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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

Special Adult Programs

Perennial GardeningPerennial Garden
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bring color and texture to your garden year after years. A garden expert from English Gardens will share best garden performers, plus provide tips on selection and care.

Billy Durant and General MotorsBilly Durant
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Russell Dore' will present the life of General Motors founder, Billy Durant. Durant, a relatively unknown icon of American industry. Learn how this high school dropout became worth millions, and yet died penniless. This presentation covers his successful life before entering the automobile industry, his creation of General Motors, his exit from the company, and his attempts to begin again. 

Create-A-Card Party for Our Troops 

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

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Veterans Thank You

Becoming Amish book cover

Becoming Amish
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Jeff Smith, author of Becoming Amish, will relate the story of the Moser family, whose journey for faith, community and purpose took them from wealthy Grosse Pointe to an Amish community in northern Michigan. Learn about their lifestyle transition and the inner workings of the Amish ways and faith.

History of the English LanguageDictionary
Part I: The First Thousand Years 
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Historian Jim Glenn will discuss the beginnings of the English language focusing on the waves of invaders/settlers from the time of the Roman occupation of Britain through the "Old English" period of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. We'll look at the affects of the Norman invasion which resulted in the period of "Middle English" that lasted until the Renaissance.

First Impressions: Home Entrance
Creating an Unforgettable
Entrance to Your Home
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Big and small, contemporary and cottage, this presentation will take you on a tour of America's front doors and walkways. Join Julia Hofley, editor of Michigan Gardener,  to find the inspiration you need to create an unforgetable entrance to welcome and delight. 

Michigan RediscoveredVintage Michigan Map
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Ron Rademacher, traveler extraordinaire, will take you on a journey to Michigan travel destinations that you may have missed. In Michigan Rediscovered, you will follow Rodemacher on a rollicking road trip across our Great Lakes State to more than a dozen overlooked destinations.

Discover the underground rathskeller in Irish HIlls, the gravity mystery in Frankfort, the Monarch butterfly migration, and Lady Godiva in Michigan.

The History of Dearborn Township
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Andrew Kercher, assistant chief curator at the Dearborn Historical Museum, will give a presentation on the history of Dearborn Township. Various topics will be discussed, including early settlement in the area, as well as the history of the Detroit Arsenal at Dearbornville. The vital economic importance of the Rouge River and Ann Arbor Trail to Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. Other points of discussion will include Coon's Mill, the Military Inn, and Gulley Farm. The presentation will also cover the annexation vote followed by the incorporation of Dearborn Heights.