National Library Week - April 13 - 19

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*


Ask the “Tech Guy”


Saturday,  April 26          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. 


Genealogy U

A series of free classes designed to prepare you to trace your FAMILY HISTORY.
 Provided by the generous support of the Waterford Friends of the Library.
Genealogy 101, 102, 103, and 104 will provide you with the basic information necessary to trace your family’s history.            *All classes are from 9:30 to 1:00*
Registration required, online or at the Adult Reference desk or by phone: 248.618.7693.historical family photo
You may attend any or all classes.  It is recommended (but not required) that 
you attend Genealogy 101 or have some experience before attending other classes.

Irvin Rabideau, B.S., M.A., M.S.L.S., A.B.D., is the instructor.
Mr. Rabideau has been involved in genealogical research,
teaching, publication and lecturing for over 40 years.  

Genealogy 101   Saturday, February 15            An introduction to the basics of genealogical research including basic techniques, reference tools, and strategies; library research, the U.S. census as a source, the use of Ancestry and HeritageQuest, vital records, church records, and city directories. 

Genealogy 102  Saturday, March 22             Topics covered include: geographic sources, brick-wall busting techniques, genealogy software evaluation and demonstration, GEDCOM files, creating web pages.

Genealogy 103   Saturday, April 26             Topics covered include: newspapers, obituaries, biographical sources, probate records, probate records, immigration & ship passenger lists, and naturalization records.

Genealogy 104   Saturday, May 17             Topics covered include: military records, land records, tax records and source citation techniques.


Computer Classes


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.