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New movies added this week in the adult department

These new DVDs were added to our collection this week. They are ready to accept your holds!

Begin Again

Expendables 3

If I Stay

A Most Wanted Man

The Hundred Foot Journey

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A Daughter's Search for her Father's Prisoner of War Story

Michigan author Laura Edge will speak about her book On the Wings of Dawn, which is a historical narrative based on the World War II experiences of her father, USAAF airman Lawrence L. Witt and, by extension, his crewmates, fellow POWs and forced march companions. Register to hear Laura speak in our Community Room on Saturday November 1 at 10:30am.

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Introducing our Mobile Printing Service

The library now offers a new Internet-based printing service that allows you to print from any Internet-connected computer, laptop or mobile device to one of the library's public color laser printers. This new service utilizes a user-friendly web-based interface from which you can send your print jobs from anyplace in the world. The print service supports the printing of web pages and over 100 different file formats including popular formats like Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents and PDF files. Like print jobs sent from our public computers, each day you will be allowed to print up to 5 pages free. Each page after 5 is a charge of 25 cents a page. Once you send your print job from the web portal, go to the Circulation Desk within 2 hours to retrieve and pay, if necessary, for your print job. You can access the new service from our mobile printing page
Post updated to reflect revised price as of December 2014.

Financial Education Series


We have arranged a series of experiential workshops on Personal Finance. Unlike seminars from Insurance or Investment companies, these workshops will adhere to the Fiduciary Standard. They are designed to be experiential and a true educational experience with NO SALES AGENDA.  cash and coins

Call the Adult Desk at 618-7694 or click on the title of each workshop to register yourself online.                                       Read more

Car show results


These were the winners of the car show we held last Friday evening in our parking lot. Winners were chosen by the votes of attendees and participants of the show. See photos below. 

1st Place: 1965 Pontiac GTO – Shelley McDonald
2nd Place: 1952 Nash-Healey Roadster – Al Ruckey
3rd Place: 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – Bill Morgan

 

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1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Favorite Summer Reads from the Adult Summer Reading Program

You read them... you rated them... and here they are - a selection of the best reviewed books of the summer. Enjoy!

Pawley’s Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
"Great characters, paybacks & humor! Makes a good combo"

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips
"Details of a real serial killer woven into a good read!"

Matched by Ally Condie
"Couldn’t put it down!"

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
"Loved it! The characters were hilarious and charming!"

Glimpses of Heaven: True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey by Trudy Harris
"This is a glorious book."

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
"Best book I have ever read and I have read a lot of books." Read more

New Event Calendar

We've updated our online calendar to better help you see all of the events and programs going on at the library. You can also register for events through the calendar and get e-mail reminders of upcoming events. If you bookmarked the old calendar, please update that to the new address. 

http://waterfordmi.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx

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

Your Gardening Questions Answered

Sometimes out in the yard you may wonder:

"What is this?" orgardening photo
"Can I cut it?" or
"Is that a weed?" or
"Is there something better I should plant or put here?"

That's when it would be nice to have a garden guru at your side.

Waterford's own Master Gardener, Janet Macunovich, and her husband, horticultural photographer Steven Nikkila have 30 years professional gardening experience and an equally long run writing and teaching garden how-to, and they will be glad to find answers for you. They will be on-line from the library, accompanied by a number of very knowledgeable others -- answers are free, with no strings attached.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm this Instant Answer team will be live on forum.GardenAtoZ.com to handle anything you post. Snap a picture with your phone, post it and get an answer right back. Instructions for posting questions and uploading photos are there at forum.GardenAtoZ.com

 If you prefer in-person advice, you're welcome to bring your question that day, with any plants or pictures that explain it, to the Waterford Township main library at 5168 Civic Center Drive. In the library's Conference Room which is off of the magazine room.

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).

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