The Detroit Public Library & the Detroit Historical Society Team Up to Commemorate the Library’s Upcoming 150th Anniversary with a New Exhibit Opening Saturday, January 25 at the Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit –The Detroit Public Library commemorates its upcoming 150th Anniversary with a new exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum titled, The Detroit Public Library: 150 Years of Serving Detroit and Beyond.
The new exhibit will be on display from January 25 – April 13, 2014 in the Museum’s Community Gallery and serve as a kick-off to the library’s Sesquicentennial celebration in 2015.  The exhibit will provide an overview of the library’s history while featuring some of its most treasured possessions of cultural, historical, and literary significance.
“The Detroit Public Library is delighted to tell our story of 150 years of service through this exhibit,” said Jo Anne Mondowney, Executive Director, Detroit Public Library. “As DPL approaches its sesquicentennial celebration in 2015, we look back at our history, and we are also committed to being on the frontline in the future as we bring the best library service, regardless of format, to our citizens.”
For the past 150 years, the Detroit Public Library has provided library and information service to generations of Detroit residents.  From the renowned Main Library landmark to neighborhood branches all over the city; the Library has been an integral part of the city’s history and the Detroit Public Library: 150 Years of Serving Detroit and Beyond exhibit captures that spirit.  The new exhibit offers a rare opportunity to view select items from the Burton Historical Collection, the Rare Book Collection, the National Automotive History Collection, the E. Azalia Hackley Collection and the Lulu and Ernie Harwell Sports Collection.
“The Detroit Historical Society is pleased to partner with our neighbors and share the Detroit Public Library’s story as they approach an amazing milestone,” said Bob Bury, Executive Director and CEO of the Detroit Historical Society. “Our Community Gallery at the Detroit Historical Museum is made for bringing exactly these kinds of stories to our audience.”
This event is free and open to the public.  For more information on Detroit Public Library: 150 Years of Serving Detroit and Beyond, please call 313-481-1339 or visit us online

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