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HYPE Teen Center

What is HYPE?

H.Y.P.E. stands for Helping Young People Excel. It is the umbrella for teen focused programs and services at the Detroit Public Library (DPL). 

DPL recognizes that teens need their own space to learn, explore, or simply hang out. Our vision for teen services is to provide an environment that inspires our teens to strive for and achieve their highest potential! 

Upcoming Events

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

Tomorrow at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • 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 Monday, April 22 at 10:30am

After School Learning Support

Tomorrow at 4pm
Parkman

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

ProjectArt: Teen EditionAges 13-17

Tomorrow at 5:15pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 22nd Mon
  • Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
  • Age Group: Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Recreation

Join us for an ongoing class in the visual arts for youth ages 13-17.Register at Reference Desk

ProjectArt: Teen Edition on Monday, April 22 at 5:15pm

Introduction to Computers Beginners

April 23rd at 12:30pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: April 23rd Tue
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Teens, Adults
  • Event Category: Computers

General beginning skills for Windows PC’s and Microsoft Word will be covered

Introduction to Computers on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:30pm

Studio Sessions

April 23rd at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 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, April 23 at 3:00pm

Money Smart for Kids

April 23rd at 4pm
Franklin

  • Location: Franklin
  • Date: April 23rd Tue
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
  • Event Category: Money Smart

Learn to make your own snacks to save money and get a free book!

Money Smart for Kids on Tuesday, April 23 at 4:00pm

Homework Help

April 23rd at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: April 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, April 23 at 4:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

April 24th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: April 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, April 24 at 10:30am

Studio Sessions

April 24th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 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, April 24 at 3:00pm

Read to the Librarian

April 25th at 12pm
Edison

  • Location: Edison
  • Date: April 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, April 25 at 12:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

April 25th at 3pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 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, April 25 at 3:00pm

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

April 26th at 3pm
Main Library

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

791.4 HYPE Radio!

Are you interested in starting your own podcast? Maybe you want to be your school’s ambassador, or focus solely on gaming, politics, fashion, community events and hot spots, senioritis or sports?  It's up to you! Contact us for more information.  

Contact HYPE

HYPE Teen Center

Need a space to study or want to learn about our STEM based programs?  Or meet new friends while playing Wii U and PS4?  Visit the HYPE Teen Center at Main Library.  We offer lots of great programs in an amazing space. We offer teens betw

Hours

MondayClosed
Tuesday2:30pm - 7:45pm
Wednesday2:30pm - 7:45pm
Thursday2:30pm - 5:45pm
Friday2:30pm - 5:45pm
Saturday10am - 5:45pm
Sunday1pm - 5pm

Children of blood and bone

Adeyemi, Tomi

If I was your girl

Russo, Meredith

The way I used to be

Smith, Amber

Rebound

Alexander, Kwame

Emergency contact

Choi, Mary H. K.

Tyler Johnson was here

Coles, Jay

Let's talk about love

Kann, Claire

The poet X

Acevedo, Elizabeth

Databases

Tutor.com

Real-time tutoring services for elementary, middle and high school students.

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Britannica School - High

Britannica resource for high school students.

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Learning Express Library

Education and career support.

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Resources

It all starts with a library card.

The HYPE Teen card is a library card that also gives you access to the HYPE Teen Center at Main Library.

Sign up at the HYPE Teen Center or Main Library Circulation.  

The card is for teens ages 13-18.  If you're just turning 13, bring your DPL Juvenile library card and we'll convert it to a HYPE Teen card.

Get your card

Teen Advisory Council and Volunteer Opportunities

Help plan HYPE programs, build your leadership skills and and learn how you can volunteer to earn community service hours for school.

  

Contact HYPE
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