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Poetry Writers' Workshop

Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong leads this monthly poetry writing workshop. Bring paper and a pen/pencil, leave with a poem. The group meets every third Thursday of the month in the library Conference Room at 7:00 p.m. Please register here.

 

Put Your Poem in the Trees!

Put Your Poem in the Trees!

Thursday, February 13th and Thursday, February 27th at 7:00 pm

Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong, will be leading this 2-session poetry writing workshop. Finished works may be submitted to the Poetry Leaves exhibition – see your original poem hanging in the trees on the Civic Center campus during April. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hone your craft and share your creative work with the community. Please register here, or by calling the Adult Reference Desk (248) 618-7693.

 

Cake Baking Competition

birthday cakeThe Waterford Township Public Library turns 50 this year! Help us celebrate 50 years of library service by baking us a cake!

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room.

 

Take a look at the rules of the competition, register for the contest here, then bake any kind of cake and bring it 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 cake contains any milk, nut, soy, wheat, or egg ingredients to alert people who may have food allergies. 

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Staff Picks of 2013

Claire of the Sea LightThe Cuckoo's CallingMom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

DetroitLet's Explore Diabetes with OwlsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen Read more

All Kinds of Romance! Place holds now on these New Titles!

Contemporary, paranormal, suspense and historical - there's something for everyone...

Own the WindOwn the Wind by Kristen Ashley

All Out of Love: a Cupid, Texas novel by Lori Wilde

Protector by Diana Palmer Read more

New Mystery titles...

 Death Angel     12th Department     The Highway      The Last Alibi         

Death Angel ~ Linda Fairstein explores the rich - and little-known - history of New York City's Central Park in her latest Alexandra Cooper novel.

Twelfth Department ~ William Ryan's portrait of a Russian policeman struggling to survive in one of the most volatile and dangerous eras of modern history is mesmerizing

The Highway by C. J. Box ~ "A nonstop, action-filled race against time. Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless." - Library Journal Read more

Paint Creek Boys Concert

Come enjoy an evening of country and bluegrass music with The Paint Creek Boys!
August 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room

Register here for this free program brought to you by the Friends of the Waterford Township Public Library.

Children of the Jacaranda Tree

If you're on the waiting list to read Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed, try this new novel set in Iran.

Children of the Jacaranda TreeChildren of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani

“Set in post-revolutionary Iran, Delijani’s gripping novel is a blistering indictment of tyranny, a poignant tribute to those who bear the scars of it, and a celebration of the human heart’s eternal yearning for freedom.” - Khaled Hosseini

New Mysteries...

Light of the WorldMassacre Pond Light of the World: a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke
Louisiana Sherriffs Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montanas spectacular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe their lives--and the lives of their families--are in danger.

Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron
Edgar finalist Paul Doiron's superb new novel featuring Game Warden Mike Bowditch and a beautiful, enigmatic woman whose mission to save the Maine wilderness may have incited a murder.

New Thriller titles...

 Kiss Me First     Drift     Please Don't Tell      Skinner         

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach ~ The story of a solitary young woman drawn into an online world run by a charismatic web guru who entices her into impersonating a glamorous but desperate woman.

Drift by Jon McGoran ~ An ecological thriller about genetically modified foods and pharmaceuticals.

Please Don’t Tell by Elizabeth Adler ~ Fen Dexter’s quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a car accident.

Skinner by Charlie Huston ~ A combination of Le Carre spycraft with Stephenson techno-philosophy.