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Submit your summer reading tickets here!

Submit your tickets for teen summer reading here!
http://waterford.lib.mi.us/content/teen-summer-reading-program-2013-form

 

 

 

Teen Summer Reading Weekly Winners!

Here is the list of winners for Teen Summer Reading:

week 1: Mackenzie O.
week 2: Isabelle M.
week 3: Sarah S.
week 4: Elizabeth V.
week 5: Ebony S.
week 6: Bethany O.
week 7: Hunter H.

Grand Prize: Mandy K.

Thanks to all the teens who participated this year!

Sensory Garden at the Library with Janet Macunovich Part 2

Tuesday May 19, 4:30-6:30 PM 

Begins with a 30-minute presentation by well-known local gardening expert Janet Macunovich, of photos and an explanation of what a sensory garden is and why/how other public institutions have incorporated them into the landscape. And a recap of what we've done so far and what's to come. Followed by 60-90 minutes out in the beds to be renovated determining what prep work must be done and doing some of it. The beds are at the front of the library; everyone who comes in the library passes by them on their way in. Planning and measuring has begun and there is definitely weeding that needs to be done, as well as selection of the varieties of plants we will use, and we would be happy to have your help with some of that!

Be sure to bring your weeding gear, e.g. gloves, digging tools. We will supply water to keep you hydrated and the fun of working in the earth.

                        

weeding a garden

  measuring tape

 

  

Memorial Day Parade

memorial day paradeJoin the Friends of the Library, library staff and your neighbors as walkers/riders with our entry in the annual Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 25. Parade begins at 10:00a. Parade route is Dixie Highway from Sashabaw to Walton Boulevard. You can find the Library entry in the staging area at Burke Lumber, Section #TBD. You should arrive at the staging area at Burke Lumber no later than 9:00a.  NOTE: There is no parking at Burke Lumber or at Rite Aid across the street. Sign-up to accompany the Library entry through our online calendar of events. 

Orange cones and caution tape

library front entrance

Part of our front walkway is blocked off because the paver bricks, although they have held up remarkably well for the past twenty years, have now started to heave up in spots and cause an uneven walking surface. So for safety reasons, until the bricks/sidewalk can be replaced you'll see the traffic cones. 

Sensory Garden at the Library with Janet Macunovich Part 1

Thursday May 7, 4:30-6:30 PM 

Begins with a 30-minute presentation by well-known local gardening expert Janet Macunovich of photos and an explanation of what a sensory garden is and why/how other public institutions have incorporated them into the landscape. Followed by 60-90 minutes out in the beds to be renovated determining what prep work must be done and doing some of it. The beds are at the front of the library; everyone who comes in the library passes by them on their way in. There is definitely weeding that needs to be done before anything else and we would be happy to have your help with that!

Be sure to bring your weeding gear, e.g. gloves, digging tools. We will supply water to keep you hydrated and the fun of working in the earth.

                         Part 2 of this project will be on Tuesday May 19, 4:30-6:30pm

weeding a garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

An Evening with M.L. Liebler

ML Liebler

Come see and hear poet M.L. Liebler Wednesday April 1 at 6pm in the Library's Community Room.

M. L. Liebler is an internationally known & widely published Detroit poet, university professor, literary arts activist and arts organizer, and he is the author of 13 books including the Award winning Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream (Wayne State University Press 2008) featuring poems written in and about Russia, Israel, Germany, Alaska and Detroit. Wide Awake won both The Paterson Poetry Prize for Literary Excellence and The American Indie Book Award for 2009. In 2005, he was named St. Clair Shores (his hometown) first Poet Laureate. Read more

Budgeting Class

Could you use a few helpful tips to help you with your household budget?budgeting road sign
We're having a free budgeting class at the library tonight (Wednesday March 18) at 7pm as part of our financial education series.
You are welcome!

 

 

Babysitter Training for Teens

We still have openings in our upcoming Babysitter Training class on Saturday, February 28 at 9:30 am. This is a great way for teens to get training from the American Red Cross on things like safety, basic child care and first aid. The class is for teens ages 11-15 and the cost is $40. If you're interested in attending, please register here.