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Celebrate MLK Day at the Library!

The Detroit Public Library is hosting an celebration on Jan. 14! Kids can make crafts and listen to stories about MLK. Visit https://detroitpubliclibrary.org/events/event/44239/ for more info.
Celebrate MLK Day at the Library!

The Detroit Public Library is hosting an celebration on Jan. 14! Kids can make crafts and listen to stories about MLK. Visit https://detroitpubliclibrary.org/events/event/44239/ for more info.
Happy New Year & Friyayyyy, Good People! 🎆 We hope your new year is off to a restorative and great start! We’re super excited to share more literacy-related activities and events this year! 🤗 Join us as we participate in the new reading challenge with the Detroit Public Library! 📚 Information is below!

View of the Detroit Public Library main building from the Detroit Institute of Arts | Photo by Alan Stamm
Fantastic afternoon in Detroit Public Library Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD Bethel Community Transformation Center

Highly recommend checking out the exhibits at MOCAD and enjoying a ginger and turmeric chai at the cafe.
Does anyone know if the Detroit Public Library main branch will be open this Friday?
Walk the enchanted forest at Detroit Zoo, join Anna + Elsa at Blake Farms, make crafts with The Grinch at Detroit Public Library (FREE) + more! ✨
It’s our *STATE OF THE ‘TOWN ADDRESS*! 2022 was a banner year for Gro-Town, so we’ve rounded up a few highlights to celebrate! 🎉 THANK YOU for telling your friends, families, and communities about all the great stuff we’re up to. We can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store! (hint: more music, more videos, and more ways to introduce our next generation of gardeners to a lifelong love of growing stuff!) 💚
Music. Garden. Community. Gro-Town! 🎶🍅💚

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We love the free journal and writing classes offered by the Detroit Public Library! ✍🏾❤️📝There’s still time to register.

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What a pleasure, a treat and an honor for my recently released book, The Unexpected Leader: Discovering The Leader Within You, to be selected, reviewed and discussed by Detroit Public Library as apart of the Rise Up & Read More series in partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District.

As a native Detroiter and a product of education from all Detroit Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade, my heart is on fire and my commitment to helping leaders become better leaders at all levels is on fire too!

Please watch the video book review from a Detroit Public Library Librarian and pick up your copy of the book.
Happy read a new book month! Did you know reading expands your vocabulary? It can also be a big stress-reliever. Your local library is a great resource. Pick up a book today! Snow Branch Public Library (Dearborn) Dearborn Public LibraryDearborn Public Library Detroit Public Library Dearborn Public Library Dearborn Public Library
We have one more Winter Spotter training talk coming up this Saturday in Detroit. Join us at the Detroit Public Library Main Library on December 10 to learn about winter hazards and how to become a winter spotter for the NWS. ❄️

To register, please visit: detroitpubliclibrary.org/events/event/43336/
Who doesn't love a good crafternoon? https://bit.ly/3VtxRC9 Detroit Public Library
Who doesn't love a good crafternoon at the Detroit Public Library? https://bit.ly/3VtxRC9
📍: Boeing House | 📸: From the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, Source: HistoricDetroit.org

William E. Boeing, one of the most influential figures in aviation history, was born in Detroit. His father Wilhelm owned one of Woodward's most impressive mansions, which served as the backdrop of his remarkable life of achievement.

William's childhood mansion stood between Ferry Street and Holden Street (later renamed Palmer Avenue). It was once a three-story structure with an impressive two-story carriage house and a stunning stone facade, had a profound influence on him. Spanning to a vast yard, the mansion was integral to his upbringing and contributed to his groundbreaking achievements in air travel.

Unfortunately, the mansion no longer stands today.

HistoricDetroit.org has preserved a record of the Wilhel family's legacy – click the link to explore their influential story ➡️ https://bit.ly/3FvLgEh.

The Detroit Public Library expanded its Laptops-to-Go program with an additional 300 circulating laptops and 500 Wi-Fi devices.

The largest library system in Michigan, Main Library and its 21 branches make it one of the most accessible public institutions in metropolitan Detroit.

Operating as usual

Photos from Detroit Public Library's post 01/05/2023

The New Year brings a new lineup of amazing and exciting virtual author talks from New York Times Best Selling and award winning authors and thought leaders! First up is "The Gilded Ones Series: Author Talk with Namina Forna" on Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 pm.
To register: https://libraryc.org/detroitpubliclibrary/21558

01/01/2023

2022 Holiday Storytelling Festival: The Perfect Tree

The 2022 Holiday Storytelling Festival took place at the Detroit Public Library Duffield Branch on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Members of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presented festive tales for the holiday season during an afternoon of fun that included crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.

01/01/2023

Last time to vote for your favorite display for the Holiday Windows at Main competition! Which staff designed window display was your favorite this month? Add the number of which display you want to win in the comments!

12/29/2022

2022 Holiday Storytelling Festival: The Seven Children

The 2022 Holiday Storytelling Festival took place at the Detroit Public Library Duffield Branch on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Members of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presented festive tales for the holiday season during an afternoon of fun that included crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.

Photos from Detroit Public Library's post 12/29/2022

Celebration at the Redford Branch today until 6 pm! Stop by and take part in the activities!

12/29/2022

Celebration at the Redford Branch today until 6 pm! Stop by and take part in the activities!

12/29/2022

Here are the upcoming Holiday Closings for :
Main Library will be closed Saturday, December 31 - Monday, January 2
Douglass Branch will be closed Friday, December 30 and Monday, January 2
All Other Branches will be closed Saturday, December 31 and Monday, January 2

Photos from Detroit Public Library's post 12/28/2022

Our final stop on the Holiday Windows Tour is Case Number 4: “Dashing Through the Snow.” To view this case created by the Circulation Staff, you must head down to the Woodward Hallway. There underneath the twinkling wreath is this cheerful display. Decked out in bright red, a snow village is painted on the background. On the fluffy white snow play an assortment of woodland creatures including bears and deer. Snowmen greet visitors in this corridor of the library.

Like or comment to vote if this is your favorite display!

12/27/2022

2022 Holiday Storytelling Festival: A Family Reunion in Martinsville, Kentucky

The 2022 Holiday Storytelling Festival took place at the Detroit Public Library Duffield Branch on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Members of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presented festive tales for the holiday season during an afternoon of fun that included crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.

12/27/2022

On Thursday, December 29 from Noon - 6 pm join us at the Redford Branch (21200 Grand River) for a Family Celebration! Enjoy this all day family event including make and take crafts, entrepreneur workshops, videos, food trucks and a large marketplace. End the day with a Kwanzaa Celebration and the lighting of the candle.

12/25/2022

What’s the best kind of tree? A book tree! Happy Holidays from the !

12/23/2022

Holiday Storytelling Festival: A Coyote Christmas

The 2022 Holiday Storytelling Festival took place at the Detroit Public Library Duffield Branch on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Members of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presented festive tales for the holiday season during an afternoon of fun that included crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.

12/23/2022

The Main Library will close today, December 23 at 4:00 p.m. due to inclement weather. Everyone be safe and Happy Holidays.

Photos from Detroit Public Library's post 12/22/2022

Let’s continue our Holiday Window Tour to Case Number 3: “Cozy by the Fire.” Located in the Cass Hallway across from the checkout desk, this case is brought to you by the staff from Children’s Library and HYPE, put together by Halima, Melissa and Tracey. A crackling fire roars in the fireplace constructed from a cardboard box. On the mantle are displayed books for the season, including “The Night Before Christmas: An African American Retelling,” “The Polar Express,” “’Twas Nochebuena,” and “Santa in the City.” While there’s snow and snowflakes all around, the case is meant to evoke the warm feelings of being inside on a cold winter day!

Like or comment to vote if this is your favorite display!

12/21/2022

2022 Holiday Storytelling Festival: They Called Him Prancer

The 2022 Holiday Storytelling Festival took place at the Detroit Public Library Duffield Branch on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Members of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presented festive tales for the holiday season during an afternoon of fun that included crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.

12/21/2022

On Saturday, December 10, 2022 the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers visited the Duffield Branch to host a Holiday Storytelling Festival! We recorded the stories and will be sharing them with you during the holidays.

12/21/2022

Here are the upcoming Holiday Closings for :
Main Library will be closed Saturday, December 24 - Monday, December 26
Douglass Branch will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26
All Other Branches will be closed Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26

Photos from Detroit Public Library's post 12/20/2022

The next stop on our Holiday Window Tour is Case Number 2: “Happiness and Cheer.” You’ll recognize the Peanuts Gang in this case in the Cass Hallway created by the Popular Library department staff. With a snowy backdrop and Christmas lights hanging above, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends gather around the sparse little tree singing. Staff member Suzanne made the characters, first projecting them onto foam core board, then coloring in with paint and bright colored markers. The theme for this case is family and friends, as well as the nostalgia of fun childhood memories and the good feelings this time of year brings!

Like or comment to vote if this is your favorite display!

12/19/2022

The Chaney Branch located at 16101 Grand River has reopened today!

Photos from Detroit Public Library's post 12/16/2022

Tomorrow, Sat. Dec. 17 at Main Library we have activities for kids and adults!

Grinch Day--hear the classic story, play some Grinch games, and make some Grinch crafts! The movie will be shown after. Ages 3 - 12.

Need a break from shopping or studying? Join us for a Winter Wind-Down and decompress with coloring, holiday music, and trivia questions! This is a drop-in program for adults.

Photos from Detroit Public Library's post 12/15/2022

The first stop on our Holiday Window Tour is Case Number 1: “Cooking for the Holidays with DPL Resources!” Located at the far end of the Cass Hallway, this case was created by the staff from the SSER Department (Social Science, Education and Religion). Festively decked out in green and red, this case highlights holiday cooking! From the pots, the wooden spoons, to all the cookbook covers—this case is sure to get you thinking about all the delicious treats of the season. Did you know that the library has an amazing collection of cookbooks?

Like or comment to vote if this is your favorite display!

12/14/2022

is waiting at the Wilder Branch to hear your Christmas list! Have you been naughty or nice? He’s here until 7 tonight so stop by!

12/14/2022

Guess who’s coming to the Wilder Branch! Santa will be here until 7 pm tonight so stop by. There’s snacks, crafts and giveaways!

12/14/2022

Teen craft tomorrow, December 15 at 3 pm in the HYPE Center at the ! Learn how to make snow globes with just a few items and a baby food jar! All supplies provided. For teens age 13 - 18.

12/14/2022

Lots of events and programs all month long at the ! There's something for everyone--stay up to date by signing up for our e-newsletter.
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12/12/2022

Inspired by Christmas window displays from old Detroit department stores, the presents “Holiday Windows at Main.” Visit Main Library during the month of December to view festive displays designed by staff--then vote on your favorite!
https://detroitpubliclibrary.org/news/holiday-windows-at-main

12/10/2022

Santa is visiting the Duffield Branch today!

12/06/2022

This Saturday, December 10 join us for an afternoon of holiday fun at the Duffield Branch (2507 W. Grand Blvd.)! From Noon - 3:00 pm we welcome members from the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers as they present holiday stories and Santa will be there for selfies!

12/03/2022

Santa and storytelling at the

Photos from Detroit Public Library's post 12/03/2022

Getting ready for ! Join us on the lawn of the tonight from 5-9!

12/01/2022

New Reading Challenge for December--let's read about holidays around the world! This month to complete the challenge read 12 short articles about different holidays. Once completed, you will be eligible for the gift card drawing.
Get started: https://detroitpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

11/30/2022

Holiday Stuffed Pet Adoption at the Wilder Branch! Come and adopt a stuffed animal and provide a loving home for one of our pets--while supplies last.

11/29/2022

You're invited to a concert! Join us at the Parkman Branch on Saturday, December 3 at 2:30 pm for a special Violin Concert performed by the children in Parkman's Violin Class! Then stick around for more holiday fun and help decorate the tree.

11/28/2022

returns on Saturday, December 3! Stop by the from 5 - 9 pm outdoors on the lawn to visit with Santa Claus and make a holiday craft! Special guests Pete The Cat and Peter Rabbit will drop by to visit this outdoor literary-themed holiday installation. Midtown Detroit, Inc.
For more info: https://www.noelnight.org/

Photos from Detroit Public Library's post 11/24/2022

Scenes from the 1974 J. L. Hudson Thanksgiving Day Parade from the Burton Historical Collection.

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Detroit, MI
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General information

The Detroit Public Library (DPL) is the largest 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 metropolitan Detroit.

Currently, the Detroit Public Library consists of a Main Library with 10 subject departments and a number of collections. There are 23 branch libraries, and LOW, a bookmobile service for the community.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday 12pm - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm

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