August 14, 2017

Combining live action narrative with visual effects, Klip Collective brings a parable for the Information Age. Inside the Detroit Public Library, an otherwise quiet shift for the librarian turns chaotic as a power glitch sends the Internet into hyper drive infiltrating bookshelves with misinformation. The librarian must use her humanity and common sense to tame the wave of fake news and rescue patrons from turning into clueless drones. In this epic battle of woman versus d...

April 18, 2017

“X: A Novel” by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon

Michigan Humanities Council is announcing the sixth round of Great Michigan Read, a biennial statewide literary program focusing on humanities themes. The Great Michigan Read aims to connect us as Michiganians by deepening our understanding of our state, our society, and our history. A statewide panel of teachers, librarians, community leaders, and book lovers select the Great Michigan Read every two years.


“X: A Novel is an...

March 22, 2017

From The Jewish News, Published March 16, 2017 | http://bit.ly/2nnHWTV

The latest mosaic for the Detroit Public Library, made of more than 12,000 colored glass pieces, was dedicated March 2-3 with 400 little artists in attendance.

The “Earth Mosaic” was designed and created by all the students from Pasteur Elementary School in Detroit under the direction of artists Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan and Dani Katsir, who worked with more than 1,000 students in five Detroit schools t...

March 22, 2017

From The Detroit Free Press | http://on.freep.com/2mTaMYY

Ryan Hooper, Special to the Free Press Published 10:09 p.m. ET March 21, 2017

"As part of the momentum and activity bubbling in Midtown, the main branch of the Detroit Public Library will start offering Sunday hours this fall for the first time in 36 years.

Additionally, two recently renovated branches — the Redford on Grand River and the Wilder on East 7 Mile — will also be open on Sundays, making them the first neigh...

August 5, 2016

Q Goss a Librarian at the Parkman Branch discusses creating a diverse learning community in the urban library through non-traditional programs and teaching methods . Q discusses why teaching coding is important and her approach to engage urban youth. The talk concludes with Q sharing her thoughts on the current state of Detroit, as well as the benefits and challenges of educational programs in a public library....

July 1, 2016

When you look at the Under the Sea glass mosaic created by the fourth- through sixth-grade classes at the James and Grace Lee Boggs School on the east side of Detroit, several colorful images catch your eye: a red crab, an orange octopus, a pirate flag in a clam. But perhaps most attention grabbing is a giant multi-colored fish. It almost wasn’t finished.

The creator of the fish, Judah Shelton, was a little timid about his skills before the project. Before putting together...

 

In an information and Internet-driven age, where information, services, and resources are increasingly available only online, people without access to a computer or the Internet are at a considerable disadvantage. The DPL plays a vital role in bridging the digital divide for many in the city. A recent NYTimes.com article looks at how the Parkman Branch is playing a major role to connect its patrons to the digital world. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 15, 2016

Parkman Coders Presents ROBO PI. Students will learn about computer science and the coding language Python using Raspberry Pi mini computers to create a robot of their own design. 

Mitchel Resnick a Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab explains why learning to code is important for young people. "In the process of learning to code, people learn many other things. They are not just learning to code, they are coding to learn. In addition to learning mathem...

May 5, 2016

 

The Library Tour was recently featured on DeadlineDetroit.com. 

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2016

 

Great books at great prices!
Join us for the Spring Book Sale and stock up on some reading material. Prices from $1 to $5 with some exceptions. Tables restocked continually.

 

Dates:

5/5/2016, 10-5

5/6/2016, 10-5

5/7/2016, 12-5

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