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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

Black Bottom Street View Exhibit

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Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 16th Sat
  • Time: 12:00am - 11:59pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Exhibit

Please join us for the opening of the Black Bottom Street View exhibit at the Detroit Public Library's Main Branch and explore the streets via a photographic re-creation of the neighborhood.

Black Bottom Street View Exhibit on Saturday, February 16 at 12:00am

Introduction to ComputersBeginners

Today at 10:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 16th Sat
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • 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 Saturday, February 16 at 10:30am

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Today at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 10:30am

Free Beginner Golf Classes

Today at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 16th Sat
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Learn golf fundamentals and how to put with Swing4Dreams. Equipment and instruction materials are provided. Register at reference desk

Free Beginner Golf Classes on Saturday, February 16 at 10:30am

After School Learning Support

Today at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 11:00am

Storytime

Today at 11am
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 11:00am

Adult Book Club

Today at 11am
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: February 16th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

This month’s book is "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Hope you'll join us for another exciting discussion!

Adult Book Club on Saturday, February 16 at 11:00am

Knit With Us

Today at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 1:00pm

ProjectArtSession A & B

Today at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 1:00pm

Adult Book Club

Today at 1pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 16th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join the discussion on a featured book, "Life is Short but Wide" by J. California Cooper. Register at the Reference Desk.

Adult Book Club on Saturday, February 16 at 1:00pm

Code Club

Today at 1pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 1:00pm

41st Annual Albert H. Mallory Sr. Famous Black Heroes Oratorical Essay Contest

Today at 1pm
Duffield

  • Location: Duffield
  • Date: February 16th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Writing

The focus for this year's contest is Black Politicians and Civic Leaders from 1865 - 1949. Contest entry forms are available at the branch and need to be submitted by February 8.

41st Annual Albert H. Mallory Sr. Famous Black Heroes Oratorical Essay Contest on Saturday, February 16 at 1:00pm

Kids Can Code

Today at 2pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 2:00pm

Anime Club

Today at 2:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 2:30pm

Teen Book Club

Today at 3pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: February 16th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • 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.

Teen Book Club on Saturday, February 16 at 3:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 8-12

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 16th Sat
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 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, February 16 at 4:00pm

Family Funday Films

Tomorrow at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 17th 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, February 17 at 1:30pm

Ivory D. WilliamsAfrican Storytelling

Tomorrow at 2pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: February 17th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Ivory tell his stories with humor, wit and fun, spreading positive messages using the ancient art of oral African storytelling. His presentations are highly interactive, entertaining and educational.

Ivory D. Williams on Sunday, February 17 at 2:00pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 3pm
Douglass

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

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Sunday, February 17 at 3:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

February 18th 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

February 18th 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

ProjectArt: Teen EditionAges 13-17

February 18th 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

After School Learning Support

February 18th 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

Knitting and Crocheting Club

February 18th at 4pm
Redford

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

AARP Tax Aide ProgramBY APPOINTMENT ONLY

February 19th 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

February 19th 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

February 19th 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

February 19th 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

February 19th 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

February 19th 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

February 19th 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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

February 19th 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

Homework Help

February 19th 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

Cook Book Club

February 19th 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

Introduction to Social Media

February 19th 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

Crochet with Nozibele

February 19th 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

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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