Events for February

Rivane Neuenschwander: Zé Carioca e Amigos (Zé Carioca contra o goleiro Gastão) [Joe Carioca and Friends (Joe Carioca vs. the Goalkeeper Gastão / 1961)] February 01, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

Between 1941 and 1943, Walt Disney and a team of his employees made several trips to Latin America. A manifestation of the “Good Neighbor Policy” initiated by the Roosevelt administration in 1933, these visits were designed to bolster pan-American alliances. However politically unifying Disney’s encounters were meant to be, they yielded curious, even contradictory results: in a string of films released beginning in 1942, his animators introduced José, or, more familiarly, “Zé,” Carioca, the “Brazilian jitterbird.” A cigar-smoking, soccer-loving parrot from Rio, Carioca embodied multiple cultural stereotypes, serving, in the words of Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967), “to crystallize the national image of the malandro (rascal).” Since 1961 the character of Zé Carioca has starred in a series of wildly popular Brazilian comic books, which Neuenschwander grew up reading. This complex figure—conceived as an instrument of capitalist diplomacy but by now also a national symbol—has inspired several bodies of work by the artist since 2004. For the series to which this piece belongs, she scrubs images and text from the original Carioca comics, leaving intact only the narrative’s graphic architecture. She then enlarges these comic-book panels and transfers them to a wall, inviting members of the public to write or draw directly onto them. With this gesture, Neuenschwander substitutes self- and collective expression for ideology masquerading as popular culture. Image Featured: Rivane Neuenschwander, Zé Carioca e amigos (O rapto da donzela) / Joe Carioca and friends (The Abduction of the Maiden), 2005. Wall paint, chalk, eraser, wood tray, dimensions variable. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA. Photo by Whitney Curtis

In the Studio: Picasso’s Vollard Suite February 01, 2017, 10:00 am

The Vollard Suite (1930–37) is the most significant prints series made by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). Containing one hundred etchings, a selection of which are on view at the Colby Museum, it was commissioned by the art dealer Ambroise Vollard in Paris. Inspired by his work in sculpture, Picasso made the relationship between artist and model in the sculptor’s studio the suite’s central theme. This relationship is one of the most symbolically charged in the history of art. Many male artists have regarded the studio as a masculine space of creativity and have viewed the female model’s body as a source of inspiration and a symbol of their ability to transform life into art. Picasso draws from these art historical precedents and the world of classical mythology to explore the nature of creativity. In the suite, Picasso’s studio is a sanctuary for aesthetic contemplation, self-discovery, and artistic mastery. In this imagined space, Picasso scrutinizes the philosophical and psychological underpinnings of his relationship to the model and, by extension, to art. Melding various styles, media, and art historical references, Picasso destabilizes fixed notions of artist and model. Both are shown in various physical and mental states as figures caught in a free-flowing process of creation. He mythologizes the artist’s creative power to direct his ever-changing relationship with the model, life, and art. Despite the suite’s expanded sense of creativity, Picasso is still grounded in an art historical tradition in which creativity is a gendered activity that the male artist enacts on the female body. Featured Image: Pablo Picasso, Minotaure aveugle guidé par une filette dans la nuit (Blind Minotaur Led by a Little Girl in the Night), 1934. Etching, 15 3/16 x 19 13/16 in. (38.7 x 50.4 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 006.2016. Photo by Gary Green. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Lucinda Bliss: Tracking the Border February 01, 2017, 12:00 pm

Lucinda Bliss: Tracking the Border: An Interrogation of Political, Natural, and Interior Borders January 11 - February 25 Tracking the Border is the culminating event of a year-long project supported by a Kindling Grant from the Warhol Foundation. The project focused on the artist’s navigation of the 611 miles that make up the Maine-Canada border. The resulting work takes many forms, including installation, drawing, and photography, all of which will be represented in the Common Street Arts exhibit, alongside other, related bodies of work. Several years ago, Bliss’ passion for running began to influence her drawings–GPS records of her runs became source material for works on paper. This process then began to inform a range of approaches to considering place, environmental concerns, and issues of identity. Though the Tracking the Border project was initially inspired by global politics–Lucinda was in Paris during the attacks in the fall of 2015–throughout the year, her exploration became increasingly linked to personal questions about gender and power. Mirroring the conceptual shift, photographic processes became a more central part of the artist’s creative process. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2017 4pm-6pm Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 12pm-5pm Saturday 10am – 1pm CLOSED: Sunday-Tuesday For more information visit: http://commonstreetarts.com/event/lucinda-bliss-tracking-the-border-an-interrogation-of-political-natural-and-interior-borders/

Beginning Drumming Class, Snow Pond Drumline  February 02, 2017, 6:00 pm, Waterville Creates!

Beginning Drumming is a great way to get started playing percussion or to expand the skills you have. Beginning Drumline members will learn to play the drums in the percussion battery, beginning with snare drum. Experience the thrill and structure of playing as a united group. Enjoy the companionship and team spirit of working together to create a unified rhythmic force! Open to students in grades 7-12. Younger students may participate with instructor’s permission. Practice pads and sticks will be provided for home practice. Thursdays, February 2 – March 30, 2017 6:00-7:00pm No class on February 23. Cost: $60 Financial Aid available. Register and access Financial Aid application online at www.snowpondcommunitymusic.org

Teen Movie Night!  February 02, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular movie!

 

The movie changes every week!

To discover which movie is playing this week, go to the Library's calendar event: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=5747

Please call (207 ) 872-5433 or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees under the age of 18!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Energy Healing Circle  February 02, 2017, 6:15 pm

This is a FREE event where people from all backgrounds can come together to collectively raise healing enery (positive thoughts, good vibes, prayers, etc.) to be shared with the group or sent out to all who request it. No previous experiencce is necessary, just in interest in helping raise the energy. Donations will be accepted at the door. If you are unable to attend but would like healing energy sent to you or someone else, please send a message with the name, age and town/city of the person.

You’re Speaking My Language February 02, 2017, 4:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

Join us on Thursdays for a new language-based social event to practice your language skills and converse with other art lovers. To suggest another language, contact Assistant for Access and Outreach Miriam Valle-Mancilla.

1st Thursday of the month: Español/Français
2nd Thursday of the month: русский/Deutsch
3rd Thursday of the month: Italiano/中文

Rhymetime for babies, toddlers and their grownups! February 03, 2017, 10:30 am, Waterville Public Library

Babies are born ready to learn!  By singing, clapping, and sharing stories with their grownups, children from birth to age 3 gain valuable skills and knowledge for later learning success.  

Join us at the Waterville Public Library for a half-hour of active fun!  

It's Only a Play  February 03, 2017, 7:30 pm

A celebration of theatre at its best . . . and theatre people behaving their not-so-best. It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play on Broadway as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the lines, he shares the big First Night with his television star best friend, the novice but wealthy producer, the pill-popping leading lady, the unstable yet genius director, and a lethal drama critic. Tickets: $21 Adults, $19 Youth/Senior

PechaKucha Night Waterville V23  February 03, 2017, 6:20 pm

PechaKucha Night Waterville v23 will take place on Friday, February 3, 2017 (snow date: 2/4/17) at Thomas College in Waterville, ME 04901. Free and open to the public, the event will feature a mix and mingle reception with complimentary refreshments and cash bar from 6:20p-7:20p. Presentations will begin at 7:20p. The PK WTVL volume 23 presenters are Helene Farrar, Khristopher Flack, Dwight Gagnon, Kevin James, Dean Lachance, Argy Nestor & Lindsay Pinchbeck, Rachel Prestigiacomo, and Lyn Rowden. Joan Sanzenbacher will be the emcee. PK WTVL v23 is a proud partnership with the Camden Conference and Mid-Maine Global Forum. Presentations about refugees and global migration will be featured along with several presentations on a kaleidoscope of other topics. PechaKucha Night Waterville volume 23 will be a fantastic night of laughter, community, storytelling, creativity, and celebration! PK WTVL is a fun, creative networking event for the entire community featuring diverse presenters faced with the same dynamic challenge: telling a compelling story in 20×20. PK WTVL is presented by a volunteer Team PK, Waterville Creates!, and the Waterville Public Library. The Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities is the 2016-2017 PK WTVL season sponsor. PK WTVL V23 is a proud partnership with the Camden Conference and Mid-Maine Global Forum. PK WTVL v23 will take place in the Spann Student Commons at Thomas College, 180 West River Road, Waterville, ME 04901. FMI: https://www.facebook.com/PKNWaterville

It's Only a Play  February 04, 2017, 7:30 pm

A celebration of theatre at its best . . . and theatre people behaving their not-so-best. It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play on Broadway as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the lines, he shares the big First Night with his television star best friend, the novice but wealthy producer, the pill-popping leading lady, the unstable yet genius director, and a lethal drama critic. Tickets: $21 Adults, $19 Youth/Senior

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land  February 04, 2017, 1:00 pm

This performance is an HD broadcast from London.

By: Harold Pinter

 

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic.

 

Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors

Cinema Explorations: As I Open My Eyes  February 04, 2017, 10:00 am, Railroad Square Cinema

The 2017 Cinema Explorations series continues with screenings of AS I OPEN MY EYES on February 4 and 5 at 10 AM at Railroad Square Cinema. Free bagels provided by Bagel Mainea. This music-filled, French-Tunisian production is set in Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution, and depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life, as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid’s feature offers a nuanced portrait of the implications of the Arab Spring on the lives of young people in the region, while also creating a complex story about a young woman using art to transform her reality. “Ms. Medhaffer has the charisma, if not the voice, of a young Joan Baez.” – New York Times. “Best fictional film yet about the Arab Spring.” – Indiewire. “Showcases a standout lead performance by first-timer Baya Medhaffar.” -Variety. Cinema Explorations is a venture of the Maine Film Center dedicated to fostering the voices and choices of our community of film lovers. Our winter film series is programmed by a volunteer steering committee drawn from this community. Our goals are to present works of cinema from around the world that will enrich, educate and entertain filmgoers and encourage the shared experience of communal film viewing and thoughtful discussion. Full list of 2017 Cinema Explorations screenings: The Anthropologist January 14 & 15, 10:00am Speed Sisters January 28 & 29, 10:00am As I Open My Eyes February 4 & 5, 10:00am Disturbing the Peace February 11 & 12, 10:00am After the Storm February 25 & 26, 10:00am The Babushkas of Chernobyl March 4 & 5, 10:00am

February 04, 2017, 10:00 am

Lucinda Bliss: Tracking the Border: An Interrogation of Political, Natural, and Interior Borders January 11 - February 25 Tracking the Border is the culminating event of a year-long project supported by a Kindling Grant from the Warhol Foundation. The project focused on the artist’s navigation of the 611 miles that make up the Maine-Canada border. The resulting work takes many forms, including installation, drawing, and photography, all of which will be represented in the Common Street Arts exhibit, alongside other, related bodies of work. Several years ago, Bliss’ passion for running began to influence her drawings–GPS records of her runs became source material for works on paper. This process then began to inform a range of approaches to considering place, environmental concerns, and issues of identity. Though the Tracking the Border project was initially inspired by global politics–Lucinda was in Paris during the attacks in the fall of 2015–throughout the year, her exploration became increasingly linked to personal questions about gender and power. Mirroring the conceptual shift, photographic processes became a more central part of the artist’s creative process. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2017 4pm-6pm Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 12pm-5pm Saturday 10am – 1pm CLOSED: Sunday-Tuesday For more information visit: http://commonstreetarts.com/event/lucinda-bliss-tracking-the-border-an-interrogation-of-political-natural-and-interior-borders/

Art + Storytelling: Oh, What a Hat February 04, 2017, 11:00 am

Join us for a brief exploration of the Colby Museum of Art. After, we will read a children’s book. Children and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create their own works of art. This program is designed for preschoolers and toddlers.

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki February 04, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is the first American retrospective of this pioneering Chinese-French artist. Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) immigrated to Paris in 1948 and soon took the international art world by storm. Renowned for the fluidity with which he moved between European modernism and Chinese aesthetics, Zao’s work is distinguished by his unique approach to abstraction.

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is co-organized by the Colby College Museum of Art and Asia Society Museum, New York. The exhibition is cocurated by Dr. Melissa Walt, Research Associate, Colby College; Dr. Ankeney Weitz, Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jetté Professor of Art, Colby College; and Michelle Yun, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Asia Society.

Image featured: Zao Wou-Ki, Décembre 89–Février 90—Quadriptyque (December 89–February 90—Quadriptych) (detail), 1989–90. Oil on canvas. Each canvas: 63 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. (162 x 100 cm); overall: 63 3/4 x 157 1/2 in. (162 x 400 cm). Private collections, Taiwan. © Zao Wou-Ki/ProLitteris, Zurich. Photography by Jean-Louis Losi

It's Only a Play  February 05, 2017, 2:00 pm

A celebration of theatre at its best . . . and theatre people behaving their not-so-best. It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play on Broadway as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the lines, he shares the big First Night with his television star best friend, the novice but wealthy producer, the pill-popping leading lady, the unstable yet genius director, and a lethal drama critic. Tickets: $21 Adults, $19 Youth/Senior

Rivane Neuenschwander: Zé Carioca e Amigos (Zé Carioca contra o goleiro Gastão) [Joe Carioca and Friends (Joe Carioca vs. the Goalkeeper Gastão / 1961)] February 05, 2017, 12:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

Between 1941 and 1943, Walt Disney and a team of his employees made several trips to Latin America. A manifestation of the “Good Neighbor Policy” initiated by the Roosevelt administration in 1933, these visits were designed to bolster pan-American alliances. However politically unifying Disney’s encounters were meant to be, they yielded curious, even contradictory results: in a string of films released beginning in 1942, his animators introduced José, or, more familiarly, “Zé,” Carioca, the “Brazilian jitterbird.” A cigar-smoking, soccer-loving parrot from Rio, Carioca embodied multiple cultural stereotypes, serving, in the words of Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967), “to crystallize the national image of the malandro (rascal).” Since 1961 the character of Zé Carioca has starred in a series of wildly popular Brazilian comic books, which Neuenschwander grew up reading. This complex figure—conceived as an instrument of capitalist diplomacy but by now also a national symbol—has inspired several bodies of work by the artist since 2004. For the series to which this piece belongs, she scrubs images and text from the original Carioca comics, leaving intact only the narrative’s graphic architecture. She then enlarges these comic-book panels and transfers them to a wall, inviting members of the public to write or draw directly onto them. With this gesture, Neuenschwander substitutes self- and collective expression for ideology masquerading as popular culture. Image Featured: Rivane Neuenschwander, Zé Carioca e amigos (O rapto da donzela) / Joe Carioca and friends (The Abduction of the Maiden), 2005. Wall paint, chalk, eraser, wood tray, dimensions variable. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA. Photo by Whitney Curtis

In the Studio: Picasso’s Vollard Suite February 05, 2017, 12:00 pm

The Vollard Suite (1930–37) is the most significant prints series made by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). Containing one hundred etchings, a selection of which are on view at the Colby Museum, it was commissioned by the art dealer Ambroise Vollard in Paris. Inspired by his work in sculpture, Picasso made the relationship between artist and model in the sculptor’s studio the suite’s central theme. This relationship is one of the most symbolically charged in the history of art. Many male artists have regarded the studio as a masculine space of creativity and have viewed the female model’s body as a source of inspiration and a symbol of their ability to transform life into art. Picasso draws from these art historical precedents and the world of classical mythology to explore the nature of creativity. In the suite, Picasso’s studio is a sanctuary for aesthetic contemplation, self-discovery, and artistic mastery. In this imagined space, Picasso scrutinizes the philosophical and psychological underpinnings of his relationship to the model and, by extension, to art. Melding various styles, media, and art historical references, Picasso destabilizes fixed notions of artist and model. Both are shown in various physical and mental states as figures caught in a free-flowing process of creation. He mythologizes the artist’s creative power to direct his ever-changing relationship with the model, life, and art. Despite the suite’s expanded sense of creativity, Picasso is still grounded in an art historical tradition in which creativity is a gendered activity that the male artist enacts on the female body. Featured Image: Pablo Picasso, Minotaure aveugle guidé par une filette dans la nuit (Blind Minotaur Led by a Little Girl in the Night), 1934. Etching, 15 3/16 x 19 13/16 in. (38.7 x 50.4 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 006.2016. Photo by Gary Green. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Cinema Explorations: As I Open My Eyes  February 05, 2017, 10:00 am, Railroad Square Cinema

The 2017 Cinema Explorations series continues with screenings of AS I OPEN MY EYES on February 4 and 5 at 10 AM at Railroad Square Cinema. Free bagels provided by Bagel Mainea. This music-filled, French-Tunisian production is set in Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution, and depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life, as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid’s feature offers a nuanced portrait of the implications of the Arab Spring on the lives of young people in the region, while also creating a complex story about a young woman using art to transform her reality. “Ms. Medhaffer has the charisma, if not the voice, of a young Joan Baez.” – New York Times. “Best fictional film yet about the Arab Spring.” – Indiewire. “Showcases a standout lead performance by first-timer Baya Medhaffar.” -Variety. Cinema Explorations is a venture of the Maine Film Center dedicated to fostering the voices and choices of our community of film lovers. Our winter film series is programmed by a volunteer steering committee drawn from this community. Our goals are to present works of cinema from around the world that will enrich, educate and entertain filmgoers and encourage the shared experience of communal film viewing and thoughtful discussion. Full list of 2017 Cinema Explorations screenings: The Anthropologist January 14 & 15, 10:00am Speed Sisters January 28 & 29, 10:00am As I Open My Eyes February 4 & 5, 10:00am Disturbing the Peace February 11 & 12, 10:00am After the Storm February 25 & 26, 10:00am The Babushkas of Chernobyl March 4 & 5, 10:00am

No Limits Zao Wou-Ki February 05, 2017, 12:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is the first American retrospective of this pioneering Chinese-French artist. Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) immigrated to Paris in 1948 and soon took the international art world by storm. Renowned for the fluidity with which he moved between European modernism and Chinese aesthetics, Zao’s work is distinguished by his unique approach to abstraction.

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is co-organized by the Colby College Museum of Art and Asia Society Museum, New York. The exhibition is cocurated by Dr. Melissa Walt, Research Associate, Colby College; Dr. Ankeney Weitz, Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jetté Professor of Art, Colby College; and Michelle Yun, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Asia Society.

Image featured: Zao Wou-Ki, Décembre 89–Février 90—Quadriptyque (December 89–February 90—Quadriptych) (detail), 1989–90. Oil on canvas. Each canvas: 63 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. (162 x 100 cm); overall: 63 3/4 x 157 1/2 in. (162 x 400 cm). Private collections, Taiwan. © Zao Wou-Ki/ProLitteris, Zurich. Photography by Jean-Louis Losi

Teen Game Night!  February 06, 2017, 4:00 pm

Starting January 23rd, join us in the Teen Room every Monday from 4-6pm for Game Night!


There will be board games available as well as games for the Library's Wii and PS3!

This program is free and open to attendees under the age of 18.
Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, 
or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Crafternoons: Heart Wreaths!  February 07, 2017, 2:30 pm

Drop by the Children's Department between 2:30 and 4 and make something fabulous! A different project each week, designed for kids 5 and up. If you're younger than 7, please bring a grownup helper.   

This week:  Heart Wreaths!

Paper Heart Wreaths

Green Drinks Waterville  February 07, 2017, 5:00 pm, The Proper Pig

Come join KV Connect, Waterville’s young professionals group, for an exciting evening of networking and socialization once a month while helping to support a great cause! This month, we’re supporting the Humane Society Waterville Area! Green Drinks Waterville is part of the international Green Drinks network, which is an informal and volunteer-managed social networking group built around a common interest and passion for the environment, sustainability and community. We invite you to join us for great food, drinks and conversation with your friends, colleagues and neighbors! $5 Suggested donation at the door - all proceeds raised will go to the Humane Society Waterville Area to help them continue to do their important work in our community! For more information visit the Waterville Main Street event listing here: http://watervillemainstreet.org/event/green-drinks-waterville/

Ukuleles at the Library February 09, 2017, 6:00 pm

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious what the international Uke phenomenon is all about, join us for our twice-monthly meet-up.  
Our group is informal, we learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.  
Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don't have your own.  


We use a common songbook, but continue to glean songs from other sources.  We use the songbook preferred by  many other Uke groups in Maine and elsewhere: "The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living" by Liz and Jim Beloff.  

 http://www.dailyukulele.com/

The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim's books to check out:   http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S41?/abeloff/abeloff/1%2C2%2C5%2CB/exact&FF=abeloff+liz&1%2C2%2C
The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
 Bull Moose http://www.bullmoose.com/
Or, through the authors' website http://www.dailyukulele.com/  or various online retailers.  There's even a Kindle version. 

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 additional online chord and lyric sources members of our group recommend -- these are guitar-based arrangements, mostly:

Chordie http://www.chordie.com/

Ultimate Guitar Tabs  http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

Lost With You  February 09, 2017, 7:30 pm, Strider Theater - Runnals Building

Original music by Josua Lutian ’18, and book and lyrics by Katie Monteleone ’18 Lost With You is a new musical that tells the story of a family of four who never seem to be in sync with one another. Emulating her mother as a successful owner of a local iced tea company, Juliette sells lemonade in the hopes of one day getting out of the small town and becoming somebody. Meanwhile, Juliette’s older brother Jerome spends his days playing chess alone, never having felt like he belonged anywhere. When a new boy named Nick moves into town, everything changes. Jerome suddenly finds himself lost in the possibility of having met someone who makes him feel something real for the first time. A heartwarming story about family and acceptance, Lost With You explores what it means to find happiness in a place you never thought you would.

Teen Movie Night!  February 09, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular movie!

 

The movie changes every week!

To discover which movie is playing this week, go to the Library's calendar event: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=5748

Please call (207 ) 872-5433 or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees under the age of 18!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Spring Open House  February 09, 2017, 4:30 pm

Enjoy a celebration of the Colby Museum’s new exhibitions, Anna Jermolaewa: Leninopad (Leninfall), Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I, and No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki. 4:30–6 pm Gallery tours and art making for all ages 6:30–8:30 pm Live music and reception with food and drinks (21+ bring ID) 7 pm Afro-Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons invites you to a collaborative performance with musicians, visual art, and a poetry reading. Organized by the Art Department with the support of the Colby College Museum of Art, Center for the Arts and Humanities, Pugh Center, Pugh Community Board, Dean of College, Latin American Studies Program, American Studies, African-American Studies, Spanish Department, and Theater and Dance Department.

Performance: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Llego FeFa.Remedios II  February 09, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join us at the Colby Museum of Art. Afro-Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons invites you to a collaborative performance with musicians, visual art, and a poetry reading. Organized by the Art Department with the support of the Colby College Museum of Art, Center for the Arts and Humanities, Pugh Center, Pugh Community Board, Dean of College, Latin American Studies Program, American Studies, African-American Studies, Spanish Department, and Theater and Dance Department.

Central Maine Tech Night  February 09, 2017, 5:00 pm, Hathaway Creative Center

Thursday, February 9 from 5-7 PM you will have an opportunity to get out of the house and get inspired by speakers from various technology backgrounds.

Imagine this: an evening out of the cold that offers valuable information and a truly engaging social experience with colleagues and peers.

At Central Maine Tech Night you can expect to connect with like-minded individuals that share a passion for learning, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

This month CGI will be holding an open house on the first floor of the Hathaway Center in Waterville. Come and enjoy a frothy pint of beer or a tasty glass of wine and learn about CGI - who they are, what they do, and their future goals with the Waterville community.

Speaker: Andrew Thompson, Director, Wausau Domestic Solutions

Andrew is the Director of Wausau Domestic Solutions, a division of CGI. He comes from a diverse, yet far from boring, background of information technology and project management. Those who have worked with Andrew over the years describe him as being “the best project manager” they’ve ever worked with.

CGI delivers IT solutions to businesses with complex technology needs across the globe. Their purpose is to identify these needs and design innovative solutions and digital platforms that will foster long-term company growth for their clients.

In addition to CGI, Andrew is the Founder and Owner of Elevate Groups, LLC where he collaborates with companies in areas of business and sales strategy, entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, teamwork, and business negotiations. In 2007 he founded a retail company called JAR Products that sells a line of hot sauces of which he states was “started because we make our own hot sauce and it’s frankly better than anything in stores.”

Central Maine Tech Night Agenda

5:00 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Central Maine Growth Council will welcome CGI Corp to the Waterville business Community.

5:15 Guest Speaker: Andrew Thompson will speak about CGI, who they are, what they do, and future goals

5:30 Social Hour: Appetizers and cash bar (beer and wine)

5:30 to 6:30 Tours: CGI will give tours of their new space

6:30 Tech Night Rollout: Tracy O’Clair, CEO/President of TOCmedia, and Andrew Thompson will speak about Tech Night and the associated upcoming events.

7:00

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I February 09, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

Of the more than 170 lithographs that American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) produced between 1916 and 1924, twenty belong to his “War Series.” Graphic Matters reflects on the centennial of American entry into World War I by reexamining Bellows’s prints for the timely questions they raise about representation, aestheticized and institutionalized violence, nationalism, and masculinity.
Image featured: George Wesley Bellows, Massacre at Dinant (Village Massacre), 1918. Lithograph on onion skin paper, 18 5/8 x 30 3/8 in. (47.3 x 77.3 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 117.2013

Noontime Art Talk: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons  February 10, 2017, 12:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

Join us at the Colby College Museum for a Noontime Art Talk. Afro-Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons will speak about her work. Please RSVP by February 1st to attend the lunch following the lecture. This event is supported by the James M. Carpenter Lecture Fund.

National Theatre Live: Amadeus  February 11, 2017, 1:00 pm

This performance is an HD broadcast from London.

By: Peter Shaffer

 

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

 

Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors

Cinema Explorations: Disturbing the Peace  February 11, 2017, 10:00 am, Railroad Square Cinema

The 2017 Cinema Explorations series continues with screenings of DISTURBING THE PEACE on February 11 and 12 at 10 AM at Railroad Square Cinema. Free bagels provided by Bagel Mainea. DISTURBING THE PEACE is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. While based in the Middle East, DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world. Andy Webster of the New York Times noted, “their stories are compelling – and persuasive.” Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times described it as “a vital, absorbing documentary.” Cinema Explorations is a venture of the Maine Film Center dedicated to fostering the voices and choices of our community of film lovers. Our winter film series is programmed by a volunteer steering committee drawn from this community. Our goals are to present works of cinema from around the world that will enrich, educate and entertain filmgoers and encourage the shared experience of communal film viewing and thoughtful discussion. Full list of 2017 Cinema Explorations screenings: The Anthropologist January 14 & 15, 10:00am Speed Sisters January 28 & 29, 10:00am As I Open My Eyes February 4 & 5, 10:00am Disturbing the Peace February 11 & 12, 10:00am After the Storm February 25 & 26, 10:00am The Babushkas of Chernobyl March 4 & 5, 10:00am

MACE and Cirque du Geek's Valentine's Cosplay Tea Party!  February 11, 2017, 11:00 am

Love is in the air and our cosplays are desperate to leap out of the closet to be worn before all those wonderful spring conventions! Come join the Maine Association of Cosplay Enthusiasts and Cirque du Geek for our annual potluck snack and tea event at the Waterville Public Library! Cosplayers of all ages and skill levels are more than welcome, as are friends of cosplayers! We'll supply the tea and you'll supply the laughs and happy memories!

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions? Head to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1892698907618124/

Or call the Library at (207) 872-5433!

Mine Association of Cosplay Enthusiasts Waterville Public Library

24th Annual Polar Bear Dip  February 11, 2017, 10:00 am, Snow Pond Center for the Arts

Take a dip to help end hunger at the 24th Annual POLAR BEAR DIP on Saturday, 02/11/17 at 10am! Hosted by the 3 day Maine Pond Hockey Classic, the Saturday morning Dip has a great Winter Festival atmosphere! Cheer for dippers and teams teams from the on-ice Players’ Lounge with food, drinks, ice candles, fire pits, blanketed benches and music. Enjoy the Free Skate Rink, and pop up Skate Shop! All monies raised fund the Boys & Girls Clubs' Kid’s Kitchen that serves 40,000 free, hot, nutritious meals and snacks annually to an average of 190 at risk children daily. Approximately 67% of these children report this is their last meal of the day. In addition we provide weekend meals to 75 families in need weekly through the Kitchen’s Backpack program. The top Dipper wins a 55" Big Screen TV! Don your costume, gather your team, don’t forget your pledges, and head to Snow Pond to take the plunge! Register on line to dip or make a pledge.

Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy  February 11, 2017, 10:00 am

Join as at the Colby Museum to feast on traditional treats related to the Chinese New Year, view works of art by Chinese artist, and create your own drawings and brush painting inspired by Chinese calligraphy. Open to all ages.

Opus One Big Band Swing Dance and Silent Auction  February 11, 2017, 6:00 pm, Waterville Senior High School

● 6:00 PM Doors Open Silent Auction/Desserts ● 6:30 PM Swing Dance Lessons ● 7:00 PM Concert/Dance Begins Featuring: Opus One Big Band, Waterville SH and JH Jazz Bands, Ciara Hargrove on vocals Ticket Available at the Door $5.00 General Admission (age 5 and under free) $25.00 (immediate) family price cap Concert to Benefit Waterville Music Boosters Summer Camp Scholarships and funds for NYC music trip in 2018

Bolshoi: The Sleeping Beauty  February 12, 2017, 12:55 pm

February 12, 2017 at 12:55 PM Tickets: $15 adults In the palace of King Florestan XIV the wedding of his daughter, Princess Aurora, is being celebrated. Master of Ceremonies Catalabutte is checking the invitation list. The Lilac Fairy and Good Fairies appear among the courtiers and the guests coming to congratulate the Princess. They bring the newborn infant gifts, endowing her with the finest human attributes. Suddenly, a great noise is heard. The evil and powerful Carabosse Fairy drives into the ballroom with her repulsive suite. They forgot to invite her to the wedding. An irate Carabosse predicts that Aurora will die young from pricking her finger with a knitting spindle. But the Lilac Fairy intervenes: she predicts that the forces of good will neutralize the sinister spell. With a peremptory gesture, she forces Carabosse to leave the palace.

Cinema Explorations: Disturbing the Peace  February 12, 2017, 10:00 am, Railroad Square Cinema

The 2017 Cinema Explorations series continues with screenings of DISTURBING THE PEACE on February 11 and 12 at 10 AM at Railroad Square Cinema. Free bagels provided by Bagel Mainea. DISTURBING THE PEACE is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. While based in the Middle East, DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world. Andy Webster of the New York Times noted, “their stories are compelling – and persuasive.” Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times described it as “a vital, absorbing documentary.” Cinema Explorations is a venture of the Maine Film Center dedicated to fostering the voices and choices of our community of film lovers. Our winter film series is programmed by a volunteer steering committee drawn from this community. Our goals are to present works of cinema from around the world that will enrich, educate and entertain filmgoers and encourage the shared experience of communal film viewing and thoughtful discussion. Full list of 2017 Cinema Explorations screenings: The Anthropologist January 14 & 15, 10:00am Speed Sisters January 28 & 29, 10:00am As I Open My Eyes February 4 & 5, 10:00am Disturbing the Peace February 11 & 12, 10:00am After the Storm February 25 & 26, 10:00am The Babushkas of Chernobyl March 4 & 5, 10:00am

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I February 12, 2017, 12:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

Of the more than 170 lithographs that American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) produced between 1916 and 1924, twenty belong to his “War Series.” Graphic Matters reflects on the centennial of American entry into World War I by reexamining Bellows’s prints for the timely questions they raise about representation, aestheticized and institutionalized violence, nationalism, and masculinity.
Image featured: George Wesley Bellows, Massacre at Dinant (Village Massacre), 1918. Lithograph on onion skin paper, 18 5/8 x 30 3/8 in. (47.3 x 77.3 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 117.2013

Zero for Conduct / The Red Balloon (part of Monday Night Movies: Revolutions)  February 13, 2017, 7:00 pm, Waterville Opera House

Revolution begins young—and can be quiet or loud in this double bill of remarkable, timeless yet timely masterpieces from France. In the legendary Jean Vigo’s ZERO FOR CONDUCT (the basis for the 1968 IF…, starring Malcolm McDowell), four boarding school boys start a surrealist rebellion against their repressive administration and teachers. Initially banned, ZERO FOR CONDUCT now looks fresher than when it was made in the ‘30s. Paired with it is a film about the interior revolution a child can make internally by refusing to accept the world as imposed on them. Tormented by his cruel classmates, ignored, by adults, Pascal, the young hero of Albert Lamorisse’s truly charming fable, is befriended by a red balloon that starts to follow him around Paris. It is to prove, literally and otherwise, a way out. Astonishingly this 34 minute film from France won an Oscar in 1957 for Best Screenplay, as it wins the hearts of all who see it. Both films unrated but would likely be G or PG. In French with English subtitles. 44 min/34 min. 1933/1956.

Monday Night Movies Series Sponsors: Colby College Center for the Arts & Humanities and Colby Cinema Studies

Teen Game Night!  February 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

Starting January 23rd, join us in the Teen Room every Monday from 4-6pm for Game Night!


There will be board games available as well as games for the Library's Wii and PS3!

This program is free and open to attendees under the age of 18.
Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, 
or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Crafternoons: Valentines!  February 14, 2017, 2:30 pm

Drop by the Children's Department between 2:30 and 4 and make something fabulous! A different project each week, designed for kids 5 and up. If you're younger than 7, please bring a grownup helper.   

This week:  Valentines!

Hand Valentines 

Noontime Art Talk: Reproducing Museum Wall Texts: Meleko Mokgosi’s The Root of African Savages  February 14, 2017, 12:00 pm

Join us at the Colby Museum of Art! Assistant for Access and Outreach Miriam Valle-Mancilla ’16, will use Meleko Mokgosi’s The Root of African Savages to present on how a viewer’s perception of a artwork can be structured by power dynamics and cultural biases.

Teen Anime Club: "Yuri!!! On Ice"  February 14, 2017, 3:00 pm

Come join us at the Waterville Public Library for our bi-weekly anime club! 

This week we'll be watching the first two episodes of Yuri!!! on Ice

Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Join us for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing. 

This event is free and open to attendees under the age of 18. 

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

DIY Fandom Valentine's!  February 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

 Express your love for your favorite fictional characters! Card making supplies will be available in the Bartlett Room for Teens 2-5pm! 

This event is free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

K-12 Educators Only: Educator Evenings February 16, 2017, 4:00 pm

Enjoy refreshments while learning about artworks and how to incorporate them into your classroom teaching. This evening will be dedicated to a field trip experience on balance and motion. Those attending will receive contact hours for certification.

Teen Movie Night!  February 16, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular movie!

 

The movie changes every week!

To discover which movie is playing this week, go to the Library's calendar event: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=5749

Please call (207 ) 872-5433 or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees under the age of 18!

Light refreshments will be provided.

National Theatre Live: Saint Joan  February 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

This performance is an HD broadcast from London. Running time: TBA February 18, 2017 at 1:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street By: Bernard Shaw Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary. Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Vote, Coriolanus) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece. Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors

Bolshoi: Swan Lake  February 19, 2017, 12:55 pm

February 19, 2017 at 12:55 PM Tickets: $15 adults In an old German castle, the birthday of Prince Siegfried is being celebrated; today he comes of age. He is congratulatedby his mother, the Princess Mother, friends and courtiers. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight. From this day on a sense of duty, valor willbe the guiding principles in his life.

Teen Game Night!  February 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Starting January 23rd, join us in the Teen Room every Monday from 4-6pm for Game Night!


There will be board games available as well as games for the Library's Wii and PS3!

This program is free and open to attendees under the age of 18.
Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, 
or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Crafternoons: Yarn Jewelry!  February 21, 2017, 2:30 pm

Drop by the Children's Department between 2:30 and 4 and make something fabulous! A different project each week, designed for kids 5 and up. If you're younger than 7, please bring a grownup helper.   

This week:  Yarn Jewelry!

Yarn Jewelry

Cardboard Square Building Challenge!  February 21, 2017, 11:00 am

Use your imagination and use cardboard to create unique sculptures! The possibilities are endless!

Cardboard Square Building Challenge

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call(207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org 

Bookend Painting- Decorate Your Library!  February 22, 2017, 11:00 am

Personalize your library! Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens on and help make it a more colorful place!  Design a bookend based on your favorite book or fandom, the possibilities are endless!

After they're painted, the bookends will return to holding up books on the teen room shelves with a lot more style!

Bookend Painting!

This program is free, and open to the public.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

Winter Break Special -- Design our own buttons  February 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

Looking for something to do during school vacation week?  Drop by the library between 2 and 4 pm on Wednesday to design and make your own personal pins and badges.

For kids 7 and up; younger kids bring a grownup helper!

Come read with the Reader Dogs!  February 22, 2017, 3:30 pm

Come read with our friendly therapy dogs.   Great for kids who want to practice reading aloud or for families who want a calm time to read together with a furry friend.

Spaces are limited, so call 680-2604 for your appointment today!  Or stop by the Children's Desk, too!

Teen Movie Night!  February 23, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular movie!

 

The movie changes every week!

To discover which movie is playing this week, go to the Library's calendar event: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=5750

Please call (207 ) 872-5433 or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees under the age of 18!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Date Night in the Museum  February 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

Grab a date (or a friend) and head to the Colby Museum for a night of food and fun! Partner challenges such as a blindfolded sketching competition will come with prizes for the winning pair. Sponsored by the Museum’s Student Advisory Board.

Noontime Art Talk: Zao Wou-Ki and Calligraphy  February 23, 2017, 12:00 pm

Join us at the Colby Museum of Art! Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jetté Professor of Art Ankeney Weitz, co-curator of No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, will discuss the calligraphic impulse in the artist’s paintings.

Duct Tape Crafts!  February 23, 2017, 11:00 pm

Duct Tape Crafts!

What can you create with duct tape? The possibilities are endless! Come to the library and learn how to make  wallets, bow ties, and more!

 This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org 

Winter Break Special -- Slime Science  February 23, 2017, 2:00 pm

Why do slugs have slime?  Does it help them at all, besides keeping the rest of us away?   Drop by between 2 and 4 pm to find out the science behind the slime!  

Don't worry!  No actual slugs will be included in this program.  

For kids 7 and up; younger kids must bring a grownup helper.   


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Marble Maze Madness!  February 24, 2017, 11:00 am

Work in teams or on your own to create an amazing marble maze out of recycled materials!

Marble Maze Madness!

This program is free, and open to the public. For more information, please call(207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org 

Winter Break Special -- Ready-for-Spring!  February 24, 2017, 2:00 pm

Drop by the library between 2 and 4 for an activity that includes Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art:  STEAM!

Explore how seeds grow into flowers and food plants.

For kids 7 and up; younger kids must bring a grownup helper.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance: Alice in Wonderland  February 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents ALICE IN WONDERLAND, an original adaptation based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

The story begins with Alice and her older sister Margaret reading together. Margaret becomes frustrated as Alice is curious about absolutely everything. Suddenly, a White Rabbit appears from nowhere. After a quick and nonsensical conversation, Alice follows the rabbit to a strange and wonderful place. In the course of her adventures, Alice meets a band of Flowers, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Knave and the rest of the suit of Cards, a giant Caterpillar, a Fish, a Frog, the Duchess, the Cook, the Cheshire Cat, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle, a group of singing Lobsters, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and Humpty Dumpty. Through it all, Alice grows “curiouser and curiouser” as to where she is and even who she is. In the end, the answers she seeks are unimportant. Wonderland is all nonsense, anyway. As the White Rabbit explains, “Nonsense is fun!”

 

Tickets: $7 Adults, $5 Youth/Senior

Cinema Explorations: After the Storm  February 25, 2017, 10:00 am, Railroad Square Cinema

The 2017 Cinema Explorations series continues with screenings of AFTER THE STORM on February 25 and 26 at 10 AM at Railroad Square Cinema. Free bagels provided by Bagel Mainea. AFTER THE STORM is from the profoundly humanist Japanese director, Hirokazu Kore-eda (OUR LITTLE SISTER). Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. Wendy Ide of Screen International opines, “Like Kore-eda’s 2008 family drama, STILL WALKING, this is a film which is interested in the architecture, both emotional physical, of the family home.” Deborah Young of the Hollywood Reporter states, “the filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated, it sticks with you.” Cinema Explorations is a venture of the Maine Film Center dedicated to fostering the voices and choices of our community of film lovers. Our winter film series is programmed by a volunteer steering committee drawn from this community. Our goals are to present works of cinema from around the world that will enrich, educate and entertain filmgoers and encourage the shared experience of communal film viewing and thoughtful discussion. Full list of 2017 Cinema Explorations screenings: The Anthropologist January 14 & 15, 10:00am Speed Sisters January 28 & 29, 10:00am As I Open My Eyes February 4 & 5, 10:00am Disturbing the Peace February 11 & 12, 10:00am After the Storm February 25 & 26, 10:00am The Babushkas of Chernobyl March 4 & 5, 10:00am

Cinema Explorations: After the Storm  February 26, 2017, 10:00 am, Railroad Square Cinema

The 2017 Cinema Explorations series continues with screenings of AFTER THE STORM on February 25 and 26 at 10 AM at Railroad Square Cinema. Free bagels provided by Bagel Mainea. AFTER THE STORM is from the profoundly humanist Japanese director, Hirokazu Kore-eda (OUR LITTLE SISTER). Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. Wendy Ide of Screen International opines, “Like Kore-eda’s 2008 family drama, STILL WALKING, this is a film which is interested in the architecture, both emotional physical, of the family home.” Deborah Young of the Hollywood Reporter states, “the filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated, it sticks with you.” Cinema Explorations is a venture of the Maine Film Center dedicated to fostering the voices and choices of our community of film lovers. Our winter film series is programmed by a volunteer steering committee drawn from this community. Our goals are to present works of cinema from around the world that will enrich, educate and entertain filmgoers and encourage the shared experience of communal film viewing and thoughtful discussion. Full list of 2017 Cinema Explorations screenings: The Anthropologist January 14 & 15, 10:00am Speed Sisters January 28 & 29, 10:00am As I Open My Eyes February 4 & 5, 10:00am Disturbing the Peace February 11 & 12, 10:00am After the Storm February 25 & 26, 10:00am The Babushkas of Chernobyl March 4 & 5, 10:00am

KBTC: The Entertainer  February 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

KENNETH BRANAGH THEATRE COMPANY: The Entertainer This performance is an HD broadcast from London. Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission February 26, 2017 at 1:00pm (Rescheduled from November 19, 2016 due to technical difficulties) Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice. Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors

Teen Game Night!  February 27, 2017, 4:00 pm

Starting January 23rd, join us in the Teen Room every Monday from 4-6pm for Game Night!


There will be board games available as well as games for the Library's Wii and PS3!

This program is free and open to attendees under the age of 18.
Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, 
or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Crafternoons: Cardboard Cutout Necklaces!  February 28, 2017, 2:30 pm

Drop by the Children's Department between 2:30 and 4 and make something fabulous! A different project each week, designed for kids 5 and up. If you're younger than 7, please bring a grownup helper.   

This week:  Cardboard Cutout Necklaces!

Cardboard Cutout Necklaces

Teen Anime Club: "Log Horizon"  February 28, 2017, 3:00 pm

Come join us at the Waterville Public Library for our bi-weekly anime club! 

This week we'll be watching the first two episodes of Log Horizon

Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Join us for old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing. 

This event is free and open to attendees under the age of 18. 

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org.