DPL ShortCuts
Your Monthly News & Updates
book club
Host a book club with one of our hand-picked kits. Each bag contains: 
  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Discussion questions
  • Book summaries and reviews are available through the online book catalog
You can check out a bag for 8 weeks. To get started, apply for a Book Club Library Card at your local branch.
Inter-generational conversations with nationally-known poets, musicians and authors. Fun, sexy and cool! Hosted by Detroit's own Jessica Care Moore. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Reception with wine bar opens at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.
2018 Literary Artist in Residence for The Wright Museum and DIA: distinguished poet, award winning author, editor and educator, Quincy Troupe, is best known for co-writing Miles: The Autobiography with the legendary trumpeter and band leader, Miles Davis. 
Fall Author Series
Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m.
Main Library
DPL welcomes Javaka Steptoe, author and illustrator of Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Steptoe’s work graces the cover of the DPL’s 2018 African American Booklist. He is an artist, designer, and the illustrator of numerous books who uses everyday objects, from aluminum pans to pocket lint to create his collages. Book signing follows. 
Fall Author Series
Saturday, October 20, 11:00 a.m.
Chaney Branch
Presentation by author of The Faygo Book, Joe Grimm. Learn how Faygo pop came to be, how it grew to become a giant independent bottler and its tough choice between growing and staying.
Fall Author Series
Saturday, October 20, 2:00 p.m.
Main Library
Award winning Arab American poet, writer, lawyer, and professor Lawrence Joseph will read and discuss his work. 
Fall Author Series
Sunday, October 21, 2:30 p.m.
Main Library
Dave Krieger is the author of Things I Do in Detroit: A Guide Book to the Coolest Places by the Nain Rouge. The mythical Nain Rouge was originally seen as a malevolent character in the folklore of Detroit. Through his photography and storytelling, Krieger portrays the Nain Rouge as the ultimate tour guide to Detroit. Book signing follows.
Fall Author Series
Thursday, October 25, 10:30 a.m.
Edison Branch
Jesse Byrd will read his latest picture book: Real Jungle Tales, and participate in Halloween Treat Hunt for children.
Fall Author Series
Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.
Main Library
Join former president of the National Urban League Hugh B. Price as he discusses his life, career, family ancestry, and new book, This African American Life.
Employment and Career Support
Detroit Public Library offers three centers dedicated to supporting people in their quest for academic, technical, and career advancement:
  • Technology, Literacy & Career Center (TLC) at Main Library: 313-481-1363
  • Technology, Literacy & Career Center (TLC) at Parkman Branch: 313-481-1810
  • Technology Center at Douglass Branch: 313-481-1707 
These centers offer classes, job and educational program postings, and one-on-one assistance to help anyone get to the next level, from GED to CEO.
The TLC at Parkman recently celebrated with Latasha Spight, a library user who made her leap to the next level. Last September, Ms. Spight wanted to become certified to work in the healthcare field. Parkman TLC introduced her to Oakland University’s Focus Hope campus where Ms. Spight was accepted into a Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Associate program.  
After receiving her certificate, Ms. Spight returned to the TLC for help in updating her resume and applying for jobs.
Bring Learning Home
DPL now offers free home access to the award-winning software ABCmouse, a popular online educational program for children ages 2-8. Through the generous support of United Way for Southeastern Michigan and their partners at General Motors, library customers can use their DPL library card and PIN to access ABCmouse from their home computers.
In addition, 60 internet-enabled tablets are also available to be checked out by customers who do not have a personal computer and/or internet access at home. Tablets are currently available at Campbell, Chaney, Duffield, Edison, Jefferson, and Parkman branch libraries.
A limited version of ABCmouse is also available for free to everyone while visiting a DPL site.
2018 DPL Movie Nights
at the Emagine Theatre
Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Emagine Theatre
Emagine Theatre - Special Deal
Show your Detroit Public Library card to pay $8 for one movie ticket and small popcorn for you and guests! DPL Movie Nights are hosted at all Emagine Theatre locations in Southeast Michigan.
This amazing deal is only valid on the following Wednesdays in 2018: 11/28, 12/19. Movie nights are at all Emagine Theatre locations in Southeast Michigan (not the library).
Sunday hours are back at your Detroit Public Library!
Beginning Sunday, October 7, 2018, the Detroit Public Library will restore Sunday service at Main Library (Midtown), Redford Branch (Westside), and Wilder Branch (Eastside). Hours of service for Main, Redford and Wilder will be 1 - 5 pm, on Sundays, October 7, 2018 - May 19, 2019.
While traditional library services will be available, these locations will also offer special family programming. Visit detroitpubliclibrary.org for details about Sunday programming.
Remember make "Sunday Family Fundays" at your Detroit Public Library.
The Detroit Public Library is proud to offer you bestselling and classic eBooks and digital audio-books available 24/7 from the library's digital collection. This service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card.
Sign-up with your DPL Library card!
Instantly borrow free digital video, music, audiobooks and much more 24/7 with your Detroit Public Library card.
Detroit Public Library Art and Architectural Tours
The tour highlights the architecture of Cass Gilbert, as well as the many works of famed craftsmen and architects. Our docents will share with you the history, art and architecture of Detroit’s acclaimed Main Library. You will discover the Grand Staircase, the Pewabic fireplace and other surprises along your 1 mile walking journey.
Tours are available on a first come basis and are limited to 30 people. Tours last approximately one hour and begin from the Cass vestibule, through the library's Cass Avenue entrance.
Detroit Public Library | 313-481-1300 | www.detroitpubliclibrary.org