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Get Creative!

How do people come up with amazing, inventive ideas? Can you learn to be more creative?  See if these books will help you "dream big"!  creative idea

Aha! : 10 ways to free your creative spirit and find your great ideas by Jordan Ayan ; Rick Benzel, editor. , c1997.
Call Number  153.35 A    

The creating brain : the neuroscience of genius by Nancy C. Andreasen.   c2005.
Call Number    612.8 ANDR          

Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.    , c1996.  
Call Number     153.35 C        Read more

Your Guide to the League of Women Voters Online Voter Guide

The League of Women Voters Oakland Area has a Voter Guides web page which covers all the various races and proposals of all Oakland County for the August 7, 2012 election.  They do not publish a paper guide for the August election, so to read their information you'll need to view it online.

Here are the parts of that voter guide which pertain to you as a Waterford resident:

U.S. Senator  - Statewide

U.S. Representative - Waterford is now entirely in the new 11th Congressional District

State Representative - Waterford is District 43

Oakland County Officers - Countywide (see the links to the six positions on the LOWV voter guides page in the Oakland County Officers section). Read more

DIA InsideOut art installed at the library

 

Berenice Reproaching Ptolemy by Jean-Joseph Taillasson (a reproduction) was installed today thanks to the DIA's InsideOut program.  Check it out as you enter the library!

DIA art reproduction outside the library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And check out the other locations in Waterford, through the end of September, too!

signage by DIA art reproduction

New DVDs in April

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Closeextremely loud and incredibly close cover
Drive drive cover
Crazy Stupid Lovecrazy stupid love cover
Girl with the Dragon Tattoogirl with the dragon tattoo cover
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How a book gets from one library to another in our library system

  Most of our patrons know we can get books and other items in for them from other libraries in our library cooperative, but just how does that work? Read more

The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham

killings at badger's drift coverCheck our catalog for: The Killings at Badger's Drift

I love British mysteries, cozies and others as well. I'm always happy to come across an older series I've missed, so I can start at the beginning and read on through the next several books without having to wait for each one to be published.  This one, first in the Chief Inspector Barnaby series, was very enjoyable, with charming characters in a small English village, some humor, and clever crime-solving.  And of course there is some sinisterness lurking in the village (who killed 80-year-old Emily Simpson?)...

My Week with Marilyn

The DVD of Oscar-nominated film "My Week with Marilyn" is ready to accept your holds!  my week with marilyn dvd cover

 

 

 

 

 

Is there an elephant buried in Waterford?

That is a question we've occasionally been asked over the years.  You might think it's one of those urban legends, but in fact, it is true.  Her name was Little Jennie, and she even appeared in the movie "Elephant Walk" with Elizabeth Taylor.  To find out what an elephant was doing in Waterford, Michigan, and what happened after she sadly expired, read the attached article which was published in the local paper at the time.

 elephant

New Diet Books

Some of our newest diet books: Read more

Recorded Books OneClickdigital Audiobooks

Attention downloadable audiobook users: If you have been downloading your audiobooks from netlibrary or ebscohost, you will now need to start using Recorded Books OneClickdigital.  You must create a new account, but you do not need to come in to the library to create your account.  You will be asked for your library card number, and then you should be able to create a new account.  You may use the same username and password you used on the other sites if you wish.