Events

Educare Central Maine’s 4th Annual Showcase

Join Educare in celebrating a year of changing lives in our community.

art happy hour: robot making for adults

Are you ever jealous of the cool robots that kids make in school? Have you ever wanted to see how a simple robot works? Join Common Street Arts to assemble and invent a unique robot to bring home. Create on your own or make one with friends! Materials will include 3d printed parts, cardboard, string, wine corks, motors, foam, duct tape and more.

$40 per person (includes one beer ticket, popcorn, and all robot materials) 21+

 

 

music from around the world

Musicians from the Snow Pond Center for the Arts will present an international musical performance.  Musicians will introduce participants to instruments from around the world. Families are invited to create individual works of art while listening to music!

 

art happy hour: paint by numbers

Enjoy a pint and immerse yourself with a relaxing paint-by-numbers exercise.  Choose one of three historic images of Waterville.

$25 per person (includes one beer ticket, popcorn, and all materials) 21+

 

 

family game cafe

Each time we play games we are transported to another world. Explore board games that bring us on journeys, offer adventure and learning, from the more contemporary game, Settlers of Catan to the more traditional, Oregon Trail.

This event is free + open to the public.

kids art yoga

Let’s bend, stretch, and move while drawing inspiration from the works of art on view in the Youth Art Month exhibition! This is our third consecutive year for this popular event which creates yoga poses based on work in the exhibition. Join us for some creative movement in the gallery!  Recommended for ages 6-10. Instructor: Stephanie Pinette.

Free but registration is required. Limit 12.

Los Lobos in Concert

Opening Act: Dominic Lavoie

“We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band’s latest album, Gates of Gold. After celebrating their 40th anniversary with the cleverly titled 2013 live album Disconnected In New York City, the hard working, constantly touring band – David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin – leaps headfirst into their fifth decade with an invitation to join them as they open fresh and exciting new Gates of Gold, their first full length studio album since 2010’s Tin Can Trust (a Grammy nominee for Best Americana Album) and second with Savoy/429 Records.

The dynamic songwriting, deeply poetic lyrics, thoughtful romantic and spiritual themes and eclectic blend of styles on the 11-track collection has resulted in an American saga in the rich literary tradition of legendary authors John Steinbeck and William Faulkner. Yet true to form, these typically humble musical wolves started in on the project without any grand vision or musical roadmap. Over 30 years after Los Lobos’ major label breakthrough How Will The Wolf Survive? – their 1984 album that ranks #30 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s – their main challenge when they get off the road and head back into the studio is, as Berlin says, “trying not to do stuff we’ve already done. To a certain extent, we are always drawing from the same multi-faceted paint box, and we sound like what we sound like. We’re proud of what we feel is an honest body of work. We just want to keep finding new ways to say things.”

Perez adds, “I find that the most interesting part of songwriting and tracking a new album is the differential between the way a song sounds to you at 2 a.m. and the way it may hit you when it’s 11 a.m. and it reaches the light of day. We may love it just as much or we may realize we can do better. It’s always a process of discovering more about ourselves and the music we love to make. It’s not always easy getting started again, but I love that moment in the process when the songs start to take on their own life and we can let the kid, so to speak, run out onto the street and start figuring things out for himself. The way songs reveal themselves to us during these periods of writing and recording is my favorite part of the Los Lobos recording experience.”

 

Dominic Lavoie is a songwriter, guitarist, and producer from Portland, Maine. Drawing from his classic pop and rock influences, he’s fronted and released music with several bands, including Dominic and The Lucid, ShaShaSha, and now releases materials with a five piece band under his own name. As of late, Lavoie has teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) on an upcoming full length.

Tickets: $42 – $53
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale to Members: September 5
On Sale to Public: September 12

arts around the world

What type of art is made in Mexico, Iran, Vietnam, and China? Explore art throughout the world and become inspired by artists from different countries. Members from the International Club at Colby College will be on hand to make and create with us!

 

Back to the Garden

The Colby College Chorale and the Colby Art Song Initiative will reflect on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock in a concert that will include solo and choral compositions related to the music festival to end all music festivals. The choirs and soloists will perform works by Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, among others, accompanied by a live rock band that will include returning artist Jayson Keeton at the keyboard.

Homeschool Hub for February!

Homeschoolers are invited to meet at the Waterville Public Library every Thursday from 1:30-2:30pm for games, crafts, speakers, and more! There is an activity in the Children’s department for attendees in 1st-6th grade, and an activity in the Bartlett Room for Teens for attendees in 6th-12th grade. The activity changes every week.

February 6th:  Valentine Bookmark Craft (1st-5th)
Recycled Book Art Bookmarks (6th-12th)

February 13th:   Good Bugs with Maid-Maine Permaculture Group  (1st-12th)

 February 20th:  Carnival Paper Plate Mask (1st-5th)
Board Games  (6th-12th)

February 27th:  Citizen Scientist with Serena Sanborn  (1st-12th)

 

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