Celebrate National Library Week!


Library Advisory Board meeting

The Library Advisory Board meets on April 22, 2015 at 5:30p, Location: Library Conference Room. Agenda for this meeting.  

Submit your summer reading tickets here!

Submit your tickets for teen summer reading here!




Teen Summer Reading Weekly Winners!

Here is the list of winners for Teen Summer Reading:

week 1: Mackenzie O.
week 2: Isabelle M.
week 3: Sarah S.
week 4: Elizabeth V.
week 5: Ebony S.
week 6: Bethany O.
week 7: Hunter H.

Grand Prize: Mandy K.

Thanks to all the teens who participated this year!

Food for Fines 2015

Once again we are partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank and other TLN libraries to collected non-perishable food items to help feed hungry children, seniors, and families in our community. 

We will forgive $1 in fines for each item donated, up to $10 per day. Fines from lost and damaged items, processing fees, and referral fees cannot be forgiven. Credits cannot be applied to an account to be used at another time and food cannot be accepted for printing costs.

Who: Anyone with outstanding overdue fines. Currently fine-free? The Food for Thought segment of this program is for you!

Where: The Waterford Township Public Library

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 through Thursday, April 30, 2015

What: Non-perishable food items that meet the following criteria

  • Unopened
  • Original Label still intact. Expiration dates must be clearly marked and legible.
  • Expiration date of October 1, 2015 or later

All donations will be distributed to either the Waterford Senior Center or Open Door of Waterford. Both are partners of and distribution centers for, Gleaners.

Thank you for joining us in the fight against hunger in Southeast Michigan!


An Evening with M.L. Liebler

ML Liebler

Come see and hear poet M.L. Liebler Wednesday April 1 at 6pm in the Library's Community Room.

M. L. Liebler is an internationally known & widely published Detroit poet, university professor, literary arts activist and arts organizer, and he is the author of 13 books including the Award winning Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream (Wayne State University Press 2008) featuring poems written in and about Russia, Israel, Germany, Alaska and Detroit. Wide Awake won both The Paterson Poetry Prize for Literary Excellence and The American Indie Book Award for 2009. In 2005, he was named St. Clair Shores (his hometown) first Poet Laureate. Read more

Budgeting Class

Could you use a few helpful tips to help you with your household budget?budgeting road sign
We're having a free budgeting class at the library tonight (Wednesday March 18) at 7pm as part of our financial education series.
You are welcome!



Babysitter Training for Teens

We still have openings in our upcoming Babysitter Training class on Saturday, February 28 at 9:30 am. This is a great way for teens to get training from the American Red Cross on things like safety, basic child care and first aid. The class is for teens ages 11-15 and the cost is $40. If you're interested in attending, please register here.

Waterford Genealogical Society's Annual Lock-in Event is coming up in April

UPDATE: Registration is full for this event.

The Waterford Genealogical Society's 12th Annual Lock-in will be held on the evening of Saturday April 18 in the library (after hours). You'll learn a lot - see the list of classes that will be offered here, and enjoy the camaraderie of other genealogists.  The fee to attend this very popular event is $25 for WGS members, and $30 for a non-member who register before April 11 (by postmark).  To attend, please fill out and mail in a registration form along with the fee. 

Cookie Baking Contest & Recipe Exchange


Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Community Room.

Take a look at the rules of the competition, register for the contest here, then bake any kind of cookies and bring them in to be shared and judged. The top three winners will take home cash prizes based on the ruling of 3 local celebrity judges.

1st place -- $75
2nd place -- $50
3rd place -- $25

Bring ten copies of the recipe you baked, noting if the cookies contain any milk, nut, soy, wheat, or egg ingredients to alert people who may have food allergies. 


  • Bakers and recipe exchange participants must be at least 18 years of age, and cannot be professional bakers or pastry chefs.
  • Cookies can’t be store-bought.
  • Each person may enter only once.
  • You MUST pre-register by Thursday, February 5th to be able to win prize money. There is a 30 person limit, and you must be present to win.
  • Cookies will be judged using a 1-10 point scale (with 10 being the best) on taste, recipe originality and appearance.

Poetry Open Mic Night

Thursday January 8, at 7pm in our Community Room. Bring your own poetry to read aloud in a supportive atmosphere! 
Local poet and teacher, Glen Armstrong, who facilitates our monthly Poetry Writer's Workshop, will host.