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

These classes are put on by the Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy, located in Waterford, and you can be assured there is no sales agenda connected with any of them!

Estate Planning with Mike Hughes

Do you really need a trust? Learn other options for avoiding probate and proper use of Power of Attorney.
Monday September 14, 7pm

Social Security with Scott Smith

What claiming options are available? How are benefits taxed? How do you qualify for benefits? Learn why waiting to claim may cost you money…or make you money.

Wednesday October 15, 7pm OR
Thursday November 19, 7pm
Investment Fees with Brian Lakkides

Understanding 401k Fees: not all fees are obvious; how hidden fees reduce return Investing Strategies:
benefits of asset allocation; Index Funds vs. Active funds.
Tuesday September 22, 7pm

Education Funding with Aaron Carey

Education Funding: complicated and expensive. Learn strategies available during the saving phase as well as your options when it’s time to start paying tuition. 

Thursday October 22, 7pm
Budeting with David Dieterle

Budgeting, like life, is full of trade-offs. Learn methods and ideas on how to make economics work for you.
Wednesday September 30, 7pm

Income Tax Planning with Brian Weiland

It’s more complex than ever; learn about the different strategies the IRS allows that could help reduce your income tax bill for the year. 

Wednesday December 9, 7pm


Ask the “Tech Guy”

Saturday   September 12 10:30am – 1pm
Saturday   October 10 10:30am – 1pm

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.


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Thursday September 17, 7pm 

Jessie Metzler from “All Social Jessie” will help you learn how to perfect your presence on LinkedIn, the social media site used for professional networking. 


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

Saturday September 19
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 kindle, ipad, nook, 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.

Boogie-woogie Blues & Ragtime Performance
Thursday, September 24,  7pm

Ragtime, Boogie & Blues pianist Matthew Ball brings his rollickin’ concert of old-time piano fun with favorites like Swanee River, Waltzing Matilda, The Entertainer, Over the Rainbow, Those were the Days, Bumble Boogie, Chopsticks Boogie and so many more.  

Volunteer Fair
Saturday September 26

2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Community Room

Come see what organizations can use your time and skills to help the community.

Time for a De-Clutter
Thursday October 1, 7pm

Soo Porter, a professional organizer, will give an “organizing 101” presentation, as well as tips on how to maintain your organized space once you have created it.

Silver Antiques
Wednesday, October 14, 7pm

Antiques expert Mr. Bob Ramsey will speak about a variety of silver items and do one appraisal for each attendee. Registration is required and space is limited for this program.

How to get e-magazines from the library with Zinio (free!)
Saturday October 17 10:30am

Bring your laptop, iPad, or tablet if you have one, if not, we can provide you with a laptop for this class. Limited to 5 people. We will add additional classes if needed. Held in the Conference Room.

Genealogy 101 
Saturday October 3, 9:30am-1pm

An introduction to the basics of genealogical research including basic techniques, reference tools, and strategies; library research, the U.S. census as a source, the use of Ancestry and HeritageQuest, vital records, church records, and city directories. Taught by Mr. Irvin Rabideau, who has been involved in genealogical research, teaching, publication and lecturing for over 40 years.

Genealogy 102
Saturday November 7, 9:30am-1pm

Topics covered include: geographic sources, brick-wall busting techniques, genealogy software evaluation and demonstration, GEDCOM files, creating web pages. Taught by Mr. Irvin Rabideau.



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.