Library Highlights

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.

Discount Tickets through The Library Network

Michigan Renaissance Festival - Discount Tickets

We are pleased to announce the Michigan Renaissance Festival (MRF) as the newest discounted ticket, cultural partnership available to...

Lend a helping hand!

Raise your hand to volunteer

The library is hosting a Volunteer Fair on Saturday, September 26th from 2-4p.m. Come find out what community organizations could use your time and skills - register now!...

Detroit Zoo - Tickets and More Program

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

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Children's Sensory Garden Project
Boogie-woogie Blues & Ragtime Concert
Matthew Ball at the pianoRagtime, Boogie & Blues pianist Matthew Ball brings his rollickin’ concert of old-time piano fun to the library on September 24th at 7:00 p.m. ...

After-hours Movies Are Back!

This Thursday, see "Almost Famous" on the big screen in our Community Room at 9:30pm.
Also, coming up Thursday evening October 1 is "Harold and Maude", October 22 is Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt", and November 12 is the Oscar-winning "Tootsie" starring Dustin Hoffman.

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September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

During the month of September students in grades K-5 who sign up for their first library card at the Waterford Township Public Library will receive a coupon which can be redeemed for a free book, courtesy of the Children’s Department.

Discount Tickets through The Library Network

Michigan Renaissance Festival - Discount Tickets

We are pleased to announce the Michigan Renaissance Festival (MRF) as the newest discounted ticket, cultural partnership available to patrons of TLN member libraries - including the Waterford Township Public Library!

Tickets purchased via the TLN Michigan Renaissance Festival portal are at the discounted rate of $16.95 for adults ($21.95 at the gate) and $9.50 for children ($12.95 at the gate).

You need a password and promo code, which are as follows:

Password: MRF2015

Promo code:  TLN15 (add at check out)

 

Digital Magazines from Zinio for Libraries

zinio logoThe Waterford Township Library now provides you with Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries.  These emagazines can be viewed from cover to cover online, or offline through the Zinio for Libraries app.  They can be downloaded to a computer, smartphone or tablet.  Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish. There are over 250 popular magazines in our collection, including Newsweek, Family Tree, PC Magazine, and more.

What you need:

A current Waterford Township Library card
An email account
Ability to go online with a computer, smartphone, or tablet

What you need to do:

Go to  https://www.rbdigital.com/thelibrarynetworkmi/zinio

  • Select Create New Account inthe upper right hand corner
  • Enter your Waterford library card number (the number underneath the barcode on your library code) and click Next
  • Fill in your information, create a password, and click create account.

Click (or tap) on "Create New Account".

Browse through the titles or click on the All Genres drop down menu inthe upper right to see specific categories.

Click on the cover of the magazine you would like to check out and then click on the Checkout button. Read more

Mobile Catalog

iphone Have you ever wanted all the capabilities of your Waterford library account, but on-the-go? On your phone?  BookMyne® is the free app for that!  BookMyne allows you to search our catalog, place holds, cancel holds, renew items and view your account (to check due dates, for example), all through your mobile iOS or Android device.

To get the BookMyne app for your Android phone, search the Google Play store for BookMyne.

Bookmyne app logo

iPhone users, when searching for the app in the Apple store,  search for BookMyne, and then limit to iPhone-only apps. 

 

   

Michigan Activity Pass

The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network program is back! The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network is a partnership between Michigan's nearly 400 public libraries and more than 70 arts and cultural organizations.  Library patrons will use their valid library card to reserve and print a pass, either from home or the library. Then simply take the pass to the cultural attraction and present it to staff, that's all there is to it! Read more

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 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: Read more

Hold Notification by Text Message

Interested in getting a text message notifying you when your latest hold is available? You can now sign up for text message notification when you hold is ready to be picked up. Follow these instructions on how to sign up for the service. 




The Library has ebooks

Do you have a Kindle, iPad, Nook, or Android tablet? Did you know you can borrow ebooks from the library to put on your device? You can! Go to our Download Destination site, powered by Overdrive. You'll need to be a Waterford or Lake Angelus resident, and know your library card number and pin. And you'll likely need to use the "Help" feature at the upper right part of  the Download Destination home page to see how to do it.  Tip: once you're ready to check something out, if you want to find something that is available for checkout right then, use the advanced search, pick your format, check off the box that says "only show titles with copies available", and then click "search".  Due to the high demand for copies of library ebooks you'll often have to place a hold and be on a waiting list for popular titles.  If you get stuck or have trouble, come on in to the adult reference desk, or give us a call - we'll do our best to help.