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.


History of Hudson's Department Store

Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m​​
The world's largest American flag, Freedom festival fireworks, magical animated windows, a nine-story tree of lights, twelfth floor auditorium spectaculars, the home of the real Santa, Maurice salad, and throngs of shoppers! These are just a fraction of the memories that will come alive during Michael Hauser's presentation. Attendees will be treated to memorabilia including signage and hundreds of photos, and video clips of Detroit's homegrown retailer that once towered over Woodward Avenue. There will also be time for attendees to share memories and ask questions. Registration is required and is available online via our events calendar, by phone at 248-618-7693 or in person at the Adult Reference Desk.

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Waterford Genealogical Society’s October is Family History Month program 


Saturday October 22
The WGS will be hosting a special two-part program at the library to celebrate family history month.  The guest speaker is Daniel Earl. He has over 25 years of researching his family & helping others make history part of their story. 
10:30am  -- In “timelines: back to the future of your research,"  he will explain how to use gathered documents into context that helps create a story of the family.
12:30pm  -- In “funeral homes & family history, they are dying to meet you," he will show how funeral home records can provide genealogical rich info. He will focus on records typically found in funeral homes, how to locate resources on-line and in the field.
Both of these programs are free and open to the public.  Lite refreshments will be provided. To register call the adult desk of the library at 248-618-7694.


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.


Financial Education Classes

These classes are presented by the Cygnet Institute for Personal Financial Literacy, a local Waterford organization, and have NO SALES AGENDA.

Social Security 
Monday, September 12, 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. Register online. 

Understanding Annuities  
Tuesday, October 18th,,  7pm
An in-depth examination of types of annuities without a sales pitch. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as which type of annuity may be best suited for you. Register online.

Self-Inflicted Investment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them  
Wednesday, November 9th,  7pm
Not sure if you are making the right choices when it comes to your investments? Our human nature is behind a lot of common mistakes that can seriously damage your portfolio’s rate of return. Become aware of these mistakes so you can avoid them. This class is in the Conference Room. Register online.


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  October 22 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, and 3:30pm
Saturday  November 19 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12noon, 12:30pm

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. In the Conference Room
Please make a half-hour appointment by calling 248-618-7694 or coming in to the adult desk, or going online.
 *Registration required*.


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 December) 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.