Phase One of a major landscaping project at the Duffield Branch was completed in August of this year. The project features the beautiful sculpture...
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...


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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!

08/06/14 Thank You

Thank you, Detroit!

On Tuesday, August 5, Detroit voters supported Proposal L, the renewal of the Detroit Public Library's dedicated 4.0 mills. The unofficial results posted by the Detroit Election Commission indicate the proposal received 52,877 "Yes" votes (75.05%) and 17,581 "No" votes (24.95%).

07/02/14 Nominate Your Favorite Author for Authors @ DPL

Read some good books lately?

Want to meet your favorite author here at DPL?

Let us know the author you would like to visit the DPL

Author’s Name: ________________________________________

Book Title: ____________________________________________

06/19/14 2014 Summer Reading

Join the 2014 Summer Reading Programs

Fizz Boom Read & Spark A Reaction

@ Your Local Branch Library

FUN Prizes and More!!!!!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:15am
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Join Sensei Bolden and his instructors for martial arts instruction
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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. 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.