Dearborn Heights Libraries

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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.


Blue rectangle with white lettering that reads, "Library Feud."

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library is holding a Library Feud (It's like Family Feud at the library!) starting January 23, 2019. To help us conduct a proper Feud, we're asking patrons to  answer our Feud survey questions by visiting the links below.  Library Feud is for all ages. We hope to see you there!

Library Feud Survey Part I

Library Feud Survey Part II

Library Feud Survey Part III

Library Feud Survey Part IV

Genealogy Help

Family Tree

Interested in exploring your family's past?
Members of the Dearborn Genealogical Society will be available to help you research your family
using and other websites. 

Monday, January 7, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, January 23, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Caroline Kennedy Library

Altered Book Craft Series
Caroline Kennedy Library 
3rd Mondays of each Month 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
*No meeting January 2019

Learn how to transform old books into new art. All supplies are provided, but you are encouraged to bring along mementos and copies of photos to add to your book. Attend any or all sessions. 

December 17
Page windows and doors
February 18
March 18
Drawers and shadowboxes

Christmas Craft
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Patrons of all ages are welcome to create a Christmas craft. 

Literature to Film Club
Caroline Kennedy Library
Movie at 6:00 p.m./Discussion Follows

A new spin on the traditional library book club. If you enjoy reading books and watching movies, this club is for you! Once a month, we'll meet to watch a movie together and then discuss the transition and interpretation of the literature on the silver screen. About a month before each meeting, we'll have multiple copies of the book available for check out at the front desk. Popcorn will be served. You're welcome to bring your own drinks along. 

Literature to Film 2018/2019 Schedule

December 19: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
January 16: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
February 20: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
March 20: The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
April 17: Beloved by Toni Morrison
May 15: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobosky

Diabetes Prevention
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, January 8, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and 90% of those people don't even know they have it. Without intervention, 15-30% of those people will develop Type 2 diabetes within five years. Learn what prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes are, and about your personal risk factors, as well as what you can do to prevent diabetes.

Supercharged Smoothies
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, January 15, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

See how fast and easy it is to make delicious, nutritious blended drinks using fresh ingredients and powders. Tammy Warren of VegMichigan will show you tricks for making great, green smoothies in any household blender. Samples provided. Registration is appreciated by calling 313-791-3800. 

Addictive Behavior
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, January 17, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

In addition to substances like drugs and alcohol, people can be addicted to behaviors, such as gambling, shopping, eating, and playing computer games. How do you know when these normal activities become an addiction? Terrence Shulman, founder/director of The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending, and Hoarding, will provide an overview and help you distinguish between normal, problematic, and addictive behaviors. 

Adult Painting Class

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. For adults 18 and older who have not attended a previous painting class at Dearborn Heights Libraries. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library 
Saturday, January 19, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Caroline Kennedy Library 
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, January 22, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mongolia is a remote, landlocked nation situated between Russia and China populated by nomads.  Join Dr. Orin Gelderloos, recently returned from traveling to Mongolia,  as he guides you through this country where few tourists go. Travel with Dr. Gelderloos as he explores the capital Ulaanbaatar, travels across mountains and desert, lodges in a ger, watches Naadam competitions, and searches for real Mongolian BBQ.

How to Take Razor-Sharp Photos
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, January 23, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Award-winning photographer, Dr. Wayne Fisk will teach you how to take better photos whether you use a point-and-shoot, an iPhone, or DSLR camera. He will discuss important concepts including automatic vs. manual settings, depth of field, exposure settings, and lighting. Bring your cameras, manuals, and questions.

Library Feud
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesdays, January 23 - March 27
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m 
Note: Game on Thursday, February 7
in place of February 6

Sign up the whole family for a boisterous game of fun. You can also register as an individual to be paired with other individuals on a team. Teams will be randomly selected to compete. Registration is required by calling 313-791-6050.

Cut the Cord
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, January 28, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 

Tired of paying those high bills for cable TV? Learn how to "cut the cord" and still enjoy programming using streaming devices and services such as Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix and more.