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. 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.

FALL  2017

Essential Oils 101

Tiffiny Mentgen, a doTERRA Wellness Advocate* will demonstrate the use of numerous essential oils and explain the health benefits. She will discuss how essential oils can: improve respiratory function, improve relaxation and sleep, help with head and neck tension, help with weight management, boost the immune system, cleanse the body, be used for soothing muscles and joints, and be used for skin care.

*There will be no sales at this program, but Tiffiny will have business cards available upon request.

Please note that this presentation is informational, and is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified health practitioner.

Essential oils bottle and fresh lavendar

Learn to Meditate

Starts Monday, September 11, at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
This four week program beginning Monday September 11 offers a simple set of relaxation and meditation exercises, which when practiced daily, help restore balance in life, manage stress, better your health, and most of all will lead you to inner calm and peace.
Ideally, all participants should attend all sessions. Participants will be meditating in chairs. Those wishing to meditate while sitting on the floor may bring their own floor cushions. The entire program will be conducted by certified Heartfulness Institute trainers.

The four Monday evenings are September 11, 18, 25 and October 2.

Close-up of stack of white rocks on beach

Muffins and Quick Breads Baking Contest and Recipe Exchange

Saturday September 23, 11am-1pm
Roll up your sleeves for our muffins and quick breads baking contest! Register for the contest, then bake your favorite muffins or quick bread and bring it in – for muffins, bring at least six of them, and for quick bread, bring a loaf that can be cut into at least ten slices– to be shared and judged by our expert judges. Bring ten copies of the recipe you baked for the exchange, noting if it contains any milk, nut, soy, wheat, or egg ingredients to alert people who may have food allergies. Stop in the library or go here to register and pick up a copy of the complete rules.
The top two winners will take home cash prizes.
1st Place--$50
2nd Place--$25
 Pile of muffins

Estate Planning

Thursday September 28, 7pm
Do you really need a trust? A will may be just fine. If you feel you need to avoid probate, learn techniques available to you. Are your Power of Attorney documents up to date? This class will be presented by an instructor from the Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy with no sales pitch.
Estate planning related documents

DNA Genealogy

Tuesday October 10, 7pm
Waterford Genealogical Society will have Dr. James Sims presenting an overview of DNA genetic genealogy. He also will answer questions after the lecture. This program is free and open to the public.
DNA strand graphic

Social Security

Monday October 16, 7pm
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.
This class will be presented by an instructor from the Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy with no sales pitch.

Social Security card and money

Waterford Genealogical Society’s Annual October is Family History Month program

Saturday, October 28th 10:30am-12:30pm
The Waterford Genealogical Society and the Waterford Library will have guest speaker Dan Earl present the program: " Cemeteries and Ancestors, Leave no Stone Unturned". This program will cover the history of cemeteries and how to find and use the information that is uncovered.

Portion of cemetery
Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Flex your jigsaw assembling muscles! Teams will compete to see who can complete a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle before time is up! Think you can lead your team to puzzle-making victory? Snacks will be provided to keep you fueled up. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place and the runner-up team. Register as a team of 2 to 4 people. Individuals registering will be placed with a team. Puzzle-solving starts at 10:30 and runs until 1:30.

Jigsaw puzzle pieces

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 7:00 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, in the Community Room
The first half of the meeting will be a hands-on experience caring for the Children's Sensory Garden. Bring your gardening gear.
The second half will be an educational presentation on a topic of interest to the group.
Wednesday, June 14th's presentation (around 7:00 pm) is Butterflies in the Garden, presented by Brenda Dzdiezic, owner of Brenda's Butterfly Habitat


Computer Classes


Ask the "Tech Guy"

Saturday, September 9, 1:30-4:00 pm, Saturday October 7, 10:30am-1pm, Saturday, November 18, 10:30am-1:00 pm
In 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 is required. Please make a half-hour appointment by calling 248-618-7694 or coming in to the adult Reference Desk, or online.

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 - Beginning in January 2017, discussions will be on the second Thursday instead of the second Tuesday 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 day after each month's discussion.

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.