Programs for Adults

Registration is required for many adult programs. Please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693, come in, or use our online events calendar to register.


Summer 2022


Adult Summer Reading Program


June 6-July 31
Adults can read books for chances to win a prize. (Or simply for your own enjoyment!) It's easy to log your books or audiobooks with Beanstack, our new online platform. (There is also an app available. Search your app store for Beanstack Tracker). Use the app or go to https://waterfordmi.beanstack.org   and create an account.
Participating adults who read five books by the end of July will be entered into a drawing for one of four possible grand prizes: 1) a  Kindle Fire HD 8, 2) a  $50 Meijer gift card 3) an around-the-neck reading light, or, 4) a pair of over-the-ear earbuds.


The History of Bourbon with Phil Kollin


Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom
Phil Kollin has a lot to say about bourbon. He will talk about whiskey's colorful history, the fascinating process of distilling, and the stories behind each bottle. He will share tales about the spirit's lore, the unyielding appeal, and the legendary and compelling characters behind each brand. He will talk about the myths that everyone thinks they know to be true (but usually aren't). And Phil will describe the long journey that bourbon whiskey endured to become America's native spirit. Registration with email required in order to receive a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the program.

Music Concert: Women in Jazz, performed by Pam Jaslove


Thursday, June 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Join vocal artist and songwriter Pam Jaslove for a fun-filled evening of music. Pam will tell stories and sing songs made popular by the famous women of the Jazz Age. Registration required.

Hiking in Michigan


Tuesday, July 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Celia Ryker, avid hiker and author of the memoir Walking Home: Trail Stories, takes us on a visual journey down some beautiful hiking trails right here in Michigan. Celia is formerly a full-time Michigander and now lives half-time in Vermont, where she hiked the 272-mile Long Trail after turning 59. Celia has hiked extensively in both states. Registration required.

Genealogy Workshop


Saturday, August 27, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Members of the Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Waterford Genealogical Society will be available to help with your genealogical research. Experienced help in Hereditary Societies, Michigan Pioneers, general genealogy, and some DNA analysis will be available for personal one-on-one appointments.

Please preregister for a time slot and submit your research questions or quest. Prepare for your appointment by gathering your family documents such as birth, death, and marriage records. Bible records and other family information, pedigree charts, or family trees are helpful. Walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is preferred.

Ongoing Programs

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.
For information about upcoming meetings, see the library's events calendar.

Knitting Group

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 or call Liz with questions - ewaun@waterfordmi.gov, 248-618-7484.

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Book Discussions


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.

Computer Classes

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.

Ask the "Tech Guy"
Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Held in the Group Study Room for these dates.
Computer/technology help. One-on-one assistance with your own device or computer (bring it in 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.
*Please make an appointment for one of the half-hour time slots by calling or coming to the Adult Reference Desk.

Movie Matinees

Every 4th Thursday, May 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
First and third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room
Published and unpublished writers are invited to join a community of writers to provide constructive and supportive critiques of each other's works and to further discuss the craft of writing. Each writer will have the opportunity to read their work to the group. Each writer should bring five or more copies of their work (limit of 5 typewritten, double-spaced pages of fiction/non-fiction, poetry/prose, screen plays, etc.) for peer review and discussion. All copies will be returned to the writer with edits, constructive critiques, and suggestions by fellow group members. The goal is to write, share, and develop works that make us feel. Participants must be age 16 or older.