Events for June

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki June 01, 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 June 01, 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

TED Talks 2017: The Prize Event  June 01, 2017, 7:00 pm

TED Talks 2017: The Prize Event June 1 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. Second Event: “The Prize Event”. Cinema-goers will get to watch with their communities as the TED Prize winner receives a $1 million award towards a creative, bold wish to spark global change. By investing in a powerful idea every year, the TED Prize accelerates progress toward solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. The session will also feature an update from a former TED Prize winner, as well as talks from exceptional TED speakers. Tickets: $15 for single TED2017 event, $40 for all three TED2017 events (contact Box Office).

Downtown Waterville Farmers Market June 01, 2017, 2:00 pm

Fresh, locally produced meats, veggies, fruits, dairy products & more. Open every Thursday, May through mid-November, 2-6pm on Common Street in downtown Waterville, adjacent to Castonguay Square.

Teen Movie Night!  June 01, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW 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=5869, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Visionary Painting: Curated by Alex Katz  June 01, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

Visionary Painting presents a selection of works showing artists in compelling dialogue with the work of Marsden Hartley. Alex Katz (born 1927) credits Hartley with creating “a vision of Maine that dominates people’s minds even today.” Curated by Katz as a companion to Marsden Hartley’s Maine, this exhibition considers how the American modernist’s thematic and stylistic meandering has resonated with postwar and contemporary painters internationally. Katz even includes the Maine-born folk artist William Matthew Prior in the exhibition to establish historical antecedents for Hartley’s eccentric figuration.

As Katz demonstrates, Hartley’s expressive paint handling has influenced the work of artists such as Bob Thompson and Jan Muller, but also, more recently, and on a much larger scale, the gestural drama of Chantal Joffe. Hartley’s capacity to project sublime desolation comes into sharper focus when one considers Lois Dodd’s Moon Ring. Lessons learned from his graphic immediacy register here in the work of Bernard Langlais and Etel Adnan. By asking one artist to reflect on the legacy of another, this installation shows how painters construct functional genealogies for themselves and their peers, and how these models can enhance our appreciation of the many interconnections.

Image featured: Nicole Wittenberg, Untitled, 2010. Oil on linen, 25 in. x 42 in. (63.5 x 106.7 cm). Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation, 2010.272

Rhymetime for babies, toddlers and their grownups! June 02, 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!  

Pigs and Noodles Family Story Time! June 03, 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

Celebrate National Trails Day at Quarry Road Trails!  June 03, 2017, 10:30 am, Quarry Road Trails

Celebrate National Trails Day at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville - bring your boat, bike or boots! Saturday, June 3, 2017 Join Friends of Quarry Road at 10:30am for the official opening of the Susan Childs Boat Launch, receive a trails update on summer improvements and programs, enjoy a free barbecue (while it lasts!) and enjoy a paddle, walk or bike ride on the trails! www.QuarryRoad.org

Wonder Woman Day at the Waterville Public Library  June 03, 2017, 11:00 am

Celebrate 75 years of Wonder Woman just in time for her first solo feature film!


Activities include a variety of Wonder Woman themed crafts and activities, as well as a special screening of episodes from her 1970's TV show!

We'll also be holding a drawing to give away some fabulous Wonder Woman prizes!

This event is free, and open to the public. 

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

No Limits Zao Wou-Ki June 04, 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 June 04, 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 Monday: DIY Chia Pet  June 05, 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!

Make your own homemade Chia pet/plant! Soil, seeds, googly eyes, and containers provided.

 

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433,

or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

TED Talks 2017: Highlights Exclusive  June 06, 2017, 7:00 pm

TED Talks 2017: Highlights Exclusive June 6 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. Third Event: During “Highlights Exclusive” TED will be opened up for the public like never before, with a program created exclusively for cinema audiences. This event will give cinema-goers a first-of-its-kind look at the TED2017 conference experience, driven by revelatory TED Talks and performances captured live that highlight some of the most insightful, inspiring and exciting moments of the week-long TED2017. Tickets: $15 for single TED2017 event, $40 for all three TED2017 events (contact Box Office).

Crafternoons - Make Your Own Pterodactyl Puppet!  June 06, 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 Your Own Pterodactyl Puppet!

Teen Anime & Art Club: Boruto  June 06, 2017, 3:00 pm

"Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage Monument. But this is not his story. A new generation of ninja are ready to take the stage, led by Naruto's own son, Boruto."

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

Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Enjoy old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing!

Art supplies and books will be available during the program for those who want to get creative while they watch!

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.

Life Drawing / Painting with Nude Model June 07, 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)

Ukuleles at the Library June 08, 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/

Teen Movie Night!  June 08, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW 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=5870, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Urban Sketching Workshop  June 10, 2017, 1:00 pm, Common Street Arts

In concert with the exhibition, Picturing Waterville, You can also "draw Waterville"! Yes, just look for the vertical, horizontal, and diagonal directional lines! With a few perspective and "seeing" guidelines, spend the morning sketching downtown Waterville from the viewpoint of Castonguay Square with artist Helene Farrar. Explore various drawing media and feel free to stretch your artistic license! All levels and ages welcome.

Maker Monday: Book Hedgehogs!  June 12, 2017,

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!

Transform old paperbacks into adorable hedgehogs!

 

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433,

or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Crafternoons - Create Your Own Dinosaur Skeleton!  June 13, 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: This week: Create Your Own Dinosaur Skeleton using Q-tips for Bones!

Downtown Waterville Walking Tours  June 14, 2017, 12:00 pm, Common Street Arts

Join Paul Ureneck, Director of Commercial Real Estate, Colby College, on a guided tour of downtown Waterville. Paul will highlight building projects currently under construction and discuss the many steps involved in the planning process underway in Waterville's downtown district. This tour will include historical highlights featured in the Picturing Waterville exhibition as well as a look toward Waterville's future. To register, email info@commonstreetarts.org with "Walking Tour" in the subject line and a member of our team will reach out to schedule your tour.

Teen Movie Night!  June 15, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW 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=5871, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Maine Chamber Music Seminar Concert  June 15, 2017, 3:00 pm, Belgrade Resource Center

At the end of our two week intensive, the participants of the Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond will present 3 informal concerts. The performance in Belgrade will be an hour-long ‘pot-pourri’ of brief selections, where the concerts at Snow Pond will last approximately 2 1/2 hours also offering a wide variety of ensembles, genres and composers. Our ensembles range in size from trios to nonets — and every instrumental combination you can imagine! All performances are very informal. Please feel free to stroll in and stroll out. Join in to listen to a sublime Beethoven String Quartet…then feel free to stroll the beautiful lakefront paths of Snow Pond for 20 mins if the mood strikes…and then meander back in to enjoy the spiky rhythms of Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds or the warm lyricism of Brahms’ Serenade in D for mixed winds and strings.

Exit Laughing June 16, 2017, 7:30 pm

June 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm June 18, 25 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Paul Elliot Directed by Debra Susi When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona, and Millie, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. This show is rated PG-13 for profanity. Tickets: $21 Adults, $19 Youths/Seniors On Sale to Members: March 1 On Sale to Public: March 8 Groups of 10+ receive a 10% discount Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois.

As You Like It  June 16, 2017, 7:00 pm, United Church of Christ

Recycled Shakespeare Company promises comedy in summer performances Recycled Shakespeare Company (RSC), central Maine’s premiere Shakespearean theater company, now in its fourth season, is pleased to present As You Like It by William Shakespeare. This year’s play will be performed in three different locations. The first performance will be held at in the hall of Waterville United Church of Christ,(Congregational) Eustis Parkway, Waterville on Friday, June 16, at 7 pm. Tickets, as always, are free, however an advance donation of $10 will give you optimal viewing in a first or second row seat. To reserve your ticket please call 207-314-8607 or 207-314-4730, as soon as possible. The second performance will provide audiences an opportunity to enjoy Shakespeare the traditional way, by daylight, at noon on Saturday, June 17, at Coburn Park in Skowhegan. Bring a picnic and a blanket or chair to the amphitheater. On Friday, July 7, at 7 pm the company will perform at a nearby location to be announced.

Robert Indiana: Placeholder  June 16, 2017, Colby College Museum of Art

In 1978, facing eviction from his long-time studio in lower Manhattan, Robert Indiana (born 1928) relocated to the island of Vinalhaven, located in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, where he had worked seasonally since 1969. Robert Indiana: Placeholder features select prints from two series related to the artist’s residence in Maine, a time of intense introspection and renewed creativity. In the first series, Decade: Autoportraits, Vinalhaven Suite (1980), Indiana created a silkscreen for every year of his tumultuous 1970s, each titled after a location on or near Vinalhaven. Supplemented with other text referencing Indiana’s significant travels, artworks, and relationships of each year, these prints navigate the intersections of historical fact, autobiography, and personal memory.

On Vinalhaven, Indiana found kinship with the work of Marsden Hartley (1877–1943), the Maine-born artist who had previously spent time on the island. The biographical parallels between the two were immediately apparent to Indiana: both had ambivalent relationships to the New York art world, largely tied to their vacillating critical reception, and faced the challenges of being gay men. Robert Indiana: Placeholder also features two prints from Indiana’s Hartley Elegies series (1989–94) which respond to Hartley’s landmark German Officer paintings of 1914–15, made in response to the death of Karl von Freyburg, a young soldier with whom Hartley had fallen in love while in Berlin. Indiana reimagines Hartley’s symbolic portraits, where feelings, both Hartley’s and those that Indiana projects through him, are coded in geometric shapes, letters, and numbers. In its refraction of this pivotal moment in Hartley’s early career and representation of the Maine landscape more broadly, Robert Indiana: Placeholder presents Indiana’s use of geography and history as a proxy for a range of his lived experiences and serves as a complement to the concurrent exhibition Marsden Hartley’s Maine.

Image featured: Robert Indiana, KVF VII the Hartley Elegies: the Berlin Series, 1991. Silkscreen on paper, 59 1/2 in. x 59 1/2 in. (151.1 x 151.1 cm). Gift of Park Granada Editions, 1991.027

Maine Chamber Music Seminar Concert  June 16, 2017, 3:00 pm

At the end of our two week intensive, the participants of the Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond will present 3 informal concerts. The concerts at Snow Pond will last approximately 2 1/2 hours also offering a wide variety of ensembles, genres and composers. Our ensembles range in size from trios to nonets — and every instrumental combination you can imagine! All performances are very informal. Please feel free to stroll in and stroll out. Join in to listen to a sublime Beethoven String Quartet…then feel free to stroll the beautiful lakefront paths of Snow Pond for 20 mins if the mood strikes…and then meander back in to enjoy the spiky rhythms of Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds or the warm lyricism of Brahms’ Serenade in D for mixed winds and strings.

Recital  June 16, 2017, 7:30 pm, Alumni Hall

Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off!  June 17, 2017, 11:00 am

Join us at the Waterville Public Library and celebrate the start of the Teen Summer Reading Program!

Pick up your Summer Reading punch card, and then enjoy a variety of games, crafts, and snacks! Completed punch cards may be redeemed for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

This program is free, and open to attendees 18 and under. For more infromation, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

As You Like It  June 17, 2017, 12:00 pm, Coburn Park

Recycled Shakespeare Company promises comedy in summer performances Recycled Shakespeare Company (RSC), central Maine’s premiere Shakespearean theater company, now in its fourth season, is pleased to present As You Like It by William Shakespeare. This year’s play will be performed in three different locations. The first performance will be held at in the hall of Waterville United Church of Christ,(Congregational) Eustis Parkway, Waterville on Friday, June 16, at 7 pm. Tickets, as always, are free, however an advance donation of $10 will give you optimal viewing in a first or second row seat. To reserve your ticket please call 207-314-8607 or 207-314-4730, as soon as possible. The second performance will provide audiences an opportunity to enjoy Shakespeare the traditional way, by daylight, at noon on Saturday, June 17, at Coburn Park in Skowhegan. Bring a picnic and a blanket or chair to the amphitheater. On Friday, July 7, at 7 pm the company will perform at a nearby location to be

community panel + discussion  June 17, 2017, 2:00 pm, Common Street Arts

Join us for a community conversation that explores how photography can activate our shared experiences in the 21st century, especially in communities undergoing social + economic transformation.

Summer Reading Kick-Off with Ms. Jenn: Save the BEES!  June 17, 2017, 10:30 am

Kick off Summer Reading with Ms. Jenn! She brings her high-energy musical storytime to our library once again.   No couch potatoes here!  She'll have kids and grownups moving and dancing.   For all ages.

Come for a special program in which the BEE will tell you the story about her life! We will also fly, crawl, dance, pretend, and MOVE; craft & taste real honey!

LIKE Ms. Jenn and the Nutrition Detectives on Facebook!

www.facebook.com/MsJennAndTheNutritionDetectives

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

 

Maine Chamber Music Seminar Concert  June 17, 2017, 7:00 pm

At the end of our two week intensive, the participants of the Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond will present 3 informal concerts. The concerts at Snow Pond will last approximately 2 1/2 hours also offering a wide variety of ensembles, genres and composers. Our ensembles range in size from trios to nonets — and every instrumental combination you can imagine! All performances are very informal. Please feel free to stroll in and stroll out. Join in to listen to a sublime Beethoven String Quartet…then feel free to stroll the beautiful lakefront paths of Snow Pond for 20 mins if the mood strikes…and then meander back in to enjoy the spiky rhythms of Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds or the warm lyricism of Brahms’ Serenade in D for mixed winds and strings.

Recital  June 17, 2017, 7:30 pm, Theater Arts Building

Exit Laughing June 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

June 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm June 18, 25 at 2:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Written by Paul Elliot Directed by Debra Susi When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona, and Millie, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. This show is rated PG-13 for profanity. Tickets: $21 Adults, $19 Youths/Seniors On Sale to Members: March 1 On Sale to Public: March 8 Groups of 10+ receive a 10% discount Presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois.

Recital  June 18, 2017, 7:00 pm, Alumni Hall

Maker Monday: Flextangles!  June 19, 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!

Flextangles are fantastic, completely customizable paper puzzles! Join us in the Teen Room and see what kinds of designs you can create!

 

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433,

or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Recital  June 19, 2017, 7:30 pm, Alumni Hall

Crafternoons - Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossils!  June 20, 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 Your Own Dinosaur Fossils!

Teen Summer Special: Design Your Own T-Shirt Bag  June 20, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join us for a special summer event, and learn how to create a tote bag out of an old t-shirt! Some t-shirts will be available to choose from, but feel free to bring your own if there's an old favorite you'd like to re-purpose!

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under.

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

Teen Anime & Art Club: The Devil is a Part-Timer  June 20, 2017, 3:00 pm

"Hilarity and fun ensues when Satan ends up in modern day Japan without any magic to return, and starts working part time in a fast food joint."

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

Already a fan or curious to know what it's all about? Enjoy old and new favorites, plus snacks and socializing!

Art supplies and books will be available during the program for those who want to get creative while they watch!

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.

Teen Movie Night!  June 22, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW 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=5872, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

NTL: Peter Pan  June 24, 2017, 1:00 pm

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Peter Pan. This performance is an HD broadcast from London. Running time: 2 hours and 30 mins including one intermission June 24, 2017 at 1:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street By: JM Barrie All children, except one, grow up… When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Youth/Seniors

New England Music Camp (NEMC)  June 24, 2017, 8:00 am

NEMC provides a rigorous music curriculum balanced with traditional summer camp social and recreational activities for young musicians ages 11-18. For over 80 years we’ve been receiving letters from parents, campers, and alumni, telling us that a summer at NEMC has changed their lives. Campers and parents describe an increased sense of self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, leadership, and self-respect. We are proud of our unique program and our ability to provide a safe and supportive environment where campers are nurtured and given the opportunity to explore and express themselves. Daily one on one coaching and instruction from a professional music faculty. Balanced emphasis on musical growth and personal/social growth. Campers create individualized program of morning classes and afternoon recreational activities. Nurturing and supportive environment attended by students from all over the United States and Internationally. All major ensembles perform weekly in one of the largest outdoor performing venues in the United States.

Gershwin Under the Stars with the Snow Pond Symphony  June 25, 2017, 7:30 pm, Bowl in The Pines

Snow Pond will present its first waterfront concert of the summer with Gershwin Under The Stars featuring the Snow Pond Symphony at the Bowl In The Pines. The orchestra will take the audience through a brilliant journey through some of Gershwin’s most exciting pieces including An American in Paris, selections from Porgy & Bess, and Rhapsody in Blue performed by Piano soloist Daniel Lau. $10-$20.

Summer Art Camp Week #1 -- Paper Arts  June 26, 2017, 9:00 am, Common Street Arts (and Alfond Youth Center)

Join Common Street Arts and the Alfond Youth Center for Art + Fun Activities this summer! Camps open to kids ages 6-12 years old. This week's theme is paper arts! Half Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $145* (member fee: $125) Full Day Art Camp at Common Street Arts & Activities at Alfond Youth Center Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at CSA & 12:00 – 5:00 pm at Alfond Youth Center $195* (member fee: $175) Transportation provided from Common Street Arts to Alfond Youth Center; for more information email info@commonstreetarts.org or call 207-872-arts

Maker Monday: Rock Monsters!  June 26, 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!

Design your own pocket-sized monster!

 

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433,

or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Come Read to the Reader Dogs!  June 26, 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 go HERE to register for a slot! You can call 680-2604 or stop by the Children's Desk, too!

 



Crafternoons - Make a Dinosaur from Paper Plates!  June 27, 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 Dinosaur from Paper Plates!

Teen Summer Special: Candy Wrapper Creations  June 27, 2017, 2:00 pm

Discover all the amazing things you can make out of recycled candy wrappers! The possibilities are endless!

This program is free, and open to attendees ages 18 and under.

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

Auditions: Calendar Girls  June 28, 2017, 6:00 pm, Waterville Opera House Dance Studio

Audition for the Waterville Opera House's production of Calendar Girls! Seeking: WOMEN: 10 women with the following age ranges: 1 = in her 20’s, 2 = in their 30’s to 40’s (one who sings, and plays piano), 3 = in their 40’s to 60’s, 2 = 60+ range, 2 = any age, from 40 and up. Tasteful nudity required for female roles. MEN: 4 men with the following age ranges: 2 = in their 20’s to 30’s, 2 = in their 50’s to 60’s About the Show: When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Calendar Girls Show Dates: September 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm September 17 and 24 at 2pm

Downtown Waterville Walking Tour  June 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, Common Street Arts

Join Paul Ureneck, Director of Commercial Real Estate, Colby College, on a guided tour of downtown Waterville. Paul will highlight building projects currently under construction and discuss the many steps involved in the planning process underway in Waterville's downtown district. This tour will include historical highlights featured in the Picturing Waterville exhibition as well as a look toward Waterville's future. To register, email info@commonstreetarts.org with "Walking Tour" in the subject line and a member of our team will reach out to schedule your tour.

Maker Day for Kids!  June 28, 2017, 2:00 pm

Hands-on engineering for kids, every Wednesday 2 to 4 pm through Aug 16.  Drop in for a new building challenge each week!


Recommended for kids 7 and up.   Younger kids must bring a grown-up helper.   

Teen Movie Night!  June 29, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW 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=5873, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Auditions: Calendar Girls  June 29, 2017, 6:00 pm, Waterville Opera House Dance Studio

Audition for the Waterville Opera House's production of Calendar Girls! Seeking: WOMEN: 10 women with the following age ranges: 1 = in her 20’s, 2 = in their 30’s to 40’s (one who sings, and plays piano), 3 = in their 40’s to 60’s, 2 = 60+ range, 2 = any age, from 40 and up. Tasteful nudity required for female roles. MEN: 4 men with the following age ranges: 2 = in their 20’s to 30’s, 2 = in their 50’s to 60’s About the Show: When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Calendar Girls Show Dates: September 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm September 17 and 24 at 2pm