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Submit your summer reading tickets here!

Submit your tickets for teen summer reading here!
http://waterford.lib.mi.us/content/teen-summer-reading-program-2013-form

 

 

 

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!

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

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

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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. 

Rules:

  • 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.

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New movies added this week in the adult department

These new DVDs were added to our collection this week. They are ready to accept your holds!

Begin Again

Expendables 3

If I Stay

A Most Wanted Man

The Hundred Foot Journey

Transformers: Age of Extinction Read more

A Daughter's Search for her Father's Prisoner of War Story

Michigan author Laura Edge will speak about her book On the Wings of Dawn, which is a historical narrative based on the World War II experiences of her father, USAAF airman Lawrence L. Witt and, by extension, his crewmates, fellow POWs and forced march companions. Register to hear Laura speak in our Community Room on Saturday November 1 at 10:30am.

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Introducing our Mobile Printing Service

The library now offers a new Internet-based printing service that allows you to print from any Internet-connected computer, laptop or mobile device to one of the library's public color laser printers. This new service utilizes a user-friendly web-based interface from which you can send your print jobs from anyplace in the world. The print service supports the printing of web pages and over 100 different file formats including popular formats like Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents and PDF files. Like print jobs sent from our public computers, each day you will be allowed to print up to 5 pages free. Each page after 5 is a charge of 25 cents a page. Once you send your print job from the web portal, go to the Circulation Desk within 2 hours to retrieve and pay, if necessary, for your print job. You can access the new service from our mobile printing page
Post updated to reflect revised price as of December 2014.