Events

Choral Masterwork

In their final performance of the season, the orchestra, Colby Chorale, and the Colby Kennebec Chorale Society present Schubert’s monumental Mass in E-flat Major no. 6 and Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite no. 1. These performances will also feature the winner of the 2019 annual concerto competition. These concerts take place on Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th at 7:30pm — free of charge, and open to the public!

Choral Masterwork

In their final performance of the season, the orchestra, Colby Chorale, and the Colby Kennebec Chorale Society present Schubert’s monumental Mass in E-flat Major no. 6 and Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite no. 1. These performances will also feature the winner of the 2019 annual concerto competition. These concerts take place on Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th at 7:30pm — free of charge, and open to the public!

art yoga for kids

Let’s bend, stretch, and move inspired by the art on our walls made by students! This is our third year in a row for this popular event creating yoga poses based on art works. Join us for some creative movement in the gallery!  Recommended for ages 6-10 but adults are welcome to come with kids to try it out too! Instructor: Stephanie Pinette.

This is a free event but registration is required.

 

grandparent and grandchild (or great aunt or uncle )day

Create art and tell your story! Bring an old photo or object from the past and share a story with your family and friends. We will share our stories and create visual narratives using our stories. This is a free event but registration is required.

 

youth art month: family paint night

Families will create a family portrait together, using a silhouette style with multiple colors! Each work will also include words describing the stories and descriptions of each family. This program is in collaboration with the Youth Art Month exhibition.

This is a free event, but registration required.

 

reception for youth art month!

Youth Art Month showcases the positive impact and association between local art teachers and their students from kindergarten through high school. This month-long exhibition celebrates the positive effects of art education and Common Street Arts is thrilled to host this exhibition for the 5th consecutive year! Join us on this marvelous evening to meet the youth artists, art educators, and discover the amazing art created by young people in our community. Light refreshments will be served; all are welcome.

Ukuleles at the Library

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious what the international Uke phenomenon is all about, join us for our twice-monthly meet-up.
Our group is informal, we 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.

We use a common songbook, but continue to glean songs from other sources.  We use the songbook preferred by  many other Uke groups in Maine and elsewhere: “The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff.

 http://www.dailyukulele.com/

The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim’s books to check out:

http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S41?/abeloff/abeloff/1%2C2%2C5%2CB/exact&FF=abeloff+liz&1%2C2%2C
The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
Bull Moose http://www.bullmoose.com/
Or, through the authors’ website http://www.dailyukulele.com/  or various online retailers.  There’s even a Kindle version.

These online resources are useful for beginners:

additional online chord and lyric sources members of our group recommend — these are guitar-based arrangements, mostly:

Chordie http://www.chordie.com/

Ultimate Guitar Tabs  http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

Teen Movie Night

 

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW movie!

The movie changes every week!

Please visit our website, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

to discover which movie we’ll be showing!

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

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 will be an activity in the Children’s department for attendees in 1st-5th grade, and an activity in the Bartlett Room for Teens for attendees in 6th-12th grade. The activity will change every week.

Registration is required for the Tea Party, and is on a first-come first serve basis. There are 20 slots open for each of the two age groups. To register, please call (207) 680-2604. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to wait in the picture book area. Wear your best outfit and come learn perfect tea party manners!

 

Thursday, 2/7:  Show & Tell (1st-5th)

Meet Dash & Dot!   (6th-12th)

Thursday, 2/14:  Tea Party (1st-4th)

Tea Party (5th-12th)

Thursday, 2/21:  Legos (1st-5th)

Board Games (6th-12th)

Thursday, 2/28: Winter Art Activity (1st-5th)

Winter STEM Challenge (6th-12th)

 

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

February Crafternoons at Waterville Public Library!

Looking for a way to brighten up your child’s day? Bring them on down to the 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!
 
This Month:
2/5: Fuzzy Cotton Ball Yetis
2/12: Emoji Cards!
2/19: Paper Bag Beaver Puppets
2/26: Cotton Ball Parka People
 
Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.
 
FMI: Call 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org