Located in the Rose and Robert Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library, the National...
70th Anniversary Lecture Series
The E. Azalia Hackley Collection is part of the Detroit Public Library’s Special Collections...
Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:00am
Not Far From the Tree
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 1:00pm
Dale Rich & Dr. Wallace Peace


Today: September 18, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Come out and join the "Crocheting Lady", Ellaniece Shephard as she gets you "hooked" on the joy of...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
One-on-one computer instruction from the basics to more advanced computerknowledge,  including...
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
Learn how to use illustrations in Word. Adults
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Improve your keyboarding skills    . Adults
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The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library began as the private library...
Located in the Rose and Robert Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library, the National...
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...
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