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 held in the library's Community Room unless otherwise noted.

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

Summer 2019

Career Transitions Workshop

**New date*** Monday, June 3, 5:45 pm-8:15 pm
Are you stuck in a rut? Want to do something different with your career? This workshop will explore different career directions using your skills, talents and passions. We start by answering the question “What do you want to do with your life?” and try to use the skills and experience you already have to move into that next career. This class is presented by Michigan Works.

Career street sign 

Adult Summer Reading

June 17-August 3
Read books for chances to win prizes (but mostly for your own enjoyment, of course)! For more information, visit our Adult Summer Reading Page.
Universe of Stories graphic with outer space and books 

Book Tasting

Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 pm
Find some good books to read or listen to by sampling a smorgasbord of titles we have laid out for you.
Clipart of pile of books 

Birding Across Michigan

Monday, June 17 at 7:00 pm
"Birding" is getting outdoors to see and learn about birds. The presentation uses photos, videos, and audio to explain the joy of birding and lays out a strategy for birding in the Great Lakes State. Presented by Greg Bodker, an avid birder since 2006 who has led birding trips for the Michigan Audubon and was on its Board of Directors for three years.
 Photo of Cape May warbler

Synthesizers in the Library

Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 pm
You've heard electronic music, and now you can see how it's made and how you can make your own! Presented by Henry Birdseye, who's been making music with synthesizers for over 40 years.
Photo of modular-cover600 

Michigan History: Native American Tribes of Michigan

Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 pm
Joe Oldenburg, retired librarian and former Michigan history professor at Oakland Community College, will talk about the first Native American tribes to live in Michigan-their clothing, food, shelter, religious beliefs, warfare, transportation, land ownership, and reservations. He will also include the removal of some tribes to the West and the coming of casinos to Native American lands.
Sepia tinted photo of wigwam 

The 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing:
How Mankind Got to the Moon

Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 pm
July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module landing. Join us for a presentation on the moon landing by Gerry Chevrier, NASA Solar System Ambassador.

Photo of astronaut and American flag on the moon 

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 6:00 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, or print class descriptions with dates. You may also print class descriptions without dates. Classes tend to fill up fast, so please sign up as early as possible. If you find you are unable to attend a class you are registered for, please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693 to cancel as soon as possible to make your space available for someone on the waiting list.


Ask the "Tech Guy"

Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am-1:00 pm; Saturday, June 1, 1:30-4:00 pm; and Saturday, July 13, 1:30-4:00 pm.
n 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 248-618-7693, 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).

Movie Matinees

The 4th Thursday in January through October
Movies begin at 2:00 pm
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Join us for movies on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October.  Popcorn and refreshments are provided.  You may bring your own snacks and beverages, provided that your beverages have lids.  For more information and a list of movies, please visit our Movie Matinees page.  No registration required.

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.