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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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12/18/14 Detroit Public Library Fact Sheet

The Detroit Public Library (DPL) is the largest public library system in the state of Michigan. The Main Library and its 21 neighborhood branches make it one of the most valuable and accessible public institutions in the state. As an independent municipal corporation, administered through the Detroit Library Commission, funding for the library is primarily generated through a dedicated millage, approved by the citizens of Detroit.


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

http://www.dptv.org/programs/finding-your-roots/?channelId=473632ba511d4aa7b595092bee296706&channelListId&mediaId=37c2c31ae60a4da49f8a04c2c59cee88


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


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Today: December 20, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Short ‘One on One’ or small group tutorials with open computer questions. Call or visit the library...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:00am
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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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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