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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

Touch of Thai Cooking ClassThai Noodles
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Geneveive Vang, co-owner and chef of Bankok96, will demonstrate the creation of several Thai dishes. She will make summer rolls with Vietnamese peanut sauce, Thai vegetable curry, and Thai fried rice. Each dish will be low in salt and sugar and be gluten-free.

Ethical Choices Program logo

The Environment and Modern Agriculture

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Katie Farrugia, Humane Educator of the Ethical Choices Program, will explain how alternative choices can protect our environment and health. She will lead a discussion on how raising farm animals and related crops affects ecosystems and our health through climate change, depletion of natural resources, pollution, and world hunger. 

Terror in the City of ChampionsTerror in the City of Champions book cover
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Award-winning author Tom Stanton will weave a stunning, true tale of history, crime, and sports. Richly portraying 1930s American, his book Terror in the City of Champions features a pageant of colorful figures, including iconic athletes, sanctimonious criminals, scheming industrial titans, a bigoted radio priest, J. Edgar Hoover, and two future presidents, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. 

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.