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
An Evening with Bettye LaVette
Thursday, February 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
2013 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 2013 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.
Black and Blue Documentary Free Screening
Join us on Friday, February 15, 7:30 PM for the screening of the documentary "Black and Blue," the story of former President Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the controversy prior to a 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech football game at Michigan Stadium.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session from the film’s director Brian Kruger as he details the events that took place when Georgia Tech came to Ann Arbor to play the University of Michigan football team.
Dale Rich Collection Presents:
Exhibit Opening & Discussion
Join us on Saturday, February 2, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Detroit Public Library - Main Library - Friends Auditorium for Nationally acclaimed photographer, historian, genealogist and activist Dale Rich as he presents "Thenceforward and Forever Free, The Emancipation Proclamation," a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of that historic document, signed in 1863.
Detroit Future City Plan is Available at the Library
The Plan is Complete!
After hundreds of meetings, connecting with people over 163,000 times, and over 30,000 conversations ... the plan is complete and ready. The DETROIT FUTURE CITY plan can now be accessed at your local Detroit Public Library location near you.
For more information or to download your own copy, just click on www.detroitlongterm.com or call their toll free hotline at 800.234.7184.
Free Tax Assistance
Accounting Aid Society and AARP offers free tax preparation for the 2012 tax year by volunteers at three Detroit Public Library locations. In addition to the libraries, Accounting Aid Society is offering free tax assistance at more than 25 other locations throughout southeast Michigan. Seniors and those physically unable to visit a tax site can use Accounting Aid’s homebound tax service. For details, call the agency at 866-763-0873 or visit www.accountingaidsociety.org.
Coleman A. Young Mayoral Papers $87,400 Grant
The Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation Receives $87,400 Grant for the Coleman A. Young Mayoral Papers
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