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11/21/11 Detroit Library Commission approves the closure of four branch locations

At its meeting on November 15, 2011, the Detroit Library Commission approved the closure of four branch libraries.


12/07/11 Duffield Landscaping Project

Phase One of a major landscaping project at the Duffield Branch was completed in August of this year. The project features the beautiful sculpture pictured above, which was created by the College for Creative Studies. The project is the work of the West Grand Boulevard Collaborative and was supported by MSU's Horticultural Department. It was funded, in part, by a Community Arts program grant from the Kresge Foundation.


12/16/11 Book Club in a Bag

The Detroit Public Library now offers a quick and easy way to host a book discussion group: Book Club in a Bag.  Each kit contains multiple copies of a popular book, a list of discussion questions, and other support materials such as author biographies and published reviews, all packaged in a sturdy zipper bag for you to carry.


02/21/12 2012 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 2012. 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.  


03/05/12 Doodle 4 Google Exhibition

Come out to the Detroit Public Library as we host the Doodle 4 Google (TM) Exhibit at Main Library.  The exhibition will be on display from May 22 - September 30, 2012 and feature the Michigan 2012 finalists for the Doogle 4 Google competition.  Entries were submitted from all across Michigan and these finalists represent the top submissions in each age group. 


Exhibition Opens on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Detroit Public Library - Main Library...come check it out.


03/20/12 March is National Reading Month

Fall in Love with reading all over again in the month of March.  We invite you to come celebrate National Reading Month at the Detroit Public Library by discovering a new book today.  Don’t know what book to read?  No problem!  Check out our 2012 African American Booklist for your all-in-one resource to find great new read.


03/27/12 2011 Community Report

You are invited to spend a few moments viewing the Detroit Public Library’s first ever online video community report entitled, “It’s All About You!”

Our 2011 theme is based on our commitment to making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. The report showcases several of the Library’s meaningful programs and services that enhance the quality of life for Detroiters of all ages.  Enjoy and please share!

Click here to view the online community report.


05/03/12 Detroit 24/7

 

Join us at the Detroit Public Library, Main Library for the Detroit 24/7 Game finale celebration on Wednesday June 6, 2012 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.   Come out for free food, fun activities and cool prizes for top game participants. 

This event is free and open to the public.  Free parking is available in the employee lot off Putnam Street.  For more information, please call Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning at (313) 259-4407.


06/07/12 Everyblock comes to the Detroit Public Library

Connect with each other & get your neighborhood news from EveryBlock at everyblock.com/dpl


06/07/12 Doodle 4 Google Exhibition

Come out to the Detroit Public Library as we host the Doodle 4 Google (TM) Exhibit at Main Library.  The exhibition will be on display from May 22 - September 30, 2012 and feature the Michigan 2012 finalists for the Doogle 4 Google competition.  Entries were submitted from all across Michigan and these finalists represent the top submissions in each age group. 


Exhibition Opens on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Detroit Public Library - Main Library...come check it out.


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