Due to a power outage in the area, the Library will be closed today, Monday, July 28th. Regular business hours are expected to resume Tuesday, July 29th, based on expected restoration of power to the area.

Blogs

South of Superior by Ellen Airgood

Check our catalog for: South of Superior

Madeline Stone leaves her life in Chicago to return to the place of her birth, a small town on the coast of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Penninsula. She takes care of an aging family friend, starts working at the local pizzeria, tries to help settle a dispute at the local grocery store, starts to draw again, and, amidst the dramas of her new friends, and plenty of setbacks, she gradually finds what's missing in her life.

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. 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Check our catalog for: Ready Player One

It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.

New December Books!

Here a few books recently received in the teen area.
See something you want to read? Just click on the title and that will take you take you to our catalog so you can place a hold.

 

Ruthless
by Sara Shepard

Pretty Little Liars #10

 

Clockwork Prince
by Cassandra Clare

The Infernal Devices #2

 

 

Deadly Little Games
by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Touch #3

 

"Like" the Library on Facebook

Facebook iconDid you know the Library maintains a Facebook page? If you're a regular Facebook user, the Facebook page is where you can find information about library-related news, new services, upcoming events and service outages. It's also a place where you can interact with our library staff and fellow patrons. "Like" the library and keep in touch with what's happening at the Waterford Township Public Library

The Gales of November, 36 years ago today

Here's a link to a good article on the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which happened on this day (November 10) in 1975. For even more information about this tragic event in Michigan's history, we have quite a few books, plus a DVD in our collection.

11/11/11

We will be closed Friday November 11 in honor of Veterans Day, a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Before 1954, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day.  A few ideas of things you could do in honor of Veterans Day:

Read this year's Veterans Day proclamation by the President of the United States.

Decide to read a book from this list: Honoring and Remembering Veterans and Soldiers

Attend the ceremony at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

Visit the Waterford Township Veterans Memorial.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Check our catalog for: The Night Circus

The circus arrives without warning. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. Behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

Check our catalog for: The Family Fang

Performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang dedicated themselves to making great art. But when an artist’s work lies in subverting normality, it can be difficult to raise well-adjusted children. For as long as Buster and Annie Fang can remember, they starred (unwillingly) in their parents’ madcap pieces. But now that they are grown up, the chaos of their childhood has made it difficult to cope with life outside the fishbowl of their parents’ strange world.

 

Library Hours Changing

Due to budget constraints that have reduced our staff hours an additional 24% over the course of this year we will be reducing the Library's service hours. As of December 2, 2011 the Library will be closed on Fridays. While we regret this necessity, the change will allow us to reallocate the remaining staff hours to provide the best service possible. New hours:

Mon - Thu   9:00a - 9:00p
Friday         CLOSED
Saturday  10:00a - 5:00p
Sunday      1:00p - 5:00p