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Volume 6 - Issue 10 - October 2011
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  • Monday, October 10
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Friends of the Library Used Book Drop-off Day

The Friends of the Library have CANCELED the used book donation drop-off day Saturday, October 8 due to lack of storage space.

Detroit Museum Adventure Pass (MAP)
This program will return for a fifth and final year in late May, 2012.

Thanks to the generous support of the program sponsor Macy's, as well as the collaboration of partners The Library Network, Cultural Alliance of Southeast Michigan, and Library of Michigan Foundation, a total of nearly 300,000 passes to metropolitan Detroit cultural attractions have been checked out to public library patrons in a nine county area since October, 2007.

The new MAP will be an online program. This website will enable patrons to access information about the program, to ask questions, to print tickets for free or discount admission to cultural attractions, and to get reading recommendations that relate to venues' exhibits.

Thank you for using the Detroit Museum Adventure Pass program, and we look forward to seeing you in May, 2012.

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Children's Programs (ages 0-12)
children in leaves

Saturday Specials
During the fall, we will be having a variety of programs on Saturday mornings. Most of the programs feature stories, crafts and different activities.

*** Leaves Are Falling (ages 3-5)
Saturday, October 1, 10:30a-11:15a
Stories about fall and a leaf craft for preschoolers.
Registration begins Saturday, September 24.

*** Surprise! (ages 6-8)
Saturday, October 8, 10:30a-11:30a
Is it a party? A game? An activity? Are we going to make something? Come and find out.
Registration begins Saturday, October 1.

*** Pumpkin Art (ages 9-12)
Saturday, October 15, 10:30a-11:30a
Students will be painting and decorating small pumpkins for the fall holidays.
Registration begins Saturday, October 8.

Storytimes for Children ages 0-5
Began the week of September 12 and end the week of November 14.

Storytimes are offered on a drop-in basis. No registration required.

*** Babytime (ages 6 mos.- 15 mos.)
Tuesdays - 10:00-10:30a
First Babytime is Tuesday, September 13.
*** Toddlertime (ages 16 mos. to 23 mos.)
Wednesdays - 10:00-10:30a
First Toddlertime is Wednesday, September 14.
*** Two-Year-Old Storytime
Tuesdays - 11:00-11:30a
First Two-year-old storytime is Tuesday, September 13.
*** Three-Year-Old Storytime
Wednesdays - 11:00-11:30a
First Three-year-old storytime is Wednesday, September 14.
*** Preschool Story and Craft Time (ages 4-5)
Thursday mornings - 10:00-10:45a
First Preschool Story & Craft time is Thursday, September 15.

Lego Club
Students meet on the 4th Saturday of the month to create their own Lego structure. These will be displayed in the library until the next meeting. Then the students can make new structures. We have two class times in the morning for each meeting day. You can register for a session at the Children's Desk starting two weeks in advance for one of the times: 10:15a - 11:00a, OR 11:30a - 12:15p
*** Saturday, October 22
Registration begins Saturday, October 15

More Children's programs...

Teens' Programs (ages 12-18)
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Pizza & Pages: Teen Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 5, 6:00p

Join us for pizza and a great discussion of Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick.
This book was chosen as the 2011 Thumbs Up! Award winner, an award that is voted on by teens all over Michigan. In this book, Amber is a homeless teen who lives on the school bus her mother drives. Despite these obstacles, Amber remains as optimistic as ever. But when tragedy strikes, Amber begins to question everything in her life.

Teen Reads
Looking for something new to read? Click here for links to new titles, new favorites, and undiscovered authors.

Look for Teen programs here...

Adults' Programs
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Long Term Care Financing
Thursday, October 6, 6:30pm

  • About 33% of individuals turning age 65 in 2010 will need at least 3 months of nursing home care
  • 24% will need care for more than a year, and
  • 9% will need care for more than five years
The most common misconception about long term care is that Medicare will pay for it, which is just not true. Only about 12% of nursing home costs are paid by Medicare, and this coverage is short-term following a hospitalization. Because most people do not have extra savings set aside for long term care, a solution is long term care insurance. This workshop will discuss what you need to look for when purchasing long term care insurance.
Presented by Michigan Council on Economic Education and Cygnet Institute of Personal Financial Literacy.

Your Nook and eBooks from the Library
Thursday, October 20, 6:00p

Questions about your new Nook?
Thinking about getting an eBook reader?
Representatives from Barnes & Noble will give a training and Q&A session on the Nook and Nook Color eReader devices as well as explain how to check out eBooks for Nooks through the library's access to Overdrive.

Book Discussion Groups
The Adults' Services Department has two Book Discussion Groups - a Monday afternoon group and a Tuesday evening group. Join us for great reads and stimulating discussions.
Register at the Adults' Reference desk or call
(248) 618-7693.

Upcoming books:
Tuesday, October 11 @ 7:00p
Girl in Translation
by Jean Kwok

Monday, October 17 @ 1:00p
by Carol Cassella

*** Special note ***
Welcome to the Adult Department, Andrea!

Due to staff reductions, we've made an adjustment in librarian staffing. Andrea Appel, who got her degree from Wayne State University, and has been working at the library since September 2002 as a Children's Librarian, has transferred over to the Adult Department. She's already learning and adapting quickly to the "adult side", and we're happy to have her smiling face at the Adult Desk.

More adults' programs...

Outreach Programs

Homebound Delivery
Waterford residents who are homebound either temporarily or indefinitely can arrange for home delivery of library materials. These include books in regular or large print and audio books. To arrange for this service please call Jean Hansen, (248) 618-7682.

In the Stacks
Autumn reflection

Hot New Adults' Fiction
Place your holds now to get on the list for these books!

Coming soon...
Newest movies
Follow this link for a list of new additions to both Children's and Adults' video collections.

Newest Audiobooks
Follow this link for a list of new additions to the adults' audiobooks collection.

Bestseller Donations
If you couldn't wait for that brand new book and went out and bought it, please consider donating it to the library when you've finished reading it. Budget constraints mean less copies of bestsellers and waitlists are getting long. We especially appreciate these donations of hot new titles.

What We're Reading...
If you're looking for ideas for what to read next, take a look at what our staff members are reading these days. You might find something in our Staff Picks that is right up your alley.

Did you know...
Quiet study

Waterford Library Has Spaces to Meet Your Needs
Our library is centrally located in the township on the Civic Center campus. The 27,300 square feet of space houses the collection of circulating and non-circulating materials as well as

  • Meeting room space available for rent including amenities such as Internet access, sound and projection equipment
  • Group study space by reservation
  • Assisted study (tutoring) space by reservation
  • Quiet study space on a walk-in basis
  • Casual seating to browse newspapers and magazines and tables/chairs to do work or school assignments

Library Quote of the Month
Girl & book stack

There was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to become. And that was the Public Library.

~~~ Jerzy Kosinski. From: Testimonials (for the New York Public Library)

Book Memorials & Donations
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Book memorials are a meaningful way of remembering a person, a group, an occasion or a milestone.
Donations are used to purchase books and other materials or deposited in the Library's donations account for future use.

Checks should be make payable to the Waterford Township Public Library and will be accepted by the Director.
NOTE: A partial income tax credit is allowed when you donate to a qualifying Michigan public institution such as the Waterford Township Public Library.

Friends' Fundraising Projects
There are a number of fundraising projects sponsored by the Friends of the Library beyond the Used Book Sales. Other projects are

  • VG's Community Share program: turn in your register receipts so that they can be turned into cash
  • Tote bags for sale at the Circulation Desk - NEW - polypropylene construction - $2 each. Pictured above.
  • Royal Oak Recycling - White Lake location, 10320 Highland Road. Drop off recyclables and instead of receiving cash designate the Friends of the Waterford Library as recipient.

This newsletter has been made possible by the generosity of the Waterford Friends of the Library.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter. We hope to see you in the library soon!


Joan M. Rogers, Library Director
Waterford Township Public Library

Phone: 248.674.4831
Fax: 248.674.1910