The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library began as the private library...
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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 5:00pm
Join the Detroit Public Library for joyful, holiday fun and activities! We will have free cider and...


Today: December 1, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:30am
 Stories, finger plays and music.  Daycare programs and families with children are...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:30am
 Call at least one week ahead for a Storytime presentation at your location! Ask for the...
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:30am
 Join us for stories, fingerplay and songs. Walk-ins welcomed!!! December 16 is a special...
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The DPL Friends Foundation presents docent-led tours highlighting the art,...

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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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