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Put Your Poem in the Trees!

Put Your Poem in the Trees!

Thursday, February 13th and Thursday, February 27th at 7:00 pm

Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong, will be leading this 2-session poetry writing workshop. Finished works may be submitted to the Poetry Leaves exhibition – see your original poem hanging in the trees on the Civic Center campus during April. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hone your craft and share your creative work with the community. Please register here, or by calling the Adult Reference Desk (248) 618-7693.

 

Genealogy Classes

Genealogy U

A series of free classes designed to prepare you to trace your FAMILY HISTORY.
 Provided by the generous support of the Waterford Friends of the Library.
Genealogy 101, 102, 103, and 104 will provide you with the basic information necessary to trace your family’s history.            *All classes are from 9:30 to 1:00*
Registration required, online or at the Adult Reference desk or by phone: 248.618.7693.historical family photo
You may attend any or all classes.  It is recommended (but not required) that 
you attend Genealogy 101 or have some experience before attending other classes.

Hold Notification by Text Message

Interested in getting a text message notifying you when your latest hold is available? You can now sign up for text message notification when you hold is ready to be picked up. Follow these instructions on how to sign up for the service. 




Cake Baking Competition

birthday cakeThe Waterford Township Public Library turns 50 this year! Help us celebrate 50 years of library service by baking us a cake!

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room.

 

Take a look at the rules of the competition, register for the contest here, then bake any kind of cake and bring it in to be shared and judged. The top three winners will take home cash prizes based on the ruling of 3 local celebrity judges.

1st place -- $75
2nd place -- $50
3rd place -- $25

Bring ten copies of the recipe you baked, noting if the cake contains any milk, nut, soy, wheat, or egg ingredients to alert people who may have food allergies. 

Rules: Read more

Staff Picks of 2013

Claire of the Sea LightThe Cuckoo's CallingMom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

DetroitLet's Explore Diabetes with OwlsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen Read more

Online Reservations for Public Computers is now available

The option to make an online reservation for our public computers is now available again. This feature was unavailable as the library transitioned to a new time and print management system for our public computers. The new online reservation system allows you to place a reservation up to 7 days in advance for any of the following computers:

  • Adult Internet
  • Children's Internet
  • Adult Database

You will need a valid library card and PIN to place a reservation. You can also view existing reservations and cancel a reservation if you no longer need it. You can do all of those activities from the main reservation page

"Ask the Tech Guy" session rescheduled

The "Ask the Tech Guy" session scheduled for Saturday, November 9, has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 23. Please see the librarians at the Adult Reference desk if you have any questions about this program. 

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf

The library received the following books and DVDs through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).

American Stories:

Connected Histories: Read more

If you have questions about health insurance

A woman from an organization called Enroll America will be here on Wednesday October 23, from 2pm to 5pm at a table in our circulation lobby.  She can answer questions from those of you who are without health insurance coverage about the steps you should take to get covered with health insurance, and what deadlines you need to be aware of.

Unique 9/11 Documentary

9-11 documentary dvd cover

"9/11" is two hours and sixteen minutes of amazing footage.On the morning of September 11, 2001, french brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on making a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules turned his camera upward - just in time to film the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center Tower 1. With cameras rolling, the Naudets follow NYC firefighters into the heart of what would become known as Ground Zero. 

If you've never seen this unique documentary, made WHILE the attacks and their immediate aftermath were actually happening, keep in mind as you're watching it, they did not know what we know now, or even what we knew from watching the news a few hours after it happened, as they were filming. In remembrance of September 11, 2001, we suggest watching "9/11".  We own two DVD copies.