• Adult Summer Library Program 2019

    June 15, 2019 -

    Mark your calendars! Adult Summer Library Program registration starts June 15.

  • Talk Time: English as a Second Language Conversational Group


    If English is your second language, come to Talk Time to practice your speaking and listening skills and improve your English vocabulary in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. This is a weekly event. No registration required, drop in friendly.

  • Your Next 3 Books Adult


    Wondering what to read next? Looking for something fantastic? Let TPL help you. Take a minute and fill our our Your Next 3 Books form, now for adult readers too! 

  • The Story of Eastern Market

    July 23, 2019 -

    Lisa Rush, co-author of the book Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market and Preservation Detroit Eastern Market tour guide, will share pictures, stories, and fun facts about the growth and evolution of Eastern Market over its remarkable 125-year history.

  • Introduction to Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

    July 25, 2019 -

    Social media is changing the way we communicate with each other on a daily basis, and systems like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have been at the foreground of that. Come see some of the ways these services can be used to keep in touch with the people you love, and the world as a whole.

  • Drop In Downloads

    July 25, 2019 -

    Come drop in at the library for any assistance in downloading digital materials from any of the library resources to your smartphone or tablet!

  • The Story of the DIA: (R)evolution

    July 30, 2019 -

    Explore the history of the Detroit Institute of Arts, long considered one of the most innovative museums in the world! We will learn about the individuals who founded the museum, built its collection, and supported the institution for over 128 years. 


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Latest News from Adult Information Services

The finalists for the National Book Awards were announced on October 10. 

Finalists in the Fiction category are:
  • A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley
  • Florida by Lauren Groff
  • Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

Finalists in the Nonfiction category are:
  • The Indian World of George Washington by Colin C. Calloway
  • American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson
  • Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
  • The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
  • We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights by Adam Winkler

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 14 in New York.  
Click here for a complete list of nominees in all categories. 
The Man Booker Prize winner will be announced on October 16 in London. Visit the Adult Information Services Department or check the library catalog for award-nominated titles. 

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