Friday, February 3, 2012

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Detroit Public Library
Detroit Public Library
February 2012
In This Issue
JLB Morning Show Live Broadcast
SeussApalooza 2012
Hot Read of the Month
E. Azalia Hackley Concert
Main Library - Cass Entrance

Join JLB Morning Show Live Broadcast @ the Main Library    


  Friday, February 3   

      6:00 -10:00 a.m.     



Join JLB Mornings with Coco, Foolish and Mr. Chase as they broadcast live on Friday, February 3rd for the BME Leadership Award Winners at the Detroit Public Library Main Library in Midtown Detroit. Come listen to the extraordinary work and leadership from these men as JLB Mornings highlights the winners of the program while encouraging YOU to make a difference too.


The BME Challenge is offering the Detroit winners a combined $200,000 to reward their work and inspire others to step forward in their communities. The funding will help plant vegetable gardens in vacant lots, give new fathers parenting skills and expose young people to greater literacy, cultural and career development opportunities.


This event is free and open to the public.  Free parking will be provided in the employee parking lot located off of Putnam street.  Enter through Cass and Putnam entrances.   


The Detroit Public Library - Main Library is located at 5201 Woodward Ave. in Midtown Detroit.

Cat in the Hat


SeussApalooza 2012

Saturday, February 25

10:00 -11:30 a.m.  


12:30 - 2:00 p.m.


Bring the kids out to the Detroit Public Library - Main Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.


Hosted by Detroit Public Television, this event will include reading Seuss stories, creating new Seussical characters and watching an all new episode of  

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! 


 This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Register for this event at  





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Hot Read of the Month 


Sinners & Saints

by Victoria Christopher Murray & Reshonda Tate Billingsley 

Sinners & Saints

"Double the fun, with a message of faith, Sinners & Saints will delight readers with two o f their favorite characters from two of their favorite authors. It's a match made in heaven!"--Grace Magazine


Considered to be one of the best collaborations of au thors in recent times, Sinners & Saints, by Victoria  Christopher Murray and Reshonda Tate Billingsley promises to leave you cra v ing even more.    


When these two popular authors decided to bring their favorite heroines together you knew that the result  would be good, but probably nowhere near the result that was delivered from these two bestselling and award-winning authors.


In the book, a coveted position opens up - president of the American Baptist Coalition -  both women think their husbands are perfect for the job. And winning the position may require both women to get down and dirty and revert to their old tricks. Just when Jasmine and Rachel think they're going to have to fight to the finish, the current first lady of the coalition steps

in...a woman bigger, badder, and more devious than either of them, while you just have to read it to find out. 


Sinners & Saints gives you drama, laughter, and suspense that leaves you completely engaged.  This is an excellent read that won't leave you disappointed.  






DPL Featured in the February Issue of Hour Detroit Magazine


The Detroit PublicHackley Hour Magazine Library's  
E. Azalia Hackley Collection is currently featured in the February issue of Hour Detroit magazine.

DPL's own Romie Minor, assistant manager of the library's Special Collections Department, was interviewed in the magazine's 4-page spread, and discussed the popular E. Azalia Hackley Collection at the Main Library.

Hackley Hour Magazine 2
Originating in 1943, the Hackley Collection was the first archive of its kind in the world and features over a quarter-million items from African Americans in the performing arts in the library's vertical file.

"It's a great resource, because a lot of people think everything is on the web, which it is not," says Minor.  "People are astonished at what we have here."

One of Detroit's best-kept secrets has been revealed and is available to you to explore.  Visit us at
or call the department for additional information at (313) 481-1398.

Or when in Midtown Detroit, just stop by the library and discover the E. Azalia Hackley Collection for yourself and be amazed.



The Detroit Public Library Presents


The 68th Annual  

E. Azalia Hackley Concert February 22, @ 7:00 p.m.




"In the Tradition"


2012 E. Azalia Hackley Concert



The Detroit Public Library and E. Azalia Hackley Collection present the 68th Annual celebration of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection concert with jazz band 'In the Tradition' on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Detroit Public Library - Main Library. The group has performed at venues and events such as: Arts, Beats & Eats, Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit International Jazz Festival and countless other engagements throughout Michigan and Ohio.


The E. Azalia Hackley Collection is one of the nation's foremost research collections for the documentation of achievements by Blacks in all genres of the performing arts.  


Tickets for the concert are $15.00 for General Seating or $30.00 for Reserved Seating, which includes a 1-year membership in the Friends of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection. To purchase your ticket or for more information, contact the Detroit Public Library's Marketing Department at 313.481.1357 or visit us at


The concert will be held in the Friends Auditorium at the Detroit Public Library located at 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202.  


Sponsors include Comerica Bank, The Detroit Public Library, Miller Canfield, ABM Janitorial Services, Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation & Friends of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection






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