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The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library began as the private library...
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An Evening Inspired by STERLING GLENN SANGOMA
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Founder of All Jokes Aside Comedy Club
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
This uplifting, entertaining, and instructive memoir explores how investment banker Raymond Lambert...
The Fight for Voting Rights
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
In partnership with the Detroit Public Library, the Dale Rich Collection will host a screening of...

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This uplifting, entertaining, and instructive memoir explores how investment banker Raymond Lambert...
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In partnership with the Detroit Public Library, the Dale Rich Collection will host a screening of...
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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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