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Cake Decorating

November 4th at 12am
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: November 4th Sun
  • Time: 12:00am - 1:00am
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Recreation

Want to learn how to decorate a cake? Beginners will learn the basics of using piping bags and decorating techniques. Registration for this class is currently full. Please register for next year class

Cake Decorating on Sunday, November 4 at 12:00am

Cake Decorating

November 18th at 12am
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: November 18th Sun
  • Time: 12:00am - 1:00am
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Recreation

Want to learn how to decorate a cake? Beginners will learn the basics of using piping bags and decorating techniques. Registration for this class is currently full. Please register for next year class

Cake Decorating on Sunday, November 18 at 12:00am

Thanksgiving Craft

November 18th at 2pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: November 18th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

“Make and Take" a Thanksgiving Holiday decoration. Adult's make your choice of either a wreath or basket. Kids make a Turkey from Pine cones!

Thanksgiving Craft on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00pm

Cake Decorating

November 25th at 12am
Redford

  • Location: Redford
  • Date: November 25th Sun
  • Time: 12:00am - 1:00am
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Recreation

Want to learn how to decorate a cake? Beginners will learn the basics of using piping bags and decorating techniques. Registration for this class is currently full. Please register for next year class

Cake Decorating on Sunday, November 25 at 12:00am

“Black Fire” Speakeasy Series

Tongo Eisen-Martin

November 28th at 6pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 28th Wed
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Black Fire Speakeasy Series

Born in San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker, educator, and poet who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States.

Tongo Eisen-Martin on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00pm

Fall Author Series

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

Charlene A. Carrutherswith Tawana Petty

October 28th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 28th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Charlene A. Carruther is author of bestselling book, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. She will be joined by Detroit native and poet Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty.

Charlene A. Carruthers on Sunday, October 28 at 2:00pm

Hugh B. Price

October 30th at 6pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 30th Tue
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Join former president of the National Urban League Hugh B. Price as he discusses his life, career, family ancestry, and new book, This African American Life.

Hugh B. Price on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00pm

Curtis Bunn

November 3rd at 2pm
Duffield

  • Location: Duffield
  • Date: November 3rd Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Author Events

Curtis Bunn is an Essence best-selling author of ten novels, including The Secret Lives of Cheating Wives, Seize the Day and, his newest work, Welcome to My World.

Curtis Bunn on Saturday, November 3 at 2:00pm

David Baldacci

November 18th at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 18th Sun
  • Time: 1:30pm - 12:00am
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

New York Times Bestselling author: David Baldacci. Baldacci will discuss and sign his latest book, Long Road to Mercy

David Baldacci on Sunday, November 18 at 1:30pm

Anna-Lisa Cox

December 8th at 1pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: December 8th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Historian Anna-Lisa Cox, author of Bone and Sinew Of The Land: American’s Forgotten Black Pioneers & the Struggle For Equality, will discuss the history of Black Pioneers in the Midwest.

Anna-Lisa Cox on Saturday, December 8 at 1:00pm

Freda G. Sampson

December 9th at 2:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 9th Sun
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Author of I Think I Said Something... an account of the life, legacy, and ministry of her late father, Rev. Dr. Frederick G. Sampson, II, pastor of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit.

Freda G. Sampson on Sunday, December 9 at 2:30pm

Dennis W. Archer

December 16th at 2:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: December 16th Sun
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

A celebrated attorney, Michigan Supreme Court Justice, two-term Mayor of Detroit, President of the American Bar Association, will discuss his autobiography, Let the Future Begin.

Dennis W. Archer on Sunday, December 16 at 2:30pm

Events for Children

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

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

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

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

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 Chess

October 26th at 2pm
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: October 26th 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 26 at 2:00pm

After School Learning Support

October 27th at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 27th 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, October 27 at 11:00am

ProjectArtSession A

October 27th at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: October 27th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • 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 Saturday, October 27 at 1:00pm

ProjectArt: Kids Edition

October 27th at 2pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: October 27th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Sign up today for Project Art! Learn from a local artist how to tap into your creativity

ProjectArt: Kids Edition on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00pm

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet…

October 27th at 2pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: October 27th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Pop in for some Halloween Happenings while you enjoy some Halloween goodies. Come dressed in your scariest best.

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet… on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00pm

Teddy Bear Storytime

October 27th at 3pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 27th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Storytime

Bring your favorite teddy bear or share one of ours as we read stories, sing songs and act out rhymes.

Teddy Bear Storytime on Saturday, October 27 at 3:00pm

After School Learning Support

October 29th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 29th 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, October 29 at 4:00pm

Homework Help

October 30th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 30th 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 30 at 4:00pm

Halloween Party

October 30th at 4pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: October 30th Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Come show off your costume while we play some fun Halloween games. Win prizes and get treats to celebrate Halloween at the library!

Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 30 at 4:00pm

Free Violin Classes

October 30th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: October 30th 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 30 at 4:00pm

Preschool Storyhour

October 31st at 10:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: October 31st 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, October 31 at 10:30am

Read to the Librarian

November 1st at 12pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: November 1st 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, November 1 at 12:00pm

Upcoming Events

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
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