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 2018

Detroit Unseen: Inside the Extraordinary Ruins of Detroit


Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm
Photographer Bob Huston has been capturing images of Detroit's historic and forgotten structures for nearly ten years. These pictures have become a project called Detroit Unseen. Detroit is the only city in America to lose over one million residents. The decline in population and industry led to unprecedented consequences for the people, the culture, and the city itself. Join us for a unique presentation that explores the extraordinary ruins of Detroit and takes you inside these monumental locations. Registration required.
Deserted Tiger Stadium

Tips for Job Searching


Monday, October 1, 6:00-8:00 pm
Learn effective ways to get results in your job search. Presented by Michigan Works. Registration required.
Keyboard key labeled Find Job

Learn to Meditate


Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25, and November 1 at 7:00 pm
A four-week program presented by the Heartfulness Institute. Registration required.
Close-up of stack of white rocks on beach

Halloween Craft for Adults: Cheesecloth Ghosts


Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm
Make a freestanding ghost to use as a Halloween centerpiece or decoration. Craft must dry overnight. Space is limited; registration required.
 Ghost made of cheesecloth

​Waterford Genealogical Society Family History Month Program


Saturday, October 20 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Guest speaker: Karen Krugman, professional genealogist
10:30 am - Where do I go from here? An introduction to genealogy
11:30 am - Finding female ancestors with no surnames
Both presentations are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. Registration required.
 genealogy tree with branches and leaves used by WGS

How to Create a Resume


Monday, October 22, from 6:00-8:00 pm
Create a resume that will get read! Also, learn how to write cover letters, follow-up letters, and more. Presented by Michigan Works. Registration required.
 Resume on computer keyboard

Frankenstein on the Big Screen


Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 pm
In honor of the Frankenreads international celebration, the library will show the 1931 Universal Pictures film Frankenstein. Associate professor Kyle Edwards from the Oakland University Cinema Studies Department will provide an intro to the movie. Q&A will follow. Refreshments will be provided.
Photo of Frankenstein's Monster from 1931 movie

Jigsaw Puzzle Competition


Saturday, November 3 from 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Teams will compete to be the fastest at assembling a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle! Think you can lead your team to puzzle-making victory? Register as a team of 2-4 people. Prizes awarded for the quickest team and the runner-up. Teams have 3 hours to complete their puzzle. Snacks will be provided to keep you fueled up.
Puzzle pieces on table

Adult Craft: Snow Globe Necklace


Additional Date: Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 pm
The original date of this program, Wednesday, December 5 is full.
It's not exactly a globe because the necklace is made using a very tiny jar, but the result is irresistably adorable. Make one to give as a gift for someone else . . . or yourself! Registration required.
Close-up of mini snow globe necklace

Waterford Writers Workshop

First and third Tuesdays of each month, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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 (April-September), 6:30-8:00 pm (October-March) in the Community Room
Janet Macunovich serves as “crew chief” for our garden work and projects, and, with other professional gardeners, presents the educational portion of the meetings. No outdoor work October-March; educational presentation only (inside the library). There is no cost to participate beyond your time and efforts at work bees in the gardens on Library grounds. Non-members are also welcome to attend.

Knitting Group


Every Wednesday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm in the Community Room
Share patterns, exchange project ideas, and socialize while you knit! Bring your own supplies. Refreshments provided.

Computer Classes 

For class descriptions and dates of upcoming classes, please visit our Computer Classes page.


     

Ask the "Tech Guy"

Saturday, September 22, 10:30 am-1:00 pm; Saturday, October 20, 10:30 am-1:00 pm; Saturday, November 17; 10:30am-1:00 pm
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n 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 required. Please make a half-hour appointment by calling 248-618-7693, in person at the Adult Reference Desk, or online at waterfordmi.gov/library.

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 - The group meets on the second Thursday 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 Saturday after each month's discussion (due to the library being closed on Fridays).

Waterford Genealogical Society

 
Meetings are held at the library. For further information, please visit the Waterford Genealogical Society's website.

The Adult Services Department may be reached by phone at 248-618-7693.