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.

Winter 2018
Tolkien Day Celebration
Saturday, January 5, 1:00-4:30 pm in the Community Room
Celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s 126th birthday with a viewing of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (PG-13). Movie starts at 1 pm. There will be Hobbit/ LOTR trivia and free popcorn too! No registration required.

 The One Ring from Lord of the Rings

A Movie Series for Cat Lovers

Cat lovers of Waterford, come watch these feline films on the big screen just for fun! You can’t bring your cat with you, but you are most welcome to bring a photo of your cat. All movies will be shown in the Community Room. No registration required.
Saturday, January 13 at 2:30 pm: That Darn Cat - Made by Disney in 1965. “With the clue around his neck and the F.B.I. on his tail ...he's the world's first Siamese secret agent!” Stars Hayley Mills and Dean Jones and “D.C.” the cat.
Saturday, January 27 at 2:30 pm: A Street Cat Named Bob - based on the best-selling book of the same name. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Saturday, February 10 at 2:30 pm: Kedi  -  A magical and remarkable documentary about what it’s like to be a cat in Istanbul. You do not want to miss this one!
 Cat silhouette in a circle
Adult Craft: DIY Cuff Bracelet
Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room
Fight the winter blahs by getting creative! Use memory wire and beads to create a bracelet. All tools and supplies provided. Registration required.
Cuff bracelet made with memory wire and beads
Help with Hoopla
Monday, February 5 at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room
Did you know the library has a subscription to Hoopla? Hoopla offers access to audiobooks, ebooks, music, movies and more, all free with your library card. Bring your device and we’ll help get you started! No registration required.
 Blue hoopla logo
Restaurants of Yesteryear
Monday, February 26 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room
Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the popular metro area restaurants that are no longer around. There will be stories, photos, old menus and even recipes. Refreshments will be served. Registration required.
Photo of the now non-existent Hedge's Wigwam Restaurant, Royal Oak Michigan
Demonstration of Vision-aiding Products by AbleZone
Monday, March 5 at 10:00 am in the Community Room
Kathy from the AbleZone store will show and demonstrate various types of magnifiers and other vision aiding products which may help you see what you need to see if your vision isn’t what it used to be. Registration required.
Photo Coasters
Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 pm in the Community Room
Create a pair of coasters featuring your favorite photos. These coasters are the perfect addition to your coffee table, or they make great housewarming gifts. Keep in mind when selecting/printing your pictures that each coaster is 4” X 4”. Supplies are limited, so please register in advance.
Set of photo coasters tied with ribbon
Thursday, April 19 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 Kit House in Waterford, Michigan
Ragtime Concert with Pianist Peter Bergin
Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 pm in the Community Room
Join us for a fun and lively performance by pianist Peter Bergin, whose mission is to celebrate life through music and stories. Registration required.
 Peter Bergin at piano

Waterford Writers Workshop

First and third Tuesdays of each month, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Starting November 7, 2017  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 (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.

*NEW* Knitting Group

Every Wednesday starting January 10, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Conference Room
Share patterns, exchange project ideas, and socialize while you knit! Bring your own supplies. Refreshments
will be provided. The group will meet in the Conference Room.

Computer Classes 

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


Ask the "Tech Guy"

Saturday, January 27, 1:30-4:00 pm, Saturday, February 24, 1:30-4:00 pm, Saturday, March 24, 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

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.