The Main Library is home to a beautiful mural, hand-drawn and painted by artist Dennis Orlowski. The mural depicts the history of Clinton and Macomb Townships and includes special touches, such as people affiliated with the building of the Main Library. Orlowski used the theme of transportation to move the history of the mural forward. Orlowski is an art teacher in the Detroit Public Schools. The mural was a gift from the William W. Lee Family.
The Friends of CMPL is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving library services through underwriting programs and special projects. They hold several fundraisers including seasonal book sales, book bundles, and library tote bag sales.
The Friends group is led by president, Mary Russo and meets the second Tuesday of most months at 7 pm at the Main Library (meetings are not mandatory).
One of the largest fundraisers the Friends group conducts is the semi-annual book sales. Volunteers are needed year round to help with our sales. Please contact the Friends of CMPL at (586) 226-5004 for more information.Visit the Main Library on the following dates and times to get a great deal on used books:
Wednesday, October 14 from 5:30-8:30pm
Friends Night (Join at the door for $15!)
Thursday, October 15 from 12-8pm
Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17 from 9:30am-5pm
Sunday, October 18 from 1:15-3:15pm
Bag Day (Get a bag of books for just $5)