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An Evening with M.L. Liebler

ML Liebler

Come see and hear poet M.L. Liebler Wednesday April 1 at 6pm in the Library's Community Room.

M. L. Liebler is an internationally known & widely published Detroit poet, university professor, literary arts activist and arts organizer, and he is the author of 13 books including the Award winning Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream (Wayne State University Press 2008) featuring poems written in and about Russia, Israel, Germany, Alaska and Detroit. Wide Awake won both The Paterson Poetry Prize for Literary Excellence and The American Indie Book Award for 2009. In 2005, he was named St. Clair Shores (his hometown) first Poet Laureate. Read more

Budgeting Class

Could you use a few helpful tips to help you with your household budget?budgeting road sign
We're having a free budgeting class at the library tonight (Wednesday March 18) at 7pm as part of our financial education series.
You are welcome!



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

UPDATE: Registration is full for this event.

The Waterford Genealogical Society's 12th Annual Lock-in will be held on the evening of Saturday April 18 in the library (after hours). You'll learn a lot - see the list of classes that will be offered here, and enjoy the camaraderie of other genealogists.  The fee to attend this very popular event is $25 for WGS members, and $30 for a non-member who register before April 11 (by postmark).  To attend, please fill out and mail in a registration form along with the fee. 

Cookie Baking Contest & Recipe Exchange


Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Community Room.

Take a look at the rules of the competition, register for the contest here, then bake any kind of cookies and bring them 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 cookies contain any milk, nut, soy, wheat, or egg ingredients to alert people who may have food allergies. 


  • Bakers and recipe exchange participants must be at least 18 years of age, and cannot be professional bakers or pastry chefs.
  • Cookies can’t be store-bought.
  • Each person may enter only once.
  • You MUST pre-register by Thursday, February 5th to be able to win prize money. There is a 30 person limit, and you must be present to win.
  • Cookies will be judged using a 1-10 point scale (with 10 being the best) on taste, recipe originality and appearance.

Poetry Open Mic Night

Thursday January 8, at 7pm in our Community Room. Bring your own poetry to read aloud in a supportive atmosphere! 
Local poet and teacher, Glen Armstrong, who facilitates our monthly Poetry Writer's Workshop, will host.











New movies added this week in the adult department

These new DVDs were added to our collection this week. They are ready to accept your holds!

Begin Again

Expendables 3

If I Stay

A Most Wanted Man

The Hundred Foot Journey

Transformers: Age of Extinction Read more

A Daughter's Search for her Father's Prisoner of War Story

Michigan author Laura Edge will speak about her book On the Wings of Dawn, which is a historical narrative based on the World War II experiences of her father, USAAF airman Lawrence L. Witt and, by extension, his crewmates, fellow POWs and forced march companions. Register to hear Laura speak in our Community Room on Saturday November 1 at 10:30am.

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Financial Education Series

We have arranged a series of experiential workshops on Personal Finance. Unlike seminars from Insurance or Investment companies, these workshops will adhere to the Fiduciary Standard. They are designed to be experiential and a true educational experience with NO SALES AGENDA.  cash and coins

Call the Adult Desk at 618-7694 or click on the title of each workshop to register yourself online.                                       Read more

Car show results

These were the winners of the car show we held last Friday evening in our parking lot. Winners were chosen by the votes of attendees and participants of the show. See photos below. 

1st Place: 1965 Pontiac GTO – Shelley McDonald
2nd Place: 1952 Nash-Healey Roadster – Al Ruckey
3rd Place: 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – Bill Morgan


1965 Pontiac GTO











1952 Nash-Healey Roadster
















1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1









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