Programs for Adults

Registration is required for many adult programs. Please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693, come in, our 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.

Winter 2019

Social Security


Tuesday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
What claiming options are available? How are benefits taxed? Learn what survivor and retirement benefits are available to your family. Learn why you may want to collect early - or not. Class presented by an instructor from the Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy with no sales pitch.
Seal of United States Social Security Administration

Learn How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Earlier


Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 pm
There are other ways to pay off your house earlier than just refinancing. Find out what your options are and also discuss techniques for managing your credit. Class presented by an instructor from the Cygnet Institute of Personal Finance Literacy with no sales pitch.
clipart of house

True Crime: Michigan


Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm
Come face to face with the malefactors who stained the pages of Michigan history with blood spatter including The Killer Dentist, a Grand Rapids native who tried to poison his way into his wife’s inheritance; The Detroit Bluebeard, who prowled matrimonial ads for victims; and serial killers John Norman Collins and Coral Watts, whose crimes terrorized southeastern Michigan's co-eds. Join crime historian and author Tobin T. Buhk as he unveils the truth behind some of Michigan’s most fiendish crimes. Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation.

 True Crime Michigan book cover

​Succulents 101


Saturday, February 16 at 10:30 am
Succulents are the new rage in plants! Learn the basic care of succulents - including the correct soil to use, watering basics, and propagation. Presented by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, aka "The Houseplant Guru."
 Close up of a succulent
How to Create a Resume
Monday, March 4 at 6:00 pm
Create a resume that will get read! Also, learn how to write cover letters, follow-up letters, and more. Presented by Michigan Works.
Resume on computer keyboard
Musical Performance: Pam Jaslove and the Glittering Palaces of Detroit
Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 pm
At one time, Detroit was filled with glittering palaces, where bands performed and thousands of faithful fans danced their troubles away, places like the Michigan Theater, the Flame Show Bar, the Bluebird Inn, and the Grande Ballroom, to name only a few. Be transported back to the ballrooms of the '20s and '30s, as singer/songwriter Pam Jaslove and her friends perform pre-Motown hits from the Great American Songbook.
Photo of Pam Jaslove singing
Classical Music on the Marimba, performed by Paul Demick 
Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 pm
Come hear lovely music played on this unique instrument.
Photo of Paul Demick holding mallets for playing the marimba

Michigan Back Roads: Oddities and Rarities


Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm
You may remember Ron Rademacher's Michigan Rediscovered presentation here at the library in May 2017. Join us for Ron's return visit as he shares stories of mysteries and legends in small Michigan towns. Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation.
Graphic of Michigan

Jigsaw Puzzle Race

Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 am
Teams will compete to be the fastest at assembling a 750-piece jigsaw puzzle! Register as a team of 2-4 people. Prizes for the quickest team and runner-up. Teams have three hours to complete their puzzle.


Photo of puzzle pieces on a table

Waterford Writers Workshop

First and third Tuesdays of each month, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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 at least five 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. To celebrate the art of words. To provoke, evoke, and inspire. To write confidently. The workshop will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Conference Room of the Waterford Township Public Library from 6:30-8:30pm, starting Tuesday November 7, 2017. Participants must be 16 or older. Registration is not required.

Coloring Supplies Available at the Reference Desk


Do you enjoy coloring? We have a variety of coloring books and materials for you to use - there’s no need to bring your own supplies! Take a relaxing break at a study table or in a comfy chair, and let your creative side take over. Supplies are available now at the Adult Reference Desk for your convenience.


Poetry Writers' Workshop


Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong leads the workshop, which meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm in the library Conference Room. Bring paper and a pen or pencil; leave with a poem. No registration required.

Library Garden Club


Meets the second Wednesday of each month, 4:30 - 8:00 pm (April-September), 6:30-8:00 pm (October-March) in the Community Room
Janet Macunovich serves as “crew chief” for our garden work and projects, and, with other professional gardeners, presents the educational portion of the meetings. No outdoor work October-March; educational presentation only (inside the library). There is no cost to participate beyond your time and efforts at work bees in the gardens on Library grounds. Non-members are also welcome to attend.

Knitting Group


Every Wednesday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm in the Community Room
Share patterns, exchange project ideas, and socialize while you knit! Bring your own supplies. Refreshments provided.

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. Classes tend to fill up fast, so please sign up as early as possible. 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 space available for someone on the waiting list.

    

Ask the "Tech Guy"

Saturday, January 26, 1:30pm - 4:00pm; Saturday February 23, 1:30pm - 4:00pm; and Saturday March 9, 1:30pm - 4:00pm.
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n the  Conference Room
Computer/technology help. One-on-one assistance with your own device or computer (bring it with you). Our library computer technician will do his best to troubleshoot your problem, answer your questions, or advise you on what to do. Registration required. Please make a half-hour appointment by calling 248-618-7693, in person at the Adult Reference Desk, or online at waterfordmi.gov/library.

Book Discussions


Afternoon Book Discussion Group - Join our Afternoon Book Discussion Group. We meet at 1:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. Refreshments provided. Call 248-618-7693 or come in to request a copy of the book.

Evening Book Discussion Group - The group meets on the second Thursday of every month (excluding August) in the library Conference Room at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book to be discussed at the next meeting are available at the Adult Reference Desk beginning the Saturday after each month's discussion (due to the library being closed on Fridays).

Movie Matinees

The 4th Thursday in January through October
Movies begin at 2:00 pm
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n the Community Room
Join us for movies on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October.  Popcorn and refreshments are provided.  You may bring your own snacks and beverages, provided that your beverages have lids.  For more information and a list of movies, please visit our Movie Matinees page.  No registration required.

Waterford Genealogical Society

 
Meetings are held at the library. For further information, please visit the Waterford Genealogical Society's website.

The Adult Services Department may be reached by phone at 248-618-7693.