National Library Week - April 13 - 19

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New December Books!

Here a few books recently received in the teen area.
See something you want to read? Just click on the title and that will take you take you to our catalog so you can place a hold.

 

Ruthless
by Sara Shepard

Pretty Little Liars #10

 

Clockwork Prince
by Cassandra Clare

The Infernal Devices #2

 

 

Deadly Little Games
by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Touch #3

 

"Like" the Library on Facebook

Facebook iconDid you know the Library maintains a Facebook page? If you're a regular Facebook user, the Facebook page is where you can find information about library-related news, new services, upcoming events and service outages. It's also a place where you can interact with our library staff and fellow patrons. "Like" the library and keep in touch with what's happening at the Waterford Township Public Library

The Gales of November, 36 years ago today

Here's a link to a good article on the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which happened on this day (November 10) in 1975. For even more information about this tragic event in Michigan's history, we have quite a few books, plus a DVD in our collection.

11/11/11

We will be closed Friday November 11 in honor of Veterans Day, a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Before 1954, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day.  A few ideas of things you could do in honor of Veterans Day:

Read this year's Veterans Day proclamation by the President of the United States.

Decide to read a book from this list: Honoring and Remembering Veterans and Soldiers

Attend the ceremony at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

Visit the Waterford Township Veterans Memorial.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Check our catalog for: The Night Circus

The circus arrives without warning. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. Behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

Check our catalog for: The Family Fang

Performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang dedicated themselves to making great art. But when an artist’s work lies in subverting normality, it can be difficult to raise well-adjusted children. For as long as Buster and Annie Fang can remember, they starred (unwillingly) in their parents’ madcap pieces. But now that they are grown up, the chaos of their childhood has made it difficult to cope with life outside the fishbowl of their parents’ strange world.

 

Library Hours Changing

Due to budget constraints that have reduced our staff hours an additional 24% over the course of this year we will be reducing the Library's service hours. As of December 2, 2011 the Library will be closed on Fridays. While we regret this necessity, the change will allow us to reallocate the remaining staff hours to provide the best service possible. New hours:

Mon - Thu   9:00a - 9:00p
Friday         CLOSED
Saturday  10:00a - 5:00p
Sunday      1:00p - 5:00p

Your Nook and eBooks from the Library Program

Our upcoming program on the Nook and library ebooks has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00 pm. This is a great program for those that are thinking about delving into the world of ebooks. We still have open slots, so please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693 to register. Hope to see you there!

There But For The by Ali Smith

Check our catalog for: There But For The

At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave. An eclectic group of neighbors and friends slowly gathers around the house, and Miles’s story is told from the points of view of four of them: Anna, a woman in her forties; Mark, a man in his sixties; May, a woman in her eighties; and a ten-year-old named Brooke.

Technology Update - September 2011

Picture of grant computer

This past year, Waterford was one of a number of area libraries to receive funding to purchase new computers through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. This program combined federal stimulus funding with local dollars to allow us to replace a number of our older Internet computers with new computers to provide improved access to the Internet for our library users. One of the new grant computers is shown to the right. You'll find these new computers in our Children's area where they replaced computers that were over 6 years old. These new computers have 19" monitors and run Windows 7, the most current version of Windows available.  Read more