Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, Nobel Prize winner and anti-Apartheid icon passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at his home in Johannesburg at the age of 95.
Thank you Madiba,
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2013 Noel Night
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Join the Detroit Public Library for joyful, holiday fun and activities! We will provide free cider, doughnuts and GOOD Cookies® (while supplies last) and a hot DJ spinning holiday hits for you to dance those calories away. Santa Claus will also be 'in the house' to listen to kids' requests and to take photos.
Discover the Wonders of the Detroit Public Library: An Art and Architectural Tour
Discover the wonders of the Detroit Public Library - Main Library. In celebration of the upcoming 150th year anniversary of the Detroit Public Library (DPL) in 2015, the DPL Friends Foundation has compiled a self-guided walking tour or Docent-Led tour highlighting the art, architecture and collections of the Main Library.. Feel free to explore, learn and discover the wonders of this historic Detroit landmark at your own leisure or with a tour Docent today.
Honoring the Legacy of Clara Stanton Jones
Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 3PM as we honor the legacy of former Detroit Public Library Clara Stanton Jones.
The event will feature guest speaker Haki R. Madhubuti
2013 Summer Reading Booklists
Join the Summer Reading Program and keep reading all summer! Fun activities planned for all ages.
The Detroit Public Library's "Hour Detroit" Cover Shoot
Check out the Detroit Public Library as we grace the cover of Hour Magazine's "Best of Detroit" June issue. A special superhero thanks goes out to Hour Detroit and we will call him Captain Detroit for saving the day.
Guess Who Stopped by the Detroit Public Library?
U.S. Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and Tom Carper (D-DE), both huge Tigers fans, stopped in the Detroit Public Library, Main Library to view the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection.
Don't forget, you too can check out one of the most impressive collections in sports. Before you go to Opening Day on Friday, make a stop at the "The Lulu and Ernie Harwell Display Room" at Main Library on Woodward, just north of Warren.
It houses a portion of the collection, including seats from Tiger Stadium and a mock broadcast booth. Access to the display room is by appointment.
Jo Anne G. Mondowney named a 2013 Woman of Excellence
The Detroit Public Library Commission, Administration and Staff Congratulate
Jo Anne G. Mondowney
On Being Named a 2013 Woman of Excellence
Thank you for your continued leadership, diligence, perseverance and vision in moving the Detroit Public Library forward. Wonderful things are happening at the Library and we wish you continued success as we prepare to celebrate 150 years of service to the citizens of Detroit in 2015.
70th Anniversary Lecture Series
The E. Azalia Hackley Collection is part of the Detroit Public Library’s Special Collections Department and is located on the third floor of the Main Library. For more information, please call 313-481-1397 or visit us at www.thehackley.org
Lectures are free and open to the public
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