Phase One of a major landscaping project at the Duffield Branch was completed in August of this year. The project features the beautiful sculpture...
“Detroit Loves to Read!! What is Your Favorite Must-Read Book?”


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09/21/15 2015 Book Lovers Buffet

“Detroit Loves to Read!! What is Your Favorite Must-Read Book?”

09/11/15 Interactive Workshops September 23 & 30

Main Library Presents


Ethics is Your Business

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

An interactive workshop for the business owner, executive and manager to strengthen your leadership skills and grow your business.

Featuring former U.S. Attorney, Wayne County Executive & Judge and author of Do The Right Thing: Make Ethics Your Brand & Attorney in Private Practice, Jeffrey G. Collins.

09/09/15 50th Anniversary of Broadside Press: A Community Celebration

Broadside Press 50th Anniversary Celebration

A Legacy of Literary Excellence

Friday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.

Detroit Main Library - Main Library 

09/01/15 September System Wide Event Listing

Looking for some cool activities in your neighborhood this month?

07/31/15 Bookmobile 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Detroit Public Library Bookmobile 75th Anniversary Celebrations


Join us for fun in the sun as we celebrate 75 years of the Detroit Public Library Bookmobile.  To mark the occasion, the Bookmobile wants to celebrate with you at the Eastern Market and the Detroit Riverwalk. Bring the whole family out to celebrate with us as we continue our commitment of serving you!


07/24/15 Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts

06/03/15 Book Lovers Survey

Question: What is the one book (only one), which you would describe as a must-read?


Please share your answer via our web site or submission card! 


To submit via our web site, please click on the following link: or

fill out a submission card at any location & drop into a submission box.


04/21/15 Conversations for Caregivers II

Saturday, May 9, 2015

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Detroit Public Library - Main Library - Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium

Get timely information on preparing for caregiving, legal and financial decision-making, communicating with healthcare providers, reducing caregiver stress, maintaining healthy family dynamics and more...


Call:  313-577-1094

This event is free and open to the public

04/13/15 Renovated Redford Branch Library NOW OPEN!!!

Photos courtesy of Kenneth Gabriel Photography


Renovations to the 20,000+ square foot facility include: new flooring and furniture; updated air conditioning and lighting systems; and the introduction of more than 50 new computers for public use. 


04/07/15 Money Smart Week

Bowen Branch

Saturday, April 18
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Join us for an exciting story time featuring “Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense” and Learning how kids can save for the future. Free Books!!!

Campbell Branch

Thursday, April 23
1:30 pm 

Join us for a make it & take it craft! Free give-a-ways and storiesFree Books!!!

Chandler Park Branch

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:00am
 Assistance with Single Sign-On registration and creating a User ID and Password, accessing...
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Special Services

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.

Services for the blind, the visually handicapped, the physically handicapped, or reading disabled.

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!

Welcome to HYPE, the Detroit Public Library's Teen Center.

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.