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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What If You Could Outsmart Alzheimer's Disease?
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, June 1, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Scientists report that if we can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease by five years, we could reduce the total number of persons living with dementia by 50%. If we could delay the onset by ten years, we may be able to eliminate it. Learn how to lower the risk for developing Alzheimer's or at least delay its onset.

All About Roses
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, June 3, 2019
6:30 p.m. -  7:30 p.m. 


Discover how easy rose gardening can be! Learn simple techniques for planting, pruning, and pest control. Find out how to select the best varieties for your yard, how to choose a site, prepare the soil, plant and care for your roses. FREE raffle!

Job Search in the Digital Age
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Join us for an interactive workshop and get information on skills to get your next job. Learn about the best websites and apps for job searching so you can search like a digital champ! AARP facilitators will also show you how to boost your digital presence to get the attention of hiring managers. Space is limited. Registration required by calling 1-800-213-4587.

Sharpen Your Networking and Interviewing Skills
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

When it comes to finding a new job, everyone can improve their networking and interviewing skills. The good news is that there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Refresh your image and put your best self forward with training provided by AARP facilitators. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 1-800-213-4587

Health is a Gift You Give Yourself
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

The standard American diet is largely responsible for the epidemic of chronic diseases that we are experiencing in the U.S. The good news is that all of them are largely preventable, and many are even reversible through lifestyle changes. Dr. Robert Breakey will explain how you can greatly enhance health and vitality well into your elder years. 

Father's Day Craft
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

All ages are invited to make a Father's Day craft and card.

Altered Books Craft Series
Caroline Kennedy Library
3rd 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. 

June 17    Cover art and design

Summer Reading Opening Parties

The Summer Reading Program begins with parties at both libraries.
We will have games, treats and crafts.
Children, teens, and adults can register and learn how to earn rewards.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Friday, June 21, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, June 22, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

B-I-N-G-O!

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

Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, June 24, 2019     4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

An Evening on Mars
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. 

Join us for an evening on Mars with Dr. Aaron Ridley, associate professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science at the University of Michigan. Learn how we will travel to Mars and what we will find on this mysterious red planet.

Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

As the movie Gone with the Wind celebrates its 80th anniversary, Kathleen Marcaccio will give a presentation on Margaret Mitchell, her bestselling novel and the 1939 Oscar-winning film. She will also reveal local connections, discuss Gone with the Wind in popular culture, and bring a display of vintage and contemporary memorabilia.

Literature to Film Club
Caroline Kennedy Library
Third Wednesdays of each month
6:00 p.m. 

If you enjoy reading books and watching movies, this club is for you! The movie will start at 6:00 p.m. with discussion to follow. Popcorn will be served. Books are available at the Circulation Desk for check out one month prior to each meeting . 

June 27 -- The Martian by Andy Weir
July 24 -- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Detroit's Unique Street Names
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Detroit has recognizable street names like Woodward, Beaubien, Mount Elliott, and Selden. Behind each moniker is a person who played a part in Detroit's past. This unique presentation by Joel Stone of the Detroit Historical Society uses everyday street signs to explore 300 years of Detroit history.

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. Registration is required. Registration begins June 21. For adults 18 and older who have not attended a previous painting class at Dearborn Heights Libraries. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Friday, July 12, 2019
Two Sessions:

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
and
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Call 313-791-6050 to register.
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Two Sessions:

11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
and
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Call 313-791-3800 to register.

Healing with Crystals and Stones
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

In this fun, interactive presentation, Leslie Cirinesi will explain the differences between crystals and stones and how to use them for healing specific areas of the body, as well as for everyday use. Each person will receive a stone.

Cupcake Wars

People of all ages can create a space-themed masterpiece with a cupcake. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by July 7. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Register online here or call 313-791-6050.

Caroline Kennedy Library 
Friday, July 19, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register online here or call 313-791-3800.

Moon Phase Garland
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, July 20, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Adults and teens are invited for an afternoon of crafting their own garland with phases of the moon. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 313-791-3800.

Food on the Fives
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Kerrie Saunders will present need-to-know nutrition in a memory-friendly format. Learn fun facts in easy lists of five on your favorite hot topics, like protein, iron, essential fats, cooking tips, food cravings, cholesterol, and more to help you stay on track.

Winter Bingo
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Thursday, July 25, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

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

Detroit Ragtime and the Jazz Age
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Drawing on his experience as a pianist, historian, and lecturer, Jon Milan will look at Detroit's musical heritage. Detroit has always been at the forefront of American popular music development, and the ragtime years and jazz age were no exception. Learn about the musicians, venues, and entrepreneurs that helped Detroit play a significant role in music history.

Trivia Finale and Prize Drawing

All adults are welcome to participate in trivia as we close the Summer Library Program. Participants can win prizes and entries for the grand prize drawing. Tickets for the top prizes will be drawn. Snacks will be provided.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.