UPDATE: Henry Ford Centennial Library to Reopen Thursday After Power Outage

The library was closed for two days due to a wiring issue.

Update, 5 p.m. Wednesday: The library will reopen for normal business hours Thursday, according to the City of Dearborn.

Its regular business hours are 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Update, 1 p.m. Wednesday: The Henry Ford Centennial Library will remain closed Wednesday. All programs set to take place Wednesday at the library have been cancelled.

It is expected that the library may open for normal business hours Thursday "if all goes well," according to the Dearborn Public Library Facebook page.

Watch Dearborn Patch for updates. The library will also update the status on their website, and on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Update, 9 p.m. Tuesday: Crews will be in Wednesday morning to attempt to repair the underground cable causing the power outage at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, according to Dearborn Public Library Director Maryanne Bartles.

The problem is specific to the library. It is the same issue that caused an outage at the library last August.

Bartles said that it's possible that the library will reopen for evening hours on Wednesday.

The Bryant and Esper branches will be open from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Because of the power outage, the Tech Time session set to take place Jan. 15 was cancelled, and will be rescheduled.

The Classics Revisited group is still set to meet Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. in the Ford Collection Room at HFCL, pending the status of the outage. They will be discussing A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf.

Watch Dearborn Patch for updates on the status of the outage. The library will also update the status on their website, and on their Facebook and Twitter pages.


The Henry Ford Centennial Library is closed to the public until further notice due to a power outage on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the City of Dearborn announced Tuesday morning.

The Esper and Bryant branch libraries will keep their usual Tuesday hours of 12:30-8:30 p.m., but will have limited computer service, since their operations are tied to Centennial.

According to DTE Energy, areas surrounding the library are not affected by the outage.

Stay with Dearborn Patch for updates on the power outage.


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