Comerica, Detroit Public Library kick off 15th year of Java & Jazz with Detroit's own...
The Detroit Public Library 150th Anniversary Celebration continues with a Celebration of Poetry in partnership with Broadside Press
The Majestic Cafe 4140 Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Bowen BranchSaturday, April 18 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join us for an exciting story time featuring...
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Target. Home Depot. Staples. Lowe's. Sony. The White House.  What do all these places have in...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
 Join in the fun of Money Smart Week with this family fun event. Come out and create a board...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
Visit with “Cute and Cuddly” animals and learn about where they live, what they eat and other fun...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
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The Detroit Public Library (DPL) launched its newly digitized collections...

The DPL Friends Foundation presents docent-led tours highlighting the art,...

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The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library began as the private library...
Until further notice, in-person service at the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) is by...
The E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts was established in...
The Ernie Harwell Sports Collection began in 1966 when sportscaster Ernie Harwell made his initial...
Since 1948, the Detroit Public Library Rare Book Collection has acquired and preserved rare...


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