Adult Programs

Registration is required for all adult programs. Please call the adult reference desk (248-618-7694), come in, or use our online events calendar to register. All programs are held in the library's Community Room unless otherwise noted.

*All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library*

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Poetry Writers' Workshop - every third Thursday of the month


Ask the “Tech Guy”

laptop

Saturday, September 13, 2-4pm
Saturday, October 11, 2-4pm 

Walk-in computer/technology help.  One-on-one assistance with your own device or computer (bring it in with you).  Our library computer technician will do his best to troubleshoot your problem, answer your questions, or advise you on what to do. In the Conference Room. Registration required. Please make an appointment for a timeslot on one of these two dates online with our calendar registration system or by calling 248-618-7694.

 How to borrow ebooks from the Library – drop-in help sessions

Saturday September 20ebook readers

10am-11:30am – kindle owners, please come during this time
11:30am-12:30pm – is for  iPad, nook, and other device owners

Monday November 3
6:30-7:30pm - kindle owners, please come during this time
7:30-8:30pm - is for iPad, nook, and other device owners

Bring your nook, kindle, ipad or other device, even your laptop, and your questions. If you’ve tried and are having trouble, or if you’ve never done it before, librarians Jean and Lindsay will work with you to help you with checking out and downloading ebooks from the library via our Download Destination site. Held in the Conference Room.

Antiques: All Things Golden

Wednesday, October 8, 3-5pm 

Mr. Bob Ramsey, owner of House on the Hill Antiques, will give a presentation on the various gold antiques one may find, and a type of red glass made with gold. Using his 42 years of experience doing appraisals and selling antiques, he will also give one appraisal per attendee if you wish to bring an item with you.  He asks that no guns or weapons are brought.  Registration is required so please call the library at 248-618-7693.

 Computer Classes

 

$$$$   Financial Education Series     $$$$

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.                                         

Estate Planning: do you really need a trust; learn your other options to avoid probate 
Long Term Care: how do you prepare for it; how do you deal with it
Wednesday, September 17, 7-8pm
Instructor: Michael J. Hughes. Attorney Mike Hughes has been practicing in the estate planning and probate areas for over 33 years helping his clients protect themselves and those they love.  He is currently a shareholder with the law firm of Booth Patterson, P.C. in Waterford.

Income Tax Planning: it’s gotten more complex; learn about the different strategies 
IRA Strategies: Roth, Traditional, 401k Rollover 
Wednesday,  October 1, 7-8pm
Instructor: Brian R. Weiland. Brian Weiland is a Certified Public Accountant with an accounting degree from Walsh College of Accountancy in 1975 and a Masters of Taxation degree in 1980.

Managing your 401k: which funds; how much; when do you change  
Investing Strategies: learn how asset allocation works; Index vs. Active funds
Behavioral Finance: learn why you’re your own enemy                
Wednesday, October 15, 7-8pm
Instructor: Brian Lakkides, AIF® is the Managing Director of Fiduciary Firewall Consulting, Inc.; an ERISA consultancy that has been serving 401(k) plan sponsors and fiduciaries since 2004.

Budgeting: budgeting, like life, is full of trade-offs.  Learn methods and ideas on how to make economics work for you
Wednesday, October 29, 7-8pm
Instructor: David Dieterle, Ph.D..  David Dieterle is Chief Academic Officer of the Cygnet Institute.  He is President and Chief Academic Officer for the Michigan Council on Economic Education (MCEE), a highly- respected resource for the economic education of adults, teachers and students throughout the State of Michigan.  He is an Adjunct Professor in Economics and Finance Department at Walsh College.

Retirement Planning: it’s a numbers game, learn the rules; put it on paper 
Retirement Income Strategies: income vs. total return; 59½ and 70½ rules
Annuities:  Immediate, Fixed Interest, Index, Variable - Explain the differences
Wednesday, November 12, 7-8pm
Instructor: Ted Lakkides, CFP®. Ted Lakkides is the founder and President of Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization registered in Michigan that promotes economic and personal financial literacy. As an independent fee-based Registered Investment Adviser, he specializes in comprehensive financial planning under the name Cygnet Financial Freedom House.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

  

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Afternoon Book Discussion Group  - Join our Afternoon Book Discussion Group. We meet at 1pm, the third Monday of each month in the library Community Rm. Refreshments provided. Call (248) 618-7693 to register or request a copy of the book.

Evening Book Discussion Group  - Discussions are every second Tuesday of each month in the library Conference Room at 7:00 p.m. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk and let us know if you need a copy of the book. (248) 618-7693 
  

Waterford Genealogical Society Meetings are held at the library.

 The Adult Services Department may be reached by phone at 248.618.7693 or 248.618.7694.