Events for May

Maker Mondays: Fandom Collages  May 01, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3pm we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

This week we'll be creating collages that celebrate favorite books, movies, and more! 

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.

Small Business Week - How to Build an Authentic Startup Community  May 01, 2017, 12:00 pm

Small Business Waterville is honoring Small Business Week in Waterville, Maine by offering a week of free programs for small business development. To learn more about the sessions and to register: smallbusinesswaterville.org. Kicking off the week long series at the noon Waterville Rotary Club meeting in the Alfond Youth Center, 2nd floor, 126 North Street in Waterville, ME 04901, Jess Knox will talk about how to build an authentic startup community in Waterville that creates jobs, attracts talent, and expands prosperity. Communities across the world are discovering that cultivating authentic startup and innovation communities are key to transforming their traditional regional economies into one that features high-aspiration companies with customers all over the world. In this presentation Jess will outline how Waterville and its region can do it for themselves and create net new jobs, attract and retain talent, and expand opportunities for increased prosperity. This session will cover what’s at the root of those strategies, the tactics and strategies needed, and the community and cultural risk-taking to make it successful. Jess B. Knox is part of Maine Accelerates Growth, Maine Startup & Create Week and Venture Hall. Jess is an agitator, movement-maker and growth consultant for high-growth companies and high-impact organizations. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but seating availability is not guaranteed for unregistered attendees. An optional $10 lunch will be available for registered attendees; pay at the door. The Small Business Week Waterville 2017 event sponsor is KeyBank and the media sponsor is TownSquare Media. Small Business Waterville is presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, TOCmedia, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates!, and Waterville Public Library.

Small Business Week - LinkedIn Alive  May 01, 2017, 1:30 pm

Small Business Waterville is honoring Small Business Week in Waterville, Maine by offering a week of free programs for small business development. To learn more about the sessions and to register: http://smallbusinesswaterville.org. Join Husson University's Career Services Director James Westhoff in the Alfond Youth Center, 2nd floor, 126 North Street in Waterville, ME 04901, for a live demonstration of LinkedIn. James will cover all aspects of using LinkedIn. This includes how to use it to make networking more powerful, to learn more about people in your areas of interest, to learn more about companies in which you may be interested, and about the fields in you may be interested. James will also cover how to market yourself more effectively through LinkedIn and other methods as that you are consistent in your message. As an extreme introvert, James will share how he has networked throughout his career and share methods that help both extroverts and introverts in this process. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but seating availability is not guaranteed for unregistered attendees. The Small Business Week Waterville 2017 event sponsor is KeyBank and the media sponsor is TownSquare Media. Small Business Waterville is presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, TOCmedia, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates!, and Waterville Public Library.

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki May 02, 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

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I May 02, 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

Crafternoons - Make a Space Shuttle!  May 02, 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: Make a Space Shuttle to celebrate May the Fourth (be with you!)

Small Business Week - QuickBooks Basic  May 02, 2017, 8:00 am

Small Business Waterville is honoring Small Business Week in Waterville, Maine by offering a week of free programs for small business development. To learn more about the sessions and to register: smallbusinesswaterville.org. A QuickBooks Basic session will be facilitated by Janet Roderick, Certified Business Adviser with the Maine Small Business Development Center. The location of the workshop is the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, 50 Elm St, Waterville, Maine 04901. This session will cover the fundamentals of QuickBooks: how to set it up, write checks, invoice customers, receive payments and pay bills. We’ll also review reports that you can easily produce to let you know how your business is doing. This workshop is designed for people who have just begun or have not yet started using QuickBooks. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but seating availability is not guaranteed for unregistered attendees. The Small Business Week Waterville 2017 event sponsor is KeyBank and the media sponsor is TownSquare Media. Small Business Waterville is presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, TOCmedia, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates!, and Waterville Public Library.

Small Business Week - Bits, Bytes, and Best Means of Telling Your Story: Go Digital Marketing  May 02, 2017, 2:00 pm

Small Business Waterville is honoring Small Business Week in Waterville, Maine by offering a week of free programs for small business development. To learn more about the sessions and to register: smallbusinesswaterville.org. Ryan Leighton & Linda Nelson of the Maine Arts Commission will offer a Bits, Bytes, and Best Means of Telling Your Story session at Waterville Creates!, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine 04901. Effective storytelling is key to making your case as an artist, arts organization, or creative entrepreneur, and has become even more important in the digital age. When people are in constant communication and everyone has the ability to distribute stories and requests with a push of the button, how will yours stand out? In this workshop we’ll focus on the what’s, why’s, where’s and how’s of digital storytelling, including: the effective use of data and analytics; new media trends; new media toolkits to boost one’s online presence; video storytelling; and social marketing through automation and sequential storytelling, location awareness, and promoting cross-industry collaboration – all in relationship to how you can create the most unique experience to achieve your goals. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but seating availability is not guaranteed for unregistered attendees. The Small Business Week Waterville 2017 event sponsor is KeyBank and the media sponsor is TownSquare Media. Small Business Waterville is presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, TOCmedia, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates!, and Waterville Public Library.

Life Drawing / Painting with Nude Model May 03, 2017, 5:30 pm, Common Street Arts

Seasoned and aspiring visual artists are invited to participate in a newly expanded Common Street Arts program dedicated to drawing, painting, and sculpting. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paints, clay, etc. common street arts provides art horses and chairs. Practice drawing and/or painting the human figure! Develop and refine your artistic skills while working from a model holding poses of varying lengths. $15 per session/per person | csa studio punch cards available ($60 value for $50)

Small Business Week - QuickBooks Intermediate  May 03, 2017, 8:00 am

Small Business Waterville is honoring Small Business Week in Waterville, Maine by offering a week of free programs for small business development. To learn more about the sessions and to register: smallbusinesswaterville.org. A QuickBooks Intermediate session will be facilitated by Janet Roderick, Certified Business Adviser with the Maine Small Business Development Center at the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 50 Elm St, Waterville, Maine 04901. This session will address your most pressing QuickBooks questions. It will also cover: Tricky Transactions, Working with Reports, Advanced Features, Tips and Tricks. Please be ready with your specific questions and issues. This seminar is designed for those who have been using QuickBooks for at least 6 months. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but seating availability is not guaranteed for unregistered attendees. The Small Business Week Waterville 2017 event sponsor is KeyBank and the media sponsor is TownSquare Media. Small Business Waterville is presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, TOCmedia, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates!, and Waterville Public Library.

Search Small Business Week - How to Start a Small Business  May 03, 2017, 4:00 pm

Small Business Waterville is honoring Small Business Week in Waterville, Maine by offering a week of free programs for small business development. To learn more about the sessions and to register: smallbusinesswaterville.org. Jean Dempster of New Ventures Maine, Bill Card of the Small Business Association, and Larry Mitchell of SCORE will offer a How to Start a Small Business session at the Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901. This workshop can help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you. We will cover the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but seating availability is not guaranteed for unregistered attendees. The Small Business Week Waterville 2017 event sponsor is KeyBank and the media sponsor is TownSquare Media. Small Business Waterville is presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, TOCmedia, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates!, and Waterville Public Library.

Opening Reception: Senior Art Show  May 04, 2017, 4:30 pm

Join us at the Colby Museum for the opening celebration of the Senior Art Show. This annual show brings together art created by Colby seniors who have completed extensive work in their chosen media.

Rhymetime for babies, toddlers and their grownups! May 05, 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!  

JOB FAIR!  May 05, 2017, 8:00 am

Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Local employers want to talk to YOU! Central Maine Growth Council in partnership with Maine Department of Labor and Waterville Public Library will host a job fair on May 5th from 8:00AM-11:30AM at T&B’s Celebration Center, 6 Jefferson St., Waterville. This job fair is kindly sponsored by CGI, Central Western Maine Workforce Development Board, and TD Bank. To register your business for a booth, please call (207) 680-7300, or email tverzoni@centralmaine.org. This event is free and open to the public. The Job Fair is presented as part of the Small Business Week Waterville 2017 program. The Small Business Week Waterville 2017 event sponsor is KeyBank and the media sponsor is TownSquare Media. Small Business Waterville is presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, TOCmedia, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates!, and Waterville Public Library.

Art + Storytelling: Summertime May 06, 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.

Pigs and Noodles Family Story Time! May 06, 2017, 10:30 am

Join us in the Children's Room at the Waterville Public Library for stories, songs, activities, puppet shows for the whole family.  Something different every week, sometimes even special guests!

FMI: Call the Children's Desk at 207-680-2604

No Limits Zao Wou-Ki May 07, 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

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I May 07, 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

Maker Mondays: Friendship Bracelets  May 08, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3pm we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

This week we'll be learning how to create custom  friendship bracelets!

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.

Waterville Green Drinks  May 09, 2017, 5:00 pm, Amici's Cucina

Join Waterville Green Drinks at Amici's Cucina on May 9 at from 5pm to 7pm to benefit Children's Discovery Museum. Waterville Green Drinks 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. People gather at a predetermined location, to socialize, drink and network. The goal is to be “green”, raise awareness and money for non-profit organizations. We invite you to join us for great food and drinks at the first Waterville Green Drinks. We strongly encourage you to bring friends, converse with colleagues and neighbors. A donation of $5 at the door is suggested. All proceeds will be donated to Woodford Family Services.

Crafternoons - Make a Mother's Day Card!  May 09, 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: Make a Mother's Day Card featuring celery roses!

Ukuleles at the Library May 11, 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/

Maker Mondays: Recycled Book Flowers  May 15, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3pm we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

On Monday, May 15th, come learn how to make beautiful flowers out of worn-out books!

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.

Crafternoons - Tie Dye Coffee Filter Butterflies!  May 16, 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: Tie Dye Coffee Filter Butterflies!

K-12 Educators Only: Educator Evenings May 18, 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.

Maker Mondays: DIY Jewelry Boxes  May 22, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3pm we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

On Monday, May 22nd, we'll be making fabulous jewelry boxes out of craft sticks. 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.

Crafternoons - Recycled Bottle Print Flowers!  May 23, 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: Recycled Bottle Print Flowers!

Come Read to the Reader Dogs!  May 24, 2017, 3:30 pm

Our therapy dog friends from Kennebec Valley Love on a Leash will be in this afternoon for read-aloud time! Great for kids who want to practice their reading skills and for families who want a fun, calming read-aloud opportunity. Spend 15 minutes with a dog who loves to listen! Bring your own favorite book, or borrow one from our shelves.  

Reservations are strongly encouraged.   

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

Blue Öyster Cult  May 25, 2017, 7:00 pm

Blue Öyster Cult May 25 at 7pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs, with hits like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla”, and “Burnin’ For You” Tickets: $60 Orchestra, $55 First Balcony, $50 Second Balcony

MET: Der Rosenkavalier  May 27, 2017, 12:30 pm

May 27 Saturday at 12:30PM Tickets: $20 adults The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs.

TED Talks 2017: The Opening Event  May 30, 2017, 7:00 pm

TED Talks 2017: The Opening Event May 30 at 7pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Running Time: Approximately 120 minutes This is an HD broadcast, pre-recorded during the TED2017 conference in Vancouver, BC. TED2017 “The Future You”, will explore the deepest scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, and thrilling new inventions (all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom), and will ask questions about our present and future selves that we often don’t have time for. The program will feature a succession of extraordinary speakers – risk-takers, visionaries, celebrities, and an emerging generation of idea creators – who will deliver the “talk of their lives” in TED’s world famous TED Talk format. First Event: “The Opening Event” of TED2017 presents cinema audiences a one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch live with their communities as new TED Talks are presented for the first time in front of 1,500 TED attendees – who represent the world’s leading thinkers and doers in Vancouver, Canada. For the second consecutive year, cinema audiences will get this exclusive look inside the opening night of TED and experience approximately six to seven revelatory talks and performances as they unfold on the TED stage. Tickets: $15 for single TED2017 event, $40 for all three TED2017 events (contact Box Office).

Crafternoons - Make a Magic Wand Reading Pointer!  May 30, 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: Make a Magic Wand Reading Pointer to use during the summer reading program!