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.


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Check out our printable list of winter programs including presentations, eBooks help, and a NEW monthly cookbook club!

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Library Garden Club

Join these volunteers to learn more about gardening from master gardeners and hone your skills with hands-on experience helping care for the Children's Sensory Garden and the Rain Garden at the Library's entrance. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month. January and February are seminars only from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room, featuring the annual Tool Sharpening Workshop in January. See the Library's Calendar of Events for details. During the growing season, March through November, each of the meetings begins with a work bee in the gardens from 4:30-6:00 p.m. under the direction of crew leader Janet Macunovich. From 7:00-8:00 p.m., the group meets for seminars on gardening topics in the Library's Community Room. For information about upcoming meetings, see the library's events calendar.

Knitting Group

Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Conference Room

Share patterns, exchange ideas, and socialize while you knit! This is a drop-in program; no registration is required. Email Liz with questions at ewaun@waterfordmi.gov.

Book Discussions

Afternoon Book Discussion Group - Join our Afternoon Book Discussion Group. We meet in the Community Room at 1:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. No registration required Call 248-618-7693 or come in to request a copy of the book.

Evening Book Discussion Group - The group meets in the Conference Room on the second Thursday of each month (excluding August) at 7:00 p.m. No registration required. Copies of the book, including large print and book on CD if possible, are available at the Adult Reference Desk beginning the Saturday after each month's meeting.

Afternoon Movie Matinees

Third Thursday of the month, January through October

Movies begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Most titles run 90-120 minutes. Popcorn and beverages are provided, but you may also bring your own snacks and beverages. Please no alcoholic or uncovered beverages. For dates and a list of movies, please visit our Movie Matinees page. No registration required.

Waterford Genealogical Society

The Waterford Genealogical Society meets the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Genealogy is the study of family ancestries and histories. The WGS is a group of like-minded people who love to dig out the facts behind family stories. Membership is open to any and all individuals interested in genealogy. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Waterford Writers Workshop

First and third Saturdays of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room

The Waterford Writers Workshop is a forum where serious writers share their work and receive and provide constructive, supportive critiques of each member’s writing. We will also discuss the craft of fine writing, literary subjects pertaining to the group's goals, submitting of work/being published in literary journals, and other topics we may wish to explore. Each writer will email their work (6 pages of 12pt font, double-spaced prose or up to two poems) to other members at least one week prior to the meeting date. Those attending the workshop will be prepared to discuss their own writing, as well as providing edits and suggestions on other members' writing. The goal is to write, share, and develop polished prose and poetry and celebrate the art of the written word and literature in general. Registration is not required. Anyone interested in joining needs only to attend an initial meeting. Participants must be age 16 or older.