Programs for Adults

Registration is required for many adult programs. Please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693, come in, our use our online events calendar to register.

All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library.

Fall 2021

Berlin: History and Highlights of a Fascinating City

Thursday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Mariya Fogarosi spent 10 years in this fascinating capital and will focus on her favorite highlights of a city which has joined the major European capitals as a "must see." Berlin has been called edgy, poor (financially), rich (culturally), sexy, liberal, exciting, a movie-making destination, historical, international, and never-ending. Whether on a high- or low-end budget, there is something awaiting every visitor to Berlin, and if you can't find your interest here, you won't find it anywhere. Registration required.

Get Help with the Library's Downloadables

Saturday, September 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 6, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Conference Room
Do you need help accessing all the free digital content the library has to offer? Bring your device and questions for help with downloading books, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines to your smartphone or tablet. Registration required for a 30-minute one-on-one help session.

Yarn Pumpkin Take & Make Craft

Pick-up week: Monday, October 4-Sunday, October 10 at the Adult Reference Desk
Take home a craft kit to make a fun, decorative yarn pumpkin perfect for the fall season. All You'll need are scissors, a bowl, and a ruler. Registration required.

The Good Old Days

Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room
An engaging discussion of daily life in the Middle Ages in an informative presentation. Feudalism isn't dead! Our speaker is local retired history professor Dennis Fiems. Registration requested.

Intro to Astrology

Thursday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Presenter Hattie Peraino will cover a brief history of astrology, the different modalities of astrology, the components that come into play in natal charts (planets, signs, and houses), other specific types of charts, and the personal insights that are gained from a reading. There will be handouts to help participants understand the depth of knowledge that is contained in the snapshot of their celestial chart. Registration required.

Birdseed Ornaments Take & Make Craft

Pick-Up week: Monday, December 6-Sunday, December 12 at the Adult Reference Desk
Pick up a craft kit to make a birdseed ornament to hang outside for your feathered friends. Registration required.

Ongoing Programs

Books and Brags

We'd like to highlight real-life ways that library books (and online resources) have helped you. Did you use a cookbook to bake a cake for a special occasion? Did you pass your SAT with flying colors using one of our resources? Did your child learn how to do origami using a book from the Children's Department? Submit a picture showing the result of how a library resource helped you achieve something. Examples: A good grade on a report, a selfie of you working on your car, a photo from a family vacation, etc., and let us know which book(s), magazine(s), or online resource(s) you used. Photos may be submitted in person a the Adult Reference desk, sent to, or tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We will share the photos on social media and in the library.
The Library Garden Club offers members the opportunity to develop their gardening knowledge and skills through a combination of hands-on experience and educational seminars. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. More information is available on the club's web page via the link above. For information about upcoming meetings, see the library's events calendar.

Knitting Group

Every Wednesday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm on Zoom.
Share patterns, exchange project ideas, and socialize while you knit! Use your own supplies.

Book Discussions

Afternoon Book Discussion Group - Join our Afternoon Book Discussion Group. We meet online using Zoom at 1:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. Registration for each session including your email address is required in order to receive the link to each month's Zoom meeting. Call 248-618-7693 or come in to request a copy of the book.

Evening Book Discussion Group - Beginning with the meeting on July 8, 2021, the group will resume meeting in person on the second Thursday of every month (excluding August) at 7:00 p.m. No registration required. All books are available in ebook and audio format on hoopla, or call 248-618-7693 or visit the Adult Reference desk to request a copy of the book.

Waterford Genealogical Society

Meetings will be held at the pavilion at Fish Hatchery Park in June, July, and August 2021 on the first Wednesday of the month. September 1 they will meet at the library in the Community Room. For further information, please visit the Waterford Genealogical Society's website.

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