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Winter Author Series

Chris Wilson

Today at 6pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Please join us as we welcome author Chris Wilson who will be sharing his new book, "The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose".

Chris Wilson on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00pm

Shomari WillsAuthor Talk & Book Signing

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

Dorene O’Brien

March 2nd at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 2nd Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Author Events

Dorene O’Brien visits the library for a discussion and reading from her latest collection, "What It Might Feel Like to Hope". O’Brien is a Detroit-based writer and creative writing instructor at WSU.

Dorene O’Brien on Saturday, March 2 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

Tobin T. Buhk

March 21st at 6pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: March 21st Thu
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Author Events

True crime author Tobin Buhk delves into the past of the old Detroit House of Correction, which incarcerated Michigan’s dangerous female inmates, in his presentation "Michigan’s Most Murderous Women".

Tobin T. Buhk on Thursday, March 21 at 6:00pm

Karin Riskowith Rodney L. Arroyo

April 7th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 7th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Spend a Sunday afternoon with local historian and tour guide Karin Riso along with photographer Rodney L. Arroyo as they presents their book "A History Lover’s Guide to Detroit".

Karin Risko on Sunday, April 7 at 2:00pm

Elizabeth Acevedoat Marygrove College

April 26th at 8pm
Marygrove College

  • Location: Marygrove College
  • Date: April 26th Fri
  • Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

This year's Bauder Contemporary American Authors Lecture features Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X.

Elizabeth Acevedo on Friday, April 26 at 8:00pm

Events for Children

Toddler Story Time

Today at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Storytime is from 10:30-11:00 a.m. 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, February 20 at 10:30am

African American History Week

Today at 1pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: History

Join us during your winter break for a week long tribute to African American History month with movies, crafts, and presentations geared to honor this very special month.

African American History Week on Wednesday, February 20 at 1:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

Today at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: February 20th 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, February 20 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 5-7

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 20th 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, February 20 at 4:00pm

African American History Week

Tomorrow at 1pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 21st Thu
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: History

Join us during your winter break for a week long tribute to African American History month with movies, crafts, and presentations geared to honor this very special month.

African American History Week on Thursday, February 21 at 1:00pm

Drop-In Craft

Tomorrow at 3pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: February 21st Thu
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Stop in after school to pick up a craft to take home, or you can stay and hang out in the library and do it.

Drop-In Craft on Thursday, February 21 at 3:00pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 21st 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, February 21 at 3:00pm

African American History Week

February 22nd at 1pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 22nd Fri
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: History

Join us during your winter break for a week long tribute to African American History month with movies, crafts, and presentations geared to honor this very special month.

African American History Week on Friday, February 22 at 1:00pm

Movie Matinee

February 22nd at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 22nd 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, February 22 at 3:00pm

Free Beginner Golf Classes

February 23rd at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 23rd Sat
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Learn golf fundamentals and how to put with Swing4Dreams. Equipment and instruction materials are provided. Register at reference desk

Free Beginner Golf Classes on Saturday, February 23 at 10:30am

After School Learning Support

February 23rd at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 23rd 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, February 23 at 11:00am

Storytime

February 23rd at 11am
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: February 23rd Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Children, Parent/Child
  • Event Category: Storytime

Join us for a family story time! Each week will feature a different story and an activity to match.

Storytime on Saturday, February 23 at 11:00am

African American History Week

February 23rd at 1pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 23rd Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: History

Join us during your winter break for a week long tribute to African American History month with movies, crafts, and presentations geared to honor this very special month.

African American History Week on Saturday, February 23 at 1:00pm

Kids Can Code

February 23rd at 2pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: February 23rd 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, February 23 at 2:00pm

Movie Matinee

February 23rd at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 23rd 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, February 23 at 3:00pm

E-Games

February 23rd at 6pm
Wilder

  • Location: Wilder
  • Date: February 23rd Sat
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Get your game on at the library! Play video games with friends and family!

E-Games on Saturday, February 23 at 6:00pm

Movie Matinee

February 24th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 24th 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, February 24 at 3:00pm

Movie Matinee

February 25th at 3pm
Douglass

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

Children, Tweens & Teens enjoy a movie and popcorn.

Movie Matinee on Monday, February 25 at 3:00pm

After School Learning Support

February 25th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 25th 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, February 25 at 4:00pm

StorytimeHeadstart and Daycare Outreach

February 26th at 10:30am
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: February 26th Tue
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Age Group: Toddlers, Children
  • Event Category: Storytime
Storytime on Tuesday, February 26 at 10:30am

Movie Matinee

February 26th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 26th 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, February 26 at 3:00pm

Free Violin Classes

February 26th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 26th 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, February 26 at 4:00pm

Homework Help

February 26th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 26th 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, February 26 at 4:00pm

Toddler Story Time

February 27th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 27th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Storytime is from 10:30-11:00 a.m. 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, February 27 at 10:30am

Preschool Storyhour

February 27th at 10:30am
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 27th 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, February 27 at 10:30am

Movie Matinee

February 27th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 27th 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, February 27 at 3:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

February 27th at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: February 27th 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, February 27 at 4:00pm

Upcoming Events

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

Today at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: February 20th 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, February 20 at 10:30am

Toddler Story Time

Today at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Storytime is from 10:30-11:00 a.m. 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, February 20 at 10:30am

African American History Week

Today at 1pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: History

Join us during your winter break for a week long tribute to African American History month with movies, crafts, and presentations geared to honor this very special month.

African American History Week on Wednesday, February 20 at 1:00pm

Cooking Matters

Today at 3pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Wellness

A 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, February 20 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions

Today at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th 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, February 20 at 3:00pm

ProjectArtSession C

Today at 4pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: February 20th 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, February 20 at 4:00pm

Writing a Business Plan

Today at 4pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

This workshop explains how to write a business plan, including the first steps for creating a business plan draft and examples of effective plans. Registration required, https://sbdcmichigan.org/

Writing a Business Plan on Wednesday, February 20 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Kid EditionAges 5-7

Today at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 20th 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, February 20 at 4:00pm

Movie Matinee

Today at 5pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Film & Movie

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Movie Matinee on Wednesday, February 20 at 5:00pm

Chris Wilson

Today at 6pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Please join us as we welcome author Chris Wilson who will be sharing his new book, "The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose".

Chris Wilson on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00pm

Alice McAllister Tillman75th Annual Hackley Collection Concert

Today at 7pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 20th Wed
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Concert & Theater

Alice McAllister Tillman is a versatile artist whose experiences have taken her to concert halls and recital stages throughout the United States.

Alice McAllister Tillman on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00pm

African American History Week

Tomorrow at 1pm
Chaney

  • Location: Chaney
  • Date: February 21st Thu
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: History

Join us during your winter break for a week long tribute to African American History month with movies, crafts, and presentations geared to honor this very special month.

African American History Week on Thursday, February 21 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Tomorrow at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 21st 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, February 21 at 3:00pm

Drop-In Craft

Tomorrow at 3pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: February 21st Thu
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Stop in after school to pick up a craft to take home, or you can stay and hang out in the library and do it.

Drop-In Craft on Thursday, February 21 at 3:00pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 21st 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, February 21 at 3:00pm

Introduction to Computers

Tomorrow at 4pm
Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park
  • Date: February 21st 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, February 21 at 4:00pm

Writing a Business Plan

Tomorrow at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 21st Thu
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Business and Finance

Join Small Business Development Center in discussing the preparation of your business plan.

Writing a Business Plan on Thursday, February 21 at 4:00pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 5pm
Bowen

  • Location: Bowen
  • Date: February 21st 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, February 21 at 5:00pm
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