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Alert | All Dearborn Libraries Closed Friday Aug 19

Due to a City of Dearborn employee appreciation event all library locations will be closed this Friday August 19th. 


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Library Director Retiring

Maryanne Bartles will be retiring from her longstanding position as Director of the Dearborn Public Library.  She remarks on her bittersweet departure in a public letter.

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The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America

August 16 | 6:00 p.m. | HFCL

Experience the heartbreaking stories of the Irish during the five long years of the Potato Famine. It was a time of great injustice when over one million Irish died. But it was also a terrible blessing for over one million Irish who fled to America and survived.

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Read with Pippin

August 17 | 4:30 p.m. | HFCL

Gain confidence in your reading by reading to Pippin, a trained therapy dog. Every Second Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at Henry Ford Centennial Library in the Youth Services Area. No registration is required. Open to all kids ages 4 and up! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours!

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Small Scale Grain Growing for Homestead and Community Gardens

August 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Online

Discover how to grow grains on a home garden scale. Scott Hucker of Great Lakes Staple Seeds will take us through a growing season step by step, sharing his experience with growing these wonderfully diverse and versatile staple crops.

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Book & Cook: Crepes (Gluten Free)

August 18 | 6:00 p.m. | HFCL

Adults and Teens can learn to create Gluten-Free Dessert Crepes with fillings and toppings.

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Michigan's Most Haunted Places

August 24 | 6:30 p.m. | HFCL

Join presenter Chad Lewis on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in the state. He’ll examine the entire state from wandering ghosts in the North Woods, to a haunted B&B in Detroit.

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Book & Cook: Teens - Savory Crepes

August 27 | 2:30 p.m. | HFCL

Teens and College-aged Adults can learn to create savory Main Dish Crepes with fillings and toppings.

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Seeds for the Seed Library: Can you Share Back?

Do you have any seeds you can share with the Seed Library? We have enjoyed providing seeds to help feed and enrich the community, but we are out of stock! Flower, plant, vegetable, herb, or fruit seeds would be welcome.

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Ongoing Programs

Blockbuster Film Series

June – August, Monday Evenings
Come and view this season’s selection of movies in the HFCL Auditorium.  Click for movie info.

Get Crafty (Children, Teen, Adult)

June – August, Tuesdays
Crafts provided will be of interest to everyone in the family. Younger children may need adult assistance. While supplies last.

Seed Library

All Growing Season
Grow some food, feed some pollinators, and learn about gardening and nutrition!

Tech Time: Drop In Tech Assistance

Every Friday, 2 – 4 pm
Bring your device and our experienced staff will do our best to answer your questions.

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