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Open Mic Nights

Tuesday Nights
April 18
May 23
7:00-8:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

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.

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Nutrition and Cancer
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

In 1983 a report on "Diet, Nutrition and Cancer" from the National Academy of Sciences indicated that there was strong evidence that the American diet was a key contributor to many of our 500,000+ cancer deaths in America each year. In the ensuing 40 years thousands of additional studies now clearly demonstrate that one's diet plays a critical role in both the risk for acquiring many of our most common cancers, and in the risk of having a recurrence of a cancer previously diagnosed. In this seminar, Dr. Roberta Breakey will review how and why adopting a whole-food plant-based lifestyle is one of the best things we can do to lower our risk of falling victim to this widely feared and all too often fatal disease.  No registration is required.

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Of Icebergs and Inquiries: Michiganders on the Titanic
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Caroline Kennedy Library

When the luxury ocean liner RMS Titanic went down in 1912, many Michiganders tragically lost their lives. Join Robert Myers, Director of History Programming for the Historical Society of Michigan, to learn about the Michigan survivors and victims. Within a week of the disaster, U.S. Senator William Alden Smith of Grand Rapids convened the U.S. inquiry into it. Also learn about Senator Smith's far-reaching quest for answers. Registration is required.

Citizenship Preparation Classes
International Institute of Metro Detroit (IIMD)
April 4 to June 20

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

Ongoing Community Services

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ESL Conversation Classes

Caroline Kennedy Library
January 24 through May 25
Tuesdays  10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays  1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Improve your English and meet new people at free, drop-in classes.  All skill levels and languages are welcome.

Questions? Contact Lynn Skazalski at (313) 791-3824.

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.

Book Clubs

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Fireside Book Chats

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
First Monday of the month
October - June*
1:00 p.m. - 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 the the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library circulation desk at 313-791-6050 with questions.

October 3
The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

November 7
Tin Camp Road by Ellen Airgood

December 5
In Cheap We Trust by Lauren Weber

No meeting scheduled

February 6
The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

March 6

The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

April 3
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Pemmer

May 1
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

June 5
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

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Non-Fiction Book Club

Caroline Kennedy Library
Third Wednesday of the month
 September - May
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Feel free to join us as we explore the best that non-fiction reading has to offer.  Meetings will be at the Caroline Kennedy Library from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May.  Stop by the circulation desk a month or so before each meeting to pick up a copy of the book that will be discussed.

Please contact the the Caroline Kennedy circulation desk at 313-791-3800 with questions.

September 21
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

October 19
Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Hitler by Gordon Thomas

November 16
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andres Resendez

December 21
The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" Rescued his Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits by Les Standiford

January 18
The Answer Is...: Reflection on My Life by Alex Trebek

February 15
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

March 15
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife

April 19
The Selling of the Babe: The Deal that Changed Baseball and Created a Legend by Glenn Stout

May 17
Topsy: The Starling Story of the Crooked-Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison by Michael Daly

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Fiction Ignition Book Club

Caroline Kennedy Library
Second Monday of the month
September - May
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 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 Stanley, Librarian, at 313-791-3800 with questions.

September 12
Jaws by Peter Benchley

October 10
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

November 14
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

December 12
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

January 9
To Build a Fire (short story) by Jack London

February 13
The Soulmate Equation by Christine Lauren

March 13
The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica

April 10
Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

May 8
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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Mystery Book Club

Caroline Kennedy Library
First Tuesday of the month

2:00 p.m. - 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 Martin at 313-791-3811 or at with questions.

January 3
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
Mystery Thriller

February 7
Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
Medium Boiled Mystery

March 7, 2023
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency 
by Alexander McCall Smith

Cozy Mystery

April 4
Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby
Hard-boiled Mystery - Barry Nominee

May 2
Turn of Mind by Alice La Plante
Psychological Mystery

June 6
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr
Soft Boiled Mystery set on Isle Royale