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

Wednesday

Wednesday

November 20

January 29

12:00  p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

Monday

Monday

November 4

January 13 

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

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

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.

Veterans Day Card Making
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Children, teens, and adults are invited to create greeting cards for Veterans Day.

Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling
Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, November 8, 2019
10:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D prescription plans is held every year from October 15 - December 7. Choices about health care plans can have a big impact on both your budget and your care. Trained and certified counselors will be available to explain the options and answer questions.

Adult Painting Class

Follow the instructor to create your own acrylic painting. All materials will be supplied. Space is limited. Registration if required by calling the presenting library. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday
November 9, 2019

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration is Required by calling: 313-791-6050

Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday
November 16, 2019

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration is Required by calling: 313-791-3800

*CANCELLED*
Rescheduled for January 16, 2020

R.E.A.D.: Reading Education Assistance Dogs
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sandi Martin will talk about the R.E.A.D program, which she founded in 1999 with the idea that dogs can help children improve their literacy skills, including reading scores, comprehension, increasing vocabulary, building self-confidence, and instilling a love of reading. Sandi will share success stories of these remarkable dogs and the children they have helped.

Detroit's Classic TV Shows
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Locally produced television shows are a thing of the past, but the genre was important in the early days of television. Tim Kiska and Ed Golick will discuss how Soupy Sales, Johnny Ginger, Bill Kennedy and others influenced the hearts and minds of baby boomers--with a special appearance from White Fang.

Adult Coloring
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Relax and de-stress while coloring. Coloring pages will be available or you may bring your own. Pens, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. Ages 18 years and older.

DIA Behind the Seen: Vogue
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, November 18, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Throughout history, clothing, jewelry, and body art have served as an expression of personal and/or cultural identity. Status, social position, religious affiliation, and personal values can also be reflected in how we adorn ourselves. We will explore why humans choose to adorn their clothing and bodies through collected works of art at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Fall Bingo
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, November 23, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

People of all ages are invited to play bingo for fun and prizes.

Altered Books Craft Series
Caroline Kennedy Library
Fourth Monday of each 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. 

November 25     Folding and stitching
December 23     Tags and inserts
January 27          Fiber

Holiday Porch Pots
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bring the holiday spirit to your front porch. Larry Kulpa, an English Gardens expert, will show you all the ways to create a holiday-themed porch pot design from festive colors to natural winter elements that will sparkle on even the snowiest days.

Sister Pie: A Story of Sweet Success
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Lisa Ludwinski, owner and head baker of Sister Pie, will share the story of her small, but phenomenally successful bakery. Lisa will talk about her cookbook, Sister Pie, which was featured as on of the Best Fall Cookbooks by The New York Times and as a Michigan Notable Book. Snack on scrumptious bakery samples during the program. Books will be available for sale and signing. Registration recommended by calling 313-791-3800.

Get Healthy in 2020 with a Plant-Based Diet
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, January 6, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Fad diets are a dime a dozen, and some are not even safe in the short-term. The only scientifically proven path to increasing your health, lowering your weight, and reversing and preventing disease is to replace animal foods with whole plant foods. Would you switch a beef stew to a bean stew if you could reduce the number of medicines you need to take? Dr. Joel Kahn will review the science you can use to plan a healthy and energetic 2020.

Real Estate Basics for First-Time Home Buyers
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, January 11, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The rules of real estate practice have changed drastically. To understand real estate in our fast-paced, technology-driven world, we need to toss out the old methods and embrace the new. Realtor Eman Haidar will explain what first-time home buyers need to know.

Instant Pot Cooking
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, January 13, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Curious about Instant Pots? Is it worth buying one? Do you have one and aren't sure how to use it? Culinary instructor Mary Spencer will explain the functioning and benefits of using this modern pressure cooker, answer questions, and demonstrate three dishes made in an Instant Pot. Registration is appreciated by calling 313-791-3800.

One Health
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, January 15, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Did you know that animals and humans often can be affected by many of the same diseases and environmental issues? We are all connected! Antibiotic resistance, environmental pollution, food safety, and emerging infectious diseases are all part of One Health. Veterinarian Karen Hrapkiewicz will explore local and global issues such as lead contamination, algae blooms in Lake Erie, West Nile virus, and rabies prevention in Malawi, Africa.

Healthy Brain, Happy Life
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, January 21, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Mary Martella, program coodinator for Mind University at Jewish Family Service, will give an introduction to cognitive fitness and share strategies to keep brains sharp, especially as people age. You will learn how the health of the brain changes with age and about the most recent nonpharmacological brain research.

Intro to Smartphones
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, January 22, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Did you get a smartphone for Christmas and it looks totally alien to you? Or do you want better insight into how to use your tablet? If either of these describes your situation or if you just want to learn more about smartphones and tablets, then this program is for you. Mike Gardiner, an android expert and Mike McCaffrey, an Apple expert, will guide you on how to better use your device.

Antarctica: Life in the Extreme
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, January 27, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

If you think it's cold in Michigan, imagine what life is like in Antarctica. With extremes in weather and daylight, millions of animals of many species have developed fascinating adaptations to live and successfully reproduce in an ecologically rich environment. Learn about life in Antarctica from Dr. Orin Gelderloos, who journeyed to this content of ice and snow, penguins and seals.

The ABCs of CBD
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, January 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Is CBD a myth or is it magic? With all the controversy surrounding this natural, ancient plant, many are confused whether it works and whether it is safe and legal. Kathy Housey, local lecturer and educator, will present the scientific information about CBD: the difference between CBD and the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana, the history of CBD in the U.S., what is legal and where, and the possible conditions it can treat.

Wills, Trusts, and Ladybird Deeds
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, January 29, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Having an up-to-date will and trust are the most loving things you can do for your family. They can help shelter them from stressful decisions and provide answers when they need them most. Attorney Gary F. Allen will explain how to avoid probate, why you might not need a will or a trust, and why powers of attorney are your most important estate planning documents.