Dearborn Heights Libraries Schedule May 1-7 – Press and Guide

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Book clubs

Fireside Book Talks

Meet at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st Monday of the month at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library.
May 2, 2022: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

ignition of fiction

Meet at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Caroline Kennedy Library and via Zoom.

May 9: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Mystery Book Club

Meet at 2:00 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Caroline Kennedy Library.

May 3: Game (short story) by Jeffrey Deaver in Trouble in Mind

Adult programs

Technical time
Need help exploring eBooks? Browse apps? How about getting to grips with a new device? We can help! Join us for Tech Time, one-on-one technology assistance, by appointment at the Caroline Kennedy Library and the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library. Please note that instructor skills vary by device.

To make an appointment at the Caroline Kennedy Library, please call (313) 791-3813 and to make an appointment at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library, please call (313) 791-6050.

Poetry Month April 2022
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library

April is poetry month! Take a pen and write a poem. Optional writing topic: anything ocean related. It is a program for all ages. Drop off your poem at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library Loan Desk or email, [email protected], by Thursday, May 5, 2022. Top two poems selected by library staff will win prizes! We will announce the winners on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Arab Heritage Month Quiz with Draw

Drop by the Caroline Kennedy Library for weekly quizzes and raffles throughout April to celebrate Arab Heritage Month. Q&As will be posted on Monday of each week on a special display featuring Arabic food in front of the loan desk. Answers to trivial questions can be placed in the designated box near the screen. Customers who correctly answer the weekly quiz questions will be entered into a prize draw. Each week, we will feature a cultural recipe that customers can pick up at the Caroline Kennedy Library, next to the Arabic Dishes exhibit.

Ramadan Book Display and Lantern Craft Kit

Throughout April, stop and check out the Ramadan Book Exhibit at the Caroline Kennedy Library. Lantern craft kits will be available for pickup outside of our Friends of the Library store. DIY kits are suitable for all ages. For more information, please call Saba Al-Hachami at (313) 791-3800.

English as a second language (ESL) conversation course

Improve your English and meet new people with English conversation classes. These free, walk-in classes will increase your confidence and fluency in speaking. Learners with different levels of language skills are welcome.

Caroline Kennedy Library

Tuesdays • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

April 5 – May 26, 2022

Help with genealogy
Monday, April 18, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Caroline Kennedy Library

Interested in exploring your family’s past? Members of the Dearborn Genealogical Society will be available to help you find your family using Ancestry.com and other websites.

The Freelance Writer’s Survival Guide

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Caroline Kennedy Library

It’s tough for a freelance writer and journalist, but we’re here to help! In this talk, Andrew Lapin, local news editor for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, will show you how to craft the perfect pitch, interact with editors, build a lasting portfolio, and earn money doing what you love. Come with questions; bring your own pitch or piece to the workshop; or feel free to network. Whether you are an independent veteran or a beginner, you will find something for you.

Faithful companions: lead dogs for the blind
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Caroline Kennedy Library

Leader Dogs for the Blind is an organization that provides specially trained assistance dogs to someone who is visually impaired. Meet Cathy McAdam and her chef dog, Lucy. Cathy will explain how a person is paired with their leader dog and the intensive training they both receive. She will also explain how these amazing service animals provide their owner with a life of independence, confidence and companionship. During her life, Cathy had 8 lead dogs. His experiences and connections with these faithful fellow servants have allowed him a life that many of us who are sighted take for granted – going to college, working, traveling extensively, attending sporting events and concerts, to name a few.

Youth, Teen and Family Programs

earth day
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Caroline Kennedy Library
Join us for an Earth Day craft and plant to grow at home. This is a program for all ages!

Family Movie Night: Tom and Jerry
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
6:00 p.m. at the Caroline Kennedy Library
Join us for a family movie night! Movies are always rated G or PG, and everyone is invited! Smaller children must be accompanied by an adult. The show is free and includes a halal snack.

Virtual Storytime on Zoom with Mr. Jim

Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. at the Caroline Kennedy Library

Our story hours are aimed at preschoolers and feature music and three simple stories. For security and privacy reasons, we recommend that you attend without turning on the camera. Kindergartens and daycare centers are particularly welcome to attend. To join the Zoom meeting, please visit the library website: dhcl.michlibrary.org/youth

Story Time with Mr. Jim

(Photo courtesy of Dearborn Heights Libraries)

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Caroline Kennedy Library
September – May
Simple stories read by Mr. Jim, plus music and art for toddlers and their caregivers. This program is designed for 2-3 year olds, but all are welcome.

Castle Storytime
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library
Join us for seasonal stories at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Library Castle. Our stories are suitable for ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome. These stories will be offered in person and via Zoom.

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