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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01/29/16 Shakespeare's First Folio

Shakespeare’s First Folio, first published in 1623, is one of the world’s most influential books — without it, we would not have 18 of his plays, and perhaps not know Shakespeare at all! Its value can be partially seen in dollars: in 2006, a copy sold at auction for $5.2 million. Only 244 copies exist. To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Library in Washington, D.C., will be circulating 18 of its 82 copies to one site in each state.

01/27/16 2016 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan Visits DPL



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12/09/15 Once Upon A Time February Programs

Jefferson Branch

12350 E. Outer Dr. 

Detroit MI.  48224, 313-481-1761

Preschool Storyhour

Tuesday, 2/9/2016, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Stories, song, fingerplays and more during this 45 

minute interactive story time., Tots and Preschoolers

12/09/15 Door Of Opportunity Exhibition
Detroit has always been a place of new beginnings, innovation and trailblazing. It is a city open to new things while treasuring its history.

11/19/15 Crown City

10/28/15 Detroit Public Library’s Wilder Branch Temporarily Closing for Renovations

The Detroit Public Library (DPL) will close the Wilder Branch Library, located at 7140 E.

10/05/15 November System Wide Event Listing

Looking for some cool activities in your neighborhood this month?

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.

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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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