Dearborn Heights Libraries

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Adult Programs

All programs are held at Caroline Kennedy Library unless otherwise noted.
Attendance at Library events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Dearborn Heights Libraries.

Genealogy Help

Family Tree

Interested in exploring your family's past? Members of the Dearborn Genealogical Society will be available to help you research your family using and other websites. 

Monday, June 11    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, June 27 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, July 9     12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, July 30       4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

Books & Bikes
Saturdays in the Park

Woman in a park, leaning against a bike with a book in her hands.

On Saturdays between May and September, a portion of Hines Drive is closed to car traffic -- perfect for a bike ride with some book talking. 

We'll meet at Helms Haven at 10 a.m. sharp and bike west to Nankin Mills for our turnaround -- a total of 13 miles (you're welcome to turn around earlier, if you  wish). 

June 23
July 21
August 18
September 22

This event is open to riders of all abilities. Children must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver. Please bring water. Helmet use is encouraged.

Blood on the Mitten 
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

 cover of book, Blood on the Mitten" by Tom Carr

Tom Carr, author of Blood on the Mitten: Infamous Michigan Murders, 1700s to Present, will discuss some of Michigan's most notorious murders and other crimes.  

A Beacon into Michigan's History

Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, August 6, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Point Sable lighthouse on Lake Michigan

On August 7, 1789, U.S. Congress passed the Lighthouse Act, commissioning the first federally funded lighthouse in the country. Thirty-six years later, in 1825, the first lighthouse in Michigan was built at the source of the St. Clair River at Fort Gratiot. This first beacon was followed by another 200 built throughout the state.

Learn why Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, and what these monuments tell us about local, state, and national history. Lauren Nelson, manager of the Fort Gratiot Light Station, will discuss these topics and more.  

Adult Summer Reading Program 2018

Libraries Rock ribbon laptop violin and flowers

Summer Reading Parties

Join us for the start of our Summer Reading Program! We will have games, treats, and crafts. We encourage all ages, children, teens and adults to register and learn how to earn rewards. We will have six weeks of special programs to inspire reading and summer activity. Summer Reading is a great way to continue literacy skills through the summer and share fun and rewarding activities with the whole family. The program runs through August 4. 

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, June 22, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, June 23, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Family Fun Afternoon
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, Jun 27
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Bring the family for an afternoon of gaming including Bubble Talk, Skip-Bo, Uno and Yahtzee. Snacks will be provided. 

Animal Spirit Guide
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 11
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Leslie Cirinesi, a Reiki master and animal communicator, will explain the Native American tradition of animal spirit guides, which are sent to individuals to offer help, guidance, and insight. Then you will be guided through a meditation to find your own animal spirit guide. 

Musical Bingo
People of all ages are welcome to play music-themed bingo for fun and prizes. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Friday, July 13
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, July 14
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Motown Cupcake
All ages are invited to create a musical masterpiece with a cupcake. Registration is required. 
Register online here or by calling the libraries at the phone numbers below. 

Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, July 16
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*Registration required.
Call 313-791-3800.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. LIbrary
Wednesday, July 18
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*Registration required.
Call 313-791-6050.

Happy Laughter Yoga
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 18

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Laugh, clap, play, breath deeply, and gently stretch with laughter leader, Lynne West. Participation will leave you feeling energized, happy, connected to others, and more relaxed. 
No yoga mat required. 

Super Simple, Super Nutritious
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 25
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Dr. Kerrie Saunders will show you how to get super nutrition using real food from your grocery store. She will discuss food friends and foes, little known sources of cholesterol, why most diets fail, where to start, and simple ingredient substitutions that can help make the transition to a healthier lifestyle quick and easy. Samples will be served.
Registration appreciated by calling 313-791-3800.

A Merry July Bingo

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, July 26
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

People of all ages are welcome to play bingo for fun and prizes. 

Summer Reading Finale
Kids can enjoy treats, games and crafts, Every child will receive a free book.
Our closing parties will also be the last opportunity for children to report reading and claim prizes. 

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, August 3
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, August 4
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.