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Basic Computer Skills

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 25th 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, September 25 at 10:30am

Introduction to ComputersBeginners

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: September 25th Tue
  • 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 Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30am

Safety Is Everybody's Business

Tomorrow at 11am
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: September 25th Tue
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Community

Free course designed for parents, caregivers and community members. Students are welcome to attend along with their families if appropriate.

Safety Is Everybody's Business on Tuesday, September 25 at 11:00am

Introduction to Gmail

Tomorrow at 2pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 25th 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, September 25 at 2:00pm

Studio Sessions

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 25th 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, September 25 at 3:00pm

No-Book-In-Particular Club

Tomorrow at 3pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: September 25th 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, September 25 at 3:00pm

ProjectArt

Tomorrow at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: September 25th Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

ProjectArt offers the young artist a wide range of activities to bring out the inner artist weekly in 2018 at the Jefferson Branch Library.

ProjectArt on Tuesday, September 25 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Social Media

Tomorrow at 6pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: September 25th 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, September 25 at 6:00pm

DPL Movie Nights @ Emagine Theatre

September 26th at 10am
Emagine Theatre

  • Location: Emagine Theatre
  • Date: September 26th 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, September 26 at 10:00am

Introduction to ComputersAdvance

September 26th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: September 26th 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, September 26 at 10:30am

Adult Book Club

September 26th at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: September 26th 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, September 26 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions

September 26th at 3pm
Main Library

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

One-on-One CounselingSBDC Business Workshop

September 26th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 26th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Business and Finance

Have a personal one on one consultation with a Small Business Develpment Center representative.

One-on-One Counseling on Wednesday, September 26 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 8-12

September 26th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 26th Wed
  • 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 Wednesday, September 26 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Microsoft Word

September 26th at 5:30pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: September 26th Wed
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn basic word processing skills for creating papers, reports, and other documents. This class will focus on how to open, save, format, and print your work. Must have some computer skills.

Introduction to Microsoft Word on Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30pm

Motor City Tai Chi

September 26th at 6:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 26th 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, September 26 at 6:30pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

September 27th at 3pm
Main Library

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

ProjectArt

September 27th at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: September 27th Thu
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

ProjectArt offers the young artist a wide range of activities to bring out the inner artist weekly in 2018 at the Jefferson Branch Library.

ProjectArt on Thursday, September 27 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Computers

September 27th at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: September 27th 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, September 27 at 4:00pm

Adult Coloring

September 27th at 5pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: September 27th Thu
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Get creative at our monthly adults only coloring club. Coloring sheets and materials provided.

Adult Coloring on Thursday, September 27 at 5:00pm

Introduction to Chess

September 28th at 2pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: September 28th Fri
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Mr. Ronald Williams will teach interested children and adults how to play chess or improve their game of chess.

Introduction to Chess on Friday, September 28 at 2:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

September 28th at 3pm
Main Library

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

Anime Club

September 28th at 4pm
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: September 28th Fri
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Each month will feature a different anime viewing and event. Events may be drawing, learning about anime history, experiencing an element of Japanese culture, and more.

Anime Club on Friday, September 28 at 4:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

September 29th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 29th 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, September 29 at 10:30am

After School Learning Support

September 29th at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: September 29th 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, September 29 at 11:00am

Open Chess

September 29th at 11:30am
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: September 29th Sat
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Recreation

Want to play or learn to play Chess? Join our open Chess sessions. Our instructor Mr. Ronald Williams is on hand to help or challenge you!

Open Chess on Saturday, September 29 at 11:30am
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