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Love and Kindness Oratorical Event

Essay contest with the chance to win one of three prizes! Pre-registration required.

Date Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location Main
Explorers Room
Age Group Children
Category Writing, African American History Month

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Once Upon a Time… and morePreschool Storytime

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 23rd Fri
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Storytime

Preschoolers at the Library! Storytime is from 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Play and snack time is from 11:00 a.m.-Noon.

Once Upon a Time… and more on Friday, February 23 at 10:30am

Movie Marathon

Tomorrow at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 23rd Fri
  • Time: 11:00am - 5:30pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

We get it, sometimes you just want to kick back and watch movies all day. Today’s the day for a movie marathon. Bring your friends, we’re bringing popcorn.

Movie Marathon on Friday, February 23 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

February 24th at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • 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 Saturday, February 24 at 11:00am

Cover Letters, Resumes and Applications – OMG!

February 24th at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Job Skills

Bring pertinent information to create the rough drafts of your cover letter/ resume such as: contact info, school addresses and a list of extracurricular activities. High school juniors/seniors.

Cover Letters, Resumes and Applications – OMG! on Saturday, February 24 at 11:00am

Chill Out and Color!

February 24th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:45pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Adults have been taking all the fun. But they aren’t invited to this coloring extravaganza. Winter Break is almost over and it’s time to hang out with friends, eat snacks, chill out and just color!

Chill Out and Color! on Saturday, February 24 at 1:00pm

Detroit Knitting & Crochet Club

February 24th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

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

Detroit Knitting & Crochet Club on Saturday, February 24 at 1:00pm

ProjectArt

February 24th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th 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. Ages 4-7.

ProjectArt on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00pm

Family Reading and Science University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

February 24th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Children
  • Event Category: Science

How Humans Change the Earth will look at all the ways that human activity changes our planet. We will look at habitat and climate changes and also the many physical artifacts of our activities.

Family Reading and Science on Saturday, February 24 at 3:00pm

Plush Pad Pro

February 24th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 24th Sat
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:45pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Computers

Plush Pad Pro: Put yourself in control. With Adafruit FLORA and conductive fabric, sew a fully functional video game controller that can handle the most intense of game sessions.

Plush Pad Pro on Saturday, February 24 at 3:00pm

Winter Break SMASH

February 25th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 25th Sun
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

You didn’t think we would let you go back to school without a SMASH tournament did you? You did. You were wrong. The battle is on for the Ice Champ. Open SMASH 1:00-2:00, tournament at 2:00.

Winter Break SMASH on Sunday, February 25 at 1:00pm

ProjectArt

February 25th at 1:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 25th Sun
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • 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. Ages 4-7.

ProjectArt on Sunday, February 25 at 1:30pm

Leonard Slatkin: Leading TonesReflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry

February 25th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 25th Sun
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Music

Enjoy listening to a book talk with Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Leonard Slatkin. A book signing of his most recent work will follow.

Leonard Slatkin: Leading Tones on Sunday, February 25 at 2:00pm

ProjectArt

February 25th at 2:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 25th Sun
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • 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. Ages 8-13.

ProjectArt on Sunday, February 25 at 2:30pm

Once Upon a Time… and moreBook Babies

February 27th at 10:30am
Main Library

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

Book Babies at the Library! Storytime is from 10:30 am-11:00 am. Play and snack time is from 11:00 am-Noon. Enter through small door near Cass circular drive that opens at 10:00 am. Birth--18 months.

Once Upon a Time… and more on Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30am

Free 2017 Income Tax Preparation

February 27th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 27th Tue
  • Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Community

Those with incomes up to $54,000 get free, full service tax help. Appointments only. Call 313-556-1920 to register and learn what documents to bring. More info: accountingaidsociety.org/taxpayers

Free 2017 Income Tax Preparation on Tuesday, February 27 at 2:00pm

Once Upon a Time… and moreToddler Time

February 28th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 28th Wed
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: Toddlers
  • Event Category: Storytime

Toddler Time at the Library! Storytime is from 10:30 am-11:00 am. Play and snack time is from 11:00 am-Noon. Enter through small door near Cass circular drive that opens at 10:00 am. 18 months--2 yrs.

Once Upon a Time… and more on Wednesday, February 28 at 10:30am

Free 2017 Income Tax Preparation

February 28th at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 28th Wed
  • Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Community

Those with incomes up to $54,000 get free, full service tax help. Appointments only. Call 313-556-1920 to register and learn what documents to bring. More info: accountingaidsociety.org/taxpayers

Free 2017 Income Tax Preparation on Wednesday, February 28 at 2:00pm

The Library Tour

March 3rd at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 3rd Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • 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 Saturday, March 3 at 11:00am

Bots! Rovers and Green Science

March 3rd at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 3rd Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens
  • Event Category: Science

Bring out your inner Tony Stark using solar cells and recyclable parts. Come on in and learn how to build robots using environmentally friendly methods. Your future machine army awaits!

Bots! Rovers and Green Science on Saturday, March 3 at 1:00pm

Barbara Cohn and Patrice R. MerrittWinter Author Series

March 4th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 4th Sun
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Author Events

Authors Barbara Cohn and Patrice R. Merritt join us to discuss their book, The Detroit Public Library: An American Classic that honors this gem in the City of Detroit.

Barbara Cohn and Patrice R. Merritt on Sunday, March 4 at 1:00pm
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