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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 DPL Friends Foundation presents docent-led tours highlighting the art, architecture and collections of the Main Library. Free, one hour...
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Sunday hours are back at your Detroit Public Library!
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Budding young artists learn basic skills in these fun-filled, free visual art classes. Students create a new project each week. Pre-registration...
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12/04/17 ARISE DETROIT! THE CITY, THE HEART, THE HOPE

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE FREE PUBLIC PREMIER OF THE DOCUMENTARY: ARISE DETROIT! THE CITY, THE HEART, THE HOPE
Produced by award-winning director Jeffrey Miller

WHEN: SUNDAY, DEC. 17, 2 P.M.-4 P.M.

WHERE: MAIN BRANCH, DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY
5201 WOODWARD, DETROIT, MI 48202

WHAT YOU’LL SEE: AN INSPIRING LOOK AT RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO ARE WORKING TO TRANSFORM THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.


11/30/17 Noel Night

Saturday, December 2, 2017

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.


10/10/17 Take Me Out to the Opera

Take Me Out to the Opera “The Summer King”

November 1, 2017

5:00-8:00 p.m.


“Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Public Library honor Negro League’s Josh Gibson, other greats”

 

Josh Gibson is finally going to get his due.   

 


09/22/17 ProjectArt @ the Detroit Public Library

Budding young artists learn basic skills in these fun-filled, free visual art classes. Students create a new project each week.

 

Pre-registration is required at the library or online at:


09/14/17 Dlectricity is Back @ the Detroit Public Library

09/01/17 Authors @ the Detroit Public Library Series

 

November Author Visits 

 


08/09/17 Sunday Family Fundays

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Sunday hours are back at your Detroit Public Library!


07/21/17 DPL on the QLine

DPL on the QLine

@ Ferry and Warren Avenue Stations


Main Library

5201 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48202

313-481-1300

 


03/17/17 2017 African American Booklist

The Detroit Public Library has published its African American Booklist for 49 years. This bibliography provides a selected list of books by and/or about African Americans. The works of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and young adults were reviewed and recommended by librarians of the Detroit Public Library. 


02/14/17 The 13th Amendment Program

 


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Today: December 15, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Grammy Award winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor’s lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a...
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