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Phase One of a major landscaping project at the Duffield Branch was completed in August of this year. The project features the beautiful sculpture...
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The Detroit Public Library, encouraged by the positive response to this annual publication, continues the tradition of the African American...
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 Comerica, Detroit Public Library kick off 15th year of Java & Jazz with Detroit's own Straight Ahead on March 17 Longstanding partnership...
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 Poetry in Midtown - Main Library   Dr. Naomi Long Madgett March 31, 2015   6:00 p.m.   Founder of Lotus Press, 2001 Poet...
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03/19/15 DPL Celebrates Poetry Series

 

Poetry in Midtown - Main Library

 

Dr. Naomi Long Madgett

March 31, 2015  

6:00 p.m.

 

Founder of Lotus Press, 2001 Poet Laureate of Detroit, and 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist. Dr. Madgett has been a published poet almost her entire life. Her first poem was published in the Orange (NJ) Daily Corner when she was 12 years old, and her first small book was published in 1941, a few days after she graduated from historic Summer High School in St. Louis, MO. 


03/03/15 Comerica Java & Jazz

 

Comerica, Detroit Public Library kick off 15th year of Java & Jazz with Detroit's own Straight Ahead on March 17

Longstanding partnership entertains metro Detroiters with free monthly concerts 

 


02/19/15 Struggling to pay your energy bill?


02/19/15 2015 African American Booklist

The Detroit Public Library, encouraged by the positive response to this annual publication, continues the tradition of the African American Booklist for 2015 and beyond. This bibliography provides a selected list of books by and/or about African Americans. This booklist includes works of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and young adults reviewed and recommended by librarians of the Detroit Public Library.


02/12/15 Free Tax Assistance Programs 2015

 

AARP, Accounting Aid Society, and Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency are providing free tax preparation for the 2014 tax year at eleven (11) Detroit Public Library locations.  Seniors and those physically unable to visit a tax site call TIP 313.481.1400 for a referral to other sites.

 

Eligibility guidelines for this free service are based on annual household income:

 


01/12/15 Need Help Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace?

Need Help Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace?

Trained assistants are available to provide information and application support the following Detroit Public Library locations:

 

Main Library’s Social Science, Education & Religion Department*

5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI  48202

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Noon – 4:00 pm

 

Main Library’s Explorers Room and Old Children’s Library**


12/18/14 DPL Fact Sheet

The Detroit Public Library (DPL) is the largest public library system in the state of Michigan. The Main Library and its 21 neighborhood branches make it one of the most valuable and accessible public institutions in the state. As an independent municipal corporation, administered through the Detroit Library Commission, funding for the library is primarily generated through a dedicated millage, approved by the citizens of Detroit.


12/09/14 The Detroit Public Library Launches New Digital Collections

The Detroit Public Library (DPL) launched its newly digitized collections that showcase rare and unique images from the Library’s Special Collections. These online collections feature more than 67,000 images that have been digitized and cataloged for public use.  

DPL’s Digital Collections will allow users to remotely access photographs and other items from the Burton Historical Collection, National Automotive History Collection, E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Ernie Harwell Sports Collection and the Rare Book Collection.

 


12/08/14 New hoopla Detroit Service

Find out what all the hoopla is about at the Detroit Public Library. Discover hoopla, the free digital app now available in Detroit that places thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks all at your fingertips. 


12/08/14 hoopla Digital Service

Borrow free digital videos, movies, music and audiobooks with your Detroit Public Library card


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Today: March 30, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:30pm
One-on-one or small group lessons  in basic computer skills.  
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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:00am
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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.

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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.