Detroit Public Library Monthly News & Updates
Get all your information about upcoming events, services and programs right here with the Detroit Public Library e-Newsletter! This edition covers our 150th Anniversary Gala: An evening with Walter Mosley this month, Ronald McDonald visit to the library, Crash Discourse with Detroit Techno Militia and much more.  Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates.

150th Anniversary Gala Celebration 
An Evening with Walter Mosley

Proceeds to benefit the "Children Who Can Read, Succeed" 
Literacy Initiative.  Black Tie Optional, Complimentary Valet Parking via Cass Avenue Driveway
  • 5:30 p.m. - Doors Open
  • 6:00 p.m. - Strolling Buffet, Cocktails & Music by '313 The Live Experience'
  • 8:30 p.m. - A Conversation with Novelist, Playwright & Social Commentator                    Walter Mosley, moderated by Fox 2 News Anchor, Huel Perkins
Afterglow and music following the program.

Tickets: $150 per person ($70 of each ticket is tax-deductible)

Author Talk @ Main Library
feat. Sister Souljah
Saturday, April 9, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Join us as we welcome the amazing author Sister Souljah to the Detroit Public Library discussing her latest masterpiece, A Moment of Silence.

In her next heart-pounding novel of passion, danger, temptation, and adventure, New York Times bestselling author Sister Souljah returns to the story of Midnight.

Handsome, young, Muslim, and married to two women living in one house along with his mother, Umma, and sister, Naja: can Midnight manage? He is surrounded by Americans who don't share or understand his faith or culture, and adults who are offended by his maturity, intelligence, or his natural ability to make his hard work turn into real money. He is calm, confident, and cool, Ninja-trained and powerful, but one moment of rage throws this Brooklyn youth into a dark world of dirty police, gangs, guns, drugs, prisons, and prisoners. Everything he ever believed, every dollar he ever earned, and all of the women he ever loved-including his mother-are at risk...

Clouds and the Ancestors Exhibition 
feat. Warren Wells
On Display Until April 30, 2016
Clouds! Are a common element integrated into all of the paintings on display. They are with us throughout our lives.....and as we go about our daily lives, they bear silent witness. 

My inspiration for this series evolved during a series of visits to my sister's home in Atlanta. Etheral and shape shifting...we can lose hours of time daydreaming while studying clouds! Once this was decided as a subject matter, I began to photograph clouds wherever life took me.
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2016 Shakespeare Festival 
feat. "Romeo & Juliet"
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
9:30 a.m. - Noon.
  • Trivia Questions 
  • Free Books
  • Prizes
  • Snacks to Go
Free and open to the public. 

Online registration available at link below

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   The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers 
proudly presents
The Sesquicentennial Storytelling & Literary Expo
Saturday March 5, 2016 
10:30 a.m.
The Detroit Association of Black Storytellers is hosting a Sesquicentennial Storytelling & Literary Expo!  Please join us for great storytelling, meeting new authors and buying some books. Generously sponsored by Michigan Round Table for Diversity and the National Storytelling Network
Crash Discourse 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
6:00 p.m.

Author Talk 
Recap in Pictures
feat Ray Lambert 
Founder of Iconic Chicago Comedy Club, All Jokes Aside, discusses his new book at the Library

What a great night with the one and only Raymond Lambert as he discussed his new book, "All Jokes Aside" at the Library! 

The man that provided a showcase for comedians from Mike Bonner and CoCo to Steve Harvey and Jamie Foxx, discussed the Phunny business of comedy from the days of owning the groundbreaking Chicago club to the one right here in Detroit!
Check out the pics from the event by clicking link below:

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Flapjacks & Storytime @ the Detroit Public Library
Ronald McDonald stopped by the library this week to read to our little ones and even signed up for his library card ...

Even Snoopy knows just how much fun can be had at the 
Detroit Public Library... 

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