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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12/09/14 The Detroit Public Library Launches New Digital Collections

The Detroit Public Library (DPL) launched its newly digitized collections that showcase rare and unique images from the Library’s Special Collections. These online collections feature more than 67,000 images that have been digitized and cataloged for public use.  

DPL’s Digital Collections will allow users to remotely access photographs and other items from the Burton Historical Collection, National Automotive History Collection, E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Ernie Harwell Sports Collection and the Rare Book Collection.


12/08/14 New hoopla Detroit Service

Find out what all the hoopla is about at the Detroit Public Library. Discover hoopla, the free digital app now available in Detroit that places thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks all at your fingertips. 

12/08/14 hoopla Digital Service

Borrow free digital videos, movies, music and audiobooks with your Detroit Public Library card

11/07/14 Burton Historical Collection featured on PBS “Finding Your Roots” series

10/21/14 FEMA Assistance

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA is providing assistance with filling out applications for flood relief at these Detroit Public Library locations through October 30, 2014.

10/15/14 Junior Great Books 2014

The 50th year of Junior Great Books at the Detroit Public Library sponsored by the Detroit Public Library Friend's Foundation begins Saturday September 13, 2014. Students in grades 1-12 can participate in "Shared Inquiry" discussions lead by adult facilitators trained by the Great Books Foundation.

10/09/14 Created Equal - The Loving Story

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:00-8:30 pm

10/07/14 Author Talk with Dr. Joy Lawson Davis

Saturday, October 11

2:30 PM

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09/22/14 The Abolitionists

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:00-8:00 pm

08/20/14 Community Art Project

Community Art Project
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Children's Library

Express your creativity by making a sand art project. Join artist Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan to create multi colored- sand art book marks. Open to all ages.

Gail has led art workshops in a variety of mediums including tile, sand, paint, beads and more! She believes in the power of art to teach and heal, and has a strong commitment to the belief that every individual has the power to create!

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Today: December 18, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:30am
Short ‘One on One’ or small group tutorials with open computer questions. Call or visit the...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:30pm
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
 Come out and join the “Crocheting Lady”, Ellaniece Shephard as she gets you “hooked” on the...
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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.

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Learn to read or improve your reading skills. 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.