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.

Summer 2018

Adult Summer Reading Program

June 18-August 13
Read books to win prizes (and for your own enjoyment, of course)! This year will be a little bit different because we have a new online tool to use. Check in with us in early June for more information. 
 
Libraries Rock tattoo with books
New date: Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
Take a photographic tour of kit houses of all styles and sizes found in Michigan, and learn how can-do families transformed a boxcar full of building materials into a home using only blueprints and a manual. Fun fact:There are over 50 kit houses in Waterford! Registration required.

 Sears Lewiston house in Waterford
Retro Video Game Day
Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 pm in the Community Room
Enjoy a retro video game open play! Test out several old school video games, like Super Mario Bros., Sonic, and more! No registration required.
Video game controller
Organizing Photographs with Soo Porter
Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
Do you have lots of photographs in your collection that you would love to organize and maybe digitize? Photographs can build up throughout a lifetime and can become quite overwhelming. They are memories of our life, precious and priceless. Do you wonder what you should do with them, how to start organizing them? Well, then this fun presentation is just what you need. It will give you some tips on how to organize your photograph collection yourself and it will discuss digitizing your collection. Maybe you have digital photographs that need organizing, there will be some tips for these too. Come and join us! Registration required.
Pile of old photos
Leo Early, Author of Grande Ballroom: Detroit's Rock 'n' Roll Palace
Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
The Grande Ballroom was a rock venue in Detroit from 1966-1972, featuring artists like Janis Joplin, Iggy and the Stooges, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin. Learn about the Grande Ballroom and the history of rock & roll in Detroit from author and historian Leo Early.

 Grande Ballroom: Detroit's Rock 'n' Roll Palace book cover

The Hammered Dulcimer: An Introduction


Saturday, June 30 at 2:00 pm in the Community Room
Adults and teens (ages 12 and up) are welcome to join us for a 30-minute performance and Q&A session by members of the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society. Those interested can stay to learn the basics of playing the hammered dulcimer after the performance and Q&A. Registration required.

 Hammered dulcimer
Adult Craft - Rock Art
Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
Create a design on a pre-painted or plain rock using Sharpies. Use one of the examples for inspiration or make your own! Registration required.

 Colorful rocks

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, May 19, 10:30 am-1:00 pm, Saturday, June 16, 10:30 am-1:00 pm, Saturday, July 28, 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 required. Please make a half-hour appointment by calling 248-618-7694, 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.