Happy 50th Birthday!

50th Birthday Celebration Events

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JUL 2014

  • Mid-June through July, Annual Summer Reading Club. Flashback: our favorite Summer Reading Club programs from summers past.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2:00p, FilmFest '64 featuring movie hits from 1964. Plot synopsis: Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. Starring Sean Connery and Gerte Frobe. Directed by Guy Hamilton.
  • Saturday, July 26, Birthday Bash - 11:00am - 4:00pm. Featuring Crafts for kids, Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Indoor Miniature Golf, a Concert by Toppermost Beatles tribute band (2:00pm), and - of course - Birthday Cake.
  • Month-long display: Sports 1964. Circulation Lobby

AUG 2014 Read more

1960s Era Car Show Registration

Waterford Township Public Library and Steve’s European Automotive are partnering to present a 1960’s era car show. Participants will have a chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prize trophies. All attendees will have a chance to vote for their favorite cars.
Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Participant arrival time: 5 - 6 pm. Participants should arrive between 5 - 6 pm for set up.
Car Show: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Waterford Township Public Library parking lot
Openings: limited to 65 vehicles
Specifications: Limited to 1960’s era vehicles only.
Please complete the form below to register your car to participate in the show.

New Event Calendar

We've updated our online calendar to better help you see all of the events and programs going on at the library. You can also register for events through the calendar and get e-mail reminders of upcoming events. If you bookmarked the old calendar, please update that to the new address. 


Michigan Activity Pass

The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network program is back! The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network is a partnership between Michigan's nearly 400 public libraries and more than 70 arts and cultural organizations.  Library patrons will use their valid library card to reserve and print a pass, either from home or the library. Then simply take the pass to the cultural attraction and present it to staff, that's all there is to it! Read more

Photo Sessions for 50th Birthday Photo Album

Album PhotoBack by popular demand, award-winning Photographer, Mari Latozas (Photography by Mari) will take your photo for the series of posters that make up our Birthday Photo Album. Feel free to bring a prop related to what you love. And, if you like, share a memory about the Library. The posters from all sessions will be on display at the Library throughout the year. We are partnering with local businesses who are sponsoring the photo sessions as noted below. Photos from these sessions will be on display at the sponsor's business as well. Read more

Enterprise: our new library catalog

The online catalog of our holdings (along with the holdings of over 50 other public libraries in southeast Michigan) has a new interface called Enterprise.  We think you'll find that it is "smarter," easier to use, and does a better job of helping you find what you're looking for. It should work on mobile devices, too.
Please note, Enterprise is best viewed with these web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer v10 or higher. It also functions well in Android web browser, Chrome for Android, Firefox for Android and Safari for iOS. (Android v4.3, iOS v7.04).

Cool features:

•             The scrolling "Rivers" on the main page show you in an appealing graphic way what our newest materials are.  Click on “Waterford – New Books” to see what other rivers are available, then click on one to switch to it and start viewing it.

•             "Facets" on the left side of the screen of search results lists can help you limit and narrow down your search results. In eLibrary (our old catalog) you narrowed your search parameters and then searched.  In our new catalog you execute your search first and then narrow your results by including or excluding the various possible aspects and categories, or "facets" of the items in the list. Read more

Printing from Your Laptop on the Library’s Wireless Network

Image of PrinterThe library is pleased to announce the availability of a new service that allows users of the library’s wireless public Internet network to print from their own laptop computers to the public printers in the library. This service is available for users with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP or Mac OS X on their portable computers. Please see the librarians at the Reference Desks for more information. Note: Access to this service is limited to computers connected to the wireless network within the library. 


Hold Notification by Text Message

Interested in getting a text message notifying you when your latest hold is available? You can now sign up for text message notification when you hold is ready to be picked up. Follow these instructions on how to sign up for the service. 

Digital Magazines from Zinio for Libraries

zinio logoThe Waterford Township Library now provides you with Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries.  These emagazines can be viewed from cover to cover online, or offline through the Zinio apps.  They can be downloaded to a PC, Mac, iPad, and some Android tablets.  Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish. There are approximately 200 popular magazines in our collection, including Consumer Reports, Newsweek, PC Magazine, and more.

Waterford Township Library Zinio Basics for new users

What you need:

To be a Waterford or Lake Angelus resident with a current Waterford Township Library card
An email account
Ability to go online with a computer (pc or mac), ipad, or compatible Android tablet

What you need to do:

Zinio for Libraries requires you to create two account logins – a Library Collection Account to browse the collection, as well as a free zinio.com Viewer Account to read magazines online, or deliver those magazines to a Zinio Reader app on your computer or mobile device.

Go to  https://www.rbdigital.com/thelibrarynetworkmi/zinio

Click (or tap) on "Create New Account". Read more

The Library has ebooks

Do you have a Kindle, iPad, Nook, or Android tablet? Did you know you can borrow ebooks from the library to put on your device? You can! Go to our Download Destination site, powered by Overdrive. You'll need to be a Waterford or Lake Angelus resident, and know your library card number and pin. And you'll likely need to use the "Help" feature at the upper right part of  the Download Destination home page to see how to do it. There are help videos available to view, also. Tip: once you're ready to check something out, if you want to find something that is available for checkout right then, use the advanced search, pick your format, check off the box that says "only show titles with copies available", and then click "search".  Due to the high demand for copies of library ebooks you'll often have to place a hold and be on a waiting list for popular titles.  If you get stuck or have trouble, come on in to the adult reference desk, or give us a call - we'll do our best to help.