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After-hours Movies Are Back!

This Thursday, see "Almost Famous" on the big screen in our Community Room at 9:30pm.
Also, coming up Thursday evening October 1 is "Harold and Maude", October 22 is Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt", and November 12 is the Oscar-winning "Tootsie" starring Dustin Hoffman.

almost famous movie poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

During the month of September students in grades K-5 who sign up for their first library card at the Waterford Township Public Library will receive a coupon which can be redeemed for a free book, courtesy of the Children’s Department.

Lend a helping hand!

Raise your hand to volunteer

The library is hosting a Volunteer Fair on Saturday, September 26th from 2-4p.m. Come find out what community organizations could use your time and skills - register now!

 

 

Discount Tickets through The Library Network

Michigan Renaissance Festival - Discount Tickets

We are pleased to announce the Michigan Renaissance Festival (MRF) as the newest discounted ticket, cultural partnership available to patrons of TLN member libraries - including the Waterford Township Public Library!

Tickets purchased via the TLN Michigan Renaissance Festival portal are at the discounted rate of $16.95 for adults ($21.95 at the gate) and $9.50 for children ($12.95 at the gate).

You need a password and promo code, which are as follows:

Password: MRF2015

Promo code:  TLN15 (add at check out)

 

The Beatles Forever - A live musical show

Monday August 24, 7 pm

Detroit area writer and WSU instructor M.L. Liebler will read his short story “Beatles Forever: a story about growing up in St. Clair Shores with the Beatles”, accompanied by top notch local musicians playing Beatles songs live. With video clips, too. It’s a multi-media show.  Come watch, listen, share the laughs, memories, harmonies, and good musical fun. If you’ve ever enjoyed the music of the Beatles, you have to see this! 
In the library’s Community Room.    Please register

 The Beatles Forever             ML Liebler portrait

Super-hero movies

These movies are all part of our adult DVD collection, except for The Incredibles, which is in the Children's collection.

The Amazing Spider-man wham!

The Amazine Spider-man 2

Batman

Captain America, the winter soldier Read more

Learn about essential oils

essential oil bottle and flowerEssential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.  They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.  Essential oils can lift the mood, calm the senses, and elicit powerful emotional responses. They have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.  Come and explore essentials in this class with Kim Lally. Please register online or by calling 248-618-7694.

Monday June 1, 7pm in the Community Room

Sensory Garden at the Library with Janet Macunovich Part 2

Tuesday May 19, 4:30-6:30 PM 

Begins with a 30-minute presentation by well-known local gardening expert Janet Macunovich, of photos and an explanation of what a sensory garden is and why/how other public institutions have incorporated them into the landscape. And a recap of what we've done so far and what's to come. Followed by 60-90 minutes out in the beds to be renovated determining what prep work must be done and doing some of it. The beds are at the front of the library; everyone who comes in the library passes by them on their way in. Planning and measuring has begun and there is definitely weeding that needs to be done, as well as selection of the varieties of plants we will use, and we would be happy to have your help with some of that!

Be sure to bring your weeding gear, e.g. gloves, digging tools. We will supply water to keep you hydrated and the fun of working in the earth.

                        

weeding a garden

  measuring tape

 

  

Sensory Garden at the Library with Janet Macunovich Part 1

Thursday May 7, 4:30-6:30 PM 

Begins with a 30-minute presentation by well-known local gardening expert Janet Macunovich of photos and an explanation of what a sensory garden is and why/how other public institutions have incorporated them into the landscape. Followed by 60-90 minutes out in the beds to be renovated determining what prep work must be done and doing some of it. The beds are at the front of the library; everyone who comes in the library passes by them on their way in. There is definitely weeding that needs to be done before anything else and we would be happy to have your help with that!

Be sure to bring your weeding gear, e.g. gloves, digging tools. We will supply water to keep you hydrated and the fun of working in the earth.

                         Part 2 of this project will be on Tuesday May 19, 4:30-6:30pm

weeding a garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Magazines from Zinio for Libraries

zinio logoThe Waterford Township Library now provides you with Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries.  These emagazines can be viewed from cover to cover online, or offline through the Zinio for Libraries app.  They can be downloaded to a computer, smartphone or tablet.  Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish. There are over 250 popular magazines in our collection, including Newsweek, Family Tree, PC Magazine, and more.

What you need:

A current Waterford Township Library card
An email account
Ability to go online with a computer, smartphone, or tablet

What you need to do:

Go to  https://www.rbdigital.com/thelibrarynetworkmi/zinio

  • Select Create New Account inthe upper right hand corner
  • Enter your Waterford library card number (the number underneath the barcode on your library code) and click Next
  • Fill in your information, create a password, and click create account.

Click (or tap) on "Create New Account".

Browse through the titles or click on the All Genres drop down menu inthe upper right to see specific categories.

Click on the cover of the magazine you would like to check out and then click on the Checkout button. Read more