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.


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. 

Caroline Kennedy Library Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library Monday April 8, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Caroline Kennedy Library Wednesday April 24, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Library Feud
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesdays, January 23 - March 27
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m 
Note: Game on Thursday, February 7
in place of February 6

Sign up the whole family for a boisterous game of fun. You can also register as an individual to be paired with other individuals on a team. Teams will be randomly selected to compete. Registration is required by calling 313-791-6050 or click the link here to register online.

Plan Your Spring Garden
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Get rid of your winter blues and think SPRING! Winter is a great time to plan your garden and get a head start on the upcoming gardening season. An English Gardens expert will share tips to make this your best garden yet.

Mexican Cooking
Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, March 25, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Culinary Instructor Mary Spencer will demonstrate how to make Mexican street corn dip, fiesta casserole, and tres leches cake. Samples and recipes will be provided. Registration is appreciated by calling 313-791-3800 or register in person at the circulation desk.

Michigan's WWII POW Camps
Caroline Kennedy Library
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 

History professor Greg Sumner will discuss his new book on this admirable and little-known chapter of Michigan history. During the war 6,000 German and Italian prisoners lived in 32 camps scattered around the state, picking fruit in Berrien County, harvesting sugar beets in the Thumb, and cutting trees in the U.P. After the war, many of these prisoners became American citizens.

AARP Smartphone Workshops
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, April 11, 2019

AARP will offer hands-on android smartphone workshops to help you get the most of your mobile devices. Registration is required by calling, 800-213-4587. 

Intro to Smartphones       
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Beyond the Basics            
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. and  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

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 and registration is required. For adult 18 and older who have not attended a previous painting class Dearborn Heights Libraries.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Saturday, April 13, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Call to register at 313-791-6050
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, May 4, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Call to register at 313-791-3800

Making "Sense" of Dementia
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, April 13, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m 

As dementia damages the brain and our five senses, we experience changes in sight, hearing, balance, touch, taste, and smell. Over time, these changes diminish the way we communicate and cause us to disengage with others and with life. Carol Waarala, a social worker and certified specialist in aging and dementia, will explain how to connect to someone with dementia through the five senses. 

Altered Book Craft Series
Caroline Kennedy Library 
3rd Mondays of each Month 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
*No meeting January 2019

Learn how to transform old books into new art. All supplies are provided, but you are encouraged to bring along mementos and copies of photos to add to your book. Attend any or all sessions. 

April 15 -- TBD

Secret Detroit
Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Detroit is known for its automotive heritage, the Motown sound, and America's first mile of concrete highway. Karen Dybis, author of Secret Detroit, explored this great American city to investigate everything that is odd, unexpected, and extraordinary. She will reveal things about Detroit to pique the interest of urban explorers, history buffs, and travelers of all experience levels.

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

If you enjoy reading books and watching movies, this club is for you! We will watch the movie first and then discuss the transition of the book to film. Popcorn will be served.  

April 17 -- Beloved by Toni Morrison
May 15 -- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobosky

Secrets of Stress Management
Caroline Kennedy Library
Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Stress is a phenomenon that each one of us experiences. Even though stress is part of our everyday life, excessive stress can affect a person's health and emotional stability. This program will help you understand the origins of stress and provide a practical approach for reducing stress, thereby improving health and emotional well-being. Refreshments will be served.

Caroline Kennedy Library
Monday, April 29, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 

Curious about your dreams, the process of dreaming, and how understanding your dreams could bring insight into your life? Jungian analyst Cynthia Cuthbertson will explain why we dream, common themes of dreams, and how to interpret dreams. Insight from your dreams may enhance self-awareness, facilitate problem solving, and provide clarity in decision-making.