Waterford Twp. Public Library - August News & Events
Waterford Township Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale - Great reads at sweet prices
Saturday, August 17, 10:00a - 4:30p and Sunday, August 18, 1:00p-4:00p.
Bag Sale - $5/bag, all day Sunday
Note: This sale will include back issue of magazines withdrawn from the Library’s collection, sold by the bundle.
Library Community Room
Summer Reading Clubs end August 3 (all ages)
Ages 3-12 years: complete your reading records, pick out a book to keep, collect your passes and coupons for free items at local businesses, and enter your name into the summer reading drawing.
Teens (grades 6th through 12th): Deadline to log your minutes of reading is midnight August 3. A final raffle drawing will be held for participants who logged at least 100 minutes. Participants will have a chance to win for every for every 100 minutes they have logged.
- 1st prize - $100 gift card for Amazon
- 2nd Prize - $30 gift card for MJR Digital Cinema 16
- 3rd Prize - $15 gift card for Dairy Queen
Adults: Two Grand Prizes will be drawn from the entries of books you have read in your reading. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. August 3. You must log at least 5 books to be eligible to win.
Children’s Programs (through age 12)
Summer Matiness Movies throughout August
All movies are rated G or PG. They begin at 2:00p. Runtime 1.5-2 hours. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn provided for our attendees. You may bring your own snacks, drinks with lids, pillows, blankets, etc. Please, no peanuts or uncovered drinks. Drop-in screenings of the following movies/dates
Tues., AUG 6, Wall-E (2008)
MON., AUG 12, Incredibles 2 (2018(
Mon., AUG 19, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
Mon., AUG 26, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Tues., AUG 27, Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Wed., AUG 28, Dumbo (2019)
Teens Programs (grades 6-12)
NOTE: for students in grades 6-12 only. Please be respectful of the teens as they enjoy library programs planned just for them. Thank you.
Feel free to bring a blanket and pillow if you want to stretch out on the floor. We'll provide the refreshments. No registration required.
Parents: Check out commonsensemedia.org to determine if the movie is suitable for your teen.
Men in Black (rated PG-13)
Thursday, August 8th from 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
"A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth." - from imdb.com
Ender's Game (rated PG-13)
Tuesday, August 13th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
"Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind." - from imdb.com
Adult Matinee Movie: Mystery screening - Thursday, August 22, 2:00p-4:00p
Viewers won't know the title until the movie starts. We'll give clues each week for the three weeks leading up to the movie. Check back in early August for your first clue. Popcorn will be provided. You may bring your own snacks and beverages, provided that your beverages have lids. No registration required
Adults – Enrichment Groups; drop-ins welcome
Every Wednesday 10:00a – 12:00p in the Community Room
Share patterns, exchange project ideas, and socialize while you knit! Bring your own supplies. Refreshments
Poetry Writers Workshop
Meets 3rd Thursday each month, 6:00p – 7:00p in the Conference Room
Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong leads this monthly poetry-writing workshop. Bring paper and a pen/pencil, leave with a poem.
Waterford Writers Workshop
Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30p - 8:30p in the Conference Room
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. Each writer will have the opportunity to read their work to the group. Participants 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. Participants must be 16 or older. Registration is not required.
Library Garden Club
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 4:30p - 8:00p. Work Bee in the Gardens: 4:30p-6:00p.
Seminar: 6:30p-8:00p – Topic TBD
In exchange for your helping hands we can promise you an educational experience working with this group of passionate gardeners. One order of business at the August meeting will be coordinating a field trip to Wildtype Native Plant Nursery in Mason, MI on their next open date, Friday, August 23. Janet Macunovich will be going there in August 23 to obtain the remainder of our rain garden perennials and invites others interested in natives to ride along or caravan with her. If there are enough people interested, we will ask the nursery owner if we can have a tour of the operation.