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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 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!

The Last Hobo
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Before Dearborn resident Dan Grajek was a marketing professional and English teacher, he was a hobo. He hitchhiked and hopped trains to New York and California. Listen to his story as it relates to the uniquely American archetype celebrated by authors like John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, and Mark Twain. 

Brain Health...It's All Good News!weight lifting brain
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:00 p.m .- 8:30 p.m. 

Discover the latest findings on the aging brain which dispel past theories about genetic predisposition to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's. Specially designed brain drills demonstrating how to enhance and encourage healthy brain function will be presented. Experience special brain exercises designed to work different parts of the brain. 

Polish Cooking
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Learn to create favorite Polish foods from culinary instructor Mary Spencer, owner of Tast: A Cook's Place. Mary will prepare specialty dishes of her heritage, including dill pickle soup, Polish vegetable salad, and apple szarlotka. Samples will be provided. Registration is appreciated by calling 313-791-3800. 

Veterans Thank You written on chalk boardCreate-A-Card Party for Our Troops
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, October 5, 2017       
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

People of all ages are invited to decorate and inscribe cards to send to our troops. You may also bring in cars that you've made at home. 

Learn to Meditate Workshopperson is meditation pose
Caroline Kennedy Library
Mondays, October 2, 2017 - November 6, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Meditation can be a useful tool in helping you find calm and peace in the middle of life's daily stresses. In this 6-week workshop, certified Heartfulness Institute trainers will teach a simple set of relaxation and meditation exercises, which can help restore balance in life, manage stress, improve your health, and lead to inner calm and peace. 

Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Everyone experiences the symptoms of depression at one time or another, however, some people experience more profound and long-lasting feelings of sadness which may indicate a more serious condition known as clinical depression. A therapist from Cruz Clinic in Livonia will explain the symptoms and causes of clinical depression, distinguish it from everyday depression, and explain treatment options. 

Exercise: Cognitive Candy for the Brain

Caroline Kennedy Librarygroup practicing tai chi

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Join Kathy Housey, Brains and Balance certified instructor, as she presents the exciting and vital connection between exercise and increased brain capacity. The old saying "use it or lose it" is never more valid as when related to brain health. Kathy will discuss the latest findings and offer exercises for different ability levels. She will also discuss aspects of balance drills together with aerobic exercise. 

Depression Screening
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, October 12, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Experiencing stress, sadness, and anxiety from time to time can be a normal part of life. However, when changes in mood and behavior interfere with one's ability to work, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities, it could be a sign of depression. 

National Depression Screening Day gives people the opportunity to take a free, anonymous questionnaire administered by staff from Cruz Clinic to assess their risk for mood and anxiety disorders and provide referral information for treatment. 

easel with heart painted on canvas
Art from the Heart Painting Class

Caroline Kennedy Library

11:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Session 1           Saturday, October 14, 2017
Session 2           Saturday, October 28, 2017

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 ages 18 and up. 

The Witch of Delray book cover

The Witch of Delray
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Karen Dybis, author of Better Made in Michigan, has published a new book, The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres and Detroit's Infamous 1930's Murder Mystery. After detailing her extensive research Rose Veres and the many mysterious deaths that occurred in her boarding house, Karen will engage you with this riveting, true story set in Depression-era Detroit.

Job Search in the Digital Age

Caroline Kennedy Librarywoman typing on laptop
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Two Sessions:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a free interactive workshop on job searching in the digital age. Discover the best websites and apps to connect you to job resources. Learn how to network online and get noticed by hiring managers. 

Your Gut is Your Second Brain
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Learn about the important connections between what you put in your body and how it affects cognitive functioning. Simple dietary changes can make you look and feel better while offering the brain protection. Leaky gut syndrome and the effects of too much sugar will be discussed along with important food strategies.

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

Are You an Owl, a Lark or a Hummingbird?
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 will be offering during the session.