Library Service Hours
Monday–Thursday 10:00a–9:00p; Friday – Closed; Saturday, 10:00a – 5:00p;
Sunday, 1:00p – 5:00p
Friends of the Library
Thanks to our Friends…
A major sponsor of our Summer Reading Program for school-age children. This great group is funding the awards for students who are reading to reach their Summer Reading goals. Over 100 prizes to be awarded by random drawings to participating students.
Children’s Programs (through age 12)
“Oceans of Possibilities” the 2022 Summer Reading program – through July 31
Mark your calendars to be ready to Ride the Reading Wave - open to all students Ages 3 – 12 to choose your reading goal with a chance to win cool prizes.
Cast Off! – Not too late to sign up! Set your goal & sign up online through Beanstack or in person when you come in to pick up your summer reading bag with a bookmark, pencil, a book buck, stickers and free items from local businesses.
Sailing the Seven Seas of Stories Stop by the Children's Desk each week to share your reading progress and enter a weekly raffle for gift cards from Amazon and Meijer.
Destination Reached - Sunday, July 31 Reach your goal by July 31 to get your rewards, including a free book and entry into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire Tablet and other great prizes.
Outdoor Family Storytime
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30a-11:00a, June 6 through July 27
Toddlers through age 5
Held on the grassy area under the storytime tree between the library building and fence by the Veterans’ Memorial - weather permitting. Bring your own blanket, towel, or chair to sit on.
Summer Activity Centers
Monday through Thursday, 10:00a-Noon & 2:00p-4:00p, through July 28
Ages 3 years to 12 years
Enjoy crafts with a water-related theme. No registration required - just drop in during the open hours to make, create, and take. (Craft kits available for take-and-make at home instead.)
Fun in the Sun Outdoor Programs
NOTE: The library community room will serve as an alternate location in case of inclement weather.
Thursday, July 7, 1:00p-2:00p Ages 5 and up
Meet us under the big tent near the memorial to make a paper sled kite. Perfect for sailing at the beach or other open areas. Project will take approximately 15-20 to complete.
Saturday, July 23, 10:30a-12:30p Ages 5-12
Meet up under the big tent to try our several fun water experiments, including making a boat that will float. Projects will take about 20 minutes to complete.
Teens’ Summer Reading Program (kids going into 6th – 12th grades)
Through July 31
Read (or listen) for a chance to win prizes this summer. Log at least 400 minutes of reading to be eligible for the final prize drawing. Deadline to log minutes is July 31st at midnight.
Win prizes when you complete:
- 200 minutes – Pick something from the teen prize box
- 400 minutes or more – Pick out a new book
Final raffle drawing will be held for participants who logged at least 400 minutes. Earn one chance to win for every additional 100 minutes you’ve logged, up to 1000 minutes.
- 1st Prize – Kindle Fire Tablet
- 2nd Prize – Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
- 3rd Prize - $25.00 gift card for Meijer
To sign up, go to our Teen Programs page to find the Beanstack link where you can create your account and track your minutes: https://www.waterfordmi.gov/594/Teen-ProgramsCRAFT KIT
Teen Take and Make Kit: Comic Book Art KeychainsMonday, July 11th through Sunday, July 17th
Instructions and most of the supplies for the craft will be provided in the kits. Pick up the kit and then you can work on it in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. While supplies last. Supplies are limited, so these kits are reserved for kids going into 6th through 12th grades only. One kit per person. No registration required.OUTDOOR EVENT
NERF Games, Thursday, July 21, 1:00p-2:00p. Grades 6-12
Joel Tacey – Michigan’s Family Funnyman – will bring his NERF Mobile Games to the library. Players will run, dodge, and dive as they try to outwit and out-blast their opponents in a variety of games. Weather permitting, we’ll be playing on the library lawn (behind the library on the northeast side of the building). The games will be held in our Community Room if the weather is uncooperative. Registration required.Adults – ProgramsBasic Microsoft Word (2016)Saturday, June 4, 10:00a-11:15a. Conference Room. Registration required.
We’ll cover entering data, basic formatting and copy/paste. This is for people with basic computer knowledge.Intro to Microsoft Excel (2016)Saturday, July 9, 10:00a-11:15a. Conference Room. Registration required.
We’ll start with an overview of Excel, and go over how to enter and edit data in cells, formatting cells, and basic formulas such as addition and subtraction. Basic computer knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Word and/or other Microsoft Office applications are prerequisites. Intermediate Microsoft Excel (2016) Part 1Saturday, July 16, 10:00a-11:15a. Conference Room. Registration required.
Covering conditional formatting and math, date, and text functions, and Names on the Formula menu. Also filtering and sorting from the Data menu. Please register for both part 1 and part 2 of this class.Intermediate Microsoft Excel (2016) Part 2Saturday, July 23, 10:00a-11:15a. Conference Room. Registration required.
Covering lookup, reference and logical functions on the Formula menu. Advanced filtering, grouping, data validation, and goal seeking from the Data menu.Hiking in MichiganTuesday, July 12, 7:00-8:00p. Community Room. Registration requested.Celia Ryker
, avid hiker and author of the memoir Walking Home: Trail Stories
, takes us on a visual journey down some beautiful hiking trails right here in Michigan. Celia is formerly a full-time Michigander and now lives half-time in Vermont, where she hiked the 272-mile Long Trail after turning 59. Celia has hiked extensively in both states.Movie Matinee Series screening: What about Bob?Thursday, July 28, 2:00p-4:00p. Community Room. No registration required
Starring: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss. A very pesky patient dogs a vacationing psychiatrist and his family. (Comedy) 99 minutes Rated PG. Popcorn provided. Bring your own snacks and beverages, provided your beverages have lids.
Other movies in this series (2:00p on the 4th Thursday afternoon of each month)
- Sister Act, August 25
- The Talk of the Town, September 22
- The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, October 27
Adults – Enrichment Groups
Wednesday mornings, 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Conference Room
Share patterns, exchange ideas, show off your projects, and socialize while you knit!
Waterford Genealogical Society
Afternoon meeting: July 6, 1:00p - 3:00p, Community Room.
Genealogy is the study of family ancestries and histories. The Waterford Genealogical Society (WGS) meets on the 1st Wednesday afternoon of the month in the Library’s Community Room. All are welcome to attend.
Library Garden Club
Wednesday, July 13
Both novice and experienced gardeners welcome.
4:30p-6:00p Work bee in the gardens
Under the direction of Janet Macunovich, Master Gardener. Bring your gardening gear to help with deadheading, cutting back, planting and troubleshooting.
7:00p – 8:30p, Topic: Creating a Pollinator’s Paradise. In the Community Room.
In this presentation individuals can learn how to grow plants in your yards and gardens that help benefit pollinators enabling you to do your part to create a space for bees, butterflies and other ecologically important creatures. Presented by Bees in the D.
Evening Book Discussion Group
Thursday, July 14, 7:00p-8:00p. Conference Room
Title: A Girl Names Zippy: Growing up in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel. Copies of the book available at the Adult Reference Desk. No registration required.
Afternoon Book Discussion Group
Monday, July 18, 1:00p – 2:00p. Community Room
Title: Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen. You can get a copy of the book to check out by picking one up at the adult desk. You might wish to call us at 248-618-7693 to make sure we have a copy available.