National Library Week - April 13 - 19

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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. 

Rules: Read more

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

Online Reservations for Public Computers is now available

The option to make an online reservation for our public computers is now available again. This feature was unavailable as the library transitioned to a new time and print management system for our public computers. The new online reservation system allows you to place a reservation up to 7 days in advance for any of the following computers:

  • Adult Internet
  • Children's Internet
  • Adult Database

You will need a valid library card and PIN to place a reservation. You can also view existing reservations and cancel a reservation if you no longer need it. You can do all of those activities from the main reservation page

"Ask the Tech Guy" session rescheduled

The "Ask the Tech Guy" session scheduled for Saturday, November 9, has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 23. Please see the librarians at the Adult Reference desk if you have any questions about this program. 

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf

The library received the following books and DVDs through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).

American Stories:

Connected Histories: Read more

If you have questions about health insurance

A woman from an organization called Enroll America will be here on Wednesday October 23, from 2pm to 5pm at a table in our circulation lobby.  She can answer questions from those of you who are without health insurance coverage about the steps you should take to get covered with health insurance, and what deadlines you need to be aware of.

Unique 9/11 Documentary

9-11 documentary dvd cover

"9/11" is two hours and sixteen minutes of amazing footage.On the morning of September 11, 2001, french brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on making a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules turned his camera upward - just in time to film the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center Tower 1. With cameras rolling, the Naudets follow NYC firefighters into the heart of what would become known as Ground Zero. 

If you've never seen this unique documentary, made WHILE the attacks and their immediate aftermath were actually happening, keep in mind as you're watching it, they did not know what we know now, or even what we knew from watching the news a few hours after it happened, as they were filming. In remembrance of September 11, 2001, we suggest watching "9/11".  We own two DVD copies.

 

 

Office 2010 Has Arrived!

Office 2010 LogoWe've completed the upgrade of our public computers to Office 2010. This version of Office includes all of the programs that were previously available on our public computers including:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Publisher

If you haven't used Office 2010, there are some changes to the user interface that may take some time and effort to learn. Our librarians are available to assist you with that transition. Or you can view some online guides to learn about those changes before you get started. 

Photo Contest Winners

Here are the two prize-winning photos in our amateur digital photo contest!  

Big thanks to our judges Mari Latozas of Photography by Mari, and Darren Graunstadt, president of the Waterford Cultural Council.

And thank you to all who entered. All the photos were lovely to look at.

summer picnic at hess hathaway park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Age Category prize winner: Summer picnic at Hess Hathaway Park, submitted by Elizabeth Flatoff.

 

 

Father and son celebrate Independence Day by watching fireworks on Maceday Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Age Category prize winner: Father and son celebrate Independence Day by watching fireworks on Maceday Lake, submitted by Amanda Gloth 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