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

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
Saturday, November 4 10:30am
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

Waterford Writers Workshop

First and third Tuesdays of each month, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Starting November 7  In the Conference Room

Published and unpublished writers are invited to join a community of writers to provide constructive and supportive critiques of each other’s works and to further discuss the craft of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 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, 2:00 pm -4:00 pm, 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.