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Sep 26

The 2016-17 season of The Theatre Company of the University of Detroit Mercy will launch with the Michigan premiere of Kenneth Jones' fact-inspired drama "Alabama Story," a play with unique ties to The Motor City.

Sep 26



With thousands of video tutorials that teach everything from spreadsheets to programming to social media, learn how to make the most of this great resource. Be sure to bring your library card.

Sep 27

In 1938 a patron checked out a Detroit Public Library Book - Hemingway's "To Have and Have Not." Disgusted by the book's content, she brought it to the attention of the Wayne County Prosecutor, who banned the book. Opposed to the ban, two Detroit booksellers defended their right to sell the book and filed a case in Detroit Circuit Court.

2016-17 Adult Services Renovation

The Adult Services area of the Library will be renovated beginning later this fall. The renovation, which is expected to last 6 months, will bring much needed improvements:

  • Increase efficiency 
  • Improve infrastructure 
  • Update circulation and wayfinding
  • Access for families
  • Add study & collaboration spaces
  • Respect integrity of 1980 Birkerts Addition
  • Honor and elevate beautiful historic 1927 building
  • Bring in more light to create an inviting atmosphere
  • Improve acoustics

Thank you to the the Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors, architects at Luckenbach|Ziegelman|Gardner,  and library consultant Aaron Cohen for bringing these updates and improvements to our building.

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