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Dearborn Heights Libraries

Book Clubs &

Genealogy Help

Caroline Kennedy Library and 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 Genalogical Society at dgs will be available on-site to help you research your family using and other websites.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Classes
April 23 to June 27, 2024
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. 

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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. This book club will resume in October.

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 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.  

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 16 (cancelled)
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 Woman in Cabin 10 (new title)
(Locked Room Mystery)
by Ruth Ware

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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 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 13
The Things They Carried 
by Tim O’Brian