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Time: October 20th, 2018 - 2:40am
Summer Hours Start: May 25th, 2018 - 12:00am
Summer Hours End: August 31st, 2018 - 12:00am
Next Summer Hours Start: May 24th, 2019 - 12:00am
Opens Today at: October 20th, 2018 - 10:00am
Closes Today at: October 20th, 2018 - 6:00pm

Main Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12pm8pm
Wednesday 12pm8pm
Thursday 10am6pm
Friday 10am6pm
Saturday 10am6pm
Sunday 1pm5pm

Upcoming Events

Detroit Reads! Tutor Training Workshop

Today at 10am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 20th Sat
  • Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Tutoring

Program requires completion of a 1 day (7 hours) training workshop. Tutors must commit two hours per week to one-to-one tutor/learner sessions held at DPL locations. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Detroit Reads! Tutor Training Workshop on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00am

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Today at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 20th 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 13-1

Studio Sessions on Saturday, October 20 at 10:30am

Marimba ConcertFeaturing Paul Demick

Today at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 20th Sat
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Music

Don’t miss this concert that will be enjoyed by the whole family. Musician Paul Demick will play the Marimba, a xylophone like instrument originating from southern Africa and Central America.

Marimba Concert on Saturday, October 20 at 1:00pm

Knit With Us

Today at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 20th 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, October 20 at 1:00pm

Lawrence Joseph

Today at 2pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 20th Sat
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Award winning Arab American poet, writer, lawyer, and professor Lawrence Joseph will read and discuss his work.

Lawrence Joseph on Saturday, October 20 at 2:00pm

Dave Krieger

Tomorrow at 2:30pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 21st Sun
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Author Events

Dave Krieger is the author of Things I Do in Detroit: A Guide Book to the Coolest Places by the Nain Rouge.

Dave Krieger on Sunday, October 21 at 2:30pm

Studio Sessions

October 23rd 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

Studio Sessions

October 24th 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

Everything Google

October 24th 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

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

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

October 26th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 26th 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, October 26 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

October 27th at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 27th 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 13-1

Studio Sessions on Saturday, October 27 at 10:30am

The Library Tour

October 27th at 11am
Main Library

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

Knit With Us

October 27th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 27th 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, October 27 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions

October 30th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 30th 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 30 at 3:00pm

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

Cell Phone Basics

October 31st at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 31st Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

Restricted to android phones. Bring your cell phone to learn basic skills.

Cell Phone Basics on Wednesday, October 31 at 1:00pm

Studio Sessions

October 31st at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 31st 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 31 at 3:00pm

Everything Google

October 31st at 6pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 31st 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 31 at 6:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

November 1st at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 1st 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, November 1 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

November 2nd at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 2nd 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, November 2 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

November 3rd at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 3rd 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 13-1

Studio Sessions on Saturday, November 3 at 10:30am

Knit With Us

November 3rd at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: November 3rd 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, November 3 at 1:00pm

Burton Historical Collection

The Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library began as the private library of Clarence Monroe Burton. In addition to being a prominent attorney, Mr. Burton was a Detroit historiographer and the founder of the C. M. Burton Abstract Co. Mr. Burton’s original intention was to assemble a collection on the history of Detroit.

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