The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library began as the private library...
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
Reflections & Renewals of Community Service in Detroit, 1865-2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 1:00pm
Jolly Pumpkin, 441 W Canfield St #9 Detroit, MI
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
The Library Lounge is a special happy hour for library lovers (and lovers to be) who like to...


Today: October 13, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:00am
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:30am
Call for a Storytime at your Head start or Daycare location. Please call at least one week in...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:30am
Fun Video Workout Class. No pressure, just casual fitness for every level. Classes vary every week...
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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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