The Waterville Public Library is pleased to announce author and illustrator Charlotte Agell’s Faces Tell Stories exhibition in the Carnegie Gallery on the fourth floor of the library. The show opened on Monday, April 1, 2024, will run through Friday, September 20, 2024, and features 96 portraits of women—some fictional, some real. Agell shares, “When…

Community Carnival at George J Mitchell School

Enjoy carnival games and prizes, a bounce house, and more! Meet the Fire Department, visit the Waterville StoryWalk© next to Reed Field, or say hello to the mayor at the selfie station. There will be free art kits from the Colby College Museum of Art, a book giveaway, food by Rita’s Catering for sale, popcorn,…

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Embark on a solar printing adventure with us! Dive into the captivating world of cyanotypes, where creativity meets the power of sunlight to craft unique fabric art inspired by nature. Discover the joy and accessibility of this ancient photographic process as you create your own personalized handkerchief sun print. Take home not just a piece…

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Join us for a unique opportunity to transform discarded clothing into stunning works of art! Collaborate with fabric artist Susie Brandt, whose masterpieces are currently showcased at the Speedwell Contemporary Gallery in Portland. Together with your friends and family, we’ll repurpose worn-out garments into vibrant rope, breathing new life into forgotten textiles. Bring those old…

Join the Colby College Museum of Art for an afternoon of art-making in Castonguay Square. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of artist Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt in the Alive and Kicking exhibition, on view at the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art. Tell your story using the same materials beloved by the artist: shimmering mylar, translucent…

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Delve into the world of artistic ingenuity as you craft your own masterpiece from a delightful grab bag filled with mystery objects and recycled materials. Drawing inspiration from the innovative works of Tom Jessen showcased in the captivating At Play exhibition at the Ticonic Gallery, unleash your imagination to fashion a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Utilize an…

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Celebrate Pride month with Waterville Creates and the talented students of Waterville Alternative High School as we come together to create vibrant rainbow art works! Join us for a free and inclusive program that welcomes individuals of all ages and skill levels to participate in spreading love and acceptance through art. OUT Maine will also…

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Indulge your creative spirit with our Nature Wall Hangings workshop! Join us in crafting delightful and colorful wall decor using an assortment of natural materials such as sticks, yarn, string, and embroidery hoops. Plus, we’ll be upcycling donated art supplies to add an extra touch of eco-friendliness to our creations. Read aloud book: If You…

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Celebrate National Pet Month with Mrs. Liz!

Celebrate National Pet Month with Family Storytime! A representative from the Waterville Area Humane Society will be there along with one of the small animals that they have up for adoption. They will talk about the work that the Humane Society does, along with information on how to pick out and care for a new…

Examples of Grab & Go crafts

Pick up Grab & Go kits for adults and teens at Waterville Public Library anytime after 2pm every other Friday, for so long as supplies last. Each kit will contain the supplies and instructions for the current craft or activity. May’s kits will be Assorted Projects on both May 10 and May 24! On May…

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Meet Sadie, a volunteer therapy dog from Love on a Leash!

The first Thursday of every month, from 3:30–4:30pm, is time for Pawsome Tales with a furry visitor from Love on a Leash! Children can drop in and take turns reading their favorite book with the therapy dog. No appointment necessary! For more information: email [email protected] or call 207.872.5433. To learn more about Love on a…

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Crafternoons are fun weekly crafts for young children and their families! Come to the Children’s Room between 2:30 and 4pm to make the craft with help from library staff! May 7: 3-D Flower Collage May 14: Bee-utiful Picture May 21: Butterfly Puppet May 28: Air Dry Clay Mosaic Facebook: facebook.com/watervillelibrary Take pictures of the results…

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