Events for September

Rhymetime for babies, toddlers and their grownups! September 01, 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!  

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I September 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

Waterville Rocks!  September 01, 2017, 5:30 pm, Castonguay Square

Waterville Rocks! is a series of four outdoor concerts presented by the Waterville Opera House for the enjoyment of the greater Waterville community. At these concerts, families and friends gather in historic downtown Waterville, lay down a blanket in Castonguay Square, listen to awesome local music, and dance and socialize with others in the community. Established in 2016 by local business leaders and arts-focused organizations, Waterville Rocks! is becoming an annual community celebration of all-things-music held in the great outdoors. This year Waterville Rocks! is expanding its offerings with a new beer garden, giving adults of age extra incentive to come out and listen to excellent music! There is no charge associated with this event; it is all about community, free entertainment and good times in a delightful downtown greenspace. Concert Dates (musical acts to be announced at a later date): July 28 August 18 September 1 September 29 All Waterville Rocks! concerts will be held in Castonguay Square (off Common Street) in downtown Waterville. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the historic Waterville Opera House.

Art Installation: Rebecca FitzPatrick September 01, 2017,

Come see the art installation now on display in the Common Street Arts window. "Water" is a site-specific sculptural work created using strips cut from photographs of the ocean surrounding the artist’s home on Monhegan Island. FitzPatrick fabricates objects like elaborate paper ropes and chainmail for many of the same reasons that some people love to knit. The meditative quality of repetition allows the artist to relax and open her mind to new and unexplored concepts. During the many hours this winter FitzPatrick worked on this 4’ x 10’ piece she began learning more about shamanism and the permeability of the boundaries that exist between the seen and unseen forces at work in the natural world. "Water" seeks to explore the concept of chainmail, originally designed to protect and shield the body from violence, and reinterpret it as a meditation on the healing and transformative powers of the ocean.

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I September 03, 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

Teen Anime & Art Club- Attack on Titan: Junior High  September 05, 2017, 3:00 pm

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! Every week we'll be screening a few episodes of a popular show! 

This week's show is "Attack on Titan: Junior High": "Your favorite characters from Attack on Titan are back in…junior high school? Adapted from the hit spinoff manga series—Attack on Titan: Junior High (written by Saki Nakagawa), this parody reimagines Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and other characters from the original manga as students and teachers at Titan Junior High School."

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 ages 18 and under. 

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

Life Drawing / Painting with Nude Model September 06, 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)

Downtown Waterville Farmers Market September 07, 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.

Cirque Du Geek 2017!  September 08, 2017,


 

Join us for CIRQUE du GEEK 2017: It's SPOOKY time!

Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 10th, 2017

You're invited to join us for Cirque du Geek's FIFTH YEAR! Our 2017 theme is "Spooky"! From Frankenstein to Freddy Krueger, Swamp Thing to Sadako, people have a love for the things that go bump in the night!

Including events based around,anime, manga, movies, art, cosplay, and more, Cirque du Geek is a celebration of everything that excites us about being a geek! It is a FREE, 3-day convention that takes place at the Waterville Public Library and in participating Waterville businesses every September.

Our schedule will be posted in August!

Registration and all events in the Library are free and open to all ages unless otherwise marked. Please be aware that the schedule may change slightly as we get closer to the con. 

Volunteer and Registration information: TBA

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/857059404398901/  

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, email at cirquedugeekcon@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CirqueDuGeekCon !

Cirque du Geek 2017: Special Guest Q&A  September 08, 2017, 6:00 pm

Including events based around, anime, manga, movies, art, cosplay and more, Cirque du Geek is a celebration of everything that excites us about being a geek! It is a FREE 3-day convention that takes place at the Waterville Public Library and in participating businesses every September. 

Join us at 6pm on opening night of Cirque du Geek 2017 (Friday, September 8th) at the Waterville Opera House where Cirque du Geek guests Hannah Telle and Jeff Kline will each tell us about their work, and host a special Q&A Panel! 

Hannah Telle-"Hannah Telle is an actress and singer-songwriter from Shelby, North Carolina. She is best known for her role as the main character "Max Caulfield" in the hit video game series 'Life is Strange', published by Square Enix. 'Life is Strange' won a BAFTA for Best Story and was the recipient of many more awards including The Game award for Games for Change. She also provided motion capture and voices for twin sisters Iris and Rose Campbell in Square Enix's 'Murdered: Soul Suspect'. Hannah will be a panelist at PAX West 2017. Her on-camera credits include the lead role in the film 'Flesh and Blood' which premiered at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, as well as the lead role opposite veteran Hollywood actor Eric Roberts in the film 'Six Matches', which premiered at the 2017 Beverly Hills International Film Festival." 

Jeff Kline- For nearly three decades, Jeff Kline has been one of the fortunate few “genre nerds” able to move freely between primetime and daytime television, motion pictures and the Web; the boardroom and the bullpen; and the east and west coasts. He’s written/produced more than 1,000 episodes of programming to-date. And, most recently, formed Darby Pop Publishing expressly so he could play in the comic book “sandbox” with some of his most creative pals. 

To date, Darby Pop has released 12 trade paperbacks. Including a wildly-successful series co-written by Kline and Shannon Lee – Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises – debuted last year. Three more titles – Things You Shouldn't Remember, Bastard's Waltz, and Santa Claus: Private Eye – drop in Summer/Fall ’17. 
As both a writer and showrunner, Kline has been responsible for more than 40 animated and live-action series, specials, and pilots. Most recently, he was the executive producer and co-developer of Transformer's: Robots in Disguise (Cartoon Network) – a follow-up to his multiple Daytime Emmy® Award-winning CG series, Transformer's Prime (The Hub). 
Previously, Kline was executive producer of a slew of fan-favorite series including That Was Then (ABC), My Friends Tigger and Pooh (Disney Playhouse), Jackie Chan Adventures (Kids WB), Men in Black: The Animated Series (Kids WB), Extreme Ghostbusters (BKN), Dragon tales (PBS), and Harold and the Purple Crayon (HBO Family). 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this, or other Cirque du Geek events, please call (207) 872-5433, visit us atfacebook.com/CirqueDuGeekCon, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org 

Cirque du Geek 2017:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1691727077791166/

Cirque du Geek 2017: Cosplay Dance Party  September 08, 2017, 8:00 pm

Including events based around, anime, manga, movies, art, cosplay and more, Cirque du Geek is a celebration of everything that excites us about being a geek! It is a free 3-day convention that takes place at the Waterville Public Library every September. 

Join us at 8pm on opening night of Cirque du Geek 2017 (Friday, September 8th) at the Waterville Opera House for a cosplay dance with visiting DJ, Mick Pratt! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Refreshments will be provided. The dance is open to all ages, but attendees ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this, or other Cirque du Geek events, please call (207) 872-5433, visit us atfacebook.com/CirqueDuGeekCon, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Teen Game Night! September 11, 2017, 4:00 pm

Teen Game Night!

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

Teen Maker Monday: Paper Beads  September 11, 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, learn how to turns paper scraps into fantastic beads!

 

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

into the forest: flora, fauna, lichen, moss...works by barbara sullivan and juliet karelsen  September 13, 2017,

Common Street Art is pleased to present work by Maine artists Barbara Sullivan and Juliet Karelsen in the exhibition Into the Forest: Flora, Fauna, Lichen, Moss on view from September 13 through October 28, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This exhibition will explore the themes of our natural environment, preservation, conservation, and biological diversity. Central Maine is a region where residents have the potential to directly interact with the natural landscape through nature walks, birdwatching, hunting, and fishing, among other explorations—and the work of Barbara Sullivan and Juliet Karelsen offers a unique and candid artists’ perspective on our local environment. Barbara Sullivan’s two-dimensional large scale drawings of the forest coupled with her whimsical fresco creations of birds and woodland creatures, reminds us of the bounty and diversity of the Maine landscape. Often our interactions with wildlife are fleeting, requiring steadfast patience, and a fair amount of serendipity. Barbara’s work provides us an opportunity to linger in our contemplation of the flora and fauna which surrounds us but may be less discernable in the bustle of our daily routine. Juliet’s work, likewise, offers us moments of quiet contemplation and close-looking while creating an otherworldly atmosphere with elements that simultaneously harken to Maine’s vast geological underpinnings. Karelsen asks us to walk the liminal space between the natural and the unnatural—both worlds mystical and enchanting—one an emerging and evolutionary landscape and the other a built and cultivated environment. Both Sullivan and Karelsen extend themselves through their adopted media—Sullivan’s fresco paintings evolve into seemingly animated sculptures that invite us into a secret, wooded landscape. Karelsen’s felted objects combine stitching, tapestry, embroidery to become a myriad of methods in which she creates her “geological pillows”. Through a combination of subject matter and media, both artists ask their audiences to participate in the captivating worlds they create—to consider our impact on the natural environment while we ask ourselves what their built narratives can teach us.

opening reception for into the forest: flora, fauna, lichen, moss...work by barbara sullivan and juliet karelsen  September 14, 2017, 5:00 pm, Common Street Arts Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14 5:00-7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Readings by Kristen Case, Assistant Professor of English, University of Maine, Farmington; Steven Pane, Professor of Music, University of Maine, Farmington and Peter Pfeiffer, Independent Tree Farmer and Writer

community rocks project with juliet karelsen  September 16, 2017, 10:00 am

Saturday, September 16, 10-12:00 p.m. Join Common Street Arts to build a ‘Community Rock' in response to the current exhibition Into the Forest. Working with artist Juliet Karelsen, create and experiment with colors, textures, shapes and forms of lichens, mosses, rocks and other elements in our natural environment to create your own lichens! Then attach your creations to a 'Community Rock’! Explore issues of preservation and protection while creating a unique communal work in relation to the natural features of our forest landscape. All ages welcome. Free. Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities To register: 872.arts or info@commonstreetarts.org

Teen Maker Monday: Bowtruckles  September 18, 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, learn how to make your own Harry Potter-inspired Bowtruckles!

 

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: Folktales from Japan  September 19, 2017, 3:00 pm

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! Every week we'll be screening a few episodes of a popular show! 

This week's show is "Folktales from Japan": "Like in any culture, Japanese kids grow up listening to the stories repeatedly told by their parents and grandparents. The boy born from a peach; the princess from the moon who is discovered inside a bamboo; the old man who can make a dead cherry tree blossom, etc. These short stories that teach kids to see both the dark and bright sides of life have passed traditional moral values from generation to generation."

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 ages 18 and under. 

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

for the birds!  September 21, 2017, 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Join Common Street Arts in Castonguay Square in downtown Waterville for Art in the Park for a free aviary art making activity before the screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds at Railroad Square Cinema at 7:15 p.m. Free.

sketching in the park with helene farrar  September 23, 2017, 1:00 pm

Saturday, September 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m. In collaboration with the exhibition, Into the Forest, join Common Street Arts as we explore sketching our natural environment in downtown Waterville’s Castonguay Square. The instructor will guide participants using a range of media. All ages and levels welcome. Free. To register: 872.arts or info@commonstreetarts.org Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities

Teen Maker Monday: Make Your Own Paper  September 25, 2017, 3:00 pm

Come discover the secret of how to turn old paper scraps into fabulous handmade pages!

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..

Waterville Rocks!  September 29, 2017, 5:30 pm, Castonguay Square

Waterville Rocks! is a series of four outdoor concerts presented by the Waterville Opera House for the enjoyment of the greater Waterville community. At these concerts, families and friends gather in historic downtown Waterville, lay down a blanket in Castonguay Square, listen to awesome local music, and dance and socialize with others in the community. Established in 2016 by local business leaders and arts-focused organizations, Waterville Rocks! is becoming an annual community celebration of all-things-music held in the great outdoors. This year Waterville Rocks! is expanding its offerings with a new beer garden, giving adults of age extra incentive to come out and listen to excellent music! There is no charge associated with this event; it is all about community, free entertainment and good times in a delightful downtown greenspace. Concert Dates (musical acts to be announced at a later date): July 28 August 18 September 1 September 29 All Waterville Rocks! concerts will be held in Castonguay Square (off Common Street) in downtown Waterville. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the historic Waterville Opera House.

fresco workshop with barbara sullivan  September 30, 2017, 10:00 am

Saturday, September 30, 10-2:00 p.m. Lunch and all materials included. Join artist Barbara Sullivan for a hands-on exploration of the medium of fresco painting. Students will develop an understanding and working knowledge of true buon fresco (painting into freshly laid wet plaster). Learn the many steps involved, how to prepare substrates, arriccio, and intonaco layers of plaster and how to grind pigments like the old masters. Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 13 + up. Cost: $30. To register: 872.arts or info@commonstreetarts.org