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Ada's Rules: a Sexy Skinny Novel by Alice Randall

With her twenty-five-year college reunion coming up, Ada Howard decides to to find time to take care of herself for a change.

Life Without Parole by Clare O'Donohue

The second mystery to feature the television producer Kate Conway, following Missing Persons.

Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton 

"In the aftermath of the devastating fire that almost destroys her family, Grace embarks on a mission to find the person responsible and protect her children from further harm."

The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zaslow

This is a very touching book about how 8 brides come to the Magic Room at Becker's Bridal, for their special wedding dresses.  It  focuses on the changing views of how they dress for the occasion, as  things have changed from the young sheltered brides of the early 20th century to the modern brides now.  Each story speaks of their hopes for the future and for what we wish our daughters to find in a marriage.  It is told from the Becker family multi-generational oowners of the shop and is very touching.  I really enjoyed it, although I often had to stop and dab at my eyes as the stories unfolded.  It's a shame that Jeffrey Zaslow was recently killed in an auto accident and won't live to share this moment with his young daughters.  As he reflected that he was looking forward to doing that, just before he died.

Bookmark Contest

Reminder:  There is still one week left in this contest!  Get at entry form at the Children's Desk now!

The Waterford Library is sponsoring a children's bookmark design contest to celebrate Children's Book Week, May 7-13, 2012.  Waterford students in grades 1-6 can participate in this contest.  Three winners will be choosen: one from grades 1 and 2, one from grades 3 and 4, and one from grades 5 and 6.  The three winning entries will be professionally printed and available to the public beginning May 7.

Each winning student will receive enough bookmarks for their family and classmates.  Entry forms are available beginning March 25 in the Children's Department.  The deadline for entries is April 25.  We are using the 2012 Summer Reading Program theme, "Dream Big--Read!" as this year's inspiration for a bookmark design.  All bookmark designs are expected to reflect the theme.  So, use your imaginations to think of a great design that puts this year's theme and books together.

Bookmark Contest

The Waterford Library is sponsoring a children's bookmark design contest to celebrate Children's Book Week, May 7-13, 2012.  Waterford students in grades 1-6 can participate in this contest.  Three winners will be choosen: one from grades 1 and 2, one from grades 3 and 4, and one from grades 5 and 6.  The three winning entries will be professionally printed and available to the public beginning May 7.

Each winning student will receive enough bookmarks for their family and classmates.  Entry forms are available beginning March 25 in the Children's Department.  The deadline for entries is April 25.  We are using the 2012 Summer Reading Program theme, "Dream Big--Read!" as this year's inspiration for a bookmark design.  All bookmark designs are expected to reflect the theme.  So, use your imaginations to think of a great design that puts this year's theme and books together.

How a book gets from one library to another in our library system

  Most of our patrons know we can get books and other items in for them from other libraries in our library cooperative, but just how does that work? Read more

The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham

killings at badger's drift coverCheck our catalog for: The Killings at Badger's Drift

I love British mysteries, cozies and others as well. I'm always happy to come across an older series I've missed, so I can start at the beginning and read on through the next several books without having to wait for each one to be published.  This one, first in the Chief Inspector Barnaby series, was very enjoyable, with charming characters in a small English village, some humor, and clever crime-solving.  And of course there is some sinisterness lurking in the village (who killed 80-year-old Emily Simpson?)...

My Week with Marilyn

The DVD of Oscar-nominated film "My Week with Marilyn" is ready to accept your holds!  my week with marilyn dvd cover

 

 

 

 

 

Is there an elephant buried in Waterford?

That is a question we've occasionally been asked over the years.  You might think it's one of those urban legends, but in fact, it is true.  Her name was Little Jennie, and she even appeared in the movie "Elephant Walk" with Elizabeth Taylor.  To find out what an elephant was doing in Waterford, Michigan, and what happened after she sadly expired, read the attached article which was published in the local paper at the time.

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New Diet Books

Some of our newest diet books: Read more

Pay your library account balance from any internet connection

Waterford Library patrons now have the ability to pay their library account balance from the convenience of their home or any web browser accessing our web site. Using the PayPal system you can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card or American Express, as well as from your own PayPal account if you already have one. Simply log into your account and if you have a balance follow the steps as provided. For a more detailed tutorial follow this link.

Minimum payment amount is 5 dollars.  You can pay any individual bill or multiple billed items.

You will need your library card number, your pin number and either PayPal or credit card information.