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Write Your Name in Braille (Esper Branch Library)

Monday, January 31, 2022
Esper Branch Library

In honor of Braille Literacy Month, stop by Esper Branch Library to learn more about this tactile code and learn how to write your name in braille.

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Grab and Go Craft Kit (Adult, 18+ years old)

Monday, January 31, 2022
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Visit any Dearborn Library and pick up a kit with supplies and instructions.  This month's craft is Snowballs!   Grab and Go Craft Kits are available for pickup at all Dearborn Public Libraries.  Limit of 1 craft per adult. While supplies last. 
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Grab and Go Craft Kit (Adult, 18+ years old)

Monday, February 28, 2022
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Visit any Dearborn Library and pick up a kit with supplies and instructions.  This month's craft is Granny Squares.   Grab and Go Craft Kits are available for pickup at all Dearborn Public Libraries.  Limit of 1 craft per adult. While supplies last. 
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Read-a-thon

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Remote Event

Join us for our 1St Annual Read-a-thon!

Sponsored by the Dearborn Library Foundation

February 1 — March 15

Participants will receive a swag bag full of reading essentials including a journal to set reading goals, jot down thoughts, reflections, and reviews of the titles read. We hope that participants will share their thoughts on their readings with our DLF social media pages.  Each week one lucky participant will receive a free Dewey Decimal Dog tote bag. Drawing to be held on Friday mornings!

To wrap up our Read-a-thon and celebrate the kick-off of National Reading Month in March, participants will be invited to join us Sunday, March 27th at the Henry Ford Centennial Library from 2-4:00 PM for our Reading is Sweet Dessert Reception.  Come enjoy coffee, tea, and sweets plus the opportunity to meet your fellow Read-a-thoners.*

$25 donation to participate. 
Payment can be made online at dearbornlibraryfoundation.org
Please bring a printout or email on your phone indicating proof of donation to the 2nd floor of the Henry Ford Centennial Library during regular business hours to pick up your Read-a-thon swag bag.

*Non-participants may purchase tickets for the Reading is Sweet Dessert Reception for $5.

Proceeds from the Read-a-thon will fund Dearborn Public Library system special projects.


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ESL Conversation Circle

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Remote Event

Join Our ESL Conversation Circle

  • For adults learning English
  • Learn vocabulary
  • Develop confidence
  • Make new friends
  • Practice speaking English in real-life situations
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Recipes, Reminiscing and Reunions with Megan Heyl

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Remote Event
Join us Tuesday evening at 6:00pm for a unique genealogy program: Recipes, Reminiscing and Reunions

Explore less familiar ways to record your family history using recipes passed down through generations, recalling family lore, and attending school, work, career and family reunions. Professional genealogist, Megan Heyl will give tips and tricks on these unique genealogy research opportunities. 

Registration is necessary to receive the Zoom link by email. Please call 313-943-2330 for assistance, or with any questions.

Book & Cook at the Dearborn Public Library funding is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.


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Astronomy 101

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Remote Event
In this online program, Timothy Campbell, a NASA solar system ambassador for Dearborn, will cover some astronomy basics such as objects of the night sky and how to find them ... as well some observing basics. 

A Zoom link will be sent to your email or phone once you are registered. 

Tim Campbell has always been interested in space. He was inspired watching the Apollo missions as a young child, but was really hooked when he saw the rings of Saturn through a telescope. While you can still find Tim looking through telescopes, these days he wants to know how these things work… so cool geeky science experiments are often added in for extra fun. Tim is a past president and active member of the Ford Amateur Astronomy Club in Michigan and is also a planetarium operator and presenter at Henry Ford College. Tim does numerous outreach events and talks both under the night sky and indoors. 
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Virtual Storytime for Families

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Remote Event
Join us for virtual storytime on Zoom. Register to receive a Zoom link for access to all dates. Registration required.
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Book & Cook: Healthy Breakfasts (Esper Branch Library)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Esper Branch Library
Cebulski Community Room (#108)

Learn some fast and healthy breakfast ideas for the whole family in this hands-on class.  Kids 6 years and older with a caregiver (no more than 2 children per caregiver) will make various breakfast recipes. An ingredient list is available by contacting Esper Branch Library.  Caregivers are responsible for making sure their children are allergy-safe. Space is limited and registration is required.  This in-person cooking class is not socially distanced and participants are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. 

Book & Cook at the Dearborn Public Library is partially funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan. 

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Blockbuster Free Film Series

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Auditorium
M (1931). A simple, haunting phrase whistled off-screen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who is the murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann. In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller. The Criterion Collection is proud to present a new restoration of this landmark film. Starring Peter Lorre. Directed by Fritz Lang. German Language with English subtitles. (Not Rated. 1h 39min.)
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Ready to Read Mondays (Ages 3+)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Youth Services Area
Get ready to read with activities that encourage reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. Children will need adult assistance. No registration.
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ESL Conversation Circle

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Remote Event

Join Our ESL Conversation Circle

  • For adults learning English
  • Learn vocabulary
  • Develop confidence
  • Make new friends
  • Practice speaking English in real-life situations
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“Ballooning, Blimps & the Great Airships” with Al and David Eicher

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Auditorium
This lecture and multi-media presentation covers three types of aircraft used in man’s early effort to maintain flight. We begin with the 1783 balloonists and progress into the Civil War observation balloon program. Along the way we meet Thaddeus Lowe; Michigan’s own General Custer; P.T. Barnum; Prof. Hogan from Jackson, Michigan; Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin; Charles Lindbergh; and Amelia Earhart. You will witness the building of the Great Dirigibles of the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation and see Henry Ford’s mooring tower at the Dearborn Airport. Old photographs and movie footage of the period make this an outstanding program.

This event is in-person. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear masks.
No registration required.

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World Read Aloud Day

6:00 PM - 6:20 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Join millions around the globe as Dearborn Public Library celebrates World Read Aloud Day! World Read Aloud Day is held annually on the first Wednesday of every February. Children's author Matt Forrest Esenwine will be reading his newest picture book, I Am Today, on Zoom!   Join us for a cozy night in, as we enjoy a night of reading aloud!

Registration is required. This is a virtual program. A Zoom link will be sent to your email once you are registered.
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Mini-est Mini Golf

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Youth Services Area

Fore! Create your own mini miniature golf hole! We will provide all the materials while you provide your imagination! While supplies last. 

No registration required.

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Blockbuster Free Film Series

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Auditorium
HUGO (2011). Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo’s job is to oil and maintain the station’s clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father (Jude Law). Accompanied by the goddaughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) of an embittered toy merchant (Ben Kingsley), Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home. Directed by Martin Scorsese. (Rated PG. 2h 6 min.)
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Ready to Read Mondays (Ages 3+)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Youth Services Area
Get ready to read with activities that encourage reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. Children will need adult assistance. No registration.
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ESL Conversation Circle

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Remote Event

Join Our ESL Conversation Circle

  • For adults learning English
  • Learn vocabulary
  • Develop confidence
  • Make new friends
  • Practice speaking English in real-life situations
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FOLD (Friends of the Library-Dearborn) Book Sale

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
1st Floor Rotunda
The FOLD Book Sale is held on the Second Wednesday of the month from 10AM-6PM.  Books, magazines, audiobooks, movies, and more are located in the 1st Floor Rotunda and in Room 113 (located on the 1st Floor in the Southeast corridor, first door on the left as you come in from the parking lot.)
Items are sold as is.
FOLD accepts cash, checks, and debit/credit cards.

FOLD also has a small, ongoing sale located on the 2nd Floor across from the Adult Reference Desk.   These sale shelves are available for browsing and purchase during library hours up until 15 minutes before closing.

For more information about Friends of the Library - Dearborn, please visit the FOLD page.
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Virtual Storytime for Families

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Remote Event
Join us for virtual storytime on Zoom. Register to receive a Zoom link for access to all dates. Registration required.
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Registration begins 1/27/2022 at 9:30 AM

Coding Class

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Mezzanine Computer Lab
Curious about coding? Join us for one hour of beginner coding at the Henry Ford Centennial Library. Learn to code and animate your name! Space is limited. Registration required. This program is for children ages 8 and older. Masks are required for all attendees.
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Virtual Saturday Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Remote Event
Toddlers and preschoolers, join Ms. Kathryn for stories, songs, and rhymes! After registering, you will receive a Zoom ID and password for both February sessions.
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Valentine Card Making (Esper Branch Library)

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Esper Branch Library
Meeting Room (#114)
Make some bright valentines for your friends and family. No registration. 
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Blockbuster Free Film Series

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Auditorium
JUST MERCY (2019). In this powerful, thought-provoking true story, recent Harvard graduate Bryan Stevenson passes up lucrative jobs to defend those wrongly condemned in Alabama. Supported by local advocate Eva Ansley, he quickly picks up the incendiary case of Walter McMillian, a death-row inmate convicted of a notorious murder. Facing a legal and political labyrinth and unabashed racism, Bryan fights for Walter and others like him in a system stacked against them. Starring Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall and Brie Larson. (Rated PG-13. 2h 17 min.)
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Ready to Read Mondays (Ages 3+)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Youth Services Area
Get ready to read with activities that encourage reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. Children will need adult assistance. No registration.
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