Prizes for Family Stories & Recipes for The Big Read Dearborn

The Dearborn Public Schools is proud to partner with the Dearborn Public Library in The Big Read Dearborn community-wide reading initiative. The Dearborn Public Library, one of 75 organizations nationwide that received this grant to host a Big Read program in their community. The Big Read Dearborn, themed What’s in a name?, will focus on Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.
Enter stories about YOUR family name, your family’s history 
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Be part of the adventure!

Big Read Kickoff: Sunday, March 18, 3-5 p.m.

Michael A Guido Theater at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center: dance and music performances by several groups representing Dearborn’s diversity, free paperback copies of The Namesake, premiere of community-produced video on immigration, and more.

Wrap Up: Saturday, April 28, 2-4 p.m.

Henry Ford Centennial Library (HFCL): interactive theater performance by Jeff Karoub, exploring his experiences with immigration.


Many more fun and exciting events in March and April for children, teens, and adults. Visit for updates.

To help bring this massive project to life, Dearborn Public Library is partnering with many institutions and organizations, including DFCU Financial, AAUW-Dearborn, The Henry Ford, the Arab American National Museum, the Dearborn Community Fund, Dearborn Public Schools, the City of Dearborn Department of Public Information, Artspace, Dearborn Public Library Foundation, Dearborn Library Commission, Friends of the Library-Dearborn, University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-D) Mardigian Library, Henry Ford College Eshleman Library, Beaumont Medical Library, East and West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities, Dearborn Inn, Green Brain Comics, and Dearborn Heights Libraries.