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.

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Genealogy Help
Members of the Dearborn Genealogical Society will be available to help you research
your family history using ancestry.com and other websites. 

Location

Day

Date

Time

Caroline Kennedy Library

Monday

Wednesday

Monday

February 24

March 25

April 20

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

Monday 

Wednesday

March 9

April 8

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Altered Books
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, February 24, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to transform old books into new art. This final month's theme is marbling.

Railroading in Wayne County
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, February 24, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Anthony Rzucidlo, president of the Michigan Railroad Club, will take us on a virtual tour of rail activity in Wayne County via narrated slideshow. Learn about current and historical buildings, cabooses, locomotives, maintenance-of-way equipment, stations, yards, and more.

**CANCELLED**

Review Your Estate Plans
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Probate can be timely and costly. Attorney Gary F. Allen will cover estate planning options to avoid probate. He will discuss what you should look for in your estate plan when considering whether it needs updating, how often you should review it, and general principles of estate planning so you know if your plan is up-to-date. 

Yoga for Success
Caroline Kennedy Library
Sunday, March 1, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. This session offers simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. No prior experience with yoga is required.
RSVP at https://www.innerengineering.com/Free-Sessions. For more info call: 313-451-4742.

Winter Trivia Contest
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join the fun and intellectual stimulation of adult trivia. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served.

Michigan's Haunted Lighthouses
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Michigan is home to more than 120 lighthouses, nearly three dozen of which are rumored to be haunted by former keepers, their families, or others who perished nearby. Dianna Sampfler of Promote Michigan will tell stories of people who had the romantic, yet dangerous, job of tending a beacon on the Great Lakes.

How to Hunt and Apply for a Mortgage
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, March 7, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Whether you are buying a new home or refinancing an old one, you will be applying for a mortgage. Before making any decisions that could affect the next 30 years of your life, learn how evaluate the options. Realtor Eman Haidar will help you find the mortgage that fits your needs and budget.

Amazing Houseplants that Purify Your Air
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, March 9, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Houseplants brighten your home and clean our air. Learn how to properly select and care for plants that will thrive indoors. Larry Kulpa of English Gardens will explain how indoor plants can beautify your home and provide incredible health benefits.

Superstitious Jeopardy
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Friday, March 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Overcome superstition and play Jeopardy on Friday the 13th. Patrons of all ages can win library bucks, which can be redeemed for prizes. 

Book Discussion: Lab Girl
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, part of the Big Read, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Historic Fort Wayne
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, March 19, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Historic Fort Wayne , situated on the Detroit River, was used by the U.S. Army between 1841 and 1972. Thomas Berlucchi, Chairman of the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition, will present its history and transition to a park for the City of Detroit, and plans for its future.

Pysanky Workshop
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, March 21, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn the background and history of the folk tradition of creating pysanky from ethnographer Amie Klein. You will participate in making traditional, multicolored Ukrainian/Polish pysanky using hot wax and dyes. Once completed, each participant will have a finished egg, a list of resources, and tools to make more pysanky at home. Space is limited. Registration is required and will begin February 17. Call: 313-791-3800.

Handmade

Join us for a brand new adults-only craft series. No craft experience required. We provide the supplies. You bring the creativity! 

Spring 2020 Session
Caroline Kennedy Library
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3/23/20     Decoupage Coasters    
4/27/20     Garden & Patio Lanterns
5/18/20     Fridge Magnets

The New Civilian Conservation Corps Needs You!
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, March 23, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dorothy McLear, program coordinator at U of M - Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center, will explain how you can become part of the civilian conservation corps. Learn how to become a conservation steward in your own backyard, providing critical habitat for pollinators, such as insects and birds.

Sharpie Tie-Dye Craft
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us for some retro fun and make a Sharpie tie-dye book bag to take home. All supplies will be provided. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required by calling 313-791-6050.

New Laws Affecting Your Estate Plans
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Attorney Gary F. Allen will review recent changes to Michigan law and IRS regulations that will affect your existing estate plan. This seminar will explain those changes and what you need to include and change in your estate plan.

Poetry Month: Create a Poem
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
April 1, 2020- April 30, 2020

April is Poetry Month, so get your paper and pen out and create a poem. Turn your poem in at the circulation desk. The top two poems, selected by library staff, will  receive a prize. All poems will be displayed in the library. Children and adults are invited to participate.

Easter Crafts
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Patrons of all ages are invited to make Easter crafts.

A Celebration of Animation
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun, nostalgic and enlightening presentation based on his new book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History. He will show cartoon snippets, play trivia with patrons, discuss the criteria used for ranking characters, and speak about their impact on American culture.

Waste and Recycling
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, April 16, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

How can we reduce our waste? What is sustainability? What can be composted? What materials can go in the recycle bin and where does it all go? Does it really get recycled? Learn about waste and recycling from Victoria Czapski, a GFL representative, who will answer these questions and more.

Adult Painting Class

Follow the instructor to create your own acrylic painting. All materials will be supplied. Space is limited. Registration is required. For adults 18 and older who have not attended a previous painting class at Dearborn Heights Libraries.

Caroline Kennedy Library 
Saturday, April 18, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
To register, call 313-791-3800 
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, April 25, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
To register, call 313-791-6050 

 

Michigan's Past: True & Tall Tales
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Travel back in time with Michigan author and storyteller Judy Gail Krasnow as she journeys into Michigan history with tales that may include legends, lakes, loggers, lighthouses, ship captains, Native Americans, pioneers, abolitionists, trappers, and ghosts.

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, April 23, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

For decades, abandoned buildings and weedy lots dotted the riverfront in downtown Detroit. Learn now the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is revitalizing the riverfront and transforming it into 5.5 miles of parks, plazas, and greeways that can be enjoyed by everyone.