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Adult Programs

Programs for Adults


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.

Ongoing Adult Programs

Computer Classes
General Book Discussion
Knitting and Needlecrafts Group
Mystery Book Club

Create Cards for Our Troops
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
November 2 --  December 7 -- January 4

American flag with chalk board that says, "Thank You Veterans"

People of all ages are invited to decorate and inscribe cards to send to our troops. logo

Genealogy Help
Caroline Kennedy Library 

Are you 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, November 6, 2017                      12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017                4:00 p.m . - 8:00 p.m. 

Monday, December 4, 2017                      12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017                4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


Medicare Counseling & Open EnrollmentMMAP icon
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
10:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.

Need help, and not sure where to turn? MMAP Counselors will be available to:

  • Answer all your Medicare questions

  • Enroll you in Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan

  • Apply for Medicare Savings and Extra Help Program for Medicare   Part D

Bring your Medicare card and a list of all of your prescriptions.

MMAP is Michigan's State Health Insurance Assistance program and Senior Medicare Patrol. 

MMAP works with Area Agencies on Aging to provide free objective health benefit information and counseling. For more information, call your local Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program at 1-800-803-7174.

group of people showing their vaccines covered with a hear shaped band aid.Walgreens logo

Get Your Flu Shot at the Library
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Walgreens will be onsite to administer flu shots. FREE with most insurance plans. All major insurance plans accepted. Bring your insurance card and driver's license. No appointment necessary. 

Our Island Jewel: Belle Isle Park
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. 

Historical postard of Belle Isle Horticultural Building

Often called the crowning jewel of Detroit's riverfront, Belle Isle has a long and storied history. But for a few twists of fate, this beloved island might have become a much different place. Presented by the Detroit Historical Society with Brendan Roney as your speaker. 

cover of book Jacobson's I Miss It So

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. 

Historian Bruce Kopytek will take you back to the glory days of Jacobson's. He will discuss how the department store got its start, its glory days, and its downfall. 

person playing dulcimer
Silver Strings Dulcimer Concert

John F. Kennedy Library
Saturday, December 9, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

The Silver Stings Dulcimer Society will give a holiday performance of favorite yuletide tunes with dulcimers and a variety of acoustic instruments.

A Merry Little Bingo
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

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

Tax PlanningTax forms
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, January 4, 2018
6:30 p.m. 

Filing your income tax can be complicated. With the tax planning process, the goal is to plan and manage your income taxes and not just report them. Topics to be covered are tax equation, Roth conversion, tax bracket management, and the rules of the tax game. Presented by the Hantz Group. Refreshments will be served. Registration required by calling 734-671-3531, ext. 2487. 

collection of vegetables
Nutrition Class

Caroline Kennedy Library
January 9 -- February 13, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Start the year on a healthy note with this free, six-week nutrition workshop. Each class will feature demonstrations, food tastings, and activities. Learn about quick and healthy meals, eating on a budget, and cooking tips. Taught by Michigan State University Extension and funded by the USDA. Registration is required by calling 313-791-3800. 

Mindful Relaxation
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Find out the importance and lasting effects both relaxation and sleep have on achieving and maintaining brain health. Actual measurable results in brain growth can be achieved by taking out a few minutes each day using the techniques Kathy Housey, certified instructor for Brains and Balance™ will be offering during the session. 

Scam Alert Sign
Don't Get Scammed!

Caroline Kennedy Library 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Retired Sergeant Robert M. Haig of the Detroit Police Department will teach you how to avoid becoming a victim of gypsy scams, utility worker impersonators, pigeon drops, police impersonators, and computer/phone scams.

Lebanese Cooking
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, January 18, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Zee Shami of Zee the Cook Culinary Studio will show you how to create delicious and healthy Lebanese cuisine.  She will demonstrate how to make hummus, vegetarian grape leaves, and fattoush. You'll learn how to create these restaurant favorites at home, and you'll be able to taste samples. Registration is appreciated. 

Painting Class
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Two Sessions (choose one)
January 20 and January 27

Follow the instructor painting in acrylic format to create your own work of art. All materials will be supplied. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 313-791-3800. For adults 18 and older who have not attended a previous class.  

Berlin: History and Highlights of a Fascinating City
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, February 1, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Berlin Castle

The capital of Germany, Berlin has a complex history. Experiencing devasting wars, Berlin remains a cultural and economic success story, whose influence has spanned the world. Mariya Fogarasi spent 10 years in this fascinating city and will focus on favorite highlights of this must-see destination.

Create a Card Party for Our Troops

Now you can bring the party to your house with these handy printing templates! Simply fill them out and turn them in to the John F. Kennedy Jr. Library at your convenience. Click here for the name-only version or here for the children's version. If supervising a minor, please only use first names with no mention of addresses for safety's sake. Our troops work so hard and sacrifice so much, and this is a lovely way to show our appreciation!