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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
Movies
Mystery Book Club

Build a Better World SRP

Build a Better World
Dearborn Heights Libraries
Summer Reading Program

June 16 - August 12

Our Summer Reading Program has begun! Stop by one of our library branches to register and find out how to participate.  It's easy to earn rewards by enjoying the many excellent resources and programs available at your Dearborn Heights Libraries!

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Christmas Eve in July Bingo
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Monday, July 24, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Patrons of all ages are invited to play bingo for fun and prizes. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dulcimer Being PlayedStrings & Things
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, July 29, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bring your whole family to enjoy live music by Strings & Things.

Jackson: History and Hard Times in Michigan's First State Prison
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Learn how and why Jackson, Michigan won the battle to have Michigan's first state prison; how the prison became the largest walled prison in the world; how the prison turned a small village of 300 people into a large, thriving industrial city; and other interesting and fun facts about the prison.

Family Fun Afternoon
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, August 3, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p .m. 

Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of games including Family Feud, Yahtzee, Skip-Bo, Uno, and Boggle. Those preferring individual relaxation can choose from coloring books, Sudoku, word searches, and crossword puzzles.

Freedom from Knee Pain
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, August 3, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Relief from knee pain is closer than you think. Join the experts from the Detroit Medical Center to learn about options for joint pain, and discover the benefits of robotic surgery. Refreshments will be served.
Registraton required at www.dmc.org/registration or by calling 888-DMC-2500.   

Renaissance Music Extravaganza
Caroline Kennedy Library
Sunday, August 6, 2017
2:30 p.m. 

Listen to the greatest hits from the Renaissance and Baroque periods played on replica instruments by the Ferndale Viol Consort, Cherry HIll Consort, Old Oaks Renaissance Consort, and A Reasonable Facsimile. You'll hear music from composers Michael Praetorius, Anthony Holborne, Giovanni Gastoldi played in honor of local troubadour Harry Z. Davis who is relocating. 

Weight Loss Wow!
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Dr. Kerrie Saunders focuses on weight loss with proper nutrition. She will discuss food friends and foes, common but little known sources of cholesterol, kitchen strategies, reasons why most diets fail, menopausal issues, fitness tips, and correcting nutritional deficiencies to help curb cravings. 

North Oakland Dixieland Band
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, August 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

This amazing local Dixieland band plays traditional jazz from 1900 - 1950 with emphasis on selections from Louis Armstrong and many early American jazz legends. The performance will include New Orleans jazz and big band tunes and will feature a wide variety of vocals.

Summer Reading Program
Trivia Night and Drawing

Join us for trivia and refreshments! Each correct answer will earn a prize or a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize. 

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

The Meaning of Star Trek
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

With the new Star Trek series due out this Fall, the franchise continues to remain relevant with each new generation.  Larry Nemecek, a national host and expert on Star Trek, returns to speak about the postive aspects of the series that continue to grow its fan base, including its diversity and optimism for the future. 

Detroit in Crisis: The '67 Rebellion
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion, a five day period of unrest that began with the raid of an after hours club in a primarily African American neighborhood. Join Jamon Jordon of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History as he examines the root causes of what is still considered to be one of the most disparaging uprisings in our country's history. 

Farmers Market Fresh
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Our Michigan growing season may be short, but it's spectacular! Join Renee Chodkowski, The Great Foodini, for a fun and delicious presentation on what is fresh and healthy at farmers markets right now. 

The Wonder of Birds
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, August 24, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Avian ethnologist Dr. Craig Perdue will expand your knowledge of birds by talking about behavioral ecology, sharing his experience with birds and other animals, and explaining how our actions impact their world. Other topics will include songs and calls, appearance, identification, habitats, behavior, food, and nesting. All ages are welcome to attend this program which will include live birds. 

Careversations
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an engaging interactive conversation about family caregiving. Whether caring for a family member who lives nearby, far away, or in a nurising home setting, caregiving is a challenge. You'll learn how to build a caregiver support network, tips to care for yourself, and where to find local resources. Refresments will be served. Registration is required by calling 313-791-3800. 

Veterans Thank You written on chalk board
Create-A-Card Party for Our Troops

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursdays, September 7, 2017
and 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. 

Fall Gardening
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Fall is the best time to plant. Learn what needs to be done this season from an expert at English Gardens. Keep your garden healthy and vibrant with plant ideas and tips. Spring bulb planning and planting will be included. A free raffle will be held. 

Animal Communication 101
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Have you ever wondered what your pet was thinking? Do you wish you could connect with your pets after they have died? Leslie Cirinesi, animal communicator, will give a presentation on what animal communication is, how it works, how she started down this path, and what it is like to be an animal communicator. 

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. Really. He hitchhiked and hopped trains to New York and California. Listen to his sotry 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!
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 demonstating 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. 

Learn to Meditate Workshop
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. 

Depression 
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 sandess 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, distinguis it from everyday depression, and explain treatment options. 

Exercise: Cognitive Candy for the Brain
Caroline Kennedy Library
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 cnnection between exercise and increased brain capacity. The old saying "use it or lose it" ios never more valid as related to brain health. Kathy will discuss the latest findings and offer exercises for different ability leves. She will aos discuss aspects fo balance drills together with aerobic exercise. 

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

Everyone experiences stress, sadness, and anxiety from time to time--it's 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. 

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
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 extensivel 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.