Library Highlights

Food for Fines/Food for Thought

Food for FinesTeam up with the Library to help our hungry neighbors in need

Once again we are partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank and other TLN libraries to collected non-perishable food items to help feed hungry children, seniors, and families...

Poetry Writers' Workshop

Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong leads this monthly poetry writing workshop. Bring paper and a pen/pencil, leave with a poem. The group meets every third Thursday of the month in the library Conference Room at 7:00 p.m. Please register...

Photo Session for 50th Birthday Photo Album

50th Birthday CakeBack by popular demand, Mari of Photography by Mari will be here for the first of several photo sessions this year. We will be creating our 50th Birthday Photo Album with the posters we make from this and all other photo shoots. Posters will be on display...

Detroit Zoo - Tickets and More Program

Detroit Zoo ticket program logoThrough a partnership with the Detroit Zoo, you can now:

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Waterford Celebrates National Poetry Month

Poetry Leaves logoRibbon Cutting & Reception...

Photo Session for 50th Birthday Photo Album

50th Birthday CakeBack by popular demand, Mari of Photography by Mari will be here for the first of several photo sessions this year. We will be creating our 50th Birthday Photo Album with the posters we make from this and all other photo shoots. Posters will be on display in the Library and outside the Library as we get the results back from each session. Check this page to see what we have planned for the year.

 

What personal finance topics are you interested in learning about?

The library is arranging to provide a series of experiential workshops on Personal Finance. Unlike seminars from Insurance or Investment companies, these workshops will adhere to the Fiduciary Standard. This means that the outcome for those attending will be a true educational experience. dollar sign

We are having Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy, a Michigan non-profit corporation, assemble a curriculum of financial topics that will be scheduled for the Fall. Unlike seminars from Insurance or Investment companies, their workshops adhere to the Fiduciary Standard. They are designed to be experiential and a true educational experience with NO SALES AGENDA. In an effort to schedule this program around your needs and interests we need your input. 

  • Current date: April 21, 2014 - 3:12am
  • Opening date: April 17, 2014 - 3:48am
  • No closing date.

Enterprise: our new library catalog

The online catalog of our holdings (along with the holdings of over 50 other public libraries in southeast Michigan) has a new interface called Enterprise.  We think you'll find that it is "smarter," easier to use, and does a better job of helping you find what you're looking for. It should work well on mobile devices, too.
Please note, Enterprise is best viewed with these web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer v10 or higher. It also functions well in Android web browser, Chrome for Android, Firefox for Android and Safari for iOS. (Android v4.3, iOS v7.04).

Cool features:

•             The scrolling "Rivers" on the main page show you in an appealing graphic way what our newest materials are.  Click on “Waterford – New Books” to see what other rivers are available, then click on one to switch to it and start viewing it.

•             "Facets" on the left side of the screen of search results lists can help you limit and narrow down your search results. In eLibrary (our old catalog) you narrowed your search parameters and then searched.  In our new catalog you execute your search first and then narrow your results by including or excluding the various possible aspects and categories, or "facets" of the items in the list. Read more

Food for Fines/Food for Thought

Food for FinesTeam up with the Library to help our hungry neighbors in need

Once again we are partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank and other TLN libraries to collected non-perishable food items to help feed hungry children, seniors, and families in our community. We will forgive $1 in fines for each item donated, up to $10, per day.

Who: anyone with outstanding overdue fines. Currently fine-free? The Food for Thought segment of this program is for you!

Where: The Waterford Township Public Library

When: Monday, March 24, 2014 through Thursday, May 8, 2014

What: Non-perishable food items that meet the following criteria

  • Unopened
  • Original Label still intact
  • Expiration date of August 1, 2014 or later

All donations will be distributed to either the Waterford Senior Center or Open Door of Waterford. Both are partners of, and distribution centers for, Gleaners.

 

Printing from Your Laptop on the Library’s Wireless Network

Image of PrinterThe library is pleased to announce the availability of a new service that allows users of the library’s wireless public Internet network to print from their own laptop computers to the public printers in the library. This service is available for users with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP or Mac OS X on their portable computers. Please see the librarians at the Reference Desks for more information. Note: Access to this service is limited to computers connected to the wireless network within the library. 

 

Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

Expecting a federal or state tax refund? You can check the status of your refund online to find out when your refund will be arriving. You'll need information like your Social Security Number, adjusted gross income and amount of refund expected to view the status of the refund. 

Federal Refund: "Where's My Refund?"

State Refund: My Income Tax Information

Waterford Genealogical Society's Annual Lock-in Event is coming up in April

The Waterford Genealogical Society's 11th Annual Lock-in will be held on the evening of Saturday April 26 in the library (after hours). You'll learn a lot - see the list of classes that will be offered here.  The fee to attend this very popular event is $20 for WGS members, and $25 for a non-member.  To attend, please fill out and mail in a registration form along with the fee. 

Cake baking competition photos

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See more photos of each of the cakes.

Filing Your Taxes Online for Free

Free File LogoReady to file your federal and state taxes? Start out by exploring some of the free options for filing your tax returns online that may make the process go a little bit easier. You can also check out the online offerings from commercial tax preparation companies. These companies will assist you to complete and file your state and federal tax returns for a fee. 

Both the IRS and the State of Michigan encourage online filing. They have indicated that filing tax returns online results in fewer mistakes and for those getting a refund, a faster turnaround on issuing your refund. Which free options you qualify for is determined by your adjusted gross income. Review each of the options below to determine which ones you are qualified to use.

Just looking for tax forms and instructions? See these resources

Federal Taxes Read more

Tax forms update

irs logoUpdate: We now have all the major forms that we normally carry, including 1040-ES, the form for estimated tax for individuals, and City of Pontiac resident and non-resident forms.

Michigan 1040 booklets (which contain forms and instructions) and Michigan home heating credit booklets came in today. The federal 1040-EZ instruction booklets also came today and the federal 1040-A instruction booklets came in last week.  The only major things we're lacking at this point are the federal 1040 booklets and the 1040 schedule A forms.