Events

Virtual Crafternoons

Crafternoon might not be happening in the Library, but you can still participate from home! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions on how you and your kids can make a fun craft! The project and supply list will be announced on the FB event and on Waterville Public Library’s website!

August 4th: Bug in a Jar *
Kit available through Library To Go July 29th – August 4th, while supplies last.

August 11th: Big Bad Wolf

August 18th: Wind Chimes *
Kit available through Library To Go August 12th – August 18th, while supplies last.

August 25th: TBA

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

Take pictures of the results and share them in the comments of the video, we’d love to see what you create!

Virtual Crafternoons

Crafternoon might not be happening in the Library, but you can still participate from home! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions on how you and your kids can make a fun craft! The project and supply list will be announced on the FB event and on Waterville Public Library’s website!

August 4th: Bug in a Jar *
Kit available through Library To Go July 29th – August 4th, while supplies last.

August 11th: Big Bad Wolf

August 18th: Wind Chimes *
Kit available through Library To Go August 12th – August 18th, while supplies last.

August 25th: TBA

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

Take pictures of the results and share them in the comments of the video, we’d love to see what you create!

Virtual Crafternoons

Crafternoon might not be happening in the Library, but you can still participate from home! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions on how you and your kids can make a fun craft! The project and supply list will be announced on the FB event and on Waterville Public Library’s website!

August 4th: Bug in a Jar *
Kit available through Library To Go July 29th – August 4th, while supplies last.

August 11th: Big Bad Wolf

August 18th: Wind Chimes *
Kit available through Library To Go August 12th – August 18th, while supplies last.

August 25th: TBA

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

Take pictures of the results and share them in the comments of the video, we’d love to see what you create!

Virtual Crafternoons

Crafternoon might not be happening in the Library, but you can still participate from home! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions on how you and your kids can make a fun craft! The project and supply list will be announced on the FB event and on Waterville Public Library’s website!

August 4th: Bug in a Jar *
Kit available through Library To Go July 29th – August 4th, while supplies last.

August 11th: Big Bad Wolf

August 18th: Wind Chimes *
Kit available through Library To Go August 12th – August 18th, while supplies last.

August 25th: TBA

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

Take pictures of the results and share them in the comments of the video, we’d love to see what you create!

Virtual Crafternoons

Crafternoon might not be happening in the Library, but you can still participate from home! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions on how you and your kids can make a fun craft! The project and supply list will be announced on the FB event and on Waterville Public Library’s website!

July 14th: Paper Plate Seashells

July 21st: Cardboard Castles

July 28th: Wooden Spinners *
Kit available through Library To Go July 22nd – July 28th, while supplies last

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

Take pictures of the results and share them in the comments of the video, we’d love to see what you create!

On the Road with Waterville Creates! Part 2: Tandem Glass in Dresden Mills

Many of us are lamenting the limitations of travel this summer. Thankfully we live in a state of extreme beauty with many fascinating places to visit. Here at WC!, we realize there are numerous destinations off the beaten path where we can explore Maine’s incredible art, artists, and natural landscape. The On the Road series is designed to explore areas that are art destinations in their own right and/or sites where we can create our own works of art.

Since 2006 Terrill Waldman + Charlie Jenkins have been creating unique hand blown glass in a saltbox barn on the shores of the Eastern River in mid-coast Maine. Each artist has over 30 years of experience with this beautiful and challenging medium. Their individual works have been shown nationally. In addition to their own glasswork and their in-tandem collaboration, they design and fabricate custom blown glass for artists and architects. Join us on our visit to the Tandem Glass Gallery located in a 2000 square foot space in Dresden Mills, Maine.

For more info on their work: https://www.tandemglass.com/

Tune in to our Facebook Page at 1pm Friday and look for our Facebook premiere! The video will also be saved in our video section for viewing at any time after the Facebook premiere.

Art Kits for All- Distribution at Waterville Farmers’ Market

The newest kit is the Make Your Own Bee Hotel.  We will be at the Farmers Market from 3pm- 4pm Thursday!

Waterville Creates! has helped launch a new collaborative program, Art Kits for All. This effort is designed to help keep our communities’ families engaged and entertained during this public health crisis by providing free art supplies and instructions for art projects that can be created at home. The kits will be distributed at the George Mitchell School and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

Art Kits for all is a collaborative project, many local nonprofits are working together in this effort to provide manpower and supplies including the Colby Museum of Art, the Kennebec Montessori School, Waterville Public Schools, and the Family Violence Project. The George J Mitchell School and Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market are also lending a hand by providing a distribution network for the kits. Community donations for this philanthropic effort are also being requested. Art Kits for All can be sponsored for as little as $10, to donate visit: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/waterville-creates/art-kits-for-all

The Art Kits for All are assembled at the Colby Museum of Art or Common Street Arts; masks and gloves are worn during kit assembly and all art materials are disinfected to remove any risk of contamination. The kits are prepared and sealed a week prior to the distribution date to further minimize any transmission risk.

On the Road with Waterville Creates! Part 1: Dresden’s Pownalborough Courthouse

Many of us are lamenting the limitations of travel this summer. Thankfully we live in a state of extreme beauty with many fascinating places to visit. Here at WC!, we realize there are numerous destinations off the beaten path where we can explore Maine’s incredible art, artists, and natural landscape. The On the Road series is designed to explore areas that are art destinations in their own right and/or sites where we can create our own works of art.

The Pownalborough Courthouse stands on grounds that were at the time of its construction in 1761 the site of Fort Shirley, one of the first inland forts built by the British on the river. The courthouse has a roughly square three-story main block, framed in wood, covered by a hip roof, and clad in wooden clapboards.

Construction began on the courthouse in 1761, and the county’s first court session was held in the unfinished building later that year. In addition to housing the court facilities, the building also served as a tavern, an inn, a post office, a fencing hall, a dance hall, a church, and a meeting house, and had living quarters on the third floor. Famous past visitor’s include John Adams, Benedict Arnold, and midwife Martha Ballard. 

It is now open seasonally as a museum dedicated to local history. 

Tune in to our Facebook Page at 3pm Thursday and look for our Facebook premiere! The video will also be saved in our video section for viewing at any time after the Facebook premiere.

Art Kits for All- Distributed at George Mitchell school!

The newest kit is Make Your Own Bee Hotel! This week, we will be at George J Mitchell School to give away kits.

Waterville Creates! has helped launch a new collaborative program, Art Kits for All. This effort is designed to help keep our communities’ families engaged and entertained during this public health crisis by providing free art supplies and instructions for art projects that can be created at home. The kits will be distributed at the George Mitchell School and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

Art Kits for all is a collaborative project, many local nonprofits are collaborating in this effort to provide manpower and supplies including the Colby Museum of Art, the Kennebec Montessori School, Waterville Public Schools, and the Family Violence Project. The George J Mitchell School and Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market are also lending a hand by providing a distribution network for the kits. Community donations for this philanthropic effort are also being requested. Art Kits for All can be sponsored for as little as $10, to donate visit: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/waterville-creates/art-kits-for-all

The Art Kits for All are assembled at the Colby Museum of Art; masks and gloves are worn during kit assembly and all art materials are disinfected to remove any risk of contamination. The kits are prepared and sealed a week prior to the distribution date to further minimize any transmission risk.

 

Virtual Crafternoons

Crafternoon might not be happening in the Library, but you can still participate from home! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions on how you and your kids can make a fun craft! The project and supply list will be announced on the FB event and on Waterville Public Library’s website!

July 14th: Paper Plate Seashells

July 21st: Cardboard Castles

July 28th: Wooden Spinners *
Kit available through Library To Go July 22nd – July 28th, while supplies last

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

Take pictures of the results and share them in the comments of the video, we’d love to see what you create!