Adult Programs

Registration is required for all adult programs. Please call the adult reference desk (248-618-7694), come in, or use our online events calendar to register. All programs are held in the library's Community Room unless otherwise noted.

*All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library*


Poetry Writers' Workshop - every third Thursday of the month

Computer Classes


$$$$   Financial Education Series     $$$$

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. 
Click on the title of each class to register for it.                                        

Understanding 401k Fees: not all fees are obvious; how hidden fees reduce return  401 k piggy bank
Investing Strategies: 
benefits of asset allocation; Index funds vs. Active funds

Behavioral Finance: learn why you’re your own enemy                
Thursday, January 22, 7-8pm
Instructor: Brian Lakkides, AIF® is the Managing Director of Fiduciary Firewall Consulting, Inc.; an ERISA consultancy that has been serving 401(k) plan sponsors and fiduciaries since 2004.

Income Tax Planning: it’s gotten more complex; learn about the different strategies 
IRA Strategies: Roth, Traditional, 401k Rollover 
Thursday, February 19, 7-8pm
Instructor: Brian R. Weiland. Brian Weiland is a Certified Public Accountant with an accounting degree from Walsh College of Accountancy in 1975 and a Masters of Taxation degree in 1980.

Estate Planning: do you really need a trust; learn your other options to avoid probate 
Long Term Care: how do you prepare for it; how do you deal with it
Monday March 2, 7-8pm
Instructor: Michael J. Hughes. Attorney Mike Hughes has been practicing in the estate planning and probate areas for over 33 years helping his clients protect themselves and those they love. He has his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School. He is currently a shareholder with the law firm of Munger and Associates in Clarkston, MI.

Budgeting: budgeting, like life, is full of trade-offs.  Learn methods and ideas on how to make economics work for you
Wednesday, March 18, 7-8pm
Instructor: David Dieterle, Ph.D..  David Dieterle is Chief Academic Officer of the Cygnet Institute.  He is President and Chief Academic Officer for the Michigan Council on Economic Education (MCEE), a highly- respected resource for the economic education of adults, teachers and students throughout the State of Michigan.  He is an Adjunct Professor in Economics and Finance Department at Walsh College.

Retirement Planning: it’s a numbers game, learn the rules; put it on paper 
Retirement Income Strategies: income vs. total return; 59½ and 70½ rules
Annuities:  Immediate, Fixed Interest, Index, Variable - Explain the differences
Thusday April 2, 7-8pm
Instructor: Ted Lakkides, CFP®. Ted Lakkides is the founder and President of Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization registered in Michigan that promotes economic and personal financial literacy. As an independent fee-based Registered Investment Adviser, he specializes in comprehensive financial planning under the name Cygnet Financial Freedom House.



How to borrow ebooks from the Library – drop-in help session

ebook readersSaturday June 27

10am -11:30am – All Kindle owners, please come during this time
11:30am-12:30pm – is for  iPad, nook and other device owners

Bring your nook, kindle, ipad or other device, even your laptop, and your questions. If you’ve tried and are having trouble, or if you’ve never done it before, librarians Jean and Lindsay will work with you to help you with checking out and downloading ebooks from the library. Held in the Conference Room.

Ask the “Tech Guy”

Saturday   April 11       10:30am – 1pm ~ appointments at 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, noon, and 12:30pm are possible

Computer/technology help.  One-on-one assistance with your own device or computer (bring it in with you).  Our library computer technician will do his best to troubleshoot your problem, answer your questions, or advise you on what to do. Held in the Conference Room.
Please make an appointment by calling or coming in to the adult desk. Registration required.



Afternoon Book Discussion Group  - Join our Afternoon Book Discussion Group. We meet at 1pm, the third Monday of each month in the library Community Rm. Refreshments provided. Call (248) 618-7693 to register or request a copy of the book.

Evening Book Discussion Group  - Discussions are every second Tuesday of each month in the library Conference Room at 7:00 p.m. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk and let us know if you need a copy of the book. (248) 618-7693 

Waterford Genealogical Society Meetings are held at the library.

 The Adult Services Department may be reached by phone at 248.618.7693 or 248.618.7694.