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Michigan Activity Pass

The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network program is back! The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network is a partnership between Michigan's nearly 400 public libraries and more than 70 arts and cultural organizations.  Library patrons will use their valid library card to reserve and print a pass, either from home or the library. Then simply take the pass to the cultural attraction and present it to staff, that's all there is to it! Read more

Photo Sessions for 50th Birthday Photo Album

Album PhotoBack by popular demand, award-winning Photographer, Mari Latozas (Photography by Mari) will take your photo for the series of posters that make up our Birthday Photo Album. Feel free to bring a prop related to what you love. And, if you like, share a memory about the Library. The posters from all sessions will be on display at the Library throughout the year. We are partnering with local businesses who are sponsoring the photo sessions as noted below. Photos from these sessions will be on display at the sponsor's business as well.

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Your Gardening Questions Answered

Sometimes out in the yard you may wonder:

"What is this?" orgardening photo
"Can I cut it?" or
"Is that a weed?" or
"Is there something better I should plant or put here?"

That's when it would be nice to have a garden guru at your side.

Waterford's own Master Gardener, Janet Macunovich, and her husband, horticultural photographer Steven Nikkila have 30 years professional gardening experience and an equally long run writing and teaching garden how-to, and they will be glad to find answers for you. They will be on-line from the library, accompanied by a number of very knowledgeable others -- answers are free, with no strings attached.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm this Instant Answer team will be live on forum.GardenAtoZ.com to handle anything you post. Snap a picture with your phone, post it and get an answer right back. Instructions for posting questions and uploading photos are there at forum.GardenAtoZ.com

 If you prefer in-person advice, you're welcome to bring your question that day, with any plants or pictures that explain it, to the Waterford Township main library at 5168 Civic Center Drive. In the library's Conference Room which is off of the magazine room.

Enterprise: our new library catalog

The online catalog of our holdings (along with the holdings of over 50 other public libraries in southeast Michigan) has a new interface called Enterprise.  We think you'll find that it is "smarter," easier to use, and does a better job of helping you find what you're looking for. It should work on mobile devices, too.
Please note, Enterprise is best viewed with these web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer v10 or higher. It also functions well in Android web browser, Chrome for Android, Firefox for Android and Safari for iOS. (Android v4.3, iOS v7.04).

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Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION**

Saturday April 5 at 1pm Bob Duff will present his new book Original Six Dynasties: The Detroit Red Wings and talk about the history of the original six hockey teams during the years 1942 to 1967, with slides and great stories. As sports columnist at The Windsor Star, Bob has covered a variety of sports at both local and professional levels. He has covered the Stanley Cup final, World Cup of Hockey, Super Bowl, World Series, Summer Olympic Games. Ryder Cup, and more. He will have copies of his book available for purchase and is giving a percentage of each sale to the library. Held in our Community Room.Original Six Dynasties cover

Senior Brigade presentation

 For your protection: an informative presentation by a member of the Attorney General of Michigan’s Senior Brigade.  (You don’t have to be a senior adult to attend.)   Read more

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.

Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

Expecting a federal or state tax refund? You can check the status of your refund online to find out when your refund will be arriving. You'll need information like your Social Security Number, adjusted gross income and amount of refund expected to view the status of the refund. 

Federal Refund: "Where's My Refund?"

State Refund: My Income Tax Information

Tail Wagging Tutors

Tail Wagging Tutors is an ongoing program to give kids ages 5-10, who are struggling with their reading skills, the opportunity to read aloud to a dog volunteer for 10-12 minutes in a nonjudgmental environment. 

A real dog will be here with their owners to listen to kids read. Currently we only have two dogs available, one on Wednesday from 4:30-5:30, and another on Saturdays from 2:00-3:00.   These time may vary as the volunteers' schedules change. 

Register for one 15 minute session per week.  Please be on time for your session.  If you are late, we will not be able to extend your session as other children may be waiting.

For more information and to register for a session, please call the Children's Department at 248-618-7692.

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

The Waterford Genealogical Society's 11th Annual Lock-in will be held on the evening of Saturday April 26 in the library (after hours). You'll learn a lot - see the list of classes that will be offered here.  The fee to attend this very popular event is $20 for WGS members, and $25 for a non-member.  To attend, please fill out and mail in a registration form along with the fee.