Blogs

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.

 

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!

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.

 

Library Hosts Student Art Show

 Student art show

The Library will host an exhibit of art works by students of all ages, Saturday, April 5 through Saturday, April 19.

Opening reception: Monday, April 7, 4:00p-7:00p

 

Sponsored by the Waterford Area Cultural Council

Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION**

Saturday April 5 at 1pm Bob Duff will present his new book Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings and talk about the history of the original six hockey teams during the years 1942 to 1967, with slides and great stories. As sports columnist at The Windsor Star, Bob has covered a variety of sports at both local and professional levels. He has covered the Stanley Cup final, World Cup of Hockey, Super Bowl, World Series, Summer Olympic Games. Ryder Cup, and more. He will have copies of his book available for purchase and is giving a percentage of each sale to the library. Held in our Community Room.Original Six Dynasties cover

Senior Brigade presentation

 For your protection: an informative presentation by a member of the Attorney General of Michigan’s Senior Brigade.  (You don’t have to be a senior adult to attend.)   Read more

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 here.

 

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.