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Join Dan Grejak as he talks about his latest book, Moon People. It is based on his own experiences while hitchhiking across America back in 1979. Dan will also discuss his experiences as a smug college student from Dearborn and getting schooled by the road and a cult. Hear about the strange cult who called themselves Moonies. Dan will also be selling signed copies of his book for a discounted price of $15.00

Moon People
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
6:30-7:45 pm
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

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Join us for a discussion of this year’s Great Michigan Read selection, Firekeeper’s Daughter. This fiction debut by Angeline Boulley is a captivating and powerful story that explores complex themes such as identity, family, community, and justice. The novel follows the journey of 18-year-old Daunis Fontaine, a biracial tribe member, as she navigates the challenges of her dual identity, the trauma of losing loved ones, and the pressure of being a bridge between two cultures. Copies of the book are available one month before at either branch.

Great Michigan Read
Caroline Kennedy Library
Thursday, December 7, 2023
7:00-8:30 pm

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Monday, January 22, 2024
1:00-2:00 pm

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To schedule an appointment, log onto (sponsor code: dearbornheights) or call 1-800-733-2767.

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

American Read Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
12:00-6:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

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Give a person in need the gift of warmth this year by helping us decorate the mitten tree at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library. We are collecting new gloves, mittens, scarves, and hats to hang on our tree. All the items that we collect will be donated to First Step, a local domestic violence shelter. Donations are being accepted at either branch of the Dearborn Heights Library. Homemade items will also be accepted. For additional information, please contact us at (313) 791-6050.

14th Annual Mitten Tree
Donations Accepted:
November 13 - December 16, 2023 

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
or Caroline Kennedy Library

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Calling all artists! Come share your creativity at our Open Mic Night. Bring a poem, song, short story, or any other innovative endeavor. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Open Mic Night
Tuesday Nights
October 10
November 21
December 12
7:00-8:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

Ongoing Community Services

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Local Artist Showcase

Are you a local artist looking for a free space to showcase your talent? Whatever your artistic talent is, whether it be painting, sculpting, quilting, or any other art form, Dearborn Heights Libraries is the place for you! You can showcase your talent for free for one month at one of our branches. Please contact Chris Land at John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library for details. He can be reached by phone at 313-791-6064 or by email at Or, you can use our online submission form posted on the library's website at

Citizenship Preparation Classes
International Institute of Metro Detroit (IIMD)
September 12 to November 21
Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (IIMD) is offering an eleven-week course that will help you prepare for the citizenship test.  Classes are taught in English by an IIMD instructor.  You must be a Michigan resident. An image of your driver’s license or official ID and image of your USCIS Permanent Resident (Green Card) is required.  Register online through IIMD at  You may join the class anytime after the start date. For more information, call 313-600-7618 or email

Genealogy Help

Caroline Kennedy Library & John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Times and dates vary; please refer to our calendar for detailed schedule information.

Interested in exploring your family's past? Members of the Dearborn Genealogical Society will be available on-site to help you research your family using and other websites.

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Get Tix!

The Dearborn Heights Library is a member of The Library Network.  As a member, we are excited to offer you "313 Presents Corporate Access" member discounted tickets to select shows at local venues.  Here's  the link to current shows being offered.

You will also have access to Premium Seating locations at Little Caesars Arena, located in sections 108-110 and 121-123. In these exclusive clubs you have access to private restrooms and bartenders as well as the opportunity to see your favorite artists from incredible seats.

Library patrons can purchase discounted tickets here at the best value available anywhere! 

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ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Classes

Tuesdays, 10:15 -11:30 am
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:15 pm
September 19 - December 14, 2023
Caroline Kennedy Library

Meet new people and improve your English in a comfortable, supportive environment.  These free, dropin classes will increase your confidence and fluency in speaking.  Learners of varying language skill are welcome. Questions? Contact Lynn Skazalski at 313-791-3824. 

Book Clubs

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Fireside Book Chats

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
First Monday of the month
October - June*
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

*Fireside Book Chats will not meet in January

Join us for our Fireside Book Chats at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library.  Our book club meets the first Monday of the month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Copies of each book will be available at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library one month prior to the discussion.  Refreshments will be served.

Please contact Gretchen at 313-791-6057 or at with questions.

2023-2024 Season

October 2 
Confessions on the 7:45 
by Lisa Unger 

November 6 
The Librarian of Burned Books 
by Brianna Labuskes 

December 4 
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels 
by India Holton 

January 1 
Library Closed

February 5 
by Barbara Kingsolver 

March 4 
The Marsh King’s Daughter 
by Karen Dionne 

April 1 
The Bandit Queens 
by Parini Shroff 

May 6 
The Wishing Game 
by Meg Shaffer 

June 3 
The London Séance Society 
by Sarah Penner 

Mystery Book Club

Caroline Kennedy Library
First Tuesday of the month
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

If you love to read, discuss and learn about mystery books and authors, then this is the book club for you. The Mystery Book Club meets at the Caroline Kennedy Library from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. You can pick up a copy of next month's book one month before the meeting.  Refreshments will be served.

Please contact Sandi at 313-791-3811 or at with questions.

2023-2024 Season Schedule

September 5
The Maid  (Soft Boiled)
by Nita Prose 

October 3
Clark and Division 
(Historical Edgar Award)
by Naomi Hirahara

November 14
Falling (Thriller)
by T.J. Newman

December 5
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie 
(Dagger Award Winner)
by Alan Bradley

January 2
Mallory's Oracle
(Female Detective Series)
by Carol O’Connell

February 6
We Begin at the End
(Australian Medium-Boiled)
by Chris Whitaker

March 5
The Unkindness of Ravens (Cozy)
by M.E. Hillard

April 2 
The Painted Queen
(Classic Mystery Series)
by Elizabeth Peters

May 7
I Must Betray You
(Crossover Historical Mystery)
by Ruta Sepetys

June 4
The Cold Dish
(Western, Medium-Boiled)
by Craig Johnson

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Fiction Ignition Book Club

Caroline Kennedy Library
Second Monday of the month
September - May
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for our Fiction Ignition Book Club for adults at the Caroline Kennedy Library.  Our book club meets on the second Monday of the month from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. so you can choose the time that works best for you!  Stop by a month or so before the next meeting to pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk.

Please contact Jason at 313-791-3825 with questions.

2023-2024 Season Schedule

September 11
The Writing Retreat 
by Julia Bartz

October 9
Final Girl Support Group 
by Grady Hendrix

November 13
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (short story)
by Washington Irving

December 11
Orphan Train
by Christine Baker Kline

January 8
A Christmas Memory
by Richard Paul Evans

February 12
News of the World 
by Paulette Jiles

March 11
This Bird has Flown 
by Susanna Hoffs

April 8
The Rescue 
by T. Jefferson Parker

May 3
The Things They Carried 
by Tim O’Brian