Detroit Public Library art and architectural tour
The DPL Friends Foundation presents docent-led tours highlighting the art, architecture and...
Panel Discussion Detroit, the Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, Abolition and Freedom
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
THE FREE WAYNE COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT HELP PROGRAM  Attorneys can help you prepare motions to...
Rachel Howzell Hall
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
Rachel Howzell Hall is the author of the Detective Elouise “Lou” Norton series: Land of Shadows,...


Today: October 22, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:00am
 Homework help in reading literacy and math “free of charge” for grades K-8. Offered by a...
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:30am
 Join us for lively discussion at our Monthly Adult Book Club. This month’s book is Three...
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
Math and science tutoring available for students ages  7 and up.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:30pm
One to one consultation regarding business financing and loans.    
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Shakespeare’s First Folio, first published in 1623, is one of the world’s...

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The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library began as the private library...
Until further notice, in-person service at the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) is by...
The E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts was established in...
The Ernie Harwell Sports Collection began in 1966 when sportscaster Ernie Harwell made his initial...
Since 1948, the Detroit Public Library Rare Book Collection has acquired and preserved rare...


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Resources for making career decisions, strategizing your job search, and finding job listings are available in the Technology, Literacy and Career (TLC) Center at the Main Library.

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Learn to read or improve your reading skills at Main Library or the Parkman Branch. Join the Detroit Public Library’s literacy campaign Detroit Reads!

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Library On Wheels (LOW) brings books and other reading materials, audiocassettes and information to Detroit's seniors and schools.

The Detroit Public Library now subscribes to OverDrive Digital Media, which provides access to eBooks and audiobooks on a wide variety of portable devices and e-readers.