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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

Essential Oils for Petsessential oils for pets
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Leslie Cirinesi will discuss the benefits of essential oils for pets. Learn which essential oils work well for helping your pet cope with anxiety, allergies, ear issues, and other issues. These essential oil remedies can benefit humans, too!

The History of Dearborn Township
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Entrance to Detroit Arsenal at Dearbornville, 1864

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


Thank You Veterans signCreate-A-Card Party for Our Troops
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, June 1, 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.

Pet adoption graphic Adopt

Animal Adoption
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, June 3, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Better Place Animal Rescue and Lake Erie Metro Animal Rescue will have cats and dogs for adoption outside the library. They will also have a bake sale and raffle to benefit their rescue groups.

Brain Lifting WeightsHealthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and body are connected. Studies indicate that proper brain and heart health can contribute to a potential reduction in the risk of diseases, and can ultimately lead to a longer and healthier life.

Learn how to develop habits for living a healthy lifestyle and about research in the areas of diet, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.

History of the English Language, Part IIIEnglish dictionary entry
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Historian Jim Glenn concludes his series by examining historical events and immigrant groups who have built our nation and our version of the English language. Historical influences include riverboats, railroads, pioneers, gold rushes, cowboys, Indians, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Mark Twain, Zane Grey, movies, two world wars, TV, and the internet.

Plant-Based at Every MealAssorted vegetables
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A plant-based diet is beneficial for promoting health and preventing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Chef Kate of ZENutrition will discuss healthy alternatives to animal products. She will also provide instruction on how to prepare three meals, each featuring a different plant protein source: veggie tofu scramble, curried tempeh salad, and lentil tacos. Join us for fun and samples!

Doctor holding chalkboard with words "Alzheimer's Disease"

Know the 10 Signs:
Early Detection Matters

Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, June 29, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

If you or someone you know if experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies, and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people living with Alzheimer's disease, addresses the ten warning signs, and covers what to do if you observe signs in yourself or someone else.

Adult SRP banner

Summer Reading Start-Up Parties

Join us for our Summer Reading Program kick-off parties for all ages. Enjoy games, treats and crafts! Children, teens, and adults can register during the parties or any time after to learn about summer reading activities and how to earn rewards. The program continues through August 12.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, June 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, July 1, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Construction Bingo

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

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, July 6, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve in July Bingo

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

Improving Your Pet's Environment
Improving Your Pet's Environment

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Learn how to reduce toxins in your home for the health of your pet and yourself. Dr. Jill Tack, owner of The Pet Beastro, will provide tips on where to find toxins in your home, how to replace toxic products with natural options, and how to support your pets if they have been exposed to toxins.

Tai Chi for EveryoneGroup performing tai chi
Caroline Kennedy Library 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tai chi can be used to reduce stress, increase 
flexibility, reduce the risk of falls, and improve muscle strength and balance. Instructor Hildegard Neumann will introduce you to this gentle martial art by reviewing the history, explaining different styles, and leading the class in basic moves.

Cupcake Wars

Cupcake Wars are back!

John F. Kennedy Jr. Library - July 12th at 5 pm

Caroline Kennedy Library - July 15th at 2:30 pm

Cupcakes and decorations are provided, so just bring your creativity! All ages welcome. Winners will be awarded prizes for the best cupcake design.

Register here or call John F. Kennedy Jr. Library at (313) 791-6050 or Caroline Kennedy Library at (313) 791-3800.

Conquer Your Paperwork Mountainpaperwork mountain
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Does your paperwork seem to multiply becoming a mountain very quickly? Is your growing collection of paperwork causing stress and anxiety? Professional organizer, Soo Porter, will offer tips and suggestions to help you gain control over your paperwork mountain.

YogaYoga pose
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Natalie Cooper from Summit on the Park will discuss and demonstrate the importance of proper posture and breathing while doing yoga. Cooper will then lead the class in a yoga session. Please bring a mat or towel if you plan to participate. Registration is required by calling 313-791-6050.

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.