DPL ShortCuts
Your Monthly News & Updates
In this issue...
Comerica Bank Java & Jazz Returns
Winter Author Series Continues
March is Women's History Month
Celebrate Spring with New Programs
St. Patrick's Day Events
Prime Time Family Reading Time
Mexican Movies for Families
Exhibits at Main
Free Tax Preparation Assistance
Digital Resources
Special Offer for Library Patrons!
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is offering a special discount code to the Library! Purchase your tickets for the Classical Roots concert and enjoy $15 main floor tickets (regularly $50) to any of the following performances:
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:45 am
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Emagine Movie Nights 2019
Next showing is Monday, March 4!
Movie Nights at the Emagine Theatre are back for 2019! On the first Monday of each month, show your library card to get one move ticket & a 44 oz popcorn for $8!
Movie nights are at all Emagine Theatres in the Southeast Michigan area (not the library).
Comerica Bank Java & Jazz Returns
Detroit has long been known as a great jazz town. Celebrating its 19th season, Comerica Bank Java & Jazz continues the tradition of providing a monthly after work concert series that showcases some of Detroit’s finest creative talent.
Kimmie Horne
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Main Library
International talent Kimmie Horne kicks off the 19th season! The jazz vocalist, model, and actress is related to legendary songstress Lena Horne, but has forged her own path in music—one that has her performing across the country and world. Ms. Horne maintains a busy schedule creating new music, acting and touring.
Winter Author Series
Dorene O'Brien
Saturday, March 2
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Main Library
Dorene O’Brien visits the library for a discussion and reading from her latest collection, What It Might Feel Like to Hope. O’Brien is a Detroit based writer and creative writing instructor at Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies.
Dr. Danielle McGuire
Saturday, March 16
2:00 p.m.
Duffield Branch
In honor of Women’s History Month, award-winning author and historian Danielle McGuire will discuss Recy Taylor, the subject of her first book, At the Dark End of the Street.
Tobin T. Buhk
Thursday, March 21
6:00 p.m.
Chaney Branch
True crime author Tobin Buhk delves into the past of the old Detroit House of Correction, which incarcerated Michigan’s dangerous female inmates, in his presentation Michigan's Most Murderous Women. 
Jeff Morrison
Saturday, March 30, 2019
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library
Detroit is home to amazing architectural sculpture—a host of gargoyles, grotesques, and other silent guardians that watch over the city from high above its streets and sidewalks, often unnoticed or ignored by the people passing below. Jeff Morrison’s Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor Citydocuments these incredible features in a city that began as a small frontier fort and quickly grew to become a major metropolis and industrial titan.
March is Women's History Month
Women's History Month Party
Tuesday, March 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Make a secret letter and learn about Josephine Baker.
Franklin Branch
Women's History Month Program
Learn about famous local women and the great ideas
they gave us.
Thursday, March 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Campbell Branch
Women's History Month Craft
Remember Sallie Ride by making papier-mâché
astronaut's helmet.
Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Bowen Branch
2019 African American Booklist  
Coming in March is the 2019 African American Booklist “Inventing Lives: Black Women Writing Our Story.” Dr. Mary Helen Washington, an English professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, has written an historical overview of African American women writers. The Booklist will also include an interview of Pearl Cleage, an accomplished and gifted author, playwright and essayist, who was raised in Detroit. 
Celebrate Spring!
Get active, participate in a craft or take up a new hobby! Try something new this spring.
Parkman Talent Showcase
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26,
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Patrons will showcase their talent at the library for all to enjoy. Crocheting, antiquing and more.
Parkman Branch
Children, Tweens & Teens
Arts & Crafts
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Saturday, March 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Chaney Branch
Lego Party
Tuesday, March 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
DIY Mardi Gras Mask
Tuesday, March 5, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Redford Branch
Art with Ms. Elise
Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27,
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wilder Branch
Pot People: Plant a Flower Day
Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Redford Branch
Slime Party
Tuesday, March 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
National Puppy Day Craft
Wednesday, March 20, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Redford Branch
Saturday Craft Project
Springtime Paper Mosaics
Saturday, March 23, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Duffield Branch
Spring Craft
Make a Bug Refrigerator Magnet
Monday, March 25, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wilder Branch
Spring into Science with
Cranbrook Science on the Go
Dinosaurs--Thursday, March 7, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Investigate Light--Thursday, March 14,
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Discover Electricity--Thursday, March 21,
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
It's a Small World--Thursday, March 28,
5:00 - 6:00 p.m
Sherwood Forest Branch
Meteorites and Tektites
Saturday, March 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Main Library
Something New
Free Beginner Golf Classes
Learn golf fundamentals and how to putt with Swing4Dreams. Equipment and instruction materials are provided. Register at reference desk.
Saturdays, March 2, 9, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Parkman Branch
Free Beginner Violin Classes
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Equipment and instruction materials are provided. Register at reference desk. Ages 6 +
Parkman Branch
Cooking with Ming Louie
Saturday, March 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Conely Branch
Celebrate March Madness
Indoor Basketball and Snacks
Saturday, March 23, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Conely Branch Library
Health & Wellness
Hustle for Wellness
Sunday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Main Library
Cooking Matters for Adults
Wednesday, March 6, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Chase Branch
Cooking Matters
Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27,
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hubbard Branch
Cooking Matters
Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Redford Branch
Cooking for One
Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27,
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Parkman Branch
Cooking Matters for Adults
Fridays, March 8 to April 26, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Douglass Branch
aRT in the "D"
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Wilder Branch
Coloring for Adults
Wednesday, March 13, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wilder Branch
Petal Bowl Craft
Wednesday, March 20, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hubbard Branch
Beginner Impressionist Acrylic Painting
Wednesday, March 27, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Redford Branch
All Ages
Yoga with Ms. Cora
March 7, 14, 21, 28, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Chaney Branch
The Joy of Learning to Draw
Saturday, March 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Duffield Branch
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day Wreath
Monday, March 11, 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
Redford Branch
Leprechaun Snack
Thursday, March 14, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Bowen Branch
Who Was St. Patrick ?
Saturday, March 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Conely Branch
Saint Patrick's Day Craft - Make a Movable Leprechaun
Saturday, March 16, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wilder Branch
Crochet Shamrocks
Saturday, March 16, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Children's Library at Main
Prime Time Family Reading Time®
Prime Time® is a fun and memorable free six-week program, featuring award-winning children’s books for families of children ages 6 to 10. Each week, a storyteller reads up to three books, which participants discuss. At the end of each session, families receive a copy of the books that were read to create home libraries. Each session begins with a free meal and door prizes. 
The Children’s Library at Main Library and the Redford and Wilder branches will offer Prime Time Family Reading Time® on Sundays beginning in March. Pre-Registration Required. Call your branch to sign up. 
Children Library at Main Library
Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7,
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Redford Branch
Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7,
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wilder Branch
Sundays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
PRIME TIME® is offered by the Michigan Humanities Council in cooperation with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association, and additional corporate and private sponsors.
Mexican Movies for Families
Back for a 2nd year--the Campbell Branch presents Movies in Spanish for Families! Every Saturday from January to April enjoy films directly from Mexico. Free popcorn and pop will be served. All movies start at 2:00 p.m.