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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.

 

 

Office 2010 Has Arrived!

Office 2010 LogoWe've completed the upgrade of our public computers to Office 2010. This version of Office includes all of the programs that were previously available on our public computers including:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Publisher

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 are available to assist you with that transition. Or you can view some online guides to learn about those changes before you get started. 

Photo Contest Winners

Here are the two prize-winning photos in our amateur digital photo contest!  

Big thanks to our judges Mari Latozas of Photography by Mari, and Darren Graunstadt, president of the Waterford Cultural Council.

And thank you to all who entered. All the photos were lovely to look at.

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Teen Age Category prize winner: Summer picnic at Hess Hathaway Park, submitted by Elizabeth Flatoff.

 

 

Father and son celebrate Independence Day by watching fireworks on Maceday Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Age Category prize winner: Father and son celebrate Independence Day by watching fireworks on Maceday Lake, submitted by Amanda Gloth Read more

All Kinds of Romance! Place holds now on these New Titles!

Contemporary, paranormal, suspense and historical - there's something for everyone...

Own the WindOwn the Wind by Kristen Ashley

All Out of Love: a Cupid, Texas novel by Lori Wilde

Protector by Diana Palmer Read more

New Mystery titles...

 Death Angel     12th Department     The Highway      The Last Alibi         

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

Paint Creek Boys Concert

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.

Children of the Jacaranda Tree

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 TreeChildren 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

Oakland Talking Book Service Display

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.oakland talking book service low vision display

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.