2013 Noel Night

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Join the Detroit Public Library for joyful, holiday fun and activities! We will provide free cider, doughnuts and GOOD Cookies® (while supplies last) and a hot DJ spinning holiday hits for you to dance those calories away. Santa Claus will also be 'in the house' to listen to kids' requests and to take photos.

Exciting events include a headlining performance by the Martha Redbone Roots Project in our newly renamed, "Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium!" For all book lovers, we will host a Holiday Book Sale by the Friends Foundation to benefit our Summer Reading Program.

Exhibitions include Honoring the Legacy of Clara Stanton Jones and The Dale Rich Collection's 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Tour through our Open House for the 70th Anniversary of our E. Azalia Hackley Collection featuring African Americans in the performing arts, or just stroll through their beautiful building and enjoy the holiday atmosphere.  For details, please visit www.detroitpubliclibrary.org or call 313-481-1339.


HYPE Teen Center:

5:00-8:45  Maker Space Faire Activities

6:00, 7:15 The Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word


Popular Library:

5:00-8:45  Children's Services Store (SW Quadrant)

5:00-8:45  Free Child ID Station, sponsored by New York Life Insurance Co. (NW Quadrant)

6:00, 7:00, 8:00  Detroit Public Library Choir (NE Quadrant)


Popular Library - Fiction:

5:00-8:45   Affordable Healthcare Marketplace Registration, sponsored by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Popular Library - Galleria:

5:30-6:00   Arts Academy In the Woods, Vocal Ensemble

6:30-7:00   Arts Academy In the Woods, Dance Ensemble

7:30-8:00   Arts Academy In the Woods, Guitar Ensemble


Cass Gallery & Display Cases:

"Honoring the Legacy of Clara Stanton Jones" Exhibition


Old Coffee Shoppe:

5:00-8:45  DPL Holiday Lounge (Free Cider, Doughnuts, GOOD Cookies ®, DPL Table)


Children's Library:

5:00-8:45   Visit with Santa Claus

5:00-8:45   Make & Take Activities by Arts & Scraps

5:15-6:00 & 6:30-7:15   "The Winter Wonderland Puppet Concert" Kevin Kammeraad


Ernie Harwell Collection

5:00-8:45 Open House Harwell Room


South Wing:

5:00-8:45   1st Floor:  La Shaun Phoenix Kotoran presents "Jingle Jam"

5:00-8:45  2nd Floor:  Face-painting


Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium (Lower Level):

5:00-7:00   Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit (Holiday-Themed Performance)

7:45-8:45   Martha Redbone Roots Project


Lower Level:

5:00-8:30  Detroit Public Library Friends' Foundation Used Book Sale


Old Fine Arts (3rd Floor):

5:00-8:45  DJ Emmet Holiday Music Dance Party (Free Cider, Doughnuts, GOOD Cookies ®)

Display Cases - The Dale Rich Collection's 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation


Strohm Hall (3rd Floor):

5:00-8:45  Open House for E. Azalia Hackley Collection

Display Cases - The Dale Rich Collection's 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation




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