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Getting to know the Detroit Public Library

When you can do research online and read books on your Kindle what’s the point of going to a library, right? Wrong! The Detroit Public Library‘s main branch, just a few miles up Woodward from Broderick Tower, has so much to offer — and we’re not just talking books.

As new residents of the City of Detroit, Broderick Tower residents can obtain a FREE library card at the Detroit Public Library with ease. Just stop by a branch and bring your driver’s license. Haven’t gotten an updated ID with your new address yet? That’s okay, just be sure to bring along a copy of your Broderick lease for verification of residency.

The moment you walk in the doors of the main branch on Woodward Avenue, you get the feeling you could spend hours at this place — it’s huge! Even if you’re not big into reading, I sincerely recommend spending some time here.

Broderick Tower residents can get a free library card at the Detroit Public Library

Maybe you’ll go to check out a book, movie or video game — yes, you can check out recent movies, TV series, documentaries and even Xbox games. Maybe you’ll get lost (possibly literally, remember I said this place is huge) in a special collection room such as the Rare Books or even the Ernie Harwell Collection.

Maybe you’ll drop in for a free computer class or crafting session where you can work on your own crafting project. Perhaps you’ll catch an indoor or outdoor concert there. Or maybe you’ll go there without knowing what you’re looking for. Either way, you can pretty much guarantee you’ll end up finding much more than you’d expect.

The Detroit Public Library’s main branch is located at 5201 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Hours are 12-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 12-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday). For a complete calendar of upcoming events at the Detroit Public Library, click here.

What’s your favorite thing about the Detroit Public Library? Have you attended any events there? Let us know your experience in the comments.

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