Upcoming Events

Rhymetime for babies, toddlers and their grownups! May 26, 2017, 10:30 am, Waterville Public Library

This event is ongoing until June 30, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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!  

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki May 26, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

This event is ongoing until June 03, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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 26, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

This event is ongoing until September 02, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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

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.

Pigs and Noodles Family Story Time! May 27, 2017, 10:30 am

This event is ongoing until June 24, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

This event is ongoing until June 04, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

This event is ongoing until September 03, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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

Memorial Day Parade  May 29, 2017, 10:00 am, Head of Falls / Front Street / Main Street

Please show your support this Memorial Day by coming out to watch (and cheer on) the parade! Parade Date and Times: Monday, May 29 – 10:00am – 12:00pm (approx.) (Gathering at 9:00am, beginning at approximately 10:00am) Route: The parade route will be from the Head of Falls to Front Street, to Main Street, to Appleton Street, crossing Elm Street to Park Street and ending at Veterans’ Memorial Park where Mayor Isgro and other local leaders will speak.

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!

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

This event is ongoing until October 26, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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.

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 

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

This event is ongoing until October 04, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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)

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.

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!

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.

Exit Laughing June 16, 2017, 7:30 pm

This event is ongoing until June 24, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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.

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.

Exit Laughing June 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

This event is ongoing until June 25, 2017. For full list of dates, click here

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.

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

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.