Adult

News, useful tips, and fun information from the adult librarians

Cookie Baking Contest & Recipe Exchange

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Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Community Room.

Take a look at the rules of the competition, register for the contest here, then bake any kind of cookies and bring them 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 cookies contain any milk, nut, soy, wheat, or egg ingredients to alert people who may have food allergies. 

Rules:

  • Bakers and recipe exchange participants must be at least 18 years of age, and cannot be professional bakers or pastry chefs.
  • Cookies can’t be store-bought.
  • Each person may enter only once.
  • You MUST pre-register by Thursday, February 5th to be able to win prize money. There is a 30 person limit, and you must be present to win.
  • Cookies will be judged using a 1-10 point scale (with 10 being the best) on taste, recipe originality and appearance.

Poetry Open Mic Night

Thursday January 8, at 7pm in our Community Room. Bring your own poetry to read aloud in a supportive atmosphere! 
Local poet and teacher, Glen Armstrong, who facilitates our monthly Poetry Writer's Workshop, will host.

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New movies added this week in the adult department

These new DVDs were added to our collection this week. They are ready to accept your holds!

Begin Again

Expendables 3

If I Stay

A Most Wanted Man

The Hundred Foot Journey

Transformers: Age of Extinction Read more

A Daughter's Search for her Father's Prisoner of War Story

Michigan author Laura Edge will speak about her book On the Wings of Dawn, which is a historical narrative based on the World War II experiences of her father, USAAF airman Lawrence L. Witt and, by extension, his crewmates, fellow POWs and forced march companions. Register to hear Laura speak in our Community Room on Saturday November 1 at 10:30am.

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Financial Education Series


We have arranged a series of experiential workshops on Personal Finance. Unlike seminars from Insurance or Investment companies, these workshops will adhere to the Fiduciary Standard. They are designed to be experiential and a true educational experience with NO SALES AGENDA.  cash and coins

Call the Adult Desk at 618-7694 or click on the title of each workshop to register yourself online.                                       Read more

Car show results


These were the winners of the car show we held last Friday evening in our parking lot. Winners were chosen by the votes of attendees and participants of the show. See photos below. 

1st Place: 1965 Pontiac GTO – Shelley McDonald
2nd Place: 1952 Nash-Healey Roadster – Al Ruckey
3rd Place: 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – Bill Morgan

 

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1952 Nash-Healey Roadster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your Gardening Questions Answered

Sometimes out in the yard you may wonder:

"What is this?" orgardening photo
"Can I cut it?" or
"Is that a weed?" or
"Is there something better I should plant or put here?"

That's when it would be nice to have a garden guru at your side.

Waterford's own Master Gardener, Janet Macunovich, and her husband, horticultural photographer Steven Nikkila have 30 years professional gardening experience and an equally long run writing and teaching garden how-to, and they will be glad to find answers for you. They will be on-line from the library, accompanied by a number of very knowledgeable others -- answers are free, with no strings attached.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm this Instant Answer team will be live on forum.GardenAtoZ.com to handle anything you post. Snap a picture with your phone, post it and get an answer right back. Instructions for posting questions and uploading photos are there at forum.GardenAtoZ.com

 If you prefer in-person advice, you're welcome to bring your question that day, with any plants or pictures that explain it, to the Waterford Township main library at 5168 Civic Center Drive. In the library's Conference Room which is off of the magazine room.

Enterprise: our new library catalog

The online catalog of our holdings (along with the holdings of over 50 other public libraries in southeast Michigan) has a new interface called Enterprise.  We think you'll find that it is "smarter," easier to use, and does a better job of helping you find what you're looking for. It should work on mobile devices, too.
Please note, Enterprise is best viewed with these web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer v10 or higher. It also functions well in Android web browser, Chrome for Android, Firefox for Android and Safari for iOS. (Android v4.3, iOS v7.04).

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Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION**

Saturday April 5 at 1pm Bob Duff will present his new book Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings and talk about the history of the original six hockey teams during the years 1942 to 1967, with slides and great stories. As sports columnist at The Windsor Star, Bob has covered a variety of sports at both local and professional levels. He has covered the Stanley Cup final, World Cup of Hockey, Super Bowl, World Series, Summer Olympic Games. Ryder Cup, and more. He will have copies of his book available for purchase and is giving a percentage of each sale to the library. Held in our Community Room.Original Six Dynasties cover