Week 2 Events

March 26: Mango Languages


Caroline Kennedy Library

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Amy Janczarek of Mango Languages will share the wealth of language learning tools offered with this powerful database.  Learn how to best use Mango to study a foreign language or to learn English as a second language.

March 27: What it Means to be an Immigrant


Henry Ford College

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Nahla Haidar, a member of the Math faculty at Henry Ford College, will moderate a panel discussion regarding the immigrant experience.

March 28: The Real Melting Pot: Immigrant Contributions to What We Eat


The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Immigrants have, from the beginning, played a key role in our American diet.  Their recipes have appeared in American cookbooks; their entrepreneurial skills have given us restaurants, stores, and whole new foods have been introduced into our mainstream diet.  This talk, drawing upon the collections at The Henry Ford, takes a delicious journey through their stories.  Presented by Donna R. Braden Curator of Public Life. 

March 29: Immigration from an Artist’s Perspective 


Arab American National Museum

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Explore Michigan Avenue’s arts district beginning with a visit to American Landscape, an exhibit by Syrian-American artist Nabil Mousa on display in the Arab American national Museum’s First Floor Gallery, followed by walk across the street to tour an artist’s studio in Dearborn’s City Hall ArtSpace Lofts.

Book Discussions

Discuss Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.  

Wednesday, March 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. : Dearborn First UMC, 22124 Garrison St.

Thursday, March 29, 2-3 p.m. Henry Ford College, Eshleman Library, 5101 Evergreen Rd.


Children with a caregiver are invited to hear tales from around the world.  Ages 2-6.

Tuesday, March 27, 4-4:30 p.m. : Henry Ford Centennial Library, Youth Services.


Visit Bigreaddearborn.org for more information and a full list of Big Read events.