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!

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!

Art Kits for All- Distribution at Waterville Farmers’ Market

Our newest kits are Kite kits! We will be at the market from 3pm-4pm giving away these fun packages of art. #artkitsforall

Waterville Creates! has launched 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 Alfond Youth and Community Center (AYCC) and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

While Waterville Creates! developed the Art Kits for All concept, 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 AYCC 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. Kits will be distributed in conjunction with the Alfond Youth Center’s Feeding Families Initiative and at the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

 

Art Kits for All- Distribution at Alfond Youth Center

Our newest kit is a kite kit! Let’s go fly a kite.

Waterville Creates! has launched 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 Alfond Youth and Community Center (AYCC) and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

While Waterville Creates! developed the Art Kits for All concept, 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 AYCC 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. Kits will be distributed in conjunction with the Alfond Youth Center’s Feeding Families Initiative and at the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

 

 

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!

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!

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!

Facebook Live Read-A-Loud – The Wind in the Willows

 Join Mrs. Liz virtually on Facebook Live for a chapter of a story! A portion of a book will be read every weekday at 2pm, and you can join us through the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page!
This week she’ll be reading The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

Art Kits for All- Distribution at Waterville Farmers’ Market

Our newest kits are Model Magic Sculpture kits! We will be at the market from 3pm-4pm giving away these fun packages of art. #artkitsforall

Waterville Creates! has launched 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 Alfond Youth and Community Center (AYCC) and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

While Waterville Creates! developed the Art Kits for All concept, 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 AYCC 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. Kits will be distributed in conjunction with the Alfond Youth Center’s Feeding Families Initiative and at the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

 

NEW! On the Road with Waterville Creates!

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.

This week we will travel to the South Solon Meeting House, an historic building of incredible beauty located in Central Maine. Often referred to as “Maine’s Sistine Chapel”, the meeting house is a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture in a rural setting.  The structure built in 1842 has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980. The interior reveals an array of stunning frescoes painted in the “buon fresco” style by students and professional artists from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Join us on this special journey!

Tune in to our Facebook Page at 3pm Thursday and look for our Facebook watch party!

Facebook Live Read-A-Loud – The Wind in the Willows

 Join Mrs. Liz virtually on Facebook Live for a chapter of a story! A portion of a book will be read every weekday at 2pm, and you can join us through the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page!
This week she’ll be reading The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

Art Kits for All- Distribution at Alfond Youth Center

Our newest kit is a model magic sculpture kit! See you at AYCC.

Waterville Creates! has launched 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 Alfond Youth and Community Center (AYCC) and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

While Waterville Creates! developed the Art Kits for All concept, 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 AYCC 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. Kits will be distributed in conjunction with the Alfond Youth Center’s Feeding Families Initiative and at the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.