions

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 16th 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, January 16 at 3:00pm

Cooking Matters

Tomorrow at 3pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: January 16th 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, January 16 at 3:00pm

Project Art

Tomorrow at 4pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: January 16th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Sign up today for Project Art! Learn from a local artist how to tap into your creativity.

Project Art on Wednesday, January 16 at 4:00pm

Hustle with your Child

Tomorrow at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: January 16th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Recreation

Dance instructor, Baraka Johnson will teach you and your child(ren) various hustle moves during this bi-weekly class.

Hustle with your Child on Wednesday, January 16 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 5-7

Tomorrow at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 16th 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, January 16 at 4:00pm

Photography with Bree

Tomorrow at 4pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 16th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Panoramics, framing and close-ups. Learn these and other techniques in these workshops.

Photography with Bree on Wednesday, January 16 at 4:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

Tomorrow at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: January 16th 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, January 16 at 4:00pm

Read to the Librarian

January 17th at 12pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: January 17th 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, January 17 at 12:00pm

Movie Matinee

January 17th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 17th Thu
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Thursday, January 17 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

January 17th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 17th 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, January 17 at 3:00pm

Introduction to Computers

January 17th at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: January 17th 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, January 17 at 4:00pm

College Portfolio Workshop

January 17th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 17th Thu
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Tutoring

Are you a high school senior or junior? Learn about buidling a college portfolio to make yourself stand out to colleges.

College Portfolio Workshop on Thursday, January 17 at 4:00pm

MLK Day Craft

January 17th at 4:30pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: January 17th Thu
  • Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr with this "I Have a Dream" craft.

MLK Day Craft on Thursday, January 17 at 4:30pm

Movie Matinee

January 17th at 5pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: January 17th 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, January 17 at 5:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

January 18th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 18th 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, January 18 at 3:00pm

Movie Matinee

January 18th at 3pm
Douglass

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

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Friday, January 18 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

January 19th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 19th 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, January 19 at 10:30am

Adult Book Club

January 19th at 11am
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join us as we discuss A Second Helping by Beverly Jenkins. The book club meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month from September through May in the Hubbard Auditorium.

Adult Book Club on Saturday, January 19 at 11:00am

After School Learning Support

January 19th at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 19th 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, January 19 at 11:00am

Code Club

January 19th at 1pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: January 19th 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, January 19 at 1:00pm

Knit With Us

January 19th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 19th 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, January 19 at 1:00pm

ProjectArtSession A & B

January 19th at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: January 19th 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, January 19 at 1:00pm

Kids Can Code

January 19th at 2pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: January 19th 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, January 19 at 2:00pm

Anime Club

January 19th at 2:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Watch and learn about different kinds of anime. Enjoy Japanese snacks and fun anime related activities. Sign up at the Reference Desk.

Anime Club on Saturday, January 19 at 2:30pm

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On October 7, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sunday service will resume at Main Library and the Redford and Wilder branches. All regular services are available as well as programming for all ages.

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