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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.


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. 

Wednesday, October 24 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

Movie ticket that says Literature to Film

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

September 19: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
October 17: The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
November 14: Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
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

The Russian Five
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00 p.m. 

cover of the book, "The Russian Five." On the cover, five Russian players who defected to the U.S. to play hockey for the Red Wings.

Hear Keith Gave's first person, pulse-pounding account of The Russian Five, Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Vyacheslav Kozlov, and Igor Larionov from the day Detroit drafted its first two Soviets in 1989 until they raised the Stanley Cup in 1997, then took it to Moscow for a victory lap around Red Square and the Kremlin. Attendees will also have a chance to win a signed copy of his new book, The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Deception, Bribery, and Courage.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, October 20, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

movie poster of the original 1931 Frankenstein

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the release of Mary Shelly's book, Frankenstein, the classic 1931 movie will be shown. This definitive monster movie stars Colin Clive and the ultimate mad scientist and Boris Karloff as the man-made being with a criminal brain. A short lecture on the history of Frankenstein will precede the movie.

Depression Screening
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, October 22, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Person holding a piece of paper in front of their face that has a frowning face drawn on it.

National Depression Screening Day gives people the opportunity to take a free, anonymous questionnaire to assess their risk for mood and anxiety disorders, and to be provided referral for treatment. Screening will be administered by staff from Cruz Clinic. 

Cast Iron Cooking
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Cast iron skillet on white background

Cast iron has been around for hundreds of years and has benefits unmatched by other cookware. Learn the advantages of cast iron cooking from culinary instructor Mary Spencer, who will demonstrate how to make lasagna, cornbread, and Bananas Foster in a skillet. Recipes and samples provided. Registration appreciated by calling 313-791-3800

Ghosts of Prison Past 
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

black and white photo inside an Irish prison

Storyteller and founder of Jackson Historic Prison Tours, Judy Gail Krasnow, has lived in the former prison, now and artist community for ten years, and has had many visitations. Hear her tales of the apparitions of prison past, of her EVP "interviews" with some of them, of their pursuit of her in an underground tunnel, and how they may well be the ones that lured her to move into the old prison to tell its history.

FALL for B-I-N-G-O!
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, October 25, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

5 Bingo balls in a variety of colors spelling out the word, "BINGO"

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