Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July E-Newsletter - @DetroitLibrary Now Offers eBooks & Audiobooks - Check out these hot selections!

Detroit Public Library
Detroit Public Library

July 2012
In This Issue
DPL eBooks
Exhibits @ Main
Reveal Your Detroit
Hot Read of the Month
Main Library - Cass Entrance

eBooks Now Available

The Detroit Public Library Now Offers eBooks  


The Detroit Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic audiobooks, eBooks, music, and  

video available 24/7 from the  

library's website at , http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/overdrive.


You can browse the collection,  

check out with your library card,  

and download to PC, Mac®, and  

many mobile devices.  


To get started, you will need to  

install free software.  


  • For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™.  


  • To read eBooks, you'll need Adobe® Digital Editions.  


Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™

, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending  

period. There are no late fees!


This service is free with your Detroit Public Library Card.  To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks,  

and more, visit the library's website  

by clicking here.



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Exhibits @ Main   


Stop by the Detroit Public Library as we showcase some of Metro Detroit's  

top artists   

at Exhibits @ Main, a series of exhibitions  

at the Detroit Public Library's - Main Library  

all summer long:      


Exhibits @ Main  


Doogle 4 Google Michigan Finalists\
Now on Display  
Doodle 4 Google National Winner
Dylan Hoffman of Caledonia, Wisc., is the 2012 United States Doodle 4 Google National Winner.

We Are A Musical People  
Now on Display 
2012 We Are A Musical People

Dale Rich -
Freedom Seekers

Now on Display     

 Freedom Seeker

Reveal Your Detroit 

Now on Display  
The DIA, in collaboration with the Detroit Public Library, and with support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will be hosting a community display of photographs submitted through the Detroit Self-Portrait project and the Reveal Your Detroit program.
Reveal Your Detroit  



Timothy Orikri Experience 
Now on Display 
Timothy Orikri 

SuVon & Siana Treece 

 Now on Display   

SuVon Treece 

Siana Treece



 Now on Display until
August 15th

Reveal Your Detroit

Reveal your Detroit
Photo: Fender Bender Detroit Group

Reveal Your Detroit 2 Photo: Declare Detroit Group   


Reveal Your Detroit is a collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts and 55 community-based organizations whose members were each given a single roll of film on which to capture their perspectives of Detroit.  


In conjunction with the DIA, the Detroit Public Library presents Reveal Your Detroit, a collection comprised of photos, along with images from the DIA's Flickr pool and the Detroit Free Press Detroit Self-Portrait project, is on view at the Detroit Public Library in the Adam Strohm Hall on the second floor.




2012 Comerica
Java & Jazz Concert Series

 Finale Tomorrow Evening
Outside on Cass Lawn 

Tuesday, July 17th @ 6:00 p.m. 
Java & Jazz Logo  
Jassi, Blackman and Assis

Our final show of the 2012 Comerica Java & Jazz concert season and we have a special treat in store just for you.   We bring you the Brazilian Experience featuring Pathe Jassi, Nanny Assis & just added - Phillip Whitfield, all on one stage to stimulate your musical senses. 


Hear the Brazilian Creole vocals of Pathe Jassi of Senegal along with his amazing polyrhythmic Afro/Jazz bass and guitar playing.  One of Detroit's best-kept secrets, Jassi is sure to thrill the Comerica Java & Jazz crowd with his unique sound. 


Nanny Assis, from Bahia, Brazil - the heart beat of Brazil's music scene, will also sing in his Portuguese as well as play guitar and traditional Brazilian percussion.  Nanny Assis has an outstanding artistic background and has received critical recognition from the top percussionists and from the best world music personalities.

Sean Blackman will not be performing due to scheduling conflict, but in his place we welcome Phillip Whitfield to the Comerica Java & Jazz stage.  

Phillip Whitfiel Phillip Whitfield has gained the reputation of being one of the most versatile musicians in the Windsor/Detroit music scene and has performed just about any style of popular music imaginable.  He has shared the stage with such varied artists as; Andrea Boccelli, Five time Grammy Award winner Lauryn Hill, Dick Wagner, Koko Taylor, and James Carter to name a few.  Brace yourself as we bring Whitfield's musical talents to the Comerica Java & Jazz concert series stage.           


Hot Read of the Month 


Fifty Shades of Grey    

by E.L. James

Reviewed by Duffield Branch Librarian Patricia Hurst         

50 shades
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L .James, one of the hottest reads of the season, takes readers along on the romantic journey of the young graduate student, Anastasia Steele and her rich, secretive, brooding, non-committal love interest Christian Grey.


If you don't mind a female lead character  

on the naive side and your love scenes explicit, then this book is for you. Fifty Shades of Grey is a light, entertaining, page-turning summer read.  


In the book, Ana falls in love with Grey, a man with a mysterious past and certain sexual proclivities that she is uncertain she can handle. Fifty Shades of Grey asks the age ole romance story question of whether a good girl can tame her bad boy or learn to live with his ways; although, admittedly Grey's bad boy ways add a decided twist to the typical romance.


The good news is that if you don't get enough of Grey and Ana in this book, it is just the first installment of a trilogy. The saga continues in the second book of the series, Fifty Shades Darker, followed up by the finale Fifty Shades Freed.








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