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Winter Author Series

Imbolo Mbue

February 6th at 6pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 6th Wed
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Join us for an evening at Main Library with New York Time’s Bestselling author Imbolo Mbue to discuss her book "Behold the Dreamers".

Imbolo Mbue on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00pm

Michael W. Twitty

February 9th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 9th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Michael Twitty author and "Culinary Historian" will discuss his food memior, "The Cooking Gene".

Michael W. Twitty on Saturday, February 9 at 2:00pm

Bridgett M. Davis

February 10th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 10th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

She is also the author of two novels, Into the Go-Slow and Shifting Through Neutral, shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Award.

Bridgett M. Davis on Sunday, February 10 at 2:00pm

Shomari Wills

February 23rd at 2pm
Duffield

  • Location: Duffield
  • Date: February 23rd Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Join us for a conversation with Shomari Wills, author of Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

Shomari Wills on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00pm

Dr. Danielle Mcguire

March 16th at 2pm
Duffield

  • Location: Duffield
  • Date: March 16th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

In honor of Women’s History Month award-winning author and historian Danielle McGuire will discuss Recy Taylor the subject of her first book, At the Dark End of the Street.

Dr. Danielle Mcguire on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00pm

Events for Children

Movie Matinee

Today at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 17th Thu
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Thursday, January 17 at 3:00pm

MLK Day Craft

Today at 4:30pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: January 17th Thu
  • Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr with this "I Have a Dream" craft.

MLK Day Craft on Thursday, January 17 at 4:30pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 3pm
Douglass

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

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Friday, January 18 at 3:00pm

After School Learning Support

January 19th at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 19th 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, January 19 at 11:00am

Kids Can Code

January 19th at 2pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Teens
  • Event Category: Computers

Explore different coding languages in the library. Practice with Python, Scratch, HTML and SenseHat.

Kids Can Code on Saturday, January 19 at 2:00pm

Anime Club

January 19th at 2:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Watch and learn about different kinds of anime. Enjoy Japanese snacks and fun anime related activities. Sign up at the Reference Desk.

Anime Club on Saturday, January 19 at 2:30pm

Movie Matinee

January 19th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Saturday, January 19 at 3:00pm

ProjectArt Age 8-14

January 20th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 20th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Learn some art techniques that build your creative side each week! Create a work of art each session. Register at projectart.org/enroll or at class.

ProjectArt on Sunday, January 20 at 2:00pm

Movie Matinee

January 20th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 20th Sun
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00pm

StorytimeHeadstart and Daycare Outreach

January 22nd at 10:30am
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: January 22nd Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Toddlers, Children
  • Event Category: Storytime
Storytime on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:30am

Movie Matinee

January 22nd at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 22nd Tue
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Tuesday, January 22 at 3:00pm

Homework Help

January 22nd at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 22nd 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, January 22 at 4:00pm

Toddler Story Time

January 23rd at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Play and snack time is from 11:00 a.m.-Noon Enter through small door near Cass circular drive that opens at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Story Time on Wednesday, January 23 at 10:30am

Movie Matinee

January 23rd at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Wednesday, January 23 at 3:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

January 23rd at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: January 23rd 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, January 23 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 5-7

January 23rd at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Join us for an ongoing class in the visual arts for youth ages 5-7.Register at the Reference Desk.

ProjectArt: Kid Edition on Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00pm

Project Art

January 23rd at 4pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: January 23rd Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

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

Project Art on Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00pm

Read to the Librarian

January 24th at 12pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: January 24th 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, January 24 at 12:00pm

Movie Matinee

January 24th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 24th Thu
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Thursday, January 24 at 3:00pm

Movie Matinee

January 25th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 25th Fri
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Friday, January 25 at 3:00pm

After School Learning Support

January 26th at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 26th 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, January 26 at 11:00am

Wii Game Day

January 26th at 12pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: January 26th Sat
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Join us for an afternoon on the Wii! Wii game days will happen on the fourth Saturday of every month.

Wii Game Day on Saturday, January 26 at 12:00pm

ProjectArt Age 4-7

January 26th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 26th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Learn some art techniques that build your creative side each week! Create a work of art each session. Register at projectart.org/enroll or at class.

ProjectArt on Saturday, January 26 at 2:00pm

Kids Can Code

January 26th at 2pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: January 26th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Teens
  • Event Category: Computers

Explore different coding languages in the library. Practice with Python, Scratch, HTML and SenseHat.

Kids Can Code on Saturday, January 26 at 2:00pm

Movie Matinee

January 26th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 26th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Saturday, January 26 at 3:00pm

Curious George Cartoon Extravaganza

January 26th at 3pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: January 26th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Come view several episodes of the show while making a Curious George mask. Take your own picture with a life sized Curious George. Free Curious George refrigerator frame while supplies last.

Curious George Cartoon Extravaganza on Saturday, January 26 at 3:00pm

Upcoming Events

Movie Matinee

Today at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 17th Thu
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Thursday, January 17 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Today at 3pm
Main Library

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

College Portfolio Workshop

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 17th Thu
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Tutoring

Are you a high school senior or junior? Learn about buidling a college portfolio to make yourself stand out to colleges.

College Portfolio Workshop on Thursday, January 17 at 4:00pm

Introduction to Computers

Today at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: January 17th 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, January 17 at 4:00pm

MLK Day Craft

Today at 4:30pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: January 17th Thu
  • Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr with this "I Have a Dream" craft.

MLK Day Craft on Thursday, January 17 at 4:30pm

Movie Matinee

Today at 5pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: January 17th 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, January 17 at 5:00pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 3pm
Douglass

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

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Friday, January 18 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

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

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

January 19th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 19th 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 13-18

Studio Sessions on Saturday, January 19 at 10:30am

After School Learning Support

January 19th at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 19th 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, January 19 at 11:00am

Adult Book Club

January 19th at 11am
Hubbard

  • Location: Hubbard
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Join us as we discuss A Second Helping by Beverly Jenkins. The book club meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month from September through May in the Hubbard Auditorium.

Adult Book Club on Saturday, January 19 at 11:00am

Knit With Us

January 19th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Join the Detroit Knitting & Crochet Club for knitting and conversation. Get your pattern questions answered. All levels are welcome. Please bring your own supplies.

Knit With Us on Saturday, January 19 at 1:00pm

ProjectArtSession A & B

January 19th at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • 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, January 19 at 1:00pm

Code Club

January 19th at 1pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Come each week to learn a different coding language through fun projects. Must sign up in advance!

Code Club on Saturday, January 19 at 1:00pm

Kids Can Code

January 19th at 2pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Teens
  • Event Category: Computers

Explore different coding languages in the library. Practice with Python, Scratch, HTML and SenseHat.

Kids Can Code on Saturday, January 19 at 2:00pm

Anime Club

January 19th at 2:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Watch and learn about different kinds of anime. Enjoy Japanese snacks and fun anime related activities. Sign up at the Reference Desk.

Anime Club on Saturday, January 19 at 2:30pm

Movie Matinee

January 19th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Saturday, January 19 at 3:00pm

Project ArtTeen Edition

January 19th at 3:30pm
Knapp

  • Location: Knapp
  • Date: January 19th Sat
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

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

Project Art on Saturday, January 19 at 3:30pm
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