Friends 2020 Meeting Schedule:

Friends meet regularly on the 4th Wednesday of the month in January, March, September and October.  You do not need to attend any meetings to be a friend, but are welcome at all meetings.


Friends Annual Meeting: 

Barbara McQuaid was postponed due to the pandemic but that we are pleased to share that she will be speaking at our 2021 Annual Meeting. Read more about her here.


Past Programs:

Mark Wallace

2019: Mark Wallace, President and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, shared some of their triumphs, what is around the corner and long range plans for this ambitious organization.


2018: Ron L. Kagan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Zoo shared what’s on the horizon for this state-wide treasure.

Wilma Cleveland, Joe Gilmore and Judge Rhodes
Judge Steven Rhodes (center) poses with Wilma Cleveland and Joe Gilmore after his May 2016 talk at the Friend’s Annual Meeting. Judge Rhodes is the noted judge of the Detroit bankruptcy and he provided a one-year update on the City following this historic event to a packed crowd at the Library. 

Nan and SallyNan Cooper and Sally Fedus at a Friends Board meeting.

Elmore LeonardBest-selling author, Elmore Leonard spoke at the Friends’ 2013 Annual Meeting.