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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.

Ethnic Cooking
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

white bowl filled with chicken paprikash

Culinary instructor Mary Spencer will prepare a variety of ethnic foods reflecting the diverse cultures in metro Detroit. Mary will prepare panznella (Italian bread and tomato salad), Hungarian chicken paprikash, and warm Indian rice pudding. Recipes and samples will be provided. Registration is appreciated by calling 313-791-3800.

 This event has been rescheduled for October 10 

Hear the Roar: The Detroit Tigers' Tale
Caroline Kennedy Library
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Detroit Tigers baseball logo

Four World Series championships. Eleven league pennants. Seven division titles. Since 1901, the Tigers have been one of the baseball's most exciting teams with dynamic athletes, such as Willie Horton, Hank Greenberg and Ty Cobb. They have played many unforgettable games at four ballparks in downtown Detroit. Join Dr. William Anderson as he explores the Tigers' storied history.

Top Performing Annuals
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, April 30, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

pink zinnias

Annuals are all-stars in the garden. They use their limited bloom time wisely by filling your garden with outstanding blooms. Join us to hear from an expert from English Gardens about the ins and outs of planting annual flowers, including tips on how and when to plant annuals.

Perennial Gardening
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Perennial garden with rock wall

The secret to a great perennial garden in understanding how to use perennial varieties that will keep your garden in color from early spring through fall. A garden expert from English Gardens will show favorite perennials to help create a long-blooming landscape.

The Ghent Altarpiece
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, May 7, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Ghent Altarpiece

Art lecturer Karen Imarisio will explore the fascinating story of Jan and Hubert van Eyck's Ghent altarpiece, the most stolen artwork of all time. Explore the fascinating story of this masterpiece, which as been looted in three wars, burned, forged, smuggled, and hunted by Nazi's, and learn the role the Monuments Men played in its recovery,  along with other cultural property during and after WWII.

The Great Foodini's Top 10 
Tips to Make Kitchen Magic
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Woman and man preparing dinner. Cutting vegetables.

The Great Foodini, Renee Chodkowski, will speak on her most requested topic. Everyone can learn from her kitchen magic, including those who love to cook, those who hate to cook, and those who have to cook. From knife skills to time savers, learn how to make cooking fun, fresh, and delicious. Samples will be served. Registration is appreciated by calling 313-791-3800.

Mother's Day Date
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, May 12, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Happy Mother's Day in pink script with flowers

Bring your mother and father to the library for a fun afternoon of games. We have Uno, Boggle, Battleship, Family Feud, Travel Clue, Bingo, Yahtzee, Bubble Talk, card games, and more. Snacks will be provided. 

Introduction to Face Reading
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Woman thinking

Western face reading has been scientifically validated to 92% accuracy.  Face reading expert, Lin Klaassen, will teach you how to read 10 facial traits  in order to gain insight into a person's true nature. She will also read the faces of audience volunteers. Bring a mirror for your own personal observations. 

Hip and Joint Pain Treatment Options
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

person with hand on painful knee

If your knees or hip pain is keeping you from enjoying the activities you once loved, freedom from joint pain is closer than think. In this interactive class, a physician who specialized in joint pain will teach you about the causes of joint pain and the available advanced treatments. This informal class is the perfect time to ask questions and get the answers you need from a specialist.

Donut Dolly:
An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

cover of book , "Donut Dolly" by Joann Kotcher

Joann Puffer Kotcher will tell the riveting tale of her service as Red Cross Donut Dolly during the Vietnam War. Kotcher and other Donut Dollies were assigned to combat support duty and often found themselves in fox holes nose to nose with the enemy. 

Chemical Overload
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

woman wearing mask, holding armful of household cleaners

Toxic chemicals lurk everywhere and can affect our health. Join, Kat Burtney, a certified holistic health and life coach, as she shares steps you can take to reduce your chemical overload and the burden to your immune system. Everyone can benefit from this program, whether your're fighting a disease or looking to improve your health. 

Land of the Morning Calm

Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:00 p.m . - 8:30 p.m. 

photo of Seoul Korea Han River evening

The Republic of Korea, or South Korea as it is more commonly known, calls itself, The Land of the Morning Calm. Learn about this fascinating country and its ancient culture from Mariya Fogarasi, who spent four years on an American army post in Seoul.

Great Lakes Pirates
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

two pirate ships on the water

Did you know that pirates once sailed our inland seas? In the 1700s through early 1900s, the waters of Great Lakes were a Wild West. Great Lakes historian Lori Feret will tell us about the pirates who once sailed our lakes.

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.  

Create a Card Party for Our Troops

military style legos

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!