Phase One of a major landscaping project at the Duffield Branch was completed in August of this year. The project features the beautiful sculpture...
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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08/26/16 American Girl Doll Melody Detroit Launch Video

Welcome home American Girl Doll Melody!



04/28/16 WCCCD's Chancellor Reading Carnival for Children

Saturday, May 21, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WCCCD Downtown Campus

1001 W. Fort Street

Detroit, MI 48226



Join the fun and discover the wonderful world of books at the WCCCD's Chancellor Reading Carnival for Children. For more information, call 313.496.2704.

04/27/16 Used Book Sale

Great books at great prices!
Join us for the Spring Book Sale and stock up on some reading material. Prices from $1 to $5 with some exceptions.

04/04/16 April System Wide Event Listing

Looking for some cool activities in your neighborhood this month?

04/01/16 2016 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 2016 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.

03/04/16 Detroit Public Library & Comerica Bank Celebrate 16 Sweet Years Together
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



12/18/15 Need Affordable Health Insurance?

Don't Delay, Sign Up on Tuesdays @ the Library!!!

Health is directly connected to our quality of life, so take the time out of your week and join us at the Library to get covered.


Every Tuesday from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Open enrollment ends on January 31, 2016




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Detroit, MI 48202


12/09/15 Once Upon A Time March Programs

Activities that spark your child's creativity and imagination


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4600 Martin

Detroit, MI. 313-481-1590

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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.