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Main Library will be closed December 19th - 20th due to water pipe repairs.
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Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: December 17th 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, December 17 at 10:30am

Intergenerational Book Club

Tomorrow at 5pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: December 17th Mon
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

This adult/teen discussion group is open to anyone who enjoys reading a good book. Titles will be selected by the group at this monthly teen/adult club.

Intergenerational Book Club on Monday, December 17 at 5:00pm

E-Games

Tomorrow at 6pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: December 17th Mon
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Get your game on at the library! Play video games with friends and family!

E-Games on Monday, December 17 at 6:00pm

Studio Sessions

December 18th at 3pm
Main Library

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

Cook Book Club

December 18th at 6pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 18th 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, December 18 at 6:00pm

DPL Movie Nights @ Emagine Theatre

December 19th at 10am
Emagine Theatre

  • Location: Emagine Theatre
  • Date: December 19th Wed
  • Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm
  • Event Category: Recreation

Show your Detroit Public Library card to pay $8 for one movie ticket and small popcorn for you and guests! DPL Movie Nights are hosted at all Emagine Theatre locations in Southeast Michigan.

DPL Movie Nights @ Emagine Theatre on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:00am

Preschool Storyhour

December 19th at 10:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: December 19th 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, December 19 at 10:30am

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

December 19th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: December 19th 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, December 19 at 10:30am

Introduction to Microsoft Word

December 19th at 10:30am
Conely

  • Location: Conely
  • Date: December 19th 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, December 19 at 10:30am

Studio Sessions

December 19th at 3pm
Main Library

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

ProjectArtSession C

December 19th at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 19th 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, December 19 at 4:00pm

Hustle with your Child

December 19th at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: December 19th 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, December 19 at 4:00pm

Motor City Tai Chi

December 19th at 6:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 19th 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, December 19 at 6:30pm

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December 20th at 3pm
Main Library

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

Introduction to Computers

December 20th at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: December 20th 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, December 20 at 4:00pm

Movie Matinee

December 20th at 5pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: December 20th 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, December 20 at 5:00pm

Introduction to Social Media

December 20th at 5pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: December 20th Thu
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Catch up with old friends, watch family members grow up, follow and participate with current events. Follow entertainers, and athletes from around the world. Learn Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Introduction to Social Media on Thursday, December 20 at 5:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

December 21st at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 21st 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, December 21 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

December 22nd at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 22nd 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 Sessions on Saturday, December 22 at 10:30am

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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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