Blogs

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.

Printing from Your Laptop on the Library’s Wireless Network

Image of PrinterThe library is pleased to announce the availability of a new service that allows users of the library’s wireless public Internet network to print from their own laptop computers to the public printers in the library. This service is available for users with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP or Mac OS X on their portable computers. Please see the librarians at the Reference Desks for more information. Note: Access to this service is limited to computers connected to the wireless network within the library. 

 

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. 

Cake baking competition photos

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See more photos of each of the cakes.

Photos from our cake baking competition held February 20

 All the cakes were luscious and delicious!

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All the cakes on the table waiting for the judges to taste.

avocado cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avocado cake with pistachios on top.

 

carrot cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugar and spice carrot cake with orange cream cheese frosting.

Mexican wedding cake

 

 

 

 

 

Mexican wedding cake. Our first place winner.

 

decadent chocolate cake

 

 

 

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