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.


A Night with The Walking Dead

Thursday, February 16 at 7:00pm
​AMC's The Walking Dead is returning from its midseason break. We'll talk about our favorite zombie show, play some games (there'll be prizes!), make predictions for the rest of the season, and eat some zombie snacks.


The Catbird Seat - Celtic Music

​Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00pm
Get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day! Wanda Degen and Kay Rinker-O'Neil, collectively known as The Catbird Seat, are back by popular demand. Attendees will be treated to Celtic music accompanied by a collection of instruments that includes dulcimer, guitar, and flute.
 The Catbird Seat

Bingo for Books

Saturday, March 25 at 2:00pm
Play everyone's favorite game: Bingo! The prize for each Bingo is a free book. Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo and win a book or two! This is an adult program.
 Bingo card

Poetry Leaves

The Library is accepting submissions for the Poetry Leaves outdoor exhibition and poetry book. You can submit a poem via the Poetry Leaves website, or turn in a print version at the Library along with a submission form. Entries can be typed or handwritten (no pencil, please), with the maximum length being one 8.5” X 11” page. See further submission guidelines at All ages are welcome. We hope you’ll participate in this fun community-based program. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, April 15, 2017.  The outdoor exhibit will run during the month of May 2017.

Visit the Poetry Leaves Events page for information regarding programs at the Library leading up to exhibition.

 poetry leaves logo

African American Genealogy -CANCELLED due to illness of the instructor

Saturday, February 18, 9:30am-1pm in the Community Room
​This class will stress the special sources containing African-American genealogical information and the methods necessary to trace one’s family back to the Civil War era.  Special emphasis will be given to the records of the 1860s.  Techniques for identifying slave ancestors and their masters will also be discussed. Taught by Mr. Irv Rabideau, a genealogist with 40 years of experience.

Social Security

Monday, February 27, 7pm in the Conference Room
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.
Attend this financial education seminar presented by an instructor from the Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy, located here in Waterford, with *no sales agenda*, to find out.

Waterford Genealogical Society’s Annual “Lock-in”

Saturday, April 22
The WGS Lock-in will be held the evening of Saturday April 22 in the library after we are closed. Ask for a registration form at the adult desk in March.

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 p.m. in the library Conference Room. Bring paper and a pen or pencil; leave with a poem. No registration required.

Computer Classes

Ask the "Tech Guy"

Saturday, January 28, 1:30-4:00pm; Saturday, February 25, 1:30-4:00pm; Saturday, March 25, 1:30-4:00pm
All three dates 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 to register or 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.