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Basic Computer Skills

Today at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 23rd 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, October 23 at 10:30am

Cyber Seniors

Today at 12pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 23rd Tue
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Seniors
  • Event Category: Computers

Grandparents and seniors 50 and older meet twice a week to learn computer, tablet, and smartphone skills. Pre-registration is required for this 10 week program.

Cyber Seniors on Tuesday, October 23 at 12:00pm

Studio Sessions

Today at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 23rd 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 23 at 3:00pm

Free Violin Classes

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 23rd Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Music

Learn to play the violin. Instruments are provided & registration and parent participation required.

Free Violin Classes on Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00pm

MSU Teen Cooking Classes

Today at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: October 23rd Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Teen Cuisine is a hands-on cooking program that teaches students in grades 6-12 important life skills for eating smart, which will stay with them as they grow into adults.

MSU Teen Cooking Classes on Tuesday, October 23 at 4:00pm

Homework Help

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 23rd 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 23 at 4:00pm

Family Game Night

Today at 5pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: October 23rd Tue
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Recreation

Bring the whole family for some good-natured competition! The library will provide access to a variety of games and light refreshments.

Family Game Night on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00pm

DPL Movie Nights @ Emagine Theatre

Tomorrow at 10am
Emagine Theatre

  • Location: Emagine Theatre
  • Date: October 24th 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, October 24 at 10:00am

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: October 24th 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 24 at 10:30am

Adult Book Club

Tomorrow at 1pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: October 24th 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, October 24 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 24th 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 24 at 3:00pm

Hustle with your Child

Tomorrow at 4pm
Jefferson

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Date: October 24th 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, October 24 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Tomorrow at 5:30pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: October 24th Wed
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Join our class that covers the basics of Microsoft Excel. Learn spreadsheet navigation, auto sums, and column charts. Please call to secure your seat.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel on Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30pm

Coloring for Adults

Tomorrow at 5:30pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: October 24th Wed
  • Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Recreation

No longer just for kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness.

Coloring for Adults on Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30pm

Everything Google

Tomorrow at 6pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 24th 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 24 at 6:00pm

Jesse Byrd

October 25th at 10:30am
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: October 25th Thu
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Author Events

Jesse Byrd will read his latest picture book: Real Jungle Tales, and participate in Halloween Treat Hunt for children.

Jesse Byrd on Thursday, October 25 at 10:30am

Read to the Librarian

October 25th at 12pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: October 25th 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 25 at 12:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

October 25th at 3pm
Main Library

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

Homework Help

October 25th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 25th 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 25 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Computers

October 25th at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: October 25th 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 25 at 4:00pm

Adult Coloring

October 25th at 5pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: October 25th 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, October 25 at 5:00pm

Cooking Matters

October 26th at 12pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: October 26th 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 26 at 12:00pm

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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