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.

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Planning Ahead: Care Options as You Age

Monday, January 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B will help you plan ahead by introducing you to different senior-care settings and options available as you age. We will explore aging in place, independent senior living, assisted living, and homes for the aged. We will explain the differences and what types of services are available in each. You will get a better understanding of senior care choices. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is a local non-profit that has been helping seniors and their families for over 45 years. Speaker will be Heather DeVos. Registration required.

Ask the "Tech Guy" Computer/Technology Help

Saturday, January 21, February 18, March 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room

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. Please make a half-hour appointment by calling or coming in to the Adult Reference Desk. Registration required.

Adult Take & Make Craft Kit: Mini Yarn Hats

Monday, January 23-Sunday, January 29

Make a miniature winter hat using yarn, a toilet paper roll, and Poly-Fil. No sewing skills necessary. All materials, excluding scissors, will be provided. Kits will be available for pick-up at the Adult and Teen Services Reference Desk on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. One kit per person, please.

Groundhog Movie Day

Thursday, February 2
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 1:00 p.m.-2:45p.m., 3:30-5:15 p.m., 7:00-8:45 p.m. in the Community Room

We're celebrating Groundhog Day by showing the appropriately titled movie starring Bill Murray as a weatherman who finds himself in a time loop on Groundhog Day forcing him to repeat the day over and over again. We'll be showing the movie over and over and over and over again throughout the day. Snacks and beverages will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Please, no alcoholic or uncovered beverages. For adults and teens. Movie is rated PG. No registration required.

eBooks Help

Saturday, February 11 or Saturday, March 25 from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room

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. Registration required.

Guardians of Michigan

Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Jeff Morrison, author of Guardians of Detroit (2019), returns to the Waterford Library to talk about his latest book, Guardians of Michigan. He will present a sixty-minute program with more than 250 pictures of interesting architectural sculpture found on buildings throughout Michigan. You will learn about the symbolism and hear some of the untold stories of the artists, artisans, and architects. There will be time for questions, and both books will be available for sale after the presentation. Registration required.

Medicare 101

Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Learn about Medicare from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. Presented by Shari Smith. Registration required.

The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America

Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Experience the heartbreaking stories of the Irish during the five long years of the Potato Famine. While it was a time of great injustice when more than one million Irish died, it also became a tragic blessing for over one million Irish who fled to America and survived. As an Irish storyteller and author of the Irish Crossings Trilogy, Terence O'Leary's quest is to keep the famine story alive and acquaint modern day Irish-Americans with the tragic but also triumphant story of their Irish andcestors. Registration required.

Retro School Picture Day

Saturday, March 18, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Relive the glory days! Wear your raddest 80s or 90s gear and get your school picture taken old school style. We'll have props and retro backdrops for you to use. Pictures will be sent via email (this totally new technology that's catching on!). No registration required.

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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 -, 248-618-7484.

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.

Movie Matinees

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. Each writer will email their work (6 pages of 12pt font, double-spaced prose or 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 member’s writing.  Our goal is to write, share, and develop polished prose and poetry. To evoke, provoke, and inspire. To take chances, be ambitious, write confidently, 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 16 or older.