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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

Studio Sessions791.4 HYPE Radio

Today at 10:30am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 10:30am

Free Beginner Golf Classes

Today at 10:30am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 16th 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 16 at 10:30am

After School Learning Support

Today at 11am
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 16th 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 16 at 11:00am

Knit With Us

Today at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 1:00pm

ProjectArtSession A & B

Today at 1pm
Sherwood Forest

  • Location: Sherwood Forest
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 1:00pm

Code Club

Today at 1pm
Campbell

  • Location: Campbell
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 1:00pm

Kids Can Code

Today at 2pm
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: February 16th 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 16 at 2:00pm

Anime Club

Today at 2:30pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 16th 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, February 16 at 2:30pm

Movie Matinee

Tomorrow at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 17th 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 17 at 3:00pm

Introduction to ComputersAdvanced

February 18th at 10:30am
Chase

  • Location: Chase
  • Date: February 18th 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, February 18 at 10:30am

Movie Matinee

February 18th at 3pm
Douglass

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: February 18th 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 18 at 3:00pm

After School Learning Support

February 18th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 18th 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 18 at 4:00pm

ProjectArt: Teen EditionAges 13-17

February 18th at 4pm
Parkman

  • Location: Parkman
  • Date: February 18th Mon
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 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, February 18 at 4:00pm

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

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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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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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