Events

art in the park: felted finger puppets

Finger puppets are fun to tell stories or to honor your favorite character in a book, movie or play! Come create these simple little puppets to bring home.

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

Ukuleles at the Library

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious, join the Ukulele Group on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Waterville Public Library from 5:30-7pm.

The  group is informal, participants learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.

Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don’t have your own.

The group uses “The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff, but continue to glean songs from other sources. The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim’s books to check out.

The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
Or, through the authors’ website http://www.dailyukulele.com/

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 

These events are free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

art in the park: textured clay tiles

Create an air-dried clay tile using different textures and shapes from nature and employing 3D printed stamps. Each tile can be taken home and decorated with your favorite coloring device!

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

art in the park: spray bottle art

The Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) is on view now– it is time to get creative and try a new medium! Discover the art of a spray bottle in the outdoors where you can get a wee bit messy! Spray bottle art encourages thinking about shape, form, and silhouette. Plus, it is fun for all ages.

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

Farmers Market Story-Time with the Waterville Public Library!

Farmers Market

Story-Time!

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30PM

ALL SUMMER!

(Weather permitting)

Join us at the Downtown Waterville Farmers Market, located at the Head of Falls Park, near the Two-Cent Bridge on Front Street in Waterville! Someone from the Waterville Public Library will be there every week to read stories or sing songs with the kids!

 

FMI: Call 872-5433, or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

Weird Science Wednesdays @ Waterville Public Library

Weird Science Wednesdays @ Waterville Public Library

Start time 1PM

Come explore the how, why, and “why not” of a Universe of Stories at Weird Science Wednesdays. We will be doing STEAM activities starting at 1 pm that includes guest speakers, experiments, movies, and more!

Free to all area children and their caregivers.

June 26th:  Rockets with Chris Dorman

July 3rd:   Citizen Scientist with Serena Sanborn

July 10th: (1-3PM) The Science of Me (Part 1), with Maine Discovery Museum

July 17th: (1-3PM) The Science of Me (Part 2), with Maine Discovery Museum

July 24:     STEM — Group Building Project, Motion

July 31:     Sci-Fi Movie: “Space Jam” (PG)

August 7:   Tasty Stem Activity with Pete the Cat  photo op!

August 14: Sci-Fi Movie: “Planet 51” (PG)

For more information visit www.watervillelibrary.org , or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

Ukuleles at the Library

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious, join the Ukulele Group on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Waterville Public Library from 5:30-7pm.

The  group is informal, participants learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.

Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don’t have your own.

The group uses “The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff, but continue to glean songs from other sources. The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim’s books to check out.

The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
Or, through the authors’ website http://www.dailyukulele.com/

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 

These events are free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

art in the park: paper airplanes

How do you make a paper airplane that really flies well? Come try out 5 different great airplane designs with our dedicated volunteers to show you how it is done!

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

Farmers Market Story-Time with the Waterville Public Library!

Farmers Market

Story-Time!

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30PM

ALL SUMMER!

(Weather permitting)

Join us at the Downtown Waterville Farmers Market, located at the Head of Falls Park, near the Two-Cent Bridge on Front Street in Waterville! Someone from the Waterville Public Library will be there every week to read stories or sing songs with the kids!

 

FMI: Call 872-5433, or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

Weird Science Wednesdays @ Waterville Public Library

Weird Science Wednesdays @ Waterville Public Library

Start time 1PM

Come explore the how, why, and “why not” of a Universe of Stories at Weird Science Wednesdays. We will be doing STEAM activities starting at 1 pm that includes guest speakers, experiments, movies, and more!

Free to all area children and their caregivers.

June 26th:  Rockets with Chris Dorman

July 3rd:   Citizen Scientist with Serena Sanborn

July 10th: (1-3PM) The Science of Me (Part 1), with Maine Discovery Museum

July 17th: (1-3PM) The Science of Me (Part 2), with Maine Discovery Museum

July 24:     STEM — Group Building Project, Motion

July 31:     Sci-Fi Movie: “Space Jam” (PG)

August 7:   Tasty Stem Activity with Pete the Cat  photo op!

August 14: Sci-Fi Movie: “Planet 51” (PG)

For more information visit www.watervillelibrary.org , or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org