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The Library Tour

Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM (EST)

The Library Tour
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Nov 15, 2017 Enter donation ($)
General Admission 30 Registrations Nov 15, 2017 Free  

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The tour highlights the architecture of Cass Gilbert, as well as the many works of famed craftsmen and architects. Our docents will share with you the history, art and architecture of Detroit’s acclaimed Main Library. You will discover the grand staircase, the Pewabic fireplace, the Ernie Harwell Room*, and other surprises along the way.

Free, 1 hour docent-led tours are offered two Saturdays a month at 11:00am. Registration is required. Tours meet in the lobby of the Woodward entrance hall at 10:50 am.

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Note about Library Tours: We host visitors with disabilities and those requiring special accommodations. If you require special accommodations, please contact our office at 313-481-1357
Have questions about The Library Tour? Contact Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation

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Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation


Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Detroit Public Library, through volunteering and fundraising, to ensure that the library can continue its mission of providing enrichment programming to library patrons and to preserve a space in Detroit where everyone is welcome to work, study, learn and create.



We are a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance and support the Detroit Public Library in its efforts to empower Detroit’s citizens to meet their lifelong learning needs for generations to come.



We envision the library system as empowering people to read, lead and connect to create a vibrant Detroit.

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