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Programs for Adults
Ask the "Tech Guy" Computer/Technology Help
Saturday, April 15, half-hour appointments at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, half-hour appointments at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 24, half-hour appointments at 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., or or 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 22, half-hour appointments at 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., or or 3:00 p.m.
One-on-one assistance with your own device or computer (bring it with you). Our library computer systems person will do his best to troubleshoot your problem, answer your questions, or advise you on what to do. Held in the Group Study Room for all dates. Please make a half-hour appointment by calling or coming in to the Adult Reference Desk. Registration required.
Poetry Open Mic Event presented by the Waterford Writers Workshop
Saturday, April 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room
In celebration of National poetry month, everyone is invited to join us for a fun-filled event. Read your poetry, enjoy the work of other local writers, and share the joy of the written word. No registration required.
The American Guide Series: The New Deal's Travel Books of the 1930s, a history talk by Jim Craft
Wednesday April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
The Writers' Project was varied in its output, but the central part of their work was a series of travel guides for every state. The objective was to produce a comprehensive snapshot of American life ... a goal that was achieved with almost universal applause from literary critics across the country. Registration required.
Waterford Genealogical Society Lock-In
Saturday, April 29, 7:00-11:00 p.m., in the library after hours
Enjoy an entire evening of research, learning, sharing, and networking with other ancestor hunters. Registration forms are available at the Adult Reference Desk and on the Genealogical Society's website. There is a registration fee. Please visit the Genealogical Society's website at https://waterfordmigensoc.thatfamiliesdo.com/ for updates and further details as they become available.
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., in the Adult Services Department
Pick out a free comic and enter the comic book trivia contest for a chance to win a Comic City gift card. Limit two comics and one trivia entry per person.
Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Saturday, May 6, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Teams will compete to be the fastest at assembling a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. Can you lead your team to victory? Register as a team of 2-4 people. A prize will be awarded to the quickest team. Teams will have three hours to complete their puzzle. Puzzle-building begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 13, half-hour appointments at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, or 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 24, half-hour appointments at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, or 11:30 a.m.
Do you need help accessing all the free digital content the library has to offer? Register for a 30-minute one-on-one session, and bring your device and questions for help with downloading books, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines to your smartphone or tablet. Held in the Group Study Room.
Adult Summer Reading
Monday, June 5-Monday, July 31
Use the Beanstack app to track your reading and earn chances to win a prize.
Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community room
Bottled messages have been discovered onshore nearly as long as glass containers have existed. Based on Ric Mixter’s book, Bottled Goodbyes (2020), his presentation chronicles the most famous messages ever recovered, including three bottles found after the Titanic disaster. Registration required.
Adult Take & Make: Cabochon Pendants
Monday, July 10-Sunday, July 16
Choose from a variety of pre-cut round images to make a cabochon pendant. Kits available for pick-up at the Adult Reference Desk on a first come, first served basis Monday, July 10 through Sunday, July 16, or while supplies last. One kit per person, please.
Library Garden Club
Join these volunteers to learn more about gardening from master gardeners and hone your skills with hands-on experience helping care for the Children's Sensory Garden and the Rain Garden at the Library's entrance. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month. During the growing season, March through November, each of the meetings begins with a work bee in the gardens from 4:30-6:00 p.m. under the direction of crew leader Janet Macunovich. From 6:30-8:00 p.m., the group meets for seminars on gardening topics in the Library's Community Room. For information about upcoming meetings, see the library's events calendar.
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Conference Room
Share patterns, exchange ideas, and socialize while you knit! This is a drop-in program; no registration is required. Email Liz with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afternoon Book Discussion Group - Join our Afternoon Book Discussion Group. We meet in the Community Room at 1:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. No registration required Call 248-618-7693 or come in to request a copy of the book.
Evening Book Discussion Group - The group meets in the Conference Room on the second Thursday of each month (excluding August) at 7:00 p.m. No registration required. Copies of the book, including large print and book on CD if possible, are available at the Adult Reference Desk beginning the Saturday after each month's meeting.
For class descriptions and dates of upcoming classes, please visit our Computer Classes page, or print class descriptions with dates. You may also print class descriptions without dates. If you find you are unable to attend a class you are registered for, please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693 to cancel as soon as possible to make your spot available for someone on the waiting list.
Every 4th Thursday, January through October
Movies begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Most titles run 80-120 minutes. Popcorn and beverages are provided, but you may also bring your own snacks and beverages. Please no alcoholic or uncovered beverages. For more information and a list of movies, please visit our Movie Matinees page. No registration required.
Waterford Genealogical Society
The Waterford Genealogical Society meets the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Genealogy is the study of family ancestries and histories. The WGS is a group of like-minded people who love to dig out the facts behind family stories. Membership is open to any and all individuals interested in genealogy. Non-members are welcome to attend.
Waterford Writers Workshop
Third Saturday of the month from 11am to 2pm in the Conference Room ← (new day and time as of January 2023)
The Waterford Writers Workshop is a forum where serious writers share their work and receive and provide constructive, supportive critiques of each member’s writing. We will also discuss the craft of fine writing, literary subjects pertaining to the group's goals, submitting of work/being published in literary journals, and other topics we may wish to explore. Each writer will email their work (6 pages of 12pt font, double-spaced prose or up to two poems) to other members at least one week prior to the meeting date. Those attending the workshop will be prepared to discuss their own writing, as well as providing edits and suggestions on other members' writing. The goal is to write, share, and develop polished prose and poetry and celebrate the art of the written word and literature in general. Registration is not required. Anyone interested in joining needs only to attend an initial meeting. Participants must be age 16 or older.