Events

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

slice: movie making

television and film is a huge industry and there are many opportunities available beyond acting or directing. in this week of slice, students will workshop with professionals in mass media communications and film and video production to find out more about the diverse jobs in the film industry while exploring grip, lighting, camera rigs, and more!

slice (students learning innovative creative endeavors) is a pilot provides young adults with unique experiences to learn more about career paths in the creative arts. students ages 13-19 explore the behind-the-scenes operations at a historic opera house, an award-winning public library, a vibrant community art studio and education space, a nationally recognized art museum, a local music center, and an independent arthouse cinema. partnering with arts professionals throughout the city, each afternoon will be filled with interesting programming, inspiration, and pizza.

Free | Pre-Registration Required

slice: stranger no more: photos + letters to my community

the connections we have to our community builds friendships, supports businesses, and creates opportunities in our professional lives. during this interactive afternoon inspired by i am not a stranger: portraits by séan alonzo harris exhibition, which includes fifty five new studio photographs of waterville residents, teens will get to know each other through a photography exercise. afterwards, students will craft letters to community members they admire.

slice (students learning innovative creative endeavors) is a pilot provides young adults with unique experiences to learn more about career paths in the creative arts. students ages 13-19 explore the behind-the-scenes operations at a historic opera house, an award-winning public library, a vibrant community art studio and education space, a nationally recognized art museum, a local music center, and an independent arthouse cinema. partnering with arts professionals throughout the city, each afternoon will be filled with interesting programming, inspiration, and pizza.

Free | Pre-Registration Required

Artful Movements: Time to Power-Up

In this FREE one-hour session, Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. Each session will begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by movement and meditation with Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. Beginners, families, and children over the age of seven are welcome. Yoga mats are provided; however, guests are encouraged to bring their own due to a limited number. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.

 

This program is part of the Museum’s wellness initiative, Let the Art Inspire, which includes a variety of programs that connect mind, body, and art in innovative ways.

Home School Hub for October!

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. 

October 3: Games (1st-5th)  
                    Board Games (6th-12th)
October 10Painted Rock Monsters (1st-5th)
                       Fairy Garden Terrariums (6th-12th)
October 17Seed Bombs with Mid-Maine Permaculture Gardening (1st-12th)
October 24: LEGOs (1st-5th)
                          Animal Shelter Toys (6th-12th)
October 31Halloween Fun-costumes welcome! (1st-12th)

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

slice: improv basics

acting isn’t just memorizing lines and not bumping into furniture; it’s all about listening, reacting, and being able to think on your feet. building these skills helps not only with performing, but with a variety of interactions, such as job interviews, presentations, and interacting with new people. in this session, students will learn the basics of improv and the concept of yes, as well as work on cold reading and auditioning techniques.

slice (students learning innovative creative endeavors) is a pilot provides young adults with unique experiences to learn more about career paths in the creative arts. students ages 13-19 explore the behind-the-scenes operations at a historic opera house, an award-winning public library, a vibrant community art studio and education space, a nationally recognized art museum, a local music center, and an independent arthouse cinema. partnering with arts professionals throughout the city, each afternoon will be filled with interesting programming, inspiration, and pizza.

Free | Pre-Registration Required

October Crafternoons at the Waterville Public Library!

Looking for a way to brighten up your child’s day? Bring them on down to the Waterville Public Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week!

October 1: Paper Roll Apple Core
October 8: Recycled Glass Jar Luminaries
October 15: Paper Plate Spiderwebs
October 22: Cut Out Jack-O-Lanterns
October 29: Skeleton Sugar Masks

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.

FMI: Call (207) 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

Teen Game Night!

Stop by the Waterville Public Library on Mondays at 4pm for Teen Game Night!

Featuring video games, board games, and sometimes D&D, it’s always a new adventure!

The library has a collection of board games to choose from, which includes Settlers of Catan, Exploding Kittens, Munchkin, and many more! There are also games available to play on the library’s Wii U, Wii and PS3.  Attendees are welcome to bring along any age-appropriate games they’d like to share. Bring yourself, bring your friends, and discover new games!

 

If Monday is a holiday, Game Night will be rescheduled later in the week!

These events are free, and open to attendees ages 11-18.

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

Rhymetime: for Babies, Toddlers and Their Grownups!

Babies are born ready to learn! By singing, clapping, and sharing stories with their grownups, children from birth to age 3 gain valuable skills and knowledge for later learning success. Join us for a half-hour of active fun in the Children’s department on Friday,10:30-11am at the Waterville Public Library!

October 4: Letter E

October 11: Letter F

October 18: Letter G

October 25: Letter H

This program is free, and open to the public.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, 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