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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03/18/14 Money Smart Week



Story Time Fun and Learning with Money: Money Smart Kids READ!
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Story time with stories and activities around money. Free “Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money” book for families to take home, while supplies last.
Jefferson Branch
12350 E. Outer Dr., Detroit, MI 48224
Sponsors: Library of Michigan, Michigan Credit Union League, Thomas Financial LLC


All events take place at the Main Library located in Midtown Detroit

Detroit Public Library - Main Library

5201 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48202



SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014 – 1:00 PM

Words of Praise: the Qasida with Dr. Michael Sells with  Amir ElSaffar and Safaafir 

02/12/14 2014 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 2014 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.

02/03/14 Free Tax Assistance Programs 2014

January 25 - April 12

AARP, Accounting Aid Society, and Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency are providing free tax preparation for the 2013 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:

 Maximum Income

 Individuals $35,000

 Families    $50,000

01/24/14 70th Annual E. Azalia Hackley Concert

The Premiere of "The Legacy of Roland Hayes" 

Composition by Patrice Rushen performed by George Shirley and the Cut Time Players

Wednesday, February 12, 2014  7:00 p.m. 

Detroit Public Library - Main Library  

Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium    

For more information call 313-481-1338 or visit us at 

This event is free and open to the public. Reception immediately following the concert with performers.

01/23/14 1812 Star Spangled Nation Lecture

01/22/14 The Detroit Public Library:

The Detroit Public Library:
150 Years of Serving Detroit and Beyond

January 25 – April 13, 2014

At the Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

Join the celebration as the Detroit Public Library approaches 150 years of service.
The new exhibit will provide an overview of the library’s history while featuring some of its most treasured possessions of cultural, historical, and literary significance.


01/14/14 Hackley After Dark

The E. Azalia Hackley Collection is part of the Detroit Public Library’s Special Collections Department and is located on the third floor of the Main Library.

For more information, please call (313) 481-1397 or
visit us at

Lectures are free and open to the public.

12/06/13 Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, Nobel Prize winner and anti-Apartheid icon passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at his home in Johannesburg at the age of 95.

Thank you  Madiba,
for the gift you are to the world and the sacrifice you made for humanity.

11/19/13 Health Insurance Marketplace

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:00am
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler.
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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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