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The Ask-A-Librarian Service is designed to provide brief, factual answers to your reference questions via e-mail or phone.

Please email your question to ask-a-librarian@detroitpubliclibrary.org or call (313) 481-1400.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:30am
Participants will learn how to navigate and utilize computer software, basic Microsoft Word skills...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:30am
Each week our morning storytimes highlight a different concept or seasonal theme explored through...
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Learn general, beginning skills for Windows PCs and Microsoft Word. Adults, Seniors
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Special Services

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.