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 

October 7

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

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

Wednesday

Wednesday

September 25

October 23

4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

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

Star Trek's Roddenberry
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Although Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry died in 1991, his work still speaks to us today. Star Trek historian and author Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek will share examples of how Roddenberry's influence beams through in Discovery, Picard, two animated series, and others, and how he remains the magnet that continues to attract and keep fans.

Altered Book Crafts
Caroline Kennedy Library
Fourth Monday of the Month
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to transform old books into new art. A new theme will be presented each month, and all supplies will be provided. Attend any or all sessions.

September 23
Introduction: Book selection and layout

October 28
Shadow boxes and safes

Cards for Vets
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

We are hosting a card party in honor of Veterans Day. People of all ages are encouraged to create cards and letters to send to our troops, stationed both home and abroad.

Matinee Movie:
Meet Me in St. Louis
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, September 30, 2019
1:00 p.m. 

The setting is St. Louis, the opening days of the 1903 World's Fair. A well-to-do family finds out the father is being transferred to New York just as the family girls are falling in love and looking forward to the fair. Based on Sally Benson's book. Starring Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien. 113 minutes. 1944. 

Create a Garden with Great Winter Interest
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

How does your winter landscape look from inside your house? Even if it's bleak and uninteresting, it can be easy to renovate and redecorate--just treat it like your home! Learn ways to bring excitement and beauty to your winter garden from David Cooper, an English Gardens garden expert. 

Depression Screening
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, October 7, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

When changes in mood and behavior interfere with one's ability to work, sleep, eat and enjoy once pleasurable activities, it could be a sign of depression. National Depression Screening Day gives people the opportunity to take a free, anonymous questionnaire administered by staff from Cruz Clinic to assess their risk for mood and anxiety disorders.

Hamtramck Transformed
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Many Michigan residents recognize Hamtramck for its Polish roots and cultural history. But the city also has the distinction of being the first in America to have a Muslim-majority city council. This presentation by Greg Kowalski of the Hamtramck Historical Museum will explore the rich ethnic history of Hamtramck, which has been called the most diverse city in Michigan.

Michigan's Most Haunted Places
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Join authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen as they take us on a spooky, but fascinating road trip to explore countless hauntings, ghost towns, and bizarre tales of murder and mayhem from more than 300 years of Michigan history. 

Cell Phone Photography
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Instructor Debbie Malyn will teach you creative and technical tips for taking better photos with your cell phone. Participants will be engaged in hands-on practice during class. People of all skill levels are welcome, and may use any phone with a camera. Registration is appreciated by calling 313-791-3800

Halloween Craft
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Patrons of all ages are invited to make a Halloween craft.

Movie:
The Body Snatcher
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson tale in which a doctor is forced to deal with a scurrilous character (Boris Karloff) in order to get cadavers for experiments in 19th century Edinburgh. 77 minutes. 1945.