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Your Guide to the League of Women Voters Online Voter Guide

The League of Women Voters Oakland Area has a Voter Guides web page which covers all the various races and proposals of all Oakland County for the August 7, 2012 election.  They do not publish a paper guide for the August election, so to read their information you'll need to view it online.

Here are the parts of that voter guide which pertain to you as a Waterford resident:

U.S. Senator  - Statewide

U.S. Representative - Waterford is now entirely in the new 11th Congressional District

State Representative - Waterford is District 43

Oakland County Officers - Countywide (see the links to the six positions on the LOWV voter guides page in the Oakland County Officers section). Read more

Follow Your Dream

Have you ever dreamed of selling everything and going off on a grand adventure? Or thought how exciting it would be to take off and explore the country? Here are some stories to enjoy of real people who took a chance and decided to follow their dream. Read more

DIA InsideOut art installed at the library

 

Berenice Reproaching Ptolemy by Jean-Joseph Taillasson (a reproduction) was installed today thanks to the DIA's InsideOut program.  Check it out as you enter the library!

DIA art reproduction outside the library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And check out the other locations in Waterford, through the end of September, too!

signage by DIA art reproduction

Hunger Games Party

If you're a fan of the Hunger Games series, join us here at the library on Thursday, June 28th at 1:00 pm. There will be book talk, movie talk and trivia! We'll also have pizza. For teens 12-18.


Register here!

 

 

 

Teen Summer Reading is here!

Teen Summer Reading starts today! If you'd like to participate, stop by the Adult Reference Desk to register. 

 Here's some information about the program: Read more

New DVDs in April

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Closeextremely loud and incredibly close cover
Drive drive cover
Crazy Stupid Lovecrazy stupid love cover
Girl with the Dragon Tattoogirl with the dragon tattoo cover
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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.

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?)...