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Main Library

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

Homework Help

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Parkman

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

Fiction to Film

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Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 16th Tue
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Film & Movie

Book lovers and film buffs meet once a month to view and discuss blockbuster film adaptations of bestselling books.October: A Wrinkle in Time. Book discussion date: October 16, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Fiction to Film on Tuesday, October 16 at 5:00pm

Cook Book Club

Today at 6pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: October 16th 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, October 16 at 6:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chase

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

Cooking Matters

Tomorrow at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: October 17th Wed
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

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, October 17 at 12:00pm

Retro Games Days

Tomorrow at 2:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 17th Wed
  • Time: 2:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Out with the new and in with the old! Kicking it old school with the NES and SNES.

Retro Games Days on Wednesday, October 17 at 2:30pm

Studio Sessions

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Tomorrow at 4pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: October 17th Wed
  • 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 Wednesday, October 17 at 4:00pm

Introduction to PowerPoint

Tomorrow at 5:30pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: October 17th Wed
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Learn how to make a presentation with slides, design templates, apply animation transitions, and more!

Introduction to PowerPoint on Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30pm

The Importance of Connection

Tomorrow at 6pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: October 17th Wed
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

Learn about the risks to health and well-being that come with feeling isolated and lonely; what factors put an individual at risk for isolation; how to engage individuals and available resources.

The Importance of Connection on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:00pm

Everything Google

Tomorrow at 6pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 17th Wed
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Class will cover the most popular products in Google. Students must have a working Google account

Everything Google on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:00pm

Motor City Tai Chi

Tomorrow at 6:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 17th 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, October 17 at 6:30pm

Read to the Librarian

October 18th at 12pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: October 18th 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, October 18 at 12:00pm

Cooking Matters

October 18th at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: October 18th Thu
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

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 Thursday, October 18 at 12:00pm

The Library Tour

October 18th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 18th Thu
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Tours

This free, docent-led tour highlights the history, art and architecture of Detroit's acclaimed Main Library.

The Library Tour on Thursday, October 18 at 1:00pm

Movie Matinee

October 18th at 3pm
Douglass

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

Take a break from the heat and enjoy a movie in the Douglass Club room!

Movie Matinee on Thursday, October 18 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

October 18th at 3pm
Main Library

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

Homework Help

October 18th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 18th Thu
  • 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 Thursday, October 18 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Computers

October 18th at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: October 18th 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, October 18 at 4:00pm

Cooking Matters

October 19th at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: October 19th Fri
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

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 Friday, October 19 at 12:00pm

Introduction to Chess

October 19th at 2pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: October 19th 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, October 19 at 2:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

October 19th at 3pm
Main Library

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

Sunday Family Fundays!

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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Free, one-hour tours highlight the history, architecture and art of the Main Library.  Public and private tours are available.

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