Thursday, April 18, 2013
An opening reception will take place on Thursday in the Rotunda Lobby at Henry Ford Centennial Library at 6 p.m.
In honor of Henry Ford's 150th birthday, the Dearborn Public Library, along with the Artist's Society of Dearborn, will unveil a new art exhibit on Thursday. According to society member Dave Gorden, the exhibit will feature more than 50 pieces of artwork designed by artists inspired by the Model T and Ford's Fair Lane Estate. "The exhibit captures the spirit of what Henry Ford stood for," Gorden said. An opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Rotunda Lobby at Henry Ford Centennial Library. Speakers include Mayor John B. O'Reilly, Jr., Teresa Lousias, president of the Artist's Society of Dearborn, and guests from the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Home in Grosse Pointe Shores. "The Edsel and Eleanor Ford Home is taking …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Dearborn Public Library and DFCU Financial will host a series of seminars focused on eliminating debt and preparing for retirement.
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Monday, March 11
The Dearborn Public Library and Dearborn-based credit union DFCU Financial are teaming up once again to present a series of financial education seminars to help attendees prepare for their financial future. The seminars will be presented by Charles Hoff, an accredited financial counselor through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, who has been with DFCU Financial for more than 15 years. Debt-Free Living: Held 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. This seminar will discuss how to develop and use a budget to help you get out of debt and save for the future. Pre-Retirement Wealth Builder: Held 10:30 a.m-12 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. This seminar will teach attendees strategies to money management that will get them…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
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Thursday, March 7
The Dearborn Public Library is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. “The Dearborn Public Library is very pleased to have been awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf,” said Library Director Maryanne Bartles. “We truly believe these materials will allow our library users to become more familiar themselves with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.” …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Friends of the Library Dearborn will host a book sale from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Tuesday, March 5
The Friends of the Library Dearborn will present a book and media sale 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at Henry Ford Centennial Library. The library is located at 16301 Michigan Ave. Items for sale include books, compact discs, DVDs, vinyl records and much more. For “March Madness,” any customer who spends $5 or more will receive a free gift. One gift per person, please. Special features this month are gardening books and autographed/signed books. There is also a fresh supply of new children’s nonfiction titles including books about the solar system, history, and geography, which may be of interest to home-schoolers and educators. Mystery Grab Bags are available and contain several hardcover and paperback books for only $1 per …
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Dearborn Public Schools are on mid-winter break Feb. 18-22.
School's out for mid-winter break in Dearborn—but do you have anything to keep the kids entertained? The Dearborn Public Library does, with their series of "Break-Fest" activities, as well as their third Thursday drop-in craft. All activities take place in the youth department of the Henry Ford Centennial Library. Here's a look at the all-ages line-up: BREAK-FEST: WII GAMING & BOARD GAMES Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m. All Ages. No Registration Necessary Join us for Break-Fest! Play Wii, play board games or put together giant floor puzzles. Wii players must be in at least 1st grade (6yrs old). Board games and puzzles are available for all ages. No registration, but space may be limited. BREAK-FEST: BOOK BINGO Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. All …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The sale will include both books and other media items.
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Sunday, February 3
The Friends of the Library Dearborn will present a book and media sale 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Henry Ford Centennial Library. The library is located at 16301 Michigan Ave. Items for sale include books, compact discs, DVDs, vinyl records, and much more. Items featured this month will focus on hobbies and music, with many quality titles available at bargain prices. Stop by the book sale room for extra special values, including books about Black History Month and books of science experiments for 25 cents each. Mystery Grab Bags are also available and contain several hardcover and paperback books for only $1 per bag. No peeking allowed! The FOLD book sales are presented regularly on the first Wednesday of each month except …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Want to pick up a must-see film at the library? You could just get lucky.
For Dearborn residents looking to rent a highly sought-after film from the Dearborn Public Library, the wait to get it home and into their DVD player can be long—with up to 50 or 60 holds on a given title. But for patrons looking to just take their chances, the library has created a new Lucky Day DVD collection. Hosted at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, the Lucky Day collection consists of copies of the most commonly requested DVDs in the library. The titles change, based on demand, and are available purely on the chance that a copy is available when a patron stops by the library. DVDs are $2 to check out, and can only be checked out for two days. Library users can only check out one Lucky Day title at a time. There are no holds or …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Here's how to download eBooks from the Dearborn Public Library, and when they can teach you how to use that gadget!
If your gifts include a devide of the eReading sort, the Dearborn Public Library has a collection of titles that you can borrow to get your eReading adventure started. More: Learn about the library's eBooks program The library is offering a few TechTime events within the next month to familiarize yourself with the process for downloading eBooks to different advices. All workshops are held in the first floor computer lab of the Henry Ford Centennial Library. Visitors can bring their own device—such as an eReader, tablet or laptop—or use a library computer. Remember to register, as these free sessions do fill up quickly. A valid Dearborn Public Library card is required. Kindle users will also require a valid Amazon.com account. For more …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Michigan Legislature is poised to take up legislation to eliminate personal property tax on Wednesday.
A package of bills pending in the Michigan Legislature that will pare about $600 million in tax dollars paid by businesses that benefit municipal entities could result in big cuts within the City of Dearborn if there is no mechanism put into place for revenue recovery. The legislation—which would eliminate the tax businesses pay on equipment—is gaining favor as a way to stimulate the state economy, but for local governments, the potential loss of yet another revenue source is a daunting one. If passed, they would work in a phased-out approach, with Dearborn's revenue losses beginning in 2015. It's expected that the bills will be taken up by the state Senate as early as Wednesday, according to Dearborn Sen. Morris Hood. What does Dearborn …