Phase One of a major landscaping project at the Duffield Branch was completed in August of this year. The project features the beautiful sculpture...
Join the 2015 Summer Reading ProgramsEvery Hero Has a Story @ Your Local Branch LibraryFUN Prizes and More!!!!! Summer Reading Program The...
Comerica Bank Celebrates its 15th year of Java & Jazz Coffee House Series at the Detroit Public Library  Comerica Java & Jazz concerts...


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06/18/15 Sesquicentennial Trifecta - Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony

Join us at the Detroit Public Library as we honor veterans, police, librarians, seniors with this special flag raising ceremony and program. Celebrating Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and of course, Juneteenth.


What:    Sesquicentennial Trifecta


             Juneteenth, Detroit Public Library & Detroit Police Dept.


Where:   Detroit Public Library/Cass Avenue Entrance

06/03/15 Book Lovers Survey

Question: What is the one book (only one), which you would describe as a must-read?


Please share your answer via our web site or submission card! 


To submit via our web site, please click on the following link: or

fill out a submission card at any location & drop into a submission box.


04/21/15 Conversations for Caregivers II

Saturday, May 9, 2015

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Detroit Public Library - Main Library - Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium

Get timely information on preparing for caregiving, legal and financial decision-making, communicating with healthcare providers, reducing caregiver stress, maintaining healthy family dynamics and more...


Call:  313-577-1094

This event is free and open to the public

04/13/15 Renovated Redford Branch Library NOW OPEN!!!

Photos courtesy of Kenneth Gabriel Photography


Renovations to the 20,000+ square foot facility include: new flooring and furniture; updated air conditioning and lighting systems; and the introduction of more than 50 new computers for public use. 


04/07/15 Money Smart Week

Bowen Branch

Saturday, April 18
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Join us for an exciting story time featuring “Berenstain Bears’ Dollars and Sense” and Learning how kids can save for the future. Free Books!!!

Campbell Branch

Thursday, April 23
1:30 pm 

Join us for a make it & take it craft! Free give-a-ways and storiesFree Books!!!

Chandler Park Branch

03/30/15 ART X DETROIT @ the Main Library

03/19/15 DPL Celebrates Poetry Series

03/03/15 Comerica Java & Jazz

Comerica Bank Celebrates its 15th year of Java & Jazz Coffee House Series at the Detroit Public Library 

Comerica Java & Jazz concerts showcase talented jazz musicians for Detroit music fans to enjoy free of charge.  

The free concerts will be held on the third Tuesday of every month from March through July at the Detroit Public Library, Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium located at 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202.

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02/19/15 2015 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 2015 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.

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Special Services

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.

Services for the blind, the visually handicapped, the physically handicapped, or reading disabled.

Learn to read or improve your reading skills at Main Library or the Parkman Branch. 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.