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Have you ever wondered what your pet was thinking? Do you wish that you could ask your pet a question? Do you wonder if they are feeling okay or if they hurt? Join us for a presentation by animal communicator Leslie Cirinesi. She will explain animal communication, how it works, how she started down this path and what it is like to be an animal communicator. Enter the free raffle to win a session with Leslie.

Animal Communication
Wednesday, July 24
6:30-7:30 pm
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

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In this workshop, Katie of ZENutrition will guide you on a journey back to your center. Together, we’ll explore a variety of breathing techniques, gently guiding our minds toward stillness and clarity. Finally, we’ll be led through a guided meditation. For those inclined, there will be time for journaling and sharing, where reflections can blossom into shared wisdom. Come join us as we rediscover the transformative power of finding our center amidst life’s beautiful chaos. Feel free to bring a journal, however, journals will be provided to attendees if they need one.

Meditating: Reconnect to Your Center
Wednesday, August 7
6:30-7:30 pm
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

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With its airy crust, cheesy square corners and distinctive red sauce on top, Detroit style pizza is enjoyed worldwide. How did this Motor City delicacy transform from a singular kitchen in Detroit to an international sensation? Travel with author Karen Dybis through this pizza’s humble origins in Detroit to the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, where waves of chefs put their spin on this unique pizza style.

Detroit Style Pizza
Tuesday, July 23
7:00-8:00 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library



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Come alone or bring a few friends. Either way you’ll leave with a couple of new friends because team-trivia is back! Moderator Greg Turner will ask questions from a wealth of subjects. Help your team come up with answers and you can be a winner.

Trivia Nights

Caroline Kennedy Library
Tuesday, July 30
7:00-8:00 pm

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Wednesday, July 31
6:30-7:30 pm

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By January 1895, the new steamer Chicora of St. Joseph had already tied up for the winter. Then, the Big Four Railroad called—would her owners send the Chicora to Milwaukee on a final voyage? Join us to learn about a fateful decision that doomed a ship and its crew.

Lost on Lake Michigan:
The Wreck of the SS Chicora
Wednesday, July 17
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

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It was 1898 and five years before the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk when Augustus Herring flew a powered aircraft on Silver Beach located in St. Joseph, Michigan. Could he claim to be the first airplane pilot? Learn about this pioneering but controversial aviator and his flight along the Lake Michigan shore. Presented by Bob Myers of the Historical Society of Michigan.

Augustus Herring: Michigan's
Pioneer Aviator 
Tuesday, July 16
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 ckland@dearbornheightsmi.gov. Or, you can use our online submission form posted on the library's website at dhlibrary.org.

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Citizenship Preparation Classes
International Institute of Metro Detroit (IIMD)
September 10 - November 26, 2024
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (IIMD) is offering an twelve-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.  You may join the class anytime after the start date. For more information, call 313-600-7618 or email wojciech517@yahoo.com.

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 (dgs.org). will be available on-site to help you research your family using Ancestry.com (only available in the library) and other websites.

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GET TIX!

The Dearborn Heights Library is a member of The Library Network.  As a member, patrons can purchase "313 Presents Corporate Access" discounted tickets to select shows at local venues.  

Patrons 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, bartenders as well as the opportunity to see your favorite artists from incredible seats. Patrons can purchase discounted tickets here at the best value available anywhere! 

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ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Classes

July 2-30, 2024 (No class 7/4 & 7/18)
Tuesdays, 10:15 -11:30 am
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:15 pm
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 English.  Learners of varying language skill are welcome. Questions? Contact Lynn Skazalski at 313-791-3824. 

Book Clubs

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Special Summer 2024 Fireside Book Chats

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


Join us for  a Special Summer Fireside Book Chats at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library.  Our book club meets the first Monday.  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 gmburke@dearbornheightsmi.gov with questions.

Special Summer Season 2024

July 1 
Mrs. Nash's Ashes 
by Susan Adler

August 5
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

Mystery Book Club

Caroline Kennedy Library
First Tuesday of the month
September-June
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 slmartin@dearbornheightsmi.gov with questions.

The Mystery Book Club will return in September, 2024. We will post the books selections in August.

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Fiction Ignition Book Club

Caroline Kennedy Library
Second Monday of the month
September - May
1:00 - 2:00 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. 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. 

The Fiction Ignition Book Club will resume again in September, 2024. We will post the book selections in August.