Phase One of a major landscaping project at the Duffield Branch was completed in August of this year. The project features the beautiful sculpture...
 Comerica, Detroit Public Library kick off 15th year of Java & Jazz with Detroit's own Straight Ahead on March 17 Longstanding partnership...
Bowen BranchSaturday, April 18 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join us for an exciting story time featuring “Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense” and...


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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

03/30/15 ART X DETROIT @ the Main Library

03/19/15 DPL Celebrates Poetry Series

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.

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Today: April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:00am
Dan Liverman presents: Instilling the habit of systematic saving using games for children
Ages 2-5.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
 Learn more spreadsheet functions, such as currency, sorting, pie charts, chart formatting,...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
Current and Classic movies shown on the big screen for Adults.
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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.

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.