Upcoming Events Week 1

Feb 6: Kickoff


Henry Ford Centennial Library

2:00 – 4:00pm

Free tabloids, books, and light refreshments; music from Poe’s day performed by a Dearborn Symphony quartet; dramatizations of his works including a performance of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Anthony Lucas of The Henry Ford; drawing slips to win a free night at the Poe House, courtesy of Dearborn Inn (drawing at Meet Poe event); opening of “Dreams” Art Exhibit, coordinated by the Artists’ Society of Dearborn; Poe craft for all ages; and more! 

Feb 8: Teen Book Discussion


Ten Eyck Administrative Building

5:00 – 6:00pm

Come and discuss Poe’s “Great Tales and Poems” with the Dearborn Youth Commission. Grades 6-12. Pick up a free copy of the book at any Dearborn Public Library.

Feb 9: What it Really Means to Be a “Bird Brain”


Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:00 – 7:00pm

Blue Jays, Gray Jays, American Crows, and Common Ravens are included in this fascinating and globally distributed group of birds. Their animated lifestyles and “deep thinking” have carved out a place in many international cultures and literature, including Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, “The Raven.”

Join corvid researcher Dr. Star Kraven-Madd of Concorvidae University (in partnership with Naturalist Dorothy McLeer and the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Environmental Interpretive Center) for a look at the antics and problem-solving abilities of these intriguing Michigan residents.

Feb 10: “Dreams” Ice Sculpture Exhibit Opens


Henry Ford College

Feb 11: “Great Stories and Poems” Book Discussion


Arab American National Museum

7:00 – 8:00pm

Discuss Poe’s “Great Stories and Poems.”

Portraits of Poe



Green Brain Comics

2:00 – 3:00pm

Meet the illustrators of Portraits of Poe, enjoy light refreshments and free signed copies of the book while supplies last.   Registration is required. To register, call (313) 943-2330 or click the link below.


Valentine’s Day Discussion of “Annabel Lee”


Henry Ford Centennial Library

2:00 – 3:00pm

Discuss Poe’s “Annabel Lee” in English and Arabic with librarian Patty Podzikowski.  Pick up a free copy of the book at any Dearborn Public Library.  This work is in the public domain and can found here.  

Visit Bigreaddearborn.org for more information and a full list of Big Read events or click here for a PDF calendar of events. 

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