National Library Week - April 13 - 19
Death Angel ~ Linda Fairstein explores the rich - and little-known - history of New York City's Central Park in her latest Alexandra Cooper novel.
Twelfth Department ~ William Ryan's portrait of a Russian policeman struggling to survive in one of the most volatile and dangerous eras of modern history is mesmerizing
The Highway by C. J. Box ~ "A nonstop, action-filled race against time. Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless." - Library Journal Read more
Come enjoy an evening of country and bluegrass music with The Paint Creek Boys!
August 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room
Register here for this free program brought to you by the Friends of the Waterford Township Public Library.
If you're on the waiting list to read Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed, try this new novel set in Iran.
Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani
“Set in post-revolutionary Iran, Delijani’s gripping novel is a blistering indictment of tyranny, a poignant tribute to those who bear the scars of it, and a celebration of the human heart’s eternal yearning for freedom.” - Khaled Hosseini
Thank you to the Oakland Talking Book Service for providing us with this eye-catching and informative display. You'll find it across from the reference desk in the adult department.
The Oakland County Library for the Visually and Physically Impaired, formerly located in the 1200 Building on North Telegraph Road, is now Oakland Talking Book Service located at the Rochester Hills Public Library. It is one of many regional libraries for the blind under the Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) Braille and Talking Book Library, which in turn administers the services of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Over 80 Waterford residents currently make use of this free service, getting audiobooks through the mail or downloading digital audiobooks and magazines through BARD. If you know a Waterford resident who has low vision but would like to be able to read/listen to books you can pick up an application form for Oakland Talking Book Service at our adult desk.
In the very near future, we'll be upgrading the version of Office on our public computers to Office 2010. This version of Office will include all of the programs that are currently available including:
If you haven't used Office 2010, there are some changes to the user interface that may take some time and effort to learn. Our librarians will be available to assist you with that transition. Or you can view some online guides to learn about those changes before you get started.
"People's Choice" voting for the entries in our amateur digital photo contest begins the evening of July 23 and ends August 7 at the end of the day.
Vote for your three favorite photos in the adult age category and vote for your three favorite photos in the teen age category.
**Note: on July 24 around 4:30pm the adult voting page was changed and votes were reset due to some problems we were experiencing with this new voting module for our website - sorry. If you voted before 4:30pm on Wednesday July 24, you'll need to vote again.
If you use facebook, you may also see the photos and vote on our facebook page.
The two people's choice winners will be put on display in the library for all to see during August and September. Thanks for participating!
Light of the World: a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke
Louisiana Sherriffs Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montanas spectacular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe their lives--and the lives of their families--are in danger.
Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron
Edgar finalist Paul Doiron's superb new novel featuring Game Warden Mike Bowditch and a beautiful, enigmatic woman whose mission to save the Maine wilderness may have incited a murder.
Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach ~ The story of a solitary young woman drawn into an online world run by a charismatic web guru who entices her into impersonating a glamorous but desperate woman.
Drift by Jon McGoran ~ An ecological thriller about genetically modified foods and pharmaceuticals.
Please Don’t Tell by Elizabeth Adler ~ Fen Dexter’s quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a car accident.
Skinner by Charlie Huston ~ A combination of Le Carre spycraft with Stephenson techno-philosophy.
The Goliath Stone by Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph Harrington
"Who knew nanotechnology could be this much fun? The Goliath Stone is a fast read, filled with fascinating characters and mind-bending concepts. I should have worn a crash helmet." ~ Larry Bond
On the Razor's Edge by Michael Flynn
The fourth title in the January Dancer series. " Brings space opera to the next level." ~ Library Journal on Up Jim River
Tail Wagging Tutors is a program to give kids ages 5-10, who are struggling with their reading skills, the opportunity to read aloud to a dog for 10-12 minutes in a nonjudgmental environment.